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mmm umtmmw nrttttut mar - ^IZIIZmillZZZ^IZZIIZZrrr- ind National News VQL.J1—nO_4JL_ WILMINGTON, N. C., FRIDAY, OCTOBER 10, 1947 ESTABLIS~HED~18ff Typhoon Cuts iwo Jima Off Winds Of 170-Mile Veloci ty Demolishes Buildings; Residents Safe TOKYO, Friday, Oct. 10 —UP) _jxn, Jima was cut off from ~nl)nunication with the world today by probably its worst ty ho,'n. which blew down or b-iiv.oged all buildings on that I-'stone Pacific battleground outpost. (The Coast Guard in Honolulu reported, however, that its ra (j, • tion on Iwo Jima was op .'..ting again after the typhoon blocked it out for 15 1-2 hours. (The Coast Guard said it had been advised by Iwo Jima that most station buildings had been demolished but personnel were uninjured, having taken refuge in the galley. There was no v uru of other Americans on the island) - The Far East Air forces learned from Guam that a Su pur, .stress sent from its Yokota air base here had landed on Iwo early this morning, but there was as yet no word on hoc an estimated 1,500 Air jorce. Army and Coast Guard personnel and dependents weathered the great blow. Headquarters said winds up to 170 miles an hour howled goross Iwo Jima, tiny volcanic island conquered by U. S. Ma rines in one of the bloodiest en See TYPHOON on Page Two TOBACCO CURING SUBJECT OF TALK Slate Organizations Dis cuss Value Of Research To Leaf Growers GREENSBORO, Oct. 9—UP)— Development of new methods for curing and handling bright leaf tobacco and to find better meth ods of curing tobacco in exist ing structures were outlined as objectives of the research pro gram at the tobacco experiment station in Oxford today. Purposes of the experimenta tion program were discussed by representatives of various state organizations and agencies inter ested in tobacco curing research. The North Carolina State Grange called the meeting fol lowing word from Washington that S15.000 had been set aside from research and marketing ap propriations for the North Caro lina Experiment station. Ur. O. A. brown, project lead er in curing research at the Ox l rcl station, reported on progress made along lines of the research program objectives. The co-operative arrangements between state and federal gov enm'nts on research projects were discussed by Dr. L. D. Rover, director of the experiment station. Arthur Turner, assistant chief of the bureau of plant industry, sod. and engineering at Balti more. Md., stressed the possibili ty of increasing income of tobac co growers through engineering research in curing and market ing. SEASHOREBUSUNE WINS ANOTHER STEP FOR RALEIGH ROUTE RALEIGH, Oct. 9 —(U.R)—Atty. Gen. Harry McMullan said to day that the Seashore Transpor tation co.. had won another step m its light to gain permanent bus routes into Raleigh. McMullan said Superior Judge Q. K. Nimocks, Jr., had sustained the State Utilities Commission’s demurrer to an injunction sought by the Grey hound Bus Co., and The Caro lina Coach Co., to stop Sea shore's service he^e. An earlier hearing had upheld the commission’s action in grant'ng routes to the Seashore com,par.., and the rival com panies appealed. The com panies then tried to force a temporary injunction on Jihe commission to keep the Sea s’’ re company from operating until the appeal could be heard. The Weather FORECAST: Carolina—Clear to partly cloud} f c Cnuned warm Friday and Sacur : a few showers along Northerr ho der Friday Carolina—Considerable cloudi digntly cooler Friday, little chang * 'emperativre Saturday; occasional Friday and Friday night. '' 'eorological data for the 24 hours f ' g 7:30 p. m. yesterday. TEMPERATURES 1 30 a m. 71; 7:30 a. m. 70; 1:30 p 80: 7:30 p. m. 72; Maixmum 80; Mini !r‘ «m 60. Mean 74: Normal 78. HUMIDITY 1 ■" a. m 93: 7:30 a. m. 95; 1:30 P m- 68; 7:30 o in. 87. PPECIPSTATION 1 for the 24 hours ending 7:30 p • n : inches T. ' ! i-cce the first of the montl inches. UDES FOR TODAY 'From the Tide Tables published b: • * Coast and Geodetic Survey). HIGH LOW ^Fmmgton _ 6:07 a.m. 1:00 a rn 6:45 p.m. 1:16 p.m ' ' boro Inlet _ 4:05 a m. 10:19 a.m 4:33 p.m. 10:59 p.m 1 6:13; Sunset 5:45; Moonris 4 :05p. s'age at Fayetteville, N C., a Thursday 9.2 feet. More WEATHER On Page two Reds Directing U. S. Drive mtina Peron Cabinet Sifting Charges From Chili 1 ^ Headquarters Have Been Set Up In Buenos Aires I BUENOS AIRES, Oct. 9. — (/P) — The Argentine cabinet was re ported today to be studying Chil ean charges that a Communist network, operating under the new “Communist International Organization” and directing a campaign against the United States, had headquai’ters in Buenos Aires. Informed sources said that the cabinet, which held a lengthy ses sion with President Juan D. Per on, was believed to have discus sed the expulsion last night of two Yugoslav diplomats from Chile and possibly Communism as well. The Yugoslavs — Andrej Cun ja, charge d’ affaires at Santiago, Chile, and Dalibor Jakasa, sec retary of the legation in Buenos Aires — were taken by Chilean authorities to Mendoza, Argentina near the Chilean border, after being expelled from the country on charges of “Communist agita tion.” The Yugoslav legation here an nounced the two diplomats were expected to arrive in Buenos Aires by train tonight. The le gation declined to comment on the Chilean charges linking Yugo slav officials with any plot against the neighboring republic. The two Yugoslavs are not under arrest, although at Mendoza they were understood to have been “at the disposition of Ar gentine federal police.” There was no official Argentine comment on the Chilean govern ment’s statement that Communist See REDS On Page Three “Power Line On Wheels” Attracts Attention Here OUT TWICE ATLANTA, Oct. 9—UP)— Atlanta police chronicled to day the sad tale of a victim robbed twice in one night by the same trio of thieves. The victim was relieved of §60 in a holdup. Vowing re venge, he rushed home, grab bed an automatic shotgun, re turned in time to take three shots at the robbers as they counted their loot under a street light. Unimpressed, the trio took the shotgun too. EXPRESS DRIVERS PICKET AIR DEPOT Post Office Refuses Parcel Post At New York As Strike Tightens NEW YORK, Oct. 9 — W — Striking Railway Express drivers picketed La Guardia Field air depot today and claimed support of railway clerks to prevent re routing of express through New Jersey as the New York Board of Trade termed effects of the three-week-old strike “more crit ical.” Postmaster Albert Goldman continued an embargo on parcel post after. 6 p. m. at New York postoffices usually open at night and said the move had “helped a little” in a jam which required hiring of 1,500 additional post office workers. Industry spokesmen said goods were piling up on limited floor space, manufacturers were un able to get raw materials and out of-town buyers were filling their personal trunks with fall mer chandise they couldn’t ship back. At the air division office of Railway Express at La Guardia, See EXPRESS On Page Five KIWANIANS OPEN DISTRICT MEETING Musical Tribute To Dead Follows Session Of Trustees Board CHARLESTON, Oct. 9—tfP>— Over 500 Kiwanians and their guests representing a majority of the 89 clubs in South and North Carolina, registered to night for the 27th annual Ki wanis Carolina district con vention here tomorrow and Saturday. More are expected tomorrow. Registration started at 3 p. m. today at the Francis Marion hotel, convention headquarters. First event of the convention was held tonight when the dis trict board of trustees met. A musical tribute to Kiwan ians who died within the last year was held at 9 p. m., in the form of a sacred concert. Principal event of tomorrow s program will be a banquet at See KIWANIANS On Page Two Westinghouse Electric En gineers Show Interest ing Exhibit A van-mounted power distrib ution system which demonstrat ed the functions of an actual power line—even to the point of hurling artificial lightning bolts at it—was displayed here yes terday at the Tidewater Power building, 19th and Orange street by engineers of the Westing house Electric corporation. The “power line on wheels” stopped here during a cross country tour that will take it to every state in the nation. Con ducting the local demonstra SEE PICTURE ON PAGE FIVE j tion were Wallace Machesney and Thomas Hollingsworth, Westinghouse engineers of Pitts burgh, Pa. A complete array of electri cal distribution equipment was demonstrated under actual working conditions and then numerous man-made handicaps and complications were added. Even 100,000-volt bolts of simu lated lightning were hurled into the apparatus to show what would happen if lightning should strike the power line of a home or factory. Push-Button Control The mobile power plant in cluded all the electrical appara tus needed operate and pro tect a power line serving a 35 See POWER On Page Five BANDITS ESCAPE WITH BANK CASH Mail Clerk Exchanges Shots With Armed Men Carrying $9,000 Cash WEST GROVE, Pa., Oct. 9.— (U.R)—-Two bandits, carrying saw ed-off shotguns, held up and robbed the West Grove National Bank and Trust Co., today and escaped amid an exchange of gunfire with a mail clerk out side the bank. Officials of the bank estimat ed that the pair got away with nearly $9,000. The mail clerk, Harry Brif fiths, was wounded in the head, although not seriously, during the gun play. The bandits, wearing ordinary street clothes and unmasked, entered the bank about 1 p. m., and walked up to the cashier’s window where Robert Ewing was counting money. They had newspapers aver the guns. “This is a holdup,” one said as the pair displayed the blunt shotguns. Bandits Open Fire Ewing hesitated a moment and one bandit fired a charge through the glass window. The pellets burst above Ewing’s head, burying into the ceiling. Ewing then handed gver the cash from the counter and a drawer. The bandits grabbed the bills and fled out a side door. As they passed the post office, located in the same building, they en See BANDITS on Page Two Ping Of Rings, Jackpot Jangle Makes Reno Tops Bv Harman W. Nichols United Press Staff Correspondent CHICAGO, Oct. 9 —(U.P.)— The ping of old wedding rings hitting the ashcan, the din of thousands of slot machines and the Yip pee-Ki-Ya’s of those who hit the jackpot have made Reno, Nev., the noisiest city in the country, it was disclosed today. The oopulous cities of New ; York, Chicago and Philadelphia took a back seat to toe Riggest 1 Little City In The World” (pop: 30,000), according to a survey of 300 cities made by a New York (Duotone) sound labora tory. New York, the world’s largest city, finished out of the first 10. Stephen Nester, who an nounced the rankings here, said that Reno’s playtime population placed it “head and shoulders above any other city.” Philadelphia, the city of bro therly love, was in second place, and Nester blamed the hub-bub get PING On Page Three Lebanese, Syrian Armies Marching For Possible Holy Land Invasion; Soviets To Boycott Border Watch I Vishinsky Charges Illegal Procedure Appeal By U. S. Delegate Fails To Stem Russian Uprising LAKE SUCCESS, Oct. 9—(#)— Russia and the Soviet bloc de fied the United Nations majori ty today and announced they would boycott a Balkans border watch approved yesterday by a 34 to 6 vote of the General As sembly’s full 57-member politi cal committee. Andrei Y. Vishinsky, Soviet deputy foreign minister, led the way with a short, violent at tack on the United States-spon sored Balkans Border commit tee. He charged once more that the Balkan watch was establish ed by a “horse trade” and said: “The special committee with the policies put before it is di rectly contradictory to the prin ciples of the charter. The Soviet delegation, speaking for the Soviet government, declares it cannot take part in this com mittee and cannot take part in the election of this committee.” The Russian position was dis closed when the big political committee met to consider See VISHINSKY on Page Five JUDGE’S ILLNESS HALTS HEARINGS Suit Entered By Negro Par ents In School Row Held Up Indefinitely LUMBERTON, Oct. 9.—Hearing has been indefinitely postponed because of illness of presiding judge A. K. Nimocks on three demurrers filed by defendants in a suit brought last July 8 by parents of Negro school chil dren against Robeson county school authorities, alleging dis crimination in educational facil ities and services between Ne gro and white students in the Lumberton special charter School district. The firm of Toy and Graves, Charlotte, was engaged Wednes day to draw up tentative plans for a Negro school budding to cost approximately $100,000. The dilapidated condition of two local Negro schools, Thomp son institute and Redstone aca demy, received wide publicity last November when some 400 children went out on a strike for several days. The complaint alleges uncon stitutional inequalities in the se gregated school systems of the See JUDGE On Page Three HERE’S ONE MAN WHO GETS FISH WITHOUT SENCBA RODEO CARD COLUMBIA, Mo., Oct. 9 Jack Berlau always answers the phone by chirping “John’s Pawn Shop,” or “Bill’s Drug Store” and friends sometimes try to pawn off a tuxedo or or der a tin of aspirin and every body has a good time. But today something went wrong. Berlau called a friend — he thought. The man answered “Joe’s Fish Market.” So Berlau laugh ed and ordered 90 pounds of fish. Two hours later 90 pounds of fish arrived at Berlau’g home. The bill was $25. PRESIDENT AND CABINET — President T ruman poses with his cabinet on the White House lawn. Front row: Undersecretary of State Lovett, Secy, of Defense Forrestal; Truman, Secy, of Treasury Snyder, Atty. Gen. Clark; back row: Postmaster General Hannegan, Secy, of Com merce Harriman, Secy, of Agriculture Anderson, Secy, of Interior Krug, Secy, of Labor Schwellen bach. President Truman Strikes Back At Soviet" War Monger” Charge QNJOB TWO RIVERS, Wis., Oct. 9 —W—As Chief of Police Ar thur J. Rahn rose last night to address a dinner meeting of the Lions club, the hotel chef dashed in, shouting “Hurry chief, there’s a fire in the kitchen.” Rahn sprinted through the lobby to his car, came back with a fire extinguisher and quickly quelled the hlaze, which was caused when a pan of grease upset on a stove. ' He then resumed his talk on fire prevention. STEWART TO HEAD LEGION CAMPAIGN Annual Membership Drive Personnel Announced After Meeting W. K. Stewart, Jr., has been appointed general chairman of the 1948 membership drive of the Wilmington Post, American Le gion. Serving with him as eo-ehair men are: J. Carl Seymour for Wards 1-3-7-8 with A, T. Holloman chair man for the first ward; H. M. Symmes, chairman for the seventh ward; J. E. Holton, Jr., chairman for the eighth ward; with the chairman for the third ward to be announced later. W. G. Blackwell for wards 2-4 5-6 with T. A. Shephard, Jr., chairman for the second ward; Jack Yarborough, chairman for the fourth ward; J. M. Hall, Jr-, chairman for the fifth ward; Clarence Leon chairman for the sixth ward. J. L. Lamb for the county with A. G. Seitter, chairman for Cape Fear; R. L. Sturgess, chairman for Harnett; and J. R. Hollis, chairman for Masonboro. Foard Presides In the business session with Charles H. Foard presiding as commander with L. R. Schneider See STEWART on Pagj Three Along The Cape Fear STRATEGIC PORT—Because of its superior facilities for ship ping, Wilmington became a stra tegic port for the South in the War between the States. The first arms from abroad to aid the Confederate cause came to this country through the port of Wilmington. Quick to sense the value of Wilmington to the Confederate cause, as early as July, 1861, the Federal government placed a vessel at the mouth of the Cape Fear as a blockader, Be cause there were two mouths of the river to guard, however, the single blockader was not ef fective. A new type of steamer, a swift vessel built in England, was found by the Confederacy to prove a very effective block ade runner. Loaded in Wilming ton with cotton, which was a verv valuable product de>yered in England, the vessel would re turn with cloth for dress goods and uniforms, candles, sugar, arms, and manufactured sta rves. Money was plentiful from the b!=h nr ices which cot*">n broueht and the cargoes arriv ing from England were of great value as well, . . CAPTAIN MAFFITT—Of all the commanders of blockade running ships none excelled Cap tain John N. Maffitt in numbers of successful runs and in brav ery. His hair raising escapes from the enemy are legends of the Confederate struggle. As many as 100 ships were engaged in blockade running in the Wilmington harbor alone during 1863. Of these approxi mately half were destroyed or captured, and the waters of the Cape Fear anfl the Atlantic near the mouth of the river still con tain wrecks of the blockade run ners. During this period Wilmington took on the appearance of a cosmopolitan city. Its normal population of 11.000 inhabitants was swelled with the influx cf traders, adventurers, specula tors, and agents of both legiti mate and nefarious enterprises. There was feasting and drink ing in the historic port city. Cock-fighting and general ribal dry characterized the conduct of the adventurers until the more respectable citizens grew loud in their protests. __ DINERS PROTEST ABSENCE OF EGGS Compliance On Poultryless Thursday Far From 100 Per Cent By The Associated Press Compliance with the first egg less and poultryless day was far from 100 percent Thursday amid protests against some phases of President Truman’s campaign to save food for Eu rope. Prices meanwhile continued to advance in many of the coun try’s primary food markets. As with the first meatless Tuesday, observance of the President’s request that poultry and eggs not be eaten Thurs day was spotty throughout the country. A nationwide survey indicated some restaurants were comply ing but that many were not, and were serving eggs when the ■ customers requested them. Oth ers reported heavier orders for See DINERS on Page Three ANNUAL BUDGETS OKAYED BY CHURCH First Baptist Organisa tions Present Reports At Dinner Meeting The organizations and eommit tees of the First Baptist ohurch presented their report* for the church year ending Sept. 30, to the annual dinner meeting of the church held on Wednesday evening. A turkey dinner was prepared by the circles of the Woman’s Missionary society, and was serv ed by the members of the Y. W. A. in the social hall. Rev. Charles A. Maddry, pas tor, served as moderator and opened the business session with a devotional meditation. The Sun day school report was given by M. Eugene Bullard, Superinten dent, who stated the present membership of the school as 835, an increase of 58 over last year. Mrs. O. G. Bain, president of the W. M. U. reported a total enrollment of 183, numerous mis sionary activities — home and foreign, and total gifts to mission as $6,088.80. The membership in the young people’s organization is 100. In the absence of W. R. Jones, president of the Baptist brother gee ANNUAL on Page Two Undersecretary Clayton Predicts Trade Again Between Europeans WASHINGTON, Oct. 9 — <U.R> Striking back at Russian “war mongering” accusations, Presi dent Truman said today that the United States is seeking only peace—not territory or econo mic control—throughout the world. He told a news conference that acting Secretary of Stats Robert E. Lovett had made i completely ample statement a this country’s views on the crea tion of the Communist “infor mation bureau” by Communis' parties in nine European eoun tries. Lovett said yesterday that th« rebirth of the “Comintern’ showed clearly the intention o: Soviets “to prevent, if they can the economic recovery of Eu rope.” Clayton Speaks The President’ reiteration oi United States “peace and pros perity” aims came a few hours after Undersecretary Of State William L. Clayton predicted that trade will be resumed be tween Western and Eastern Eu rope regardless of Russian ef forts to block the Marshall plan. Mr. Truman would not reply directly to questions about how much importance he attached tc the new Communist Information Agency. He smilingly comment See PRESIDENT On Page Three KOPADIS ESTATE IN COURT HANDS Interpreter Used To Trans late Mass 01 Evidence Written In Greek A Jury in New Hanover coun ty Superior court yesterday heard evidence in the case misleading ly titled “Constantine Martin vs. A. L. Meyland, Clerk of Superior court,” which is actually an ef fort to settle the estate of Nicho las George Kopadis, who died in testate in Wilmington in 1941. After Kopadis’ death the Wil mington Savings and Trust com pany paid over to Clerk A. L. Meyland the sum of $6,735.01 which had been accruing interest since then, pending disposition to the heirs of Kopadis. Constantine Martin has obtain ed power of attorney to act for John George Kopadis of Greece, who -was found to be the sole heir of Nicholas Kopadis. Meyland awaits only a court order to send the money to the heir and be re See KOPADIS On Page Three Patrolman Hits Gunman In Back To Save Pastor FINDLAY, O., Oct. 9 —(U.R)—A steady-nerved State Highway Patrolman, stripped to his pants, crawled through a tiny window in Trinity Episcopal church here today and fired two shots into the back of a gun man who was using the cathe dral’s aged minister as a shield against the bullets of other po licemen. The gunman, Leonard John son, 27. of Detroit, had escaped from police as he was taken into custody op a auspicious pmw charge. He aw an alley from police headquarters and to tiie church, two bloeks away. The minister, Rev. John Knox, was in the church yard. A policeman saw Johnson force him into the cathedral at gun point. He then held Rev. Kr.ox, a gun at his back, as a shield inside the cathedral, for more than an hour while he argued with policemen who demanded that he surrender. “He threatened to MB fa« •m fahiolmax fa Pm • Troops Will Ring PalestWe Border Military Movements Fob low Meeting Of Arab League Officials BEIRUT. Lebanon, Oct. 9—At.19 —The Lebanese and Syrian gov ernments have ordered variou* units of their armies to mas* along the Palestine borders for a possible invasion of the Holy Land, and the first units ready have started marching it was announced tonight. Abdul Rahman Azzam Pasha, secretary general of the Arab League Council now meeting in nearby Alieh, announced th# massing of troops along Pales, tine’s Northern borders and told Lebanese reporters that th* Egyptian government also is or dering strong contingents of it* army to move to Palestine’* Southern frontier. Troop movements followed an official Arab League recommen fation today that the seven Arab states take “military mea sures along the Palestine fron tiers” in view of the British government’s statement that Britain intends to evacuate th* Holy Land. Several top military leaders the Arab countries joined Arab League leaders at the Alish con ference today, presumably to work out technical points con nected with the possible inva sion of the Holy Land. It was understood, howevena that Arab troops would not eni See TROOPS On Page Two WORKERS PROTEST LIQUOR HOLIDAY O’Neill Wires President That 35,000 Men Will Be Without Jobs _ i SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 9. «• (IP)— Joseph O’Neill, president tm the Distillery Rectifying and Win* Workers Union (AFL), in a wies* sage to President Truman today asked reconsideration of the wheat-saving plan to close down the nation’s distilleries fear flO days. O’Neill, attending the Intern** tional AFL Convention, sent ideik* tical messages to the President, Agriculture Secretary AndersoW and Charles Luckman, chairman of the citizens food committee. It said: “Representing 85,000 American workers who will be out of work as a direct result of your pro* posal to shut down the distilling and rectifying industry, we gym* pathize and desire to cooperate with your plan for feeding West ern Europe, but your shutdown ■ee WORKERS On Page Two HIGH SCHOOL BAND RETURNS AFTER DAT AT GOLDSBORO FETE Lt. E. J. Laoock and the Mew Hanover high school band re turned by bus Thursday after noon from Goldsboro where they led section eight in the big pa rade that featured Kenneth Royall Day at the Goldsboro Cen tennial celebration. The 69-piece band was led tf a drum major, five majorettes, and e.' oolor bearer. Behind A were floats and a display oy Goldsboro’s old and new fir# fighting equipment. The fcia parade took one hour to pas* Uni reviewing stand. And So To Bed During a lull in New Bun over county civil Superio# court Thursday, Judge John J. Burney walked in s*m shook hands with Judge Leo Carr on the bench. "You are just in time to help us get to the bottom <■ this litigation in Greek,” Judge Carr indicated a pil# of papers in Greek bearing testimony pertinent to Ihe probation of the will of Nicholas George Kopadhf, who died in Wilmington ip 1941 without leaying a wi% His sole heir was subsequent ly found to be John Georg# Kopadis, who is living in Greece. "You may have the wM* ness stand if you ean testify in Greek,” an attorney offeM ed Judge Burney. The Wilmington pleaded a pressing engaggr ment as he beat a hasty treat. “I’m afraid M's all Ove#9 to me, too,” Judge Bnmey tossed over his shoulder #n Ihe way eat.