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Attlee May
Resign Post
London Daily Mail Says
Prime Minister Tells
Colleagues Of Plans
LONDON, Aug, 19, — (IP)— The
Daily Mail said tonight that Prime
Minister Clement Attlee “has told
his closest colleagues in the gov
ernment that for reasons of health
he intends to resign the premier
4hip in the near future.”
A page one story by Wilson
Broadbent, the Mail’s veteran po
litical correspondent, reported “it
was sa>d in usually well-informed
circles last night that Mr. Attlee
will nominate Mr. Ernest Bevin, the
Foreign Secretary, as his succes
Although Attlee had been under
fire from a substantial section of
his own labor party for his handl
jrg of Great Britain’s economic
crisis, the Mail’s story was the
Irst flat report that the Prime
Minister might resign.
The Mail said that Sunday —
when Attlee and his Cabinet Min
isters held a secret meeting at
No. 10 Downing street — the Prime
Minister agreed to carry on until
the British-American loan revi
;ion talks in Washington had pass
ed their most critical stage.
If Bevin becomes Prime Minister,
(he newspaper said, Chancellor of
the Exchequer Hugh Dalton is ex
pected to become Foreign Secre
ta<5ir Stafford Cripps, President of
the Board of Trade, “is already
mentioned” as Dalton’s successor
in the Treasury post, the Mail
ea id.
Call Cabinet Ministers have kept
silent about Sunday’s hastily-call
ed cabinet meeting, which some
authoratative sources said was or
gee ATTLEE On Page Two
Many Clues Prove Of Little
Value In Officers’
Search For Parents
Police plowed through innumer
iVu'e clues yesterday in an effort
to solve the mystery of who plac
ed the body of a three-day-old
white baby girl in the locker in
the Negro waiting room of the
bus depot, Second and Walnut
But late last right they admit
ted their efforts had been of little
avail. No one had come forth with
any clues as to the birth of any
babies recently in Wilmington
which have not been accounted
for. A check of hospitals and phy
aicians offices had failed to un
earth any leads.
Coroner Gordon Doran last
night said he was not setting the
time of an inquest for a day or
so in hopes that some clue may
Ice unearthed.
However, earlier in the day he
said that Thomas Lawther, J. F.
Applewhite. Jesse Marshall, 0. D.
Curtis and B. T. Hopkins will
lerve on the jury when it is call
See POLICE On Page Two
Quick Actiov^gfed
To Halt l »afnd War
Republicans Appeal To United Nations;
Dutch And Indonesians Report
Heavy Fighting In Central Java
BATAVIA, Java, Aug. 19—CU.R)_
The Dutch and Indonesian gov
ernments reported heavy fighting
tonight in Central Java and the
Republicans made a new appeal
to the United Nations to take
quick action to avoid an island
wide war.
Today’s Dutch communique
said that “drastic retaliatory
measures” had been taken
against Indonesian forces for at
tacking Dutch patrols in the im
portant Salatiga sector on the
highway to Jogjakarta, the Re
publican Capital.
The Indonesian government, in
a broadcast from Jogjakarta, ex
pressed feat that the Dutch would
resort to “large-scale” operations
“with the purpose of occupying all
republican territory.”
“If the Dutch continue to vio
late the cease-fire order on a
large scale with the intention of
occupying all Republican territory
it is obvious that the people and
the government of the Republic
wili defend themselves with all
means,” the statement said.
This means a renewal of large
scale hostilities with the result
that the whole Indonesian archi
pelago will be turned into one
Because of the new situation,
the broadcast said, the Republic
must reject all Dutch proposals
which interfere with the Indone
sian arbitration.
The Dutch did not explain what
they meant by “drastic retaliation
measures,” but it was the first
time they had used the phrase in
their circumspect communiques.
Both the Indonesians and Dutch
issued cease fire orders to their
troops two weeks ago at the re
hest of the United Nations Secur
ity Council.
In the general area around Sab
glatiga, 34 miles northeast of the
Republican capital of Jogjakarta
and roughly halfway between Jog
jakarta and Semrang, the Indo
nesians opened up with mortars
and machine guns, the Dutch
The Dutch said seven of their
men were killed and 17 wounded
in yesterday’s fighting. East and
Northeast of Gombong, v/hich is
60 miles Northwest of Jogjakarta.
Indonesian guerrillas ambushed
Dutch troops, the Communique
said. Along the East Coast of
Java in the Malang sector, it re
Racial Segregation
End Seen For South (
Southern Church Group
Predicts 'Ultimate Dis
solution’ Of Tradition
COLUMBIA, N. C., Aug. 19—UP)
—further action in the case ol
several white college students
who were driven from this town
because of their racial beliefs ap
peared unlikely late today as an
official of their roup forecast the
“ultimate dissolution” of racial
segregation in the south.
Officials of the Fellowship of
Southern Churchmen previously
said the students were members
of their group and they had been
ordered to leave this small, east
ern North Carolina town because
of their “interractial work.”
Their statement followed dis
closure by Sheriff Ray Cohoon of
Tyrrell county that a group of
nearly 300 white men had gather
ed here last week and ordered the
students to leave within 24 hours.
The students had been living at
a Negro home here, the sheriff
Contacted in Bristol, Va., by
telephone, Miss Nelle Morton,
executive secretary of the fellow
ship, said her group “believes
that segregation is sin and as we
begin living as Christians, segre
gation lines will dissolve.
“God is the father of all people
and all men are brothers of equal
worth,” Miss Morton said. She
See RACIAL On Page Two
Gen. Lee Says Criticism
By Ruark “Stab In Back”
Cutters, Lugs Advance
While Leaf Grades De
cline On Border Belt
Irregular price trends, which
*aw tome cutters and better qual
ity lugs advance from $.50 to $4
Ear hundred and some leaf grades
drop from $1 to $5, were reported
Border Belt tobacco markets
Tuesday by the Federal and State
Departments of Agriculture.
Meanwhile, the agencies report
*d, a total of 5,085,910 Pounds
Wfre sold Monday at an average
Price of $47.16—the highest aver
age for the belt since last Mon
day. Sales for the season now to
1,1 28,426,700 pounds and the aver
age is $46.87.
Grades which were lower Tues
day lost all the ground they had
gamed in Monday’s sales.
The agriculture agencies report
ed that the quality of leaf being
fce TOBACCO on Page Two
The Weather
'-“r'o (Carolina—Partly cloudy and
$«n»>ch change In temperature Wednes
8outt, Carolina—Partly cloudy and no
. cortant changes in temperature
oneaday; widely scattered thunder
0?;frs in afternoon.
(Eastern Standard Time)
u 'p,y U. S. Weather Bureau)
“tteorological data for the 24 hours
ng 7:30 p. m. yesterday.
»■ m. 76: 7:30 a. m. 78; 1:30 p. m.
■ J:30 p. m. 82; Maximum 88; Mini
,uai 73: Mean 80: Normal 77.
*1 , * m- 98; 7:30 a. m. 85; 1:30 p. m.
7:W p. m. 73.
• ^ hour5 enc*ln8 7:30 p. m.
1 W°h4; *ince tiie first of the month
I r™ the Tide Tables published by U
cast and Geodetic Survey).
"rnington-12:31 a.m. 7:36 a.m.
lt„. , 12:59 p.m. 8:02 p.m.
"Cfiboro Inlet _ 10:52 a.m. 4:30 a.m.
• 11:04 p.m. 4:54 p.m.
tu.nr's* S.37; Sunset 6:54; Moonrlse
„ Moonset S:43!p.
"Me WEATHER Ob Fate Tw*
Issues Statement To News
men After Tour Of
Army Installations
United Press Staff Correspondent
LEGHORN. Italy, Aug. 19—(U.R)
Lt. Gen. John C. H. Lee. U. S.
Commander in the Mediterranean
said today .that the criticism of
his command by Scripps-Howard
columnist Robert C. Ruark was
a “stab in the back” and “an in
justice to the United States.”
Lee made his statement in his
suite at an Army-requisitioned
hotel at Viareggio to a group of
American newspapermen he had
invited to visit Army installations
and investigate the charges made
by Ruark.
“I consider the series of articles
criticizing the Italian command
not only an injustice to the soldiers
of my comand but an injustice to
the United States,” Lee said.
Lee’s statment v/as made after
the newsmen had returned from
a point-to-point guided tour of the
places mentioned in the articles.
The tour included a trip from
Rome to Leghorn aboard Lee’s de
luxe private eight-car train, a con
ference with Maj. Gen. Lawrence
Jaynes, Chief of Staff of MTOUSA
(Mediterranean Theater of Opera
tions, U. S. Army) and more than
20 full colonels of Lee’s staff,
See GEN. LEE on Page Two
BUTLER, Pa., Aug. 19. —(TP)
— City and state police were
alerted today for — shades of
the old west — cattle rustlers.
Police reported two dark com*
plexioned men, driving a green
stake truck containing three
cows, tried to coax a fourth
bossie into the vehicle at near
by Rockland.
Surprised in the act, the men
No Reason Given For Big
gest Shake-Up Of Gen
erals In Many Years
WASHINGTON, Aug. 19 —(U.R)—
The Army Air Forces today an
nounced the biggest shake-up in
its “top brass” in years, a re
shuffling in domestic and overseas
assignments for 18 generals.
The AAF gave no reason for
the move, but it was believed to
be connected with creation of an
autonomous air force under the
armed forces unification plan. A
War department sources said the
overseas assignments had been
cleared with the State department.
The officers and their new posts:
Brig. Gen. John F. McBlain to
succeed Maj. Gen. Idwal H. Ed
wards as commander of U. S. Air
Forces in Europe. Edwards will
return here for re-assignment.
Maj. Gen. William E. Hall, for
merly a member of the chief of
staff’s advisory group, assigned to
Europe for duty with the office of
See RESHUFFLES on Page Two
Crackdown upon traffic violators
as concerns parking will be opened
today by the Wilmington police.
That was revealed last night as
members of the traffic department
prepared t0 begin serving war
rants upon motorists who have
failed to heed summons issued
Traffic bureau attaches, follow
ing a study of the records, found
that a large list of violators during
the last several weeks have not
obeyed the summons of the red
tags that have been placed upon
parked automonlies.
Serving of warrants upon those
violators will commence this morn
Traffic officers pointed out that
all such violators under the law
are required to report at police
headquarters 24 hours after find
ing such tags upon their vehicles.
They also pointed out that Re
corder’s court fines on such-viola
tions call for, in addition to the
fine, the costs of two actions—the
first which the motorists failed to
heed and the second upon which
they are fined.
42-Year-Old Divorcee
To Marry Youth Of 17
PITTSBURGH, Aug. 19—(U.R) —A
17-year-old boy applied today for
a license to marry a 42-year-old
divorcee who married the first
time when her youthful lover was
three years old.
The bride-to-be is Mrs. Alice B.
Thompson, who got a divorce
from her first husband a little
over two months ago.
The future bridegroom is
George Mikszan, an apprentice in a
a printing plant.
Both live with Mrs. Mary Bol
lard who is Mrs. Thompson’s aunt
and the boy’s grandmother.
“They've known each other all
his life, but they didn’t start dat
ing until Mrs. Thompson moved
in with us last January,” Mrs,
Bollard said.
George “didn’t date much” be
fore he met her, she added, al
though he went with a “younger
girl” for awhile. .
“Then,” Mrs. Bollard continued
“They started going to movies,
swimming, and hiking. They de
cided they were in love.'"
The bride-to-be was matter of
fact. She said: “We plan to be
married Aug. 28. I’ve known
Bee DIVORCEE on Page Two
Russian Vetoes Kill All Chances
Of UN Action In Balkan Crisis;
U. S., Argentina End Long Feud
- I------—
Marshall Talks
At Brazil Meet
Reach Substantial Agree
ment On Major Points
Of Defense Treaty
PETROPOLIS, Brazil, Aug. 19—
(U.R)—The United States and Argen
tina elided their long diplomatic
feud today as the result of a con
ference between Secretary of
State George C. Marshall and Ar
gentine Foreign Minister Juan A.
Bramuglia, authoritative sources
said tonight.
Marshall and Bramuglia not
only reached substantial agree
ment on major points of the pro
posed Inter-American defense
treaty but made a sweeping re
view of United States-Argentine
relations and world political prob
Bramuglia was understood to
have abandoned his demand for
a separate In ter-American eco
nomic conference—pointed toward
a Marshall recovery plan for the
Western Hemisphere—and to have
agreed that a two-thirds vote
should bind the American Repub
lics to act in concert against any
Five subjects were discussed
according to sources close to one
of the principals:
1—United States-Argentine reia
See MARSHALL on Page Two
Death Ascribed To “Delay
ed Chemical Pneumoni
tis” After Autopsy
BLOOMFIELD, N. J., Aug. 19—
(U.R)—A 31-year-old woman who
sued Westinghouse Electric Co.,
last fall for $200,000 on the grounds
that she suffered radio-active
poison while working on atomic
research, died yesterday and an
autopsy today revealed her death
was caused by "delayed chemical
Harrison B. Martland, chief
medical examiner of Essex county,
said an autopsy showed that Miss
Dorothy L. Burns died from what
he termed a new form of occupa
tional disease.
The New York Academy of Medi
cine explained that delayed chemi
cal pneumonitis meant inflama
tion of the lungs due to delayed
chemical action.
Miss Burns, formerly employed
by Westinghouse’s atom bomb
See ATOMIC on Page Two
MEMBERS OF THE BRITISH DELEGATIO N, sent to the United States to begin a study of ways
to modify the terms of the U. S. loan to Britain, ar e pictured on their arrival at the National Airport in
Washington. The Britons, who will present their ca se to this country’s National Advisory Council on
International Monetary and Financial Problems, are (1. to r.): John Marcus Fleming, Economic sec
tion of the Cabinet Secretariat; Sir Wilfred Eady, Second Secretary of the Treasury; Alexander T.
Grant, Assistant Secretary of the Treasury; and Sir Edmund Hall-Patch, Deputy Under-Secretary of
State. (International Soundphoto).
Cadiz Blast Death Toll High;
British Loan Talks Continue
Action Reported Being
Held Up On Anglo-Ameri
can Loan Agreement
WASHINGTON, Aug. 19 — (U.fi)—
Negotiations for revision of the
Anglo-American loan agreement
tapered off to a series of closed
door technical talks today and^in
formed sources indicated that ac
tion. on Britain’s critical dollar
shortage, was being held up pend
ing the return of British Ambas
sador Lord Inverchapel next week.
Inverchapel, who was ordered
back to Washington following two
emergency meetings of the Brit
ish cabinet, was expected here
The London government's deci
sion to rush the vacationing am
bassador back to his post a full
month ahead of schedule empha
sized the importance the British
attache to the Washington confer
British sources said his presence
would raise the talks to a policy
making level. The original British
delegation, which began work
here only yesterday, was made up
See BRITISH LOAN on Page Two
Nation Swelters, But
City Enjoys A Cool 88
While citizens of many sections
of the nation yesterday huffed and
puffed and dried their brows from
the scorching rays of Ole Sol, res
idents of Wilmington enjoyed a
low of 73 and a high of 88 degrees.
From Chicago the United Press
reported that scorching heat
waves slowed activities in a wide
belt across the nation, cut into in
dustrial production and threatened
additional damage to cornbelt
crops—and brought on a splurge
of "rain-making.”
The heat wave, touching the
100-degree mark at some points,
blanketed a wide area from Kan
sas and Oklahoma to the east
coast. Nearly 28,000 were idle in
Detroit automobile plants because
of the heat.
The hottest cities were Rock
ford, 111., Chicago, and Cleveland.
The temperature hit 100 at Rock
ford for the second straight day,
and 99 degrees at Chicago and
Cleveland. The Chicago peak was
the highest on record for August
19 since a 93-degree top in 1916.
Cleveland’s high broke an 11-year
old record for the date.
Cooling breezes from Lake Mich
igan and showers caused a sharp
drop in temperatures in Rockford
and Chicago late today, but the
weatherman said the mercury
would skyrocket again tomorrow.
The east coast, which sweltered
in temperatures in the high 80’s,
was due for warmer weather to
night and tomorrow. Relief was
expected in the Midwest late to
morrow and Thursday from a cold
See NATION On Page Two
Along The Cape Fear
SAILING SHU’S — History of,
sailing ships in Wilmington is ela
borated upon by W. W. Storm,
of World War I, Storm points out,
student of such matters. He
brings forth a detailed and inter
esting account.
The Wilmingtonlan associated
with the Wilmington Tron Works,
points out that two schooners
were built in Wilmington by his
company. Those were sailing "ves
sels, in addition to the first one
launched here June 5, 1833.
It was during the early stages
of Wolrld War I, Storm points out,
that the Wilmington Iron Works
and the railroad controlled by the
company, entered into a contract
with R. Lawrence Smith of New
York to erect two such ships.
They were of 2,200 tonnage,
four-masted schooners, 220 feet in
length. One was named the “Corn
mack” and the other the “Haup
page”. Later the shipyard was
taken over by the Naul Shipbuild
ing Company under an agreement
with the Wilmington Iron Works,
according to Storm.
• • •
The Naul company completed the
vessels, after which that firm
started construction on a yard of
their own at a point just above
the Hilton Railroad bridge. How
ever, that yard was abandoned
before the completion of the
firm’s first ship.
It was the “Hauppage” which
was bound without cargo from
Wimington to Porltland, Maine
when it was shelled by the Ger
man Submarine U - 151 sometime
in May 1918. The sheUing was
shortly before the German sub
marine arrived off New York.
The vessel did not sink but turn
ed bottom up. She was towed into
Newport News and later recondi
tioned and put back into service,
Storm related.
• • *
recalls Captain Sweeney, com
mander of the schooner. The Wil
mingtonian was captured by the
commander of submarine and
held prisoner for a short time be
fore he was released somewhere
near Sandy Hook, N. Y. In the
belief of Storm, the U-151 was one
of the first German submarines to
operate off the United States
The two schooners erected here
were much written about in the
early days of the first world war,
Storm says. The “Commack”
crossed and recrossed the Atlantic
ocean many times. It also is be
lieved that the two vessels were
the largest of their types ever
to have been built in North Caro
lina up until that time.
CHICAGO, Aug. 19. — (JP) —
Litigants in the stockyards po
lice court had a chance to real
ly air their views today in 98
degree heat.
When Judge Justin F. Mc
Carthy arrived in court the
steaming room was packed with
some 120 perspiring persons.
With the unqualified approval
of the entire group, Judge Mc
Carthy adjourned to a vacant
lot outside, where he presided at
a desk shaded by an umbrella.
Judge Me Carthy pronounced
the open air court “a very decid
ed success.”
“Big Jim” And Pretty
Miss Virginia Warren
Dodge Reporters
SANTA MONICA, Ca„ Aug. 19—
(U.R)—Handsome, young James Fol
som, the Governor of Alabama,
saw the sights of Southern Cali
fornia today with Virginia Warren,
pretty, blond daughter of Califor
nia’s governor, but they dodged
reporters who wanted to talk about
their reported romance.
The 39-year-old Folsom, who met
Miss Warren, 18-year-old Univer
sity of California co-ed, during a
recent Governors’ conference at
Salt Lake City, Utah, flew into
See GOVERNOR on Page Two
Sheriff F. Porter Davis is l?ok
ing for twenty-five pretty girls be
tween the ages of 16 and 25.
No charges will be preferred,
the sheriff said. He wants the
young ladies to participate in a
beauty contest to be held at Caro
lina Beach in connection with the
annual N^rth Carolina Sheriff’s As
sociation convention, which opens
at the resort this morning.
The contest will be held Thurs
day afternoon at 4:30 o’clock and
cash prizes and pairs of nylon hose
will be awarded the first three
place winners.
Sheriff Davis said that young
ladies, married or single, are eligi
ble to enter the beauty contest for
the title of “Miss North Carolina
Contestants are urged to register
at the Carolina Beach Police head
quarters Thursday morning be
tween 9 a. m. and 1 p. m.
Casualties Estimated From
200 To 500 Dead, 5,000
To 6,000 Injured
CADIZ, Spain, Aug. 19. —(U.R)—
Thousands of exhausted rescue
workers dug in ruins by floodlight
tonight in search of wounded vic
tims of a government torpedo fac
tory disaster which wracked Cadi;
for 17 hours.
Estimates of the casualties rang
ed from 200 to 500 killed and 5,00(
to 6,000 wounded.
There was a tendency tonight
however, to scale down estimate:
of casualties. It was still impossible
to attempt an authentic list be
cause many remained buried ir
the ruins of two populous Cadi;
districts after the chain explosior
of 140 torpedos and about 1,00(
ship mines and the resultant rag
ing fires.
Rescue squads worked under ;
blistering sun all day and continu
ed tonight after the installation o:
emergency light generators.
They worked the harder because
physicians said that many of the
dead had bled to death in the ruins,
It may take days to complete a
It’s Safe If Nothing
Goes Wrong, Girl Says
AVON, Conn,, Aug. 19.—(U.Rfc—|
Wearing a pair of loose-fitting
slacks, a leather jacket and a
football helmet, the little lady
steps into a coffin, shuts the lid
tight, pulls a switch, and —
Five sticks of dynamite blow the
coffin to bits.
But when the smoke clears
away, there stands the little lady
—the indestructable Miss Helen
Howe — smiling and unharmed.
Miss Howe admitted today that
“there’s a gimmick to it”—a trade
secret, ia other words. Also, that
if something goes wrong there’s
no future in her job.
“Apparently a lot of others feel
the same way about it—the future,
I mean,” complained the dyna
mite girl.
“For months I’ve been trying to
get an understudy. You have to
rest once in a while on this job.
“I put ads in the papers, and
the girls come flocking in.
“But they want to see the act
first. That finishes it. They never
come back.”
Miss Howe pulls no punches in
See “IT’S SAFE” «i P*l» *we
General Assembly
May Get Proposal
United States Threatens
To Take ‘Collective Ac
tion’ To Block Plot
— (U.PJ —Two more Soviet vetoes
killed all chance tonight of United
Nations security council action in
the Balkans crisis.
The crucial east-west deadlock
now will be thrown before the 55
United Nations general assembly
by the United States in a final
effort to promote peace in south
eastern Europe through machin
ery of the UN. The general as
sembly is schedule to meet Sept.
If that fails, the United Statjs
has threatened to take “collective
action” to block an alleged plot
by communists to seize control of
Soviet delegate Andrei Gromyko
cast the 15th and 16th Soviet ve
toes to crush last-ditch proposals
by Australia and the United States
to install a long-range UN border
watch in the Balkan and brand
the trouble there as an outright
threat to world peace.
Australia’s William R. Hodgson
heatedly denounced big-power vot
ing privilege as “the most vicious
instrument ever utilized by man**
for thwarting the will of the ma
Gromyko, silent through the two
and a half hours of debate which
See GENERAL on Page Two
Gains Strength Yesterdaj
Morning After Night
NEW ORLEANS, Aug. 19—(U.R)—
There were no new development*
in the condition of Senator Theo
dore G. Bilbo of Mississippi late
tonight and he was still “critically
A doctor at Foundation hospital
said the wiry, 69-year-old white
supremacy advocate was “resting
after a little something for sup
per.” Bilbo gained strength this
morning after a relapse late last
night. He slept lightly during the
Foundation doctors performed *
minor operation yesterday to tie
off a vein to prevent a blood clot
from moving to block a lung ar
tery. Doctors said enlargement ol
the clot would cause swift death,
See BILBO on Page Two
U. S. To Support Dutch
Plan For Settling War
Dispute May Be Talked
Outside Of United Na
tions Council
19 —(U.R)—The United States dis
closed today that it would support
in essence The Netherlands plan
for settling the Indonesian dispute
outside the United Nations.
Anuria’s position on the Indo
nesian conflict was set forth for
the first time by deputy delegate
Herschel V. Johnson in the UN
security council only a few mi
nutes after Andrei Gromyko of
Russia accused the United States
of trying to bypass “the UN in
settling the dispute because, of
American “economic interests’’ in
the troubled Dutch East Indies.
Johnson promptly denied
Gromyko’s charge.
Then, Sutan Sjahrir, former In
donesian premier, rejected The
Netherlands proposals—a plan for
an investigation of the trouble
zone by an “impartial’’ govern
ment and a second inspection by
career diplomats now stationed in
Batavia. Sjahrir urged the coun
cil to act immediately in Indone
sia before Holland’s 100,000 well
equipped troops “put an end to
See U. S. SUPPORT on Page Two
Termed Threat To Ameri
can Education At An
nual AF k Convention
BOSTON, Aug. 19. —(U.R)— The
merit system of determining
teachers’ salaries was scored as
a “threat to American education”
at the 30th anual convention of
the American Federation of Teach
ers (AFL) here today.
Secretary - treasurer Irvin R.
Kuenzli 6f Chicago urged the 300
delegates to fight legislation which
would base teachers’ pay on the
score a teacher makes on rating
Kuenzli criticized the New York
State legislature for passing a law
requiring that “salary increments
beyond a certain point ... be bas
ed on a rating system.” He said the
New York legislature was influenc.
ed in the measure by Gov. Thomas
E. Dewey.
“If competant and conscientious
teachers who are professional edu
cators rather than politicians in
their outlook are to be saved from
the worst kind of political exploita
tion, these laws which require that
See TEACHERS On Page Two
And So To Bed
Coroner Gordon Doran was
driving into the city yesterday
from his summer home at Har
bor Island with his three-year
old son, Jackie.
At 17th and Princess streets,
the coroner stopped his auto
mobile to pick up some police
detectives on their way to the
station. Discussion of the
finding of the body of the baby
girl at the bus depot followed.
Officers admitted they were
unable to find a solution.
That is until Jackie spoke
up. “I know how to find out,”
be volunteered. "Just call the

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