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FORECAST: » Served By Leased Wires of the Wilmington and vicinity: Considerable ASSOCIATED PRESS cloudiness and little change in tem. j 1 perature. Scattered light showers and end the clearing tonight and Tuesday. UNITED PRESS I With Complete Coverage ot —————————-- State Mid National New* VOL. 81.—NO. 45. ---— __—-— — _ ESTABLISHED 18fT 0. S. Will Ask Korean Board Ignoring Soviet Demand, Nation To Turn Problem Over To UN WASHINGTON Oct. 12 — OJ.R)— Authoritative sources said to . . the United States soon will formally reject Russia’s de and that both powers with in,, their occupation troops from Korea by the end of this year. A State Department note re affirming U. S. intention to nlare the Korean questions be Le the United Nations for set tlement may be sent to Mos 00w by the end of this week A was disclosed. The note is exPecteH to in cju(jr detailed information about the resolution on Korea which U. S. delegates plan to introduce in the United Nations General Assembly. It calls for creation of a U. N. commission t0 oversee the withdrawal of Soviet and American troops from Korea and to supervise flections for a constituent as sembly to write a constitution for free Korea. "Fishing Trip” Officials here regarded Rus sia's latest “reminder’ ’that it had suggested bilateral negotia tions looking toward troop with drawal as a "fishing expedi tion” designed to elicit details of the U S. proposal. Diplomats indicated that the U. S. resolution will not be for mally placed before the Politi cal and Security Committee of the General Assembly before early next week. The delay in submission of the resolution it was revealed stemmed from the desire of Secretary of State George C. Marshall to learn the reaction of British and Chinese officials to th eproposal. LIQUOR WORKERS THREATEN SUITS Union Plans To Invoke Taft-Hartley Law If Holi day Goes Through SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 12—(U.R) —The Distillery And Win Work ers (AFL) today threatened to sue the whiskey distillers under the Taft-Hartley act for dam ages for loss of wages if they go ahead with President Tru man’s request for a two months’ shutdown. Joseph M. Jacobs, union counsel, told a news conference that he had wired President Truman and cabinet officials no to go ahead with the holi dry plan at a meeting sched uled for tomorrow in Washing ton. Jacobs said that the union be lieves that “the proposed shut down will not result in any con tribution to the national food conservation program.” He said that the holiday will throw 10.000 workers out of jobs in “a needless and meaningless sacri fice.” Jacobs said that the union notified 40 employers that they would be expected to pay stand by wages to all their employes for the two months’ shutdown. He said that the holiday other wise will be a breach of con tract and make the employers liable under the Taft-Hartley See LIQUOR On Page Two two menboyIaved FROM BURNING SHIP OFF PROVINCETOWN PROVINCETOWN, Mass., Oct —l*—Two men and a boy *ere rescued from a flaming fishing dragger three miles off port today less than an hour before it burned almost to the *ater line and sank. „ Philip C. Silva of Quincy, own er of the dragger “Billie Boy” said he was taking the vessel from Provincetown to Quincy to put her up for the winter ’hen the engine backfired and ignited some waste. Flames fed by gasoline were spreading from the forward sec 10n aft when the seiner “Rosie and Grace” enroute to Province t°vvn, spotted the burning craft. The Weather V FORECAST Carolina and South Carolina— , - t-iable cloudiness and little change ii‘, ‘ ’ ^'"-a'-ure Monday. Scattered light 2 ‘ ^ rm coast and occasional light J, 1 m the interior, clearing Monday *\T-.'.:u"n or evening. t , or^' ,f?ical data for the 24 hours 8 ‘ :3° p. m. yesterday. Temperatures air; 68• 7:30 am 70. 1:30 pm 77, 2 Maximum 77, Minimum 67, '2- Normal 70. }.on Humidity i;20 92> 7:30 am 91, 1:30 pm 72, •“u Pm 88. Ty.-i Precipitation hT 24 hours ending 7:30 pm hop-. 1 i ,-otal since the first of the • inches T.,DES fOR TODAY f S. ,T \e Tid€ Tables published by ,a£ and Geodetic Survey.) tiUn>I'gt0n - y.01 am 3:32 am ,as»nboro i„- , 9:25 pm 2:58 P™ Intet- 6:50 am 12:36 am fin, n 7:09 pm 1:00 pm fcki a, . ■ Sunset. 5:41; Moonrise " Joonset 5:38 pm. WKATUBg on Paiif Tw, JACK Q. LEGRAND KIWANIANS HONOR JACK Q. LEGRAND Wilmington Man Elected Lieutenant Governor At Charleston Jack Q. LGrand, Wilmington attorney active in the local Ki wanis club for sevetrl years, was elected lieutennt governor of district eight and member of the district board of directors at the final session of the Caro linas convention of Kiwanrns at Charleston, S. C., Saturday. Dr. Eugene J. Coltrane, presi dent of Brevard college, Brev ard, N. C., was elected district governor. Asheville was select ed as the convention city for 1948. Dr. Charles W. Armstrong, Kiwanis International presi dent, called on the Kiwanians of the Carolinas to support President Truman’s food con servation campaign. “You cannot teach de mocracy to people with empty stomachs,” Armstrong, a Salis bury, native, told the delegates, explaining that the object of the President’s program was to feed the starving people of the world in an effort to halt the spread of communism. Other lieutenant governors elected were: District 1, Farry A. Barber of Hendersonville, N. C.; 2, Man ley Llewellyn of Concrod, N.C.; 3, Georgia Coble of Lexington, N. C.; 4, Ira G. Ford of Smith field, N. C.; 5, Dr. William F. Richardson of Chapel Hill, N. C.;6, Frank Meadows of Rocky Mount, N. C.;8, Pel Segnious of Kinstree; 9, the Rev. Muller Wingard of Greenwood. VIOLENCE TAKES THIRTEEN LIVES Automobile Accidents Ac count For Majority Of Weekend Deaths By The Associated Press Violence took the lives of at least 13 persons in North Cro lina during the weekend. David Whiteside, 21, and his sister, Lillian. 20, of Spindale, were killed Friday night in a truck-j.uto collision eight miles West of Shelby. The bodies of William Arthur Ward, 40, and Jesse Garland Johnson, 33, both of Greensboro, were recovered Sunday from Lake Buffalo. The two men had been missing since Oct. 4. Mrs. J. W. Honeycutt, 37, of Lancaster, S. C., was killed in stantly Saturday when the car in which she was riding ijear Monroe was struck by a piece of lumber from a passing truck. Lloyd Smith, 22, a Negro, of Conover, was shot and killed Saturday night "'.t the home of his brother, Frank. Deputy Sheriff Luther Sherrill said that Frank Smith had been charged with murder. Killed In Wreck John F. Revis, 30, of Mill Spring, was killed Sunday in an automobile wreck near his home. Russell S. Beam, Jr., 25 of Lumberton, died early Sunday of a bullet wound in the head. Coro ner D. W. Biggs said an inquest would not be necessary. Fred Yarborough, 33-year-old Negro, was instantly killed Sat urday night when struck by an automobile on a Louisburg street. William Ellis, 42-year-old Ne gro, was killed Sunday morning When he was struck by a Nor See VIOLENCE On Page Two Revival Of Cl M,n§>und ^oi&.uking Officers See ar Threat, But Boom erang Later WASHINGON, Oct. 12 —(U.R)— High-ranking officers of the armed forces believe that re vival of the Communist Inter national is another step toward war and that, in the long run, it will boomerang against the Russians. Questioned about the military aspects of the maneuver, Army and Airforce officers who wish ed to remain anonymous, said the move may weaken the Com munist position because it will tend to arouse world-wide op position to a Moscow organiza tion trying to control the gov ernments of other countries. They said that when Premier Josef Stalin uroclaimed the death of the Comintern in 1943, Communist agitators merely went underground and kept right on working. The resurrec tion, they said, definitely brings the Cl into the open as a foe of the Marshall Europen re habilitation plan. Backing Needed One general staff officer said the development means that the Marshall plan must be backed to the hilt because it involves a show-down conflict between two basic ways of life. He pre dicted further that the Ameri can people would now be more aroused against Communist agents. He said there was no doubt that the Russians want to con trol all of Europe politiclly and economically, then concentrate on penetrating the Western Hemisphere to undermine the United States position. Another officer said it is well known that the Communists are orgnizing a branch of the Comintern in this hemisphere, with cells in every South Amer ican country Brazil and Uru guay, ~ Declares War Still another said the Soviet Union had, in effect, “declared war” and “if we won’t watch out the bombs will soon start falling. Several officers thought that the Russian move would result in much tighter controls on this country and those seeking to come here with State De partment approval. See REVIIAL on Page Two O’NEIL ASKS U. S. TO OUTLAW REDS National Legion Command er Wants Bars Down Against Communists SEATTLE Oct. 12 — IJ)—Na tional Commander James F. O’ Neil of the American Legion proposed tonight the United States outlaw the Communist party. In a Columbus Day address prepared for delivery before the Seattle Council of the Knights of Columbus ethe Manchester N. H. Legionnaire said “I pro pose that we take harsh meas ures against the Communists in America. “We immediately should: “1. Outlaw the party and its organs and deport aliens who adhere to Communism. “2. Lock our immigration doors against Communists to prevent them from sneaking .in to this country under one guise or another. “3. Expedite the loyalty checks without fear or favor. “4. Apprehend and prosecute active agents of the party on grounds of treason to show the Communists that we mean busi ness.” Outlines Plan He outlined a preparedness program saying: “We need to keep our armed forces and the reserve compon ents at their quota strength. “We need to continue scien tific research. “We need to stockpile stra tegic materials. “We need an efficient cen ral intelligency system.’ ’ Then he added “on top of all this we need universal mili tary training, for UMT is the core of any defense system, providing the essential man power to meet an emergency.” Papa Pigeon Plays Part Of Family Baby-Sitter By ARTHUR EDSON Associated Press Staff Writer WASHINGTON, Oct. 12—W— Mothers, fathers: Are you hav ing trouble finding a baby sitter for little Rudolph. Tough, isn’t it? But hush your fretting? Just be thankful you’re not pigeons. For among certain pigeons the squab siting situation is some thing fierce. This sorry story was told to me by Elisha Hanson. He’s a big lawyer and president of the Na tional Capital Pigeon Fanciers As sociation, which was ail fuss and feathers today for its annual show. Pigeons eat, digest, regurgitate their food, and then feed their offspring. But breeders have de veloped pigeons with bills so short they can’t feed junior. Man, the clever one, solves the problem by switching the eggs of long and short billed pigeons, thu^ providing the baby sitters who don’t care whose eggs they are looking after. See PAPA on Page 9wt Hurricane Deals Staggering Blow To South Florida Cities, Farms; Syrian Forces On Palestine Line ■- l" .„.:_____1 __ i Armored Division Masses On Border Jewish Defense Army Alerted As Arabs Con tinue War Of Nerves JERUSALEM, Oct. 12 —W)— Jewis informants in Haifa re ported tonight that Syrian troops equipped with some ar mored cars and other heavy wepons had arrived and en camped near the Palestine fron tier in an area adjacent to 15 Jewish agricultural settlements. The sources quoted Jewish settlers in the area as saying some of the troops were con centrated near the Syrian vil lages of Kuneitra and Banias just North of the finger of Pal estine which juts into Syria and Lebanon. Arab troops patroling the Pal estine side of the frontier and units of Hagana, self-styled Jewish defense army, have been alerted, the informants added. Mrs. Golda Myerson, a form er resident of Milwaukee, Wis., now with the Jewish Agency po litical department, said she had telephoned all the Jewish set tlements, in the area and had been informed that there were no reports of incidents or clashes. The informants said some of the Syrian patrols had passed “quite close” to the Palestine border. The Jewish settlements were reported to have been alerted, and observers were said to have been posted to See ARMORED On Page Two REAL ESTATE MEN PLAN BIG BATTLE Fight To Finish Against Rent Control Exten sion Now Looms WASHINGTON, Oct. 12 —(U.R)_ The real estate industry today opened what promised to be an all-out fight against extension of rent controls, now due to ex pire on Feb. 29. Key members of Congress have said the controls will be continued unless the housing shortage has been greatly re lieved when Congress recon venes. The National Association of Real Estate Boards said in a statement that decontrol of rents when the present act ex pires—“in accordance with the pledge of Congress” — is the next imperative step to lick the housing shortage. It said its Washington real tors’ committee (the group's legislative body) had decided to recommend that “continued ef forts be exerted ... to bring about the expiration of controls as now specified by law.” Sumner Theory Alexander Sumner, Teaneck, N. J., chairman of the Wash ington committee, said the present building boom began with thfe lifting of most federal restrictions and that “the next logical step” is removal of rent ceilings. “The sooner we make adjust ments that do away with waste ful use of housing,” he said, “the quicker will disappear +he hardships now being suffered by many of our veterans ” The realtors group, one of Washington’s more outspoken See REAL on Page Two THIS P-61 “BLACK WIDOW” plane (top) is used at Cleveland, O., as a flyin ^laboratory to test ram jet engine, shown on plane’s belly. Such an engine is used to project flying missiles, but not planes, up to 1,500 miles per hour. The “Black Widow” uses its own engines to attain speed near 400 miles per hour. Then, with the plane’s gasoline engines still operating, the ram jet is turned on and tested. The jet engine does not power the plane by itself. This is an official NACA photo. Bottom: A technician at Fort Miles, D el., adjusts fuses in rocket chambers of a ram pet projectile before launching it at Naval Experiment station June 13, 1946. This photo, withheld by the Navy since last year for security reasons, was released Oct. 10. (AP Wirephotos) Luckman To Fight Indifference Of People To Truman Food Plan ---- ■ ■■ - “RAT-TLING” GOOD TIME OFFERED WITH CHANCE TO WIN PRIZE, TOO FLINT, Mich., Oct. 12.——The Army and Navy Union wiii launch a nation-wide rat-catching drive, complete with cash prizes, as its contribution to President Truman’s food con servation program. The first person in America to bag 100 of the vermin will be given S100 by the veterans’ organization. To keep the count straight, the rats must be taken to a local county clerk’s office, where a receipt will be made out stating the date and time of day of each kill. The drive will be directed by Capt. George H. Maines of Flint, head of the Army and Navy Union’s food conservation committee. UNIONS TO FIGHT LAW WITH BALLOT Murray Lists Repeal Of Taft -Hartley Act Labor’s Major Goal BOSTON, Oct. 12 —(U.R>— CIO President Philip Murray tonight set repeal of the Taft-Hartley act as labor’s major goal and said his union’s political action committee would work to turn out 60,000,000 voters in 1948 “to give the enemies of labor the soundest trouncing of their careers.” In a year-end report to the CIO’s annual convention here, he said the development of CIO PAC committees “in every city, state and county is complete. He said the PAC would organize a million “block workers” to get out the vote in ’48 for the election of pro-labor legislators— both federal and state. His call for increased political action coincided with a move by top leaders of the rival AFL to set up a second huge political action agency on the labor front. In San Francisco, the AFL’s executive council recommended that delegates to that organiza See UNIONS on Page Two --- Along The Cape Fear EPIDEMIC TAKES ITS TOLL—The yellow Fever epi demic that was brought to em battled Wilmington by the blockade runner “Katie”, in July of 1862, ran its cource dur ing the late summer and au tumn and abated with the ap proach of cooler weather in November. There are thought to have been 1500 sufferers and the average fatality is estimat ed to have been approximately 37 per cent. The epidemic reached its peak during the third week of October when there was 431 cases of Yellow Fever and 102 deaths. Dr. James H. Dickson, one of the leading physicians, along with numerous men and women of the best citizens id Wilmington gave their lives in the heroic fight against the dis ease. Ministers, too, labored cease lessly with self-sacrificing de votion. The Rev. Robert B. Drane of St. James and the Rev. John L. Pritchard of the First Baptist church gave their lives, and Father Murphy of St. Mary’s Catholic church fell & victim at the very close of the epidemic. * * * BLOCKADE RUNNING RE SUMED — The Rev. A. Paul Repiton, honored Baptist minis ter, and the Rev. R. E. Terry of St. Johns were among those who ministered to the suffering. Mayor John Dawson capably organized relief 'work and saw that supplies which arrived from other towns were distri buted to the sufferers. Street traffic vanished to almost all but the rumble of death carts and the vehicles of doctors and the few who were forced to go out on errands of necessity. The November frosts brought relief from the plague and the port city recovered more quick ly from the epidemic than might have been the case had the situation been less urgent. Blockade running once more became the order of the day and life began to return to nor mal in the hub of Confederate commerce. President Davis made a See CAPE FEAR On Page Two NOT LIKE THE OLD GRAY MARE, LIZZIE IS GOOD AS EVER YET BATESBURG, S. C. Oct. 12—(A*)—A model “T” Ford displayed a state license tag for the first time today— but only after the State Highway Department had had investigated. Motor Vehicle Director H. E. Quarles, Jr., was stump ed when he got an applica tion for an original registra tion card for the car. Inves tigating, he found that the machine had been bougt 33 years ago, ten parked in a sed and left until recently. Linsay Hall, who inherited it, drove the car out. It “runs perfectly” after its long rest, he reported. FLAMING OBJECT MYSTIFIES MANY Unidentified F i v e - F o o t Missle Hits Mexican Mountain, Explodes EL PASO, Tex., Oct. 12—OP) — An unidentified flaming object soared over the Texas-Mexico border today, apparently smashing into the Zamalayuca mountains of Mexico with a loud explosion and billows of smoke. The approximate impact area was estimated to be less than 10 miles from the point where a V-2 rocket, off its track, crash ed South of Juarez May 29. The public relations officer at the White Sands Proving Grounds, where the V-2 rockets See FLAMING On Page Two Chairman Releases Text Of Resolutions By Re ligious Leaders WASHINGTON, Oct. 12—(U.R>— Chairman Charles Luckman of the President’s citizens food committee, mustered his forces today for an attack on the ap parent indifference of the peo ple to the administration’s food saving program. In a new effort to win public support for the campaign to save grain for hungry Europe, ho released the texts of resolu tions adopted by religious lead ers endorsing the campaign. These included the statement of the Most Rev. John T. Mc Nicholas, archbishop of Cincin nati and chairman of the Na tional Catholic Welfare Confer ence’s administrative board, who expressed confidence that the people would respond to the administration’s appeal. “From all sides, we have in formation that their (Euro pears’) need is really appalling, and that prepartions must be gin now if relief is to be ef fective during the bitter winter See LUCKMAN On Page Two ROAMING FARMERS FIND SKELETONS Cave Located Near Taze well, Va., Gives Up Cen tury-Old Secret TAZEWELL, Va., Oct. 12 — OP)—A buried cave, discovered accidentally by a farm hand, to day gave up its century-old se cret: 30 skeletons. Unearthed on a farm some three miles from here, the cave was explored briefly by two farmers who reported they found an “enormous” subter ranean cavern filled with sta lagmite formations. Lying on the floor, they said, were the skeletons, some apparently placed in order and others look ing as though they had been “thrown in hurriedly.” Near the bodies were a number of beads. Jeff Higginbottam, on whose farm the cave was found, said jhe had asked an archeologist from Virginia Tech to explore See FARMERS On Page *Two Shark Eyes Pair Adrift Eight Days In Wee Boat MOBILE, Ala., Oct. 12. — UP) — Gaunt from lack of food and water, a St. Petersburg, Fla., couple made port here today on the freighter John Harlan after drifting eight days aboard a small boat in the gulf of Mexico. Ed Van Buren, >63, retired photographic supply dealer, and his wife, 47, apparently were none the worse for their ex perience, but they .expressed a profound distaste for sharks. “That’s all we thought about— sharks,” said Van Buren. “They used to swim around the boat, waiting. There was a big one in particular that used to turn on his side and look me right in the eye. Yes, I'm going back and kill me some sharks. A lot of sharks.” The couple set out Oct. 2 from Snead Island, Fla., to St. Peters burg in ther 40-foot boat, Nancy 11. Their motor went dead and for other supplies. During that time they saw only water, one buoy and—on the last night, a plana. See SHARK on Page Two . Damage At Miami Hits Two Million Hundreds Evacuated From Homes In Pompano, Fort Lauderdale MIAMI, Fla., Oct. 12 —(U.B>— A compact but destructive hur* ricane which caused two death*, untold millions of dollars darrl age and isolated whole commu nities in a sudden strike at South Florida diminished in the Atlan tic Ocean tonight and man may try to put it out altogether to morrow. The Army hurricane station here said “hurricane busting” planes flew over the center to day and that plans were for th* disturbance, no longer a hurri cane, to be “seeded” with dry ice pellets at 7 a.m. EST to morrow morning. Ten planes, in a joint Army Navy “operations cirrus”, are to be used in the first man-madt attempt to cause a hurricane to subside by creating a pres sure within the storm clouds themselves, Lt. Cmdr. D. F. Rex said. He added however, that the final go-ahead on the ex periment was being held up to check results of today’s test flights. Even if the experiment proves successful and causes the winds to calm to normal—more than if anticipated—the hurricane will have the last ironic laugh. Th» experiment will have been too late this time. Hits Miami Area The blow, which suddenly de veloped into hurricane velocity yesterday, swept up the Florid* Keys after crossing Cuba then turned East and hit the Miami See DAMAGE on Page Two MRS. JOHN E. HOPE DIES IN iHOSPITAL Funeral Services Will B« He^d This Afternoen At 3:30 O’clock Mrs. John E. Hope, wife of the editor of The Wilmington Morning Star, died yesterday morning at 10:15 o’clock in James Walker Memorial hospi tal following an illness of several days. The former Miss Susan Loch boehler, she was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Nich olas Lochboehler, of Washington, D. C. She was born in Washing ton and completed her educa tion there. She and Mr. Hope were mar ried in Tulsa, Okla., on Dec. 25, 1917. They moved to Wilming ton about eight years ago from Sarasota, Fla., and made their home at 211 South Fifth avenue. During the recent war, Mrs. Hope was active in the work of the Wilmington chapter of the American Red Cross. She is survived by her hue band; three children by a former marriage, John W. Ran dolph, of Washington; Frank Randolph, Jr., of Mobile, Ala., and Mrs. S. P. Spurgeon, of Birmingham, Ala.; two brothers, George Lochboehler, of Chester, Penn., and Frank Lochboehler, of Washington; two sisters, Mrs. T. G. McKnew and Mrs. Carol L. Kelley, of Washington, and three grandchildren, Belden, John and Frank Randolph. Funeral services will be con ducted this afternoon at 3:30 o’clock from the First Presby terian church with Dr. William Crowe, Jr., pastor, assisted by the Rev. Walter B. Freed, pastor of St. Paul’s Lutheran church, officiating. Active pallbearers will be R. B. Page, J. Walter Webb, James L. Allegood, Al. G. Dickson, Wilbur R. Dosher and Fred E. Little. Members .of the Kiwanis club will act as honorary pallbearers. They have been asked to meet at the church at 3 o’clock. Interment will be in Oakdale cemetery. The offices of the Star-News will be closed during the time of the services. And So To Bed Most of the jigs danced ha Wallace these days are dane ed by the farmers when the auctioneer chants out a par ticularly good price for a pile of tobacco, John Sikes, the Wallace Sales Supervisor, unabashedly reported to the Star staff late last night. So what, interrogates Sikes, could be a more appropriate name for a satisfied seller of the weed than one who sold there last week? The name was Susie Q.— Susie Q. Blanton. Shades of the Big Apple!