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—=~ umttwtnn \ tntum mw - —----— Ay' State and National News fOkJ^-:~-N0, 263________WILMINGTON, N. C., MONDAY, JUNE 23, 1947 ESTABLISHED 1867 COP Senators Sure Of Vote Leaders Claim Sufficient Strength To Override l abor Bill Veto ■WASHINGTON, June 22.—LP)— Republicans, certain they Sm[ \:.:.ct the Taft-Hartlev labor tomorrow over President Tru J!.a's veto, were reported today ® jjgve picked Senator Ball (R g„n, to head the act’s “watch jug" committee. measure provides for a 14 member Senate-House committee j revie\v the whole field of labor a.iapement relations. Senator -a(! (R-Ohio) told a reporter he •xoects J 10 be organized im * jttiateK and to study the opera ,ion 0f the new legislation as well. ' “It should be the watchdog com jttee to determine from the bill’s derations whether there are any jlul-g in the law that ought to be straightened out,” he said. ‘‘If jnv failures or obvious injustices develop, we can consider revisions t the next session of Congress ‘in January.” Vote Today The Senate has agreed to vote ,n overriding the Presidential ve-0 at 2 p. m. (Eastern Standard * Time) tomorrow. This agreement •lwS engineered by Senator Wherry jjeb), the Republican whip, yes terday aftex 28 1-2 hours of a con tinuous session. A little group of •he bill’s bitter-end opponents gave up a filibuster. The Republican chiefs claim three or lour votes more than the required two-thirds majority. And Senator Pepper (D-Fla), a sup porter of the President’s position, told newsmen he thinks there is only an "outside chance” to sus tain the veto. The House had smashed it down Friday, as soon ai it was delivered, 331 to 83. A favorable vote for the bill in the Senate automatically would put it into effect, bringing the first major revisions in the Wag rer Labor Relations act since its pat-sage early it) the Roosevelt ad ministration. Bans Closed Shop Included in the measure’s provi sions are bans or, the closed shop, jurisdictional strikes and secon dare boycotts, foremen’s bargain ing' unions and union-controlled health and welfare funds estab lished since Jan. 1, 1946. The mea jure also carries provisions gov erning ‘‘national paralysis” strikes, sails against unions, union fees, and free speech for em ployers. Ball generally has been disposed ‘o jo further in rt rerouting to curb the activiies of ymions than Taft and some other /members of the Senate Labor committee. He urg ed the Senate unsuccessfully to adopt an amendment curbing in dustry-wide bargaining, a provi sion the House approved but which was lost in the final compromise version. PARENT-TEACHER BOARD TO MEET Important Session Will Precede Institute Open ing At Greensboro GREENSBORO, June 22 — (/P) — Prior to the opening session to morrow night at 7:30 o’clock in students’ building of Woman’s col lege' iif ■ the 20th annual Parent Teacher institute, will be an all day meeting of the board of man s?ers of the North Carolina Con gress ef Parents and teachers. Thp board will consider tomor row recommendations made by the executive committe, which met tonight in Gibsonville at the home of Mrs. J. W. Burke, execu tive secretary, with Mrs. E. B Hunter. Charlotte state president, ip. charge. Included in the agenda are reports from officers, chair men and directors: filling of chairmanship vacancies and the election of a nomination commit ‘ee: discussion and possible action op suggestions for special projects to implement the congress pro gram; revision of standard rules; and selections of convention date and site for next year. These topics are to be voted upon to morrow by the board managers, which includes the exectuvie com mittee. district directors, and committee chairman. Philips To Preside Tomorrow night's opening session will be presided over by C W. Phillips, of Woman’s col kge. director of the institute, to which over 350 delegates from all Parts of the state are expeced. Gre’ings will be extended by See BOARD on Page Two he Weather FORECAST Souih Carolina-—Mostly cloudy and !iy- with occasional drizzle west and '' 'i Monday morning followed by part cl r .dy tnd not so cool Monday after • °°i. Tuesday partly cloudy and slight- , ly ■ rn^r. North CarolinaPartly cloudy b -d -lightly warmer Monday and Tues day. •'•’ Woi'ological data for the 24 hours endi;-.et 7.3Q p m ^ yesterday. Temperatures .j‘30 a m., 64; 7 30 a.m., 64; 1:30 p m., p.m., 70. , ■a im 76; Minimum 59; Mean 67; normal 66 Humidity •>•!» . 77; 7:30 a.m., 74; 1:30 p.m., ’ ' :30 P-m., 56. Precipitation otai for 24 hours ending 7:30 p.m., u°'j inches. , °’a! since the first of the month, 40 inches. Tides For Today 'l0TYl Tide Tables published by Coast and Geodetic Survey), uv High Low ‘;r!|ngton _ 1:17a 8:32a \ta l:44p 8:48p "*°l:boro Inlet _ll-47a 5:30;. S, 5:42p 5:01; Sunset 7:27. Moonrise V,’* Moonset 11:48p. «OK* WEATHEB «N PAGE TWO Road Gangs Fj^/ue Snowbov <^<Vists -- ^ - Former Army Ski ri Aid In Leading Sixty People To Safety; Blizzard Traps Scores Killing Three YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL Park, Wyo., June 22—(TP)—More than 60 tourists, survivors of a raging summer blizzard which trapped them more than 24 hours atop a mountain pass and killed three persons, were led to safety today by road gangs and a volun teer patrol of former army ski troopers. Clad mainly in light summer clothing, they hudled together in stalled autos and in a tiny trailer while the swirling snow, carried by winds up to 75 miles an hour, buried them in drifts. Entombed in a truck on the 11,000 foot pass Northeast of Yellowstone Park were the bodies of Vernon Kaiser, about 55, Idaho Falls, Idaho; Richard Huddles Akron, Ohio, and John P. Baker, about 40, Grayling, Mont. Bodies of the three park road camp employes were found late yesterday in a truck covered by 15 feet of snow during a 24-hour blizzard of 60-mile-an-hour wind and snow which partly blocked 40 miles of mountain highway be tween Cooke and Red Lodge, Mont, near the Northeast corner of the park. They died afler their truck stall ed while seeking help for stranded tourists Friday night. Rescuers discovered the buried truck by accident while walking over its snow covered top. Three or four unidentified tourists were treated in park hos pitals—one man for frostbite, an other for a heart attach and a woman for hysteria. None required hospital admittance. About 43 persons were taken from snowbound cars. Park superintendent Edmund Rogers said he believed all strand ed tourists had been accounted for but there was possibilities that some might have left their cars and become lost during the storm which brought near freezing tem peratures on the first day of sum mer. Soap Box Derby Cars Must All Be “Boy Built” FORTY INJURED NEW YORK, June 22—(A5) —Forty persons were injured 10 seriously, when a Fifth Ave nue Coach company bus, en route from Queens to Manhat tan, blew out a tire tonight on the Queensborough bridge span ning the East river and crashed into a bridge stanchion, police reported. The bus, carrying 71 seated passengers and eight standing, did not overturn but the front right side was badly crushed. OLD MAN WEATHER FORGETSSUMMER Temperatures Tumble In Sunny South On First Official ‘Warm’ Day By The Associated Press The first day of summer found the Southeast shivering from the coldest June 22 on record as heavy rains kept Spnday motorists in doors from the Carolinas to Mis sissippi. The Weather bureau blamed it all on a strong high pressure area in the Northeast that sent a cold wave down the Atlantic coast, fan ning r md as far as Tennessee anj central Alabama. By mid-afternoon Atlanta had two inches of rain and a temper ature reading of 56.9 that shatter ed a June 22 mark of 51 degrees in 1893. Southern F 1 o r ida, Mississippi and Louisiana escaped the blast of cold air with several points recording 90 degrees or better, and the Weather bureau predicted the three states would continue fair and warm. But the outlook for the Caro linas, Georgia, Alabama and East ern Tennessee v/as as gloomy as yesterday s skies. Slow recovery from the cold wave was predicted with not much change in temeper ature or precipitation until Tues day. There were 2.7 inches of rain in Jacksonville and, within a six hour period, 3.8 inches fell in Memphis and 3.6 inches in Tus caloosa. SOVIET AUTHORITIES EXHUME 6,000 BODIES OF WOMEN PRISONERS BERLIN, June 22.—(/P)—Author ities in Russian-occupied Mecklen burg today reporter the exhuma tion of the “first of many” mass graves containing the bodies of 6,000 women said to have £>een clubbed to deaui by SS guards in the last weeks of the war. A dispatch of the Soviet-licensed German news agency said the vic tims were mostly women imported as slave labor from Poland, France, Norway and Holland and that they formerly were held in a concentration camp at Biendorf, near Magdeburg. As the allied armies approached they were loaded into freight cars for transport, then, the account continued, their SS guards slew them with clubs and buried them along the route. Committee InChargeTo Rigidly Enforce National Rules Here Rules covering construction and design of cars entered in the Wil mington All - American Soap Box Derby will be enforced rigidly to make certain that all are actually “boy-built.” The cars must conform to the official rules, and to the spirit of fair competition and sportsman ship, the official inspectors have told headquarters of the Derby here, co-sponsored by the Wil mington Star-News and Raney Chevrolet company. The Derby will be run here on Wednesday, July 30 over a course to be chosen this week. All the work required to build a Soap Box Derby racer, with minor exceptions, must be performed by the entrant. This includes the making and shaping of the sepa rate parts of the chassis and body, and joining the parts to form the completed car. Under Derby rules, entrants may accept help from other boys under 16 years of age for such work as putting the completed parts of the car together, aligning wheels and axles and assembling and adjusting braking and steer ing systems. These are the jobs which are difficult for one boy to do alone. Helpers, however, are not permitted to build parts of the car, or the car itself. Adult Ruling , Persons over 16 years old can not assist in the construction of the car, but must limit their ac tivity to advice concerning the de sign, layout or construction of the car. This section of the rules ap See SOAP BOX on Page Two FOUR MEN DROWN !N BOAT UPSETS Two Survivors Says Wind storm Capsized Small Vessels On Lake ST. MARYS, O., June 22 — UP)— Two men rescued from Lake St. Marys reported today that four companions drowned yesterday when their boat upset during a windstorm. The men listed as drowned were:Harry E. Lee, 53, of Lima. O. George Gawson, 60. of Head River, Oregon. Joseph Gawson of Wheaton college, Wheaton. Oregon. Paul Gawson, 45, of Vet erans’ hospital. Indianapolis. The story of the _ tragedy was related by two brothers, Harry D. Lee, 32, and Roger, 34, after they were rescued from the lake last night. They said they had hung on to an overturned boat since 10 a.m. Saturday. They were sons of one of the drowning victims, Harry E. Lee. The survivors said two boats had put out from Anderson’s land ing on the north shore to an oil derrick in mid lake Saturday morning. A windstorm came up and they started back to shore. The boat occupied by the Gawsons capsized and the Lees went to the rescue in their boat. The Lee’s boat also capsized during the rescue attempt and only the two brothers were able to hold on to the overturned ves sel. _ Bulging Biceps Value Proved ‘Can-Opener’ DALLAS, June 22 —(/P)— Edward J. Simons of Dallas, newly crown ed “Junior Mr. America,” proved the value of bulging biceps today bv opening a stubborn jar of olives in one minute, ten seconds fiat. It was Simons all the way—the olives never had a chance. The .blonde, handsome, 25-year-old war veteran won the title early this morning at the conclusion of the National A. A. T.T. weightlifting championships and the remorse less way in which he tackled the jar drew gasps of admiration from spectators. Muscles rippled and played over his great 47-inch chest and his powerful arms looked like a con vention of miniature mountains. The jar cap gave just as it ap peared that the bottle itself would be wisted into a new design. 4 “I’ve got it,” Simons cried triumphantly. “You can se he’s handy around the house,” his 22-year-old wife echoed. Simons really owes his title to his wife. “I got these muscles,” he con (See HUMAN On Face Two) California Coastal City Suffers $10,000,000Damage By Oil Blast; Flash Flood Takes Eleven Lives Creek Waters Swamp Town Many Residents Of Cam bridge, Neb., Caught In Beds; Bodies Found CAMBRIDGE, .Neb., June 22 — (JP) — A 24-hour seige of rain, wind and flood claimed at least 13 lives in Nebraska today — 11 of the vic tims drowning in a flash flood here. A wall of water from Medicine Creek swept over this South-cen tral Nabraska town without warn ing about sun-up, catching many residents in their beds. Insurance man J. M. 'Hollings worth said tonight six bodies nad been recovered and that five more persons were known dead, inciud ing two unidentified infants living in a cabin camp housing project for veterans. The number of missing dropped to four as rescue and relef opera tions continued. Hollingsworth said is was feared the death toll eventually would reach 15. Waters Recedes Water receded rapidly during the day, leaving what the insur ance man described as a “devas tated scene.” He estimated the damage at $500,000. Huge slabs of pavement were tossed about and mud covered everything, he said. Boats and trucks were used to rescue 196 marooned persons, some of whom had taken refuges in trees and on housetops. The city water system failed and water was hauled in from nearby towns. Two motorists drowned 60 miles Northeast of Cambridge when their car plunged into a creek after hitting a highway washout. Tornadoes near Loomis and Got henburg, Neb., injured at least nine. Heavy rains moving Eastward were general throughout Nebras ka. Soil already saturated by prev ious rains was unable to absorb the downpour and flood conditions were general. Omaha received three- and a third inches of rain during the afternoon. With a few exceptions, rail travel was virtually paralyzed in Eastern Nebraska and telephone service was disrupted in the flood hit areas. Several highways and bridges were washed out. (See CREEK ON Page Two) VIOLENCE TAKES LIVES OF SEVEN Drownings Account For Three Of Death Toll In North Carolina BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS At least seven persons died vio lent deaths in North Carolina dur ing the weekend. In two similar cases H. Clyde Manning, 40, of Tabor City died while swimming in the Lumber river near Williamson Crossroad Friday and James Roberson 13, died while swimming Saturday in a pond near Scotland Neck. In both cases, death was attributed to a heart attack. Henry C. Taylor, 27, and his wife Florence, 28, of Roanoke Rapids, were killed Saturday at Roanoke Rapids when their car was hit by a Seaboard train. Mrs. Taylor’s mother was killed at the same crossing a year a.go. Lee Miller, 24, or near Rich lands, was drowned Saturday when he fell out of a boat while fishing in the Neuse river near Fort Barnwell. Frank Robertson, 44, of Burling ton, was beaten and shot to death in Burlington late Friday night. Robert Ragan, 22, of Boone, was killed in a fight at Boone Satur day night. _1 A COUPLE OF TUGS PUSH THE HUGE bat tleship U.S.S. Washington towards the dock at the naval depot at Bayonne, N. J. The big ship will be inactivated, but held ready should there be use for her in the future. At top are the batttle cruis ers U.S.S. Guam and U.S.S. Alaska, also taken off active duty.—(International). Truman Creates Committees To Study Foreign Aid Impact PROFESSOR VISIONS TRAVEL TO PLANETS IN PRESENT ERA NEW' HAVEN, Conn., June 22 — (U.R) — Travel between the planets may be possible “during our lifetime” thtrouglr use of a rocket which has atomic power as its source of energy. Dr. Lyman Spitzer, Jr., associater professor at Vale University predicted tonight. Spitzer, who teaches astrophysics, said on a broadcast spon sored by the university that the first interplanetary trip would almost certainly be to the moon and because the moon is closest to the earth. He said, however, that man would probably set foot on Mars before he lands on the moon because “we know that the moon is a dead and airless world and not much would be gained by landing there.” He forecast that instead of landing, “the space ship” would circle the moon once and return to earth. STORK WINS CONTEST OF SPEED WITH NAVY PLANE NEAR NORFOLK CHINCOTEAGUE ISLAND Va, June 23—(TP) — The stork and a small Navy transport plane raced against time in the early hours today — but the stork won. Mrs. James Francis Sum mers, 22, wife of a chief petty officer based at the Chinco eague Naval Auxiliary Air Station, gave birth to an eight pound three ounce girl 15 minutes after the plane left here on its way to Norfolk and a hospital. Thirty minutes later the plane landed at Nor folk with its passengers—the mother, and father, a Navy doctor and nurse and one small baby. The Summers, whose home is in Alquippa, Penn., have named their air-born child Judy Marie. The child was Mrs. Summer’s second; the plane trip her first. EARTHQUAKE HITS WEST COAST CITY Windows Rattle, Dishes Slide In Hundreds Of San Francisco Homes SAN FRANCISCO, June 22 —(U.R) —An earthquake rocked San Francisco and the bay area today at 3:31 p.m. PST, rattling windows and dishes in residential areas and swaying downtown buildings so much that some occupants of upper floors hurried downstairs. The police department had re ceived no reports of damage by 4 p.m., and only a few calls from residents. A quick survey showed the temblor was felt throughout (See EARTHQUAKE On Page Two) Along The Cape Fear OLD MAN RIVER — One eve ning early in the fall of 1929 there stepped before dimmed foot and spot lights in a great theater in New York City a basso from whose throat rolled the notes of what has become known as an American classic. Today from one end of the coun try to the other often is sung that song. It is “Old Man River”. That song easily might apply to the Cape Fear River. But the history of the Cape Riv er is much more than the history of a famous song. It is the history of a combination of many facts, incidents organizations. And of those organizations one that applies with great importance is the United States Engineer office. * * * U. S. ENGINEER OFFICII — The United States Engineer office is one of the oldest federal agen cies in Wilmington. The part that agency has taken in bringing out the potential possibilities of east ern North Carolina is unsurpassed by any other similiar agency. The original Wilmington office of federal government enginers opened in 1885 on a modest site on Second street. Later it was moved to the second floor of the post office. It remained there until 1916 when it moved to its present quarters in the new customhouse. Expand ing from an original force of about five employes, it now is composed of between 25 and 30 engineers, draftsmen, accountants and administrative employes. In addition, there is approximately 250 field employes. It is one of the most advanced engineering of fices in North Carolina. Equipped with the latest techni cal instruments, the local office is the last breath in wha engi neering calls efficiency. * * * CAPE FEAR RIVER — The Cape Fear river is the largest stream in the state. That means length, volume and navigation. It flows 320 miles. It was away back in 1821 that someone—history is dim on that subject — conceived the idea that the stream should be made more navigable. Wheher that idea came from the govern ment of North Carolina or the fed eral government has never been determined. But mor# of that lat er. , . . V..- ... • • ' TAXI OPERATORS GATHER FOR MEET Some 200 Register At Ocean Terrace; Ballen tine Speaks Tonight Special To The Star WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, June 22 — Some 200 members of the North Carolina Taxicab Associa tion last night had registered at the Ocean Terrace Hotel here in preparation for the annual state convention which opens official ly at 10:30 a. m. tomorrow with an address of welcome by Mayor E. L. White of Wilmington. The convention, termed the largest ever held by the cabmen in the state, by Marshall C. Kur fees, Winston-Salem, executive secretary, was unofficially open ed tonight with a display of taxi equipment. On display were cab lights, motor parts, two-way radios and the cabometer, a form of taxi meter. Movies of previous cabmen con ventions were shown as part of the display. Ballentine To S^tak This morning an explanation of obtaining city operating franchise and discussion of policvy matters will be held at 11 a. m. At 7:30 p. m. today Lt. Governor L. Y. Ballentine will address a convention banquet in the Ocean Terrace. His speech will be fol lowed by a movie made by the Yellow Cab Company of California. Prior to the banquet officers for the year will be elected. The convention will end Tues day, evening with a banquet at the Club Cabana. The movie, “Meet North Carolina,” will be shown at this time. AMERICANS RIDICULE IDEA OF ALLIANCE OF POWER WITH TURKEY ISTANBUL, Turkey, June 22— (IP!—The Turkish press said today it was possible a Turkish-Ameri can military alliance might be es tablished, but high American sources here expressed surprise at the reports and one denied them as “utterly absurd.” The newspaper Vatan said such an alliance would eliminate criti cism that United States financial aid to Turkey would lead to Amer ican domination. President Says Matter Of Grave Concern To Every American WASHINGTON, June 22—(A5)— President Truman today created three committees to study the im pact on this country 0f its fireign aid program—“a matter of grave concern to every American.” While the recovery of produc tion abroad is essential to both democracy and peace, Mr. Tru man’s announcement said, “the extent to which we should continue aiding such recovery is less easy to ascertain, and merits most care ful study.” The major committee consists of 19 leaders in economics, fi nance, labor, agrucullure and edu cation, and will be headed by Secretary of Commerce Harriman. One of the other two studies_ con ducted within the government, will be made by specialists directed by Secretary of the Interior Krug, and the other by the Presidents’ council of economic advisers, headed by Dr. Edwin G. Nourse. To Report Limits The committee of 19, described by the President as ,,non-partisan” is instructed to report the limits within which the United States may “safely and wisely plgn” to offer aid abroad. The Krug committee will study the impact cf foreign shipments on this country’s natural resources. The Nourse committee will deal with the impact on the national economy. The three committees are assign ed to cover a large part of the See TRUMAN On Page Two COALlSSOCiAT N FEARS “SEIZl E” Operators Say Strike May Bring Government Op eration Once More WASHINGTON, June 22 —(A5)— The National Coal association ex pressed concern today lest a new walkout in the soft coal mines next month lead to their seizure again by the government. The association, representing the operators, said in a statement that “subsequent events” after the government turns the seized mines back to the privatte owners June 30 “might prtcipitate propos als for new legislation to give the government new authority to seize and operate industries, or seg ments thereof.” With the expiration of the war labor disputes act Jan. 1, when President Truman proclaimed the end of hostilities, the government no longer has power to seize strike-bound plants. But an act of Congress could provide fresh au thority. The association made public an analysis of government seizure proceedings by John D. Battle, its executive secretary, holding that the procedure is “the rosd to state-ism” and “can lead only to nationalization” of the coal and other industries. Four Killed, 200 Houses Burned By India Rioters CALCUTTA, India, June 22 — <JP) —Rioting between Hindus and Moslems flared in Calcutta today and four persons were killed and nine injured in violence that swept ove. the East, North and central sections of the great Bengal city. In Lahore, capital of restive Punjab province, mobs set huge fires that destroyed 200 houses fill ed with valuable merchandise. One man wes stabbed to death. Police fired at one mob- which tried to attack a Sikh temple. Troops in Calcutta opened fire on gangs looting shops and throw ing brickbats. Police and military reinforcements were rushed into affected areas in six police dis tricts. Authorities arrested 76 persons. 34 as the result ol a Hindu-Mos ler . clash in the tension-gripped East central section of the city. P. C. Ghosh, member of the Congress working committee, was eleceted leader of tthe West Bengal Congress assembly today. The election followed Friday’s decision by the Bengal assembly to partition the province along [Hindu and Moslem lines. Tanker Blows Up At Dock Four Men Killed, 12 Miss ing, 30 Injured In Wil mington Explosion WILMINGTON, Calif., June 22— W—The tanker Marway, which had just taken aboard 2,340,000 gallons of fuel, blew up st a load ing dock today, rocking the har bor with a triple explosion and spreading fire to several shore In stallations. Four men were known dead, 12 were missing and 30 were injured, 12 sufficiently to be hospitalized.. Property damage was estimated at more than $10,000,000. Most of the ship’s company was ashore at the time of the early morning explosion. The fire was controlled six hours later. Cause of the explosion was undertermined but crew members charged the operating company with negligence. A company rep resentative declared on the con trary that “all ordinary safety precautions gnd many more” were observed. No Comment William Anderson, division super intendent for the Keystone Ship ping co., operators of tthe Markay, said he would have no comment until after a thorough investiga tion. “First of all we are in terested in finding the survivors and taking care of the dead and notifying the next of kin,” he added. A pall of teror and thick smoke hung over the harbor today, rem iniscent of tthe Texas City disaster as shaken survivors recounted their experiences in the early morning explosion of the tanker. Survivors, most of them without clothing or clad only in the burned or shattered fragments of garments with which they escaped the ship, told National Maritime union of ficials that they found themselves leaping 10-foot stretches of water to reach the dock, and vaulting eight-font wire fences in a des perate effort to gain freedom from the spreading spray of fire. Many Heroes Hoddie Herrick, member of the NMU auxiliary who checked hos pitals in compiling the survivor list gathered many stories of heroism. Men on tthe far side of the ship leaped into the channel, saved one another in the water, while others helped their fellow ship See TANKER on Page Two RAILROADS HAVE BEATENSHORTAGE Carriers Will Bo Receiving 170,000 Boxcars Month ly By September ATLANTIC CITY, N. J., June 22 —(/P)— The nation’s boxcar shortage, characterized less than a year ago as the “worst in 20 years,” is near a solution, Wil liam T. Faricy, president of the Association of American Rail reads. said today. Faricy, here in connection with conventions of the AAR mechani cal and purchases and stores di visions and of the Railway Supply Manufacturers association, said railroads currently were meeting “practically 100 percent of ship per’ demands lor boxcars.” 10,000 Per Month In addition, he said, he antici pated that the program to supply 10.000 new freight cars a month would be achieved in September. Heretofore, the railroads have ben retiring over-age freight carrying equipment faster than they have ben able to obtain de liveries of new cars. Hailing achievements of the rail roads this year, the AAR head said that so far in 1947 they h3d carried more carloads of freight than in any similar period even during the war. And they are moving more tons of freight more miles than ever before in any peacetime period, he added. May Seek Hike Asked at a news conference how soon the railroads may apply for a further freight rate increase, Faricv said he “wouldn’t be sur prised” to see such requests filed v;ith the Interstate Commerce commission by the regional car riers groups “before a great while.’ “I don’t se how an industry whose ton-mile charge is only 15 percent above 1939 will be able to make money when its costs for labor and materials have increas ed by several times that rate,” he said. And So To Bed The bootblacks were arguing over who could put the best shine on a pair of shoes. “Get outa my way boy, let a pro put a shine on those slip pers,” one said. “Yeh, I put a shine on yes terday. Put a shine on a ma rine. Shined his shoes so he was scared to put his foot down on the ground,” the second shine boy replied. He won the argument.