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mmm umuutfiut fwuirmtui mar she — •- State and National News VOLJO.-NO. 261. ___WILMINGTON, N. C., FRIDAY, JUNE 20, 1947 “ ESTABLISHED 1867 Kent Control l)p To Truman Senate Pa.sses Measure Allowing 15 Per Cent Hikes If Agreed Upon WASHINGTON, June 19 — VP)— ' ‘ bJji continuing rent control L‘jjgh next February but per' landlords to raise rents 15 C‘rcent where tenants agree in re fe‘ /01- a lease was passed by ^ Senate today on a voice vote. ®Lis gent it to the White House, e [he House already had pass ' yt,[V President Truman, who . Jjjged extension of the. present “‘‘“•ois for a full year, must sign c ” sce ail controls dropped when L'present law expires June 30. Sena‘S' Sparkman (D-Ala), who amused the permissive increase told the Senate that in opiivon the bill is “better than r" law at ah-” Senator Taylor (D-Idaho) de da," e d. however, that the bill end rent control for all prac tica’ purposes.” he added: you’re setting a bomb with a time fuse on it under the tenants.” Hawkes Confident Advocates of the bill, confident a-ev had the votes for passage, l(0k little part in the brief oe . ,\e senator Hawkes (R-NJ> said ie feels sure that not every land lor( "is going to blackjack his tenants” under ‘he permissive in crease provision which he spon lond. pent increases of any amount up to 15 percent would be sanc tioned where landlord and tenant £free on a lease running through 1948. Senator Buck (R-Del), floor manager of the bill, said ‘‘that is not as bad as it would seem. : Ey negotiating a lease at a soine v.-hat higher price, he explained, tenants could sidestep for more ttan a year the possibility of a much higher rent after controls go oif next Feb. 29. Sparkman said there is no doubt in his mind that the provision can bt used to “intimidate” tenants into agreeing to a 15 percent in crease Taylor estimated that 95 tc 97 percent of the landlords would offer new leases at the full 15 percent increase. Scraps Controls The bill also scraps government controls over all construction ex cept recreational type buildings, rch as movies and bowling al leys. Taylor estimated that lifting those controls will “cheat us out o: 200,000 homes this year.” The Idaho Senator said he thought it particularly unfortunate to end rent controls in the dead of winter. He predicted that many See RENT on Page Three LIVE WIRE KILLS SHELBY OFFICIAL City Engineer Electrocuted When Storm Blows Radio Antenna Down SHELBY. June 19—(IP)—A severe wind snd electric storm here to day resulted in unestimated prop arty damage and the death of City Electrician Barney J. Fowler, about 54. Fowler, a city employe for the Past 15 years, died instantly after touching a wire carrying 2,300 volts of electricity which had been blown to the ground. Heaviest property damage came when the wind toppled the 304-foot tower of radio station WOHS about 2:35 p.m. Service at the station was immediately disrupted and the station remained off the air tonight.. Robert M. Wallace, station man ager, said broadcasting activities V'ould be resumted tomorrow morning after the erection of a temporary antenna tonight. Dam age to the tower was covered by insurance, he said. Crew members wtio went to '■est Shelby with Fowler to in vestigate the fallen wire said he bad firs; pulled a switch thinking u controlled the charged wire, iaiiceman Bill Kennedy and a Physician attempted to revive him “,J’ failed. He died about 4:40 p.m. Fowler is survived by his widow ,nd two sons, Max and Ned. both v«eran students at N. C. State to,lege at Raleigh. He was a member of the Lafayette street Methodist church. funeral plans were incomplete tonight. The Weather x FORECAST: Carolina—Considerable cloudi u occasional showers Friday and ?n' little change in tempera e; :rd;o Partly cloudy and warm S0 ‘tcred thundershowers. jie&s '* Carolina—Considerable cloudi Fridav scattered thundershowers v.ar,J;' :"ndT Friday evening, not so Priiia4, -:orth and central portions cloudv 3f!f!moon; Saturday partly thv. 'X .an 1 rather hot with scattered ^■lowers in afternoon. 'Eastern Standard Tim, > Mete, JI ? ‘ S’ Weather Bureau) ing 7 ,r. ' r,”lcal data for 24 hours end "5J P- rn. yesterday. 1.0* temperatures B9; rn• 75^ 7;30 a. m. 74; 1:30 p. m. m> 8°1 Maximum 89; Mini ’ v‘rean 80: Normal 77. 1 30 . HUMIDITY <3: 7-vn 'n‘ 7:28 a. m. 72; 1:30 p m. ,wlJ P m ’*rt Total prECIPITATON Kijr, " ' 24 hours encLi g 7:30 p. m. ' fcches °e the of the month 2:08 <tm,„ JI0ES for today B. j the Tide Tables published by °ust and Geodetic Survey). '^insv-n HIGH L0W — 10:56 a.m. 5:56 a.m. Haso>,hnr» , 11 32 p-m- S:54 P-m ro Inlet 8:50 a.m. 2:52 a.m. Sill,,.' _ , 9:17 p.m. 2:53 p.m. 'Si,.'. Sunset 7:26; Moonrise fiive- “,0nset 9-43p t » age at Fayetteville, N. C. at Thursday 9.6 feet. * "EATHRr •< r»d Ibrte LEAVING his office after presid ing for the,last time over Jersey City, N. J., Board of Commission ers meeting is Mayor Frank Hague, 71, who is retiring after a 30-year reign. Hague, in leaving public of fice for private life, turned over the reins of Mayor to his nephew, Frank H. Eggers. (International) PIEDMONT WILL SEEK CONTRACT Airline President Writes Hicks That Company Plans Service Soon Despite a meeting next Wednes day when city, ccunty, Chamber of Commerce and airlines officials will get together to thrash out rec ommendations on what aviation company should service Wilming ton, Piedmont Aviation, Inc., is going ahead with its arrange ments for the use of Bluethenthal airport facilities. That was revealed yesterday in a letter from Thomas H. Davis, president of Piedmont. The letter came to H. E. Hicks, chairman of the aviation commit tee of the Chamber of Commerce. It stated that the compahy ex pects to begin negotiations for the use of local airport facilities at an early date. Davis and other Piedmont offi cials recently made a survey of the field and its facilities. They said they would inagurate new air service into Wilmington in August. Meeting Called Addison Hewlett, chairman of See PEIDMONT on Page Three FIFTEENKILLED IN PLANE CRASH Pan American Airways Constellation Wrecks In Upper Euphrates ISTANBUL. Turkey, June 19— (U.R)—A four-engined Pan Ameri can World Airways Constellation with 36 persons aboard crashed in the upper Euphrates river valley early today, apparently while try ing to make an emergency landing. Fifteen persons were killed and 10 injured. The dead included seven Ameri can crewmen and eight passen gers, mostly Indians and Britons. Twenty-one persons including three crewmen were reported to have escaped alive, but of the 10 injured a majority were said to be in critical condition. Besides the crew there was only one American on board, a Charles Shohan of the State department. He was not reported injured. The plane crashed at 1:30 a. m. at Meyadin on the Euphrates, 260 miles Northeast of Damascus and 740 miles Southeast of Istanbul. Airport officials here said the terrain where the plane ^vent down was comparatively , smooth. It was believed, therefore, that the craft had engine trouble, tried to land and smashed into a ground ob struction. Reports from Damascus said the crash came after the No. 2 engin caught fire. It was thought possi ble that the plane was trying to get to Des-Es-Zor, 27 miles from Meyadin, where Pen American has an emergency landing field land radio equipment, and tne pilot ! tried to bring it down along the river when he saw he could not make it. _ Red Army Outnumbers IJ. S. Over Ten To One MIAMI, Fla., June 19 — (IP)—Lt. Gen* J. Lawton Collins, in calling dor a program of universal train ing and unification of the Army and Navy, declared here today “Russia is capable of putting 200 divisions in the field” compared with the “ten divisions in the whole U. S. Army.” Addressing the second day ses sion of the 21st annual National Reserve Officers association con vention, Gen. Collins said that Russian soldiers now outnumber those of tne U. S. army “20 to 1.” In addition, ne said, the Rus sians have “over 10,000 airplanes” Veto Of Labor Bill Sure. Official Says White >urce Declares President T" ^Conclusion Taft-Hartley ^v°?are “Bad Piece Of Legislation” W -oHINGTON, June 19 — (S’) — A White House official said tonight President Truman is completing a message veto ing the Taft-Hartley labor bill. This official, who declined to allow use of his name for publication, said the President has reached the conclusion that the bill as drafted “is a bad piece ol legislation.’’ Mr. Truman’s message will be sent to Congress about noon tomorrow. Republican leaders in both the House and Senate ray they have suffi cient votes to enac the bill over a veto. The White Huose official said ---—— the Presidet’s message analy ses the various sections of the legislation, and criticizes fea tures the President considers unworkable. Mr. Truman notes some pro visions he wuold like to see enacted into law, the inform ant said, but sharply criticizes others. The President was said to have decided upon a veto af ter long study and the most detailed analysis he has ever received on a piece of leg slaton. The White House informant described Mr. Truman as writ (See VETO On Page Three) Hundreds Leave Homes As Mississippi Rises RECORD RAINFALL LAKE CHARLES, La., June 19—(JP) — The heaviest six-hour rainfall ever recorded in the United States flooded low sec tions of Lake Charles today and drove a number of residents from their homes. The rainfall totaled 15 1-2 inches from 8:30 a. m. to 12:30 p. m. the U. S. Weather bureau office in New Orleans said this was a national record. The greatest previous six-hour fall recorded by the Weather bureau was 14.16 inches at Taylor, Tex., in 1921. U. S. RECAPTURES AIR SPEED TITLE Lockheed Shooting Star Wrests Honor From Brit ish After-24 Years WASHINGTON, June 19. — (£>)— The United States recaptured the world airplane speed record to day after 24 years of trying. A Lockheed shooting star averaged 623.8 miles an hour at the Muroc, Calif., course, exceeding the mark of 616 set by the British in a Glost-' er Meteor September 8, 1946. Army Air forces headquarters here announced the new record af ter the timing films of four passes across the carefully measured 1. 86-mile course today had been checked. The record will not go in to the books, however, until it has been officially certified to the Federation Aeronautique Interna tionale (FAI), the world body of sporting aviation with headquart ers in Paris. Col. Albert Boyd of the flight test division at the AAF Materiel com mand, Wright Field, flew the modi fied jet -fighter, designated the P 80R, on its record run about 50 feet above the flat, hard stretch of Rogers dry lake in the desert about 60 miles from Los Angeles. Redesigned Ship The P-80R was redesigned to add speed to its normal top of around 570 miles an hour by recessing the air intake scoops, extending the leading edge of the wing, and re ducing the size of the canopy over the cockpit. The same plane tried to take the record last fall, just about the time British were raising their own mark of 606 M.P.H. by ten miles an hour. Since then the P-80R has been further modified, and about two weeks ago a specially built turbo jet engine of the 1-40 series was in stalled. This engine, originally de signed by General Electric and See U. S. On Page Three MOB OF COMMUNISTS ATTACK PRIEST WITH STICKS 4N COLLEGE TRIESTE, June 19. —(JP)— Msgr. Antonio Santin, Roman Catholic bishop of Capodistria and Trieste, was attacked by a mob today when he went to Capodistria for religious services and was so badly mauled that he was ordered to remain in bed by his physicians. Capodistria is in Yugoslav-occupi ed territory. The 51-year-old prelate was at tacked by a crowd carrying sticks and razors. His Episcopal cross was torn from his chest and stamp ed upon. Several Capodistrian youths, in cluding some students at the local seminary, also were injured in try ing to defend the bishop. The mob followed him into the seminary when he sought refuge there. and “we cannot man 4,000 air craft today.” “Russia’s satellites in Europe” could provide another 100 divi sions in addition to the present Red army,” the War department chief of information said. “I simply cite these as ex amples of the fact that we are terribly weak today. “In all sincerity—in all logic — we must review our situation now, and take the necessary steps to meet what might happen to us. “We can’t deal in probabilities any longer. (See SOVIET On Page Three) Evacuation Of Sny Levee District Ordered By Area Official QUINCY, 111., June 19 — <JP) - Lowland residents began moving out South of here tonight as the swollen Mississippi river con tinued to rise steadily with record crests predicted for the end of the week. All persons were ordered out of 120,000-acre district protected by the Sny levee in Pike county. 111., which was water-soaked and weakened by last week’s high wa ters. This included the village of Hull, with a population of about 600. “Based on available information supplied by the U. S. Engineers and the Red Cross, I order evac uation of all persons in the Sny levee district,” Pike County Sher iff Clifford Windsor said. “Prompt action must be taken.” Residents of the community w’ho had remained in the little town during the flood last week promptly complied with his order and began moving to nearby towns located on higher ground. Some 200 workers continued their efforts to save the 56-mile section of levee. Planes Search Area The U. S. Coast Guard and an Air Rescue detachment of Scott Field, 111., had several planes pa trolling the threatened area bet ween Quincy trying to spot any See HUNDREDS On Page Three WOMAN EDUCATOR FOUND MURDERED < — Denver Opportunity School Founder, Sister Slain In Cabin Home BOULDER, Colo., June 19—(/F)— Emily Griffith, 68, founder of the Emily Griffith Opportunity school at Denver, *and her sister, Flor ence Griffith,67, were found shot to death today in their cabin at Pinecliff, 20 miles Southwest of here, Undersheriff Donald Moore reported. The bodies of the two elderly women were found by a brother in-law, Evans J. Gurtner, who lives in a nearby cabin. The bodies were on the floor of bed rooms in the home and there was no sign of a struggle. Both had been shot through the head by .38 caliber bullets, Dep uty Coroner Norman Howe report ed. No gun was found in the house. Howe estimated they had been dead since last night. The dinner table was set for three. Undersheriff Moore said he was seeking for questioning an elderly man who lived in a neighboring cabin. Miss Griffith had lived at Pine cliff most of the time since she retired from her school 15 years ago. Along The Cape Fear TURPENTINE INDUSTRY — Recent talk and newspaper stories on the turpentine industry in this section of North Carolina give rise to the possibility of a revival of the industry. But it is extremely doubtful, if Wilmington ever again will see the industry at near the level that old timers can recall. The talk does, though, bring back to the mind of many the days in the 1880’s when the tur pentine industry flourished. One of those is C. C. Chadbourn, 415 South Front street. Chadbourn remembers the time when Wilmington was the largest naval store market for turpentine in the world. Old geographies taught that in the year 1885 there was shipped from this port 344, 713 barrels of rosin, 70,012 barrles of spirits of turpentine, 65,874 bar rels of tar and 43,701 barrles of crude turpentine. The tar, pitch and turpentine were all products of the Long Leaf pine tree. But as that timber was cut, the receipts of the naval stores became less and less until finally there were no longer Long Leaf pine large enough for mar ket use. And then the receipts of its by products ceased and Wil mington passed as a world mar ket for turpentine. * * * TIMBER MILLS — Lumber and naval stores in those days were the principal exporters. That was prior to the time when the now t famous Sprunts family began ex porting cotton. Before the Sprunts regime there were five saw mills here in the business of cutting the pine. Only one of those mills now remain. The mills still in existence is the Hilton Lumber company. Originally, it was O. G. Parsley’s mill at Hilton. Subsequently it be came Parsley & Wiggins before going under its present name. Another mill was James H. Chadbourn Company, located at the foot of Harnett street. Another was the Colville and Taylor mill, later owned by the Chadbourns and operated by J. A. Fore. That plant was located on about what is now the site of the Champion Compress firm on North Front street. Adjoining it, was the sash and door factory of Altaffer and Price. Both of the two latter mills were destroyed in the fire of 1886. * * * OLDEST MILL — On the river front between Castle and Queen streets stood the Northrop Mill. At the southern end of the city was the Kidder Mill. That was the old est of them all. More than 100 years ago it was constructed by J. K. Mcllhenny. He sold it to Gilbert Potter, fath er-in-law of Edward Kidder. The firm became known as Potter and Kidder. Later it was renamed Kidder and Martin and finally carried the name at Edward Kid der and Son*. _u _,, Maritime Unions Ratify Five Per Cent Pay Hike; VFW To Act On Protest Little Trial Probe Urged Wire From Wilmington Post Prompts Demand For Action By FRNAIf VAN DER LINDEN Morning Star Washington Bureau WASHINGTON, June 19—In re sponse to a protest from its Wil mington, N. C. chapter, the Vet erans of Foreign Wars will de mand a congressional investiga tion of the secret navy court mar tial which acquitted Lt. Comdr. Edward N. Little, USN, of all charges concerning alleged com plicity in mistreatment of fellow Americans in Japanese prison camps, a national VFW official said today. VFW National Commander Louis E. Starr, who is in Port land, Oregon, on a west coast tour, has been requested by the organization’s national headquar ters to urge congressional action in the case. His reply is expected tomorrow. A member of the James A. Manly post, VFW, Army recruit ing Sergeant Creston Rowland, testified against Little in the court martial along with thirty-seven other Bataan veterans who lived through more than three years of torture as captives of the Japs. Protest W’ire The Local post, in telegrams sent to Representative J. Bayard Clark, Senator William B. Um stead and Commander Starr “vig orously protesting” the acquittal of Little, said, “If congress fails to investigate this e.pparent mis carriage of justice we should all hang our heads in shame.” The navy, in announcing Littles’ acquittal after a ninety-eight-day trial, said yesterday he had been accused of three charges: Conduct unbecoming an officer and gen tleman maltreatment of a pers i See LITTLE On Page Three GEN. EISENHOWER WILL NOT RESIGN __ » Chief Of Staff Not To Leave Duties This Year, War Department Says WASHINGTON, June 19 — (JP) — Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower said today he had been approached ta accept the presidency of Columbia university of New York, but an nounced that he has no intention of quitting as Army chief of staff this year. The 56-year-old general of the Army authorized the War depart ment to issue a statement declar ir,g: 1. He will "never” resign his post “without the full approval of the Secretary of War and the President.” 2. "In determining any future activity upon which he might em bark at the conclusion of his duties as chief of staff, he would like to utilize his energies in something connected with public service of non-political nature.” PRD Release The statement was issued by Maj. Gen. F. L. Parks, chief of the Army public relations divi sion. It said the suggestion that Eisenhower consider the universi ty presidency came from “certain members of the board of trus tees’’ of Columbia. The presidency has been vacant since Dr. Nicholas Murray Butler retired several years ago. Since then, Dr. Frank D. Fackenthal has been acting president. Dr. Butler is president emeritus. PRESIDENT TRUMAN’S SPECIAL BOARD of Inquiry is shown as it met at the Commerce Department in Washington to work out a program for its investigation and safety report in connection with the three airline crashes which have cost i46 lives since May 29. Shown are (1. to r.): H. P. Cox, member of Air Line Pilots’ Association; Brig. Gen. Milton W. Arnold, vice-president of the Air Transport As sociation; James M. Landis, chairman of Civil Aeronautics Board, and T. P. Wright of the Civil Aeronautics Administration. _ (International Soundphoto) Lowrimore Brief Favors Joint IncomeTax Return ‘ABBIE AND SLATS’ Because the Post Office was able to give faster service than first anticipated, the comic strip “Abbie and Slats” is ap pearing today on Page 14 in your favorite morning news paper. Turn to page 14 now for the first installment. Monday morning Robert Rip ley will make his initial ap pearance in the Morning Star with his famed “Believe it or Not” cartoon. Watch for it. FLUE-CURED LEAF MARKETERS MEET # Representatives From Five Producing States Open Raleigh Session RALEIGH, June 19 — (£>)—Pro duction and marketing adminis tration representatives from five flue. - cured tobacco - producing states today opened two-day ses sions at N. C. State college to study tobacco marketing pro spects for the coming season, G. Tom Scott, state production and marketing administration di rector, is presiding over the meet ings. Attending the meting, in addi tion to PMA state directors and committemen from Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Virginia, are tobac co experts from Washington, D.C. Sitting in on the meeting are L. T. Weeks of Raleigh, secretary treasurer of the flue-cured tobac co cooperative stabilization corp oration, and E. Y. Floyd of Ra leigh, public director of the cor poration and a representative of Tobacco Associates, Inc. VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., June 19 —Iff)—L. L. Gravely of Rocky Mount, N. C., was elected presi dent of the Leaf Tobacco Export See FLUE-CURED on Page Three NICARAGUA CUT OFF DIPLOMATICALLY IN WESTERN HEMISPHERE WASHINGTON, June 19. — (A>) Nicaragua was cut off from dip lomatic contact with most of the Western hemisphere today when the United States joined the other 21 American republics in refusing to recognize the new government there. The United States consulted in formally with other Western hemis phere nations before deciding to withhold recognition of the regime set up by Gen Anastasio Somoza in an overnight revolt several weeks ago, a State department official said. _ Wilmington Accountant To Testify Before House Committee Today Charles S. Lowrimore, Wilming ton certified public accountant, will testify before the committee of Ways and Means, House of Representatives, today on the sub ject of community property and division of family income. Lowrimore, will contend in a brief prepared before he left for Washington, D. C., last night that allowing the filing of separate re turns by husband and wife who are living in community property states causes inequities to arrise in taxation from those persons who are not in community property states. At present North Carolina is not included in community property laws. Also accompanying the brief is a proposal in which Lowrimore will recommend the advisability of requiring the filing of joint re See LOWRIMORE On Page Three STUDENT NURSES TO VIE FOR TOGA * _ i “Miss James Walker” Will Meet Eight Others In Finals On Tuesday “Miss North Carolina Student Nurse of 1947’’, who will be select ed from the nine most beautiful and best-all-round student nurses in North Carolina, representing the different nursing districts of the state will receive a free week at Wrightsville Beach as the guest oi the Southeastern North Caro lina Beach association. Finals in the contest are to be held in the hall of the House of Representatives, State Capitol, Raleigh, Tuesday night, July 1, at 8 o’clock and ten of the state’s best known citizens have accepted invitations to serve as judges. Local Winner Miss Mary E. Whitfield of Mt. Olive has been chosen as/ Miss James Walker Student Nurse, and she will compete with other con testants from this district in the semi-finals. The nine district winners, who will model both uniforms and street clothes, will be judged on the basis of personal appearance, aptitude for nursing and spirit of service. Governor Cherry has been ask ed to crown the ,-winner. All of North Carolina’s 39 schools of nursing are participa ting in the contest to pick “Miss N. C. Student Nurse of 1947.” The purpose of the competition is to stimulate interest in the current campaign of the Good Health as sociation and the Hospital Saving association to recruit 1,000 student r.urses needed to meet enrollment quotas for fall courses. VHI Plans Improvement To Lake Forest Holding Improvements on grounds at Lake Forest and to the 584 mason ry units located there will be made if the application of Veterans Homes. Inc., for an increase of more than $40,000 in the VHI bud get is granted by the Atlanta of fices of Federal Public housing authority. T. V. Hackney, VHI manager, declared yesterday that although approval from FPHA must be granted, no delay is expected as the federal office already has hint ed approval. The improvements will employ ft about nine additional workers for a temporary period, he said. Work on the grounds will con sist of landscaping, including the planting azaleas, dogwood, and camellieas in tne Greenfield Lake section of the VHI area, and ef forts to halt erosion and correct drainage problems. The large scale flower planting will be done in Sept., Oct., and Nov., in coopera tion with the city. For the homes, additional paint ing, plastering, and water-proof ing is scheduled and the work i» slated to be completed before Jan uary of next year. Strikers May Return Today Operators On East, Gulf Coasts Expected To Ac cept Contract Terms NEW YORK. June 19—(IP)—Key New York locals of three CIO mari time unions voted late today to ratify the 5 per cent wage hike agreement expected to end imme diately the four-day shipping tieup on the East and Gun coasts. The three unions affected by the settlement with 39 operators reached in the early morning hours today are the National Maritime union, American Communications association and Marine Engineers Beneficial association. Meanwhile, Nathan Feinsinger, Labor department trouble shooter, announced at San Francisco sign ing of an interim agreemnet which will keep West Coast shipping mov ing while negotiations between op erators and two CIO unions con tinue. The interim pact broke a four day deadlock on the Pacific coast. Unions involved in negotiations there are the ACA and the Marine Cooks and Stewards. Heavy Majority The East and Gulf coast agree ment was ratified overwhelming ly by the New York NMU local despite some opposition because the wage increase won was only one quarter of the amount origi nally asked. The MBA local voted for it 96 to 66 after a stormy session at which government conciliators were assailed as “nitwits.” Rati fication by the ACA local wae unanimous. Ferdinand Smith, NMU secre tary, said early tonight that of 15 NMU branches reporting, 14 had ratified the contract. He said Charlestori, S. C., had rejected it. Frank J. Taylor, chief negotia tor for the Atlantic anj Gulf op erators, said ratification by indi vidual shipowners had begun and indicated he considered approval “routine.” Joseph Curran, NMU president, described the settlement as a “def (See STRIKERS On Page Three) SENATORS OKAY NEW WOOL RATE White House Gets Bill Au thorizing Higher Tariffs; Fate In Doubt WASHINGTON June 19—(jP)—By a vote of 48 to 38', the Senate today approved and sent to President Truman controversal legislation permitting higher wool tariffs. Foes contended that the bill would encourage the spread of Communism by disrupting effort* to build up world economics se curity. Supporters of the bill argued th»t these fears are “utterly unfound ed.” The compromise legislation *!>• proved by the Senate was passed earlier this week by the House. It authorizes the President to hike wool tariffs or iirpose restriction* whenever shipments of foreign wool threaten to drive aown prices. Provision Added This provision was added by the House to a bill which passed the Senate originally as a simple ex tension through 1948 0f the require ment for the government to sup port domectic wool prices at th« level now being paid. Injection of tariff and world trade angles found the Senate’s two foreign policy leaders on op posite sides of the fence on the final vote in the Senate. Senator Vanaennurg (R-Mich), chairman of the Senate Foreign against the bill. Senator Connally Relations committee, voted (D-Tex), ranking Democrat mem of the committee, cast his ballot for it. Urging a Presidential veto, Sen ator Myers (D-Pa) told his col leagues that the bill would have a disastrous effect on the Inter national trade conference at Gene ve, where the United States is at tempting to work out arrangmnts for lowering world tariff barriers. And So To Bed A local man went into the bus station yesterday to pur chase his afternoon copy of the Wilmington News and as usual he took the top paper off the stack and left his nickel. He boarded the bus and a few blocks away unfolded the paper for the latest news. He was somewhat surprised to read the following headline “500 ships to be stored in Wil mington Basin.’’ Through an error he had picked up the wrapper on the bundle of papers. The paper was dated November 12, 1.945. (Due to the acute shortage of _ paper, all newspapers are wrapped in old copies for dla 1 tribution).