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Statesville Daily Record (Newspaper) - August 26, 1950, Statesville, North Carolina LOCAL MARKETS No change No Change Published in the Heart of the Dairying and Industrial Centers of Piedmont North Carolina STATESVILLE DAILY RECORD MEMBER Today's Frets RUB Vol 19 No 199 Statesville N C Saturday August 26 1950 Dial 5251 For All Departments a mascot brings luck then Hi ese twins should bring a double portion to state 01 fie Confederacy convention meeting here They are Bea and Trudy Beln Summers oj daughters of Ms and Mrs Odis Bennett Summers of Raleigh and granddaughters of of Mrs M L Kannapolis While here they are staying with Mr and Mrs James on West End avenue DOWN IN IREDELL local and cnant on the side has just re- irom a successful tion lo Crusoe s Island in ern North Carolina where he captured about 20 reptiles Mr was ly pleased uith his haul time because it included three moccasins and one oi is giving birth to some Mr Woodwaid on this pleasure jaunt was Bob Dorward oi Lake a student at Carolina Slate college believe this is the most sue hunt have had in this particular region Mr ward announced today as ht deftly side stepped a swipe from one oi the It takes all kinds oi people STATESVILLE Brenda Diane and Shelby impatiently waiting ior and Robert Neil TOMLIN a good book Lucy CHURCH Lee BOGGS ball game C Bruce REAVIS preparing to sing a solo D II LAZENBY recovering woman's hat Tom leading kids into tree Dorothy WOODS on to church R C SAPS donating ice cream LIGHTS Statesville Lions next week will put the finishing touches on the four tennis courts located at the high school dium adding lights According to Gordon Wlson of the Lions poles are to be put in next week and delivery of the is expected some time ing the week We know its Mr son said but maybe the lights will help out some If we have as many at night as there have been during the day we'll quite a crowd LATCH STRING OUT We to be among the first to congratulate Stale GOP man James M Baley Jr and his committee ior their decision to locate state Republican quarters in Statesville We go that far as a citizen As a newspaper we to go a little farther and assure Mr and other representatives oi the Republican parly that we shall lend them tion m presenting their case to the public And we wish them the besi of luck not only Down In dell but throughout the stale as a whole for while generally would the Democrats lo win we ever like lo see them win in a walk We believe one oi Df io be that he can be bumped at the polls any time he fails lo aquit himself either as a man or a lic official Statesville is a natural for state Republican headquarters Although itself is thing oi a political Sahara so far as the Republicans are ed it is pretty much in the geo- graphic center oi GOP strength to the north west and south Nevertheless having slate headquarters here will tend io strengthen local Republicans in their fall campaign And what with a war going on prices going up and people being upset jou can never tell what may happen North Partly cloudy and warm today and tonight Scattered afternoon showers except considerable cloudiness with occasional ers over west portion today and tonight Local high yesterday 85 low this morning 65 inch Children End Meeting Today Election of officers this after- 1 noon will conclude a two-day con- vention of the North Carolina I Children of acy being held in Statesville This more than 100 delegates held a business session at First Presbyterian church The opened last night with a banquet and dance at the Vance hotel Gus Travis of The Charlotte Observer delivered a humorous address at the banquet At today's meeting City ager C L Lineback brought greetings from the city and sed the importance of the age which the UDC and the ren of the Confederacy represent Miss Sara Dewey Hunt of Goldsboro the president is pre- siding at meeting A REDS ENCIRCLED Statesville New GOP Capital SHIPS AND ELSEWHERE ed In Wreck Fatally Injured Lose Lives 500 Are Saved Following Crash Freighter Rams Hospital Ship SAN FRANCISCO Aug least 18 sons died and 500 were cued when the navy hospital ship Benevolence collided with a freighter in the foggy seas off Golden Gate the navy announced today Coast guard vessels stood guard today over the submerged hulk of the Benevolence which sank in 20 minutes after the collision j late yesterday The navy said 500 survivors wece plucked from the biting cold waters of the Pacific ocean and brought lo shore Some were afloat as long as two hours The accident occurred when the freighter Marv Luckenbach ed into the Benevolence during a heavy The prow knifed into the hospital ship's thin hull ripping it open and bowling it over In announcing a list of the dead and who survived the said it believed 518 persons were aboard the Benevolence and thai all the survivors have been counted for aboard i Stm Fred Foster 22 of Kannapolis was killed and fnc other persons were injured late in a between here ind Point died in 1 hospital three hours after the accident red as injured werr Kay 22 and Pole Fox botn of Joseph Alex of Negro an wo nan and A Williams 7 was fatally injured yesterday when he wai struck in a co truck and his father suffered minor injuries a few minutes later a collision which red as he was taking his son to a hospital The father Raymond Williams was in a car collision in downtown Ion Voters Decide Rival Wisconsin will rival ai a Male Gov Scot I 200 of of Farm Si di M i the point iid tlie Demand Strong U iV be 11 of in counties ballot on whether outlaw salr of berr and wine and in will cidr to beer es m their three pi on 2 JH Dunn on v ill he be fid 1 nn oilier tion Preserve Democracy Farmer Sen Ijam B d North lo dn about n well on tlir 11 K nut i i hold lo strong UK end of ihs On border belt for a of srarl i ijo -1 lo mi Thursday but a few scattered de- clines of and were observed This is annual ion of and the second to be held in Statesville Picnic Is Held By Home Clubs While rain pelted down on a tin roof at the Iredell fairgrounds last night several hundred persons en- joyed a Family Night picnic sored by county home tion clubs The scene inside the building wa in sharp contrast to wetness outside Long tables were piled high with ham biscuits chicken sandwiches pickles cake ice cream tea and other The big crowd which ed the wel weather to attend was well repaid for its trouble Rev W L Mitchell pastor of New Sterling ARP church invocation and spoke briefly on the need for peace in the world There is no peace he said out side Jesus Christ and His church Following the picnic the group moved lo fairgrounds arena for group singing and a talk bv Mrs Grimsley family life consultant with the college extension service Usually each club holds a Family picnic in but this year the members decided to so in lo gel her and have a affair The Mooresville Ice Cream com pany donated ice cream Ior the occasion Jones To Attend Council Meeting S P Jones will attend nod's Mens Council of church at San lord 27 al 2 p.m Mr is Ihr of Jhc mm of Ihr Concord of Rowin Alexander Furko and part Thf K Ior f rd f inn IDT Afar of more of the nan in Tin t The conn il is in linn thr of Barbecue Tonight At Rocky Creek Inc Hi picnic and e sailors and marines back from the Korean war front Fifteen navy nurses were aboard One died as she was picked up by a rescue vessel She was one of 10 roped to a raft by a courageous ship's of- ficer The girls sang and prayed as they floated on the open sea Throughout night navy guard and army vessels roamed far out to sea and close inshore for bodies or survivors Their big searchlights barely dented the pea-soup fog hanging over the area and they had lo proceed slowly lo avoid further collisions The skipper of the volence Capt Barton E Bacon charged in a statement from his hospital bed that the Luckenbach was traveling at high speed But the lookout responded lhat he the hospital ship steaming at about 18 knots seconds before the collision The lookout who declined to be ed said the freighter was ing al only seven or eight miles Union Grove Faculty Set Twenty-one teachers will he on hand when Union Grove school opens Thursday it was ed today by Ralph Sinclair cipal of the school The faculty with subjects or grades to be J E agriculture Mrs Km ma home Mrs Shuffler and typing Mrs Foda W math and history W F Daniels French and Shaver science Hex C Weisner and B Powell Freddie Wallace and Mrs F and Mrs Flora Mar Pharr Mrs Douclas Johnson and Ruth Luellyn mond Mrs Van Hoy Mrs Tommy and Mrs and FRANCIS P MATTHEWS Matthews Sees War For Peace BOSTON Aug 26 of Navy Francis P thews says the United Stales should be willing lo start a war if sary lo achieve a lasting peace The from the navy secretary is the first suggestion of such drastic action by a lop official in present lense situation It was promptly disavowed by the Slate as reflecting fc the statement oi Boston navy yard In a special speech prepared for the occasion he To have peace we should be willing and declare our intention to pay any price even the price of a war to compel lor peace Malt hews conceded lais would be a the traditional attitude of a democracy But he said such a policy is vital lo bring aboul the salvation of the free world Wilhout naming names navy secretary said only which do nol wanl peace would oppose such efforts lo smooth the present conflict into a quil world Driver le Being Sought Rev W F Mitchell pastor of New Sterling church ly escaped serious last night when his car was struck by a driver on Hickory way Patrolman C M Jones said an old model car the auto- mobile driven bv Hev Mr Mitchell causing about damage ever the car was slill in condition and the minister turned and gave to the car which hit him Farther down the highway he found the car where the man had slopped to check his own ages However while the minister went into a nearby house lo call police the man sot in car and fled Rev Mr was Iv injured in another automobile j accident months ell and Fov Williams Mr Carl Holland fust NC Polio Count Above Average AUE 26 UP count for now Mand 331 24 mrr average said OTI Hie I U the 35 lo re- main free if democracy is lo it made free here honn spoke at a fourth congressional district Democrats rally melon lu loi al the C V air August is 307 Jr lake at Turnersburg I er new August Program activities will begin at ported yesterday 6 o'clock m ith a Tne weic from traction An estimated 250 j 2 Buncombe Cumberland sons are expected to attend ie and Wake counties has nol fulh Draft Failures Laid To Assembly Dr A m nf Public said the general was blame for the 1 m- mental We the foi ior f school Krw m said hui no ippi ihu would IT- when Party To Open Its Headquarters Here For State Aggressive Fall Campaign Planned North Carolina cans will wage their fall campaign from ers in Statesville James M Balcy Jr state chairman announced today Baley revealed that headquarters for the 1950 campaign will be ed September 1 in the old city hall building on West Broad street where a suit of five offices have been leased P M ol Morganton will be in charge of the office when it opens As the campaign progresses a staff of eight to 10 will be employed Baley indicated that the decision to set up headquarters here was governed largely by the fact that is near the center ol Republican strength in North lina and accessible to a great number of party members 1 am heartened by encouraging reports concerning Republican throughout the man Baley said in his ment There is great tion among people with ued domination in the nation and in North Carolina Republicans intend to wage an aggressive campaign in North and offer to the electorate of this slate an acceptable alive lo present majority party We welcome the support of all zens who believe the time for a change is long due Welborn Rites Set For Sunday Mrs Allie Welborn 71 of Hamptonville route one died last night al p m at the more hospital near Dm ham She was widow of the late William Augustus and was born and raised in county Funeral sei vices will be held at St Paul Methodist church in Yadkin Sunday at 4 30 p m conducted by the pastor Rev P R Rayle Burial will be in the St Paul church cemetery The body will be taken to the home of her son Robert on route onr at p m today to remain there until the funeral hour She is survived by two ers and four sons Mrs T 0 Adams of Clear Water Fla Mrs Homer Love of Slanfield Robert and Waller of ville route one: Shei man born of Richmond Va and as of MI one brother 1 W of 1 ami two Mrs and i sa both of Winston Salem Rravis funeral m has charge of funeral ar- rangements Regular Services 1 L Hood ol ARP has and AT SEA Allied Troops Are Holding All Along River TOKYO Aug forces encircled some troops in the last river bridgehead today and prepared to starve them out At the same time allied troops gained up to a mile in counterattacks along the embattled northern front communist columns late yesterday and last night drove two more into the northern rim of the United Nations in of two miles northeast of Taegu and the other of to yards near the east coast Bui both had been checked by dawn today Field dispatches said five lo six North Korean divisions men al full were ing against the northern line stretching Irom the river in wesl to east On western front the U S 2nd division drew its noose around up lo communists trapped on easl bank of near 14 miles of Taegu United Press War Correspondent Jack Burby reported from the al p.m thai enemy was cut off from all escape The Americans dominate the communists narrow supply line across river he said and enemy no longer can gel food or ammunition nor retreat to the west bank lie said 2nd division was making no attempt lo eliminate the red troops jammed on isolated hilltops Instead he said they in- tend to try to starve them into surrender spokesman several days ago estimated that there were two communist 6.000 in the head But front reports insisted day there was only one under- regiment there totalling at most to men Farther north along the the 1st Cavalry division reported the enemy was digging in with his tanks and possibly self-propelled guns west of Taegu A division spokesman said the enemy may have abandoned for the present his attempts to force the there and has decided to erect a strong defense line against an eventual allied offensive On the south coast U S division troops counted 39 nist dead after beating off three more communist attempts to drive hem from bloody tain some 35 miles west of the tal American supply port of Pusan Railroad Seizure Averts Walkout j that regular will church a s m and al 11 am H has a1 Bon WASHINGTON Aug army prepared today to take over the nation's railroads under a seizure order issued by President Truman lo head off a crippling nationwide rail strike The army service will announce its plans for ating the roads later today The plan involved a paper seizure with railroad managements de- to continue normal alion Members of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen and the er of Railway Conductors who had threatened a nationwide out early Monday were ed lo work gladly for the Their strike threat caused Mr Truman to order army seizure of the roads It was his third road seizure edict since World War II He called the operation of the railroads essential to the national security and said he will Uke all steps necessary sure their continued operation The two unions which had been urging im- mediately postponed their indefinitely Mr Truman's action as a ory in their 17 wage dispute with the nation's railroads The President acted under a 1916 law which permits him to maintain transportation facilities in wartime Technically World War II has nol hern concluded The union's stuke post made it unnecessary for Mr man to get a court order Jo keep the trains running The strike had s1 occurred rail transportation and have done incalculable damas the Korean war effort The seizure order is effective at 5 p m EDT Sunday Mr Truman's order averted the strike but it did liltle lo resolve the basic be- tween trainmen the yardmen and carriers There was no indication thai would be resumed The unions are demanding a hour week with 48 hours pay for railroad yard workers They wanl changes in working rules which would mean pay for employes on trains A presidential fact-finding board approved the hour week Bui is proposed an wage increase and the unions say they need 31 cents to maintain their take home pay The board also turned down any pay boost for the men on the Simpson Is Held In Traffic Case police at rested Simpson Negro al about a m today after Highway C M- reported he left the of an accident in which another Negro was injured i was taken to H F Long hospital for treatment of injuries by extent of those in- juries was not learned Jones accident in which Hie tar carrying the two Negroes of I Barium on 21 According to both men ied and he neither had a driver's license is under 5300 bond Palestine Still Unsolved Problem la-1 m Hev H r TriniU in 1 hf an un out In We hope iba wr nvr of i chronic f Ft1 m the majority if these are the tests are those have a ni instances have attended schooi on- ly start time a as and lie told life as 1 the Jews seized lands formerly held by Arabs these people ed into Arab lv j now Arabs in Palestine Then there ate a Christians jn especially an and people lind little or Arabs and arc often in a state of Mr Kimhall the op boln and should be parti of held while maintain of most of old making for continuous to he said tbat so many refugees including lans have flocked into that that it is now times al size Mr on the of ihc moment He tailed on lo pinch hit when a It'll and no Palestine as Jus a Iflin hr A as m thai durms part of World War i and hand 1 with some of i HP history wilh a host of at hand tho bich of the led the lews out of bondage and led them into the premised land The meeting was held at St John's Lutheran with the v oi tht b M supper 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