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‘SPOON SURGEON’
OF WAR HONORED
Man Who Operated On
Shipmate Off Rabaul
In Denver
' DENVER. Aug. 23—(UP) - Th®
! Naval war hero who performed an
• emergency appendectomy with the
- ojd pf tableware will receive
I pharmacist’s certificate in Denver
: S Thomas A. Moore, a student in
' the four-month course at the capi
I l01 College of pharmacy here
• shrugged off his operation aboard
' a submerged submarine off Rabau
;in 1912 with the statement that
• he did what anyone else would
"have done.
Then a pharmacist mate fn-t
• class with four years experience
' jla general pharmacy Moore did
] the emergency operation on Oeoi
• re M. Platter in four and or.e
’ (half hours. Eight days later the
! patient was on duty.
• Platter had waned foil six a
' one-half hours for a plane to take
iCto the hospital but the proaj
•mity to Japanese bases delay ea
‘the evacuation. Moore managed
:» obtain sutures, .» bernu.U J
• and a scapel. He used bent table
I SPT°heShem"!1 Robert Trumbulhs
‘book “Silversides,” Mooie thou^ *
he might stay m Denver
ite vicinity after receiving -he
; j-egistered pharmicist title.
i: ARGENTINA
'Continued From Page One)
Some Argentine delega^°"
sources foresaw grounds foi pos
sible agreement by tha c01
■on this point in Argentine Foreign
i Minister Juan Bramuglia s state
, ment that his country
“not orthdox.” These sources
‘said this meant Argentina s posi
tion was pliable and euhject to
• variations, as the situation devel
;0PEnrique V. Corominas secre
tary-general of the Argentine del
■e^ation, defended his country s
‘position on hemispheric unanimity
.in an interview early tociay but
1 “We are Democratically inclin
ed to go along with the majority.”
■ Exponents of the opposite view
•*ay the principle of unanimity
'would give one country a veto on
•actions against an aggressor. ^
*■ Corominas said his country s
'position would be made clear at
.the “proper time” in the confer
ence committee on procedure.
' Two developments today were
viewed as encouraging signs that
the conference, which has been m
Session for a week, was reaching
jt least preliminary agreement on
a mutual defense treaty: .
• 1. The first major, committee,
on preamble and principles, ca
rded that meetings of hemi
spheric foreign ministers should
be the supreme body for making
decisions under the treaty. During
a lengthy session, this committee
decided that the pan-American
tTnion would be the secondary
bodv under the pact.
• v The second committee, on ag
gression, whittled its working
Iroup down to a five-nation body
consisting of Brazil, the United
States Peru, Mexico and
•Panama. Sen. Arthur H. Vande
berg (R-Mich), U.S. delegate on
this subcommittee, reported tna
gome progress was. being made.
The Argentine position on pairing
the use of force within the hemi
sphere is its main hurdle. Argen
tine delegation officials said, that
o-ountrv was laying emphasis on
solidarity of the Americas, as. the
Itevstone of the peace structure.
j The presence of Vandenberg on
■the sub-committee was consider
ed significant, in view of his
statement last night that there
should be no distinction between
armed attack from inside and out
side the hemisphere because such
a distinction would be a retreat
from the 1945 Act of Chapultepec
and would “put a premium on
fifth column attacks.”
COMMUNIST
■WINSTON-SALEM, Aug. 23—0J.P.)
-'-Officials of local 22 of the CIO’s
United Tobacco Workers today
confirmed that three former union
officials were tried after they
charged that officials of the local
were communists. The union did
nbt specify the charges against
Arm Matthews, Gene Pratt and
Spencer Long, and said “action
vtas not yet complete’’ against
t£iem.
•Until comparatively recently,
s^rae English children wore neck
laces of dried peony roots in the
belief that it prevented convul
sions' and aided the cutting of
teeth.
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Prohibitionists Have Won Battle
To Dry Up A Third Of The Nation
By NEA Service
The United States is drying up
again, much faster than most peo
ple realize.
On thousands of separate fronts
throughout the country, the Drys
are batting the Wets on the is
sue of prohibition, and in tne
majority of cases the Drys are
winning. In 1.0,000 local option
ejections since repeal, the Drys
nave won 12,000.
Already a third of the nation
has been dried up. Today more
than 25,000,000 Americans cant
legally buy a drink ot liquoi, 10,
00o,00u can't buy legal beer; adl
this according to Frederick G.
Brownell, who assayed the grow
ing prohibition bovement for
American Magazine.
Three states—Kansas, Mississip
pi and Oklahoma—never repealed
their contituptionai bans on drink
ing. Even in traditionally Wet
cities like* Chicago, 128 precincts
have voted themselves Dry.
The biggest battle between
Wets and Drys at tire moment is
being fought in Kentucky, Brown
ell found. Kentucky, which pro-1
duces 43 per cent of the nation’s
whiskey, already is 82 per cent
Dry. Wet Kentucky, Brownell
says, is drier than Dry Kansas.
There are now 92 wholly Dry
counties in the state and 15 more
which contain considerable Dry
territory. The Drys are seeking
local opition elections in seven of
the lemaniing Wet counties this
fail and have an even chance of
winning them, Brownell found.
One argment Drys have been
unable to overcome so far is
"who’s going to pay the bills if
prohibition returns to Kentucky?”
Liquor taxes of $11,000,000 last
year paid almost a third of the
state's general expenses.
The problem of state revenue
killed a proposed state-wide pro
hibition referendum in Alabama
even before it got thoroughly
started because no one coud sug
gest how to replace the neariy
$12,000,000 revenue that would be
lost if liquor sales were banned.
Nevertheless, the Drys are
pushing their campaign for re
turn of national prohibition. Pre
dictions of how soon this can be
accompanied vary from five to
20 years.
“Five years if the Wets don't
get smai-t and correct current
abuses,’’ says Deets Pickett of tire
Boil'd of Temperance of the
Methodist Church.
In Congress, Arthur Capper
of .Kansas heads the Dry forces
in the Senate, and Joseph R.
Bryson of South Carolina, Dry
“internally, externally and eter
nally,” does the same job in the
House.
Bryson estimates that 10 per
cent of the present House is for
prohibition as a matter of prin
ciple while most of the Southern
Representtaives, except tho'e
from metropolitan centers, would
vote Dry as a matter of exped
iency.
On the national front, the latest
drive of the Drys was an un
successful attempt to secure pass
age of Capper’s bill to ban inter
tate liquor advertising. Capper
believes that sentiments for pro
hibition is growing about as fast
as it did at the turn of the cen
tury, before the pasage of the
18th Amendment.
f^\
This map tells the storv of the bat tie for local opition prohibition. More than 25,000,000 Americans
can’t buy a drink of liquor, 10.0 00,000 of them can't even buy beer in the areas where they live
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Obituaries j
MRS. CARRIE GARDNER
Funeral services for Mrs Car
rie Gardner, 82, who died yester
day morning following a lengthy
illness, will be conducted from
Fifth Avenue Methodist church, to
morrow morning at 11 o’clock.
Interment will follow in .Oakdale
cemetery. >
Surviving are four children,
Harry R. Gardner, Mrs. Wilbur
R. Dosher, Mrs. Jeorge T. Farrar,
and Mrs. Aaron Goldberg, eight
grandchildren, and nine great
grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be LeRoy Le
Gwin, Joseph LeGwin. William H.
Palmer, John M. Walker, Dr. E.
P. Walker, Nelson O’Quinn, W.
R. Dosher, Jr., and Harry Dosh
er.
LUTHER CALVIN EDMONDS
FAIR BLUFF, Aug. 23—Funeral
services for Luther Calvin Ed
monds, 56, a former resident of
Fair Bluff who resided at St.
Louis, Mo., will he held Sunday
afternoon at 4 o’clock from the
Chapel of Meares Funeral Home
Interment will follow in the fami
ly cemetery on Edmounds ?lace.
He died Tuesday.
Edmounds, vice - president and
sales-manager of the Wrought
Iron Rande Co., St. Louis, had
been employed by the company for
37 years.
He was born in Columbus coun
ty, the son of the late James Pur
dee Edmounds and Nellie Ander
son Edmounds.
Mr. Edmounds was a veteran of
the first world war and comman
der of the Fair Bluff American
Legion Post during the second
world war. He also was a mem
ber of the Fair Bluff Masonic
Lodge, Wilmington Consistory of
Scottish rite, Sudan Temple, and
the New Bern Mystic Shrine, and
the St. Louis Chamber of Com
merce.
He is survived by his wife,
Mrs. Ruth Goldsmith Edmounds;
two brothers, S. M. of Mullins;
S. C., and J. C. Edmounds of Fair
Bluff; one sister, Mrs. Leon En
zor of Nichols, S. C., nine neph
ews and three nieces.
D. H. (CHICK) MARSHBURN
Funeral services for D. H.
(Chick) Marshburn, 77, of Bur
gaw, who died Saturday after
noon at his home, will be conduct
ed at the Burgaw Baptist church
today at 4 p.m.. with the Rev. W.
A. Poole officiating.
"Surviving are his widow, Mrs.
Bettie M. Gurganious Marshburn;
six brothers, A. J.. W. J-, J- P->
all of Burgaw, E. V. and W. R_
of Maple Hill, and Fred N. of
Kickerton, Va„ and four sisters
Mrs. Civil Lanier, Mrs. Emma
Dixon Mrs. Bettie King all of
Jacksonville, and Mrs. Alice Pow
ers of MaplG Hill.
Britain Sends 4,000
Jews Back To Germany
taken disembarked by
sumably will u , , h.
■'o’ce if necessary with the oh
iective of returning them to
France by rail. ,
■Rnt at the same time the Jew
ish agency of Palestine instituted
ish ag 3 u s proceedings
agafnst British Officials on behalf
if the refugees which agency of
ficials said might prevent the
Jews from being put ashore in
Germany or anywhere else out
! side Britieh territory.
UNIVERSITY OF THE SEA
MOREHEAD CITY, Aug 23
(U.R)—Morehead City s Institute^
The Sea.” a unit of the Greater
University of North Carolina be
gins its autumn semester Sept. 23,
W Ruggles State college ex
tension director, ann^^d today.
TROPICAL STORM
(Continued From Page One)
tioned to evacuate their property
as a precaution against high
winds. Arrangements were made
to warn residents Deyond the limits
of the seawall by radio in time to
come to town.
The State Depart of public safe
ty alerted its officers to be ready
to help. The governor's office,
state Red Cross office of public
health department also were alert
ed for instant action if needed.
In St. Louis Robert E. Edson,
Red Cross disaster director for
the midwest, announced he was
sending disaster workers by plane
to Bay City, Angleton, Port Arthur
and Galveston.
Headquarters have been set up
at Houston and all public schools
have been opened at Galveston for
use as emergency shelters, Ed
son reported. Galvston population
is around 75,000.
Not far from here, the Navy
command at Orange, Tex., order
ed 120 ships of its “mothball
fleet” battended down.
GREEK CABINET
(Continued From Page One)
regarded the fall of the govern
ment as an opportunity for Greece
to organize a more representative
cabinet Officials,, emphasized
that the United States would take
no direct hand in formation of
the new government.)
MAN DECLARES WAR
SACRAMENTO, Calif. Aug.23—
(JP)—He knew he coulden’t win,
but C. J. Carey asked city
councilmen for authority to mount
a 50-mm antiaircraft gun in his
back yard- -and for immunity if
he should hit his target: low-flying
planes with high-powered adver
tising from high-powered micro
phones. '
The request was denied.
Heap Big Rain
Stall White Man’s
Car; Snakes Loose
WINSLOW, Ariz., Aug. 23.—(/Pi
Rescue of persons stranded by the
cloudburst which fclolwed the Hcpi
indians’ annual snaike dance in
supplication for rain Thursday
night at mishongr.ovi was still un
derway today.
Six cars, with their drivers stand
ing by, were still stranded by the
water-filled washes and the mud
dy trails in the vicinity of the Hopi
reservation town 60 miles north
of here. ’
Late yesterday M. K. Cobinson
and Jack Waddell of Winslow, fly
ing light planes, brought four white
women whose cars had been
stranded out of the reservation to
Winslow. The women today were
waiting for their husbands to drive
in and get them.
The dance Thursday night was
attended by a crow’d estimated at
nearly 3,000 whites and Indians.
For two hours before the dance
there had been a light rain. Five
minutes before the colorful festi
vities started the rain stopped.
Half an hour after the dancers had
released live rattle snakes into the
desert to carry their supplications
for rain to the earth gods, rain fell
in torrents.
Truman’s French
Chickens Arrive;
Not For Table
WASHINGTON, Aug. 23—f/P)—
Those two chickens from France
arrived at the White House today
but instead of being consigned to
President Truman’s table they
were referred to the agriculture de
partment.
The chickens were sent here by
a French farmer, George Galli, of
Ioiret, who said he was making
similar gifts to Generalissimo Sta
lin, King George and President
Auriol of France, in order to ‘call
attention to the joys of the fable.”
VALENTINO’S
FRIEND OWN
‘Lady In Black’ Identifies
Self After 21
Years
HOLLYWOOD, Aug. 23 -- The
-Lady in Black” who has been
visiting Rudolph Valentino s tomb
on each anniversary of the silent
screen lover,s death 21 years ago
appeared at the Hollywood ceme
tery mausoleum again today and
finally identified herself.
She said she is Ditra Flame
(accent on the “E”) and this time
she wore a white hat.
“I knew him years ago,” she
said. ‘‘I’ve been keeping the vigil
since 1926.”
Beside Valentino’s crypt she
placed a large bouquet of mari
golds and asters.
“I am’ president of the Holly
wood Rudolph Valentino Memorial
Guild,” said Miss Flame, as she
posed for photographers. ‘‘We
keep alive his memory. I have
one of the most extensive Valen
tino picture collections in exist
ence.”
Miss Flame was not the first
nor the last visitor to the mauso
leum. Earlier arrivals had left
other floral remembrances.
As the “Lady in Black” left,
Mrs. Lucy Partipilo of Chicago
entered.
”1 was born in the same town
as Valentino in Italy,” said Mrs.
Partipilo. “It was a little white
house he was born in, but it is
all gone now.”
Russians Promise
To Release Twd
American Soldiers
SEOUL, Aug. 23—(JP)—The Rus
sians today informed U. S. mili
tary authorities that three Ameri
can enlisted men who were taken
into custody Aug. 12 would be re
leased tomorrow at the point
where they stepped across the
38th parallel, which divides the
American and Soviet occupation
zones of Korea.
An American liaison officer in
Pyongyang, Russian headquarters
in Northern Korea, said he was
given this word by a Soviet repre
sentative.
Intelligence officers arranged to
interview the trio on their return
to Seoul but one officer said, “our
attitude here is ‘seeing is be
lieving.’ The Russians promised to
release them once before, on Aug.
13.”
The three men are T-5 Tommy
F. Pugsiey of Renton, Wash., and
PFCs, John D. Hopxe of Settle
and Gerald K. Geffen of Port
Chester, N. Y.
Members of a telephone repair
party, they strayed across the
demarcation line. Two strong pro
tests had been filed against their
detention, but the Russians' pre
viously had replied only that an
investigation was in progress.
Religious Unity
Group Convenes
At Wildacres
LITTLE SWITZERLAND, Aug.
23—(A>) — Inter-religious coopera
tion will be stressed during the
three-day annual state convention
of the national conference of
Christians and Jews which opens
here tomorrow at Wildacres, sum
mer home of Mr. and Mrs. I. D.
Blumenthal.
Speakers will include Dr. Doug
laos M. Kelley, psychiatrist at
Bowman-Gray school of medicine,
Winston-Salem; Dr. W. C. Jackson,
chancellor . of Woman’s college,
GWreensboro; Edward Heffron,
New York, member of the nation
al staff of the conference; Thomas
L. Robinson, publisher of the Char
' iotte News; and Allyn P. Robinson
Raleigr, state director of the con
ference.
Officers will be elected Wednes
day morning.
PROF. RETURNS
DURHAM, Aug. 23—(A5)—Dr. F.
A. G. Cowper, professor of ro
mance languages at Duke Uni
versity, has recently returned from
France where he spent six weeks
engaged in historical-literary re
search concerning Cautier D’Arras
author of the 12century poetical
romance, Ille Et Galeron.
STUNT H.YING BRINGS DEATH TO THREE AT PICNIC
DEATH RODE INTO CROWDED LADERA PARK, Inglewood, Calif., when a plane piloted by George Porter, 33,
"buzzing” a party of fellow aircraft workers, struck a tree top and crashed. The pilot; Myrna Lynn Coffey, 2,
and Mrs. Eula Walters, 29, were killed. Three others were injured. Deputy Sheriff W. J. Droter (foreground)
inspects the wrecked remnants of four-months-old Kenneth Dale Walters’ baby carriage. Kenneth escaped
with minor injuries. His mother died when the plane hit the ground. Wreckage of the craft can be seen in
the conor ete-lined ditch where it came to rest after tearing across walk. $***-•. (International Soundshato)
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BRADLEY OFF ON INSPECTION TOUR
BEFORE DEPARTING from New York for a six-weeks tour of European
bases, Gen. Omar N. Bradley, head of the Veterans Administration,
talks to reporters. While overseas, he will inspect the conditions of troops
in the Mediterranean Theatre commanded by Lt. Gen. John C. Lee,
A columnist has charged in dispatches from abroad .that Gen. Lee has
countenanced widespread abuses in his command. (International)
British Plane Designer
TwojOtheti Kill,a
WOODFORD, England, Aur „
—W—Roy Chadwick, desi^-g
Britain’s famed Lancaster W °!
was killed today in an unexnJ*1'
.... nigh, „.ckup T
cial-type plane he helped ci-p,
a luxurious tudor II.
Three other fliers d:ed
Chadwick when the huge *Wlth
engined Tudor faltered a ' Ic ''
after taking off on an 5^!
mental flight from Woodfc-d Per'
port, then plunged into a
field. Two members of th* . bj
were injured. cr*w
The plane—desidned to w
Britain’s bid for eomme-iMi:'
supremacy-had accommodL®'
for 36 passengers an equiPPed;°:!
such movations a, a cocktad b
Nashville Man
Kills Two Robbers;
Uninjured
NASHVILLE, Tenn., Aug 23
(/P)—A 45-ycar-old man shot’it
with two burglars at his home
Nashville early today and Iff. bon
dead on the floor of the house'
James Clifford Estes who »
ported the case to state patroW
was suffering from only a
abrason on the hand inflicted b -
a blackjack when he entered h
house about 1 a.m.
City Identification Officer B 3
Griffis identified one of the dead
men as Blanton Kephardt, 34-yf-„,
old ex-convict. The other, whcue
identification was being ’ sough
through the FBI, was known onlv
as “Sparky.”
RUSSIAN NUDISTS
EXPECTED IN RAID
Police Officers Reported
Ready For Demon
stration
NELSON, B. C„ Aug. 23.—(U.R)—
Hundreds of nude members of the
“Sons of Freedom,” a radical unit
of the Russian Doukhobors, were
milling en masse at shore acres
tonight and were expected to
march on to this Kootenay valley
city in protest against arrest of
10 clansmen o n intimidation
charges
Shore acres is situated approxim
ated 15 miles v/est of here.
Nelson Police chief Robert Har
shaw said the demonstration might
possibly last for two or three days.
Harshaw said he had marshaled
his forces, supplemented by other
provincial law enforcement agenc
ies, and was r'-aay to break up
the demonstration, if and when it
comes.
“We just don’t know what will
happen, its pretty hard to tell,”
he said. “They’re really up in
arms now and they might take
off at anytime to parade through
our streets. Those people are
fanatical.
“They may start out at any min
ute and thread their way from
shore acres to Nelson. We’re ready
for them and will handle them
pretty rough ‘ if they come into
town, nude or otherwise, to protest.
If they don’t come tonight, they
might come tomorrow unless some
one quites them down. Can’t tell.” i
Berlin Swim Pools
Closed; 172 Cases
Of Polio Reported
BERLIN, A^g. 23—(JF)—U. S.
military government officials
closed schools and swimming pools
in their section of Berlin today as
an outbreak of infantile paralysis,
mostly in the Soviet sector, con
tinued to spread. A total of 172
cases were reported, including
nine in the U. S. sector. Of 22 fa
talities due to the disease one was
in the American section.
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