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_ State »n<i National Newa fOLTfil-NO. 37.___WILMINGTON, N. C„ FRIDAY, OCTOBER 3, 1947 :-Fst7~RT khfd^ Mystery Hangs Over Car Shipments Here Because New York, Phila delphia, Baltimore and other north Atlantic harbors are jam med with export shipping and Wilmington offers friendly ser vice and port facilities, the local port will be doing a big export business within 30 days, W. J. Lutes and his New York export ing associate, Alvin Reiss, told the Morning Star in their suite of rooms at the Cape Fear hotel last night. Lutes and Reiss have crated the fust 200 of their unused and re processed war surplus vehicles, for export on a site near the Smith's Creek bridge on the Castle Haynes road, and expect to have another 100 crated by Tuesday, Lutes said. The firm plans to export at least 1200 ve hicles from Wilmington, his as sociate revealed. There is some mystery as to the destination of the vehicles which have been purchased at war sur plus sales throughout the coun try and driven down here. Lutes ♦aid South America was the desti nation of the cars. The export «rs explain the mystery by point ing out the highly competitive nature of their business. “Not even the shippers will be allowed to reveal the exact des tination of the cars,” Lutes said, “If some of our competitors c<- ^ find out with whom we s> ing business, they might beat us out of it.” .d “We have tried out Wilming as an experiment,” his associate announced. “And everything is working out so well that when I go back to New York tomorrow I am going to recommend to sev eral exporters that they divert about 30 per cent of their busi ness down to Wilmington where it can be shipped. I would like to see some cranes and additional equipment for loading added to harbor facilities here. The labor situation here seems to be good.” They said they came to Wil mington at the invitation of a Chamber of Commerce official and that several local firms and shippers have extended them every courtesy in an effort to fa cilitate their early shipping. Lutes and Reiss predicted the exporting of war surplus goods would be a thriving business for the next three years. In addition to crowded docks, the eastern seaboard is frequently paralyzed by strikes and labor difficulty, they said. They predict a boom in local export business if no labor problems materialize and shippers do not take advantage of exporters who detour their shipping through this port. MARINE LIEUTENANT KILLED IN CRASH OF TWO TRAINING SHIPS CHERRY POINT, Oct. 2. —VP) — Marine 1st. Lt. John H. An derson, 25, of Osceola Mills, Pa., was killed today in the crash of two training planes off Harkers Island, near Beaufort. The other pilot, who was not identified, escaped uninjured, the public relations office at the Na val Air station here reported. Anderson, who had been in the Marine Corps for four and a half years, became the father of a son, John H. Anderson, Jr., last Saturday. His widow, Madonna M. Anderson, and the baby are in the Cherry Point hospital. They have no other children. He was attached to Marine lighting Squadron 212. ILLNESS CLOSES SUPERIOR COURTS Judge Morris Stricken With Flu, Burney Contracts Malaria RALEIGH, Oct. 2.—m—Judge Chester Morris of Currituck, presiding over a criminal term ef Wake Superior Court, ad journed the session this morn ing because of illness, and was advised by a doctor to go to bed and stay there for at least two days. It was believed the jurist k suffering from influenza. Judge Morris has had a cold for the past few days, and yes terday morning said he felt much worse. Dr. David Young, super intendent of state hospitals, hap pened to be in court, and he con ferred with the judge in the lat ter’s office. Judge Morris was ad vised not to attempt to drive to his home. He returned to his hotel room, and there Dr. Young called on him again during the afternoon. Judge Morris is the second jur ist to be stricken this week Judge John J. Burney was forced to adjourn Duplin Superior eourt Wednesday when he was stricken with malaria. HANNS EISLER, WIFE ORDERED ARRESTED BY IMMIGRATION OFFICE WASHINGTON, Oct. 2. —W Harms Eisler, Hollywood song Writer, and his wife have been ordered arrested for deportation proceedings, the House Commit tea on Unamerican Activities an nounced tonight. Warrants for their arrest were issued by the Immigration Ser vic*. pert of the Justice depart ment, it was announced. A week ago the House commit tee checked the Eisler case to the Justice department, recommend ing that Eisler be prosecuted on •targes of perjury and passport ,r*ud and then deported to his ■stive Germany. The Weather FORECAST: fcs.% Carolina and North Carolina. »nd warmer Friday and Saturday. Meteorological data for the 24 hours •"ding 7;3o p. m. yesterday. TEMPERATURES ’•M »• m. 50; 7:30 a. m. 48; 1:30 P- »• *> 1 30 p m. 60; Maimum 72; Mini mum 46, Mean 58; Normal 69. humidity 1;W * JJ1. 73; 7:30 a. m. 76; 1:30 P. m. * p.m. 78. _ PRECIPITATION _ Twrtal for the 24 hours ending 7:30 p. *® Inches. . Tou! since the first of the month * itches. TIDES FOR TODAY the Tide Tables published by *■ “■ Coast and Geodetic Survey). , HIGH LOW ’va**ln*ton_11:49 a.m. 6:11am. 11 ;59 p.m. 7 :03 p.m. ■■wObsis Inlet _ 9:23 a.m. 3:18 a.m. 9:41 p.m. 3:52 p.m. •uaiia* 6:06; Sunset 5:54; Moonrise ’ <*p; Moonset 9:27a. River stage at Fayetteville, N. C. at I f m. Thursday 10.1 feet. More WEATHER On Page Two U.S. NOW FACING GREATEST CRISIS Secretary Royall Points To Gravity In Speech At Charlotte CHARLOTTE, Oct. 2—W—Sec retary of the Army Kenneth C. Royall tonight called on quali fied business labor and farming leaders to offer themselves for federal government services to provide leadership for “both peace and prosperity—at home and abroad.” The Goldsboro native told the 22nd annual meeting of the Sou thern Combed Yarn Spinners here “we can have no lasting domestic prosperity so long as there is chaos and fear of war abroad. Nor can we have peace without economic stabil ity at home.” Royall said the United States now faces its greatest crisis at home or abroad. He said that following the end of the war there had been a let-down in the United States, a cry for “normalcy...impossible as its quest was unwise. There followed here at home industrial strife, black markets, profiteer ing, and in the international field a desire to be rid of the rest of the world.” Stampede Starts Royall added “soldiers stam peded out of the army, and too See U. S. On Page Five UNION RESTRAINED IN ALBANY STRIKE Federal Judge Issues Order Against Longshore men’s Leader NEW YORK, Oct. 2—Fed eral Judge Stephen Brennan to day signed an order under pro visions of the Taft-Hartley act, temporarily restraining about 150 members of the AFL Inter national Longshoremen’s As sociation from continuing a strike in the port of Albany—the first such move since the new legislation went into effect. The strike had blocked grain shipments to Europe, delivery of fuel oil to various New York state communities, and had threatened a curtailment of operations in paper mills. The order is returnable Oct. 7 in the U.S. Court house in Syracuse, N.Y. Charles T. Douds, director of the second region of the Nation al Labor Relations Board, who announced the signing of the restraining order, said it was the first time such an order had been issued since the Taft Hartley law went into effect. He said it was similar to the action taken by the government against John L. Lewis, presi dent of the AFL United Mine Workers, to compel him to send miners back to work last spring. Eden Blasts >J$.Power Native Party De * nands Immediate Gener al Election In Britain BRIGHTON, England, Oct. 2.— (U.R)—The 68th annual conference of the British Conservative party today denounced the Labor gov ernment as totalitarian in trend, comparing it to a Hitler dictator ship, and called for immediate general elections nearly three years ahead of time. Three thousand delegates cheer ed wildly as speakers charged that Prime Minister Clement At tlee’s government had assumed powers to search without war rant, restrict newsprint, govern by decree and direct labor. “One is entitled to ask whether we went to war with Hitler to adopt his system,” cried Former War Minister Leslie Hore-Belisha in a morning speech that key noted the party’s assault on the labor victors of the 1945 election. Former Foreign Secretary An thony Eden, deputy Conservative party leader, attacked the gov ernments economic policies as tending to plunge Britain into in flation at home and offered a seven-point Conservative party program to save the nation’s econ omy. Resolution Adopted The conference unanimously adopted an “anti-dictotorship'’ resolution presented by B. R. Braine of Essex. “Tyranny does not come all at once,” Braine said as he present ed his resolution. “It comes step by step. Today it is direction of labor, tomorrow it is a Fascist state in which no man can call his soul his own. No government in peacetime has had these pow ers since the time of Cromwell.” Col. Cyril Edwards, also of Es sex, seconded the resolution and declared “if a police state has not yet arrived, it is just around the corner.” The demand for an immediate general election, announced by party headquarters last week, was adopted unanimously by a show of hands on a resolution contending that an election must be held as a first step toward Britain’s recovery. Eden demanded immediate steps to halt what he described as further inflation at home and said the Conservatives, if placed in power, would immediately put into effect this program: 1. Provide real leadership, showing foresight, courage and singlemindedness. 2. Stop inflation by a properly balanced budget and a program of capital expenditure which See EDEN BLASTS on Page Five SCHOOLS BOYCOTT CASES RETURNED State Board Kicks Contro versities Back To Local Authorities RALEIGH, Oct. 2 —OJ.Rl—The State Board of Education today kicked back to local school au thorities three parents boycotts which had kept students at home in widely-separated coun ties. The walkouts affected schools at Sharon in Iredell county, Ab bottsburg in Bladen county and Sunny View in Polk county. A board committee reported that parents in the Sharon dis pute had voted to send their children to two other schools until the row is settled perma nently. The parents were strik ing to have the Sharon school rebuilt. The building burned in 1943 and the district has since been consolidated with two oth PTK. Keep Children Home Parents at Abbottsburg had kept their children home in pro test against sending them to Bladenboro, four miles away, after the Abbottsburg school burned last year. The Bladen County School Board reported that overcrowd ed conditions to which the Ab bottsburg patrons objected had been eliminated. The state board at its month ly meeting also heard a delega tion of dissatisfied parents from Sunny View, near Tryon, who protested against sending their children to Mill Spring after the Sunny View school was closed last spring. Rescued Fisherman Tells Of Snake-Infested Marsh PASCAGOULA, Miss., Oct. 2. —(JP)— Take one name from the death list of the great Atlantic and Gulf hurricane — for Fisher man Thomas H. Ladnier has come home. The raging tropical storm cap sized his 30-foot craft and tossed him into the sea. The first two days and. nights, he related in an interview, he stayed afloat with the aid of a life preserver and two empty water cans. On the third day he deserted the water cans to swim to what he thought was solid land. It de veloped his “land.” was a float ing glob of marsh, inhabitated by snakes and other crawling things which interfered seriously with Ladnier’s sleep for the next three nights. Five days after he-parted com pany with his boat, Ladnier was rescued by fishermen who took him to a Bay St. Louis, Miss., hospital. There the 41-year-old fisherman convalesced until yes terday, gaining back a few of the 25 pounds lost during his food less, waterless battle with the hurricane. Ladnier’s boat has been found and raised from th« gulf, the Red Cross said. ---—. —--- ' - ■ ■ ■ — ■ - ■ — <■ Umstead Thinks Price Control Return Unwise; Predicts Recall; Brooklyn Wins Third Game, 9-8 Hugh Casey Saves Tilt For Dodgers Bums Belt Bobo Newsom From Mound In Sec ond Inning BY OSCAR FRALEY United Press Sports Writer NEW YORK, Oct. 2 —(U.R)— Portly Hugh Casey, fireman first class of the Brooklyn Dod gers, trudged out from the bull pen today to still the thundering bats of the New York Yankees and give the battling Bums their first victory, 9 to 8, in the third game of the World Series. With the Dodgers, humbled in the first two games, striving to get up off the floor and the hard-hitting Yankees coming up hard from behind, the beefy Georgia tosser strolled out of the right field shadows and aft er six years balanced the scales with fate. For back in 1941 it was this same Casey against these same Yankees and they said he threw a spitball which danced away from catcher Mickey Owen and shattered Dodger dreams of a world championship. Today, too, Dodger hopes were riding on every pitch. For the favored Yankees had belt ed the Dodgers to their knees in the firtst two games and ap peared to be riding toward a. sweep of the classic. But this time, in a bitter, See HUGH CASEY on Page Nin6 EASTERN PRICES RALLY SLIGHTLY Border Belt Changes Vary, While Middle Belt Quo tations Decline By The Associated Press Grade prices rallied yesterday on the Eastern North Carolin? Flue-Cured Tobacco belt, with practically all grades showing gains from $1 to $5, the Feder al-State Marketing Service re ported. Leading with advances from $3 to $5 were lugs, low orange cut ters, and some lower leaf offer ings. Most other grades showed increases from $1 to $2, and good lemon cutters reached a season high of $61. Many lug grades also cleared new peaks. Quality continued to improve. Average prices for a few grades showed slight changes of about $1 per hundred on the Border Belt of South Carolina and North Carolina. In most in stances trading on the market remained steady. Percentage of good and fine leaf grades was slightly higher than the previous day, but the bulk of offerings consisted of common to fair qualities and nondescript. Volume of sales remained fairly heavy. Gross sales Wednesday totaled 2,495, 654 pounds for an average ol $38.68. Principal price changes on the Middle Belt were for fair orange and low orange lugs and all primings, with drops reported from $2 to $5 over Wednesday’s sales. Most other grades showed varying drops of from $1 to $3. Majority of grades on the Old Belt showed declines, but low green (orangeside) leaf and low green primings advanced as much as $4.50. Gross sales Wednesday totaled 2,994,690 pounds for an average of $42.43, 80 cents below Tues day’s average. AN ARMY CONVOY LOADED WITH CASKETS packed in special overseas shipping crates lines a dock at Liege; Belgium, as barges wait to carry the remains of U. S. World War II dead down the Albert Canal to the port at Antwerp. Below, the U. S. Army Transport Joseph V. Con nolly, a specially converted Liberty ship, stands ready to receive the hallowed cargo for the voy age home. The bodies of the soldier-dead, formerly buried in the U. S. Military Cemetery at Henri Chapelle, Belgium, will be sent to next-of- kin in U. S. (International) Army Engineers May Complete Cape Fear Deepening In 1948 AMERICAN FLAGS AT HALF-STAFF TO SIGNAL RETURN OF WAR DEAD WASHINGTON, Oct. 2.—(U.R)—President Truman today order ed all American flags flown at half-staff on Oct. 10 and Oct. 20 —the days on which the ships return the bodies of the na tion’s war dead from their temporary overseas resting pteces land in San Francisco and New York. Memorial services will be held in the two ports for the thous ands of American servicemen who died in foreign fields and whose bodies are being transported back to the United States for final burial. Congress Expected To Grant Additional Funds For Project By FRANK VAN DER LINDEN Morning Star Washington Bureau WASHINGTON, Oct. 2 — Ii Congress grants the necessary additional funds, the Army Engineers may finish by next summer their work of expand ing the Cape Fear river’s main channel at Wilmington, N. C., from 30 to 32 feet in depth and from 300 to 400 feet in width, Capitol Hill sources said today. The project is about seventy five per cent complete already and the dredging will be carried forward steadily this fall with the $300,000 appropriated for the purpose in the current fiscal year. There is a strong possibility that Congress will approve the remaining amount in the civil functions bill for 1949. As the next session is expected to be cut short by the national politi See ARMY on Page Five FRITZ CASE GOES OVER ONE MONTH State Board Of Education To Await Report By Special Committee RALEIGH, Oct. 2 — !*>—'The State Board of Education today delved into the Fritz payroll padding case long enough to provide for a month’s delay on the question of whether crimi nal prosecution should be taken against the former Hudson school principal. Before the board was a let ter, stating that State Attorney General Harry McMullan and District Solicitor James G. Farthing felt that the Fritz case should be passed on by a Cald well county jury. The month’s delay was voted unanimously in order that a three-man committee of the state board might look into these suggestions made by Far thing and listed in McMullan’s letter read yesterday to the board: Farthing Points 1. Farthing, at a conference See FRITZ On Page Two CHOLERA DEATH TOLL IN EGYPT NOW ABOVE TWO HUNDRED MARK CAIRO, Oct. 2—UP)—The Egyptian cholera epidemic, now in its second week, caused the deaths of 49 persons today, raising the total death toll to 215. A Health Ministry communi que said 76 new cases pf the disease were discovered during the day and that 977 persons have become infected since the epidemic began. The ministry denied reports from Rome that former Queen Helena of Italy, now living here in exile, had been stricken and the residence of the former Italian royal family placed un der isolation. STUDENTS TO VOTE COLLEGE ASSEMBLY Election OF Legislature To Be Held Tuesday For School Year Eighteen candidates were nomi nated last night for the 1947-48 Wilmington College legislature, according to Dale Spencer, dean. The students will go to the polls Tuesday at the college to cast their vote for freshman and See STUDENTS On Page Five Along The Cape Fear EARLY CAPE FEAR — Long before Europeans even suspect ed that two continents lay be yond the Atlantic, the murky waters of the Cape Fear began to fray the edges of the land and to carve out the harbors of Wil mington. But the river did more than create this port. Bearing to its shores ships that carried set tlers, merchants, adventurers, and pirates, the Cape Fear shap ed the early history of Wilming ton. Up the Cape Fear river, in 1660, sailed a small group of New Englanders. Seeking good past ure land for their cattle, the few, but brave men made a settlement on the lower banks of the river in the vicinity of present-day Wil mington. Of the life and experience of these men only one incident is known; in a few months, the hostile Indians forced the New Englanders to abandon the settle ment. Seventy-two years passed be fore another attempt was made to settle in the Cape Fear region. In the spring of 1732, John Wat * son, assisted by Michael Higgins, Joshua Grainger, and James Wimble marked off the town of Newton. Newton progressed rap idly. In three short years a sound government and a commendable court system had been establish ed. The year 1739 was an im portant year for the town of Newton. In that year it was in corporated into the town of Wil mington in honor of Spencer Compton, Earl of Wilmington. Section four of the Act of In corporation stated that the cit izens of Wilmington should elect one representative to be sent to the General Assembly. Every man could vote provid ed that on the day of election and three months before, he lived in a brick, stone or framed house that was twenty feet long and sixteen feet wide. In 1741, the provincial assembly met in Wil mington, and this meeting was the signal that Wilmington had come into definite being. [See CAPE FEAK On Page Two DISTILLERS WILL BE ASKED TO AID Luchman, Anderson To Confer With Industry Group On Food Plans WASHINGTON, Oct. 2 —UP)— A conference with distillers and brewers on using less grain for liquor has been arranged for Saturday as part of the emer gency campaign to find food for hungry Europe. Charles Luckman, chairman of President Truman’s citizens food committee, and Secretary of Agriculture Anderson, it was learned tonight, will discuss with industry representatives how they can contribute to the program for saving 100,000,000 bushels of grain. That figure is the President s goal. Part of the grain would go to France, which appealed today for more American dol lars to buy food and fuel. Amer ican officials, however, still had to be convinced that France would be unable to scrape through to Dec. 1. Agriculture Department ex perts said they did not know how much grain could be saved if distilleries and breweries shut down partly or completely. They lack figures on postwar grain consumption in these plants. Rough Guess One rough guess put con sumption by distillers alone at around 50,000,000 bushels a year. Any curbs the distillers might volunteer, a spokesman for dis tilling interests said, would mean, chiefly, a reduction in the amount of blended whiskies in liquor stores later on. Blends are a mixture of aged whiskies See DISTILLERS on Page Two Bogus $20 Bills Turn Up At Coast Line Here Counterfeit $20 bills have been turning up in southeastern North Carolina at the rate of one about every week, it was revealed here last night when it was learned that one had been passed off on the Atlantic Coast Line railroad in Wilmington, one at Rocky Mount, and two at Myrtle Beach, S. C. The bills are counterfeits of the New York federal reserve notes. Meanwhile, from Charlotte, Louis D. Socey, head of the secret service in this state, said that some 40 to 45 counterfeit $20 fed eral notes have been found in scattered sections of North Caro lina during the last nine months. Socey said that most of the notes have been passed in the eastern section of the state. “The amount is not abnormal,” he added, and said that it was “not alarming.” The secret service chief said that the bills were apparently passed in the normal course of business, one at a time, on the average of about one every week or 10 days. With the exception of those passed at the Coast Line, no other reports of the bogus money have been revealed here. U. S. Senator Hits Soviet Promotion Speaker Censures Comun ists In Speech Before Farmers Club United States Senator William B. Umstead, of Durham, predict ed here last night that President Truman will call a special ses sion of Congress to act upon the current domestic and foreign economic situations. Senator Umstead made the pre diction before delivering an ad dress to the Wilmington Farm ers’ club, in which he blamed Russia for “economic chaos’’ now existing in Europe. Answering a question about the possibility of restoration of price control in the nation, the Sena tor said that such controls could not be placed on any specitie commodity or commodities and that the entire program of price administration would have to be placed in operation if such a policy were started. He indicat ed that such a program would be cumbersome and probably un wise. , Censuring the Communists for infiltration practices, Umstead declared, “Russia has made >' See SENATOR On Page Two PRISONERSYERGE ON MUTINY BASIS — Armed Troops Guard 500 Infuriated Members Of “Rebel” Army HAVANA, Cuba, Oct. 2.—CU.a —Heavily armed troops today guarded 500 infuriated and be draggled members of the abor tive revolutionary expedition against the Dominican Republic, awaiting their release at Colum bia military camp. Tattered and emaciated after a gruelling 32-hour trip from Antilla in antiquated box cars, the frustrated “liberators” wer* verging on mutiny as troops herded them into their tempor ary prison. Claiming that they had been “sold” to the 17-year Dominican dictatorship of Generalissimo Rafael Leonidas Trujillo, the rev olutionists shouted “down with Genovevo!” (Gen. Genovevo Perez Damera, chief of the Cuban Army.) They hooted, jeered, stomped and pounded. Up to a late hour, the order issued last night by the criminal branch of the Cuban Supreme court to release the rank and file of the expedition had not been carried out. It directed specifically that all members of the expedition except a handful of top leaders, be freed today. However, observers doubtad that the authorities would loose upon the city 900 belligerent pe nurious and weakened men with out an attempt to calm, feed and clothe them. RABBI JACOBS SPEAKS TONIGHT AS FINALE TO FESTIVAL WEEK “Rejoicing Over the Law,” will be the sermon-subject of Rabbi Pizer W. Jacobs tonight at 8 o’clock in Temple Israel. Rabbi Jacobs said that his ser mon tonight would cover the week-long festival which will be concluded this evening. The festival, or “Feast of the Tabernacles,” was started last Sunday night, and commemorat ed the event when the Jewish people gathered in their harvest. Rabbi Jacobs issued an invita tion to the public to attend to night s services. And So To Bed The husband was irritated when his wife informed him she had to leave the family car parked several blocks from their home when the car became stuck in the sand. “That's just like a wom an,” he muttered. “I bet I can get that car out in a jiffy,” he said. He went to the car, looked at it and got in to drive off. It was as simple as that. He straightened the wheels and drove out easy. “Just like a woman,” he mused. One block further the car stalled. The husband pushed on the gas, the wheels spun in the soft sand and the car ' settled to the running boards. A wrecker had to be called to pull the vehicle from the deep sand hole. But hubby failed to tell his wife about i it.