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WITH THEIR CARS Take Keys With Them When Admitting Prison e r$ To Jail Policemen admitting pris oners into the county jail at the courthouse last night were car rying their police car keys in their hands. And not without reason. When Officers W. C. Jordan and M. C. Skipper left their patrol car motor running while parked in front of the courthouse as they incarcerated a prisoner yester day, the car was stolen and sub sequently wrecked by a party unknown. The patrolmen, on returning and finding the car missing, rushed to police headquarters to report it stolen. The car was la ter found wrecked at Commu nity drive and 13th street by Of ficers J. R. Butler and C. E. Thompson, who said the car passed them headed in the op posite direction as they cruised on 13th street. The car was driven head - on into a heavy hedge and wrecked before they were able to turn around and overtake it, they re ported. Jordan and Skipper said that the car’s battery was weak, hence it was left outside the courthouse with the motor run ning for the few minutes it took to take the prisoner up to the jail. THOUSANDS (Continued From Page One) sign the “Rededication to Free dom'’ scrolls aboard the train before leaving. Local officials have asked out of-city visitors and school chil dren to see the train between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m., while local adults take advantage of the last five hours of the stop. Newspapermen and radio sta tion representatives will board the train prior to 10 a.m. to gather information for publica tion and broadcasts. Thousands of persons from the surrounding territory were ex pected to pour into the city to da. in order to see the train and its documentary cargo. At least 20 special busses, prin cipally for school children, were expected to bring visitors from such points as Lumberton, Whiteville, Fayetteville, Bur gaw, Jacksonville, Morehead City and Laurinburg. Even from points as far away as Engelhard and Swan Quarter, special bus ses were scheduled. Hundreds of others were ex pected to come to Wilmington in automobiles for the event. School Hours Superintendent of County Schools H. M. Roland has an nounced that New Hanover schools will start dismissing stu dents at 11:30 to see the train and that parents may get their children at any school at any mime during the day to take them to visit the train. In the final day and the cli max of the Rededication Week prior to the train’s arrival yes terday the women of the city observed Women's Day and three historic homes—-the Corn wallis house, the Governor Dud ley mansion and St. John’s tavern—were opened to the pub lic. Local women in period costumes acted as hostesses at the homes. Atlas Tires are designed for the man who travels near or travels far. Atlaf Tires are serviced at home and abroad — night and day; holidays and Sundays. 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WILMINGTON - 61 46 Alpena — -25 17 .02 Asheville — --28 Atlanta -—-54 37 .01 Atlantic City-41 34 Birmingham- 47 40 .14 Boston - 25 32 Buffalo----- 29 28 .01 Burlington - 25 22 Charlotte - 55 36 Chattanooga- 42 33 Chicago - 29 13 Cincinnati - 33 18 Dallas__—-—- — 47 40 01 Denver - — 34 20 Detroit - 29 23 Duluth —;-15 -5 El Paso _ 47 38 Fort Worth_40 39 Galveston - — 67 61 .49 Houston ---—- 62 57 .01 Jacksonville-67 58 .11 Kansas City--- 30 23 Key West _ 82 72 Knoxville - 40 29 Little Rock-— 45 33 .10 Los Angeles-61 42 Louisville - 38 22 Memphis --——- 49 32 Meridian__—- 48 43 50 Minn-St. Paul -,— — 14 -12 Mobile _—— - 39 55 .08 Montgomery- 58 48 .36 New Orleans _ 60 58 .75 New York_— 38 33 Norfolk - — 47 38 Philadelphia - 40 33 Phoenix _— 54 29 Pittsburgh---31 25 Portland, Me. - 33 25 Richmond_ 48 31 St. Louis - 34 21 San Antonio —-- 63 33 .09 I San Francisco- 52 36 Seattle _ 46 36 - 05 Savannah - 63 56 Tampa _—-- 80 63 Vicksburg _ 47 43 .16 Washington - 42 32 COMMITTEE GETS (Continued From Page One) and House Republican leaders would meet tomorrow to seek agreement on anti-inflation legis lation o be handled during the emergency session of Congress. While Taft did not comment on the administration bill, drafted at his request, he and other GOP Headers are read> to come out with their own version of control legislation. Denies Report Taft also denied that he “pre dicted” meat rationing by next spring in a speech at New York yesterday. He complained that some new’s accounts had him sug gesting that meat rationing would be necessary by April. He said he “neither predicted nor sug gested rationing” but simply said it wras a “sounder” proposal than price control. Secretary of Commerce W. AvereU Harriman submitted the administration bill to a Senate Judiciary subcommittee. It was the first measure prepared in re sponse to Republican demands for a detailed spelling out of the 10-point anti-inflation program sketched by the President in his November 17 message to Con gress. Harriman renewed administra tion assurances that the broad powers requested would be care fully “limited” in actual use. Subcommittee Chairman John S. Cooper, R., Ky., pointed out that the bill would authorize the government to allocate grain, rice, dried beans and peas, fats and oils, livestock, poultry and milk. He asked Adrian Fisher. Commerce Department solicitor who followed Harriman to the witness stand, whether the terms of the measure wrould permit “individual rationing.” “It would include that power,” Fisher said. Admits Provisions Cooper then asked if the bill would allow the government to buy up entire farm crops. Fisher conceded that it would have that indirect effect. “And to fix the price?” Cooped pressed. “That is correct,” Fisher re plied. In addition to the listed foods and iron and steel products, the bill would authorize the Presi dent to allocate other materials if he found after public hear ings that shortages affected in dustrial production, the cost of living, national defense, or fo reign policy. PRESIDENT MUST (Continued From Page One) shipments of fertilizer, oil pro ducts and farm machinery un der the pending bill, which au thorizes help for France, Italy, Austria and China. But a long, stormy debate pre vented, at least until tomorrow, a final vote on the aid bill, and deferred action on proposals which wbuld sharply reduce the proposed amount of aid. The amendment to make the president, in effect, a watchman over the effect of foreign aid on the nation’s economy was intro duced by the Foreign Affairs Committee and adopted by voice vote. It also provides that: 1— Any relief goods may be purchased abroad if their cost, upon delivery, is less than the cost of goods delivered from the U. S. 2— Up to 25 per cent of the re lief funds may be spent to buy goods abroad if those goods are scarce in the U.S. and if their cost is no more than ten per cent higher than the U. S. price. Amendment Passes Another amendment, likewise approved by voice vote, forbids relief buying in American mar kets at prices above prevailing levels.. ACME-DELCO PALS PLAY WHITEVILLE ALL-STARS TONIGHT The Acme-Delco Pals basket ball team will play the White ville All-Stars tonight at Acme Delco at 8 o’clock, it was an nounced last night by Barney Rodgers. The Pals have won two and lost one this season and the Whiteville quint is expected to give them a zeal battle. HAMBONE’S MEDITATIONS By Alley 6EM'MAM 5AT v/U'K IS WHUT'D KEEP TOM'S Boi OUT o' MISCHIEF HUH) HE J£s' TAUKlK' I IN V^HUT Kun’L BOB CALL DE «KEAUM O' THSE-O-ftT" V (Released hy The BeilSyn-^ 4-, Radicate. Inc.) Trade Mark ^HAn1.R^ y »■ Oflctl BEACH METHODISTS DEFEAT SOUTHSIDE The Wrightsville Beach Meth odists defeated the Southside Baptists, 24 to 10, in a YMCA Junior Sunday School basketball league last night. Barbour with 8 points lead the Baptists. Hinson and Rogers di vided the Methodist honors with 8 points each. Thursday night at 8 o’clock in the Senior league, Southside will meet Trinity at 8 o’clock and Temple Baptist will play St. James Episcopal at 9 p.m. CAPE FEAR (Continued From Page One) will spin yarns by the hour of the keen competition which ex isted in the “good old days” . . . The stories of the races between the Eliza Ann, successor to the Sue, and the Columbia, owned by Talcott Burr. How they often fought for the speed supremacy of the sound. There were no large silver loving cups, nor were there any cash awards, in fact, you will be told that there wasn’t even an official championship, much less a point series of races as there is today. But, there was keen competition and a rivalry that has never been matched, they will tell you ail this. FORMED IN 1854 — In the height of this rivalry, the old timer recalls, and the young members have heard the story many times, the Carolina Yacht club was formed in 1854. It was thi. same year that Daniel Bak er was elected commodore . . . Daniel Baker did much to in crease the already intense inter est in sailing. And that too was the year, the admirals say that Parker Quince built a craft of three logs pinned together which he named the Jennie Q. . . . The Jennie Q. was a fast craft, the old timers recall, faster than you would have thought such a rig could be. Tomorrow Along the Cape Fear will resume this story of the Carolina Yacht club and tell you about the race between the Jennie Q. and the La Favorite. CHARLOTTE CRACKS (Continued From Page One) worked fast, striking simultane ously at a number of places. Only two of the raids failed to produce suspects wanted, the of ficers said. Sims said that the undercover agents had frequented bootleg ging establishments for weeks gaining the confidence of the operators, and storing up evi dence for trial. Maiw Bonded The raids today rounded up persons against whom evidence had been gathered, Sims said. Most of the suspects were re leased on $500 bonds. In cases where the suspects had been ar rested and convicted of bootleg ging in the past, bond was usual ly set at $1,500. Sims said that more arrests might be made soon. Trials have been set for next Wednesday and Thursday in the county recorder’s court and in city recorder’s court. The art of casting metal, or foundry work, is one of the old est of the basic industries. GUARANTEED Watch Repairing Service Day* Only Watch 'Mast* With this Electronic Ma chine we are now able to give 5 Day Guaranteed Service on all WATCH REPAIRS._ l day on Watch Crystal All Work Guaranteed Bo» Wilmington’s Largest cretu Jewelers PEANUT GROWERS (Continued From Page One) of quotas on peanut production listed 97.7 per cent in favor of the three-year program, the Agri culture Department said. South Carolina had 60.9 per cent of its eligible growers to cast their ballots and they voted 2,099 for quotas and 49 against _ VOTE PROVES LIGHT IN FLORIDA COUNTIES GAINESVILLE, Fla., Dec. 9. — VP)— Partial results of voting by Florida peanut growers tonight indicated approval of a control program for 1948, 1949 and 1950 crops. Remits tabulated here from 23 of the 28 countit with eligible votes s’ jwed 1,341 fav iring the program and 537 opposed to it. An additional 625 votes were challenged. Voting was light in the refe rendum, an estimated 8,600 grow ers in thi _ -de meeting the vot ing requirement of growing pea nuts for the 1947 market. WAA MAN DENIES (Continued From Page One) he said he was “satisfied” so long as it remains in this coun try. “If we’ve reached the place where this machinery — which well might be used in another war — is not going to Russia,” he said, “we should all be mighty happy about it.” He said the subcommittee could not understand why War Assets “didn’t say anything about this until we ran it down.” According to Rizley, the ma terial included Diesel engines, mine locomotives, three or four miles of pipe, lumbering cranes and sawmill equipment. All of it is “desperately needed” at home, he said. WATHA RESIDENTS HURT IN CRASH Three Persons Treated At Local Hospital For Lacerations Three persons were treated at James Walker Memorial hospital last night for severe lacerations and cuts on the face, head md knees after the car in which they were riding crashed head-on into a huge live oak tree at Castle Hayne. Highway Patrolman R. E Sher rill arrested Horace Eakins, 21 year-old Watha resident, on charges of driving under the in fluence as a result of the acci dent. Elmo Gurganus, 32, Willard, and A. D. Young, 27, Watha, were the other persons injured in the crash. They sustained severe cuts about the face, according to Sherrill, and both were still at James Walker at a late hour last night. Eakins. who was releosed at the hospital, then returned for further treatment of his injuries, '--as placed in jail under r. bond of $400. The investigating officer said that the 1942 Ford driven south on Highway 421 by Eakins cross ed the highway to the left s'de and hit the tree in the center with only the headlight showing on each side. SEVEN THOUSAND ^Continued From Page One) chapel, and 5,000 stood on the cold, wind-swept campus to watch the casket borne from the chapel to the hearse. The Rev. Dr. Raymond C. K; , chaplain emeritus of the University, conducted the serv ce. The casket was covered with the light blue banner of Columbia, bearing a white crown, and the service closed with the singing of the first stanza of “Stand, Columbia,” University alma mater. Dr. Butler, 85-year-old presi dent emeritus of Columbia since 1945 and internationally known as an educator, publicist and worker for world peace, died Sunday after an attack of pneumonia. Burial was in Cedar Lawn cemetery, Paterson, N. J., the resting place of Dr. Butler’s pa rents. ROTARIANS HEAR (Continued From Page One) club be given at least one hour and possibly two hours of in struction on Rotary first. He was introduced by H. A. Marks. Miss Betty Lou Linden, repre senting the speech-arts class at New Hanover high school, made a brief speech before the group on behalf of the Tuberculosis and Health associations annual Christmas Seal sale campign now under wy in the city. Guests of the club were Ro tarians Bill Gibson, Goldsboro, and A. B. Garcelon, Uxbridge, Mass. RUSSIA TURNS (Continued From Page One) Popular Republican Premier Robert Schuman with the pros pect of a critical food situation next spring. France’s own wheat stocks are almost exhausted. The United States which has sent France more than 500,000 tons of wheat since July, has already informed the French government that it cannot approach the estimated total of 1,300,000 tons needed to maintain the 250-grarn bread ra- j tion until next summer. j COURT MAY REE (Continued From Page One) a violation of the state’s crimi nal law. In the other case, in which constitutionality of the law is questioned, two employers and four union officials are charged with entering into a closed shop contract. The American Federation of Labor has taken part in the cases to test constitutionality of the closed shop ban, and if the State Supreme Court upholds the law an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court is expected. STRIKE IN ROME (Continued From Page One) outgrowth of the fatal shooting Friday by police of Communist Giuseppe Tonas during a Com munist organized demonstration by the unnemployed in which a number of police were beaten and severely wounded. 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