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planes, escorted by 24 P-80 jet
fighters roared low over Washing
ton. ,
"I couldn’t take much more of
this stuff,” First Lt. William H.
Walding, a co-pilot, remarked as
he edged his ship very close to the
wing of another plane, * but its fun
while I last.”
The eighth plane, commanded by
Capt. William J. Webster of Lub
bock Tex., was enroute to Wash
ington tonight after being maroon
ed seven hours at Anchorage. Web
ster had a rocky flight across the
dreary North Pacific with one en
gine in bad condition, but at An
chorage he crawled from his ship
with the Texas flag and announc
ed: ‘‘Everybody should salute this
flag.” v
“ The 29’s churned up a storm of
red dust in their takeoff from Yo
kota"field, Tokyo, while peasants
gaped outside the field’s fences.
' As the planes sped Eastward into
flic rising sun, the first night was
Only five hours long. The next
day, white-capped peaks of the des
olate Aleutian islands poked theii
noses above a blanket of clouds.
These ominous peaks looked good
fo one plane, however, the ship
commanded by Lt. Julian Upton.
After a worried night across the
cold water, Upton made a forced
landing on the Island of Adak.
had the trouble fixed, and caught
up with the rest.
' Fog Closes In
I Weather closed in on the 29's
as they Throbbed over Anchorage
a fog and rain squall made it a
tt-icky landing. They lost almost
an hour since most of the planes
had to come in with the ground
control approach radar system and
ij took time.
v Winds were favorable, however,
over the majestic, high-reaching
Alaskan peaks. Pilots joked about
ijow far they might skid if they
made a forced landing on a gla
cier. But there wasn’t too much
Joking by now. Everyone was tired.
3-29’s aren’t built for comfort —
the bomb bay, gun turrets, radar
systems and other fighting equip
ment occupy all good sleeping
rpom. You sleep on the floor if
you sleep at all and if you are a
radar man or navigator you don’t
sleep. And you eat army rations —
rib room in a 29 for lunch boxes.
Even the water supply is short.
'Over Washington, Lt. Horace C.
Nichols, one of the pilots asked:
1 "What time we going back to
Port Worth?”
'“Nine A. M. tomorrow, his eo
Xjjlot replied.
* “No sense in staying over.”
Nichols said. “I’d rather fly right
on home.”
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$350 for* safekeeping which the lat
ter said that he had found on the
sidewalk. Cartey declared that he
had asked Croom whose money U
was and that Croom had said he
did not know.
‘•I told him,” related the sus
pended superintendent, ‘‘that it
was not right to keep it. I had
no intentions of keeping the mon
ey and was doing everything to
find out who the owner was when
the charges were filed.”
Not Clear
Carter said that in addition to
the $350 given nim, Croom had
another $50. However, the addi
tional $50 of the total of $450 nam
ed in the warrant, was not. clearly
accounted for.
Upon motion of Commissioner
Harry Gardner, who said it was I
a matter of policy, Carter was
suspended. The suspension would
stand pending the outcome of any
court action.
Attorney Sinclair suggested that
Mrs. Charles Carter operate the
home. After some discussion, the
commissioners agreed that Caitt;
and his family move within the
next few days.
J3URGAW. Aug. 1. — George H.
Highsmith, 60-year-old well known
druggist of Atkinson, died at his
hdme Thursday morning after a
loiig illness.
Funeral services will be conduct
ed at 2 p. m. Saturday in Atkin
scfn, N. C., Rev. P. K. Woody of
ficiating. Interment will be in Rock
fish Cemetery at Wallace. The Ma
sonic Order of Atkinson will handle
thfe grave-side ceremonies.
)Vfr. Hignsmlth Is survived by his
wife, Mrs. Isla Ward Highsmith.
Two sons; George H., Jr., and
Charles W. Highsmith of Atkinson.
Oije daughter, Mrs. E. V. Linsey
of- Greenville, and two brothers;
Dr. J. H. Highsmith of Greens
boro and J. N. Highsmith of Dur
ham. Two grandchildren also sur
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OOil penitents and others merely
curious have resorted to its soul
eaaing booting. Included were num
erous high ranking officials, at
least one governor, and residents
of-nearty every state in the union
as" well as of foreign countries.
The kicker is now wearing out
Ms tenth belt and its sixth set of
Dial 2-3311 For Newspaper Service
General Electric
Kiichen NOW!
NEW BERN. Aug. 1, — Repre
sentatives of newspapers and ad
vertising- agencies met here tonight
at Trent Pines club for the opening
sessions of the midsummer meet
ing of the Carolinas Advertising
Executives association. Officers
and directors had dinner together
followed by an executive session of
the newspaper members with C.
W. Patterson. Jr., of High Point,
President, presiding.
A number of short addresses are
scheduled for tomorrow morning
with Josephus Daniels of Raleigh
as luncheon speaker. A banquet
tomorrow night will conclude the
programs which are all under the
direction of J. L. Allegood of Wil
mington. Co-chairman of local ar
rangements are C. A. Euryof this
city and Frank Horton of Kinston.
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quired to make a test run at full
speed. The 18 knots an hour she
made while en route down from
Baltimore sent her nosing through
a lot of water.
* • •
MET PC-776 — Two miles below
Wilmington yesterday afternoon
the Mendota passed the Naval Re
serve PC-776, en route to Charles
ton, and the crews of the two ships
exchanged customary amenities by
standing at attention and saluting.
Except for a three-day. visit in
February, the Mendota has been
away from Wilmington for seven
* * *
PATROL DUTY — Based at Bos
ton, the Mendota has been away
from Wilmington all these months
on ice patrol on the Grand Banks,
off Labrador, where ice and cur
rent observations were made, and
elsewhere in the North Atlantic.
On occasion the Coast Guard ves
sel would trail a wandering ice
berg. With radar she would pick
up the approach of other vessels
m the shipping lanes and by radio
warn them of the presence and
floating position of the icy menaces
in their paths.
Moving pictures, were made of
some of the icdberg movements
and many photographs were made
for the cutter’s files by Lieutenant
Hildebrandt, the photographic of
* * *
er Bowerman expects that the
Mendota will remain tied up here
for at least a fortnight before go
ing back on patrol schedule. It is
quite likely that he will receive or
ders regarding a new patrol sched
ule next week.
Just now he is hopeful of build
ing up the ship's comj-’ement,
which normally calls for li4 men
and 12 officers. Of the 90 men and
10 officers now aboard, 60 per cent
of the crew are from the old cut
ter Modoc.
‘‘Wre had smooth sailing during
our ice patrol duty.” Commander
Bowerman said last night. ‘‘But
we are glad to be back home, be
lieve me.”
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out of Duckabush trees. They are
of extremely high pitch and the
whistle is sometimes inaudible to
the human ear. The end of the
whistle is placed in the water and
the vibrations bring the fish from
near and far.”
Frank F. Weber of Yorkville,
111., volunteered this information:
“You just take the long stem of
the dandelion blossom, pinch one
end of it until it slightly splits.
Then blow through the split.”
This brings fish from miles
around trying to seize the blowers’
hook, Weber claimed.
An anonymous correspondent
said he knew the fish caller well.
The only difficulty, he reported,
was that fish oftimes wrest the
caller from the fisherman and
then use it to call one another.
“What she really intended to ask
for,” wrote G. W. Kraus of Atlan
ta, Ga., “was a fish hound.” He
said that this w'as a certain kind
of hound found more commonly in
the upper part of Florida, work
ing out of Panama City.
“The fish hound serves any num
ber of customers,” Kraus said.
“All you have to do is give him
ten bucks a day. He furnishes ev
erything—not only calls the fish
but cha’ses them right on to the
hook, and all you have to do is
drag them in.”
1 L
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there unless a union contract was
signed between the company and
miners. One of the warrants ac
cused the eigit prisoneis with be
ing in tha' group.
The other banding and confeder
ating warrant accused all except
Holland with being in the group
which returned to the mine on the
morning Peace was shot and killed.
Officials here reported today that
several truck mine operations near
here 1 ave closed recently aftr
receiving threats from “roving
pickets” that the mines must close
unless they sign union contracts.
Members of the groups were not
identified but two mine operators
reported today they were forced to
Wilson said the investigation of
the Peace slaying would be con
tinued. No date has been set yet
for the examining trials for the
eight prisoners.
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the future Standard Oil might erect
a canning plant on the river-front
site to be operated as an adjunct
of the terminal.
He could announce no definite
plans regarding this project, how
Wright is currently residing at
his summer home at Wrihtsville
Carrots and other edible roots
were imported into Great Britain
from Holland and Flanders about
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his prospects for the nomination
and election. Some of his out-of
state supporters said he could have
strong Southern support for the
Taft’s colleagues still here after
last night’s big home-coming rally,
which was interpreted by them as
launching the Taft Presidential
boom also drew some comfort from
yesterday’s statement by Gov.
James H. Duff (R-Pa) advising
the party not to tie itself up to
a single candidate so long in ad
vance of the convention.
Martin Favorite
The believed Taft might muster
some strength in the big Pennsyl
vania convention delegation. There
are reports, though, that Senator
Martin will be the Keystone state's
favorite son.
Taft had strong support from
Southern delegations in his past
two attempts at the nomination in
1936 and 1940. Visiting Republicans
here said much Taft strength was
still there, but predicted sunlit dele
gations from several states.
They said Carrol Reece, chair
man of the Republican National
committee and Tennessee national
committeeman, would probably
hold the key to the Southern situ
ation; that other state delegations
would follow Tennessee’s endorse
One Tennessee visitor said there
is a movement afoot to make Reece
a "favorite son” candidate in order
that he might hold the Tennessee
delegation in the safety zone, wait
ing to jump on the winner’s band
Other Taft supporters said he
probably would receive support not
only in Tennessee, but in Louisi
ana, Alabama, and Mississippi.
They looked for possible split dele
gations in Texas, former Taft
bailiwick, and in Florida, North
Carolina and Virginia.
Georgia Doubtful
They would not attempt at this
juncture to predict how Georgia
and South Carolina might line up.
Whatever the ultimate strength
Taft shows up with in Dixie, one
thing is cerAin. He has the pro
mise of Ohio's big block of 53 dele
gates in his pocket if he wants
! them.
Kroll, director of the CIO Political
Action committee, sajd today Sena
tor Taft (R-Ohio) is "primarily re
sponsible” for the high cost of
living and it he runs for Presi
dent he “will not even carry his
own home state of Ohio.
At the same time Senator Wher
ry (R-Neb), in an interview, blam
ed Truman administration for high
meat prices and said they will con
tinue “as long as the government
allows half of our wheat crop to
be exported overseas and engages
in anything but orderly buying of
Kroll, in a statement fr«m CIO
headquarters, said Taft “is now an
avowed candidate ’ for the Re
publican nomination and the CIO
PAC is .'sifting the nefarious rec
ord” of Taft as chairman of the
Senate Republican Policy commit
“We cannot forget his general
ship in the fight against OPA.
which he seeks to disclaim,” Kroll
Interview Himself
Noting Taft’s chairmanship of a
Senate-House committee to inves
tigate prices, Kroll added:
“If Senator Taft is really inter
ested in what causes the high cos'
of living today he can sit at home
and interview himself. He is the
one primarily responsible for it.’’
Wherry scoffed at arguments
that killing of OPA controls
caused steak to soar to above $1 a
pound in some butcher shops and
said the cause is “large exports of
wheat both last year and this
“If we had OPA controls today
we would have the worst black
market and the longest lines at
meat counters ever seen,’’ he de
"We have no meat’ black mar
kets today. Nobody has to stand
in line to buy meat. If the price
is too high, you can leave it alone
or buy something else.”
ALBANY, N. Y„ Aug. 1—(tfl
Nothing short of a political rocket
will propel Gov. Thomas E. Dewey
into announcing he is a candidate
for the 1948 Republican Presiden
tial nomination, an authoritative
source indicated today after trie
governor’s return from a month’s
tour of the west.
Keeping his own counsel, Dewey
dug deep into a high pile of ac
cumulated state work soon after
he and his family arrived this
morning from Detroit, last stop on
a 6,500-mile “vacation” trip.
Although Dewey has not declar
ed his candidacy and does not in
tend to, his Western junket was
partially a vacation but largely a
major phase of his campaign to
win the Presidential nomination.
The governor was represented as
highly pleased with tile results of
the trip. He conferred with Re
publican leaders of 15 states and
12 of them said ne was leading
the field in their states.
Three Exceptions
The three exceptions were Colo
rado, where he was given a “fight
ing chance” against Senator Rob
ert A. Taft by National Committee
man Rex Eaton; Illinois, which is
reported now to be leaning toward
its governor, Dwight Green, oi;
Taft, and Michigan, where it?
senior Senator, Arthur H. Vanden
berg, holds first place in the af
fections of the party.
Informed sources said Dewey
was convinced that he had amass
ed a sizeable lead over Taft and
felt no necessity, immediately at
least, of speaking out on national
and foreign issues, as Taft would
have "ail Republicans” do.
When and if Dewey does take to
the public platform on issues ar
fecting the nation at home and
abroad, it will not be as a declar
ed candidate for the Presidential
nomination, unless something now
unforeseen changes the picture.
COLUMBUS, O., Aug. l-f.T’V
Seiil John W. Bricker departed to
day for a month’s vacation in
Canada, leaving behind police
^bodyguards assigned after a mys
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terious caller telephoned “we're
going to get him this time.”
Five detectives were on duty to
protect the former governor at
last night’s Republican rally here.
Grounds of his home in suburban
upper Arlington also were search
Bricker was not at home yes
terday when his mother-in-law.
Mrs. Maud A. Day, took the threat
ening call. A similar call was made
to the Senator’s downtown law of
Police expressed belief the calls
were from a “crank” but took no
chances. A former capitol police
man fired on Bricker in Washing
ton three w:eeks ago.
Appears At Ease
Bricker appeared at ease during
last night’s banquet. He sat at a
table near the speakers’ platform
and introduced Sen. Robert A.
Taft for the latter’s address.
After the banquet, the body
guards escorted Bricker from the
hall by a rear entrance. Later
three detectives accompanied Taft
out the same way. Authorities de
| scribed the action as a “precau
tionary measure.”
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should be taken to contract with
Hughes” for 100 planes.
In San Francisco, Arnold con
firmed his order for the 100 planes
with the observation “hindsight and
second guessing seem to be in
“Hindsight is *11 very ■well, but
at that time they wanted planes
and wanted them fast,” Arnold
told reporters.
Asked if he thought the Hughes
plane a good one, Arnold answer
“I didn’t say that. We were
in a war. We needed ttye best
equipment we could get in a hur
ry. We needed a fast photo re
connaissance plane like the British
“We tried to build the Mosquito
here and we couldn't. We tried to
build them in Canada and c°uldn t.
We tried to get them from Europe
and couldn’t.
“The only plane we could get
like it was Howard Hughes’s FX-11
and that's why we bought it.”
Copy Exhibited
The committee received a copy
of a technical order covering these
100 planes which noted that they
were to be produced “following a
recommendation frpm Colonel
Roosevelt to General Arnold.”
Echols said he assumed that
Wright Field air authorities want
ed to show by this notation that
they advised against the project
and were overruled.
Also into the record went an
Army Air Forces memorandum
dated March 31, 1945, saying there
was “pressure brought to bear
from very high places” in connec
tion with award of the contract.
Brewster, chairman of the War
Investigating committee, made his
offer to waive Senatorial privi
leges after Hughes announced in
Los Angeles that he will ask the
Justice department t0 investigate
“the relationship of Senator Brew
ster with Pan American Airways.”
This was a reference to Hughes’
statement earlier this week that
the Maine' Senator had offered to
call off the current investigation
if Hughes would merge his Trans
World Airline with Pan American.
“I will welcome the most thor
ough exploration of tnis charge by
the Attorney General in justice to
all concerned,” Brewster said in a
statement. ,
To Waive Privirege*
He added that after Hughes has
testified before the committee, “1
shall be most happy to waive all
committee and Senatorial pri
vileges and appear before the com
mittee as a plain American citizen
under oath.”
Brewster added that "if there
were a word of truth in the charg
es now being made” by Hughes
‘‘they should have been presented
to the Attorney General last Febru
ary at the time of the alleged pro
The Maine lawmaker said “one
does not wait six months where a
blackmail charge is involved.”
Although Finland extends far
north into extremely cold lati
tudes, with rugged climate and
topography, it is an agricultural
country. Lumber is the most im-‘
portant industry. Principal crops
are rye, barley, oats potatoes and
None Better-At Any Price!
DURHAM, Aug. 1 .—(/P)—After
dinner speeches telephoned from
coast to coast featured tonight’s
banquet of the Duke university
Southern California Alumnia asso
ciation at Los Angeles.
The speakers, Dean H^.J. Her
ring and Coach Wallace Wade,
were introduced by Alumni Secre |
tary Charles A. Dukes in the
alumni office of the university
campus at Durham. The listen
ers sat around banquet tables on
the other side of the continent in
Los Angeles. The speeches were
transmitted by direct telephone j
wire from Durham to Los Angeles. !
Thurston Jackson, Duke grad
uate in 1934. presided over the
banquet on the west coast.
The Los Angeles chapter was
reorganized Dec. 15, 1946. To
night’s banquet was the first an
nual meeting since the group was
Whiteville Police
Chief Appointed
Public Works Head
_ i
WHITEVILLE. Aug. 1. — W. B.
Coleman, chief of the Whiteville po
lice force for the past 20 years,
Wednesday afternoon , announced
that he had tendered his resigna
tion as chief to accept the city’s
offer of the post of city superin
tendent of public works.
With the release of his letter of
resignation, city officials disclos
ed that Assistant Chief E. W. Hobbs
had been named acting chief as
of August 1 when Mr. Coleman will
take his new position.
Chief Coleman laid aside his
badge and uniform Friday night,
and hung up his gun and holster
which he wore for 22 years.
Gold, silver, cattle and oil are
important products of Mexico.
IN earnings;
Weekly Wages Down 0.8
Per Cent During June,
Says Labor Branch
RALEIGH, Aug. 1.—UP)—Hourly
and weekly earnings of state non
agricultural workers showed frac
tional declines in June, Clarence
Pritchard, statistics director for
the state labor department, re
ported today.
Weekly earnings, which averaged
$35.28, were down 0.8 per cent and
as compared with May averages,
Pritchard said. Weekly and-hour
ly earnings decreased in 19 in
dustry groups and increased in 16
other groups.
The length of the work week
conformed to a downward trend
in earnings, with fewer hours be
ing worked in 19 industry groups
and more hours worked in 16
groups. With an over-all deeline
of 0.3 per cent, the work week
averaged 38.3 hours.
Manufacturing workers in non
durable goods industries averaged
96 cents an hour; those in durable
goods industries, 84.2 cents. Non
manufacturing industries showed
an average of 75.9 cents. Nine in
dustry groups, all in manufactur
ing, . paid average wages of more
than $1-00 an hour.
Hourly and weekly earnings in
the textile mill products industry
fell sharply, along with a marked
decline in total employment. Hour
ly earnings in cotton textiles, ihe
largest branch of the industry,
fell 4.1 per cent. All other princi
pal branches of the industry show
ed decreases in earnings, and the
length of the work-week also de
clined in most branches.
Weekly earnings in tobacco and
.tobacco manufacturing industries,
which employed 3.000 additional
workers during June, declined 3 1
per cent. Average hourly earnings
fell 1.7 per cent, but were still at
an avert ge oi $1.05 per near
Average hourly and weekly
wages of hotel employees— one of
the lowest-paid groups of em
ployees in the state—fell six per
cent during June. Hole! employees
averaged 39.4 cents an hour m
wages, not 'including tips, or $18.20
for a work week of slightly more
than 46 hours.
BURLINGTON, Aug. 1. — (£*) —
City Judge C. C. Cates, Jr., found
probable cause this afternooij
against • Paul McLeod and kept
his bond at $25,000 in connection
with the slaying of Frank Roberts
here on the night of June 20.
Paul McLeod and his • brother,
Robert, had been charged with the
slaying. Following today’s hearing
the charge against Robert McLeod
was amended to accessory to mur
der and his bond was lowered to
Both men will face Alamance
county Superior Court on Aug.
J. D. Robertson, brother-in-law
of the slain man. testified that as
he entered his home, where the
shooting occurred, af^pr being
summoned by his. wife, he was
Paul McLeod running away from
the scene.
WASHINGTON. Aug. 1—<J&—'The
Foreman’s Association of America
filed suit against the National La
bor Relations board today challeng
ing the constitutionality of the new
Taft-Hartley Labor act.
The Foremen’s union, with head
quarters in Detroit, specifically at
tacked the provision which relieves
employers of the obligation to bar
gain collectively with unions of
IL . - .. - —
The Weather
Weather bureau report of te
and rainfall for the 24-hou: ,
p. m., in the principal cotton i- *
areas and elsewhere: * 0v
SUlion High Low p„
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Alpena ... - 60 ,,
Asheville _ 83 ^
Atlanta _ 93 ;5
Atlantic City _ 73 w ^
Birmingham _ 94 ,
Boston _ 72
Buffalo _ 72
Burlington _ 88 ^
Charlotte _ 91 p^
Chattanooga _ 95
Chicago__ 7R
Cincinnati _ R2 >3 "*
Cleveland _ 74 -.3
Dallas _ .
Denver - 94 ?i
Detroit _ 71
Duluth _ Ri
El Pas.o- _ 94 89
Fort Worth _ .
Galveston _ 89
Jacksonville _ 96 -4
Kansas City_
Key West - 90 :p 7.
Knoxville -- Rtf 57
Little Rock _ 98 74 _
| Los Angeles _ 97 fin
Louisville - 85 ftl
I Memphis _ : t J.
Meridian _ 96 sr
Miami _ 90 75 ^
Minn.-St. Paul _ R2 38
Mobile __ 90 72
Montgomery _ 94
: New Orleans _ 90 72 ^
| New York _ 73 rj
Norfolk _ ;r 7 ^
j Philadelphia _ 80 gj ~
Phoenix _109 rj
Pittsburgh _ 75 53 _
Portland, Me. _ 75 5i
Richmond _ 84 31
St. Louis __ 89 «2 __
San Antonio _ — 71 ^
San Francisco_ 68 39
Savannah_ 96 75
Seattle _ 81 .37
Tampa _ 93 73 _
: Vicksburg _ 96 64 _
Washington _ 78 67 _
There are 52.000 auto repair
garages in the United States.
supervisory employes. It contends
this is discriminatory.
The suit asks the Federal Dis
trict court here to slop the NLRB
from dismissing the union's peti
tions under authority 0l the ac:.
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