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VOL. NO. 81.—NO. 67. WILMINGTON, N. C., FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 1947 " ESTABLISHED 1867
Polio Drive
Given Boost
Representatives 01 South
eastern Carolina Chap
ters Meet Here
Representatives of seven South
eastern North Carolina chapters
0f the National Foundation for
Infantile Paralysis made plans for
the 1948 March of Dimes cam
paign and heard three James
Walker Memorial staff members
discuss the hospital’s treatment
facilities in a dinner session at
the Friendly last night.
"A great deal of interest in
what is being done in the fight
against polio was shown by the
chapters in Southeastern North
Carolina, and I’m sure it will re
sult in the greatest March of
Dimes we have ever had,” de
clared Mrs. Philip Russell, direct
or of organization of the North
Carolina foundation from Chapel
Hill.
Mrs. Russell was accompanied
to Wilmington by Philip S. Ran
dolph, eastern North Carolina
representative who is liaison
agent between the national foun
dation and hospitals and county
chapters.
All 01 me iiicuiucis ai mai
right’s session are representa
tives of counties' which are par
ticipating in the James Walker
Memorial treatment center.
They heard Dr. Joseph C.
Knox, pediatrician at James
Walker, describe treatment in the
various stages of polio. Miss Jean
Bailey, physical therapist, talked
on therapy treatment of polio
myelitis. John Rankin, superin
tendent discussed the financial
end of the treatment and ex
plained the services supplied by
James Walker.
Equipment Secured
“For the last year we (the
southeastern chapters) have been
trying to insure the best serv
ice and treatment possible for
this area,” Randolph declared.
“This we have done by getting
equipment for James Walker, in
cluding the first physiotherapy
unit in the history of Wilming
ton.”
The state representative also
pointed out that the southeastern
chapters had interested Dr.
Joseph C. Knox, in taking a
special refresher course in polio
treatment and had made the
course available for him at Knick
erbocker hospital in New York.
He said that they also had in
See POLIO On Page Five
TOBACCO PRICES
VEER DOWNWARD
Eastern Markets Report
Declines, Middle, Old
Belts Irregular
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
General price averages on the
Eastern North Carolina flue
cured tobacco belt veered down
ward yesterday and those on
tbe Middle and Old belts were
irregular, the Federal-State De
partments of Agriculture re
ported.
Most grades on the Eastern
North Carolina Belt were
steady to $2 cheaper, with some
of the inferior qualities of leaf
and smoking leaf off $4 per
hundred. Cutters dropped $1
and $2, and some grades of non
descript were off 25 cents to
$3. Volume of sales remained
fairly heavy, with quality some
what improved.
Principal change on the Mid
dle Belt was in smoking leaf
grades which slumped in almost
all instances. Lemon and
orangeside of smoking dropped
$1 to $2, and redside dropped
S4 to $5. Leaf also showed some
weaknesses, with some of these
grades dropping $1 io $3.
Prices on the Old Belt for the
second straight day continued to
be irregular, with gains and
losses almost equally divided,
the marketing service said.
Changes varied from 25 cents
to S3 per hundred, with the ma
jority running from $1 to $3.
Demand was strong for a few
baskets of wrappers, and indi
vidual baskets of choice lemon
wrappers being sold for $81 per
hundred. Quality of offerings
continued to decline, with sales
running fairly heavy on hte
larger markets.
The Weather
FORECAST:
, North Carolina and South Carolina —
Mostly cloudy and mild Friday. Showers
'Test portion in afternoon showers and
cooler Friday night and Saturday.
Meteorological data ior the 24 hours
ending 7:30 p. m. yesterday.
TEMPERATURES
1:30 a. m. 61: 7:30 a. m. 58. 1:30 p. m.
7:30 p. m. 60; Maximum 71; Mini
mum 57; Mean 64; Normal 59.
HUMIDITY
1:30 a. m. 100; 7:30 a. m. 100; 1:30 P
m- 44; 7:30 p. m. 86.
PRECIPITATION
Total for the 24 hours ending 7:30 P*
hi; 0 inches.
Total since the first ol the month
“ <0 inches.
TIDES FOR TODAY
(From the Tide Tables published by
u- s. Coast and Geodetic Survey).
w.. high low
Wilmington _ 4:46 a.m. 11:58 am
,, 5:23 pm. - P-m.
Masonboro Inlet . 2:50 a.m. 9:00 a.m.
3:14 p.m. 9:42 p.m.
Sunrise 6:37; Sunset 5:14; Moonrise
:(ua, Moonset 2:40p.
U'vpr stage at Fayetteville, N. C- at 8
• hi. Thursday 17.0 feet.
WEATHER On Page FIT*
EARLE C. CLEMENTS —The
State of Kentucky returned to
the Democratic column again
when it elected Rep. Earle C.
Clements of Morganfield as the
State’s Chief Executive. Cle
ments’ opponent for the gover
norship was Attorney General
Eldon S. Dummit of Lexington.
(International Soundphoto)
HUGHES FACTORY
LABEED “CLUB”
Discharged Plant Manager
Says He Was Unable To
Speed War Work
WASHINGTON, Nov. 6 —(^)—
A discharged plant manager to
day called Howard Hughes’ air
craft plant in California a
“country club” in which he was
unable to speed production on
$40,000,000 worth of wartmie
contracts.
Charles W. Perelle, the air
plane production manager, also
told the Senate War Investiga
ting subcommittee he personal
ly fired John W. Meyer,
Hughes’ free-spending publicity
man, by letter in September,
1945. Meyer, however, has been
shown to have stayed on the
payroll.
But by December of the same
year, Perelle said, he himself
had been discharged from his
$75,000 job by Hughes for “in
subordination.”
Perelle’s long recital of “in
ternal bickering” in the war
time aircraft effort came after
the Senate group put aside for
the time being a committee
contention that Hughes and his
companies owe a “tax deficien
cy” of $5,919,921.
Tom Slack, Hughes’ attorney,
protested to newsmen that he
and Noah Dietrich, executive
vice president of the Hughes
Tool company, were being
denied a chance to answer the
tax issue.
JTlil V A1ISWC1 AiftlCl
Chairman Ferguson (R-Mich)
said the committee must main
tain its witness schedule and
that Hughes or his aides will
get a chance to explain the tax
and profits angles later.
Ferguson said he considered
these angles “material” to the
committee’s general inquiry as
to what the government re
ceived for $40,000,000 in con
tracts for a huge wooden fly
ing boat and a photo reconnais
sance plane.
Perelle said Hughes himself
also used the term “country
club” in describing his Califor
See HUGHES on Page Five
WAGE AGREEMENT
CANCELS STRIKE
Cone Mills Interests, Union
Reach Accord Before
Walkout Deadline
GREENSBORO, Nov. 6. — <U.R)
— A nine per cent wage increase
agreement reached only three
hours before the strike deadline
forestalled a walkout by 3,200
Textile Workers Union of Amer
ica (CIO) members today at six
mills of the big Cone chain.
Negotiations were deadlocked
through most of the night, but
a union spokesman announced
at 5 a.m. that the strike had
been called off.
The nine per cent increase
followed a “pattern” set in a
TWUA contract with Dan River
Mills at Danville, Va., Tuesday
night and followed yesterday by
the Erwin and Lowenstein
See WAGE On Page Two
White House
Gets Poultry
Crates Of Clucking Chick
ens Form Live Protest
From Producers
WASHINGTON, Nov. —It
erates of clucking chickens be
gan arriving today at the White
House and the Luckman Food
committee headquarters as
irate fowl producers protested
poultryless Thursday.
The idea, variously described
by Washington wits as a Hens
for Harry or Leghorns for Luck
man movement, apparently ori
ginated in New York state and
was spreading.
The thesis the growers were
trying to get across was that
they couldn’t sell the birds,
couldn’t afford to keep feeding
them, and therefore the govern
ment ought to figure out the
answer*
By coincidence, the Agricul
ture Department issued a report
that poultry is glutting the na
tion’s markets.
Three crates arrived at
the White House. A half dozen
arrived addressed to Charles
Luckman, chairman of the citi
ens food committee which fa
thered the meatsess Tuesday
and poultryless Thursday grain
saving campaign.
Close to 100 chickens had
reashed here by mid-afternoon,
it was estimated. The food com
mittee was forwarding its crates
—to the Salvation Army, and
the White House sent its dona
tions to the Walter Reed hospi
tal for veterans.
Luckman Speaks
In Los Angles, Luckman told
a news conference:
“Anytime the Poultrymen’s
Association or anyone can show
us a better way to save grain
than by having poultryless
Thursdays, we will be glad to
adopt it.
You might ask why we don 11
encourage people to eat more
chickens. The answer is that
this would simply encourage
farmers to raise more of them”.
Apparently Secretary of Agri
culture Anderson was next on
the list to hear the cackling
protest. In Albany, N.Y., it was
learned that a group of Greene
county farmers dispatched four
crates to Mr. Truman, three
each to Luckman and Anderson.
Thomas Albright of Athens
and Henry J. Kreher of East
Amherst, both towns in upstate
New York, were identified as
two of the senders. They said
shipments are meant to show
that if the fowl are not disposed
of “they will continue to eat
precious grain needed in Eu
rope.”
Albright headed the Greene
county group which sent 36 chic
kens to Washington. It was re
ported the New Yorkers hoped
to spread the campaign nation
ally.
The White House received
seven White Leghorns from
Dryden, N.Y., six Barred Rocks
from Altoona, Pa., and ten
White Leghorns from East Elm
hurst, N.Y.
CHLORINE BLAST
KILLS SIXTEEN
Finnish Port Town Shroud
ed With Noxious Fumes;
Forty-Nine Burned
HELSINI, Finland, Nov. 6 —
(U.R)—Smoke and deadly chlorine
gas today still shrouded the
West Finnish port of Raumo,
where at least 16 workers died
yesterday when a tank of liquid
chlorine exploded in a pulp mill,
setting fire to the factory and
clouding the town with noxious
fumes.
Forty-nine burned, blasted or
gas-stricken victims were still
in hospitals today. Seventy oth
ers were released after receiv
ing first aid.
Medical squads wearing gas
masks were still combing the
smouldering ruins of the pulp
mill seeking additional bodies.
Raumo, evacuated by half of
its 10,000 inhabitants at the
height of the terror, was one
quarter vacant late today.
Heavy clouds of chlorine en
veloped the town late yester
day, causing panic among the
people and seriously hampering
rescue efforts.__
Plaque Points To Place
Where President Parked
by ARTHUR EDSON
Associated Press Staff Writer
WASHINGTON, Nov.*6—Wash
ington got another ^ historic
monument today.
On an apartment house at 4701
Connecticutt avenue a string was
pulled to unveil a bronze plaque
that signifies:
Harry S. Truman used to live
here.
Naturally your reporter was
out early for such a momentous
occasion.
And so was Mrs. Oscar J.
Ricketts, resident manager of
Mr. Truman’s old homestead.
The Trumans lived there from
1941 until 1945. During this time
Mr. Truman was Senator,
Vice - President and — for a
couple of days — President.
Mrs. Ricketts said the Tru
mans, who lived in 209, were
model tenants.
Ever any complaints about
their tossing the furniture around
late at night or otherwise raising
old Ned?
“Oh, my, no,” said Mrs. Rick
etts.
Mrs. Rube Sworzyn, who has
lived in this apartment house ever
since it was built 20 years ago,
said this was true, all right.
“Awfully nice people,” she
See PLAQUE on Page Five
UN,..Political Committee Votes
j>t»proval Of “Little Assembly”;
Battle Looms Over Aid Program
_ l----1 _
Republicans Ask
Full Disclosure
Secretary Marshall Urged
To Appear Before Groups
On Monday
WASHINGTON, Nov. 6—(#)—
Congress squared away today for
a big battle over methods of aid
ing Europe, as Republican lead
ers called for a full disclosure of
facts and scored the Truman ad
ministration for “incompetency’’
in handling foreign relief bil
lions.
Secretary of State Marshall
was asked to appear before Sen
ate and House Foreign Affairs
committees next Monday and ex
plain “in detail” the program for
emergency aid this winter. Con
gress members specified the right
to question him Tuesday and
Wednesday.
Earlier, President Truman tag
ged the matter of stop-gap help
the No. 1 priority when Congress
returns Nov. 17, giving it pre
cedence over inflation control.
But the whole question of bil
lions - for - Europe threatened to
boil over into a protracted
wrangle even before the lawmak
ers’ return as evidenced by House
Speaker Martin’s (R.-Mass.) dic
tum that his party will stand for
no “rubber stamping” of the ad
ministration’s plans.
vemanos ueiau
Rep. Halleck (R.-Ind.), House
Republican leader, issued a state
ment accusing the administra
tion of “incompetence” in handl
ing funds, and declaring Con
gress must “spell out in detail
exactly how the aid-to-Europe
program shall be carried out ”
One report circulated on Capi
tol Hill that a powerful move
ment will be launched to re
strict emergency aid as much as
possible to goods — and hold
down on the overseas shipment
of American dollars.
One member of the Special
House Foreign - Aid committee
See REPUBLICAN on Page Five
CHERRY APPEALS
FOR NEW CROPS
Tobacco Growers Urged To
Diversify To Offset Ex
port Market Losses
RALEIGH, Nov. 6—W—Gover
nor Cherry today appealed to
tobacco growers in North Caro
lina’s 48 flue-cured tobacco coun
ties on the necessity of diversi
fying crops and livestock pro
duction at once to compensate
for loss in income with reduced
1948 acreage.
He said that he had called
on Dean I. O. Schaub of N. C.
State college extension service
to arrange meetings in the lead
ing tobacco counties and to im
press upon farmers their prob
lem.
“Tobacco is a great money
crop,” the governor said, “but
our farmers will be able to
make up some of their income
by raising small grains, soy
beans, hogs and going in for
livestock production and dairy
ing.”
Dean Schaub earlier told a
meeting here of agricultural
leaders that reduced tobacco
and peanut acreages would pose
a serious problem on the econo
my of North Carolina.
Reduction Figures
He said the tobacco acreages
would be reduced from 106,000
to 150,000 with the peanut acre
See CHERRY on Page Five
Molotov Tells Russian Nation
Atomic Bomb No Longer Secret
BISHOPS APPROVE
PHILIPPINE PLEA
Committee Votes Unani
mously In Favor 01 Limit
ed Church Union
WINSTON-SALEM, Nov- 6—(ff)
The petition of the Philipine In
dependent church for a limited
union with the Protestant Epic
copal church of America was
approved today by the Ameri
can church’s House of Bishops.
Only one vote was cast
against the approval. It was by
the Right Rev. Henry Wise Hob
son of Cincinnatti, Ohio, bishop
of Southern Ohio.
He explained later that he
was not against the granting of
the petition but had voted “no”
only because he thought the
matter had been given insuffici
ent study and that the House
of Bishops was acting too
speedily.
The Philippine church had
asked that the American church
convey valid orders to their
bishops and clergy; train their
applicants for the ministry; and
allow them to use their prayer
book.
The petition was referred to
a special committee Wednesday
for study. This committee—com
posed of the Right Rev. F. P.
Ivins, bishop of Milwaukee
chairman; The Right Rev.;
Theodore -Russell Ludlow of
Newark, Suffragah bishop of
Newark; The Right Rev. Ed
mund Pendleton Dandridge of
Nashville, Tenn., bishop of Ten
nessee; and The Right Rev.
Lewis Bliss Whittemore of
Grand ilapids, Mich., bishop of
Western Michigan—was sche
uled to report back to the
House of Bishops tomorrow, but
finished its study early and re
ported today.
Unanimous Report
It recommended unanimously
that the petition be granted, and
that the presiding bishop,
The Right Rev. Henry Knox
Sherrill of New York City, be
requested to proceed to work
out details for conveying valid
orders to the Philippine church,
See BISHOPS on Page Five
ROCKY MOUNTAIN
AREA GETS SNOW
First Storm Of Winter
Leaves Plain Region
Under 8’ Blanket
By The Associated Press
The first storm of the winter
brought snow and cold Thurs
day to Rocky Mountain and plain
regions and was moving into the
midwest.
After falls of snow from one
to eight inches in the Rockies the
storm moved slowly Northeast
ward. Some snow fell in Min
nesota, the Dakotas, Western
Iowa and Kansas.
The U. S. Weather Bureau
said the snow and below normal
temperatures should let up in the
Rokies and Western Plains
states Saturday and that temper
atures would begin to rise.
The cold weather was expect
ed to reach the Great Lakes area
Saturday night. Predictions were
for freezing weather in Illinois
See ROCKY on Page Five
Along The Cape Fear
FIRST WILMINGTON HIGH
SCHOOL— Planning soundly for
the future, the Wilmington
school committee devoted their
attention to closing the gap be
tween the grammar school educa
tion and the state university.
They purchased a lot at the
corner of Third and Market
streets, and moved the advanced
classes from the grammar schools
into the little one story school
house just south of the court
house on Third street.
The little schoolhouse was the
Wilmington high school until
1897 when the graduating classes
from the Hemenway, Union, and
Third street schools, numbering
100 in all, moved into the Tileston
normal school building under the
tutelage of four teachers. This
building had been leased through
th efforts of James H. Chad
bourn.
The first high school graduating
exercises were held the following
May with certificates awarded to
three girl graduates. In the fol
lowing years the numbr of gradu
ates increased until 1914 the grad
uating class numbered 30, rais
ing the total ol Wilmington mgn
school graduates to 315.
In 1910 nine rooms had been
added to the high school building
and 14 teachers and a principal
composed the faculty.
M. C. S. Noble was succeeded
by John J. Blair as Wilmington
school superintendent on January
5, 1899. In 1901 the city was deed
ed the Tileston building and half
of the city block it occupied as
a Sift
In 1904 four rooms were added
to the Union school and Hemen
way had already been enlarged
by the addition of eight rooms.
A local tax of 15 cents on $100
valuation was voted by the coun
ty in 1909, and New Hanover be
came the first county in the state
to establish a special tax district.
By an act of congress in 1910
eleven city blocks of land behind
the Marine hospital were secured
by the board of education for
school and park- purposes. The
public school system was the
beneficiary in 1911 of a gift of a
brick school building from Sam
Bear, affording a valuable and
needed addition to the equipment
of the city’s facilities for public
education.
RT. REV. KARL M. BLOCK
BISHOP TO OPEN
MISSION SERIES
Rt. Rev. Karl Brock Of
California To Preach
First At St. James
Recognized as an eloquent
speaker and much in demand
all through the Episcopal
church, the Rt. Rev. Karl Mor
gan Block, bishop of California,
will open a week’s mission in
Wilmington Episcopal churches
Sunday morning at 11 o’clock
at St. James church.
Concluding service of the mis
sion will be preached by the
Rt. Rev. Henry Knox Sherrill,
presiding bishop of the Episco
pal church in the United States,
at St. John’s Episcopal church
at 11 a.m. on Sunday, Novem
ber 16.
Bishop Sherrill was elected in
1946 to the highest office of the
church, after serving as the bish
op of Massachusetts from 1930
1946.
In commending the week’s
mission, of Bishop Block, in the
Wilmington churches to the
Episcopalians in his diocese,
Bishop Thomas H. Wright, of
southeastern North Carolina
diocese, said, “It is my earnest
hope and sincere prayer that,
not only will every Episcopalian
in Wilmington attend this mis
sion at every opportunity, but
that you will bring others each
day and each night, that this
may be an uplifting experience
for our entire community.”
Schedule Released a
Bishop Block’s schedule in
Wilmington has been released
as follow:
Sunday, November 9, 11 a.m.,
St. James Church, 8 p.m.,
Churcji of the Good Shepherd;
See MISSION on Page Five
DAWSONRENAMED
BY BROTHERHOOD
Dr. Roy A. Short Featured
Speaker At North Caro
lina Conference
ELIABETH CITY, Nov. 6—(ff)
—The Conference Brotherhood
of the North Carolina Methodist
Conference today reelected R. G.
Dawson of Raleigh as president
C. S. Meedins of Manteo was
named vice-president and H. F.
Surratt of Edenton, secretary
treasurer.
Dr. Roy A. Short, editor of the
Upper Room, a Methodist de
votional periodical, was the
featured speaker at the Con
ference this afternoon.
He based his sermon on the
text, “Lord Save Me,” words
spoken by Peter as he attempted
to walk on the sea to his Lord.
See DAWSON On Page Vive
Foreign Minister Says U.S.,
Britain Preparing For
Aggression
MOSCOW, Nov. 6. -m— For
eign Minister V. M. Molotov told .
the Soviet Union tonight on the
eve of Russia’s most sacred holi- ;
day that the “secret of the atomic
bomb ceased to exist a long time
ago” and that the United States
and Great Britain clearly were
making “a preparation for ag
gression.”
Prime Minister Stalin was ab
sent from the Bolshoi theater,
evidently still on his annual va
cation at a Black Sea port, when ■
Molotov keynoted the celebration
of the 30th anniversary of the
Bolshevik revolutionary victory
over Czardom by attacking the
United States for hiding its
atomic knowledge.
Although Molotov gave no de
tails to back up his statement
that the bomb was no longer
secret, the Russian notables who
attended the theater celebration
took his declaration at face value
and, after a breathless hush,
greeted it with tumultuous ap
plause, leaping to their feet and
cheering wildly.
To Calm Fears
(U. S. officials in Washington,
however, expressed the convic
tion the speech was intended to
calm fears among Russians about
their ability to produce an atomic
bomb. A Polish official at the
United Nations Assembly said the
secret had been known for some
time, but not the technique of the
bomb’s assembly.)
Another notable absentee in ad
dition to Stalin was Col. Gen.
Andrei A. Zhdanov of the Polit
buro who told the world’s Com
munists last month Russia would
take the lead in attempts to
wreck the Marshall plan. (At
that time, Zhdanov was quoted in
a Warsaw dispatch as saying the
Soviet Union was not yet in pos
session of the atomic bomb.)
Delivering the main policy
speech of the celebration from
the theater stage, which was
adorned with the Soviet coat of
arms and a huge portrait of
See MOLOTOV On Page Five
POLITICOS FIGHT
IN GEORGIA COURT
Contest For Party Control
Winds Up In Fisticuffs
At Augusta
AUGUSTA, Ga„ Nov. 6. — <U.fi>
— A contest for control of the
Democratic party in Georgia boil
ed over today in a courtroom fist
fight between two of the state’s
top political leaders.
Veteran Politician Roy V. Har
ris of Augusta attacked State
Democratic Chairman William S.
Morris when the latter cursed
him a few moments before the
hearing on a suit for party pow
er began.
Morris asked Harris if he pub
lished the Augusta Courier, a
weekly tabloid devoted mostly
to caustic criticism of Gov. M.
E. Thompson, his administration,
and supporters including Morris.
“Yes, Bill, I do,” Harris re
plied as he talked with a report
er.
“Anybody who published the
Courier is a — — - —Mor
ris said.
Harris landed one blow, bowl
ing Morris over into the jury box
and then jumped on him. They
wrestled on the floor before
lawyers separated them. Back
on their feet with the attorneys
restraining them, Harris declar
ed nobody could call him what
Morris did.
Morris retorted he had just
See POLITICOS On Page Five
Elephant Accidentally
Tramples Man To Death
ATLANTA, Ga., Nov. 6. —(U.PJ
— A 4,500-pound circus elephant
fatally trampled its aged keeper
in a baggage car today but as the
dying man was carried to a hos
pital he said it was an accident
and asked that the animal be
spared punishment.
William Brown, 79, of Trenton,
N. J., died at Grady hospital an
hour after two railway station
employes, J. G. Green and J.
W. Cheek, dragged him from the
car. His hip had been crushed
and he suffered internal injuries.
Green and Cheek were work
ing nearby when Brown enter
ed the baggage car to look af
ter three elephants which had
been brought here for the Shrine
Circus this weekend.
A few minutes later they were
attracted by a thudding noise and
Brown’s screams. They slid the
(far door partly open and saw
Brown lying with one of the
elephant’s ponderous feet on his
body.
They dragged him out and
summoned an ambulance. Al
though he was dying, Brown
managed to say that while walk
ing between two of the elephants
he brushed against one and fell
under the feet of the other.
It was an accident, he said, and
the elephants did not attack him,
Soviet Bloc Will
t
Session
Forty-Three Nations Ap
prove Plan Advanced
By Sec. Marshall
LAKE SUCCESS, Nov. 6—(*)
—An overwhelming majority of
the United Nations approved
Secretary of State Marshall’s
“Little Assembly” plan today
and the Soviet bloc promptly
announced it would boycott
such a year-around session.
Thus, 51 nations instead of the
full membership of 57 would at
tend the “Little Assembly”
body which would sit between
regular fall sessions of the As
sembly.
This was the fourth an
nounced Soviet boycott of a ma
jority-approved body. It drew
an emphatic protest from sev
eral delegates. Britain chal
lenged Russia to take the issue
to the International Court of
Justice.
The vote was 43 to 6 in the
regular Assembly’s Political
committee, for a watered-down
“Little Assembly” plan written
by a sub-committee on which
Russia and Czechoslovakia de
clined to serve. The six-mem
ber Russian bloc voted against
it. The plan now goes to the
Assembly for final action in
plenary session probably late
next week.
This wider split in the cleav
age between the Russians and
the Western powers came as
Foreign Minister V. M. Molo
tov, of Russia, announced in
Moscow that the secret of the
atomic bomb has “ceased to
exist.” Molotov also declared
that the U. S. and Britain
“hamper the United Nations
from adopting a final decision
. on the prohibition of atomic
weapons.”
| U. N. delegates after ex
See SOVIET On Page Five
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WAITER MUST PAY
OR GO TO ROADS
Judge Hamilton Orders Ted
Kypriss To Give Wife
$1,250; Jail Alternate
Judge Luther Hamilton yes
terday in New Hanover Supe
rior Court ordered Ted Kypriss,
Greensboro waiter, to pay $1,
250 for the benefit of his wife
on or before November 20, or
serve two years on the roads.
Kypriss was reported by his
attorneys to have gone xiome to
Greensboro to see if he could
raise $25 a week to pay his wife
and child as ordered yesterday
by Judge Hamilton in the aban
donment and non-support suit
brought against Kypriss by his
wife, Janice L. Kypriss.
In court Wednesday, Kypriss
expressed willingness to pay $10
a week to support his child but
refused to make any payment
for the support or expenses in
curred by his wife. David Sin
clair, attorney for Kypriss, indi
cated today his client would be
glad to pay $10 a week.
“If he does, we will indict
him,” retorted Aaron Goldgerg,
attorney for Mrs. Kypriss, who
maintained $15 a week was not
sufficient to support a child at
the present cost of living.
Judge Hamilton sentenced
Willie Farrow, Negro, to 12
months in the county jail assign
ed to work for the sheriff about
the court house, after the de
fendant was found guilty <xf as
sault with a deadly weapon.
Albert Metts, Jr., who pleaded
nolo contendere to a charge of
reckless driving was ordered to
pay the costs and $100 restitu
tion to repair damage to an au
tomobile with which he collided
on a curve near Wilmington.
Ralph McAlexander, Eddie
Johnson, and Maurice Edwin
Kerns, pleaded nolo contendere
to a charge of forcible trespass
arising out of an indictment for
the alleged attempted larceny
See WAITER on Page Five
And So To Bed
Don’t tell Solomon Barns,
Negro, 1014 Wooster street,
that gambling is profitable.
Solomon had a sad tale to
tell police last night.
He was engaged in a gambl
ing game with three other
Negroes, he said, when he
became a victim of a varia
tion of the old flim flam
game.
One of the players asked
Barns to swap money with
him and promised that if
Bams won any money, he
would pay off, Barns said.
But the swapper left, and
Barns’ money went with him.
Neither returned.
Barns lost was $74.25. j
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