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FORECAST: Served By Leased Wires
Wilmington and vicinity: Considerable * CC/tPl ArpPTI PRFQ6
cloudiness and cool with showers during ASSUhlA 1 EjU rKI/SR
daylight hours, becoming partly cloudy and the
and cool tonight; Thursday, fair and UNITED PRESS
With Complete Coverage of
—-- State tod National Newi
CIVIC CLUB SPEAKER—Pictured above is Representative
}. Bayard Clark of the Seventh North Carolina district, who spoke
three times here yesterday. He spoke first to the Rotary club at
its weekly meeting, at noon, and appeared before the Junior
Chamber of Commerce at 6:30 p. m., and at eight o’clock met with
a group of nine women in the county courthouse to deliver an
other address. His remarks will be found elsewhere on this
page. Pictured with Clark at right, is Hal Love, president of the
jaycees. (Staff Photo by Roy Cook)
Clark Sees No Call
For Extra Session
Congressman Clark Talks
To Empty Benches Most
ly Last Night
Declaring that he did not know
who organized a meeting of nine
women and ten men, most of
whom of the latter were represen
tatives of the press, in the county
courthouse last night, Attorney
J. Q. LeGrand introduced Repre
sentative J. Bayard Clark of the
Seventh district, to the group.
Clark told the women, who
reportedly had gathered to dis
cuss the high cost of living, prac
tically the same thing he had pre
viously told the Rotary club and
the Junior Chamber of Com
merce earlier in the day. His re
marks will be found elsewhere
on this page.
LeGrand said that he was act
ing only as a temporary chairman
of the meeting, and he did not
know who the chairman was.
It has been reported that the
women of the city would meet
in protest of rising food prices,
but not a single one of the nine
present uttered a word.
LeGrand asked for questions,
but no one seemingly wanted to
know anything. They asked no
questions, and when he had fini
shed speaking the meeting was
“adjourned” sine die.
General Counsel Says ITU,
Baltimore Local Refuses
To Bargain
In its first complaint against a
union under the Taft - Hartley
law, the general counsel’s office
of the National Labor Relations
Board today accused the Inter
national Typographical Union
and a local of refusing to bar
gain with 22 Baltimore print
The complaint said the Inter
national and Baltimore Local 12
have engaged in “unfair labor
practices.” Instead of negotiat
ing a contract, it said, they
have posted notices of condi
tions under which union mem
ber* will work.
The Taft-Hartley act prohibits
for the first time, “unfair labor
practices” by unions. Previous
ly, under the Wagner act, only
unfair practices by employers
were banned.
The Baltimore firms are
members of the Graphic Arts
League, which asked the NLRB
to step in some 10 days ago.
Filed By Madden
The resulting complaint was
filed by Ross M. Madden, NLRB
regional director, on behalf of
Robert N. Denham, the board’s
See NLRB On Page Two
The Weather
South Carolina—Mostly cloudy, cool,
ar|d windy Wednesday with showers
Southeast half and squalls coastal areas;
fair and warmer Thursday.
Korth Carolina—Considerable cloudi
M.'o and cool Wednesday with showers
ovcr East portion, becovning partly
cloudy and continued cool Wednesday
bight; Thursday fair and warmer.
Meteorological data for the 24 hours
ending 7:30 p. m. yesterday.
' '30 a. m. 63; 7:30 a. m. 60; 1:30 p. m.
1:30 p. m. 60: Maximum 63; Mlni
’nurn 53; Mean 60; Normal 72.
1:30 a. m. 91; 7 30 a. m. 77; 1:30 P- to.
,6; " :30 p. m. 86.
Tola] for the 24 hours ending 7 ;30 p
Ir,_, 10 inches.
. Total since the first of the month
! « inches.
.. ' torn, the Tide Tables published by
• s- Coast and Geodetic Survey).
Mlmington _ 4:55 a.m. 12:08 a.m.
v 5:32 p.m. - p.m.
■'-asonboro Inlet_ 2:44 a.m. 9:01 a.m.
„ 3:28 p m. 9:55 p m.
bjinrise 6:02; Sunset 6:06; Moonrise
•p’fl Moonset 12:22a.
,lv«r stage at Fayetteville, N. C., at 8
m- Tuesday 8.4 feet.
More WEATHER On Page Two
Congressman Cites Produc
tion As Cure For
Economic Situation
Representative J. Bayard Clark
told a civic club here yesterday
that he did not believe Presi
dent Truman would call an ex
traordinary session of congress
to deal With the resent econom
ic situation and the increasing
cost of living.
Clark, who represents the
Seventh congressional district,
declared that he thought the
solution t the situation was “for
everyone to forget about the 40
hour work week and overtime
and roll up his sleeves and pro
In his address to the Rotary
club at its weekly meeti g in the
Friendly, Clark summed up the
activities of the 80th congress
and lauded the death of OPA,
which he termed a “pretty sorry
Clark also spoke to the Junior
Chamber of Commerce at their
evening meeting in the Friendly
and later appeared before a
group in the county courthouse.
Clark said that he believed
that if people would work and
produce, they could produce
enough to meet the nation’s
needs and thereby solve the ris
ing cost of living.
$64 Question
Meantime, he said that what
is to be done about the rising
cost of living is the $64 question
“which I can’t answer.”
He said the OPA got off to a
bad start, and it never recover
ed from that set-back.
The Taft-Hartly bill, he de
clared,“Is by no means what the
nation will eventually have to
See CLARK On Page Three
Poisonous Snakes Hinder
Efforts To Reach Star
ving Cattle
NEW ORLEANS, Sept. 23 —
UPI—Humane Society workers
and others are battling handi
c a p s, including poisonous
snakes, to take food and aid to
starving, storm-marooned lives
stock in Louisiana lowlands.
As many as 4,000 cattle and
horses were estimated to have
perished or to have been with
out food for four days in Jeffer
Parish to the West. Other thou
sands were likewise in distress
in St. Bernard Parish to the
A truck load of feed was sent
tc St. Bernard today by the So
ciety For Prevention Of Cruelty
To Animals, and H. H. Treleav
en of the SPCA said “we are
going to save as many as we
can ”
Treleaven said a menace to
c ttle and relief workers alike
were hundreds of venomous
reptiles driven from the marsh
es by floods.
“I’ve never seen so many
snakes in my life,” he added.
Every effort was being made
‘to save the suffering livestock.
Some farmers brought their an
imals to safety by towing them
behind boats.
Veterinarians gave injections
to stimulate heart action of res
cued cattle suffering from ex
posure and hunger._
Lloyds Of London Lays
Oddsi Against L^jt Lisp
NEW YORK, Sept. 23 —(U.R>—
Lloyds of London, which has in
sured practically ever part of a
performer’s anatomy except the
ego, was asked today by Ameri
can Pinky Lee to protect him
for one year against the loss of
his chief stock in trade — his
Insurance Agent A1 Lloyd,
surprise-proof by now in tne
matters of actors’ insurance
whims, placed the order for a
$50,000 policy that will cost the
diminutive comedian of stage,
screeen and radio approximately
‘‘I got to thinking that’I’d be
dead professionally if I ever lost
that lisp,” said Pinky, who
avers that his family history
shows list cropping up in
every other generation. ‘‘I re
member I woke up one morning
and my tinging voice was
President Urged To Suspend Farm Price
'jsSjSorts In Effort To Check Inflation;
Piedmont Releases Proposed Schedules
Samuels To Head
Wilmington Staff
President Davis Appoints
Former Southeast Man
As Manager
President Thomas I*. Davis,
of Piedmont Aviation, Inc.,
Winston-Salem, last night nam
ed R. W. Samuels, of Wilming
ton, manager for the company’s
operations here and announced
a proposed flight schedule for
the airline on its east-west run
as another step in its program
to give this area air service.
The company expects to exe
cute service just as quickly as
the Civil Aeronautics Board
gives the go-ahead signal now
expected momentarily from
Davis said that Samuels was
experienced in aviation work.
He foremerly was ivith Ameri
can Airlines and Curtiss-Wright
cci poration.
Piedmont's proposed schedule
will make it possible for a Wil
mington business man to leave
here on the 7:20 a.m flight, ar
rive in Charlotte at 9:08 am,
spend the day in the Queen City
and return to Wilmington at
6‘34 p.m.
Since Piedmont expects to
carry mail, this much-needed
seivice to the west will make
it possible for o letter to leave
Wilmington on the 7:20 a. m.
flight and arrive in Cincinnati,
See PIEDMONT On Page Three
350 Taking Part In Contest
In Better Farming For
Better Living
The 350 enrollees in Better
Farming for Better Living in 13
counties, including New Han
over, are preparing to turn in
completed project books before
November 1 in competition for
$1,200 in prizes, New Hanover
County Council Chairman For
rest Hall of Wilmington announc
ed yesterday.
New Hanover is one of six
counties in one region of the 13
county area, the others being
Bladen, Brunswick, Columbus,
Duplin and Pender. In the second
district are Onslow, Jones, Le
noir, Greene, Craven, Carteret
and Pamlico counties.
Two regional awards of $75
each and one $100 sweepstakes
award for the entire area will
be offered to winners in the con
test emphasizing farm diversifi
cation, living at home, home im
provements, community partici
pation and better relations be
tween business and agriculture.
Provides Awards
Tide Water Power company,
one of the co-sponsors of the con
test designed to aid in develop
ment of Southeastern North Car
olina, is providing the regional
awards arid the area prize, along
with $25 in each county.
Tide Water Agricultural Agent
45,000,000 TO GET
NEW YORK, Sept. 23.—W—
About 45,000,000 Americans will
be entitled to an extra hour of
sleep next Sunday, the end of
day-light saving time, to make
up for the hour they lost 22
weeks ago.
Most residents of the nation’s
Northeast sector, where daylight
saving is almost universal, must
remember to set their clocks
back one hour before retiring
Saturday night. "Summer Time”
ends officially at 2 A. M. Sun
All or nearly all communities
in 10 states observed daylight
saving this year and, in six oth
ers, a large share of the cities
did so. Few communities in
Southern and Western states
adopted it.__
PIEDMONT AIRLINES’ FLIGHT ROUTE—Pictured a bove is Piedmont Aviation, Inc., East-West routes, service
over which is expected to be inaugurated in the near future. Last night President Thomas H. Davis, of Winston-Salem,
released proposed flight schedules from Wilmington to Cincinnati, O., two of the lines main terminal points. The pro
posed flight time-table will be found in a story elsewhere on this page.
Opening Day Averages Ex
pected To Show $42
To $44 Figure
By The Associated Press
Opening day prices on mar
kets of the North Carolin and
Virginia Old Belt yesterday
were from $2 to $12 below open
ing day figures for last year,
but improved quality of the of
ferings led the Federal and
State Departments of Agricul
ture to predict that the opening
day average would be about $42
to $44 per hundred pounds.
On opening day last year, a
total of 7,876,872 pounds were
sold on the 19 Old Belt marts
and brought an average price
of $49.46 per hundred pounds.
However, during all of last
season, the eight North Carolina
markets sold 159,214,931 pounds
at an average of $41.88 and the
11 Virginia markets sold 175,
686,052 pounds at an average of
Prices yesterday ranged from
$2 per 100 pounds for poorest
thin nondescript to $62 for line
lemon cutters, but the bulk of
the leaf sold between $41 to $58.
The practical top, paid for good
and fair lemon cutlers was $58.
On last year’s opening the
range was from $5 for poorest
nondescript to $67 for good lem
on cutters.
Quality Better
Quality of the offerings was
better than on last year’s open
ing with more good to choice
qualities and less common to
fair and nondescript. The sales
consisted mostly of fair to fine
lugs, low and fair leaf, cutters
and primings with lugs predom
See OLD BELT On Page Two
Judge Burgwyn Sets
Miller Trial Date
_ ___I ■ — ,
Sept. 23. —m— Willie Gil
more, 57-year-old Negro, was
jailed “for safekeeping” early
today after reportedly racing
through the streets yelling:
“Big Storm Coming . . . 175
Mile-An-Hour Winds.”
Negroes poured into the
streets in all types of sleeping
attire from a half-dozen blocks
before police caught up with
prankster Gilmore. His vic
tims went back to bed mumbl
ing threats of vengence, and
police took Gilmore to a safe
cell for a while.
West Palm Beach was hit
last week by 110-mile winds.
Weather Bureau Places
Center 30 Miles From
Jacksonville, Fla.
MIAMI, Fla., Sept. 23 ——
The second tropical disturbance
to cut across the Florida penin
sula in less than a week was 30
miles West of Jacksonville at
10:15 p. m. tonight after hitting
the mainland with 60 mile an
hour winds in the Tampa area
on the West coast.
The storm, which had wallowed
about in the Gulf of Mexico off
Tampa most of the day, suddenly
entered the mainland tonight and
Along The Cape Fear
BLOOD ROYAL—Life was just a
bowl of cherries to Lady Sus
anna Carolina Matilda, introduc
ed to society in the Colony of
Virginia as the sister of King
George the III of England dur
ing the summer of 1771. Her
queenly bearing, her unimpeach
able courtly manners, her ob
viously English gowns, and her
ready wit and charm made a
profound impression on the best
of Virginia society of that period.
Wined, dined, and feted without
stint, Lady Susanna traveled a
high, wide, and handsome path
through the drawing rooms of the
manor houses until she met and
captivated even the governor of
the colony.
Hostesses so fortunate as to be
permitted to entertain the King’s
charming sister were the envy
of all lesser social lights. Men of
substance were attracted to the
beautiful lady and lavished hos
pitality generously upon her
ladyship. Not to be outdone in
generosity, Lady Susanna prom
ised all manner of favors to the
gentlemen so fortunate as to
enter the select circle of her
She received lavish gifts with
a royal nonchalance and at the
same time conveyed the impres
sion that such offerings were
never unwelcome but would be
repaid many times over. To men
of an adventurous turn of mind
she offered high positions in
the army or navy. To the less
imaginative, the solid and thrifty
type, she offered prospects of
government positions and even
hinted that she would impart to
her very dearest friends and
benefactors the “Open Sesmae’’
to His Majesty's treasury.
* « *
edge of her ladyship’s impending
arrival preceded her to Wilming
ton and a royal welcome awaited
her when her coach of four drew
up to the principal hostelry of
the village at the corner of Front
and Dock streets on a November
afternoon. As befitted her an
nounced station in life and her
See CAPE FEAR On Page Three
Pretty Rowland Housewife
To Face Jury At Lumber
ton Tomorrow
LUMBERTON, Sept. 24 — At
the request of Solicitor F. Ertel
Carlyle, Judge W. H. S. Bur
gwyn yesterday set for Thurs
day afternoon the trial of Mrs.
David Miller, 24, charged with
secret felonious assault in the
attempted murder of her hus
band, operator of a rural gen
eral store near Rowland.
Solicitor Carlyle informed the
court that he was advised that
Mrs. Miller would be able to
appear in court Thursday. De
fense Attorney H. E. Stacy said
the defendant would be able to
leave Appalachian Hall, swanky
Asheville sanatorium where she
has been recuperating from ill
ness which prevented her ap
pearance in court on Aug. 13.
In the August term a special
venire of 75 jurors was sum
moned only to spend a clay wait
ing for a trial that never tran
spired. Mrs. David Miller had
collapsed at home on the morn
ing of the trial and her father
brought her to court unconscious
in the back seat of the family
Informed of the situation,
Judge Chester Morris consulted
See JUDGE on Page Two
WASHINGTON, Sept. 23.—(VP)
—The Army and Air Force said
today that about 6,000 men now
in service as reserve officers or
others outside the regular army
organization will be transferred
to the regular army rolls about
October 10.
This third increment for the
current year will bring the total
of officers who have transferred
to the regular army since the
program started in ,une, 1946,
to almost 28,00.
Of the new group, about 4,000
will be air, 1,500 technical and
administrative officers and 500
ground force officers.
Heavy Majorities Steam
Roller Russian Opposi
tion In Assembly
NEW YORK, Sept. 23.—(A*)—
Heavy United Nations majorities
steam-rolled Russian opposition
today and approved American
proposals to deal with the Greek
and Korean crises and consider
creation of a new veto-free se
curity agency.
Over the persistent objection
Soviet Deputy Foreign Mini
ster Andrei Vishinsky, the 55
nation Assembly also approved
an American-supported Argen
tine proposal that it debate and
suggest revision of the new Ita
lian peace treaty. This issue
brought a split among the West
ern powers as well as between
them and Russia.
The six votes of the Slav bloc
held solid in the minority
See AMERICA On Page Two
Eastern Carriers Ask ICC
For Boost On Smajl
Freight Shipments
WASHINGTON, Sept. 22.—tU.R)
—Eastern railroads today asked
the Interstate Commerce Com
mission to authorize rate in
creases ranging from 1.5 to 95
per cent on freight shipments of
less than a full carload.
The proposed hikes would
come on top of the average 27
per cent boost in basic freight
rates which the ICC already has
under considerat'on.
The higher rates on first class
freight shipped in quantities
smaller than a carload lot would
apply on all movements East of
the Mississippi river and North
of the Ohio and Potomac rivers,
West V’rginia and a section of
Northern Virginia also would be
Eastern shippers promptly op
posed the petition, on the grounds
that it would result in “exorbit
King’s Messenger Flies
Here With Nations’ Note
NEW YORK, Sept. 23 —1UR)—
The signed draft of the 16
nation report on European fi
nancial needs, drawn at Paris,
was en route to Washington to
night in care of a “King's les
senger” of the British Foreign
Office who flew here in a TWA
The “Star of Lisbon,’’ carry
ing Walter Kirkwood of the For
eign Office, arrived at La Guar
dic. field at 7:30 p.m. ar.d took
off for Washington ihortly after
9 o’clock.
The report, calling for at least
$15,300,000,000 in American help
for European democracies dur
ing the next four years under
the Marshall plan, was sealed
in a white canvas bag and car
ried in the baggage compart
Kirkwood will deliver the doc
ument tonight to the British
Embassy in Washington and,
probably tomorrow, it will be
handed over to the State De
Truman Continues
Parleys On Food
Chief Executive May Out*
line Emergency Plans
To Press Tomorrow
—Suspension of farm price sup
ports, voluntary food rationing,
and restoration of irice controis
were urged upon President Tru
man today as emergency meas
ures to check inflation at home
and hunger in Western Europe.
The President, who spent most
of yesterday conferring with hi*
cabinet aides on the food-price
crisis, held another food parley
with Secretary of Agriculture
Clinton P. Anderson this after
But the secretary made no
statement to the press and the
president’s office refused to say
whether the conference had pro
duced any final decision on how
to curb domestic prices and get
more food into Europe.
Anderson said earlier that he
did not expect Mr. Truman’s de
cision to be announced before
Thursday or Friday. There was
some speculation that the Chief
Executive might call a press con
ference Thursday to outline his
Prospects of a special session
of congress to vote interim re
lief for Europe in advance of
Marshall plan aid appeared to
be fading, although the State De
partment reportedly had favored
Congressional action as the best
means of getting enough emer
gency food into Errope to head
off starvation this winter.
Voluntary Rationing
Best indications were that the
President would try to avoid a
special session, perhaps urging
an all-out voluntary food ration
ing program for the twin pur
pose of diverting more food into
See TRUMAN On Page Two
Gordon Gray, Winston
Salem Publisher, Appoint
ed To Army Post
WASHINGTON, Sept. 23 — Uh
—Gordon Gray, newspaper and
radio station operator of Wins
ton-Salem, N.C.. and a member
of the North Carolina State Sen
ate, was appointed by President
Truman today as assistant sec
retary of the Army.
In this posititon he will serve
with another North Carolinian,
Kenneth C. Royall of Goldsboro,
last secretary of war and first
secretary of the army in the
country’s history.
Gray, a veteran of active mil
itary service in the European
theater, is president of the Pied
mont Publishing company,
which publishes the Winston
Salem Journal and the Twin
City Sentinel, and operates Ra
dio Station WSJS. He is owner
of his state’s first frequency
modulation station.
Served In Senate
Before the war, Gray served
two terms as state Senator
from Forsyth county. He also
headed the Young Democrats of
North Carolina for a term.
During the 1947 legislative
And So To Bed
Congressman J. Bayard
Clark finished his speech on
time at the Rotary club meet
ing here yesterday and talk
ed only briefly at the Ju
nior Chamber of Commerce
meeting last night after ex
plaining his personal “cure”
for long windedness.
“Over in Bladen county
where I was brought up,” he
said, “I was asked to make a .
speech at one of the big
Fourth of July celebrations at
White Lake.
“I was a young man, and I
decided the affair called for
a worthy piece of oratory.
After writing out quite a
long speech, I had to read it
from the manuscript. I hap
pened to look at the crowd
when I was half finished and
noted that half of the people
had disappeared. A little lat
er I saw that there were only
a few left. When I finally
finished I looked up and saw
only one man standing there,
right in front of me. He seem- -
ed intently interested in the
long talk.
“ ‘Friend,’ I said, ‘what is
it about my speech that has
held your interest so?”
“‘Speech, Hell!’ he said,
‘You’re standing in my wagon

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