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Wilmington and vicinity: Partly cloudy ICBAriATPn pDPCQ " slightly warmer with scattered ASSOUAI tiU rKKSS ♦hunderthov'er* today: Sunday partly Md tf,e in^afternoon?**1 ^ W UNITED PRESS dersh With Complete Coverafe of _State and National New* 279 WILMINGTON, N. C., SATURDAY, JULY 12, 1947 _“ ESTABLISHED lI%T Truman Plans Price Report Pr«,id^Twill Keep r Congress Informed On Economic Situaton WASHINGTON, July 11 — (aR)— "Avnr Truman has decided to ^Congress up to date on the br,n* 1 c economic condition, go r.,tlor' Ui have the facts on ,Jiat - nrices and production to *‘^ 0ver during its summer va e.tion- law does not re AIth° ghJvIr. Truman probably «uire J - mid-year report, cover Gnomic developments since M economy senate and H0UBe ■ thirlhe next 10 days. Because of *iffi „rness of Congressional ad "lent now set for July 26, J#U'"nort is not expected to rec Jmend any immediate legisla Chile House Press Secretary *rt[ q Ross said the President CWT hir decision at a long r'Sng this morning with his Tb net and council of economic ‘ v se s. The conferees spent a ,,d me talking about the agri "itnra! outlook and the possible cultural John L_ Lewis ,if*etwa" e contract with the na gs coal operators. „u prices should go up as a re ,, J? the coal settlement, that Sid be a matter of concern, Ros, said^ Evaggeration But he added that the consensus , th» meeting was that there “ been a tendency to exaggerate the importance of the coal agree ment in the over-all wage picture. Dr. Edwin G. Nourse chairman . tbe Economic council, submit A detailed report on wage JJ* and production changes since “'SSald Mr. Truman decided R would be helpful to Congress ind to the people, too— to 1 report public now, although the law requires him to - submit in economic analysis and rec°™ Nidations to the Senate and House only once a year. He made this regular report a a^ after Congress convened Jan 3. The agricultural picture was pre sented 'by Acting Searatarl agriculture Norris E. Dodd. Conditions Improve He said yesterday’s corn crop estimate of^more than 600.00MJ0 bushels less than last year was based on figures compiled two weeks ago. Since then, he said, the weather has been more favor tble and conditions have improv *dHe added that the wheat outlook now is better than when the last crop estimate was announced two weeks ago. Besides the cabinet and econom ic council, the President called into the conference several top ranking experts, including Mar riner S. Eccles, chairman of the Federal Reserve board, Budget gee TRUMAN On Page Two BAD CHECK ARTIST WAS SERVICEMAN Authorities Widen Search For Party Who Obtained New Car Here Police and federal authorities believe they know the identity of the 29-year-old dark appearing man who last week-end left Wil mington in a new automobile he bad purchased with a worthless check and taking with him more than $500 in cash and $2,000 in Jewelry, That was revealed yesterday as authorities stepped up their search for the man. At the same time, additional worthless checks that the man, who gave name of Malcom E. Thomas, passed came to light. Two checks for small amounts in connection with estimates made on electrical installation contracts were passed near Fort Bragg, of ficers said. Ex-Serviceman Authorities last night declined to disclose the identity of the man elthough it was admitted that he served in Uncle Sam’s armed forces. The father of the man sought, figured in an episode that had a Wilmington angle about eight years ago although the culmi nation of the case came in Florida. Federal authorities are investi gating the case from angles in king that of the man haying Passed as a former army officer ,of hiher rank than he actually held. The Weather v FORECAST: Worth Carolina and South Carolina— ™>ly cloudy and slightly warmer nrday and Sunday; widely scattered “'“odershovvers Sunday afternoon and et coastal area Saturday. (Eastern Standard Time) (By U. S. Weather Bnrean) , TEMPERATURES ,.‘7 a- m. 72; 7:30 a. m. 72; 1:30 p. m. ; 7:30 p. m 75; Maximum 80; Mini ' 70; Mean 75; Normal 79. , HUMIDITY ulf *■ m. 94; 7:30 a. m. 96; 1:30 p. m. ’ ,;30 p. m. 84. T PRECIPITATION 1 iotal for 24 hours ending 7:30 p. m. " Wches. j I°UI since the first of the month * inches. ,p TIDES FOR TODAY l> "or,‘ the Tide Tables published lay 81 Coast and Geodetic Survey). 1V1W HIGH LOW ‘ramgton __ 3:55 a.m. 11:13 a.m. Haj 4:43 p.m.-p.m. "boro Inlet . 1:22 a.m. 7:59 a.m. Sl . 4:11 p.m. 8:42 p.m. E;09; Sunset 7:25; Moonrise Fhv' Monnset l:40p. I 'Ver stage at Fayetteville, N. C. at ■ m. Friday missing feet. M<,r' WEATHER On Page Twe U. S. Reaches Goal Of 60 Million Jobs Census Bureau Repo^v^a^^ Civilian Em ployment AtTTS All History; Jun ^o^^dle Noted WASHINGTON, July 11 - (JP)— The onetime ‘‘dream goal” of 60. 000,000 civilian jobs has been at tained—and bettered—for the first time in the nation’s hiscui.,. A ceir*}s bureau report showed today that the number of civilians with jobs rose to a record high of 60.055.000 in June, surpassing even the war years. Combining that number with 1, 398.000 in the armed forces, it puts the total number of Ameri cans working for "pay or prom” at 61,453.000. Civilian employment in June shot up 1,730,000 over May—which had been a record-setting mon^-i —and was 3,700,000 above June of last year. A more seasonal upswing in farm activity accoumea- 10. i, 420,000 of the May-to-June rise, but a 310,000-job gain in non-farm work loomed as far more signifi cant in the view of government analysts. Some economists described it as “driving the last nail in the coffin” of earlier forecasts of a business recession this summer. Non-farm employment in June See GOAL On Page Two Surgeon General Okays State Hospitals Plan CUPID SCORES Eighty-year-old, white-haired A. C. Thorpe at 4 p. m., Sunday will walk down the aisle at the Free Will Baptist church, 813 Eighth street, as wedding bells chime. For Thorpe, former pastor of that church many years ago when it was located near Fourth and Queen streets, is to be married to Equillie Hanchey, 59, a member of the congrega tion and whom he has known for more than 20 years. It is not the first marriage for the couple. They plan to set up house keeping while Thorpe continues his present employ ment with the New Way Mat tress company. BOYD MAKES PLEA FOR NAL ROUTING Wilmington Traffic Agent Presents Brief In Middle Atlantic Case By FRANK VAN DER LINDEN Morning Star Washington Bureau WASHINGTON, July 11 — Wil mington, New Bern, and nine other southern cities would get their first one-carrier air service to Rich mond, Washington and Baltimore through a route extension being sought by National Airlines in the Middle Atlantic States case, the company claims. Clo. H. E. Boyd, traffic agent for Wilmington, endorsed the pro posed extension in a memoran dum filed on behalf of New Han over county during oral arguments in the case before the Civil Aeronautics Board today. National already touches Wil mington and New Bern on its Miami - to - New York run via Norfolk and Philadelphia. It is asking permission to Fork Inland and serve Richmond, Washington and Baltimore as well. This would fulfill a '•major need” in air transport for Wilmington, Colonel Boyd said. “Wilmington’s r.ecl for direct air transportation Is greatly ac centuated by the fact that the sur face transportation to Richmond, Washington and Baltimore is com pletely inadquate. The record shows that the surface travel time between Washington and Wil See BOYD On Page Two IDAHO “SAUCER” MADE BY YOUTHS Twin 1 all* Police Chief Says Juveniles Admit Making Disk TWIN FALLS, Ida., July 11—W _Assistant Police Chief L. D. Mc Cracken said tonight four juve niles had admitted making a me tallic disk found this morning in the yard of Mrs. T. H. Thompson of Twin Falls. McCracken said that he was tip ped that one of the boys knew about the case. The boys explained *it took them two days to make the “saucer” which resembled band cymbals placed together and with frosted plexia glass dome. McCracken said that army officers sent to Twin Falls from Fort Douglas, Utah, had taken the disk to Salt L The object measured 30 1-2 inch es in diameter with a metal dome on one side and a plastic dome about 14 inches high on the op posite side anchored in place by wha. appeared to be stove bolts. The gadget was gold painted on one side and silver on the other. The object was found by Mrs. F. W. Easterbrooks, who said she heard a thudding noise about 2:30 a m. She ran outside, saw the “disk” in an adjoining yard and called police._ Dr. Parran Announces His Approval At Good Health Meeting GREENSBORO, July 11 — UP)— Dr. Thomas Parran, surgeon gen eral of the U. S. Public Health service, announced to a state wide meeting of the North Caro lina Good Health association here today that he has formally ap proved the state plan for hospital construction submitted by the N. C. Medical Care commission. The surgeon general said that the North Carolina plan was one of the first two in the entire na tion to reach his desk and he in dicated that North Carolina may well be the first state to actually make use of the federal money available through the Hill-Burton Hospital Construction act. Dr. Parran was introduced by Dr. John A. Ferrell, executive secretary of the N. C. Medical Care commission. Two hundred and ninety six leaders representing more than a hundred different health, agricul tural, industrial, civic and social organizations in the state crowd ed the O. Henry’s ballroom to hear the surgeon general’s ad dress, and brief talks by such out of-state notables as radio star Kay Kyser, George Bugbee, exec utive vice president of the Ameri can Hospital association, E. H. Little, Charlotte native who is now president of Colgate-Palm olive-Peet company, and others. Kay Kyser Honored Dr. I. G. Greer, president of the good health association, presided. Following Dr. Parran’s address, Josephus Daniels, of Raleigh, pre sented a silver tray to Kay Kyser “on behalf of all the people of North Carolina for his magnifi cent contribution to the good health program.” At a morning meeting of the good health association’s board of directors, Harry B. Caldwell, of Greensboro, annunced his resig nation as executive secretary, due to the pressure of other duties. H. C. Cranford, of Durham, was named executive director of the association to succeed Caldwell. Cranford has served as director See SURGEON On Page Two METHODIST RALLY SET FOR SUNDAY Clifton L Moore, W. A. McGrit To Address Lay men’s Day Retreat Clifton L. Moore, solicitor of the Wilmington District and W. A. McGirt, district lay leader, will be the principal speakers at the lay men’s day retreat which is to be held tomorrow by the Wilmington District Methodists in the Wrightsville Beach Methodist church. The all-day meeting will be opened at 11 a.m., with a sermon by Moore. McGirt will deliver the devotion message which opens the after noon session at 2:30 p.m. Follow ing a talk on the church publica tions by Gov. Cooper, Dr. Wad dell and Mr. Scott will discuss “A Successful Financial Plan for Churches.” £pps To Speak A talk by Ralph 1. Epps, Youth Center director, on “Our Youth Assemblies” will be followed by a joint meeling of the Advisory board and lay leaders with H. A. Marks,. chairman of the District Advisory board, presiding. A discussion on “The^ Rural Church and. How to Strengthen It” will close the afternoon session. Dr. John C. Glenn, superintend ent of the Wilmington District, and the Rev. Louis D. Hayman will make addresses at the dinner meeting which will get underway at 6 p.m. Dr. Glenn will speak on “Save That Boy”, and Rev. Hayman will discuss “Opportuni ty Week for the Worthy Youth.” Patriarch Pete Packs Away Plenty Provender NEW YORK, July ll—W—Pete, the patriarch of the Bronx zoo, shook his bay window and blinked sleepily today, apparently not at all impressed by an official zoo pronouncement that he had come of age as the oldest hippopotamus in captivity. Ponderous Pete will be 44-years old on Sunday. Zoo o*Hefals did some rapid thumbing tnrougn records and decided he was at least two and a half years older than any other hippo interne . He is also the oldest an \ <1 in the Bronx zoo but still packs away a daily fare of 85 pounds of hay, three to five bushels of grass, a pail of mixed vegetables and 10 loaves of state oread for dessert. Sixteen Nations Await Opening Of Conference On Marshall Plan; Senate Tax Cut Vote Due Today - I I --?! Delegations Watch Soviet Moscow Expected To Start Counter - Offensive Project Shortly PARIS, July 11—(U.R)—The repre sentatives of 16 Western European nations assembled in Paris tonight for the conference opening to morrow on the Marshall plan, and diplomats said the Russians would soon start a counter-offensive pro ject among their eight satellites. Russia and the eight satellites boycotted the Paris conference and it was not believed that Russia would have any trouble getting these eight nations mto its own rival plan. Diplomats said the way Russia had got Czechoslova kia to back out of the Paris con ference after accepting, showed that. Sixteen nations, including the in viting powers, Britain ana France, will be represented at the opennig of the conference tomorrow. The others are Austria, Belgium, Den mark, Eire, Greece, Iceland, Italy, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Sweden, Swit zerland and Turkey. The eight nations which refused invitations and so may be consid ered candidates for any project Russia may devise are Albania,, Bulgaria Czechoslovakia, Finland, Hungary. Poland, Romania and Yugoslavia. Finland was the last to make up its mind. The cabi net announced its refusal today, after long debate. Thus, when the conference opens at 11 a.m. tomorrow in the first floor state dining room of the See DELLEGATES on Page Two guards shoot NEGRO CONVICTS Five Killed, Eight Wound ed During Uprising At Anguilla, Georgia ANGUILLA, Ga., July 11. —(U.R) — Five Negro convicts were killed and eight others wounded at a county work camp here late today in what authorities described as an uprising formented by newly ar rived prisoners. Glynn County Police Chief Rus sell B. Henderson, who was sum moned with an armed force to put down the riot, said the Negroes were mowed bown by camp guards after one, a long termer, “made a grab” for Camp Superintendent H. G. Worthy. Worthy, witnesses said, shot the Negro, Willie Bell, wounding him. The 26 others in the stockade then scattered in all directions. Three were killed as they scrambled un der a nearby “bullpen.” One as he reached the top of the wire en closure and the other outright. Henderson said camp guards did the shooting while his men helc their fire. WOLCOTT SUGGESTS TENANTS FIGHT SHY ON RENTAL BOOSTS WASHINGTON, July 11 — MP) — Rep. Wolcott (R-Mich), chairman of the House Eanking committee, suggested today that tenants re fuse to agree to a 15 per cent rate increase "unless they are convinced it is fully justified.” They should not, he declared in an interview, "be blackjacked in to agreeing to voluntary increases under the threat of eviction or larger boosts when the present rent control law expires next March 1.” If necessary, he said, Congress will continue controls beyond next March 1. __ Along The Cape Fear MORE EVIDENCE — Addition al evidence that the Cape Fear River froze over hard enough to support the weight of a man was offered recently in a message from L. G. Sherman of. Atkinson. Sherman, now 81 years of age, goes along wiih C. D. Maffitt, shipping agent, who several weeks ago recalled when he walk ed across the Cape Fear during one winter. Sherman also takes time to note that a person who has signed him self A. P. Reader in a letter to Along the Cape Fear and in whicn he contends that Maffitt has no basis for his claim, is himsdlf all wet. ♦ * * LONG FREEZE — Sherman writes that he had to defend Maf fitt in his claim on the hard freeze, inasmuch as apparently the shipping agent is one of the few who remember the incident. From his home in Atkinson, the ATCF reader writes that he was working on the Skinner Railway at the time near the Broadfoot Iron Works. The river freezing over, thick enough to support a man, climax ed a seven week cold spell. Sherman recalls that the seven weeks freeze was the longest he has experienced in his 81 years. As for Mr. A. P. Reader, Sher man says he can tell him a thing or two about the freeze. * * * ASSUMPTION — With this ver ification of Maffitt’s statement from Sherman, it must be assum ed that this section of the country at some time or another was the scene of a big freeze. A solid sheet of ice extending from bank to bank of the Cape Fear must have been an odd sight to Wilmingtonians and one which may never be witnessed here again. Picture for yourself the waters stilled by the sub-freezing temp eratures and ail shipping halted by the thick ice which would have required an ice cutter to break up. Maffitt and Sherman can con sider themselves privileged per sons. Many persons don’t recall the event and it may not occur again. The Cape Fear is truly a river of many strange happenings, many of which will never come to light. TAKING PART IN SERVICES at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox church tomorrow observing ‘‘Th« Holy Father’s Sunday,” which will be observed in Orthodox' churches throughout the world will be the above group, photographed at St. Nicholas yesterday afternoon. Seated, left to right are the Very Reverend' Chryfs Papalambrou, Charlotte; Nicholas H. Modinos, president of St. Nicholas’ board of trustees and Rev.WE. B. Papazisls, church pastor. Standing, left to right are three students of the Greek Orthodox Theological seminary at Boston, Mass., Philemon Payiatis, C. Nick Dombalis and James Mamalis. The visitors are being extensively entertained by members of the Greek community of Wilmington. _ Tobacco Farmers Vote Today On Acreage Assessment Plan Sherlock Holmes Speaks Again LONDON, July 11—(£>)—Some unpublished works of the late Sir Arthur Conan Doyle have been found in an old cardboard hat box stored in a country bank. Adrian Conan Doyle, son of the famous detective story writer, said today the manuscripts included an unpublished one-ac! play, “The Crown and Diamond—An Evening With Sherlock Hoimes,” and some notes called “Some Personalia About Mr. Sherlock Holmes.” “There is no doubt, ‘The Crown and Diamond’ is an unpublished play by Sir Arthur,” Doyle said. “From examinations of his writ* ing and the text of the play itself I should say it was written about the time of ‘The Return of Sherlock Holmes’—in the early 1900s.” It was written in a little exercise book. Doyle said the find was made when he, his brother and sister went to the bank at Crowborough, Sussex, to remove some papers, which their father had stored there in 1922, eight years before his death. MAYOR WHITE HOPES TO CONFER SHORTLY ON NEW TRUCK LANE Mayor E. L. White hopes to confer within a week or 10 days with state highway commission officials on a truck route through Wilmington. With that meeting in mind, at taches at the city engineers of fice yesterday began a rush or der on preparing maps and charts that the mayor may use in _ his conference with the state officials. An effort to bring state officers to Wilmington for the conference were underway last night. Three proposed routes for gasoline and other heavy trucks to use in pass ing through this city were agreed upon by the city council at Wed nesday’s session. However, the question the city wishes to settle is what portion of the cost, if any, will be borne by the state. TEACHERS ADOPT NO - STRIKE RULE National Education Asso ciation Also Approves Minimum Salaries CINCINNATI, July 11. —(IP)— A no-strike policy for school teachers was adopted by the National Edu cation association today as it near ed the end of its five-day meeting. “The association condemns the violations of contracts by teachers, believes that the strike is an un satisfactory method of solving pro fessional problems, deplores exist ence of conditions which have caus • \ Bee TEACHERS On Page Two BIDS TO BE OPENED FOR SALE OF 1,021 CAMP DAVIS HOUSES CHARLESTON, S. C„ July 11— (U.R)—Bids will be opened Aug. 20 for 1,021 buildings at Camp Davis, former army camp at Holly Ridge N. C., sixth Naval district head quarters announced today. The buildings, all of rrame con struction, range all the way from barracks and garages to theaters and recreation halls, the public works officer here announced. Buildings must be removed by the winning bidder. Bids will be, opened in the office of the public works officer, Sixth Naval district, U. S. Naval base, Charleston. Canada To Admit 5,000 More Displaced People OTTAWA, Ont., July 11—CU.fV An additional group of 5,000 per sons from displaced persons camps of Europe will be admitted to Canada as part of the govern ment’s program to relieve the refugee problem Minister C. D. Howe announced in Commons today., Howe, who is acting minister of mines and resource* in «h»ige of immigration, said: The displaced persons to be ad mitted under the new quota will be given entry to Canada on the same terms as a quota of 5,000 announced on June 6 by Prime Minister W. L. MacKenzie King. They need not be related to any resident of Canada, or recommend ed for admission by any-on* is Canada. Ten Cents Per Acre Fund Would Be Used Finance Exports Drive In an effort to step up foreign trade in flue-cured tobacco nd insure steady markets for their product, thousands of tobacco growers in 67 North Carolina and 20 South Carolina counties will go to the polls today to vote on a proposal to impose a 10 cents per acre assessment for the next three years, to finance the plan. The election, in New Hanover In which landowners, tenants, and sharecroppers alike are eligible to vote, will be held in the offitoe of New Hanover county karm agent R. W. Galphin in the cus tomhouse this morning. Other polling places throughout North and South Carolina will be open from 6:30 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. The voting booths in most counties will be located where the farmers have polled before on to bacco-acreage quotas. A large majority of the growers have eypressed confidence that See TOBACCO On Page Two SURPLUS BUYERS HAVE MORE TIME Sale At North Carolina Shipyard Extended Two Days By WAA Surplus buyers of Wilmington and other North Carolina towns, as well as from neighboring states, will have two more days to par ticipate in the WAA, sale at North Carolina Shipbuilding company, it was announced last night by Sam uel M. Selden, manager of the Wilmington WAA Customer ser vice center, directing the sale. Accorning to Selden, permission has been received from the Char lotte regional office to'extend tire $850,000 WAA sale through Mon day and Tuesday of next week be cause the flood-like rains of the original sales dates prevented many expectant buyers from at tending. Regional Director C. G. See SURPLUS on Page Two Morse Speech Delays Tally Oregon Senator Tosses In Eight Amendments To Slash Measure WASHINGTON, July 11 — (/P)— Sponsors of the $4,000,000,000 in come tax reduction bill aimed for a Senate vote tomorrow or Monday after abandoning hope for a decision tonight. The House has passed the bill. Senator Morse (R-Ore.) tossed in eight amendments to the measure and explained them in a speech which lasted several hours. He described his proposals as a program to expand consumer buy ing power without hurting busi ness investment. After looking them over, how ever, Senator Millikin (R-Colo), manager for the bill, told a re porter they involve "fundamental revisions which would have to re ceive full consideration" in fi nance committee hearings. One of Morse’s proposals call* for a tax reduction program which would not take effect until either Congress or the President de termined that there was danger of a substantial drop in employment and production. Sets New Schedules Another amendment would set up new schedules of normal and surtax rates, which would give low-bracket taxpayers proportion ately greater relief than those in the higher levels. Other Morse proposals included lower exemptions and rates on estate and gift taxes, ending tgx exemption from -certain types of securities, revision of the regula tions covering capital gains, and a reduction in tfi® exemptions for estate and gift taxes. The big unanswered question re mains: Will the Senate sustain tha veto which President Truman has promised on the tax bill? The Senate roll call on passage of the bill will clarify the prospect. A two-thirds majority in both houses is necessary to make the bill law over the President’s ob jections. House Republicans say that an overriding majority j* See MORSE On Page Two MAYNE ALBRIGHT SCHEDULES TALKS Candidate For Governor Will Lead World Gov ernment Drive Here Wilmington’* chapter of World Government, afifilated with the na tional World Federalist, next week will stage an intensive mem bership drive. Here for the event will be Mayne Albright of Raleigh, North Carolina executive director of the organization. Arrangements last night had been completed for Albright to appear before at least six civic clubs. Other appearance* may be arranged later for hi* stay of four days in this city. Tuesday the Raleigh man will speak at the luncheon of the Ro tary club and the Junior Chamber of Commerce dinner in the *ve ning. Talks Scheduled He will talk before the Civltan club Wednesday. At me Kiwani# ciub the same day a motion pic ture on world government will be shown. Albright will talk at the Lions club Thursday. Friday he will go before the Exchange club. Robert Dannenbaum, temporary chairman of the group, explained yesterday that membership cards will be passed out and that the local group expects to go before other patriotic, civic, business professional church and labor or ganizations later. The immediate aim of the national organization, with headquarters in New York City, is peace through the United Nations. And So To Bed The housing shortage is still critical in Wilmington, evidence of this fact was plainly present ed e .rlv last night when a young wife called her husband at his work and exclaimed “The water pipe has bursted, now what am I to do,” The husband stood with the phone for a moment, scratched his head and then softly replied. . . . “Well, Dear, can’t yon cut the water off?” The receiver clicked on the other end and the surprised husband turned to a co-worker and said “N'ow what did I say wrong?” Fifteen minutes later the “little woman” called again to report that with the aid of three neighbors she had managed to stop the flow of water into the house. And the hubby said, “That’s wonderful” but the wife asked “What am I going ta do with all that water «• tho floor?” Ban —This time the hubby gave up in desperation.