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iflumutntmt jHuintutn l$tar ^ State and National News ^VOlI 80.—NO. 313. WILMINGTON, N. C., THURSDAY, AUGUST 21, 1947 ' ESTABLISHED 18$! Truman Sees Huge | Treasury Surplus president Forecasts Continued High Prices, Taxes, Incomes And Employment Will Pro duce Biggest Treasury Surplus In History WASHINGTON, Aug. 20.—(TP)— ^cident Truman attributed a $1, mo 000 000 saving to the Republi r congress today in a budget c Lw which forecast that con r n high prices, taxes, incomes tmf employment would produce ‘"biggest treasury surplus in his t0Tj i *he President said other factors, not counting new sums for l3Cloi' a;d will limit the reduc !°relg-h government spending to SSflSboOO for the year endln2 S June 30. He put the total , 000.000,000. 3 Ir bringing the budget up to , “ Mr Truman made it clear T administration will ask for m money for its international Sam aM this might greatly Ster bis computations. He indicated continued cppoli *irm to lowering taxes. 11 Definite Limitations And be announced he has ordered al. government agencies to keep their next budgets below the ones under which they now operate In some instances he has “establish ed certain definite limitations. In revising a budget he termed "hard-boiled” to start with, the chief executive was unable to say i diis time how much the bill ,'ll be for further international assistance. With the totals sub let to change because of that uncertainty, he predicted that in the current fiscal year ending next June 30: 1 The government wiJ spend an even $37,000,000,000. This is $528,000,000 less than he t stimated when he submitted his original budget to congress in January. 2. Unde Sam’s income will be $41,867,000,000. This is $4,937,000, 000 higher than the actuary calculation. The revision is based on “a continuance of employment, prices, and incomes close to their present levels throughout the fiscal year.” Bigger individual in come tax collections account for $2,100,000,000 of thft boost. 3. The treasury will show a surplus of $4,667,000,000—largest ever tallied—next June 30. The $258,000,000,000 national debt may be reduced to $253,000,000,000 In view of unsettled world con ditions and inflationary trends, Mr. Truman said it would be “reckless” to fail to have a sub stantial surplus. He declared any leftover income and part of the treasury’s spare cash should be applied to the pub lic debt. While he did not mention the issue of tax reduction directly, that evidently put him exactly in the position he took this summer when he vetoed two tax cutting bills on grounds they came at the wrong time. Congress upheld the vetoes. With a few digs, but no outspok en criticism, the President put his own figures up against GOP claims of savings as high as $6,000,000,000 or $7,000,000,000 in the last con gressional session. Democrats have been insisting many of the cuts the Republicans claimed were “phoney.” In any event, spending already has be come a top campaign issue for 1948. Mr. Truman recalled that his January budget estimated expen ditures at $37,528,000,000. Subse quent additions and more in pros pect, plus various technical See TRUMAN on Page Two \CL Hearing Halted; Opponents Seek Data KALEIGH, Aug. 20. —(£>)— Hear ing on an application of the At lantic Coast Line railroad to dis continue two trains between Nor folk, Va., and Wilmington was brought to an abrupt halt today . -Jter opponents demanded that the railroad be required to furnish a nass of data on its operations be -en the two cities. Frank Taylor of Goldsboro, represented the town of Mt. i lodged a motion that fur hearing on the application be poned until after the ACL has nished complete information on revenues and its operat es costs for both passenger and freight service between Norfolk and Wilmington. The motion came immediately after the ACL had completed pre senting evidence supporting its ap plication for discontinuance of the two trains, numbers 48 and 49. The motion was granted by the commission, and Chairman Stan ley Winbome said the commission was anxious that those opposing the application have ample time to present their side of the case. During the day-long hearing the ACL presented five witnesses and sought to prove that it was losing money on the Wilmington-Norfolk run, that arrangements were be ing made to provide adequate mail and express service along the route, and that if the trains are discontinued adequate pas senger service would be provided by remaining passenger trains and by buses. C. B. Smith of Wilmington, chief clerk to the ACL’s auditor of pas senger receipts, testified that dur ing the first six months of 1947 train No. 48 carried an average of 173 passengers per trip and the average passenger revenue per trip was $141.96 and that train No. 49 carried an average of 161 pas sengers per trip and the average daily passenger revenue per trip was* $135.26. C. J. Chenworlh of Wilmington, an assistant to the road’s gen eral manager, told the commis sion that during the first six months of this year, the ACL lost a total of $138,696.43 on the two trains. He said that total revenues from passengers, mail and express were $76,000.17 and listed costs as follows: operating expenses $142, See ALL HEARING On Page Two Father, Son Asphyxiated In Well Filled With Gas CARTER, CROOM FOUND GUILTY Judge Witholds Sentence Pending Further Study Of Case diaries M. Carter, 37, suspend 'd superintendent of the New Hanover county farm, and Clar *r‘ce Croom, 45, were found guilty aie yesterday by a jury in Su perior Judge Leo Carr’s court— Carter of receiving stolen property 'nd Croom of larceny. Sentence was withheld pending further study of the case by the court. It took the jury a little more than 'in k°ur to find the pair guilty to 'onclude a trial that lasted most °f the day. The case was the result of the ‘°ss of approximately $400 by El "Udge Fergus in or near a South .J°nt street wine shop last July Carter's testimony was that he i -'ad no Intention of keeping the rr,oney and “I made a mistake in See CARTER on Page Two The Weather V --- V . FORECAST | iV ^ a rolina—Partly cloudy, con *.jj lather warm Thursday with :0,’ scattered thundershowers in after tirrj'p1,!^ Carolina—Partly cloudy, con rather «aim Thursday. endin„“I°'“«lcal data for the 24 hours ■8 i.o0 p. m. yesterday. t.3fl TEMPERATURES St ™ 18; 7:30 a. m. 77; 1:30 p. m. ei'.m'1. p‘ 82; Maximum 88; Mini •" ‘1. Mean 81; Normai 77. HUMIDITY K:'V*n m 98' 7:30 a' m' 89; 1:30 P- PI ’ '•«> P 111. 72. Ta 1 f precipitation *•15 inches 24 hours ending 7:30 p. m. 1.34 ';^ci^b,cc first of the month ifr,,... ,,TII)ES POR TODAY S Eoa^t andTrC Tables Published by U. ■ ancl Geoaetic Survey). HIGH LOW otttgton - l:l6a.m. 8:24 a.m. ^ssorborn t 1 . 1:49 pm- 8:56 p m “om Inlet 11:42 a.m. 5:15 a.m. . V-iritp ^ 11:50 P-m. 5:45 p.m. 107a m °"j8, Sunset 6:52; Moonrise Mo on set 10:i4.p. rt " FATHER On Pafe Two Two Others Overcome In Attempt To Save Man And Boy CHARLOTTE, Aug. SO — (IP) — A father and his son, who attempt ed to rescue the elder man from a gas-filled well near here, died today and two other men were overcome. The dead were Houston Sloan, 39, and Clayton Sloan, 15, of near by Matthews. Walter Morris of Matthews, who was directing work at the well, was released under treatment at a hospital here. Leon Ray, a res ident of the area, who recovered the youth’s body, was taken to his home in a near collapse. He was pulled up before he could rescue the father. Assistant Fire Chief Mike Gris wold of Charlotte, wearing a com bination oxygen helmet and gas mask, brought up the elder Sloan’s body. W. G. Williamson, a neighbor who said he was one of the first to arrive at the well in response to frantic calls for help, told this story: Morris first went into the well, but was pulled up by the Sloans when he said he smelled what he thought was gas. After Morris came up the elder See FATHER on Page Three DISCLAIMS ANY ROMANCE— Virginia Warren (above), 18-year oid daughter of California’s gover nor, said in Santa Monica, Calif., that Gov. James E. Folsom of Alabama was flying west for a vacation and she planned to see him, but disclaimed any romance. (AP Wirephoto). GM TO CURTAIL CAR PRODUCTION Plants To Shut Down One Week Due To Steel Shortage DETROIT, Aug. 20 — (U.R)—'The Automotive industry, struggling against odds to maintain normal production, received another blow today when General Motors Cor poration announced it would have to curtail output because of a steel shortage. GM President C. E. Wilson said the giant corporation would shut down its Chevrolet and Pontiac plants during the last week in August or the first week in Sep tember. The production halt pre sumably will be for one week only. In addition, Wilson said produc tion schedules would be reduced at the Buick, Oldsmobile, Cadillac and GM truck and coach divi sions. He did not reveal to what extent. A week’s shutdown would cost production of some 15,200 Chevro let passenger cars, 6,000 Chevro let trucks and 3,900 Pontiacs at current output rates. Wilson blamed “a critical short age of steel, particularly fiat roll ed steel for the shutdowns. A similar steel shortage forced GM to close all its plants for a week last month and lay off 180, 000 production workers. The company said Chevrolet and Pontiac workers would he laid off on a staggered basis and See CURTAIL on Page Three DOCTORS MEETING OPENS TOMORROW Two-Day Medical Sym posium To Be Held At Wrightsville Beach WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, Aug. 20—A two-day medical symposium will open here Friday with doc tors from throughout the state in attendance, it was announced to night by Dr. J. Watts Farthing, of the New Hanover county Medi cal Society, host to the meeting. The symposium will get under way with registration at 10 a.m. Friday, and delegates will be wel comed by Mayor E. L. White, of Wilmington and Raeford Trask, mayor of Wrightsville Beach. The full program follows: — 10:00 a.m.—11:00 a.m. — Regis tration: Booths located at Ocean Terrace Hotel and Lumina Pavil ion. 11:15 a.m. — Lumina Pavilion. Dr. W. Houston Moore, Wilming ton, presiding. Greetings from the City of Wilmington, Hon. E. L. White, mayor. Greetings from the Town of Wrightsville Beach, Hon, Raeford Trask, mayor. 11:30 a.m.—1:00 p.m.—Dr. Paul Whitaker, Kinston, presiding. ‘Caesarean Sections In The Inter See DOCTORS on Page Two LINDSAY RUSSELL INJURED IN FALL FROM HIS HORSE Lindsay Russell, Greenville Sound, suffered painful but not serious injuries yesterday when he was thrown from a horse he was riding near his home. The horse shied, throwing the rider to earth. Last night Russell was reported by Dr. J. Watts Farthing as resting comfortably at James Walker Memorial hos pital. Russell did not sustain any brok an bones, the physician added. ‘Kissing’ Governor Says He’s Been Out Stepping HOLLYWOOD, Aug. 20. — (U.F9— “Big Jim” Folsom, Alabama’s “kissing” governor, said tonight he’d been out stepping with Earl Warren’s pretty 18-year-old daught er, but talked about politics when asked whether he’d been a-courtin’ or a-callin’, “That’s a ‘no comment’ question, honey,” he drawled. “Just write anything you want to — only spell my name right.” The handsome 39-year-old Gov ernor, who made some kind of history by kissing the Alabama ladies who showed up for his Demo cratic pow-wows, just laughed when asked if he carried the same tech-. nique into his dates with blond Virginia Warren, daughter of Cali fornia’s Republican Governor. “No comment,” he said. “And those reports 1 smacked 50,000 women are a little exaggerated.” Everybody knows, anyway, a poli tician has to kiss babies to get votes. “Only I started with the 16-year old ones,” he said, “and worked up from there.” Folsom, who towers six feet, eight inches and looks more like a Notre Dame tackle than a Govern See “KISSING” ®n Page Three ^Complete Unity Of American Nations Urged By Marshall; U. S. To Modify British Loan ■1 ■ ■ i - --■-- -.------ • Eliminates Heavy Drain On Dollars Suspension Of Dollar Pay ments To All Countries Except U. S. Allowed WASHINGTON, Aug. 20. —(U.R)— The United States today agreed to modify terms of the $3,750,000,000 (B) Anglo-American loan agree ment. It gave Britain “emergency permission” to relieve the agree ment’s drain on its dollar supply. Secretary of Treasury John W. Snyder and acting Secretary of state Robert A. Lovett announced that “an understanding has been reached” between British and American delegates to a confer ence on the loan. The agreement allows Britain to suspend payments of dollars to all countries except the United States, thus eliminating the heavy drain on its dollar supply caused by the "convertability” clause of the loan agreement. In the original Loan Agreement, Britain had promised to make Brit ish currency acquired by other countries in the course of trade “freely convertible” into dollars after July 15. Argentina, Canada and other na tions with a large supply of Brit ish pounds began asking for dollars, at the official exchange rate of $4.03 per pound, as soon as the “convertability” clause took ef See BRITISH LOAN On Page Two DALTON EXPLAINS HOW RUN STOPPED Convertibility Clause On American Loan Sus pended, He Says LONDON, Aug. 20—(U.R)—Chan cellor of the Exchequer Hugh Dal ton informed the British people tonight that Britain had halted a run on its dwindling supply of American loan dollars ty other countries which had amounted to $242,000,000 in the past 10 days. The run was halted, Dalton said, by suspending the convertibility clause of the $3,750,000,000 Ameri can loan, which gives other coun tries the right to demand dollars for pounds sterling. In effect, the suspension lengthens the life of the American loan and gives Brit ain new dollars to help meet her drastic economic crisis. “In the five working days end ing August 15 we had to pay out no less than $176,000,000,’’ Dalton said in a radio address over BBC. "On Monday and Tuesday of this week we had to pay out a further See DALTON on Page Two U. S. DELEGATES AT DEFENSE CONFER ENCE—Rep. Sol Bloom (second from right), chats with Secretary of State George C. Marshall (right), at opening of the Inter-American Defense confer ence at Quitandinha, Brazil, as three other mem bers of the 17. S. delegation (left to right), Warren Austin, representative of the United States to the Un ited Nations, and Senators Arthur Vandenberg and Tom Connally, look on. (AF Wirephoto)._ _ Russian Foreign Policy Hit; Balkan Dispute Given To UN _ i ——-1 U. S. Throws Smoldering Problem Into UN Gen eral Assembly LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., Aug 20 —(U.P.)—The United States threw the smoldering Balkans problem Into the United Nations General Assembly today less than 24 hours after two Russian vetoes had kill ed all chances of effective action by the Security Council. Formal announcement of the American move came simultane ously in Washington and at United Nations headquarters. Deputy American delegate Herschel V. Johnson requested the action in a letter to United Nations Secre tary-General Trygve Lie. Johnson called the case “threats to the political independence and territorial integrity of Greece” and asked that it be added to the supplementary agenda of the gen eral assembly which meets at Flu shing Sept.. 16. Lie advised the American delegation that John son’s letter had been received and that the item was being added. The transferring of the long-fes tering Balkans dispute from the Council to the “town meeting of See BALKAN on Page Two ‘I Dearly Loved Him’ BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Aug. 20— (U.R) — A pretty Irish war bride cried softly today over a cup of black tea as she recalled how hap py she had been over here during the past year. She said it had been a wonderful year with her ex-GI husband, Earl B. Phillips. But the former Jean Collins choked when she mentioned the long trip back to Beachmont ave nue in Belfast with her eight week-old baby, Michael. “I dearly loved my husband. He was wonderful, even though he was sick and in the hospital most ot the time,” she said. Mrs. Phillips was brewing a cup of Irish tea last night. It was about 10:30 p.m., she said, and Earl was playing with the baby, the infant had just finished his 10 o’clock bottle. “I heard a noise like a water heater exploding. My husband was lying on the bed covered with blood. Michael was beside him.” He left a note, she said. It was addressed to “whomever it may concern.” “Pay her my insurance of $10, 000 in cash before her departure to Ireland and give her everything else due her. You see I am very concerned of her welfare because she has so cheerfully loved me so much.” Phillips, who was 26 years old, had been despondent and sick since he spent a year in a German prison. He was wounded and cap tured shortly after he left Ireland for the battlefront. He and Jean were married just 10 days before he left. They had courted for three years. "We had 21 more heavenly days together after he was freed from a Nazi prison and before he was returned to the states in 1945.” she said. "I followed in May 1946, as quickly as they would let me. Then, he was too sick to meet the train. But I didn’t mind. “Then for a year we were sent from one veterans hospital to an other until last month. We came back to his sister’s but two weeks ago we found our first apartment. “The night we moved in, he came home with a shotgun. His only explanation then was, ‘I might need it!’ ” Along The Cape Fear INLET CONSTRUCTION— C. C. Chadbourn, 415 South Front street, long interested in early Cape Fear history and a student of such events, once more makes a contribution to the Cape Fear column. Chadbourn relates that when the new inlet in the lower Cape Fear river was being closed enormous barges loaded with rock were tow ed on the river from Rocky Point by the tug “James T. Eas ton.” They were landed at the north end of the inlet and placed in position to build the dam, since known as “The Rocks.” Chadbourn says that Henry Ba con, an engineer of “great ability” was supervisor of the work which had been planned by the United States Engineers. It became “the good fortune” of Chadbourn, he related, “that in company with Mr. Bacon’s young son, Harry, who later became a celebrated architect”, to ride down the river occasionally and witness the con struction of the dam. Chadbourn points out that Harry Bacon later de‘l r-.i the famous Linclon Memorial at Washington. CHADBOURN LIVED NEAR DAM — Harry Bacon and Chad bourn lived with the men for a time, who were building the dam. It was in a house on a high mound facing the Inlet. The men working on the dam represented ‘‘an entirely different sphere of lih; from that to which Bacon and Chadbourn had been accustomed and both they and the men found the association highly interesting. The days were spent in swim ing and sailing in the bay which was gradually formed as the Inlet was being closed. The young pair spent their evenings listening to the stories by the men of their varied experiences. • * * HOTEL NEAR SITE — At the end of the gangway, at which boats landed, was a small hotel noted for its excellent cuisine and was popular, Chadbourn says. It was operated by Mrs. E. W. Mayo of Wilmington. Also at the foot of the mound were a few cottages which, together with the hotel, formed a community of its own. Chadbourn fays, "It d was de lightful.” GIRL WALKS HOME FROM PLANE RIDE MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 20—(U.R) —A 17-year-old girl said today that she had walked home from an airplane ride. She said her boy friend had made an unscheduled landing at some town about 30 miles from here, pleading that his plane needed repairs. After a brief interlude, she got out and started to walk. He started his motor and flew away. TOBACCO PRICES SHOWINCREASES Strengthened Demands Send Prices Up On Bor der Belt Markets Strengthened demand sent pric es upward from $.50 to $6 per hundred pounds on Border belt To bacco markets yesterday the State and Federal Departments of Agri culture reported. As a whole, the poorer qualities registered the greater gains while the better qualities were steady to $1 higher. Several grades reached then highest levels for the season. Good lemon cutters, which had previous ly averaged $59 per hundred for the top average climbed to $60. The quality of yesterday’s offer ings was about the same as Tues day’s and sales were a little heav ier. The Agriculture agencies report ed that most growers have almost completed harvesting and pre dicted that blocked sales would prevail the latter part of this week or the first of next. Average prices on a limited See TOBACCO on Page Two SENATOR BILBO’S CONDITION SHOWS SOME IMPROVEMENT NEW ORLEANS, Aug. 20.—(U.R) —Sen. Theodore G. Bilbo was rest ing comfortably here this after noon, a bulletin issued from Foun dation hospital at 3 p. m., CST, said. The ailing, 69-year-old Mississip pi senator appeared considerably stronger today after a report early yesterday that his condition was “weaker.” He was placed on the “critically ill” list last Sunday when a blood clot developed in a vein serving his lungs. A minor operation was performed Monday to tie off the vein and the Senator since has shown signs of steady improve-1 ment. Described As Intolerant, Suspicious And Distrust ful In Survey WASHINGTON, Aug. 21— CU.R)— Russia’s foreign policy was de scribed as intolerant, suspicious and distrustful tonight in a sur vey by Library of Congress ex perts who warned that Soviet pol icy is keyed to a program of world revolution possibly at the risk of World War III. In a special report prepared for the senate foreign relations com mittee, the experts said that com munist leaders are prepared “to play any card available” in their campaign to force “a complete change” in the world’s political, economic and social set-up. The report warned that rela tions between this nation and the Soviets have “deteriorated dang erously” since the two nations worked as “the great allies of World War II.” It cited as a key present-day issue between the two powers the quest for effective international control of atomic energy and the atomic bomb. It rejected sugges tions that it might be advisable for this nation to touch off a “pre ventative” war with Russia before See RUSSIAN on Page Two Pretty Indian Twins Under Witch’s Spell BEATTY, Nev., Aug. 20—(U.R)— The pretty twin daughters if Long Jim, a Pahute indian, lay in a coma tonight in an isolated bark hut, “cursed’' by an angry woman witch doctor who told them two days ago “now you’re dead.” Deputy Bob Revert and Nye county Sheriff W. H. Thomas said they found the girls “lying in a stupor’’ in Long Jim’s hut 8000 feet up in the Mt. Charleston range north of here. '• “They may be dead to the In dians,” Recert said, "But to law officers their hearts beat, they have pulses and breathe.” The girls are named May Bell and Flora Bell and are in their early 20’-s. Both were described as “quite pretty.” The officer said he and the sheriff examined the girls “as closely as possible ' " cumstances” but would not allow them to touch nor move his daughters. “They are under care of an In dian witch doctor who's trying to break the curse by rattling tin cans filled with rocki," Revert See PRETTY On Page Two Binding Defense Treaty Essential Recovery Of Europe Vital To Western Hemis phere, He Says PETROPOLIS, Brazil, Aug. K*— (U.R)—Secretary of State George 0. Marshall warned the American Re publics today that the recovery ol Europe, threatened with starva tion and economic chaos, was vital to the economy of the Western Hemisphere and must be given precedence. He exhorted them to maintain complete unity, behind the safe guard of a binding defense treaty, during the dangerous economic and moral situation in the old world and to reject any encroach ment on the fundamental right* of either nations or individuals. Addressing a plenary session ot the Inter-American defense con ference, the United States Secre tary of State implicitly warned the American Republics that there could be no Marshall recovery plan for the Western Hemisphere while the “complete disruption <rf normal economic and social re lations” in Europe confronts the whole world with grave political problems. ijespue me grave empuaais ivmr shall put on European recovery, Peruvian Foreign Minister En rique Garcia Sayan, who spoke im mediately after him, said that to ignore the economic problems of the Western Hemisphere was to court communism. But Marshall called on th* Americas to show “a sick and suffering world” that “peoples, and nations, who really want peaco can have peace by living in an atmosphere of increasing co-op erative action and good will.” First Speech It was Marshall’s first speech at an Inter-American conference. Listening to him was Senora Eva Peron, wife of President Juan D. Peron of Argentina who is on her way home after a tour in Europe. Marshall said the United States was aware of the economic trou bles of other American Republic! and would continue to “seek a sound basis practical co-opera tion.” But he emphasized that tha American continents had been spared the devastation of war and perhaps could not picture war’s enormity. “Nor do I think we are suffici ently aware of how vastly impor tant to the future of the old world is the unity of the new,” he said earnestly. Perhaps referring to commun ism, Marshall said: “The economic problems caused by the war have developed politi i See MARSHALL on Page Two Starvation Threatens Drought Choked Europe Forest Fires Raging; Milk, Water Supplies Short LONDON, Aug. 20.— (U.R) — Thousands were threatened with starvation today as drought chok ed Europe, blighting crops, touch ing off forest fires, drying up milk and water supplies and adding millions of dollars to post costs. From Britain eastward across the destitute continent came re ports of insufferable heat, in creased infantile paralysis, ruined crops, burned out woodlands—and prospective hunger. Dr. Heinze Runge, weather ex pert at the Potsdam, Germany, meteorological station, said Ger many’s potato and cabbage crops were being wiped out. He fore cast a complete loss unless rain breaks the drought, the worst in 100 years. Fields were wasting away and German farmers were slaughter ing their cattle because they lack ed fodder. Rain within three weeks, Runge said, would be too late. Germany’s rainfall was nine and a half inches below normal. The situation was particularly severe in districts west of the Elbe river, See STARVATION on Page 2 JURY EXONERATES HIGHWAY OFFIC R Rules Death Of Cherryville Police Chief “Justifi able Homicide” KINGS MOUNTAIN, Aug. 20—<ff) —A coroner’s jury investigating the fatal shooting last night of Police Chief Carl Short of Cherry ville today ruled the death justi fiable homicide after hearing testimony that he was shot by a state highway patrolman while re sisting arrest. Short died after receiving five .38 calibre pistol slugs through the body. State highway patrol man Harolotis Dayton said he fired the shots when Short advanced *>n him with a knife. The jury’s action came after Patrolman Dayton testified that the Cherryville police chief showed signs of drunkenness when he re sisted arrest. The patrolman said he spotted Short’s automobile zig zagging down the road and he stopped him and asked him for See JURY on Page Three And So To Bed City Councilman James E. L. Wade has been walking the streets the past several day* with a white handkerchief fit* ted closely under his shirt col* lar, but occasionally the hand kerchief gets out of place and overlaps his collar. The many friends of "Genial Jim" have chided him about the innovation. He says it’s to protect his investment. "It costs 25 cents to get a shirt laundered. It’s much cheaper to have the handker chief washed than the shirt,*' he quips to his friends. Seriously, we think perhafi Jim has something there, especially during these hot days.