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ASSOCIATED PRESS Wilmington and vicinity: Partly cloudy and the with little change in temperature today i • UNITED PRESS and Friday. with Complete Coverage of _State and National News VOL-80-—NO. 266 ___WILMINGTON, N. C., THURSDAY, JUNE 26, 1947 « ' ~__ESTABLISHED 1867 Hartley Hits Union Tactics Co-Author Of New Labor Curbing Bill Terms Lewis “Mutinous” Citizen Washington, June 26— <(/P)> — Rep. „ > R-NJ) today called John , ‘lev.hs a rebellious and muti citizen” and declared that fh°e'ne\v labor law will be strength en to deal with him and a coal 'nice, if necessary. Harden is chairman of the Labor Committee and co H hor of the new Taft - Hartley fabor act designed to curb strikes *nd 'other union activities. „jror my own part,” he said in statement, ‘T look upon John L. uV as a rebellious and muti L‘V‘citizen, a man who has re Led one and time again to ac cept the authority of government except on his own terms.” H,r *iey loosed his blast as more lhan Vl7-000 of Lewis’ United Mine rkers staved away from work, * of them with bitter protests "Hinst the new labor law. Most Jigns pointed to a full scale strike next month. Hopes nicner X series of talks among contract negotiators for Northern and Wes tern coal mine operators kept alive flickering hope that an economy damaging "soft coal strike may be everted. Hartley said that because of the ettitude ’ he ascribed to Lewis, "Other leaders of organized labor ire showing signs of that same re bellious activity.” He added: The reacting of organized labor M lire enactment of the new labor law indicates a most unhealthy lituation ir. our economy.” Hartley rejected the idea of con firming the government wartime power to seize struck piants and industries as a means of coping with Lewis. Rep. Howard Smith (D-VA) has proposed this. That step, Hartley said, would be another in a long series of sur renders to Lewis. If the new Taft-Hartley law isn’t enwgh. he said, he will introduce provisions of the labor bill as ori ginally passed by the House which would outlaw a “monopolistic itrike.” They were knocked out of the bill is working out a com promise with the Senate. Aimed at Lewis They were in large part aimed it Lewis and his mine workers union. ■There seems no doubt,” Hart ley said. “That organized labor key-noted by the United Mine Workers intend to resist with all their vast economic power over the individual, all of the orderly proce-'es of government. CITY, COUNTY GET $55,952 IN CASH Wilmington Housing Au thority Pays Governments Amounts In Place of Tax Wilmington’s municipal govern ment today is richer by $24,072, >nd New Hanover county has $31, 880 more in its coffers. The amounts came from the Wilmington Housing Authority *nd represents payments in place of taxes from housing project* carried on in this community. In addition to the payments in place of the taxes were added contri butions from projects which re ceived financial aid. Harry Solomon, chairman of the housing authority yesterday, added * pleasant note to the turmoil of the joint city-council authorities meeting on aviation matters, by presenting the checks. On Present Bate The payments were made on a basis of the present tax rates in huh the city and county. Of the $55,952 total divided be tween the county and city, $6,688 came from voluntary contributions from projects which received fi tancial aid. Much of the voluntary contribu tions came from Nesbitt courts -nd taylor homes due to surplus revenues at those projets, Solo mon explained. The housing authority head said k.at the taxes were made because bis agency feels that the city and county where the projects are lo cated are justified in receiving cuch payments. The sites are leas ed from the city and county. The Weather FORECAST: South Carolina—Partly cloudy with ittle change in temperature Thursday ind Friday, scattered showers north Thursday afternoon through Fri l*y. ^orth Carolina—Partly cloudy with I-' change in temperature Thursday Friday, scattered thundershowers Vp ‘ Thursday afternoon through Fri lay 'Eastern Standard Time) (By U. S. Weather Bureau) Meteorological data for the 24 hours *ndirg 7:30 p. m. yesterday. TEMPERATURES ^0 a. m. 67; 7:30 a. m. 72; 1:30 p. m. ;:30 p. m. 76; Maximum 81; Mini hurn 56; Mean 73; Normal 78. HUMDITY 1 3c a m. 72; 7:30 a. m. 70; 1:30 p.m. “"J 7:30 p. m 78. RECIPITATION Total for 24 hours ending 7:30 p. m. inches. T°1< since the first of the month ‘*5 inches. TIDES FOR TODAY ■from the Tide Tables Published by '■ s Coast and Geodetic Survey'. HIGH LOW 'Umington _ 3:58 a.m. 11:11 a.m. 4:38 p m. 11:43 p.m. sonboro Inlet 1:55 a m. S:j6 a.m. 2:42 p.m. 8:50 p.ms Sunrise 5:02; Sunset 7:27; Moonrise i“P. Mocnset 12:4fta. K*ver stage at Fayetteville, N. S. St *• m. Wednesday Missing feet. *•» WIATHU On Peg* Tm Council T o Continue Deb*?J-*^f5S Airline City Fathers ^8tl05ci Again Today With Attorney Campbell For More Discussion On Proposed Protest of Certificate Members of city council will meet today, in a continuation of yesterday’s session, to further study a muddled airline question which has the whole town guess ing as what to expect next. Today’s meeting, according to council members, will be held to study a report by Ciy Attorney William B. Campbell on an offi cial Chamber of Commerce docu ment endorsing the action of State Airlines asking for a rehearing in the ruling of CAB granting Pied mont Aviation a line into Wil minton. Campbell’s report will seek to modify the original statement, it wes said. An attempt was made yesterday but when an agreement could not be reached it was de ferred. Yesterday city and county offi cials just could not agree as what best to do about the situation. So after a long discussion, pro and con, at' which the coun'y com missioners were guests of the city council, it was voted 5 to 3 not to take any action on endorsing any airline lor this community. Council Acts But that action did not satisfy the city fathers. As soon as the commissioners had walked out of the meeting at the city hail, the council promptly voted to take matters into their own hands. So a meeting was called for this morning by Mayor E. L. White at which City Attorney Campbell will present a recommendation gathered from information pre served by Chamber of Commerce, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Ameri can Legion and airline officials. Commissioners at yesterday’s meeting were opposed to recom mending any airline for Wilming ton. For instance, said Commission er G. W. Trask “I am opposed to taking any action. ’ Added Com missioner James H. Hall, “This SEE COUNCIL ON PAGE TWO Everyone WasUp In Air At Meeting On Airlines. SAFER BISCUITS WASHINGTON, June 25—(IP)— Abill requiring color in some poisons, to lessen the chance oi housewives putting bug instead of baking powder in the biscuits, became law today. President Truman signed the measure which tightens up a 1910 insecticide control law. It brings rat and weed poisons under the act for the first time. In addition, it requires: Th coloring of any dangerous poisons that might be mistaken for flour, sugar, salt and the like. Registration of poisons be fore they go on the market. FLARES REPORTED AT WRIGHTSVILLE Oak Island Coast Guard Seeking Origin 01 Dis tress Signals _ Attaches at the Oak Island Coast Guard station late last night reported they had dispatched a crash boat in search of a craft, believed t° be in trouble off the coast near Topsail inlet. Several residents of Wrights ville beach reported they had seen flares and spotlights about five or six miles north of Wrightsville about 11 o’clock last night. The flares and lights were said to be about three miles off shore. Coast Guard attaches said they did not know whether it was a boat or airplane in trouble off the coast. They received the call shortly after -0:30 p.m. One resident cf the northern ex tension said he saw a parachute flare slowly descending into the ocean at 10:28 p.m. but was un able to tell if the flare came from a plane or a boat. Chief of police W. R. Wiggs, Jr., of Wrightsville Beach said several persons told him of seeing the flare and spotlights off the north ern extension of the beach. All described the location as about three miles at sea off Topsail in let. The fishing boat Jim-Jam, op erated by Billy Decover was pull ed in by another boat operated by Joe Stone early in the night, when the Jim-Jam developed g : oline trouble while a short dis tance off Wrightsville, Wiggs said. DES MOINES, IOWA AWAITING FLOODS Hundred Seventy Thousand People Apprhensive As Two Rivers Rise DES MOINES, June 25—(-T*)— This city of 170,000 reluctantly faced tonight the prospect of being partly flooded by two rivers at the same time. The Weather bureau said the combined flood crests of the Des Moines and Raccoon rivers near their junction just outside the business district would be 21 to 21.5 feet tomorrow morning. The stage there at 1:30 p.m. today See DES MOINES on Page Two -■ ■ - Councilmen, Commission ers, Visitors Have Hec tic Hours At City Hall BY JOHN RALSTON Star Staff Writer It was a hectic morning yester day betwen 10 a.m., and nearly 1:30 p.m., in the council chambers in the city hall. Two airline officials pleaded strongly in favor of their firms being allowed to run planes into Wilmington. There were Chamber ct Commerce officials to explain what they thought about the mat ter. There was a Veterans of For eign Wars member and one from the American Legion. And on top of ill that council members and county commissioners had their say. Their say concerned the ques tion of w'ho should be permitted to operate planes into Wilmington. The crux of the whole matter was should the Civil Aeronautics Board be asked to rescind a per mit granted Piedmont Aviation, Inc., to operate here in favor of States Airlines. Thomas Davis. president of Piedmont, asserted that his com pany had been in operation for about 14 years with headquarters at Winston-Salem. The firm had operated over six million miles of travel without a serious accident. Two Routes He said there are about 65 or 70 employees in his company at present. He promised operation into Wilmington "the latter part of the summer.” Approximately 15 pilots would live in Wilmington. The main base would remain at Winston-Salem. There would be two routes, one from here to Cin cinnati. The other would be to Ro anoke. DC3s would be used as equip ment by his company, he said. The CAB had ruled in granting his concern the permit into Wil SEE EVERYONE ON PAGE TWO SHIP EXPLOSION KILLS FIVE MEN Blast At Mobile Losses Car bon Dioxide Gas In Vessel’s Hold -* MOBILE, Ala., June 25 — (£>) — Five shipyard workers were kill ed today and nine were overcome by gas fumes when a sharp ex plosion aboard the former Navy attack transport Waukesha dis charged carbon dioxide gas into a hold of the vessel. The five, all Negroes were pro nounced dead when they were dis covered huddled in a corner of the hold some two hours after the blast, at the Waterman Steamship corp. repair yards. They were, identified as Tommy Phillips, 42, Sam Manuel, Sam Fox, Dupree Bryant, and Emer Ruffin, all of Mobile. Nine other workers, eight Ne groes and one white man, were unconscious when rescue -orkers wearing gas masks brought them out of the gas-filled chamber. Assistant Fire Chief Dan Sir mon of the Mobile Fire depart ment said the gas was loosed from the fire extinguisher lines by the explosion which was not immed iately explained. Beaches Will Play Host To Two Meetings Today Two state conventions will open today at nearby beach resorts. The North Carolina Association of Plumbing and Heating Contrac tors will convene at the Barnes Hotel at Carolina Beach and the North Carolina Association of Al coholic Beverage Control board will meet at the Ocean Terrace Hotel at Wrightsville Beach. The Plumbing and Heating as sociation members are slated to hear a series of lectures Friday. Registration for the convention will begin today in the lobby of the Bame hotel and a banquet is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Friday to be followed by a dance at the Ocean Plaza ballroom. Among the lecturers will be Deane Lampe and W. W. Ruggles of the North Carolina State col lege; W. 0. Brown, manager of the Crane company of Richmond, Va.; Frank C. Hackett, of the Bell and Gossett company, and E. A. Cline, representative of the Crance company. Speaks On Cooperation Lampe will speak on cooperation of State college with the Plumb ing Heating industry, and Rug gee BEACHES on Page Two) 40,000 Shipyard Workers Strike At Midnight Over Wage Increase; City, County Employes Seek Hike All Workers Want Raises Police, Fire Department Men Will Request $25 Monthly Virtually all city and county em ployees will ask for a 25 per cent wage increase under the new 1947 48 budget. That was revealed last night as police and firemen set up a joint committee to call on city officials to present their demands. School teachers in the county already have prepared for such a demand through chairman of the board of education. Employees in other departments last night were working on like re quests although no definite plans had been formulated. A joint committee of firemen and policemen, headed by W. W. Glis son, a fireman, will take their prop osition to City Manager J. R. Ben son Monday. Will Ask Funds Dr. John T. Hoj*gard, board of education chairman, said that a re quest for additional funds that will approximate a 25 per cent increase, will be presented the county com missioners when its budget esti mate is presented in July. A Parent-Teachers group pre viously had appeared before the board of education in an effort to present the matter. However, the board set the matter over for the commissioners. On the policemen and firemen’s committee going before the city manager will be two men from each shift. The total will be six from each department. They will seek $25 a month increase and $5 per month for each year of service up to 20 years. That would mean a graduated scale of $200 up to $250 a month. At least three offices in the court house and three in the city hall, in' addition to police, were formulating plans to seek a salary raise that would fit in with the demands of the police-firemcn teachers requests. RAINS AID CROPS ALL OVER STATE Rapid Vegetative Growth Reported In Wake Of Recent Good Seasons RALEIGH, June 25—(JP)—Recent moderate to heavy rains, together with favorable temperature levels, brought about rapid vegetative growth for North Carolina's farm crops during the six-day period ending June 21, according to a weather-crop report issued here today. The report, prepared jointly by the U. S. Weather bureau at N. C. State college and the Bureau of Agricultural economics, said the rains, however, temporarily halt ed outdoor farm work in seme sections, adding: “But, for the most part, farm work progressed nicely.” “Tobacco,” the report continued, “is being barned ih the extreme Southeast while in the extreme Northwest farmers were setting out burley tobaicco plants. “Although the weather has been considered unfavorable for boll weevil, heavy infestations are reported in the South central Pied mont and the Southern coastal plain. Peanut, corn, and cotton crops are “generally good”, although cultivation procedures have been delayed. The harvest of small grains, the summary indicated, has been delayed by the rains. Improvement was noted in the hay crops and pastures, and the peach crop was said to be “ex cellent.” Apples were reported in “fair condition.” ALL SET TO START the first soap box derby e ver held in Germany, these six boys, sons of U. S. military personnel, eagerly await the starting sig nal from Red Cross worker Ann Lego, of Wil liamsport, Pa., before starting down the 1-5 mile stretch. The race was a feature of a two-day County Pair held by the Red Cross for occupation troo ns in Staugart. In the line-up are Corliss East wood, Walnut Creek, Calif.; Billy Ward, the derby winner, Gainesville, Ga.; Norris Fletcher, Los Angeles, Calif.; Dennis Harlow, Mt. Vernon, 111.; J ames Knipp, Shepherd, Mich.; and Graham Stokes, Chicago. Wilmington boys will take part in a si miiar race over the local Derby Downs course on July JO, nnder co-sponsorship of the Star-News a nd Raney Chevrolet company. _ Turkish Attitude Toward U. S. One Of Good Will, Bell Says _I - Pilot Spots Nine Objects At 10,000 Feet Flying Fast PENDLETON, Ore., June 25—WP)—Nine bright, saucer-like objects flying at incredible speed at 10,000 feet altitude were re ported here today by Kenneth Arnold, Boise, Idaho,, pilot, who said he couid not hazard a guess as to what they were. Arnold, a United States Forest service employe engaged in searching for a missing plane, said he sighted the mystery craft yesterday at 3 p.m. They were flying between Mount Kainer and Mount Adams, in Washington state, he said, and appeared to weave in and out of formation. Arnold said he clocked them and estimated their speed at 1,200 miles an hour. Inquiries at Yakima last night brought only blank stares, he said, but he added he talked today with fen unidentified man from Ukiah, South of here, who said he had seen similar ob jects over the mountains near Ukiah yesterday. “It seems impossible,” Arnold said, “but there It is.” Wilmington Man, Home On , Visit, Speaks With Au thority On Subject BY CARL CAHILL Star Staff Writer Turkey’s attitude toward the United States is one of apprecia tion and good will, according to observations i^Kle by Franklin W. Bell, 109 Mimosa Place, who re turned from the Near East on Monday. Bell, an executive of an Ameri can tobacco company, has been in Istanbul for the past two years and speaks with authority on the COOLEY HAS PLAN ON SURPLUS CROPS Congressman Suggests Por tion Of Foreign Grants Be Used For Sales By FRANK VAN DER LINDEN The Morning Star Washington Bureau WASHINGTON, June 25—Repre sentative Harold Cooley of North Carolina suggested to > President Truman today that a portion of all future loans or grants to for eign countries be earmarked for the purchase of surplus American farm commodities at the prices prevailing in this country. This policy would help main tain the prices of cotton, tobac co, wheat, peanuts and other crops which are likely to be surplus, said Cooley, a high-ranking Demo crat on the House Agriculture committee. Cooley also advocated shipment of more American tobacco into Germany and Japan. Truman Impressed He said the President "realizes we are in a dangerous ituation regarding surpluses” and “was impressed with the suggestions concerning them.” Cooley will also urge Agriculture Secretary Clinton P. Anderson to endorse the proposals. Cooley estimated that govern ment loans on this year’s tobacco crop would total 125 million dol lars and he said 95 million dol lars’ worth "hanging over the market” would depress the price unless exports could be stimula ted. Because of a surplus, market* See COOLEY on Page Two Along The Cape Fear OTHER SIDE—While J. D. Rob bins, Sr., of Wilmington, a rela tive of Mrs. E. L. Robbins, 26 North Washington Stret, watched the battle of Fort Fisher from the west side of the Cape Fear River, H. M. Wadsworth of Philadelphia, Pa., watched the bombardment from a Union vessel, the “Monte zuma.” Wadsworth, a close friend of Captain Thomas D. Meares of Wilmington, wrote his account of the battle in 1924. Wadsworth, at the time of the second assault on Fort Fisher in January 1865, was in the marine service, he wrote. His vessel was one of ’ 52 which nurled tons • of shot and shell at the confederate fcrt. And while he was on the side of the victor, Wadsworth wrote he was thankful for the ironclad sides on the Union ships. • * IMPORTANCE OF IRONCLADS _“Had there oeen no ironclads, the fort would have withstood the fire of the old bat'ery guns on the wooden ships, which were not much account for a distance,” Wadsworth reported in his writ ings. “The crews on the ships were mostly green, being totally unac quainted with gunnery. We, of the Montezuma, had a Parrot 100 pound shell, but after firing the gun less than 50 times a crack in the base was discovered and lf went out of service.” The Union forces which had a field day bombarding the Fort, apparently were having troubles o' their own, according to Wads worth’s account. • • UNPROTECTED REAR - “The old Dalhgren guns were smooth bores and could r.ot be depended upon for force of distance,” the Yanke marine wrote. “The iron clads could lie in near the fort and not suffer from the fire of the fort guns. All the force within the fort was called to the front to repel the sea attack, leaving the rear unprotected. It was un doubtedly this that enabled the attacking force to get a foothold, which could not possibly be done on the sea.” • • WRONG STRATFGY—With this bit of information from a partici | See CAPE FEAR On Page Tw | THREE PERSONS DIE WHEN BIG FOUR CARS STRIKE OPEN SWITCH SHELBY, 0., June 25 — (/P)— Three persons were killed, at least two others badly burned and three reported missing when a Big Four passenger train bound for St. Louis Mo., was derailed at nearby Shiloh, O., at 6:10 p. m. tonight, the State Highway patrol reported. Two unidentified men were re ported in “barly burned” condi tion at the Shelby Memorial hos pital. Attaches said they apparent ly were train personnel. The Highway patrol said first reports from the scene, 20 miles northwest of Mansfield, were that the train had struck an open switch and that the “engine had blown up.” Five cars were said to have been derailed. Railroad officials were unavail able for comment. BUILDING CONTROL MAY END JUNE 30 Shuffler So Advises Farrell in Telegram From Nation’s Capital Commercial and industrial con struction controls will be termi nated in the United States at mid night Sunday. Only unexpected action by the United States congress or a high ranking federal agency can change the situation. That was the word received yes terday in Wilmington from United States Representative J. Bayard Clark from Washington. Building contractors in Wilmington immed iately hailed the action as the first step in a boom to building. At least half a dozen contract ing firms said they were ready to go ahead wijh a program of build ing, particularly along amusement lines. The telegram came to John Farrell, city industrial agent. Ii was signed by Marion J. Shuffler, secretary to Congressman Clark. “Unless the unexpected happens, See BUILDING On Page Two general reaction of the Turks in regard to the Turkish aid pro gram. He saw their gratitude ex pressed for the relief the U. S. was sending just before he left Istanbul on June 10 by Pan Amer ican p’ane. he related yesterday in his home. As an American businessman Bel] was invited to attend a ban quet given American officials who were administering the aid pro gram. The banquet was given by Gen eral Pusten Erdelkum. chief of training of the Turkish general staff and among the more than a hundred persons invited were General L. E. Oliver and Admiral See TURKISH On Page Two POISSON LEAVES FOR BAR MEETING Former President Will At tend North Carolina As sociation Convention Lewis Poisson, local attorney and a past president of the North Carolina Bar association, left yes terday morning to attend the 49th annual meeting of the group which opens today at Blowing Rock. Poisson is at present a member of the state council. At the opening session of the convention today at 3 p. m., W. J. Adams, Jr., of Greensboro, chair man of the executive committee, and E. L. Cannon of Raleigh, secretary-treasurer will make re ports. President Charles R. Jonas of Lincolnton will make his an nual address tonight. Laws To Speak Chief Justice Bolitha J. Laws of the U. S. District court, Wash ington, D. C., is scheduled to ad dress the Friday night banquet meeting. Friday morning will be devot ed to explanation of technical legal procedure by Bryce R. Holt of Greensboro, U. S. Attorney for the middle North Carolina dis trict; A. W. Kennan of Durham; Norman Block of Greensboro; and D. E. Henderson of Charlotte, U. See POISSON On Page Two Democrats Support Plan To Reenact Tax Cut Bill WASHINGTON, June 25— (JP) — Powerful Democratic support was thrown today behind a Republican drive to reenact the vetoed $4, 000,000,000 tax slashing bill, with the cuts effective next January 1 instead of next week. Senator Byrd (D Va), who op posed the original bill, issued a statement declaring that tax de duction effective January 1 can pass even over another veto, if the GOP majority establishes a ceiling on federal spending and continues to cut expenditures. The Virginian raised doubt that President Trumnn would veto the bill with the effective date chang ed to next year. Senator George (D-Ga), who voted for the previous bill but supported the veto, threw his sup port behind the new bill by Chair man Knutson 'R-Minn) of the House Ways and Means commit tee. One influential Democrat said privately that a check of some Democratic senators indicated enough would shift from their op position to the first bill to over ride any veto oi the- new measure. House Speaker Martin (R-Mass) See DEMOCRATS on Page Two Company For Continuation Walkout Follows Failure Of Negotiators to Agree On Wage Settlement NEW YORK, June 25. — (JP>— Forty thousand workers in nine East Coast Bethlehem Steel com pany shipyards will go on strike at midnight tonight, a union spokes man .said late today following the last scheduled conference between union and company officials aim ed at averting a walkout. John Green, president of the CIO Industrial Union of Marine and Shipbuilding workers, said as he left the negotiating session that “the yards will go on strike to night.” “We’ve offered them a scale down proposition similar to that granted on the West coast to AFL workers. They were opposed to that. They claimed it was a mistake and they wouldn’t make the same mistake,” Green said. “They wouldn’t grant us anything that would increase costs. The union had demanded a 1S cents-an-hour pay rise, six paid holidays a year and three weeks paid vacation after 20 years ex perience. James M. Larkin, Bethlehem vice president in charge of industrial and public relations, told a news conference the company’s position ■vas that “the reasonable thing to io was to extend the contract and review the entire situation at a ater date.” Offer Made Larkin said the union had been cffered a contract with mainten ance of membership, dues check offs. improved vacations and other benefits but that it was “unable to agree to any increases in ship building labor costs at this time Be cause of the poor condition of the business and the already high wage rates, x x x The present high rates are driv ing both building and repair busi ness away from American yards and will do so increasingly. As union officials have pointed out, wage rates in shipbuilding are among the highest paid in the manufacturing industry. “There is already an advisory committee on the merchant ma rine appointed by President Tru man to study the unfortunate posi tion of the shipbuilding industry See COMPANY ASKS On Page Two LEAF PROMOTION MEN MEET TODAY Tobacco Associates, Inc., Will Gather At Asheville; Hutson Present ASHEVILLE, June 25. — (AV Tobacco Associates, Inc., a new ly-organized all-type tobacco pro motion body looking to the develop ment of foreign trade, will meet at the George Vanderbilt hotel here Saturday morning at 10 o’clock. Details as to the nature of the meeting were not available im mediately, but it was learned that among those attending will be J. B. Hutson of Washington, D. C., president of the group, which was formed last year in the Bright Leaf tobacco belt and which em braces all tobacco regions in the nation. Hutson, who until recently was first assistant secretary-general of the United Nations, has been prom inently connected with both do mestic and foreign tobacco in terests for some time. Tobacco Associates, Inc., has as its purposed study and research looking toward expanding tobacco exports. Officers of the burley mar ket here said it is possible the or ganization may be able to negoti ate trade with countries which need United States loans to make tobacco purchases. A number of representatives from the eight states comprising the burley tobacco belt are expect ed to attend the meeting, as well is representatives of Western North Carolina tobacco interests. And So To Bed A doting mother and her 10 year-old son were relaxing on Wrightsville Beach yesterday, when fat and freckled sonny suddenly excavated an odorous catch left in the sand by some fisherman long since departed from the beach. Mother, equally fat, uttered a slight scream of delight at her son’s discovery. Commanding the proud heir to “stay there with the fish,” she ran back to the cottage, only to emerge with a camera. Five minutes later, sonny, who must have had fishing an cesters, presented a pose with fish in hand, that would have delighted any tintype artist. Momma, far enough away fet get the whole Atlantic ocen# in the picture, ecstatica^ snapped her son with his first catch. The creature from the salty brine was 4 inches long.