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William Craig Keen, critically ill batboy of the City Optical soft bail team, wil be presented with -" official American League base ball * autographed by the entire 2few York Yankee team, and will jlso receive a surprise gift from the owner of his favorite major league team, the Washington Sen atcrs. The 12-year-old Wilmington youngster who is a favorite of local softball fans and who is un dergoing emergency treatment at the°James Walker Memorial hos pital will receive these gifts di rectly from the Yankee Stadium office of Larry MacPhail, who sen: his best wishes, and from the” office of Clark Griffith in Washington, who invited young Craig to visit him as soon as his health permits. (Continued in ‘Other Side of Sports on Sports Page) GEN. EISENHOWER INVESTIGATES LEE Inquiry Ordered Based On Ruark Articles In Wil , mington News WASHINGTON, Aug. 16— (U.R) — Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower said today he would order a full-scale investigation of alleged “intoler able" conditions reported in the a,my’s mediterranean command b\ Robert C. Ruark, Scripps-How ard and Wilmington News colum nist. The Army chief of staff told newsmen at National airport here that a tOD war department offi cial. probably Army Inspector General Maj. Gen. William Wyche, would leave for Italy early next week to conduct a first hand investigation. Eisenhower said the army’s in vestigation would take “from 10 days to two weeks.’’ He said the investigator would make a formal report to nim. In a series of columns from Italy, Ruark has accused Lt. Gen. John C. H. Lee, U. S. Mediterra nean commander, of making life ‘‘intolerable’’ for enlisted men but correspondingly easy for officers. Eisenhower said Lee has asked the War Department to investi gate the charges. The investiga tion will be made, Eisenhower said. Sally Rand In Court Again Monday SPRINGFIELD, 111., Aug. 16— Mb—Fan Dancer Sally Rand and Strip-teaser Georgia Sothern are billed to appear here Monday in police court. Sally was summoned today to answer a disorderly conduct charge brought by Georgia, who alleged that Sally and Sally’s man ager—Georgia’s husband—were to gether in a Springfield hotel room last night. The Weather Meteor oil •deal data for the 24 hours ending 7 ;30 p.m. yesterday. Temperatures . 1:3C a m. 76; 7:30 a.m. 76; 1:30 p.m. 84; ,;:50 P-m. 82. Maximum 87; Minimum 73; Mean 80; Norma] 78. Humidity . 7:30 a m. 91; 7:30 a.m. 91; 1:30 p.m. 68; ,:3° pm, 75. Precipitation Total for 24 hours ending 7:30 p.m. — 0 00 inches. Total since the first of the month — •18 inches. Tides For Today 'From the Tide Tables published by 1 S. Coast and Geodetic Survey) High Tow "ltiTUngton _ 10:28 a.m. 5:12 a.m 10:57 p.m. 5:25 p.m. -^sonbero Inlet 8:20 a.m. 2:14 a.m. 8:44 p.m. 2:24 p.m. Sunrise 5:35; Sunset 6:57; Moonrise v'^\ a-m.. Moonset 8:12 p.m. “iver stage at Fayetteville, N. C. at 8 am- Saturday, 9 8 feet. V' ASI;i:;gT0N. Aug. 16.—(/P)—Weather -port of temperautre andrain • ;r, the 24 hours ending 8 p.m. in the r'mcipal cotton growing areas and else where : ,S,!ali,‘" High Low Prec. pLMrs’GTON _ 87 73 Asheville _ 82 67 quanta - 87 67 Ip,' -r._ 60 47 1.20 5™alo _ 80 66 0.06 CprioUe _ 39 66 ,.r,ica80 - 80 68 Cincinnati __ __ 84 72 "I' 80 57 E p&‘!- 79 61 nuhon - 91 73 0.16 Jacksonville _ __ _ 89 72 0.20 Sos Angeles_ 84 57 nemphis _ 88 73 0.14 v'?mi - 89 77 0.08 ' Orleans _ 86 76 0.04 Vork _ 79 75 0.02 oelphia _ 92 75 p. Ia:-d. Me. _I_ 68 64 0.15 s 'ip md - 95 71 j.. A-onio _ 97 73 8.’ ’'cisco _ 70 52 ■ !i ... _ 87 73 0.58 - 68 56 "ashington _ 93 72 The Winner MISS WHITE _ VIVIAN WHITE WINS CONTEST Miss Fayetteville Chosen ■ Miss North Carolina At Wrightsville Miss Fayetteville (Miss Vivian White) was last night chosen Miss North Carolina at the Junior Chamber of Commerce beauty contest at Wrightsville. Second was tied between Miss Rocky Mount (Patsy Parrish) and Miss Elkin (Helen Tomiison). Third was Miss Brevard (Caro lyn Kiney). More than 2,000 were presefS at Lumina pavillion, The young Fayetteville gir.XY^ jf crowned by Lieut. Gov. L. l2> lentine before an admirW ,s ence. The “Miss Am$jj*<% test is slated next nO1 W a .t lantic City, N. J. Y g? Yesterday's activ5 with a parade of the r - Realities through the Wrigfc ousiness section. Included in ,e parade were members of city Council, fire trucks, and police escort. The parade, which started at 11 a.m., had an individual automo bile for each contestant. At 3:30 p.m., the talent show was staged at Lumina at Wrigrtsville, with each of the cotnestants present ing a specialty number, such as singing or dancing. Music for the dance and pageant wag provided by Royce Stoener and his orchestra, while Mrs. Han nah Block, Wilmington pianist, served as accompanist to the con testants at the pageant. Governor Jails Rich Square Men JACKSON, Aug. 16—(AP)—Sheriff J. C. Stephenson of Northampton county today re-arrested seven white men on charges growing out of an attempted lynching of a young Negro here last May 23. The sheriff served a bench war rant issued earlier in the day by Superior court Judge J. Paul Friz zelle of Snow Hill which charged the seven with conspiring to break and enter a jail and with intent to kill and injure a prisoner. The arrests took place in the office of Buck Weaver of Rich Square, one of three attorneys for the seven defendants. All seven were immediately released under $2,500 bond each. The seven defendants are: Rob ert Vann, Russell Bryant, Linwood and Gilbert Bryant, brothers, Glenn Collier, Joel Cunningham, and W. C. Cooper all of Rich Square. Earlier today at Raleigh Gover nor Cherry announced that he had issued a commission to Judge Frizzelle to sit as a committing magistrate in the case. The charges grew out of the re moval of Godwin (Buddy) Bush, 22-year-old Negro from the jail here by a band of armed, masked white men here early in the morn ing of last May 23. Bush, how ever, made a dash for freedom and fled in the darkness as a bul let whizzed over his head. A Northampton county jury last week refused to return true bills against the seven men and it also (Continued on Page Two, Col. 4) GREEK ‘REBELS’ ARMS THE BEST Disclosure Made After Guerrilla Leader Pro claims Free Greece ATHENS, Aug. 16 —m—Gen. Markos Vifiades, Greek guerrilla leader, proclaimed by radio broadcast the organization of a military government in “Free Greece” and the government to day seized published copies of the proclamation as soon as they ap peared. ' At the same time Greek third army headquarters in Salonika announced intensified guerrilla ac tivity at « dozen points, ranging from western Thrace to western Macedonia, during the past 48 hours. Use by the guerrillas of heavy mortars not even available to government forces was report ed. Napoleon Zervas, minister of public order, declared the setting up of a “bandit government on Greek territory” was a “comic manifestation of the Enver Hoxha Markos radio station” but never theless the government was “at taching the necessary im portance” to the event. A Greek general staff spokes man has charged that the guerril la radio was located at Tirna, capital of Albania, where Gen. Enver Hoxha presides as premier of the Albanian government. SLAIN WOMAN’S SEWING MACHINE KEPT OPERATING CHICAGO, Aug. 16— (A3) —Miss Leda Duty, 50 year old proprietor of a dress shop, was found myste riously bludgeoned and stabbed to death today in the rear part of her locked store in the North side Edgewater district. Miss Duty apparently was slain shortly before midnight. She had been seen with customers in the front of the shop at about 10 o'clock last night. She sometimes worked late in’ her apariment, where her sewing maohine's • mo tor was still operating when her body was found. , , , ,. NOTED DOCTORS TO MEET HERE Medical Symposium At Wrightsv^le Beach Friday Dr. Hobart A. Reimann, Magee Professor of the Principals and Practice of Medicine, Jefferson Medical college, Philadelphia, will be one of the principal speakers I. A. BIGGER for the Medical Symposium on Recent Advances in Medicine and Surgery, to be held at Wrights viile Beach, August 22. He will (Continued on Page Two, Col. 2) Truman’s Air-Board Would Bar Commercial Aircraft From Non-Fireproof ’Ports _ v " 1 * "" LEAF VOLUME, PRICES LOWER ‘aOiv Hours Of Sale Es * tablished In Border Belt By THE ASSOCIATED PKESS Volume was extremely light and prices for most grades were lower on tobacco markets of the border belt last week, the Federal and State Department of Agriculture reported yesterday. Most grades were down from $1 and $2 per hundred pounds below opening week figures and a few grades lost as much as $4 and $5. Several grades fought against trend and showed rises of from $.50 to $3, but volume for these grades was very small. Gross sales for the week total 16,452,645 pounds at an average of $46.24 per hundred. This average was $1.91 below last week’s. Sales for the season now total 23,340,790 pounds at an average of $46.90. In the same period last season 49,522,507 pounds had been mar keted for an average of $55.55. The low volume was attributed to the late harvest and strict ad herence to a sales limitation of 1,600 pounds per day set of buy ers. Effective Monday, the flue cured marketing committee has extended ho>rt, of sales on the border markets from four to five hours and increased the limit to 2,000 baskets per day per set of buyers. A large percentage of the bor der tobacco, the agriculture agen cies reported, is selling below the government support price, and it (Continued on Page Three, Col. 3) SOAP-BOX DERBY RACES ON TODAY First Event Scheduled At Two With Final Ex pected At Four AKRON, O., Aug. 16 —(U.R)—A tot al of 135 youthful speed-demons from all parts of the country stood poised today for new assaults on the all-American Soap Box Derby speed records here Sunday. The test runs were over and the judges had completed their minute inspections of all the home-made racing cars entered in the 10th annual run down “gravity grind.” The kids, trying everything in the books and in their imagination to increase the speeds of their tiny cars, came up with a new idea that was also ruled out be fore race time. Many of them decided to coat both themselves and their racers with graphite to “lessen wind re sistance.” Track officials explain ed they had the idea that by clos ing their pores with graphite they would lessen the resistance of their bodies to the wind as they hit speeds around 30 miles an hour. The first heats of the big event start at 2 p.m., Sunday, with the final scheduled for about 4:40 p m. [-■ — - - — -■ —I-* HER LOVE LETTERS READ BY JURY BEULAH LOUISE OVERELL, 18-year-old heiress charged with bludgeoning to death her parents, sits alone In court at Santa Ana, Calif., .with downcast eyes as the jury read passionate love letters she exchanged in jail with her sweetheart and co-defendant, George (Bud) Gollum. (AF Wlrephoto).__ Hemisphere Meet Proves Solidarity QUITANDINHA, Brazil, Aug. 16—(AP)—A proposal for joint mediation of the Paraguayan civil war was adopt ed unanimously today by the 20-nation inter-American con ference, and Argentina reaffirmed her demand for swift economic aid and cooperation in the hemisphere. The conference, called to draft1 a hemispheric defense treaty, adopted a mediation proposal by Uruguay under which it will dis patch messages to both sides in the Paraguayan conflict asking for a quick end to the fighting. Argentine Foreign Minister Juan Bramuglia asked the dele gates “if we were able in. defense of world peace far from our shores to offer economci kelp and cooperation to countries needing it, why cannot we do the same within America?” Bramuglia said such a program would be “the compromise of America with America which will allow us, after it has been ac complished, to offer to the men of the world in stormy, painful hours the refuge and source of new cre ative energies.” Earlier, this week the Argentine foreign minister called for a spe cial inter-Amreican economic con ference. Some delegates have opposed plans now for an economic ses sion on the ground that insuffi cient time remained before the next inter-American conference iD (Continued on Page Three, Col. *) WHITE EXPECTS MILK TO GO UP Says New Law, Distance Of Supply, Containers, Cause Milk prices in Wilmington will be boosted one cent per quart in the near future, as a result of measures taken to comply with a new state dairy law effective Sept. 1 that requires greater pur ity in pre-pasteurized milk, E. L. White, owner of the White Ice Cream company, announced yes terday. White’s present price Is 21 cents per quart. The law will require that all bottled milk have a bacteria count of less than 200,000 per cubic cen timeter before pasteurization, he said. Before, North Carolina law (Continued on Page Three, Col. 6) Civil Action Planned In Rhodes Death; New India To Strenghen Military i. + - NEW DALHI, Aug. 16 —(/P)—The joint defense council for the new Dominions of India and Pakistan decided today to strengthen the military forces in riot torn Punjab province. A government house announce ment said the council’s action was designed to “put an immediate end to the lawless state of affairs which prevails in the Punjab the scene of recent bitter communal fighting between Moslems and Hindu-Sikh elements. The decision was made by the council a day in advance of the scheduled announcement of the findings of the boundary commis sions on the division of the Pun jab and Bengal between India and Pakistan. Authorities fear the boundary findings may touch off even fiercer communal rioting. Earlier Prime Minister Ja waharlal Nehru of the Dominion of India gave a stem warning that rioting must cease. He said his government would spare no one who participates in disorders “whether he be Hindu, Moslem or Sikh.” Ala., Senator To Address Methodist Group LAKE JUANLUSKA, N- C„ Aug. 16—(A*)—Sen. Jhon Sparkman (D-Ala.) tomorrow will address the opening session of a southwide laymen’s conference at this 'sum mer assembly ground of the Southern Methodist church. Most of the 5,000 congregations in the southeastern jurisdiction will send delegates to the meeting, which continues through Wednes day. _. ,_.__ _ ‘V THE NEW INDIA INDIA INDIA BECAME two independent dominions in ceremonies at Karachi (1), capital of Pakistan and at New Delhi (2), seat of the Hindu government. Bioting continued at Lahore (3), while at Cal cutt (4), Mohandas Gandhi was greeted by rock throwing demonstra tion. An Indian government spokesman said that most of the P«®ce Iv states have joined with Hindu India with only a few states (white areas), undecided. Kashmir. Hyderabad, and Northwest Frontier states are largest of the undecided states. Others are Indore >A), Bhopal (B), Khairpur (C). and Bahawalpur (D). The British infor mation service reports that Kalat state in Baluchistan (black area) has voted to remain independent. (AP Wi*ephoto) • __ —__ Civil action seeking damages in the death of Noah Cecil Rhodes, Jr., Wilmington youth, slain Au gust 7 at the Asheville-Henderson ville airport will be started soon, it was indicated yesterday by State Senator J. P. Mozing, Darl ington, S. C., attorney for the family. “I definitely will advise the Rhodes to sue the Asheville-Hen dersonville airport,” Mozingo said. ‘‘Their case looks good, in fact one of the best I’ve seen in many years,” he declared. Mozingo who returned from Hendersonville early yesterday after attending the coroner’s in quest Friday into the death of Rhodes, said that he had confer red with his colleague, R. L. Whit mire there, on the possibility of legal action. He did not discuss the matter at length with Rhodes’ parents, he said, because ‘‘they were still in a grieved condition about their son’s death, and the ordeal of the inquest had been a big strain on them”. In the event that civil action is taken, Mozingo will attempt to prove that Sheriff Bill Dalton had previously warned the airport au thorities that they had a (J R. Calton) in their employ who was "incompentent,” and was il legally carrying a gun in his duty as watchman, Mozingo said. Dalton testified at the inquest that he had warned the airport officials, more than two months ago that Calton "was not properly deputized, and that if he was not removed from the force, they (Continued on Png* Thrto, Got. 4) Bluethenthal Safe, Local Leaders Say Hamilton Hicks Thinks More Personnel Ma|| Be Required; Henry Boyd, Acting Managff Believes Equipment Meets Approva* Whether or not Bluethenthal airport conies within !>• bounds of the new federal proposal announced last night to bar commercial aircraft of all kinds from airports not hav ing suitable fire-fighting equipment and personnel could not be learned at a late hour. The Washington report did not mention any airport In Wilmington, authoritive sources thought it would, but that added personnel may be required. Should Bluethen thal not be considered within bounds it was indicated the county would have to spend extra funds to buy equipment to correct the deficiency if the proposal becomes an out right order. . . The Washington dispatch and Wilmington opinions i -- t LOCAL OPINIONS Hery E. Boyd, Jr., acting man ager of Bluethenthal airport which is under New Hanover juris diction, and Hamilton Hicks, air port authority and engineer, last night, when informed of the Wash ington dispatch, agreed ample protection, in equipment, is loca ted at the field. Boyd said: “Until we get more traffic I believe we are adequately cared for. More traffic, exceeding that of the anticipated Piedmont lines to start soon, might mean we’d need additional men and equip ment.” Boyd said he and one other man lived on the field, and at night kept the fire truck between their homes and the runways. He said a total of three men, excluding him self, were always working at field maintenance, and that usual ly there are at least two others doing special work. The crash trucx, ne saici, is com plete with eight CO 2 type extin guishers and is kept parked near the men a* work so there would be no time lost in getting into action should a crack-dp occur. He said the airport personnel had been drilled in fire fighting technique, but added that these drills were not “on any definite schedule.” “We do not have a crash truck crew,” he said, pointing out that such an arrangement would be “very expensive.” Hamilton Hicks, chairman of the aviation committee of the Chamber of Commerce, said: “In my opinion we have ade quate equipment to cope with any fire emergency and we have fire fighting equipment that I be lieve will satisfy any investigation. But, the only question in my mind is the personnel problem. I think we might be wise to add some personnel.” HOPE ABANDONED FOR ENTOMBED BRITISH MINERS WHITEHAVEN, Eng., Aug. 16— (/p)—Rescue crews abandoned hope this afternoon for 111 men en" tombed behind tons of fallen rock by an explosion in an undersea coal pit of the goverment-owned William mine. . The bodies of 54 of the victims of yesterday’s tremendous bla^ had been found. Sixteen of them were brought to the surface from the clear end of the blastd pas sage, and others were discovered by rscue workers who broke through 250 yards of rock falls. Wives ot the miners, some cry ing and others too stunned for tears, watched silently, clinging to any slim hope for their men, while rescuers in oxygen masks toiled for more than 12 hours to reach the pit, two miles out under the Irish sea. Its tunnels extend four miles undersea at a depth of 800 to 2,000 feet. “God speed the rescuers, one woman cried out. Myron Taylor Returns To Rome On Peace Mission WASHINGTON, Aug. 16 — UP)— Myor C. Taylor headed back to Rome today to renew his discus sion of world condition with Pope Pius XII as ambassador and per sonal representative of President Truman. A White House announcement said Taylor and the Catholic pre late wil confer “on problems re lative to the establishment of peace under a moral world order and to the alleviation of the hu man suffering still continuing in many parts of the world.” Ramadier Accuses Reds Of Alien Urge LYON, France, Aug. 16 — UP)— Premier Paul Ramadier today ac cused the French Communist party of acting under “foreign” influence and declared the Social ists could not bring the Commun ists back into the coalition govern ment. ^ . . . . ...._ AIRPORT PROPOSAL WASHINGTON, Aug. 16 .-ifft— President Truman’s Air Safety board proposed today that com mercial planes be barred from air ports lacking adequate fire-fight ing equipment or plans to provid* it. ' It also suggested in its filth report to the president. A prompt hearing and decision by the Civil Aeronautics board on whether a flight engineer or other extra member should be added to the crew of a four-engine plane. Should harnesses be required for pilots and co-pilots, by next July 1, to protect them in crashes. An “intensive study” of facing seats toward the rear. The boarg^ said that “on the surface it seems much can be said for such seats.” An investigation by the Civil Aeronautics administration of thg entire problem of design of emer gency and other exists. Headed by James M. Landis, thk board was created by President Truman after a series of air dis asters this spring. Many of iff recommendations for improved air safety were technical; others were of a general nature. snorts to induce cities to pro vide equipment have not been very successful, the board said, and “more driect action seem* r#. quired.” Hence the recommendation that the Civil Aeronautics board au thorize the Civil Aeronautics’ ad ministrator to forbid the landing or take-off of all commercial plane* at airports lacking adequate fir# fighting equipment or not having # program for getting it on file wjth the administrator for approval. REDS LOSE VOTE . ON BANK IN UN 13 To 3 Supports U. S, Proposal Linking Bank To UN LAKE SUCCESS, Aug. 16—fgPi— The United Nations economic Bnd social council tonight overrod# vigorous Russian opposition and approved a draft agreement Rnl(> construction and Revelopment ing the International Bank for R#r with the UN as a specialized agency. Despite Soviet charges that fh# agreement violated the UN chap ter, the council approved by * vote of 13 to 3 an American pr<* posal to accept the agreement ajyj to recommend its approval by the general assembly. Only Russia, White Russia «*d Norway voted against the UN *#► olution. Czechoslovakia and N#w Zealand abstained. Earlier Russia w* deleted, H to 3, when he moved formally to send the agreement back to th# negotiating committee for revi sion. The council also rejected # Norwegian proposal to defer no tion until specific directives wer# laid down by the general asset* blv. The fight over the bank devel oped as the council drove toward adjournment of its four-weeki tea sion. As a result of the long de bate. The delegates were forcd to go into a night sssion begin ning at 7:15 p.m. (EST). --— Skystreak May Be Navy’s Fastest Pkw« WASHINGTON. Aug. 16 — Eg— The experimental Douglas streak, which may be the Wavy • fastest plane, is reported weep ing up slowly in west coast testy to the area around the speed at sound. No figures have been released o® how fast the skystreak has flown, but it was designed to probe the lower fringes of the sound barrie? —somewhere between 600 and WO miles per hour. STATE WOMAN ELECVSD DURHAM, Aug. 16—(S’) — ilia* Mary C. Singleton of the Duke hospital division of physical Ifoera* py has been elected chairmen at the house of delegates of the Jtatyp* ican Physical Thearepy aseoerih tton. -*—* t ' <'