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DISMISSAL PLEA Textile Mills Ask That Injunction By CIO Be Set Aside GREENSBORO, Dec. 19. — ^ _ Federal Judge Johnson J. Haynes took under advisement today a motion by the Amazon Cotton Mills of Thomasyille to dismiss a petition by the Tex tile Workers Union (CIO) for an injuction restraining the mills from alleged refusal to bargain collectively with the union and also a S500.000 damage suit brought by the union. Attorneys for the TULA an the cotton mills, scene of a lengthy strike, argued for two and a half hours on the matter Judge Hayes said it would take him several days to reach a decision. If the motion for dismissal is denied, he added, he will then hear evidence in the SUAn injuction obtained by the company forbidding mass picket ing at the Amazon plant was not mentioned at todays proceed ings. Superior Judge Hoyle Sink is sued a restraining order in state court originally but the union sough its transfer to federal The district court clerk's of fice said that so far it has not received the papers in the case. Urging dismissal of the T\\ - UA's proceedings, company at torneys argued that the union had no legal right to sue. that the district court was without juris diction. and that the bill ot com-, plain: stated no grounds for the granting of relief. In contradiction, the union lawyers contended that the Taft-Hartley law specifically g^Yc the labor organization tne right to sue. either as an en tirity or on behalf of individuals, .ana" that the district court is given jurisdiction concuirently with the national labor rela tions board in matters involving alleged unfair labor practices. Specifically they added the union had charged the company j with failure to bargain collec tively and had asked the in junction to compel the manage ment to negotiate with represen tatives of the- employes. STATE LABOR GROUP TO APPEAL SUPREME OURT TEST CASE SPENCER, Dec. 19. — bP — C. A. Fink, president of the; State Federation of Labor, said tonight that his organization would appeal a State Supreme Court decision upholding the North Carolina anti-closed shop law to the United States Su preme Court. Fink said that while “we didn’t know” what the ruling of, the state court would be. the; federation already had mapped i plans for an appeal. He said an appeal would be| made by George Pennell of Asheville, and Herbert H. Thatcher of Washington, who argued the cases before the sta+e court last month. The state court affirmed the concvictions in Buncombe coun ty of two defendants who wish ed to test the laws’ constitu tionality. The rulings were hand- . ( d down today. It often happens that rain falls ; from a cloud but is evaporated ; before it reaches the earth. GULF GASOIL COMPLETE REPAIR SERVICE Accessories TIRES Lake Foresl Garage 415 Greenfield—Dial 2-2834 r OUR AMERICAN HERITAGE RIPLEY —__—»*>»»£■> " V The LAST HARBOR OF THE MAVFIOWER AN OLD WEATHER-BEATEN BARN IN Jordans, Buckinghamshire Eng. IS BUILT OF THE WOOD OF THE GOOD SHIP WHICH ° * BROUGHT THE PILGRIMS TO AMERICA Secret H©r\eyii\ooi\| ji Copyright, 1947, by Arcadia House Distributed by King Features Syndicate ^GEORGIA CRAIG j CHAPTER TWENTY - SEVEN Mark’s tired face was lit by the flash of white teeth in the darkness of his exhaustion and grime and he answered, “Kind of like old times, isn’t it, Cathy?” There was bitter cynicism in his voice and Cathy's tired face tightened a little as she bent above the woman he had laid down before her. “Only over there we could hate the enemy and curse him for his wickedness and his lack of pity, but here—how can you hate nature? How can you even try i to understand thing's like tms?”, she asked unsteadily. "She's— I'd say she has a fighting chance Mark, if we can get her to the hospital. An emergency oper ation—and fast!” “Right,” said Mark swiftly, and turned away. Midmorning came, and there was the heartening word that the first members of a Disaster Unit of the Red Cross had ar rived, and the frantic tension un der which all the uninjured had worked so desperatley eased a little. There was comfort in the ■ knowledge that trained people,) accustomed to these terrifying j conditions, were beginning to ap pear. Some sort of order could | now be expected to emerge from j the chaos. Cathy paused a moment to j flex muscles aching with weari-1 ness, and to fight a moment's j faintness. A girl was coming to-, ward her, picking her way care-1 fully through the debris, her; arms carefully cradling a tiny bundle, and Cathy saw, with! amazed unbelief, that the girl was Elaine. Her blue slacks were torn and mud-stained, and her thin, short-sleeved shirt was almost in ribbons. Her tangled blond hair framed a faf,e white and strained, with a smudge of smoke and dirt that made her look very unlike the exquisitely groomed, arrogantly lovely girl Cathy had known. She lifted pitiful eyes to Cathy and said unsteadily, “Ob, Cathy —look. I found Him over there in the bushes beside his mother. She’s—she’s dead—and 1 heard him whimper—” Cathy bent over the tiny body, a baby of perhaps six months. His tiny scrap of a nightgown was torn half off his little body, and as she touched him with soft, gentle fingers he stirred and whimpeied like a half starved kitten. Even as Cathy bent over the baby, he sighed and the tiny body gave a little convulsive jerk and went limp and soft against Elaine’s breast. 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AT THE GRACE STREET PARKING LOT Located at Foot of Grace Street voice was a small, shaken whis per. “He's dead, Elaine.” Elaine's arms tightened about the tiny body and she cried out raggedly, “Oh, Cathy, how—how awful! ’ He was such a swell baby. Cathy, he never had a break. He never had a chance to — to grow up and — oh, Cathy—” Behind her Mark said quietly, “Buck up, Elaine. Here, let me have the little fellow.” Elaine said, her voice choked with sobs, “Oh, Mark—I never knew about things like this. Oh, [ knew they happened, and I guess I said, like most people, How terrible.’ But it’s like a nideous nightmare. Oh, I wish [ could wake up and find out it was.” Cathy’s arms were about her, and Elaine was weeping hard, tier slender body shaking. When Mark came back, he carried two thick mugs of steaming coffee, and Cathy said, as her shaking hands grip ped one of them, “I never knew bow wonderful just a cup of cof fee could be!” Mark looked at her sharply. “You haven’t had breakfast, of course,” he said almost accus ingly. “There wasn't time.-’ Cathy sipped it eagerly. Elaine had conquered her tears to some extent and was docilely sipping the coffee. Mark looked down at the two girls curiously. “How did you happen to be here?” Cathy had time now to ask the question. “I was leaving this afternoon —first train I could get,” he ex plained brusquely. “The hotel was hit, not seriously damaged, but the window lights were all gone and—well, there seemed to be plenty of work for everybody ivho'd escaped injury.” He looked down at Elaine and said with appalling frankness, ‘You're the one I’m surprised to see here.” Cathy expected Elaine to re sent that with her usual hot temper. Instead Elaine answer ed meekly, “1 know — I’m sur prised myself I guess I - wed, when the storm struck and I saw the fire, I thought it would be exciting. And the next thing I knew, I was knee-deep in something I’ve read about and heard about but never, experi enced before.” bne sniverea ana ner lace was white and pinched. Her eyes were on a little row of still forms beneath hastily impro vised covers, and there was something in her expression that said she would never forget this night. She went on talking, speaking softly, almost as though she spoke to herself. “Funny, I disliked Cy pressville with all my heart and I’d already made up my mind that as soon as Bill and I were married, we’d go somewhere else to live. I thought the people here were dull and stodgy and they bored me to extinction. But tonight, all of a sudden, I rea lized that—that they were peo ple — good people, bad people, all sorts of people. And that I was a cheap and silly little make-believe sort of creature, with my nose in the air—that they were all right but I was wrong. I’ve seen them do heroic things—beautiful, selfless things —risk their own lives to help people they don’t even know. I guess I sort of grew up tonight. Pretty painful business, of course ” She tried desperately to achieve a bit of her old flip pancy but without success. Cathy looked up at Mark and surprised on his face a look of almost startled tenderness. But it was not a look directed at herself, but at Elaine. It was as though he had never seen Elaine before, but now that he had, he liked very much what he saw. Elaine was quite unconscious of his look. She was still sitting hunched on a heap of bricks that had once been a neat, tidy little home, and she was sipping absently at the rapidly cooling coffee, as though her thoughts were so intent on other things that she had forgotten the two beside her. Mark seemed to feel Cathy’s eyes upon him and he looked at her and smiled faintly, almost an abashed smile. “She’s a pretty nice little guy, at that,” he said quietly. Elaine stirred, brought herself back from her exhausted ab straction and looked anxiously at Cathy. “Do you know where Bill is?” she asked swiftly, as though she had just remembered. “Bill? I haven't seen him — have you?” Cathy asked Mark. He shook his head. “He wasn’t at home when the storm struck,” said Elaine, steadying her tired voice with an almost visible effort. “I ran into his room to call him. and the bed hadn’t been slept in. “I thought maybe,” she said with the tiniest possible hint of her old self coloring her voice for a moment as she looked at Cathy, “that you might know where he is.” “He left my house last night before ten o’clock,” answered Cathy quietly. iviarK ioOKeci quicxiy at me two girls and then he said cheerfully, “Oh, well, in the sort of confusion and chaos we’ve had, he could have been within twenty feet of us and none of us see him-” “I suppose so,” Cathy agref d, and tried to rid her mind of an uneasy fear that would have nib bled painfully at her nerves if she had let it. Bill was all right, of course. He was busy some where in that maelstrom that had once been a progressive, bustling little city. Bill would turn up. Bill was quite all right. There was a hint of rising panic in the vigor with which she in sisted on that, but she had no time nor thought to give to the fact. There was so much to be done. * * * The Red Cross took over, and the amateur rescue squads re laxed. Some of them were sent home to rest while the others put themselves under the com mand of the efficient director. What few homes were left in the town were over-flowing with ref ugees, and soon tents began to appear in the meadows outside the town, and small cook fires began to lift their blue smoke into the air. Mark, Cathy and Elaine looked over the scene, and Mark looked down at the exhausted girls and said briskly, “What you two need and are going to have is good hot baths and about twelve hours’ sleep. Let’s get going!” (To Be Continued) R. H. Burns Talks To Waccamaw Lions LAKE WACCAMAW, Dec. 19 —R. H. Burns, of Whiteville, made the address at the Wac camaw Lions Club on Monday. The program was in charge of Lion Edward Jenrette, who in troduced Lion Burns to the de light of the local club. Burns pointed out the danger in which the world is living today with un-declared war period. The blind committee brought their report of plans to remem ber 12 blind families at Christ mas time. The report was ap proved. Last night’s meeting was the final of this series of meetings at the Comet club. The next meeting, at 7 p.m. Monday January 5th, at the Goldston ho tel. Taken From Life | -- By H. A. STALLINGS Throughout Southeastern North Carolina you find today a rapidly increasing interest in processing plants for local ag ricultural crops and for all local materials. The reason is that the processing profits as well as the production profits should remain in this section. For that reason we have no ted in this column the steady success of the plant at White ville which processes wheat in to flour, the sweet potato pro cessing plants at Tabor City, and the processing plant at Bur gaw. We made a second visit today to the Pender Cold Storage and Freezer Locker Cooperative, Inc., at Burgaw, Lewis Blake is the manager. As the name im plies this is a cooperative of farmers and it now has around one hundred sixty members. It is not yet a year old having started operations January 13, 1947. We direct attention to the variety of services this process ing plant has performed since opening and during its first year. First, it has handled around five thousand turkeys and now has on hand about two thou sand. The turkeys are brought to the plant dressed and there they are wrapped in cellophane paper, frozen, placed in cartons, and shipped in refrigeration trucks. As all housewives know, in small families there is a de mand for small turkeys because a small turkey is all a small family needs at one time. The United States Department of Agriculture has developed at its Belksville - White experiment station in Maryland a small tur key. The hen averages from five to seven pounds and the tom from seven to twelve pounds. So far the Burgaw plant has received about a hun dred of these small turkeys, all of them having been sent in by the Triangle Poultry Company of Wallace. It was at the Burgaw plant, you will remember that the idea of turkey steaks originated, with Lewis Blake one of the originators. The turkey steak is an idea solely for cull turkeys that are not marketable other wise. If the market absorbs all the turkeys no animals are made into steaks. Mr. Blake stated that all of the turkey steaks there had been market ed. Whether or not any more will be prepared, depends on whether any turkeys are left over after meeting the market ing demands. We noted in the press dispatches this week that a farm organization at Vidalia, Georgia, has adopted the idea of Blake and is now marketing turkey steaks. As you see im mediately. the small turkey now on the market is a com petitor of the turkey steak, both being in amounts suitable for a sm§*ll family. Second, the Burgaw plant al ready has marketed twelve and a half tons of blueberries. These are packed in thirty-five pound cans, frozen, and marketed to pie making firms. Third, the Burgaw plant has installed three hundred sixty freezer lockers and every one of these is rented on an annual basis. In addition there is no’,f a waiting list of about forty peo ple desiring lockers. Fourth, the Burgaw plant has around thirty thousand pounds of pork for market. The impor tant thing to be noted about this is that ninety-five per cent of this came from small farms, averaging not more than three animals for this prupose. It evidences that commercial live stock production has reached a large number of small farms, and it raises the probability tnat these farms will seek to increase their livestock produc tion the coming year. Fifth, the Burgaw plant is now laying the foundation for a plucking plant for chickens and for a smokehouse where meat can be smoked and cured. Sixth, the Burgaw plant has handled and marketed various crop surpluses, not mentioned above for many of its members, these surpluses being as yet small for the individual farm. Under its rules the Burgaw plant can devote fifty per cent of its business or capacity to non-members. No one can pre dict safely, but the likihood is that a non-member who has profited by services of this co operative plant will later apply for membership. One conclusion is sound, even though the plant is not yet a year old. It is a strong influence in bringing about a wiser farm diversification n Pender counyt diversification in Pender county and in this section. ST. PAULCHURCH TO GIVE PROGRAM Christmas Music To Be Featured Event Of Sun day Service TABOR CITY, Dec. 19.—The choir of St. Paul Methodist church will present a musical program Sunday night, Decem ber 21, at 7:30 o’clock under the direction of Mrs. Lula Cox. The program will include anthems, solos and Christmas carols sung by the choir and congregation. Featured on the program will be the Junior Glee club of the Elementary school under the direction of Mrs. J. C. Bethea, with Miss Monteen Win stead as accompaniest. The Glee club will sing four numbers, “It Came Upon the Midnight Clear,” “I Heard the Bells on the Shepherds,” and “Sleep Christmas Day,” “The Carol of Holy Child,” the English ar rangement of an old French Noel. Other numbers are: Prelude; opening sentence—choir; “Joy to the World” and a “Christ mas Legend” by the choir; “There’s a Beautiful Song in the Air,” “How Beautiful Upon the Mountains;” Scripture—Rev. H. F. Surratt; “Silent Night,” de scant arrangement; “The Prince of Peace” (Lorenz); “The Birth day of a King,” (Neidlinger); “O Little Town of Bethlehem,” “Peace on Earth, Good Will to Men,” “Oh Holy Night,” “The First Noel;” Benediction. McKENNEY ON BRIDGE Six Clubs Makes, But 3 N. T. Is Off AQ953 V 6 ♦ Q862 + Q J63 Mrs.GtnteIl A J864 V J932 ♦ 10 9 5 + 82 A A K 10 7 i V A4 ♦ A K 3 + K 1054 ' Tournament—Neither vul. s , South West North East 1 + IV 2 + Pass 3 A Pass 4 A Pass 5 V Pass 5 A Pass 5 N. T. Pass 6 + Pass Opening—V 8 20 By WILLIAM E. McKINNEY America’s Card Authority Written For NEA Service Some of the most exciting rub ber bridge games in the country are those at the New York Bridge Whist club, according to Life Master Harry Feinberg, formerly of Cleveland and now in charge of the club’s card room. Harry says they take their bridge very seriously, and the cards go right along with them to make it a serious game. Today’s hand came up m a duplicate game recently held at the club. At several tables South made three no trump. At one table four no trump was made, at another three no trump went aowil Oll'i. OlA W da Jiiauc and six sapdes also was de feated. At one table Prof. Ernest Zerner arrived at six clubs with the bidding shown, and that was the only contract on this hand that could not be defeated. Following is the play used by Mrs. Sylvester Gintell to defeat three no trump. Declarer won the opening heart lead with the ace and laid down the ace of spades. West played the deuce, dummy the three and Mrs. Gin tell (East) played the eight-spot. Declarer reasoned that if the spade break was a bad one, he would find the spades in the West hand, so he cashed his other high spade and went down to defeat. Six spades also was defeated with nice play. Declarer won the opening heart lead and ruffed a heart in dummy, then took two rounds of trumps and led a club. If West had made the mistake of cashing the ace then, there would have been nothing to the hand. 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TOO* / Oh-h? ftHAT CHANGES THE CEULE,, EH BABE/ MISS BYRD NAMED HI SCHOOL QUEEN Coronation Final Event Of Talent Contest At Chadbourn CHADBOURN, Dec. 19— Miss Marqueen Byrd, popular young lady of the Chadbourn high student body, was crowned “Miss Chadbourn High School” on Friday evening, December 12th. The coronation was the final event of a high school talent contest among the student group, which was sponsored by the Junior class of the local school. Her crowning was the feature of the evening, at which time prizes were awarded to various groups and individuals for best talented presentations. Among the individuals, Judith Thomp son was given first prize for her humorous reading, “You Can Slap My Mouth.” The eighth grade won the group first award with a timely Christmas panto mine. Miss Byrd is popular in the local school, an attractive bru nette, is 16 years old, and a junior. She is well known in Colum bus basketball circles, having played a solid game at guard position for the past two sea sons as a member of the Chad bourn High Lady Panthers. Last season she was picked as one of the guards on Jiggs Powers’ All-Columbus Basket ball team. At present she is playing a forward spot for the Panthers and bids fair to make the switch from a defensive post to an offensive position a successful one. The choice . of the comely miss for school queen was a very popular and an unanimous one. About 96 per cent of the physi cians in the United States are men. WATCHES AND FINE JEWELRY You Can Select Your CHRISTMAS CIFTS Now And Pay Later! No Carrying: Charge No Interest Added 7 NORTH FRONT STRICT REED’S For Diamonds ™ Park Church ChoirPkusCantafe The choir 0f m, . Baptist ch . Christmas . s Bethlehem.'7 -. ’ T Stairs. Sun o’clock in 7 » The choi j< , tion of M. C' c the occasi Lee. The Rev. G. r tor. has extern tation to evt r-. tend. 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