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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
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
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
' 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
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
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
Two Employe*, One An
American Injured In
Blast At Jerusalem
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
Two women employes of the
consulate — one an American
citizen — were injured in the
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
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
‘ Uv).,,iofiiCai data for the 24 hours
1 30 p. m. yesterday.
ft' - 70; 7:30 a. m. 67. 1:30 p. m.
fp . ' . ° ni. 67; Maximum 69; Mini
: Mean 67; Normal 67.
. 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
f v r * ^^e Tables published by
'-oast and Geodetic Survey).
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
‘‘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
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
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”
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_
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.
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
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
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
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
Federation Will Conduct
Own Campaign Against
New Labor Law
—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
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
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
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
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.
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
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)
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
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
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
He continued: “there is, how
See PAPER On Page T^o
State Airlines Gets
Re-Hearing By CAB
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.”
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
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
Walsh, 28, is a $49 a weeK
clerk in the Veteran# Administra
tion in Boston.
Along The Cape Fear
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
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
* * *
—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
The question arose, Marks ex
plained, when representatives
of Associated Charities asked
for $7,000 from the Community
Board To Entertain Re
Argument Against Pied
mont Certification
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
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
gave the disputed routes to
See STATE on Page Two
UN Political Group Refuses
Withdrawal Of Troops
In Greece
—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
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
“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
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
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
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 $ ^
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
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
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*
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.

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