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^^ _ Served By Leased Wires Partly ^^BB B B ^BH Ba M MM ■■ of the not so warm with possible thun- B BJ ■ ^k ■ ■MB^^ ASSOCIATED PRESS dershowers today. ■ ^BB . M Bl Bmb MM #njj y,e warm in west portion and possible thun- I ML "nr VlM UNITED PRESS B B B HBB__ | 9 PUBLISHED INf'BB _ _ | |HBB ^B ^BP With Complete Coverage of . • __ ^&7ir01E €B7V yg^MB) E>[HEAg y EHf fig National New. ~——1-:___ ___WILMINGTON, N. C., SUNDAY, AUGUST 3L1947. SECTION A—PRICE TEN CENTsT Descendant Of Pioneer Family Dies Mrs. Margaret McPherson Everitt, 75, Passes At Greensboro relativeshere Native Wilmingtonian Was Member Of St. James Episcopal Crurch GREENSBORO. Aug. 30.—Mrs. Margaret McPherson Everitt, 75, 612 N. Mendenhall street, died at 5-20 P- m. yesteI'day at Piedmont Memorial hospital after a serious illness ot seven weeks. Descendant of a pioneer South eastern North Carolina family, Mrs Everitt was a native of Wil mington, but had lived here for the past 29 years. She made her home with her daughter Mrs. George C. Hutton. She°was the widow of John A. Everitt, and a member of St. James Episcopal church of Wil mingrou. Surviving are two sons, J. Mack Everitt, Greensboro, and John H. Even’1' Washington, D. C.; three daughters, Mrs. Floyd T. Noah,. Mrs° Hutton, Greensboro, and Mr= George C. Covington, High point; three sisters, Mrs. Mor rison ' Divine, Mrs. C. C. Chad bourn. Mrs W. H. Northrop, all of Wilmington. Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock today at Forbis and Murray chapel, Greensboro. The ' Kcv. Mr. Carl Herman, rector of St. Andrews Episcopal church, will conduct. The body will re main at the funeral home until 9 o’clock tomorrow morning when the funeral party will leave for Wilmington. Graveside service wall be conducted in Oakdale cemetery when plans are com pleted. IpolicemF INDIA SLAUGHTER Writer Tells Of Terrible Conditions In The Orient By ROBERT MILLER LAHORE, Pakistan, Aug. 29.— (U.P.)—A series of minor riots that started around Lahore and Am ritsar two weeks ago when Mos g lems and Hindus were revelling I in their new-found freedom had 8 developed today inio a blood feud g engulfing the Punjab. None is spared—Moslem, Hindu, | Sikh, man, woman, child or babe i in-arms. It is worse than civil I war where some standards are observed. It is pure savagery, reports say. The only profiteers are the buz zards. They have never been sleeker or fatter. Thousands have been killed— Moslems by Hindus and Sikhs; Hindus and Sikhs by Moslems. Unless order can be restored within a few days, the toll will be appalling, officials say. The governments of both India [ (Hindu) and Pakistan (Moslem) I have not been able to cope with [ the killings. Minor officials in I many cases not only have tolerat i ed the liquidation of minorities, I but have cooperated. Two Moslem majors in the | frontier force between the East (Hindu) Punjab and West (Mos lem) Punjab are awaiting trial i for ordering their troops to attack refugees. The mission of the frontier force is to keep the peace. Numerous police have joined in uaugmer and plunder. The Moslem press and the Hindu press stir up hate every hay with biased articles. Censor ship prevents the printing of the Ml picture. There is hardly a community in the Punjab which has not been affected. Entire pop ulations have been wiped out and towns and villages burned. My experience and the experi ence of others has been that the only reliable force for law and order ;s composed of Gurkha /oops, commanded by British of !c,prs. I! is impossible to get erther police or native Moslem or Hindu troops to shoot members of ■heir oWn sect and often impoo M>;e to keep them from killing ■ws* 0f opposite faith. Whit,-. officers of Indian regi-1 1/'- are doing their utmost to hc’f iheii troops in line. Discip ■ /' was unimpeachable in the be “'nning; now there are repeated ^stances in which these well-dis iCcntinued on Page Two, Col. 4) I i be Weather ^•JJWMoJoglcs! data for the 24 hours ' " 1:3Q p.m. yesterday. 1.. ... Temperatures ;• •’ 74; 7:30 a m 76; 1:30 p.m. 81; P m. 76. Minimum 73; Mean 78; 1.. Humidity • , •' 7:30 a.m. 97; 1:30 p.m. 75; -,J P-m. 86. T0.„ Precipitation 0 :-J irche 24 hours endin8 7 :30 t>.m. — 6inchesCG *he *irS* °* the montp — ,F Tides For Today S. r, l!;e Tide Tables pubilshed by U. '-oast and Geodetic Survey). \V:iri , ,,, High Low •o on _ 9;32 a.m. 4:26 a.m. ilasonbv t. , . 9:54 p m- 4:32 p-m J *n*et 7:15 a.m. 1:24 a.m. Sun,wo - 7:42 p’m- 1:28 p-m i:C5 v ' Sunset 6:40; Moonrise i Moonset 5:28 a.m. >.:.i L<g,e a- Fayetteville, N. C. at 8 -turday. (missing) feet. Continued on Page Eleven, Col. 4) Clang, Clang, Bed Ahead! COMPLETE WITH HISSING air brakes and foot clanging bell, Norton Clark, 14. of Newton, Mass., “drives” his horse-car trolley front in his bedroom, with full sound effects. Norton satisfied his trolley hobby by constructing the front end with parts salvaged from modern as well as last- century trolleys. (AP Wirephoto) B.H.BridgersGiives MemosToState RALEIGH, Aug. 30—(A1)—A unique collection of Con federate surgical instruments has been placed in the state hall of history, it was announced by Dr. Christopher Crit tenden, director of the department of archives and history. PRE-HOLIDAY DEATHS AT 67 Death Toll By States Cited Saturday By Safety Council BY THE ASSOCATED PRESS Traffic fatalities mounted Satur day night as the nation’s Labor Day exodus began. Since 6 P. M. Friday, 67 persons had died accidentally throughout the country. Automobile accidents already had killed 53. One person was drowned. Thirteen others d’ed in other mishaps related to the holi day, including five who were vic tims of small plane crashes. The National Safety council esti mated that 250 persons would be killed in traffic accidents over the three-day week end. Following is the death toll by states (traffic, drownings and mis cellaneous in that order): Arizona 10 1; California 4 0 0; Colorado 2 0 0; Connecticut 1 0 0; Georgia 2 0 0; Idaho 0 0 3; Illi nois 0 0 2; Indiana 2 0 0; Iowa 5 0 0; Maine 0 0 1; Maryland 2 0 0; Massachusetts 3 0 0; Michigan 3 10; Montana 4 0 0; New Jersey 10 1; New York 6 0 3; Ohio 5 0 1; Oklahoma 1 0 0; Oregan 1 0 0; Pennsylvania 2 0 0; Texas 2 0 0; Vermont 10 0; Virginia 1 0 0; Washington 10 1; West Virginia 10 0; Wisconsin 2 0 0. LOCAL WEATHER REPORTED GOOD Generally Pleasant Hold day Forecast Saturday Night Generally pleasant weather for southeastern North Carolina except for scattered thundershowers his afternoon, was predicted late last night by the government weathe station at Cherry Point, highest temperature will be about 85 degrees. . The Cherry Point weather sta tion reported flying conditions as follows: Contact flying with eigM mile visibility from Wilmington north and south after 10 a. m. Sunday; three mile visibility prior ^Tomorrow will be overcast in the morning with possible showers but the afternoon will be free of tent rain ?nd sun shine and early evening rains the skies were free of clouds and- stars and the moon shone brilliantly at 9 p. m. Beach and local law enforcement agencies reported no major' auto mobile accidents and also that motorists were observing safe rules of driving. The city hall, courthouse, post office, customs house, and all banks will be ciosed tomorrow for the holiday which began after the half workday yesiemay. Virtually all stores in the city also will be closed tomorrow, but will be open all day Wednesday instead of having the usual after noon holiday. . . Carolina Beach and Wnghtsville Beach expected good crowds for the final long holiday of the season, as well as Holden Beach and Long Beach in the Southport a,rea The weekly meeting of the board of county commissioners, sched uled for tomorrow, will be held Tuesday instead. Only routine business was on the agenda yes terday. Meanwhile the Associated Press said: , A narrow. imaginary band stretching from East to West dl (Continued on Page Two, Col. T> r The collection was the porperty of Dr. Edmund Burke Haywood of Raleigh and has been donated by B. H. Bridgers of Wilmington, Dr. Haywood’s grandson. It has teen labelled and arranged by Mrs. Joye E. Jordan, head of the hall of history, where now on dis play. The collection, consisting of an amputation saw and knives, hem ostatic forceps, bone file and cut ter, trephine set, dissection instru ments, nerve hooks, retractors, and various other items were ex pertly fashioned of the finest steel, ivory, and silver, and en closed in velvet-lined, brass-bound mahogany boxes specially design ed for the purpose. It made up the equipment of the surgeon of eighty years ago. With these Instruments Dr. Hay wood could set a femur, tie a blood vessel, remove a button of bone from the skull, or amputate a leg. In the collection is a com plete steam itomizer, as well as an electric machine patented in 1854 by Davis and Kidder. Also including in a scarificator, a con trivance having several lancets moved by a spring and employed by surgeons between 1800 and 1865 to make small incisions in the skin, as in cupping. stateTeaf SALES REPORT Lower Prices And Extreme ly Light Volume Re ported By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The first week’s sales on the 1947 Eastern North Carolina flue cured tobacco belt saw compar ably lower prices and extremely light volume. The United States and North Carolina Departments of Agricul ture reported practically all grades ranged from $1 to $17 be low averages established during the first week of sales in 1946k Gross sales amounted to only 21, 613,815 pounds, compared with 42, 962,440 pounds during opening week last year. The general aver age was $43.34 per hundred, or $9.02 under that paid in the same period in 1946. The chief reason for the lower average was decline in averages by grades. Another main factor in the week’s marketing was the large amount of tobacco delivered to the Flue Cured Tobacco Coopera tive Stabilization corporation. Re ceipts were estimated at 18.5 per cent of sales. Loans were avail able last season by prevailing prices were considerably above advance and deliveries were neg (Continued on Page Eleven Col. 2) New ‘Foldin’Money’Reported In Large Leaf Bundles This Weekend Following First Sales On Wallace Market by JOHN SIKES WALLACE, Aug. 30—There was new folding money in large bun dles bulging in the pockets of far mers of this section today after five days of sales on the 1947 to bacco market. The bundles heaped Up to near ly $100,000 per day for each of the five days of sales on the Wallace market which opened last money. Offi«ial figures, released today, show that the three Wallace ware house firms paid out a total of $496,003.64 for the week of sales. This amount represented payment for 1,066,598 pounds of the weed that has been classified as golden, both because of its color on the warehouse floor and the fact that it Drings in the stuff for which gold is supposed to stand for. As in past season, the Wallace Tobacco Market was at the top in the Eastern North Carolina Belt for high price average. The million-odd pounds sold during the week fetched an average of $45.25 per hundred pounds. As of Thursday the Wallace market went into a sales block that had been expected all along. The block will doubtless, continue for several days, probably weeks. Wallace warehousemen, seeking to prevent unnecessary delays and inconvneiences to their far mers, have urged all tobacco growers to book floor space in ad vance so that their tobaccos may be sold with the greatest expe diency. Under general marketing regu lations, the Wallace market is permitted to sell but 1.600 piles of tobacco per day. These are sold in four hours of selling time. Therefore, farmers who’ve been • given space in advance on the four floors here will have the chance to sell their tobacco on al lotted days. Those taking a chance on space may be disap pointed. And Wallace warehouse men are bending every effort, to use a cliche, as well as their backs to see that no farmers are disappointed. From all and sundry, the tobac co crop in the Wallace area is reported to be the largest in the past several years and now that the farmers, long delayed by rains and other inclement weath er, are getting their weed ready for market fast there is an al most steady flow to town. Each of the warehouses here reports good sales. The houses are Husseys Nos. 1 and 2, operat ed by W. L. (Bill) Hussey, George D. Bennett, and Jo* H. Bryant, Blanchard and Farrior’s, opefated by O. C. Blanchard and William H. Farrior, and New Duplin Nos. 1 and 2, operated by A. H. Car ter, A. E. Rackley, and John Chesnutt. In keeping with custom, and other tobacco markets, the Wal lace market will not be open on Monday, Labor Day. The next sale here will start Tuesday morning at 9 a.m. at Husseys No. 1. With in influx of new money Wallace merchants today reported volume of sales on the upgrade, especially since Thursday when the market first blocked after comparatively light offerings of tobacco on Tuesday and Wednes day. The light sales on those two days were attributed to the fact that the growers hadn’t yet got their tobacco ready to place be A Solicitor Supects Murder In ‘Slaying’ And ‘Suicide’ Of Walter Piner And Wife ■—--* Vandenberg Wins Praise Republican Honored For Part In Drafting Hem isphere Defense QUITANDINHA, Brazil, Aug. 30 —(/P)—A resolution thanking Sen. Arthur H. Vandenberg (R-Hich) for his part in drafting the re gional arrangements section of the United Nations charter at San Francisco in 1945 and his role in drafting the inter-American mu tual defense treaty here was in troduced into the record of the inter-American conference today. The Michigan senator led the presentation of the United States’ views in committee sessions dur ing the current conference and is considered by many delegates chiefly responsible for adoption of a number of the defense pact’s provisions. Senator Vandenberg later ex pressed belief that the treaty would be ratified by the U. S. Senate. He told a news conference that the treaty could not “be attacked on the basis of diluting the United Nations” and declared: "We are looking all over the earth for a ray of sunshine and we cannot find it, but here is a lighthouse of hope. In this stage of history two continents have found a way of joining hands for the preservation of peace and se curity. This is a> tremendous fact.” The Republican senator said he believed the treaty would have a great “psychological and spiritual” effect in the world. Referring to the reception the treaty would receive in the Senate, Vandenberg said he could not pre dict the action of his colleagues but added that “continental inter est in the Monroe Doctrine has been so acute for so long that I consider all preponderant? to be on the side of Senate approval.” Asked if he thought the treaty would start an arms race in Latin America, Vandenberg said he be [ lieved it would have the opposite effect. The senator also said the Pan American union and inter-Ameri can defense board would always “welcome any closer ties Canada wishes to make at any time.” FLAMES KILL 54 IN THEATRE Two Balconies Collapse And Many Hurt In Panic PARIS, Aug. 30— W) —Ap proximately 54 persons were be lieved burned to death tonight when a motion picture theater in the Paris suburb of Reuil was de stroyed by fire. Police said 34 bodies had been taken from the gutted select theater and that about 20 more were be lieved in the wreckage. A short circuit in the wiring of the second balcony of the movie house started the fire, police said. Balcony supports collapsed and members of the audieye seated there were pitched on to those below. There were about 600 persons in the theatre when the fire broke out. In the panic that followed per sons in boxes along the sdes of the theater were thrown into he melee on the floor blow and many spectators were trampled and trapped in the path of the fire. A crowd of weeping relatives and friends of missing persons stood by the smoking ruins while firemen from Paris, St. Germain and Versailles searched for bodies. The nearby office of a justice of the peace served as temporary morgue. —_______¥ Brazil Conference Okays Defense Plan SHADED OUTLINE indicates area in western hemisphere from Arctic to Antarctic, which will be included in hemispheric “security region” guarded by guns of all the American republics under a plan approved at Quitandinha, Brazil, by a 14-nation subcommittee of the Inter-American Conference. (AP Wirephoto) Two Million Cheer Legion’s Parade By OTTO E. STURM United Press Staff Correspondent NEW YORK, Aug. 30—(UP)—In a stirring panoply of color, marching precision and martial music, the American Legion — 65,000 strong — marched up New York’s famed bittn avenue toaay. New Yorkers, who love a pa rade, turned ot en masse for the big show of the Legion’s 29th an nual gonvention and it was esti mated that 2,000,000 persons lined both sides of the flag - bedecked avenue along the two-mile route of march. They cheered, whistled and clapped hands as the gray-haired veterans of Chateau-Thierry and the young ones of Guadalcanal marched by, behind colorfully-un iformed bands and shapely, dex terous drum majorettes. Four thousand police held back the crowds. 15,143 Legionnaires had marched past the official re (Continued on Page Eleven, Col. 1) RED FISH TIDE HITS LONG ISLAND Frantic Efforts Made To Clear Holiday Beaches WOODMERE, N. Y., Aug. 30— (U.R)—The mysterious “red tide” that has killed millions of fish off the coast of Florida struck in North Atlantic waters for the first time today when thousands of tons of dead fish were washed ashore on Long Island beaches. Beach attendants were busily burying the fish, described as moss-bunkers and mullets in an effort to clear the beaches for the expected holiday crowds over the Labor Day week-end. The fish, decaying and rotting, were driving would-be swimmers away from the beaches with their odor, but truck farmers carried away loads to use for garden fer tilizer. _ GALLOWAY LEADS LOCAL LEGION Drum And Bugle Cops Wins Acclaim From Large Crowds By WADE LUCAS NEW YORK, Aug. 30 — North Carolina’s delegation stepped out today in the American Legion’s twenty-ninth annual convention parade. More than one million seven hundred fifty thousand peo ple according to the New York World Telegram lined Fifth ave nue to watch the forty-eight states' and five territories march in the traditional American Legion pa rade. Heading the North Carolina pa rade was State Commander Ray Galloway of Wilmington, N. C., and just behind him was the Wil* mington Drum and Bugle corps state champions of North Carolina who got profuse applause on Fifth avenue as well as a few boos from those whom we consider the subversive element. The red coat ed boys from Wilmington really put on a show for New York. Following the Wilmington Drum and Bugle corps were the veter ans of World War I and II who marched incidentally as best they could three miles up Fifth avenue. Ninety-nine per cent of them made it. Following the veterans were the Asheville Legion band which also put on a big show all the way up Fifth avenue. Climaxing the North Carolina delegation in participation of the (Continued on Page Eleven, Col. 1) Thorough In yjiry’ Under Way; Case N otClosed, HeSay s Deputy Sheriff D. L. Ganey Agrees With Moore That A Third Person Could Have Staged The Deaths By BOB KLINE. Staff Writer Possibility that one or more persons conspired and committed a clever double murder in the “slaying” by her estranged husband of Mrs. Walter. G. Piner and his sub sequent “suicide” before dawn Friday at Woodburn near Leland was announced last night by District Solicitor Clifton Moore and Deputy Sheriff D. L. Ganey. Solicitor Moore said: “A thorough investigation is being conducted to deter mine if a third party did the shooting,” and that the case has not been closed and will not be closed until all the evidence has been examined. The solicitor’s announcement came in spite of an earlier statement from the offic eof the Brunswick county coroner that an inquest would not be held. Ganey agreed with Moore that a third person might have killed the pair, arranged the bodies in the room, and made an exit through a window by a ladder. When Ganey first entered the case he said he was of the opinion it was ‘Suspicious’ SOLICITOR MOORE PAUL MANTZ WINS BENDIX Average Speed, California To Cleveland, Is 460, 423 Mph. CLEVELAND, Aug. 30 — (/P)— Paul Mantz, Hollywood’s gabulous flying man, today won the 2,050 mile bendix race and $10,000 first prize- for the second consecutive time when he flashed across the finish line at an average speed to 460.423 miles an hour. Mantz won by the closest mar gin in the history of the Bendix, although his speed was 25 miles faster than the winning time last year and about 180 miles an hour faster than the last pre-war win ner. Mantz covered me cuuise Van Nuys, Calif., to Cleveland in four hours, 2# minutes and 57 seconds in his souped-up P-51 Mustang, air force fighter. Only one minute and eighteen seconds behind him was Joe De Bona, flying a P-51 entered by Thomas C. Call, of Los Angeles. De Bona's average speed was 458.2 miles an hour and his elaps ed time was four hours, 28 minutes and 15 seconds. ' The apparent third place winner was Bruce Gimbel, also flying a P-51, entered by Jacqueline Coch ran, wife of Floyd Odium, New York financier. Gimbel covered the course in 5 hours, 4 minutes, 10 seconds, for an average speed of 404 miles an hour. HOW THEY FLEW CLEVELAND, Aug. 30 — W— Here are the finishers, their speeds (Continued on Page Two, Col. 5) NEWS OF TROOP MOVEMENTS BANNED UNDER GREEK RULE ATHENS, Aug. 30—W—The new rightist Greek cabinet, headed by Premier Constantin Tsaldaris, de cided tonight to issue a decree “banning publication of reports relating to troop movements, mili tary operations and comments on same and on military activities in general.” J The decision was rnade at the cabinet’s first meeting. Tsaldaris’ government has the task of re storing order in large sections of northern Greece where leftist guer rillas have been battling Greek army troops for months. a murder and suicide. Finer, 40, a prominent dairy man in North Carolina, and hi* 47-year-old second wife, who also had been married previously were found shot to death in an upstairs bedroom of a house oc-1 cupied by Spurvey Sneeden on U. S. 17, near Leland. Both had been residents of Fay etteville, where the funeral will be held. Mrs. Piner had been a. waitress at Williams restaurant, at the junction of U.S. routes 17 and 74. She died or her birthday, after her husband had reportedly given Mrs. Liston Williams, wife of the restaurant operator, five dollar* the night before with which to buy Mrs. Piner a present. - Ganey, who said that Mrs. Pin er’s body wts found slumped down behind the door which open* from the inside, agreed that a third person might have killed the pair, arranged the bodies in the room, and made an exit through the window by a ladder. He did not say if a ladder was found on the premises. Fingerprints on the gun, found between Piner’s legs, have not been taken, he said. “It was an old gun, and I doubt if prints could be taken from it,” he said. Piner’s funeral will be held at 2:30 p.m., today, and Mrs. Piner’e at 5p.m., today. Piner is survived by four daugh ters by a former marriage, and Mrs. Piner, the former Letha Cumber, by two daughters and one son. The dead couple had been mar ried approximately one year and had been separated for three weeks. FIRE DESTROYS ‘SUNNINGHILL’ Philip And Elizabeth To Live At Buckingham Palace LONDON, Aug. 30— (U.R)—Living with the in-laws became a defin ite prospect today for Lt. Philip Mountbatten after a pre-dawn fire virtually destroyed the 25-room Sunninghill mansion where he and heiress presumptive Princess Elizabeth were to have set up housekeeping after their marriage Nov. 20. Philip’s outlook, however, 1* a little better than that of the ordi nary bridegroom forced to dwell with the bride’s family. After their honeymoon, he and the prin cess will move into Buckingham palace, which has considerable more room than the ordinary house and where a special suite already had been prepared for their use on the occasions when they would come to London from the country. Aliso, according to Buckingham palace sources, the couple prob ably will not have to stay long in the home of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth. There are plenty of vacant country houses, the size of Sunninghill mansion, or larger. The problem is to get them re paired and renovated. The fire that ruined Sunninghill, near Ascot race course, started about midnight. Scotland Yard, after investigating a report that a man had been seen running away from the mansion just before the fire was discovered, announced it had ‘‘definitely rule<J/out any sug gestion of arson.” • The Yard believed that a cigar ette butt dropped by a careless workman in the 10-room section being prepared for Elizabeth and Philip started the fire.