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WEATHER Wilmington and vicinity- Con- mm ^ m — _ _ - 8enred By Leased Wlraa T U V" d I Kl B %M B1 Af B' associatEd press kuSSm^mS KSB <S5K?Aii I I IN united "press portion, cooler | | ■ B| UgM U IN ■ ■ ■ N Nm N W With Complete Coverage ol ----- _ ___P m m ^ V W SUte and Natioaal New. ~m -- IF® 1ST (5C7V®Fg'iS®®l3lgga AMB IP ILB MS yE) Elga - —- --:—:------ WILMINGTON, N. C., SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 1947. SECTION A—PRICE TEN CENT8 lb European NationNeeds Announced U. S. Asked For $19,330, 000 In Four Years CITES DESTRUCTION Western Hemisphere Ask ed For $35,000, 000,000 PARIS, Sept. 27 —UP)—Sixteen European nations tonight re leased the text of a 20,000-word Marshall-Plan report declaring that the continent’s economy had been blighted by World War II and asking $19,330,000, 000 United States aid in the next four years. The text filled in some de rails missing from a summary made public last Monday, when delegates from the western and southern European countries signed the report here at the close of a conference of more than two months. The report was issued also to night in Washington, where it has been sent to be put before President Truman and Secre tary or State George C. Mar shall. Mrshall invited Europe last June 5 to submit a pro gram for its recovery through self-help and U.S. aid. Mr. Truman told reporters Thursday he did not plan to call a special session of Con gress, which will meet next in regular session in January. Because of this, details of Eu rope’s program caused little ex citement in official circles of European capitals. The London Daily Mail’s Paris edition head-! lined, “no hope of Marshall aid | this winter.” “France’s dollar resources will be exhausted within a month,” said a French foreign office spokesman* The report listed needs of the Ifi nations and western Ger many for food, fuel and pro active goods from 1948 through 1.51 but did not specify the re quirements of individual coun (Continued on Page 2; Col. 4) TIGHT-WIRE DARE RESULTS IN DEATH Young Mother Dies In Fall Before Horrified Crowds MEMPHIS, Tenn., Sept. 27— (U.R)—Police said today that a $10 wager probably inspired an at tractive 27 - year - old blonde mother to climb up to a 50-foot high tight-wire platform before she plunged to her death in sight of a crowd of frolicking fair ground spectators. Witnesses said that the woman had made an effort to walk the . tight wire. They thought that she I was part of a fairgrounds enter-! taining group. Police were unable to track down her escort at the fair grounds. But while the crowd watched her on the tight wire platform witnesses said they heard a youth remark that “she’s made her $10 bet. " Inspector P. M. Wiebenga said that either she made a bet or ‘'took a dare,” Police first identified the woman as Betty Davis from a social security card in her dress 1 Continued on Page 2; Col. 6) The Weather . Met-erological data for the 2 hour* tnd 7:30 a m. today. Temperature* 1.30 a m. 56; 7:30 a.m. 53; 1:30 p.m. 85; 1:30 p.m. 89. 5 Maximum 66; Minimum 52; Mean 59. Normal 71. Humidity 1:30 a.m. 80; 7:30 a.m. 64; 1:30 p.m. 53; 1:30 c.m. 67. Precipitation Total for the 24 hours ending 7 :30 a.m. —r..00- inches. Total since the First of the month — 1191 inches. Tides For Today 'From the Tide Tables published by ' ■ S Coast and Geodetic Survey). High Low Wilmington — 8:19 a.m. 3:10 a.m. 8:42 p.m. 3:22 p.m. Masonboro Inlet - 6:04 a.m. 12:10 a.m. 6:32 p.m. 12:22 p.m. Sonrise 6:04; Sunset 6:01; Moonrise FT: p.m.; Moonset 4:17 a.m. Diver stage at Fayetteville, N. C., at 8 sSaturday, (missing) feet. WASHINGTON, Sept. 27.—(TP!—Weather o au report of temperature and rain for the 24 hours ending 8 p.m., in 'he principal cotton growing areas and elsewhere: Station High Low Prec. Wilmington _ 52 Asheville _ 62 47 Atlanta _ _ 66 55 Boston _ 57 37 Buffalo _ 56 33 Charlotte — _ 62 47 Chicago _ _ 64 37 Cleveland _ 61 33 Den. or __ 84 54 Duluth _ _ 54 31 0.07 Bor* Worth__ 85 62 ■•cksnnville _ 72 70 Bcv West_ 86 76 0.04 Angeles*___ 96 60 “I<?: phis _ 81 52 «akni _ _ _ 86 73 0.05 f;i -St. Paul _ 63 4G .0.43 Orleans _ 82 74 Jew York_ 59 43 J :>b: _ 103 69 Por :u,d. Me. _ 58 36 “ i ond _ 61 40 Francisco _ 66 52 ^annah __ _ 69 57 Pa_*_ 78 70 ' ^hington —__ 01 41 FOOTBALL SCORES University of North Carolina 14, Georgia 7 Duke University 7, North Carolina State 0 Wake Forest 6, Georgetown University 0 Georgia Tech 27, Tennessee 0 Tulane 21, Alabama 20 William and Mary 21, Davidson 0 Old 22 Getting Ready ______ TVnrH, r>*w7iw,,jus hue, sensational scatback of the University of Single a^ChanermKh^T^^T ,*r°m C^uCh Caf’ ?nave,y before yesterday’s Tar Heel-Georgia annroximatelv 40 non *MS won the contest, top game in the south yesterday, before approximately 40,000 fans, and gained revenge for the 1946 Sugar Bowl defeat. (Photo by Hugh Morton.) The Georgia Bulldogs stopped high-stepping Charlie Justice of the revenge seeking North Caro lina Tar Heels at Chapel Hill yesterday before 42,000 fans, but the UNC eleven got in its licks with Walt Pupa tossing a pair of touchdown passes late in the game to overcome a Georgia lead and emerge triumphant 14-7. WORKERS SAID UNDERNOURISHED Sen. Flanders Of House Senate Group Alarmed _ € WASHINGTON, Sept. 27—— Senator Flanders (R-Vt) said to day food prices have climbed so high in New York city and some oTher large metropolitan areas that some white collar workers and low-salaried job holders are “seriously undernourished.” Flanders has been directing two weeks of public hearings by a Senate - House subcommittee investigating high costs of food and clothing. “It is my personal opinion that there is a submerged popu lation in New York city and some other large cities,” Flan ders told a reporter in summa rizing results of four days of hearings in the New York area. He defined “submerged popu lation” as those persons whose “incomes have not kept pace with the rise in the cost of liv ing.’ ’ Flanders said that data from welfare agencies, hospitals gnd other sources in the larger cities disclosed that soaring food prices caused “serious under nourishment for a large part of the population.” The wage advance that have been made go largely to those who already were getting rela tively hlrfi wages,” the Senator said, aiding that these higher wage level workers usually are found in fields where unions are strongly organized. MOTHER HAPPY ON VET’S RELEASE Yugoslavs Free Three Americans Held Since Monday EDGELEY, N. D., Sept. 27— (A—A tired mother whose voice quavered as she spoke, relaxed today as she heard that her 19 year old soldier son, Pfc. Glen A. Meyer, had been released by his Yugoslav captors. He was one of three soldiers. All were released. “It hasn’t been too easy, this wait*” said Mrs. Edward Mey er, “but one has to have faith in those things.” From Trieste, came word of the three United States soldiers, captives of the Yugoslavs since Monday, who were reported of ficially to have returned to the free territory tonight. They were first Lt. William Van Atten of East Orange, N. J., Pfc. Earl G. Hendrick, Jr., of Arlington, Va., and Pfc. Mey er. ALBERT NOE MEMPHIS, Tenn., Sept. 26.— (U.R) — Albert Noe, 53-year-old hotel owner and owner of the former Milky Way farms at Pulaski, Tenn., died today. Noe boasted the largest pure hereford herd East of the Mississippi river. There was more revenge at Durham, where Wallace Wades Duke Blue Devils turned the tables on North Carolina State, as a recovered fumble paved the way for a fourth period touchdown and a 7-0 Duke win. Wake Forest completed the Big Four activity last night with a 6-0 victory over a Georgetown eleven at Wake Forest. Georgia Tech’s 27-0 victory over Tennessee was the major upset of the day, with Tulane’s surprising 21-20 thrilling victory over Alabama and Harry Gil mer a close second. (Details of all games on Sports page) | u m b erton Mother Begins Jail Term RALEIGH, Sept. 27 — (JP)— Mrs. Mary Ellen Currin Miller, 24, petite and comely mother of two children, arrived at Central prison here today to begin serving a four to eight-year term for inducing a Negro man to shoot her jhusband. She was accompanied to the prison doors by her husband, 27-year-old David Miller who is still suffering from the effects of a bullet fired into his chest by the Negro as he lay sleeping last May 11. Miller told Superior court Judge W. H. S. Burgwyn at his wife’s trial at Lumberton Thurs day that he was willing to for give her and “forget the whole thing and take Mary Ellen back to the children.” The couple was accompanied on the journey to prison by Mrs. Miller’s father, Allen Currin, prosperous farmer of Rowland, and by a Robeson county dep uty sheriff. The father and husband wait ed while the formalities of turn ing Mrs. Miller over to the pris on were handled. A prison offi cial described the entire group as “calm.” Mrs. Miller was immediately transferred to woman’s prison here where she will serve her sentence. Fred Wiggins, 21-year-old Ne gro, who testified at Thursday’s trial that he shot Miller at Mrs. Miller’s request, was scheduled to be brought to Central prison today, too, but prison officials said that he had not arrived late ! today. OCTUPLETS BORN IN CHINA; REPORT IS UNCONFIRMED SHANGHAI, Sunday, Sept. 28. The newspaper Sheng Poa said in a wholly unconfirmed dis patch today that a Chinese wo man had given birth to octuplets in Hopeh province, and sever had survived. The dispatch was dated Ihsing and quoted Chang Shu - Ping, chief of the direct tax bureau, as saying the wife of a nephew had given birth to the octuplets. They live in Communist ter ritory, the newspaper said Chang reported, and the Communists were so concerned with the safety of the survivors that they were suppling food and other necessities. CHIEF HAYES ACTS ON HINES Assignes Patrol Car Of ficer To Pounding s Beat Nights By JACK VOORHEES Staff Writer Radio Patrolman G. H.ines, accused of brutality in treat ment of a prisoner on trial in Recorder’s court Friday, was taken to task by Police Chief Hubert Hayes yesterday and as signed to pound a night beat from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. for four months and to be on duty for 10 consecutive weeks without a day off. The chief announced his de cision after studying the case for 24 hours. Hines, is a former chief of police at Wrightsville Beach, and a member of the Wilming ton department for the last two years, is married and has a family. Under the terms of his pun ishment, the officer will not be (Continued on Page 2; Col. 6) LELAND DISTRICT VOTES 170 TO 16 FOR SCHOOL LEVY A permanent increase in the school levy for Leland district, Brunswick ounty, amounting to $7,500 annual ly, was approved yesterday in a special election by a vote of 170 to 1G. There were two spoiled ballots, L. H. Reynolds, Brunswick county school board member, report ed. The election provides an additional levy of 15 cents per hundred dollar valua tion with the money being used for the general opera tion of the Leland district white school. Sikes Writes Of ‘Dem BumsWeather, Tobacco And Comes Up Smilin\ Too By JOHN SIKES WALLACE, Sept. 27 — Leave us hope, as they’ll be saying in Brooklyn all next week while Dem Bums are doing and dying to overpower the Yankees, that the melancholy days of which the poets speak are not “upon us. And, forsooth, again as the poets say, there seems to be no reason why the melancholy days are here. This is with par ticular reference to tobacco farmers, a lot of whose fortunes have been buffeted about right sharply these past several weeks because of inclement weather. Over here on the Wallace To bacco Market the gentlemen who lead the sales line believe the immediately coming Au tumn days will be happy ones for the farmers. These men, Sill Hussey, Oscar Blanchard, and Rack Rackley, have the feeling that with the crisp, bright and clear days tobaccos will show up better on the local market and prices naturally will be better. This belief in the future by no means that these three gen tlemen are disgusted with the immediate past. Taking every thing into consideration, the Wallace market has borught many happy returns to the growers of this area. The mar ket is at the top for price aver ages anywhere flue-cured to bacco is sold. But, because of that inclement weather, there has been a great deal of poor grades on the market. And these grades haven’t command ed anything near top prices. But during the past wek there have been lalrly steady indications that better grades of the golden weed will show up on the market from now on. Tobacco buyers, like all buy ers, are looking for quality. Quality' is what warehousemen here • are expecting to offer for the farmers from now on. And these same warehousemen, the gentlemen named above, are steadfastly hoping that the rainy days are over and that tobacco can be placed on the market in its finest condition. , (Continued on Pare 3; Column 1) New World Government Plan To Replace United Nations Disclosed By British Solon —-„-i-— ■ — — Britain To Withdraw Her Palestine Troops LONDON, Sept. 27—(UP)—Great Britain has decided to withdraw her 100,000 troops from Palestine whether the United Nations take over or not, a foreign office spokesman said today, and other sources predicted the evacuation will DEEP RIVER COAL MINE TO REOPEN North Carolina Project To Resume Oc tober 1 SANFORD, Sept. 27.—(U.R)— ' V. S. Webster, president of the newly-formed Raleigh Mining corporation, today said develop ment would get under way at the Deep River coal field Oct. 1 in the company’s “all-out” ef fort to revive the ill-fated old mining center. The Raleigh Mining corpora tion is owned by Walter A. Bled soe and Co., of Terre Haute, Ind., listed as the fourth largest coal producing firm in the nation. Webster said his firm had a far-reaching program mapped out to revive the Deep River coal production and that the old Carolina Slope in the field would be rehabilitated and placed in production. He said the corpo ration also planned a complete ly modern mechanized mine equipped with the latest in ma chinery. Spokesmen said the Deep River rehabilitation program would require about eight months. Webster said three years of detailed study of the field was made at a cost of sev eral hundred thousand dollars in exploratory work before the corporation went into the pro gram. The Deep River field spreads over sections of Lee, Chatham and Moore counties. CULTISTS HIDE SNAKE BITTEN GIRL ‘Doctors Cannot Bother Her Where She Is’, Mother Says STONE CREEK, Va. Sept. 27— (U.R) — Copperherhead - handling cultitsts prayed tonight for a teen-age girl whose mother said the child was hidden where “doc tors cannot bother her” with gangrene in her snakehitten hand and arm. Cult member Flora Nolan said her daughter Faye, of Cawood, Ky.., was bitten last week by a rattlesneak used in the shouting religious rites of the Holiness Faith Healers’ cult. She said the child was in an undisclosed spot where “doctors cannot bother her with their medicine. She will recover without their help.” The mother recently served 30 days in jail for violating Virginia’s law against handling poisonous reptiles. Religious Book By State Man To Be Published CHAPEL HILL, Sept. 27—W— “Bold Galilean,” a story in the time of Christ and written by LeGette Blythe of Charlotte, is scheduled for publication next fall by the University of North Carolina press. “Publication of Blyte’s book will mark the first time that a university press has ever pub lished fiction based on a re ligious theme, Miss Porter Cow les, acting director of the press, said. start witnin two montns. The spokesman said Britain would begin an early withdrawal if the United Nations failed to reach a settlement in this session of the UN General Assembly and postponed the decision to some later meeting. Well-informed Whitehall sourc es predicted the withdrawal would begin within two months but the foreign office was more cautious. The spokesman said Britain might agree to remain for one or two months after the pres ent assembly ends — scheduled for Nov. 16—If the Un set up some new international authori ty to replace Britain. If the United Nations reaches a settlement acceptable to both Arabs and Jews, the foreign of fice spokesman said, Britain wili begin her evacuation and attempt to carry out the solution alone but with reduced forces. If the United Nations decides to impose a solution by force of arms, Britain would refuse to carry it out alone and probably would reduce her forces to the same size as those furnished by other nations. The foreign office emphasized that Britain’s decision to give up her mandate and withdraw from Palestine did not mean she is leaving the Middle East. COAST GUARD URGES ACTION AGAINST SHIP IN TEXAS CITY BLAST WASHINGTON, Sept. 27—W —The Coast Guard today recom mended that operators of the French vessel Grandcamp, which caught fire and blew up at Texas City last April in a death-dealing disaster, be cited to the U. S. Attorney General for alleged violation of regulations covering shipment of explosives or “other dangerous articles.” The Coast Guard previously had identified the French govern ment as owner of the ship and the French Line as operators. 13-Year-Old Given Life In Kentucky PIKEVILLE, Ky., Sept, closed today that Circuit Jud posed a life sentence at hard i Casebolt, convicted of armed The court decreed that the seventh-grade school pupil be removed Monday to the reform school at Greendale until he is 21, after which it was directed that he be transferred to the LaGrange penitentiary “to spend the rest of his natural life at hard labor.” The sheriff’s office said Case bolt’s accomplices—Homer Zim merman, 19, and Mark Smith, 23, already had been taken to LaGrange to start serving their terms, imposed yesterday. They and Casebolt, all of Ford’s Branch, Ky., were con victed of robbing Harold E. Roberts, 23, of Virgie. Ky., last July of his automobile, watch an '. $4.84 in cash. (JAW Head Asks Compliance With T-H Law DETROIT, Sept. 27 —UP) —A top rank leader of the CIO Unit ed Auto Workers advocated pub licly today that the union com ply with the Taft-Hartley law’s non - Communist oath require ment. j 27—(JP)—Court attaches dU ge R. Monroe Fie’.ds has irn abor on 13-year-old Crawfo robbery. FORD TAX CLAIM SETTLED, REPORT Total Estate And Gift Tax Of Late Edsel $28, 200,000 WASHINGTON, Sept. 27 The remaining tax claim of $50, 446,284.58 against the estate of Edsel B. Ford, son of Henry Ford and former head of the Ford Motor company, has been settled for $8,810,724.27, it was learned today. Mathematically, this figures out at settling for 17 cents on the dollar. Actually, the govern ment reduced the amount it claimed was still due. It con ceded that originally it over-val ued Ford Motor company stocks owned by Edsel Ford. Mrs. Eleanor Clay Ford. Ed sel’s widow and executrix of his will, obtained the settlement from the internal revenue bu reau last montli and the agree ment now has been recorded in the United States Tax court. The $8,810,724.27 payment is in addition to a $15,824,369.07 payment by Mrs. Ford in Au gust, 1944, and brings estate tax collections in the case to $24. 6.35.093.34, the court records show. Another $3,600,000 was paid by the estate in taxes on gifts made by Edsel Ford before his death on May 26, 1943. and brings his total estate and gift tax nayrpents to more than $28, 200,000. STANDARD TIME RESUMED Daylight saving time endec’ throughout the nation at 2 a. m.. today. Wilmington was unaffect ed since the fast time was not adopted last spring. ClaimsHasSupport In 6 World Powers, 100 MP Members Gromyko Slaps U. S.; Attlee Makes Counter | Charging Reds With Attacks To Divert Their Own People NEW YORK, Sept. 27—(ff)—A British member of par liament, declaring that the present machinery of the Unite Nations “cannot keep the peace,” said today he would travel across the United States to enlist this country's support for a newly-planned world federal government. \ Henry C. Usborne, secretary of the British Parliamen tary World Government committee, said his group hoped to stage a peoples’ world constitutional convention in Geneva ‘not later than 1950” to set up the new world government. GREENSBORO MAY END RESTRICTION Ample Water May Be Had By Sunday Midnight, Report GREENSBORO, Sept. 27.—OT —Water restrictions in Greens boro may end at midnight Sun day if “progress continues” to morrow as well as repair work did today, City Manager James R. Townsend announced today. Townsend urged citizens to continue under restrictions until the emergency is declared end ed. His announcement followed a conference at city hall. * Further announcement of the water situation will be made fol lowing a meeting in the city manager's office at 4:30 p. m., Sunday. At today’s session It was re ported the first pump to resume operations at the Reedy' Fork pumping station began working at 3:25 p. m. and thut the sec ond pump should be ready to start between noon and 3 p. m. Sunday. “Even after the emergency is ended, we feel that the best con ditions will result only if citi zens are moderate in their use of water for the first few days,” Townsend said. Usborne, who arrived yester day from England, said the world situation is “desperately urgent.” His committee has nearly 100 members in the House of Com mons, he said, adding there have been favorable reactions to the plan in Belgium, Holland, Den mark, Sweden, France and Ger many. The staging of elections in various countries for the selec tion of “peoples’ representatives” for the convention was part of the plan, he said. The proposal calls for monopoly of armed force and atomic energy by a world assembly, a world bank and world food rationing, he added. REDS ACCUSE U. S. LAKE SUCCESS, Sept. 27.— W—Russian delegate Andrei A. Gromyko accused the United States today of employing the Greek question to “undermine” the UN. Speaking for one hour and six minutes to the United Nations assembly’s political committee, Gromyko charged that the Unit ed States was prepared to act in circumvention of the UN if its proposals for settling the Balkan troubles were rejected by the assembly and that there was in dications an excuse was being sought for “armed intervention” in Greece. The deputy Soviet foreign min ister presented a resolution which would lay all blame for the Greek strife on Greek authorities, con demn “foreign intervention” in Greece, withdrawal of foreign troops from Greece, and establish a UN commission to supervise economic aid to Greece. He declared that the U. S. pro posed resolution blaming Yugo slavia, Bulgaria and Albania for the Balkan trouble and accusing them of treatening Greek integ rity was not founded on fact and was coptrary to commonsens.. The 55-nation committee was solemn and intent while Gro myko declared that the U. S. proposal would complicate re lations between governments and might cause the collapse of thrt UN. ATTLEE ACCUSES REDS ^ LONDON, Sept. 27.—W.nl. Prime Minister Clement Attlee today accused the Kremlin of attacking the United States and Britain in order to divert the at tention of the Russian people from their own economic trovi bles. “ Ithink the virulence of the attack on the rest of the world in the Soviet press is a measure of the difficulties that the Rus sian government is experienc ing,” Attlee told a Labor party rally at Leicester. Simultaneously, he berat'd Conservative party critics of his government. “Those in t! :s country who care little for tl'e harm they do to this country provided that they can injure the government.” Conservative leader Win;! n Churchill, Attlee’s most ve . ment critic, addressing a party rally in London, made an sive excoriation of the L > government and blamed it 1 e Britain’s “decline and fall” a* a world power. PAKISTAN CHIEFS ASK BRITISH HELD TOP INDIA WAPS LONDON. Sept. 27—'* -An formed British official said to day the Pakistan government had appealed to Britain and the British Commonwealths for help in ending Hindu-Moslem slaugh ter in India. The official said the Mosl-m dominion’s plea had been for warded to the commonweal a capitals but would not confirm a London newspaper report that in included a request for mili tary aid.