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•ME2 ts* t I ttlttfll I flH rtt^Htttrt ©tttt4 associated press inuuumm iiiuuiu ^iav -~ State and National Newa U^ SL--^46:- WILMINGTON, N. C., TUESDAY, OCTOBER, 14, 1947 ESTABLISHED \$T Russia Lines Up With u. s. Soviet UN Delegation Backs Proposal For Pal estine Partition RAKE SUCCESS, Oct. 13]—(ff) RUSS;a lined up with the Unit 'ad States today behind a pro e; to partition Palestine into s^'arete Jewish and Arab coun tries. This rare instance of agree ment between the two big pow rs bo ught an immediate state ment from the United States del ation expressing “gratifica t,or," over the Soviet declara tion. A spokesman for the Jewish »enCt. official voice of Pales une jews, welcomed the Soviet statement as a step which might “go far to ensure a eonstruc Kve solution” of the Palestine problem. ' Russia's declaration came as representatives of the six Arab countries in the United Nations called a caucus for tonight to discuss “new instructions” re ceived from their governments m, the basis of the U.S. declara tion last Saturday in favor of partition. Arab Downcast The Arab countries apparent ly had hoped until the last that Russia would support a plan for a federalized bi-national country. This plan would be less ob jectionab’e to the Arabs than the nartition project. Russia’s Palestine policy dec laration was made by Semen K. Tsarapkin, who said the plan for a bi-national government, rec ommended by a minority of the U.N. special committee on Pal estine ' UNSCOP), has “its ad vantages” but cannot be “put into practice” because of pres ent Arab-Jewish tension. Tsarapkin said that in view of these difficulties the United Na tions rr ust turn to the majority recommendations for parti tion “as this plan is under the present circumstances the one which could be better put into practice.” Like the United States, how ever, Russia indicated she would seek modification of the parti tion plan in some respects, par ticularly jn connection with boundaries between the two pur posed new countries and with regard to the majority proposal See RUSSIA on Page Two U. S. CONSULATE BOMBED BY ARABS Two Employe*, One An American Injured In Blast At Jerusalem JERUSALEM, Oct. 13—UP)—A bomb was tossed at the United States Consulate today and an Arab informant said tonight the attack was by a member of an Arab group constituting the "striking force” of the Exiled Mufti of Jerusalem. The informant said that Ameri cans had been warned by tele phone to quit the Consulate be fore the bomb was thrown and advised to "leave Palestine.” A Consular official denied the state ment, saying that no telephone “or any other warning was re ceived.” Two women employes of the consulate — one an American citizen — were injured in the blast. Authorities said earlier that they believed the bomb tosser was a v. man who walked into 1 guarded dead end street, threw the bomb into a Consulate gar den. and got away. They did not attempt, to identify’ her further. tension mourns The explosion came amid Counting tension in the Holy Land over unconfirmed reports of Syrian and Lebanese troops Massed on the Northern frontier. It was the third attack in re cent weeks on Consulates of na tions favoring partition of Pales tine. and the Arab informant de f ared the French and Czecho dovakian Consulates were “next 0n the list for warning bombs.” I He named the attacker as from let CONSULATE On Page Two The Weather FORECAST: hit' ' ? ^rolin3—Cl€ar to partly cloudy, £ €\c nge * temperature Tuesday Woqr.esday, except slightly warmer ^ P/rfion Tuesday. Hv. Carolina—Clear to partly cloudy p *■ P »nion. and mostly cloudy East ti " A’itn showers extreme East por d v r’ghtiy warmer Tuesday; Wednes “ ppnerally fair with little change ^temperature. ‘ Uv).,,iofiiCai data for the 24 hours 1 30 p. m. yesterday. temperatures ft' - 70; 7:30 a. m. 67. 1:30 p. m. fp . ' . ° ni. 67; Maximum 69; Mini : Mean 67; Normal 67. HUMIDITY . a m. 90; 7:30 a. m. 92; 1:30 p. m. P- m. 90. Tr precipitation *: -V lor the 24 hours ending 7:30 p •jv p Jr»ches. Inches. SlnC€ the first of the month 1.69 (Frnrv, TiI)FS FOR TODAY f v r * ^^e Tables published by '-oast and Geodetic Survey). IfUmimn. HIGH LOW 1,,mo“ -9:49 a.m. 4:19 a.m. ka*onW« , , . 10:09 P-m. 4:48 p.m. n&oro Inlet . 7:37 a.m. 1:19 a.m. Sunn, „ . 7:53 P-m. 1:47 p.m. t;3iB 8 :ih Sunset 5:40; Moonrise »lv„ S“°nsct 6:08P * m vr/ F at Fayetteville, V. G. at 8 n- feet! * Ri-AIBER On Rant *m Moslem Followers Ready For Holy War Over Two Hundred Egyptain Men Sign On For Battle To Save Palestine From Zionists; Arab Office Commands CAIRO, Oct. 13—(if)—The Mos lem Brotherhood said that be tween 200 and 300 Egyptian r,;. enlisted tonight for a “hol?y; 3#! —to ‘save Palestine #• - r £ Zionists.” The Broth* ‘ T recruiting would eontu Jt ly except Friday—the Sabbath. ■ Mahmoud Labib Bey, Pales tine Arab army leader whom the British recently ordered out of the Holy Land, addressed the new recruits—most of them young but a few past 40—in the courtyard of the Brotherhood’s headquarters. ‘‘We are going to death, but death is paradise,” he said. “We are yours, fighting for Allah,” some shouted back. ‘‘Death under Allah is our best way.” In the floodlighted throng were students, mechanics, tailors, shoemakers, messengers Id workers, some tfV jjP .lies. Many were in * j3\ _\V ,lits and red, fez-like £% others in gowns and turbans. ajpPrer the registration tables an rabic sign read: “Our souls for Palestine.” An associate said Labib was an Egyptian Army officer in World War I but broke with the British and fled in a German submarine to Turkey, where he spent six years. The Young Egypt party ap pealed to Egyptian youth tonight to join the “Save Palestine” army. Meanwhile Sheikh Hassan El Banna, Moslem Brotherhood leader, in a message made pub lic here asked Abdel Rahman Azzam Pasha, Arab League sec retary general, to reccommend that the Arab states withdraw from the United Nations. Green Slams AFL Doors On CIO Political Plan _ i_ “RED ?ACES” MOULTRIE, Ga., Oct. 13— (U.R) — Peace Justice Francis Brownlee said a young couple roused'him at 2 a. m., Sunday morning, wanting to get married. The judge asked for the marriage license. The youth pulled a paper from an envelop. It was a chattel mortgage on a sow and eight pigs. The couple fled red faced. The judge hopes they patched things up. GREECE TO HAVE PRICE CONTROLS Members Of American Aid Mission Will Super vise New Set-Up ATHENS, Greece, Oct. 13—(U.R) —'Premier Themistocles Sof oulis announced tonight that the government will impose strict price controls which American experts will help to administer as a measure to help Greek re covery and combat Com munism. In a nationwide broadcast outlining a new financial and economic program drawn up with American advice, Sofoulis attacked the “Communist rebel lion’’ which, he said, “is direct ed from outside Greece and serves non-Greek aims.” Sofoulis said his guerilla am nesty order had “confused” Communist leaders and was “daily lessening the intensity of guerilla war.” He promised that the government was determined to put down rebellion “with all available means.” The first stop, he said, was for the Greek people to work hard toward economic recov ery. Lauds Roosevelt “Let us find inspiration,” he said, “in the historic example of the American people who in 1933 under the leadership of the great Roosevelt met successful ly and with self-sacrifice a cri sis which was immensely great er than ours.” He said the government, aid ed by Dwight Griswold’s Unit ed States Aid mission, had drawn up a program designed to prevent inflation and revive Greek exports. It calls for: 1. Government control of im ports and exports. Imports of luxuries and non-essential goods are to be banned. 2. Strict price control. Two special committees on living costs, with American experts See GREECE On Poge Two LORD PASSFIELD DIES AT LIPHOOK Former Cabinet Member Was Noted For His Works On Russia LIPHOOK, Eng., Oct. 13—W— Lord Passfield (Sidney Webb) British economist and interna tionally known writer on Soviet Russia, died today. He was 88. A cabinet member in the Mac Donald Labor government of 1929, Webb was known as the “grand old man” of the Fabian Society, an organization of Bri tish Socialist intellectuals to which Prime Minister Attlee and other members of the present government belong. He was best known abroad as co-author, with his wife, Bea trice, of many sociological works including several studies of Russia since the revolution. Webb, son of an accountant and a hairdresser was once de scribed by George Bernard Shaw as “the ablest man in Eng land” Federation Will Conduct Own Campaign Against New Labor Law SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 13—UP) —President William Green to day slammed the door of the American Federation of Labor on a CIO proposal for joint po litical action, and then declared the AFL would go for “an all out political campaign” of its own in 1948. From Boston, where the CIO is in convention, its President Philip Murray had messaged Green the offer of joint politi cal action, saying the AFL and CIO should combine ranks against “our common enemy.” Green, in declining, restated See GREEN On Page Two BANKOFAMERICA FOUNDER SINKING A. P. Giannini Reported In Critical Condition On West Coast SAN MATEO, Cal. Oct. 13— (U.R)—A. P. Giannini, founder of the Bank of America, was in “critical condition” today in Mills Memorial hospital suffer ing from a bronchial ailment. Giannini was admitted to the hospital Saturday afternoon, and reports yesterday indicated he was recovering from a severe cold. Last night his condition worsened, and hospital authori ties said doctors were in attend ance most of the night. Giannini, founder of what is now the largest private bank in the world, has spent much of his time traveling since he retired on his 75th birthday, May 6, 1945. Nevertheless, he continued to keep a close eye on business affairs. COMMUNIST-CALLED STRIKE TO PARALYZE PARIS BUS TRAFFIC PARIS, Oct. 13—Iff)—A strike parlyzing all Paris bus and subway lines was ordered to night by the General Confedera tion of Labor. The strike call meant that Pa risiens would have to walk to work tomorrow unless they own ed automobiles or could hire taxicabs. The Confederation announce ment followed a report from an authoritative informant that the French government had refused to negotiate with the bus and subway workers under the threat of a strike._' Guerrillas, Using Mortars, Fire On U. S. Congressmen In Greece; N. C. Outerbanks Set For Storm Lashing Wind May Batter Coastline Freak Florida Hurricane Now Veering Toward Hatteras Area MANTEO, Oct. 13. —UP)— The North Carolina outer banks braced tonight for gale winds and heavy seas as the freak Florida hurricane veered toward the coast from the Atlantic Ocean. With winds estimated at 80 miles an hour in the center, the storm was cutting northward from a point 130 miles southeast of Cape Hatteras at 10:30 p. m. tonight. Grady Norton, chief forecaster for the Miami Weather Bureau, said the center would come “pret ty close” to Cape Hatteras, but still offshore. However, he said, gale winds would be felt along the coast and 200 miles in every direction from the storm’s center. The Weather Bureau at Miami issued the following advisory at 10:30 p. m. (EST): The hurricane is centered at 10:30 p. m. (EST) at latitude 33.6 and longitude 74.3 or about 130 miles Southeast of Cape Hatteras It is moving North Northeast about 14 miles per hour. Strongest winds near the cen ter are about 80 miles per hour. Winds of 55 miles per hour cover an area of 100 miles radius from the center North and East. The highest winds reported from coastal points so far are about 30 miles per hour. The winds should continue to increase tonight and tomorrow See LASHING on Page Two RECREATION CLUB ELECTS FLOWERS State Highway Patrolman To Head County En forcement Group State Highway Patrolman J. L. Flowers was elected presi dent at an organizational meet ing of the New Hanover law enforcement recreation club held in the recreation room at the courthouse last night. Sheriff F. Porter Davis was chosen chairman and ABC Of ficer E. S. Bland was named secretary-treasurer of the organi zation, which includes officers from the sheriff’s office, high way patrol and ABC board. After adopting rules effective immediately which insist on “nn gambling” and “no drinking,” the members of the club named a committee to obtain needed equipment for the recreation room. This room was opened by the officers in the last week. It is located directly under the sheriff’s office. The officers ruled that the room is to be used “for all visit ing officers and enforcement of ficers of New Hanover county* the state highway patrol and their friends.” A move to organize the re creation club and obtain the room began when a committee from the three law agencies went to the county commission ers on August 18 of *his year. They were given the room, which was used by military po lice as a detention cell during the war. Officer Bland acted as tem porary chairman of the group as they cleaned up the room, “which was in a terrible mess,” painted it, put rugs on the floor, put in beds and comfortable chairs and a pool table. HOLDING THE ARM of his secretary, Donna Graif, Dr. Edward B. Tuohy uses the “hypo spray” to inject medication into her system. The new device, which was demonstrated at the Dis trict Medical Society’s annual scientific assembly in Washington, is expected to replace the hypo dermic needle used at present for injection of drugs. At right, the “hypospray” is compared to a hypodermic syringe. It shoots medication through a sterile “metapule,” pierced by an invisible hole whose diameter is no larger than that of a hitman hair. Air pressure behind the metapule is built up to any degree by twisting the top. (International) REDS HOLD SMALL MARGININ ROME Communist-Lead “People’s Bloc” Have 796 Major ity At Polls ROME, Oct. 13—UP)—Late re turns tonight in Rome’s muni cipal election gave the Commu nist-dominated “People’s Bloc” a narrow lead over the Christian Democrats and it appeared that the two bitterly inimical political groups would get from 25 to 30 seats each in the 90-member city council. Complete returns from 1,096 of 1,233 precincts gave the Leftists 183,526 votes against 182,730 for Premier Alcide De Gasperi’s Va tican-siy>ported party. The Rightist Qualunquists (common man) were running a poor third with 56,691 votes. Throughout the compilation of earlier returns the Christian De mocrats, who finished third in the municipal elections of last November, had led the 13 See REDS On Page Two PAPER SHORTAGE MAY END BY 1950 Rep. Brown I n d ic a t e s Newsprint Dearth Will « Continue That Long CHICAGO, Oct. 13 —IP—Rep. Brown, (R-O), chairman of the House committee on newsprint, predicted today that the short age of newsprint will continue until 1950. and added that there are “indications of a further price increase.” Addressing the Inland Daily Press Association, Brown said the current newsprint supply is 235,000 tons short of demand. New production facilities in the United States Southern areas and in Canada and Newfound land, he said, will make up the deficiency by 1950 “if consump tion continues at its current rate.” He continued: “there is, how See PAPER On Page T^o State Airlines Gets Re-Hearing By CAB STEAL TO EAT LOS ANGELES, Oct. 13. — W— The high cost of eating has brought on an increase in shoplifting in Los Angeles’ food stores. Chain store statisticians dis closed today that thefts from food marts is up 33 1-3 per cent over last year. “We apprehend from four to 10 shoplifters a day in any lo cation we pick,” said Bert Eat on, special investigator for a chain store. “Seventy five per cent are women. The epidemic of thefts is due to high prices.” WALLACE TO SEND TWO MEN TO OGDEN Lions Club Of Strawberry City Will Be Repre sented At Meeting WALLACE, Oct. 13—The Wal lace Lions club last night voted to send its president and secre tary to the meeting at Ogden Tuesday, November 18, to as sist in the formation of a South eastern North Carolina Civic Congress. The Wallace club is the second civic gorup ,to ac cept, the Southport Lions club having been the first. The tobacco buyers, the auc tioneers and the warehousemen were the guests of honor of the Wallace Lions at a barbecue chicken dinner. John Sikes, sales supervisor, reported the net sales for the day to have been 39,000 pounds which brought an average of 49.19 cents the pound. A feature of the evening was the radio salute from Raleigh tendered the Wallace Lions club by the state department of pub lic services. In the salute, trib ute was paid Wallace as the strawberry capital of the world, as an outstanding tobacco mar ket, and as the home of an ex ceptionally active Lions club. Community Chest President Sees Board Action As Endorsement Of AC Decision WALSH TWINS UNITED WHEN LATEST QUOTAS REACH BOSTON HOME QUINCY, Mass., Oct. 13.—W —The three sets of Walsh twins born over a period of two years finally got together today. Mrs. John Walsh, 26 year old former SPAR, brought home Kathleen and Kevin, born Oct. 3 at South Shore hospital, to join their brothers and sisters, Michael and Maureen, born Oct. 16, 1946, and Joseph, Jr., and William Edward, who arrived Oct. 10, 1945. Mayor Charles A. Ross led about 150 residents of Quicy to the Walsh residence for the home-coming. Walsh, 28, is a $49 a weeK clerk in the Veteran# Administra tion in Boston. Along The Cape Fear FEDERAL OPPOSITION — In the fall of 1864 the Federal government took notice of blockade running activity and began to take drastic steps to stop the commerce in and out of Wilmington. The Condor was grounded and the Lynx was beached with a cargo of 500 bales of cotton a mile north of Carolina Beach. The hull of the Lynx may be seen approximately five feet above water at low tide to this day. The Ad-Vance and other blockade runners were either captured or destroyed during the stepned-up Federal cam paign. Constructed of sand and small timber. Fort Fisher was now completed with its .guns mounted along a parapet 20 feet high, complete with am munition chambers. Blockade runners ran under the protec tion of the guns of the fort on their way in to port and out to sea. * * * FORT FISHER ATTACKED —Like the wolf who would blow down the house of one of the three Little Pigs with a huff and a puff, the Federals. act ing on expert advice, first blew up a captured ship close to shore on the theory that Fort Fisher would collapse from a strong repercussion. The Fort survived the big boom without any ill effects. Before Christmas Day, a Fed eral fleet steamed in for an at Sea CAPE FEAR On Page Two Commissioners Accept Re sponsibility For Care Of Poor In County Action of the New Hanover county board of commissioners yesterday to accept full legal responsibility for care of the poor and indigent of the county —although private gifts to char itable organizations were in no way precluded—is taken by the directors of the Community Chest as an endorsement of their refusal to grant Chest funds to Associated Chanties, H. A. Marks, president of the Community Chest, said last night. The question arose, Marks ex plained, when representatives of Associated Charities asked for $7,000 from the Community SM COMMUNITY (to Page Two Board To Entertain Re Argument Against Pied mont Certification BY FRANK VAN DER LINDEN Morning Star Washington Bureau WASHINGTON, Oct. 13. —The Civil Aeronautics Board will hear within the next few weeks, a re-argument between two ri val North Carolina Airline* for a network of feeder routes, one of which will link Wilmington, N. C., with Louisville *nd Cin cinnati. Issuing a supplemental opin ion in the Southeastern States case, the board granted State Airlines, Inc., of CharJotta a re argument and reconsideration of the original decision which Piedmont Aviation, Inc., of Winston-Salem. gave the disputed routes to See STATE on Page Two RUSSIANS BEATEN ONTHREECOUNTS UN Political Group Refuses Withdrawal Of Troops In Greece LAKE SUCCESS, Oct. 13—OT —An overwhelming majority in the United Nations Assembly’s 57-member Political committee today defeated Russia’s demand for withdrawal of all British and American troops and military personnel from Greece. The Soviet Union also was beaten / on a determined appeal for United Nations supervision over economic aid to Greece under the Truman program. To complete the string of major Soviet defeats on the Balkan question the committee refused to lay the blame for Greek-Balk an hostilities upon the United States, Britain and Greece — as Russia had demanded. The final vote on the whole See RUSSIANS On Page Two ENGLISH WOMEN BLAST AT “OBEY” Suffragette Fel’owship Hopes Princess Will Not Give In LONDON. Oct. 13 — IM— Prin cess Elizabeth's decision to use the word “obey” when she and Lt. Philip Mountbatten are mar ried Nov. 20 created a stir to night at the annual dinner of the Suffragette Fellowship. Fellowship members, all vete rans of Britain’s votes-for-wom en campaign early in the cen tury. applauded when Suffra gette Marian Reeves said: “The press has published an announcement that the Princess will promise to obey. It is ab solutely appalling that in this day we have an heir to the British throne called on to pro mise to obey one individual per son who will ultimately be her subject. “Everyone says it doesn’t mean anything, and that she won’t obey him. I hope she won’t.” Lawmakers Escape Without Injuries Incident Takes Place Neat Juncture Of Bulgarian Border ATHENS. Oct. 13 —1.41—Hops. Olin E. Teague (D-Tex) and Donald L. Jackson (R-Calif.) were fired on today by mortars North of Kilkis, Greece, near the juncture with Bulgaria and Yugoslavia, but escaped injury, an American Embassy spokes man announced tonight. Teague and Jackson srs members of a five-member sub committee of the U. S. House of Representatives’ Foreign Af fairs committee touring Eu rope. The Embassy spokesman, whose information came from Greek military sources, said several shells were reported to have fallen near the Congress men. With them was Lt. Col. Allen C. Miller, assistant mili tary attache and U. S. delegate to the recently dissolved Unit ed Nations Balkans Sub-com mission. The incident was reported shortly after Premier Themis tokles Sophoulis called on tne Greek people in a rdio address to * rally against the threaten ed tyranny of minority serv ing foreigners” and announced an austerity progrm to bal ance the budget. The greatest portion of fti* new budget, which includes the importation of all luxury items will go to support the army, now being supplied with Amer ican funds through the United States mission to aid Greece. The present American contribu tion is more than $150,000,006 for the armed forces, with more expected as they are enlarge^* The total for Greek aid Is $ ^ 000,000. WHISKY INDUSTRY TO CLOSE OCT, 25 Luckman Announces Daft Of 60-Day Closing Ta Aid Grain Saving WASHINGTON, Oct. 13. — «*> — Chairman Charles Luckman of the Citizens Food committee announced today that virtually the whole distilling industry will close down for 60 days at mid night Oct. 25, to conserve grain for the shipment to Western Europe. Luckman told reporters after a three-hour session with in dustry spokesmen that 36 of the 39 distillery companies had agreed to close down. The other three, he said, were small plants with “special hard-ship prob lems-” The decision was made despite a plea of the AFL Distillery Workers’ Union for a ten-day delay before ordering action. The union called for an effort to find a conservation measure which would not make worker* jobless. Luckman told reporters that the industry executives estimated the unemployment in the shut down at 2500 to 7500 workers, a* against union estimates ranging frcyn 30,000 to 100,000. Bottling Goes On Bottling, shipping, selling, maintenance find other distillery operations will continue, Luck man explained, and some of the distillers already have discussed with the food committee the pos sibility of reassigning the laid-off employes to other jobs. “I am very hopeful that an equitable solution for this prob lem can be worked out, and I shall do everthing that may be within my power to assist in See WHISKY On Page Two And So To Bed For ten long years, the lady hunted the highway and by ways, cellars and attics and bothered the patience of hundreds of storekeepers in search of a J. P. Coates spool cabinet. Yesterday she reach ed her rainbow — a much wanted spool cabinet. But her joy was short lived. She asked the obliging store porter to put the cab inet in her car, an ancient j model Plymouth which she had parked across the street from Penny’s. The porter put it in a ca. — but the wrong one. Now Mrs. Paul Allen, while keeping her fingers crossed, is hoping the owner of the other ear will learn of her hard hwk and phone her at County 6105. Because she really does want that cabinet.