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,^ifr,ington and vicinity: r«ir and of ,he "SSLShSS^*1,lr wSh ASSOCIATED PRESS and the UNITED PRESS ' — With Complete Coverage of i- ~ ~ ------ State tad National Newi TOL. 81.—NO. 38. ’ _L-— I _ A It* lnw<-.rv - . _ Communists Order Drive —re Full-Scale Anti - American Propaganda Campaign Urged On Koreans WASHINGTON, Oct. 3_(U.R)_ American radio monitors have Intercepted a Communist prop aganda order calling for a vig orous anti-American campaign throughout Korea and creation of a Soviet regime for the en tire country as soon as U. S. and Russian occupation forces are withdrawn. Official sources disclosed that the order was broadcast over a Soviet-controlled radio station fci Northern Korea on Sept. 27 and was heard in all sections of the American-held Southern half of the country. Signed by Han Chong Sook, propaganda chief for the Com munist North Korea Peoples committee, the order directed Communists in both the Ameri can and Russian zones to “es tablish our own govern ment and eliminate reaction aries immediately upon the withdrawal of Soviet and Amer ican troops.” The broadcast was inspired by a proposal made the day before by Gen. T. Shtikov, Soviet occupation commander in Northern Korea, that the United States and Russia get cut of Korea by Dec. 31. Publicity Ordered Shtikov’s proposal was refer red to repeatedly in the Korean Communist broadcast and the party’s provincial propaganda chiefs were ordered to publicize K fully as a Soviet move to ward restoration of Korean in dependence. The propaganda broadcast noted that the Communists in »«t COMMUNISTS on Page Two PRICES ADVANCE ON LEAF MARKETS All Flue-Cured Warehouses Report Active Sales; Quality Good ' By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS All flue-cured tobacco mar kets yesterday concluded this week of sales with generally strong price advances for most grades, the Federal-State Mar keting Service reported. Leaf and smoking leaf brought the highest prices of the year on the Eastern North Carolina Belt, with the advances ranging from 50 cents to $6. Cutters and most lugs remained steady to $3 higher. Only declines posted were for good orange lugs, which dropped $1 over Thurs day’s sales. Most baskets were graded in low to good qualities, with leaf predominating, followed by smoking leaf and lugs. Volume of sales was heavy. The marketing service report ed Thursday’s sales of 7,821,466 pounds brought an average of 144.73 per hundred. The highest general average since opening day—this was $1.25 higher than Wednesday’s sales. Sales Steady The Border Belt reported Mies steady to up $3.50 for all grades, with the exception of best b’avy and best crude non descript. Best heavy was down $1; best crude, 50 cents. The Middle Belt, from the •cand point of prices, reported *w* of the best days of the sea •on, with in a large number of •ase* substantial gains reported See PRICES On Page Two ACTOR PLAYS DRUNK ROLE SO WELL THAT COPS BAR HIS LEAD KSW YORK, Oct. 3 —tu.Rt— *,000 persons assembled at city ball today to celebrate Fire Prevention Week. Actor James Barton, playing role of a drunk, was scheduled etroll into a papier mache structure and toss a lighted cig *ret, thereby showing how ♦areless people are. But as Barton tried to cross Ike police line his act was so good that Assistant Chief In spector Frank Fristensky thought he was a real bum and barred him. Eventually Barton di dhis act bright pink * smoke burs trorn the structure, a band played furiously and the fire Aier duly put out the blaze. The Weather FORECAST **t#i and North Carolina—Fair and jWtly warmer Saturday. Sunday fair! ■dih little change in temperature. Meteorological data for the 24 hours 7;3o a. m. yesterday. Temperatures __*£*• am 54, 7:30 am 53, 1:30 pm 73, Pm 66, Maximum 74, Minimum 51, 62, Normal 69. r Humidity 1 am #1, 7:30 am 73, 1:80 pm 86, pm 78. Precipitation & gf*** *or 24 hours ending 7:30 pm Total since the first of the 0 Inches. Tides For Today • il Tide Tables published by ’ ** Coast and Geodetic Survey.) High Low on-12:38 am 6:46 am v - 7:57 pm -^aaonboro Inlet_10:12 am 4:00 am * 10:27 pm 4:40 pm vinnse 6:09. Sunset 5:53, Moonriae Pw. Moonset 10:34 am. *ee W^aUCR on Page Two NATIONAL CHAIRMAN of the Citizens Food Committee, Charles Luckman is shown at the White House with one of the posters to be used in the campaign to save 100,000,000. bushels of bread grains for aid to Europe. Luckman, expressing his faith in the American people, said that his committee’s drive would bring forth the extra amount of wTheat and coarse grains required for overseas shipment. (International Soundphoto) Former First Lady Hits Russian Press CHILD KILLED OXFORD, Oct. 3. — M5) — Jimmy Thomas Boyd, 6, was fatally injured late today when his father, Thomas Crawford Boyd, accidentally backed his automobile over the child in the yard of their farm home near Stovall, Coroner F. Earle Hunt said tonight. The coroner held death to be accidental and deemed an inquest un necessary. Boyd said he heard the child scream as he left his car hit something. He rush ed the child to Stovall and death came in a physicians of fice there. BOOBY-TRAP ENDS CAREER OF IVINS Devilishly Wired Bomb Blows Former Tennes see Sheriff To Bits ETOWAH, Tenn., Oct. 3. — (U.R) A booby-trap, devilishly wired to the starter of his automobile, today ended the career of T. Burkett Ivins, a member of the “bloody McMinn” county ma chine which was swept from of fice in last year’s G. I. revolt and a veteran police officer with eight notches in his gun. Sheriff Knox Henry, a leader of the August, 1946, battle of bal lots and bullets at nearby Ath ens, immediately called in the FBI in the belief that an army land mine was the explosive that blew Ivins to pieces. Henry’s deputy, Otto Kennedy, See BOBBY-TRAP On Page Two BRITISH \ JRKERS TO TAKE, LIKE IT That Will Be Their Lot When Labor Directive Starts Operating LONDON, Oct. 3 —UP)—Labor Minister George Isaacs warned today that workers who became “sticky and nasty” when direct ed to a job under Britain’s new manpower regulations would be told “you will have this one, whether you like it or not.” He spoke at the opening of a clothing factory. The control of engagement order, by which the government hopes to man fully the coun try’s main export industries as well as vital domestic under takings comes into force Mon day. . The Labor Ministery said in dustries to get first considera tion under the directive would be agriculture, coal, textiles, steel and iron production, china clay* pottery, gypsum mining, shale oil mining, ^nd printing and book binding, ex r'ludine news printing.” United Nations Delegates Hear Stinging Rebuke Of Policies LAKE SUCCESS, N. Y„ Oct. 3. —(U.R)— Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt, widow of the late President, de livered to United Nations dele gates today a stinging indictment of the press in Russia. Referring to Russia’s proposals for further implementing its in tensive campaign against “war mongering” by the American press, the former first lady said: “Obviously, these items are con ceived in the spirit of a press sys tem very different from that pre vailing in my country or most countries of the world — that is, of a controlled press under which various forms of propaganda ‘tasks’ could be assigned to the press.” Use of Soviet definitions of press freedom, she added, “would be like- using the characteristics of the color black to define the color white.” Mrs. Roosevelt’s attack was de livered before the UN’s Social committee. The Soviet moved last week to amend the proposed agenda of next spring’s Geneva conference on freedom of information to in See FORMER On Page Two MURDERERS WALK “THE LAST MILE” Two White Men, Three Negroes Executed At Central Prison RALEIGH, Oct. 3 —(U.R)— A weeping mountain mother sob bed at the prison gates today as her murderer son—who tried vainly to thwart his execution by jamming his “death row” cell lock—died with four others in the gas chamber in North Carolina’s biggest execution in history. JUari u uear, a, jammea a sliver from a wooden ice cream spoon into the intricate lock me chanism because “I just didn’t want the guards to get me out.” He forced a last-minute shift in the execution schedule but he and his murder companion died 40 minutes later in the cyanide filled room at Central Prison. Warden Hugh Wilson had planned to execute O’Dear and Robert Messer, 23, the only two white men, first, but when O’Der jammed the lock, he sent two young Charlotte Ne groes down the gloomy “last mile” ahead of them. Gov. Gregg Cherry refused to the last to intervene in the cases of the four murderers and one confessed rapist. He said he found no grounds for mercy and he hoped the five-man execution might serve as a warning to other young criminals. The Charlotte Negroes, Jethro Lampkin, 20, and Richard Mc See MURDERERS On Page Two Sextuple Birth Report Wakes Up Police Force NEW YORK, Oct. 3. — <U.R) — The telephone rang at central police headquarters. Patrolman Kenneth Gaffney answered it. A few moments later pandmomum rigned. “Ye Gods,” yelled Gaffney. “This guy says a woman just had six babies.” The law swung into action. Sirens screaming, two ambu lances, two radio cars and emergency squad No. 2 dashed to a Negro tenement district in lower Manhattan. This terse message was sent out on the police teletype! “Radio cars and ambulances sent to 57 Pitt street. Multiple birth 6 babies.” Then pandemonium reigned in newspaper offices. City edi tors sent reporters but on a dead run. Rewritemen dug up back ground on the Dionne quintuplets and other multiple births. The first police car arrived at 57 Pitt street and the officers ran up the sairs and burst into apartment 12-A, expecting to find babies lying around all over the place. tec KCfcXVFLE On Pace Two 50,000 Nazis May Go Free General Clay Approves Conditional Amnesty To Thousands In Berlin BERLIN, Oct. 8 —(U.R)— Gen. Lucius D. Clay today approved a conditional amnesty which will permit 500,000 Nazi offenders to escape trial for their Hitlerite activities and return 250,000 Na zi followers to supervisory jobs before they are denazified. The conditional amnesty was contained in three amendments to the intricate American zone denazification law submitted by German members of the Ameri can Zone Council of States. Clay approved them in an effort to cut six months off the denazifi cation task and finish all trials by next spring. Clay insisted that the modifi cations were not a “general am esty” of the type recently issu ed by Russian occupation au thorities, which absolved nomi nal Nazis of all blame for Hitler ism. The 500,000 Nazis affected by the new rulings still may be tried in open court if they de sire, but it is anticipated most of their cases will be disposed of by routine administrative pro cedures without trial. All cases still are open to review by American officers. Amendments Approved The amendments Clay approv ed are: 1. “Mandatory charges now required of the public prosecu See 80,000 On Page Two COMMISSION WILL HEAR ACL PLEAS October 15 Date Set For Argument On Request To Cut Off Trains RALEIGH, Oct. 3.—ffl—The State Utilities Commission to day issued an order setting Oc tober 15 as the date for a hear ing on the Atlantic Coast Line application to remove two daily passenger runs between Wil mington and Norfolk, Va. The railroad has petitioned the commission to suspend serv ices of trains Nos. 48 and 49, since revenue for the first three' months of 1947 totaled $35,274.12, compared to a “direct out-of pocket cost of operation” of $65, 610.72. The train travels a distance of 240 miles, passing through Rocky Mount, Ahoskie, Pal myra, Tarboro, Wallace, Golds boro, Wilson, Freemont and nu merous other communities. It takes approximately nine hours and 15 minutes to complete the trip, if the train runs on sched ule. Removal of trains 48-49 would leave one scheduled daily run between Rocky Mount and Nor folk, Va., and two between Rocky Mount and Wilmington. MAN RECEIVES WOUND IN SIDE AT BRASS RAIL BAR, HE SAYS Harry Hobbs, 520 1-2 Princess street, told police last night that he was mysteriously shot in the side by an unkown person while standing in the Brass Rail Bar at Front and Market streets drink ing a glass of beer. Hobbs was treated at James Walker Memorial hospital short ly after 8:30 p. m., for a flesh wound in the side and released, attendants reported. Several witnesses who were in the bar at the time of the shoot ing told the investigating officer, J. Q. Butler, that they did not see anyone do the shooting. They said that at the time they thought that someone had been shooting firecrackers. - ——_- . ___ESTABLISHED 1^67 Government To Buy Wheat Direct From U. S. Farmers; Dodgers Even Series Count Lavagetto Spoils Bevens’ No-Hitter \ _ Smashing Double In Ninth Edges Out Victory For Flatbush Crew By OSCAR FRALEY United Press Sports Writer NEW YORK, Oct. 3 —(U.R)— Cookie Lavagetto, an old man with one leg in retirement, broke up a no-hit ball game to day when two were out in the ninth inning and gave the bat tling Brooklyn Dodgers a 3 to 2 victory over the New York Yankees that squared the World Series at two games all. It was one of the wildest and most hectic finishes in the his tory of the classic, with Lava getto blasting Bill Bevens’ al most-but-not-quite bid for the first no-hit game in World Series history, with a crashing double off the right field wall which sent two young Dodgers racing over the plate with the runs that won the ball game. So Cookie, the “old man” who had been offered the manager ship of a minor league team this year, was rewarded for his faith in himself. When they tried to retire him, he told them “I’ve got one more year of baseball left in these old bones.” He proved tt with that one Dodger hit of the game which changed almost certain defeat into victory. Bevens through eight and two-thirds tense innings baffled the Dodgers — a team which keynotes youth and speed. The big fellow from Oregon, a “touch luck” guy who seems fated to lose one-run games. Had everything but control. His stuff was working, even See LAVAGETTO on Page Six FISHERMEN FIND BUTCHERED BODY Parts Of Woman’s Torso Recovered From Tampa Bay Early Friday ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Oct., 3—(U.R)—Three pieces of the body of a woman between 35 and 40 years old, fished out of Tampa Bay and wrapped in a news paper advertising the horror film, “The Body Snatcher,” con fronted authorities here with a sex murder tonight. Fishermen A. W. Laney and W. L. Poulnot found three seg ments of the body—the right leg from knee to foot, the right knee to groin section and the right shoulder, arm and hand. “A sharp saw was used to cut off the leg,” uaid Dr. Irwin S. Leinbach who examined the body fragments for police. He said the body had been carefully butchered in an apparent at tempt to erase all traces of identity and sex but the fact that the victim was a woman was easily established. Police planes began searching the rivers of upper Tampa Bay for additional parts of the body. Leinbach said there was no doubt the murder and butchery was the work of a sex criminal. The sliced-up sections were held together in a gunnysack around the newspaper, the St. Petersburg afternoon Indepen dent of May 15 which advertised See FISHERMEN on Page Two Along The Cape Fear EARLY WILMINGTON — After the town of Newton was renamed the town of Wilming ton in 1739, the new city grew during the following two decades in peaceful serenity. The town developed a reputa tion for hospitality that spread far and wide throughout the col onies. Her citizens became known as outstanding New World leaders in literary, polit ical, and military affairs. Early Wilmington was proud of Thomas Godfrey, author of “The Prince Of Parthia,” the first drama written in America; Cornelius Harnett, leader in the resistance against the Stamp act; and William Hooper, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, to mention only three of her famous sons. In April of 1765, William Tryon became fifth governor of the province of North Carolina. A month later the provincial as sembly was thrown into an up roar by the news that the Eng lish Parliament had passed the Stamp act. • • SECOND PATRICK HENRY —Speaker of the House. Colonel James Ashe, informed Gover nor Tryon in no uncertain terms that the coikxusts would resist the Stamp act to “blood and death.” Rallying around the leadership of Ashe and Har nett, wrath against the British tyranny mounted slowly until it became an organized force — the force of Liberty. Late on the morning of Nov ember 16, 1765, William Hous ton, distributor of stamps for the New Hanover area, arrived in the port of Wilmington. With in the hour three or four hun dred townsmen with colors fly ing and drums beating march ed to the residence of Houston to demand whether or not he intended to force the people to buy the stamps. Not having the courage of his convictions, Houston said he wolud be “very sorry to exe cute an office disagreeable to the people of the province.” The words were scarcely out of his mouth before he was rush ed to the court house to sign an oath that he would not carry out the orders of the British authorities. The citizens thereupon bowed to Houston, ushered him out of the court house, placed him in a chair, hoisted the chair to their shoulders, and carried him around the town before they took him back to his home. . MEMBERS OF PI KAPPA ALPHA, a student fraternity at the University of Washington, Seattle, stage a demonstration against the current trend for long skirts which the fair sex are now wear ing. Bearing placards stating “We can’t stand them any longer”, the students chase their female attired brothers along the streets, paddling them and clipping off parts of the “excess skirts.” Distillers Will Go Along To Save Food SIXTH TRIP MOBILE, Ala., Oct. J. — UP) — Sixteen-year-old Albert Heinrich began his sixth cross ing of the Atlantic today — de ported to Germany after thrice failing in attempts to rejoin his buddies of the U. S. Third Infantry Division in America. The blond, blue-eyed Ger man lad was placed aboard the SS Berea Victory by im migration authorities. The vessel is bound for Bremen. GUARDSMEN READY TO DRIVE BUSES Governor Of Mississippi Still Determined To Stamp Out Violence JACKSON, Miss., Oct. 3.—(/P) —Armed National Guardsmen were readied today to ride Mis sissippi buses of Southern Bus Lines, Inc., as new violence flared in a 136-day-old strike of drivers and maintenance men. One bus was fired upon and another stoned yesterday after Governor Fielding L. Wright had warned that if new out breaks occurred he would put guardsmen on the vehicles with order to “shoot to kill.” Asked today if he had receded See GUARDSMEN on Page Two VETERAN ENTERS SUIT OVER WORK Charlotte Man Seeks Rein statement By Lance, Inc., Back Pay CHARLOTTE, Oct. 3. — W— H. D. Howie, a discharged Naval veteran, filed suit today against Lance, Inc., charging that the company had refused to reinstate him in a position which paid about $10,000 a year before he en tered the service. Howie’s complaint was filed in U. S. District Court and an or der signed by Judge E. Y. Webb permitted him to sue as a pauper after he certified he did not have sufficient funds to initiate the ac tion. Howie alleges he was employed See VETERAN On Page Two Sixty Ped Cent Of Industry Agrees To Eliminate Use Of Wheat WASHINGTON, Oct. S. —CU.R)— Chairman Charles Luckman of President Truman’s citizens food committee announced tonight that representatives of 60 per cent of the whiskey industry favor the immediate elimination of wheat and a 50 per cent reduction of other grain for distilling purposes during the food emergency. Luckman said such a recom mendation would be made to the industry by the Distilled Spirits Institute, which represents the bulk of distillers. He said about half of the individual companies have already indicated they would go along. If the plan is accepted by the entire industry, he said, it will mean a monthly saving of ap proximately 2,500,000 bushels of all types of grain. The distilling industry is now using only a small amount of See DISTILLERS On Page Two HIGH SCHOOL BOY DIES OF INJURIES Early Morning Auto Acci dent Fatal To Burgaw Football Player A 14-year-old Burgaw high school youth was fatally injured and two other school boys were hurt when their car reportedly rolled over several times while attempting tQ pass another ve hicle while en route to school yesterday morning. Norwood Banrierman, son of Mr. and Mrs. Norman Banner man of near Burgaw, died at 4:15 yesterday afternoon in James Walker Memorial hospi tal here of a fractured skull and other injuries received in the accident. Joe Bannerman, 18-year-old driver of the car and the dead youth’s brother, sustained slight injuries and was released from the hospital yesterday. Alan Guy, 13-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Moseley Guy of Burgaw. was reported in “satisfactory” condition at James Walker last night. Star Player Rated by Principal E. M. Thompson as "our mainstay” at a halfback post, Norwood See HIGH SCHOOL On Page 2 First Joint Presbytery Meet Since 1866 Assured REHOBOTH, Md., Oct. 3. —UP) — Presbyterians from the North and South will meet for the first time since the war between the states at Old Rehoboth church Monday and Tuesday. Their main topic of discussion will be a reunion of the long-split Northern and Southern Presbyter ian communions in the United States. They will inaugurate a year of study and comment on a “plan of reunion.” Eight years of negotia tions already have produced agreement on all but a few points. At the end of the year the Presbyteries in the two organi zations will vote on a final con tract. Two-thirds of those in the Presbyterian church in the Unit ed States of America — the Northern group — must approve, and three-fourths of those in the Presbyterian church in the United States — the Southern group. Coming here for the two-day See JOINT On Page Two I Report By Nourse Sees Ways, Means Top Officials Hunt Plans To Feed Europe, Halt Runaway Prices WASHINGTON, Oct. 3 Top officials hunted today for ways to feed Europe without jacking prices up out of sight and Secretary of Agriculture An derson said the possibility of buy ing wheat direct from farmers is being explored. But Anderson said that so far he saw no need for direct pur chases and would prefer not to use them. President Truman’s regular Friday meeting with his cabi net reportedly centered on Eu ropean aid and what it might do to prices in this country. Ed win G. Nourse submitted a re port to the meeting saying that the United States can meet Eu rope’s needs for food and dol lars and still avoid runaway in flation. Nourse is chairman of the President’s economic advi sory council, which drafted the report. He told reporters that M the campaign now getting under way for voluntary saving ®f Bee NOURSE on Page Two KEN NOBLE CALLS CAPITAL MEETING National VFW Committee Will Fight For Passage Of Housing Bill WASHINGTON, Oct. S.—Ken Noble of Wilmington, N. C., 'will head a nation-wide Veterans of Foreign Wars campaign for speedy passage of the Taft-Ellen der-Wagner bill and revision o'' obsolete building codes, as two major steps toward providing adequate housing for ex-serv icemen. Noble’s national housing com mittee will meet in Washington October 12-13 to begin its drive, which will concentrate on meth ods of making mass - produced housing available at lower costs. Kits will be sent to V. F. W. Eosts, outlining the T. E. W. ill, suggesting rallies to get pub lic opinion behind the campaign, urging members to let Congress men know they want action on housing, and arguing that lire elimination of outmoded build ing codes could open the way for widespread use of better pre fabricated and factory - built houses. Amendment rroposea To counter charges of “social ism” in the T. E. W. bill the V. F. W. at its recent national en campment in Cleveland proposed an amendment requiring tin government to sell to private owners after fifteen years, anv public housing constructed under provisions of the measure. The National Housing com mittee is staffed by V. F. W. leaders who have solved critical housing problems in their own communities. Besides chairman Noble, the members are Henry L. Warner, Chicago; John W. Bonner, Helena, Mont.; Col. George Van Orden, Doylestown Pa.; and Seldon F. De Baum. Asbury Park, N. J. WAA SELLS BUTNER LAND TO STATE FOR $1,350,000 PRICE WASHINGTON, Oct. 3 — UP)— The War Assets Administration announced today sale cf a ma jor portion of Camp Butner. troop training center at Creed moor, N. C., to the State of North Carolina for $1,350,000. The agency said the State Hospital Board of Control will rse the property as a hospital 'or mental patients. The property includes 1.383 ouildings on 1,697 acres of land. The agency said the electri cal system at Camp Butner was tot included in the sale and will oe sold separately. \nd So To Bed Who says a newspaper isn’t worth a nickel? One of a large group of men gathered around a World Series radio in front of a downtown store yester day purchased a local after noon paper from a street salesman. Without even glancing at the banner headlines on page one, he dropped the paper onto the running board of an old model car, against which he had been leaning, and flopped down on his ver sion of a $10 box seat at Ebbets field.