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WILMINGTON AND VICINITY: ‘Con- __ __ .. . _ ^- *_ ___ ----- - -- ■ today MB B B MB jm ■ ■ WB onkT n Ml WT' W- A ■ BB BF B BBflB TUl Cl I Ml £- feBSErfW^BB FjI BlFlMl_ ■ fit SUNHAw^u^JSl1* An Ht¥¥3 m temperature Monday. B B B BBB ■ Bi M B Bi BP'Jli B% PVJ6USHE5 IN p~ MB^ B^jFB B B B BBMI B B BP . -. ~_ g>@CST (gllW ©F ^G^3B> E>lL[gAgy vjb-:~-N0'-—-- _’____ WILMINGTON, N. C., SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 1947 SECTION A—PRICE~TEN CBKff first Pictures Of Hu rricane In New Orleans The top picture shows wreckage from hurricane winds an!) high tides litter the lake front area in New Orleans. Damage was heavy in this sector. The center of the tropical storm passed directly over the city with wind blowing at 95 miles per hour and higher. The lower picture shows a wrecked building, one of many that collapsed under the terrific force of the hurri cane. The storm center swept directly over the city. Wind and high tides did much damage in manv sections of the historic city.___(AS* Wirephotos) 54 Hurricane Dead ReportedSaturday By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The hurricane which caused possibly 54 deaths in the gulf coast states was moving slowly up the Mississippi valley area Saturday night bringing what the U. S. Weather Bureau at Chicago termed “substantial rains” and fore casts of cooler weather. General rains resulting from the storm were reported as far north as southeastern Kansas and southwestern Mis souri. The Weather Bureau said the low pressure area would bring “the first substantial rain” 0f the fall to the midwest by noon Sunday. At the same time, the low pressure area accompanying the storm was expected to suck down cold Canadian air which has been hovering ovei the northern plains states for the last few days. “Definiately cooler” weather was promised for most of the corn belt within the next 48 hours, with a temperature range of between 67 and 47 degrees. The bureau said there was a “good chance” for frost in Min nesota and Wisconsin Sunday night, but added that Wisconsin would be the further South of frost danger. BAY ST. LOUIS. Miss., Sept. 20-At least 12 persons were killed in the hurricane in the Bay St. Louis area — including five at Clermont Harbor, five at Faveland and two at Lake Shore. A National Guardsman report ed that be saw two bodies on the beach at Long Beach. One hundred persons were treated at the King’s Daughters hospital at Bay St. Louis for va rious injuries. John Foley, New Orleans States reporter, made his way nearly 100 miles to Covington to telephone the news of the cas ualties to New Orleans. He said that only one house remains standing at Clermont Harbor, and that 175 to 200 houses were destroyed m the Waveland - Clermont Harbor area. TAFT PLEDGED AID BY REPUBLICANS FOR RECLAMATION RENO, Sept. 20.—W— Sena tor Taft (R-Ohio) pledged to night that the Republican Con gress will carry out a “compre hensive” reclamation program but asserted “the country, can not be made over in a single year. He said: "At the present time we will feel compelled to spend billions on foreign countries and maintain our armed forces at a point beyond the necessities of peace. With a budget in the neighborhood of $35,000,000,000 it is no time to spend too lavish ly on public works in general.’ The Weather Meteorological data for the 24 hours ending 7:30 p.m. Yesterday. Temperatures 1:30 a.m. 75; 7:30 a.m. 73; 1:30 p.m. 8d; ’MO pm. 79. Maximum 87; Minimum 72; Mean 79; Normal 72. Humidity •MO a m. 93; 7:3C a.m. 99; 1:30 p.m. 61; 'MO p.m. 83. Precipitation Total for the 24 hours ending 7 :30 p.m. —0*00 inches. , Total since the First of the month — ‘•<0 inches. Tides For Today 'From the Tides Tablets published by 1 S. Coast and Geodetic Survey). High Low '••Kington _ 2:17 a.m. 9:30 a.m. x, 2:54 p.m. 10:13 p.m. uasonboro Inlet 11:58 a.m. 6:07 a.m. c 12:44 p.m. 6:59 p.m. Sunrise 5:59; Sunset 6:11; MoonriSe n* P m.; Moonset 11:30 p.m. J ;ver stage at Fayetteville, N. C., at a'm- Saturday, 9.3 feet. WASHINGTON, Sept. 20.—(JP)—Weather report of temperature and rain s'' for lhr 24 hours ending 3 p.m., in ^r' !cipal cotton growing areas and ^ewhere: _re •C* —-.f, ?, ^wie city _ ^ & g'ramgham _ 90 75 S,ne:on - 65 37 cK°l,e - 90 67 ciS\:- 90 64 '“.innati- 92 68 Cer- 75 70 095 -1 ll 60 °'12 Ka«a°nV(M-- 89 75 - 004 K"»«-ilu ty - 79 68 109 &5*--:s=-g a 13? ---~= S S - -'I'" s: VS- 88 74 °-22 Sorter Paul - 77 ■ 61 Ke„ v ry - 91 75 \v. l'::K - 66 S3 C.13 chh , Me‘ - 82 29 |\n < ' 1 ■ - ----- 80 67 I . ‘ '-Onio . inn . 1.7 » : « « Partial List Dead, Missing In Hurricane GULFPORT, Miss., Sept. 20. —(U.R)—The partial list of dead reported dead and missing in the gulf hurricane along the old Spanish trail. Long Beach: Mrs. Archibald Boggs, 80, dead; Joseph St Gabriel Antonsi, 79, dead; Natheniel Burwood Jones, dead; two unidentified Negro girls, dead. BILOXI: George August Wil tenmuth, dead. Pass Christian: Chester Fa yard, Frand Shupeck and Ottis Dearman, missing. Bay St. Louis and Waveland: Mrs. Benjamin Hart, 84, dead; Mrs. Alice Montgomery, 62 year-old daughter of Mrs. Hart, dead; Beatrice White, 40, dead; Beathice White’s Stepson, dead, unidentified man, dead; uniden tified woman, daed. Gulfport: Three unidentified, dead; J. B. White and Joseph Barnett, missing. New Orleans* Edwin Adena, 50, dead. Violet, Miss.: Elor Guidry, 23, Mark Regnier, 32, and Marcel Regnier, missing. (Above three on missing fishing boat Flying B) Angles Ramirez, 44, and Sez eris Bruce, 48, missing on fish ing boat Independence. Ft. Myers, Fla.; Eleven Cupban fishermen, reported drowned. Suit Brought To Determine Ga., Party Head AGUSTA, Ga., Sept. 20—W— Associates of the late Eugene Talmadge asked the court today to declare who heads the Demo cratic party of Georgia. James S. Peters of Manchester, Ga., chairman of the Talmadge aligned Democratic executive committee, filed suit in Rich mond county superior court, challenging his rival, chairman William S. Morris of the commit tee aligned with Gov. M. E. Thompson._ Eggs Jump 10 Cents, Bread Two Cents; Butter To Hit New High In Wilmington City Grocers Tell Star-News Last Night Plan To Draft Royall For Governor, Report WASHINGTON, Sept. 20.—The Army and Navy Journal, unofficial service weekly, reported today a “strong movement is under way to draft” Kenneth Royall for gov ernor of North Carolina next year, and claimed that his “most likeh successor” as secretary of the Army is Edwin W. Pauley. Recalling that President Tru man named Pauley last year to be undersecretary of the navy, but withdrew the nomination after a bitter fight over Senate confirmation, the Journal said the President “Would not hesi tate to nominate him for the army secretaryship.” Pauley, a California oil man and former treasurer of the Democratic National committee, is serving as a special assistant to Royall now; and, said the Journal, ’’performing many of the duties formerly assigned to the under secretary—industrial mobilization and some procure ment matters, particularly those concerning the unification set up.” To Royall, who became the nation’s first secretary of the army this week, the service paper gave this enthusiastic boost: “A veteran of two world wars, in both of which he rendered distinguished service, and under secretary of war and subsequent ly secretary, he has administer (Continued on Page 2, Column 5) Last Of British Forces Withdrawn ’ ATHENS, Sept, 20—(#)—Pre mier Themistokles ■ Sophoulis said today the British were be ginning to withdraw, the .last of their occupation forces from Greece. His statement coincided with reports from central and north ern Greece of renewed warfare by guerrillas, whose communist leaders have spurned a govern ment offer of amnesty. Sikes Talks Of ’Bacco, Germanicus, Antoninus _ft by JOHN SIKES WALLACE, Sept. 20 — If I hopped up and advised my farm er friends that the best time of the year for them to sell their tobaccos is during Germanicus, Antoninus, Herculeus, or Faus tina they’d think I was hopped up, or still just plain nuts. But this time I’ve got mytholo gy and meterology and a smat tering of fairly well authenticat ed history on my side to stay fingers that might tap temples and point derisively in my exact direction. First off, those impressive names up there ip the first para graph are what a lot of Chd Roman Emperors tried to legis late into the. Julian calendar for the 10th month of the year in stead of; October. While about ♦ today’s lesson I might as well go on and tell you that Slavs call this 10th month “Yellow Month” for the obvious reason that leaves fade during the. period, and to old Anglo-Saxons the period was "known as winter fylleth because at this full moon ((fylleth, according to the Brit tanica) winter was supposed to begin. With these things off the type writer keyboard permit me .to susstantiate my promise that October is the best month of the year for farmers to sell their tobaccos by commingling some quotes from a fairly diverse set of gentlemen: Oscar Blanchard, Rack Rackley and Bill Hussey, each of whom operates ware (Continued on Page Z, Column 4) FEAR FOUL PLAY IN MISSING GIRL Left Home Sept. 13 With No Clothes, Mother Reports Parents of a pretty-16-year-old Wilmington girl, who has been missing without trace since Sept. 13, yesterday said “we are afraid something terrible has happen ed to her.” Police issued a state - wide broadcast for Martha MacGlas han, a former drug-store cash ier. Her mother, Mrs. J. A. Ha good, 1210 Grace street, said the girl had been despondent “since she broke up with her boy friend two weeks ago. “She was broken-hearted,” she said. The fact that she left home without taking clothing or toilet articles led her mother to say, “whatever has happened to her, I’m afraid it’s bad.” At first the parents said they thought the girl had run away to marry. However they said, a check by police revealed she has not seen her former sweetheart pince she has been missing. Police Chief Hubert Hayes said, “I suspect foul play.” When last seen Miss MacGlas han was wearing a black dress, black shoes and black accesso ries, Mrs. Hagood said. She de scribed her daughter as: “Pretty with dark blond hair and bluish eyes. Height-five feet and four inches. Weight 115 pounds.” Anyone knowing the where abouts of . Martha MacGlashan is asked to contact Chief Hayes. Whites, Negroes Clash Following N. Y. Dances NEW YORK, Sept. 20—(/P)—A mixed group of about 100 white and Negro people engaged in * free-swinging street brawl out side Manhattan center, an audi torium, early today and at least six were injured, police said. Members og the townsman as sociation, a Negro group, and of the Chelsea Merrymakers as sociation participated in the fracas, police added, following dances which they had sponsor ed. TRUMANS FLY HOME WASHINGTON, Sept. 20.—(ff! —President Truman’s wife and daughter flew west for Kansas City this afternoon, only a fev. hours after their return fronr Brazil. GEN. LEE HOME, REFUSES COMMENT Wilmington’s Own Bob Ru^rk Had Attacked His Command IOWA CITY, la., Sept. 20— (U.R)—Lt. Gen. John C. H. Lee arrived here from Italy in his private plane today to visit his family before reporting to Wash ington to discuss an investigation of living conditions of troops under his command in Italy. Lee, former commander of the Mediterranean theater, was scheduled to be in Washington on temporary duty for several days before leaving for a new assignment at San Francisco. He has announced that he intends to retire soon. An investigation of the Medi terranean theater was conducted by the inspector general’s office after publication of a series of articles by Scripps-Howard and Wilmington News columnist Robert C. Ruark reporting that enlisted men in Italy were liv ing under miserable conditions, while officers lived in “kingly” style. Lee declined comment on the investigation of his command, and without naming the corre spondent said the writer of the articles was apparently trying to make a name for himself as a columnist. “I want to see the inspector general first,” ne said. DEEP FLOODS SWEEP TOKYO Twenty Square Miles In undated 15 Feet; 1432 Dead TOKYO, Sept. 20.—Ten Japanese were reported dead, 50 injured and 18 missing tonight as floods up to 15 feet deep swept 20 square miles in three wards of northeast Tokyo. Weary American soldiers fought the still rising waters to save thousands of Japanese trap ped when a levee broke. Japan ese police, fearing an explosion, escorted .hundreds of refugees from a chemical factory where 200 kilograms of sodium and 5,200 kilograms of lime were stored. Water lapped against the second story of the factory. 1 Army relief authorities esti mated at least 2,000 Japanese had died in the floods which have swept northern Honshu since a typhoon hit the area Sept. 15. A new compilation by Kyodo News agency listed 1,432 dead, 980 injured. HONORED BY SONS OF BITCHE . RALEIGH, Sept. 20.— m — Josephus Daniels, World War I secretary of the Navy, and Gov ernor R. Gregg Cherry today were extended membership in the Honorary Sons of Bitche, so cial organization of World War II veterans of the 100th (Ventury) infantry division. RUSSIA LIES, U. S. CHARGES U. S. UN Delegation Be gins Strong Counteract On Reds NEW YORK, Sept. 20 — (#)— The United States opened it’s counter-attack tonight against Rusian charges of “war-monger ing” in this country. In a strong answer the U. S. said the whole Spviet declaration was a “libel” arpl an “absolute falsification of American motives.” The United States also gained strong support from France in the United Nations assembly and simultaneously spear-headed a drive to try to ease the “onerous” burdens of the Italian peace treaty on the Italian people. Warren R. Austin, No. 2 man in the U. S. delegation, began the U. S. campaign against the Soviet attack which was launch ed Thursday on the assembly floor by Andrei Y. Vishinsky, No. 2 man in the Soviet foreign ministry, Austin told the American As sociation for the United Na tions at a dinner at the Waldorf Astoria hotel that “we refuse to believe it was Mr. Vishinsky’s in tention to reflect on the honor of our country.” It was the first formal policy reaction from a ranking member of the U. S. delegation to the assembly. Austin said the Vishinsky speech was meant for the people of Soviet Russia and added: charge, the absolute falsification of American motives and the li bel of individuals and institutions discourage many Americans who have consistently believed that the Soviet purposes are peace full.” Vishinsky charged that John Foster Dulles, Republican leader who is a full-fledged member of the U. S. delegation in the UN and eight other Americans were “war-mongers” and attacked the whole broad range of American foreign policies. TEMPLE OF ISRAEL PLANS YOM KIPPUR PROGRAM TUESDAY The day of atonement, Yom Kippur, the holiest of all days in the Jewish faith, will be ob served at the Temple of Israel, at Fourth and Market streets, Tuesday evening at 8 o’clock and Wednesday, beginning at 10 o’clock and continuing through the day. A period of repentence, it will be spent in fasting and prayer. Rabbi Pizer W. Jacobs will conduct the services and a spec ial holiday music has been pre pared by the choir. NEW U. S.; RED FLARED UP NEW YORK, Sept. 20.—OT— The old fight between Russia and peace treaty flared up again to the United States over the Italian night when Soviet Delegate An drei A. Gromyko tried to block a proposal which would call on the United Nations to consider re vision of the treaty. Some Retail Stores Ask OPA Return; Blame Middlemen But Wilmington Is Not Highest Priced City; In State—Charlotte Reports Bacon At Dollar A Pound By ROGER CONANT Staff Writer Staples of life took an unexpected jump in Wilmington late yesterday according to retail grocery operators last night, some of whom said the jump wTill be doubled with in a few days when new shipments are received. Heading the list was bread and eggs. Bread jumped two cents; from 13 to 15, wrhile white eggs rose from 70 to 80 cents per dozen averega store operators confirmed. NEW ‘HURRICANE’ INVESTIGATED Florida Small Craft Warn ings Posted; Plane Dispatched MIAMI, Fla., Sept. 20.—W— South Floridians turned an anx ious eye to the Caribbean sea tonight as a navy hurricane hunter plane probed a squally area west of Jamaica that show ed signs of developing into a new tropical storm. The Miami hurricane warning service said however, that there was still no sign of a storm al though “circulation or partial circulation has developed an ex tensive squall wave.” The squally area was so large, the weather bureau said, that no attempt was being made to pin point its position. Miami was buffeted tonight with 25 to 30 mile an hour winds with gusts up to 40 miles per hour. Small craft warnings were displayed along the South Florida coastline. Forecasters placed the “rather strong squall wave” as stretching from the Bahamas westward over Cubt and into the Carib bean sea, but emphasized it had not developed into a storm. LA GUARDIA DIES; TRIBUTE IS PAID Diminutive Former Mayor Was Beloved By Many NEW YORK, Sept. 20.—OT— Fiorello H. LaGuardia, 64, three times mayor of New York and former director general of UNRRA, died today. The fiery political leader had been in a coma since Tuesday night when he collapsed at his home. The announcement of his death brought an immediate tribute from his successor as chief ex ecutive of New York, Mayor William O’Dwyer. “In his death the people of the city, the state and nation have lost a great, patriotic citi zen,” O’Dwyer said. When LeGuardia died at 7:22 a. m., his wife, their two chil dren, Erik 15, and Jean 18, and Mrs. LaGuardia’s sister, Miss Elsie Fisher, were at the bed side. The diminutive LaGuardia— he was five feet, three inches— was a rough and ready exponent of the “get tough” school oi politics. His caustic tongue was noted for its whiplash agility in exchanges with political enemies as well as for its fluency in for eign languages. (See LaGuardia obituary on On Page Nine) Va. To Collect Fee From N.C. Leaf Men DANVILLE, Va., Sept. 20.— (fP)—A fee of 10 cents an acre will be collected by warehouse men on tobacco sold in Virginia by North Carolina growers in support of a referendum voted by the Tar Heels imposing the voluntary assessment. A meeting of the flue-cured marketing committee, represent ing all factors in the tobacco industry will meet at Wilson to morrow to consider selling time for the various belts. It was estimated that the to bacco markets, which open Tuesday, will have a somewhat smaller volume of tobacco for sale than the 160,422,969 pounds which were put on the market last year. Crop estimates place the pro duction of type II tobacco at about 15 per ce*t less poundage than the 1946 crop. The leaf is reported to be lighter in texture and more of the smoking rather than export variety. Tobacconists point out that is a fortunate development for the farmers since the outlook for exporting any large quantities is not bright. __ _ Meanwhile throughout t h d country, according to the Asso ciated Press last night, the na tion-wide verbal bombardment] at the high cost of living grew irt volume. The AP said the downward price trend in most of the major' grain and livestock markets this week carried more hope for the consumer that some relief front the soaring prices for food and other items was in sight. In Wilmington, The Wilming ton Star-News found several grocers, as well as consumers,, who wished for an immediate re turn of the Office of Price Ad ministration. Each of the persons contacted last night asked that their names be withheld and this pledge was given. In each instance, how ever, the survey was made by contacting well known men in. the business of supplying food to Wilmingtonians. Price increases here, according to the men who sell the food stuffs were: Butler jumped from 78 cents a pound in some stores to 98 cents. Other stores reported that butter on hand is sold for 80 cents a pound, but that when the next shipment is received the price will be considerably higher, based on present whole sale prices. une mercnani saia re «oia every pound of beef in his store yesterday at reduced prices in an effort to ease the growing fear of rising prices. He esti mated his loss at $700. He sold steaks he said for 69 cents a pound. The price increase was blam ed by several grocers on profits made by wholesalers and middle men, who handle foodstuffs irx carload lots. The meeting scheduled for fuesday night in the New Han over county courthouse by wom en as a protest against prices was cancelled Friday. It oouid not be learned last night if an other meeting is to be scheduled. Meanwhile, Wilmington was not the highest priced city in the state. Charlotte reported bacon at $1 per pound and other prices up proportionately. In Durham similar price jump* were reported las tnight. Plane ’Chutists j • j Sought In Luzon By Army Searchers MANILA, Sept. 20— tflP> — A mass aerial search brought re ports today of the “possible sighting” in favorable terrain ofi some of 28 passengers and crew men who parachuted into mid night darkness from a lost U. S. army transport plane ovetf northern Luzon. The U. S. 13th air force, to which the abandoned two-engine craft was attached, said its wreckage was definitely located 160 miles northeast of Manila, and that search pilots also radioed word of the “possible sighting” of personnel 60 miles farther north. - .— —— i Fighter Really In Stiches; 31T Of Them GREENVILLE, S. C., Sept. 20 — UP) —Troy Burns was pretty much in stitches today. Cuts he received in a street required 317 stitches to sew up. General hospital reported he still was in a serious condition. DRAGGED TO DEATH < RALEIGH, Sept. 20.—VP)-* Bobby Glenn Woodall, 13-year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Woodall of Raleigh, route four, was dragged to his death today by a runaway mule when one! of the boy’s feet became en tangled in the plowlines, Kaka county coroner Irving M. Cheek; said tonight, _, *