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   Robesonian (Newspaper) - February 23, 1949, Lumberton, North Carolina                                yTj 7 r f f i T T TTT WEATHER filr aitf MMiter IwUfkt toy Hick yesterday Lew Utfc tM VOL LXX1XNO 26SVoK 10No 52 PUBLISHED DAILY EXCEPT SATURDAY and SUNDAY LUMBERTON N G WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 231949 Served By Icased Wire Of Associated Press MlinWpr POPE DENOUNCES MINDSZENTYS IMPRISONMENT iTiuiucici Ill Mardi Gras Crowded City ESTABLISHED 1870 11 A COUNTRY GOD and TKUTH ElUH 1 PAGES PriccS Cents Police Hunt Broad Shouldered Drinking Friend Of Victim j NewOrleans Feb lice hunted through a city hied with thousands of Mardi Gras visitors today for a vicious strang ler who killed a Virginia millionj airc in his French Quarter hotel room A bellhop found the nude body of James A Mahoney 55 of Bris tol on the VirginiaTennessee bor der after a request that he be awakened early yesterday mornj ing The wealthy victim had been brutally beaten on the face and head A bloodsoaked towel was knotted tightly around his broken neck The slaying must have been done by a strong man said As sistant Coroner Philip Montelepre No woman could have done it Acting Detective Chief John J Jackson said police are seeking for questioning a man described by an informer as about six feet with gray hair ruddy complexj IIlift ion and unusually broad shoul IjlVCIl 1 U ders He said the informer told of seeing Mahoney and the stocky stranger drinking together iri the i Montcleone hotel cocktail lounge Cirolim Stale College Jackson added thai the time j been for the es Avas about Iwo hours before tablisliment of a textile library stiraated time of death at Announcement of the gift made lerdav day early by the Burlington foundation was i made here last night at a mcet ri e millionaire s wallet is miss ing of the Norlh Carolina Textile my and police had a report from j Foundation Inc a photographic supply store clerk I that Mahoney had thumbed i through a wad of and SI 0 I that bills in making thdt Pope Pius XII lett aims oulstrclcl 1 addresses mure than a quaiUr of a milliun people gathered before Si Peters Basi lica in Rome in a mass demonstration teainst thetrial and imprisonment of Josef Cardinal Pontiff Uir to liic in prison a icliffir OHS pcrsccuticir1 anJ called the Hungarian JETOY totiilitaritn and in iicluious AP via radio from Koine i Truman Speaks Plainly Ired At AAA m r t JLV i A 1 ihc safest Start A Library Iutiticism 01 His Military Aide f aie Drew Pearson Not Mentioned But 11 eld i CauseOf Sharp Talk r Feb Raleigh Feb 1 ics f Ilis hudpci sonal and blunt notice today Irom tition on highway jobs is picking President Truman that no SOB Road Deaths Dropped In 48 12Pei Robesoii County Was Eighth In Total Of State Traffic Deaths Edkigh Reb Dei ol Motor Vehicles re toddv that 734 persons lost lues on North Carolinas and highways in 1948 I A decrease of 12 per cnt m fatalities over the 836 kill tlic preceding year j f The department said that 7490 sons were injured in 1621U jffic accidents last vear com Senate Committee Votes To Halve Scotts1 Rural Road Program JRaleigh Feb Sen ate roads committee voted today lo cut Governor Scotts rural road program in half The committee adopted i mcnts proposed by a subcommit i lee under which t 6100000000 Jftaicd xvnh 6024 injured in 12 bond issuc ruril wwld 1311 tuffic accidents in 1947 j bc submitted to the people instead jtjChuilolte led all cities in the S200000000 as siskcd by liic jUlities with 14 killed governor 1 was second with Before reportint the bond had 7 WinstonSalem 6 jbill favorably the committee and Burlington Greensboro and j adopted another amendment to Hcndeison four each make a proposed onecent increase i Satuiday was themost danj in Ihe gasoline taxcontingent upon jgeious da of the week for tra approval of the bond issue by the with 3382 of i people them Sunday was Won la Abolish Inspection second most dangerous while j The committee then gave a favi jorablereport to i measure which would abolish the slates program i of motor as passed i overwhelmingly by the house last Scott Asks Bodies Allow Held By Czechs of 1178 defective vc inspection involved in a of 1948s j vchicf Thif bil1 wi Bids Pour In On State Hi way Jobs total hjcles were aJudents and 35 of Ihcm were imohed in fatal accidents Bad brakes weie the most widely re defecl n 1947 a total of 58 defec vchicles were involved in fa accidents r of accidents occur idci on straight level dry roads M E Campbell of State up says the State Highway CpmI is going to influence his appoint eaV eaher the report said school reported 400 room n making a purchase Monj last year gave the college gifts Thc commission received 52 Police however found SiInline siSPonri j bids yesterday on 11 new project mcnts Pr 014 members The house roads committee meanwhile its blessing to i measure which would allocate to1 Ihe cities proceeds from one cent I of the sixcent gasoline lax The i cilics would have aboul j a year to divide between them if this measure is passed Election June 28 The Senate committee ilsoj Clarence IHII of Jackson Miss is one of f S soldiers held kia since rarly Coccmbcr two enlist ctl mvn amws Ocrmait border where they were arrested and cliarircd with beinc on a mission f AT in travelers checks in totaling the He singled out jby funds donated 3r foundation md Company man deliver that startling pro i nouncenicnt in an earthy matter The bachelor millionaire who Company Inc won a prize as a wrifpr n i average of 125 per job Thats the highest average in tvo yea rs T i i it i i i i u winner nouuiiiii iviaj Low bids on Ihe porjecte which H vouchan his mililaiy f Stevens 1Jlclude 49 miles of work in 10 Eighty one Of j adopted amendments which would olved in fatal sct known for been drinking cinr cxlft each j which would specifv the 5 kocounty was highest in fa amount of the rived hor Writert f David Clark of Charlotte the nvca nere bunday He was sche dulcd to leave yesterday for Yu catan Mexico End Hearings On Labor Legislation Washington Feb lic hearings which the Senate la foundations at the present time State College hasthe best textile m Thisis niainly due lo the furtds contributed from the counties totaled Oratorical Contest fToniglit At 8 were adopted without opposition Senator J C Pittman of Choose District Nurse Candidate At Meeting Here Kobeson Eighth Thc diners were brought to Mecklenburg Guilford andisaid hc clici the pcoI Miss Eunice Elmorc of ClintOn dangerous sharp attention as Mr Truman Cumbei land were nexl with 28 Plc ot North Carolina will 1 Goverrior Addresses Joint Session After Referendum Hearings Are Completed Raleigh Feb Scott urged the General Assem bly today xvith all the earnestness I possess to allow a statewide j qlection on the liquor issue The governor who addressed i i joint legislative session at the cd of a week which has seen cuy i forces argue to a legislative com mittee for a liquor referendum and wet spokesmen argue against it recommended thatthelawmak ers pass a referendum measure such as the me proposed by Rep L A jtfartin of Davidson The governor said the Muitiu hieasure would thti people to decide between the lota pro hibition of whiskey j ent plan of legislative control uii der which local option is permitt ed Scott said he had pledged my self to do all that I could it elected governor to insure a referendum The question of bow any citi zen would vote n the election ir not pertinent to debate on matter Scott continued Tn referendum ft self i the Usuc Ours is a form f government but the people aie j sovereign f I would not say that tin cloctin j should be held whenever a small segment of the people manifest discontent with i law or a policy of the government But I do say j when the demand for refcrendim j becomes strong enough to raisc n j honest and reasonable doubt as j the will of the people that to dcnv an election is to subject oin democratic form if government tr contempt that is both unjust and j parted from his homey neighboi 1947 Mecklenburg had i satisfied if they are not given a School of Nursing in Fayelteville ly stjlc and turned to Gwlford 19 and Cumchance to vote on a J was selected as in n Senator LTH Founmin of ifdycn Highsmith Hospital The joint commilte on proposi tions and grievances which lisl week heard the appeals of dry Suidenl Nurse f A reminder is upplement school ora i W J Carter of Greensboro and I other present officers of Ihe foun dation Ioyi1 to m military aide Jcompared with 32 bor committee has hokima on the Truman labor bill m jinx today if ter a month tftonriy sdssion Still on Hhddocktlljis the ex plosive issueof how to avert strikes which endanger the na tional health and Todav was thelast scheduled day for jTriStatc Medical Association r Dealings the Carolinas and Virsmia Thc committee is concerner j will take office next year Dr Russel Buxton of Newpoi t by tl Lumberton urn tonight Wednesday j cause any of Ihosc oclock The public discharged by me invited nleck statement over At least five contestants wjn jthe paper he has gol another think j compete for the title oi Robesoa i counly winner slates Supt B E i r Movc Them t Lohr of the city schools The Jvsti No commentator or Ifl prize is a savings bond second i ames members of my cub1 a bond The winner will comjinct or m staff I name them Dr K B Davis of Greensboro in a district contesl inMarch j myself and when it is time for C is presidentelect of tio them to bc moved on I do the Heads Medics Of The Carolinas se people to be i Robeson and Rowan each had 19 ithe rural People who feel they arc I BakerThompson by somesmart Hatalities during 1943 anci pocjj being discriminated against of Nursing Lum ver the air or injingham and Gaston 18 each i Economy Safety Chief nddrcss o Va Feb particularly with how to prevent such strikes in the coal indusry It got the views officials late one back for cross examination to day The itness returning his i Indian School To Meet Morgan ton Feb 5100000000 was as much in the coal jndusMy News Va yesterday was elevnVr T iew of two industry to the presidency tosucceed Drc will yesteroay and called j N Wyatt of Greenville S C i nea else Thc official transcript of Trumans offthecuff talk reJ vnT Baptistchurch is scheduled and safety j leased later by the white house tonighl lo act upon whole I islation for jTsTatcfwiae dum gave the floor to terday 4 Arffue Airaiiuii tj About 2000 advocates pf her Hospital School j states county option system of umbcrton jconlrollccl liquor sales turned ur of the evening was j and argued igainsl submission of made by James H Chirk of EDizi the question on i statewide roads abcthtown chtiirman of the North j Because of the size of the crowd i Carolina Medical commission j the committee had to move tlio who spoke on The Future of I hearing from the hall of the house Nursing in North Carolina1 Miss i to Raleighs Memorial auditorium C Margaiet Johnson of Fayeltc Just as it had to do last week vote on a bond issue if it should of the 7th district j when some 300 drys gathered for be desirable He said he thought N C State Nurses associj their hearing ation presided Welcome Was ex Said Senator O L Richardson i of Union chairman of the subcommittec I am unwilling to tie up in j bond issue all the i right of succeeding generations to Mr congregational conference of Cal could be expended with economy 1 tended by Attorney I M Biggs with response by Miss Mary The Indian Schoolmates rh omitled any reference to the term restgnatjons 1 meet lit Green Grove school The Rev Elbert F Hardin was Joseph E Moody presideni oi j thlce stales The associations rule is to ro tate the presidency between the i Reynolds will speak on the School Mr Truman used only near McDonald Thursday night at i tne iriitials without spelling out nounced his resignation to a filled 30 when Counly D iwnat sland for church Sunday morning Just Mr Truman milcs to the Southern Coal Producers sociation Moody already his told Mic iommittee that the nalion mnv i previously he had called tonights congregational session After the Bond Issue and an open forum tne ArmyNavy country club ensiiing wiUbe conducted by C A Arlington Vn to join othcr speak pastors announcement chairman i chairman of the Robeson Couni v Bound Over On Of After hearing sfni to Hemy Vano of Sampsuc chairman of the Quinn ofPinehurst dislricl vicej said action on an alldry or all president Rev J H Bonncr Jr l wet referendum bill would tnt rector of Trinity Episcopal church come until after the Governor give the invocation A studenl choral group from Rep Shelley B Caveness of BakerThompson under direction Guilford thehouse chairman of Mrs R S Davis rendered know vhcn his group illlll vcll llllllfl tlHI fdce nolher coal si ke Dl Furnvm Wallace c i Sparian Ihc safeguards in the TaftHart i barg vicepresident for SouJi ley law are continued Carolina Other officers for the 3ear include Dr W T Harris of Troy viceI Board of Commissioners AH are president for North Carolina iul urged to he prcscnl Governor Barnes leacher in tlic Pembroke gradedschool is president Supper will be served by WaiiAmyrillis and Little Shepherd j would act on legislation before Elections the associa lOlh JLXtendeCt 1 rip lion coneludeci i scmi Lumberlon is only jibout 11 j Lcntennial meetin Jicre yesier day miles from ou the way But for 3 Luniberton returning from Golden Glove boxing nvdtches in Crnrlotij ihe other night it was way over 200 milcs George Knudsoi back after tho boxing matches in which several Lunherlon bvs were entered Hc pad two passen gers Frank McNeill ovncr ol the cur and Hurry Gwin It was lonfj past midnight and both these men were asleep Mr Knudson been in ihe1 parls since he WH but had not driven lo Charlollc beforeHe to Hamlet ond made a right tnrn vhcre the highway tuns left menl of Green Grove school which Mrs Lucille Lowry teacher i Ihe two Canaicniles lor trie clis iituui UMJ ge E McA trict title were Judged on aptitude j blem rightly is a county one and r 41yeari for mirsiiiK sjwrit of service perj attacked charges that tluy Iriren held sonalily personal appearance I were denied the righ to over mrl Jraclprshin I CoUlltyoplion the COmiJtif Charge Church Influence Object Of Communist Iron Curtain Plot j Geneva Feb Churchmen here who have hud throllling of church direct contact and correspondence i fluence in the Iron Curtain counjwilh Easlern Europes religious tries is moving with the precision i leaders say ihe campaign follows of a timetable Western church j these rigid rules officials here today said Outlive Persecution J Charlotte Feb ers inpraise of Vaughan Car firittain of the Boardof Deaison Sweetpca Stover Chrlotlc Boyr A prog mm of music was i would lei Ihcslate vote on Ihs MajGen Edward F Whitcscll fhc congregalion hc had lruck drive accused of slayinw i i rendered by Mrs R A Mcjirtyrc 1 Question of continuing county the Armv cen authorized to offer the mother was bound i violinist and Mrs J A Martin pii or dTng up the whole over to Mecklenburg superior ariist Speakers before the court today j tuo eandidales for the yesterday declared the liquor uro Policc Court Judge Currie ordered Stover old father of six children held sonalily personal appearance without bond after Stover waived i scholastic stmdng and leadership Countyoption the preliminary on a murder j a tvvommutc talk wastoldis more democratir 1eb 23 UP I fog charge in the death of Mrs Mary Flmore sjwke on The Advantages than a stalewide referendum slcady lo slightly slronecr Woolen jsrurjjiug Career and Miss witnesses agreed thai Mrs Woolen mother of an 1UI Riddle on The Nurses Part in1 cmbnssy the night the medal was t shot down on Community presented taking down the name ldrktwnLumberton and Warsaw busy street corner here yesterday i IVcwrtts Gift j of those uttcndin allcr refusing Slovcrs request to j Miss Johnson presented the win THUMAN VACATIONS Afterward Pearson Sfiid that Raleigh Feb 23 wilh said er i of from the district j Washington Feb Arrested a few minutes nflcr j association Miss Elmore will now j ident TrunKii will fly to Key the slaying Stover told officers he compete in Uie third annual slateI West Fla March 6 lor a two remembered very liaic of the j wide contest to be held it Mej weeks vacation shooting saying I loved her bethnorial auditorium in Raleigh on j Thc White House announced TIP ter than 1 love anything i Myrch at 8 p m I plans today It also scid that Adjutant General of said the miHtary aides job ntJons of 12 of the15member difficult md not all parades ward of deacons No reason was HK balls Drew Pearsons and ivcn for lne resignations rade home economics Pearson Criticized Pearson radio cormnenlalor jnd columnisthas criticized Vaughan for accepting i decoration from President Peron of Argentina Tinc t rinK v i He stoodoutride Ihc Argentine 3l and j Icssness has declined in counties I which have ABC liquor sales Some churchmen who have maintained contacts in Eastern Europesay the whole pntlcrn is so carefully vplanned and tmiioHJ A ii cculed ii appears lo have been die ter figuring nis way blocks he saw sign again and hour or so laier lie woke up he olher men Do you know where Peachltmd is he asked Sure Thais IP near Char lotte Well thats where are That morning Mr Knidson ws at work extra early He goi his j he ciuntMUi Cardinal Mmdszenty of Hungary land Ihe forthcoming trial of 15 1 ChurchesEire not persecuted openly is in the early days of the Russian Revo I u I ion 7 while this country is spending bil Id broilers steady at 27 eggs lions abroad to help democracy steady A large 43 and while President Truman has spoken thousands of words about saving Democracy his military aide partly nullified this and accepting a high decoration from a militarv dicta 1 lor who has ridiculed all the things in causmy buying j m South Carolina Georgjs Chicago Feb opened firm on the boari of trade today Corn led the advance Ear Iy firirnness in other markets had gethcr Officers quoted him as saying j The report of tho judges was he and Mrs Woolen had lived given by Mrs Paul MfCain of man md wife here and Southern uid that Truman talks aboul Columnist Replies Wisconsin while in Florida Mr Truman will go lo Winter Park March 8 to judges receive an honorary degree from l Rollins college He will speak Continued on Page Four j briefly and informally Pines Other 2 Jnnuerftrc of tne church on j public life must bc eliminated the taled by a ccnlral authority posi church must bc brought under j siblc the Cominform Communist j government control Inlernalional Informalion bureau 3 Any They say the whole structure or State Funds For Health Endorsed By Municipal Group r Truman is trying to dis thc right of fair comment Expanded service by the state of all schoolchildren Much of lilies A road running I church tern Communist i Sec Broad Plan The life sentencing of f i n n J sleep the next night g by i church leaders on civil or I charges 4 The backbone of Ihc church Josef j must be broken eilher by si it from Ihe stale and toohas another The men he has think health departmenl was endorsed n his by Ihe Robeson Counly Municipal Ihc added cost it is believed would bc offset by savings in hos of patients whose ill through Drive Carefully 6 DAYS Since a Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident in Robeson County Careful DHvinr Will Keep This UP Total Fatalities This Year 6 KILLED Cmrefal Driving Will OO1VBT staff are his though i association Monday night in a the taxpayers have lo foot the meeting at Freddies SupperClub j ness is detected at an early stage bill near Lumber Bridge But when his members A motion offered by Mayor H P accept medals from a military i of Lumbcrlon and unanim tnp Protestant leaders of Bulgaria are sidy and thus freeing the people of jonly the headline developments in j responsibility for supporting the i sh Ithis burrowing into the founda church or by seizure of church tions of established religious life properties through land 1 according to these informants thus depriving the church of revJ BIBLE PICTURE AT i Churchmen in this International j enucs 4 CHURCH dictator whose principles ihis jously approved by the municipal government has denounced Ihen i officers requesled Ihe Robeson business and i county legislators to support ad jvanlage point say hundreds of j 5 A suitable church or group The Life of Christ will be ilfunds j church officials and pastors arc jor churches must bemade the tool i by a film cither in prison or living in en forced retirement Christian schools are being forced under state sponsorship NonMarxist i youth movements are being dis solved relationships with foreign churches or religious organizations broken abruptly of the government Christian church tonight at I year ditional state aid to counties in carrying out preventive medical work The state appropriation for this purpose now is sup federal and The increase prof at ihc First I thestate amounts to a In Reverse Order The health proposal also drew endorsement from a school man Mayor C E Morrison of Rowland who pointed oul lhal the stales program appeared to be in reverse order million for roads and million for schools for ex ceeding public health funds Endorsing the proposal lo allo counly I cate one cent of Ihe states cent gasoline lax to 6 All contacts with the West according to announcement by the Object of the program would be must be cut Roman Catholics are pastor Rev E B Quick The to add personnel to the county regarded as particularly dangerous views are taken from paintings by health departments enabling each because of Romes international I Harold Copping emphasizing the j county to give more frequent influence and Protestants also to public ministry of Christ states healtlvexaminations In Robeson the extent that they maintain coni Rev Mr Quick The public is j county at present 5 to 6 years is J iif 1V IAM t n rJi l t 1 j i tacts With Western churches i cordially invited ties Mr Morrison said he could nt conceive of anything more un fair than raising hte gas tax on build rural roads only wilhoul aiding towns Approximately half thegasoline sold is estimated to be used by city and town dwel lers who pay paving assessments required to complete examination j on slreets in their own cpmmun miies of farm land may bc paved without extra cost to tlie farmer whose properly is improved by it he pointed out Favors School Bonds As a school man Mr Morrison called aUenlion lo Ihe bond election for conslruclion of Robeson county schools and de the present limit he pointed out firemen answering a distress call from another town would receive no compensation for injuries re ceived more than 12 miles from their home town The Lumberton chief said he was authorised to answer emergency calls from bther nearby towns but asked that such calls be made only by the fire clarecl thai he could see no way chief mayor or any commissioner out of the school predicament un less we support the countywide bond issue Tn per capital expenditure for schools he reminded North Car olina is 44lh among Ihe 48 states and Robeson is 99th among the 100 N C counties Would Extend Limit On recommendation by Fire Chief Ed J Glover of Lumberton a guest at the meeting the asso ciation endorsed a proposal calling for extension of the 12mile limit on firemens compensation Under of the town endangered by fire Mr Glover expressed the opin ion that the Robeson Municipal association is doing more for Ihe toivns of this county than any olher organization and said he hoped to see similar organizations in other counties Mayor E H Alexander of Red Springs chairman of the associ ation presided He reviewed the recent action taken by ita execu tive committee in appearing before Continued on Page Four   

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