Robesonian, June 2, 1949


June 02, 1949

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Robesonian (Newspaper) - June 2, 1949, Lumberton, North Carolina WEATHER Fair IIM nild this afteriwu and Friday Fair and tool tonic lit Higk jrfrtcrfey lew tkk Served By Leased Wire Of The Associated Press VOL 123 PUBLISHED DAILY SATURDAY and SUNDAY LUMBERTON N URSDAY JUNE 2 1949 Robeson County Voters Ballot Saturday On Proposed Bonds For Schools And Rural Roads Polls Open a in To 630 p m June 4 Strong Feeling Noted Robeson citizens will go to the 34 polling places in the county Saturday June 4 to join other voters throughout North Carolina in casting their ballots for or against the school and road bond issues At stake in this election is the sum of for a roadbuldng program and 000 for cbnstructon and improve ment of school buildings The polls will be open from a m to p m Saturday Members of the county board of elections with County Manager W D Reynolds and members of his staff carried ballots to the various registrars throughout Robeson yes terday E P Bond of Rowland is chairman of the board of elec tions Mrs Daisy S Meehan i secretary and J W Sellers is the third member Sentiment seems to be divided in the county regarding the two bond issues so that any predic tion of balloting results would appear to be merely a guess Strong feeling favoring the bonds is expressed and there seems also to be strong opposition though the latter is less open Sentiment may be shaping along political lines Cov W Kerr Scott is leading the fight for issuance and his sup porters in the 1948 election appear to be working to put forward his program for improved school buildings and secondaryroads Some citizens favor the school bonds and not the road bonds or vice versa Others oppose both To Robeson If the road bond issue carries in the slate Robeson county is slated to receive one of the are P to Jargesl allotments in North Car 8 7 Is it not a simple rule of law Chambers At Trial OfAlgcrHissOn Charge Of Perjury New York June 2 taker Chambers who claims Alger Hiss once aided a Soviet spy ring was recalled to the witness stand today to try to back up the gov ernments perjury charges against the former State department of ficial Just how far the court wilLper mit Chambers testimony to xarige into the field of espionage was in doubt As attorneys sparred yesterday over whether activities are rele vant to the perjury charge Fed eral Judge Samuel H Kaufman commented I have grave doubts as to the admissability of such testimony He said the question is one of the most important points in the ESTABLISH CD 1170 COUNTRY GOD and TRUTH EIGHT Five Cents Death Sentence Upheld Raleigh June Z The Sate Supreme court today up held the death sentence of a Robeson county Negro accused murderinf his estranged wife An a result of the opinion Janus Edward Lewis 26 will die by gas at Central prison hereon June 41 unless Gover nor Scott Intervenes The appeal in the case was not perfected but the court said it had examined the record and no error Lewis was convicted in Robe son Superior court last Septem ber His wife Jettie McMillan Lewis was shot to death at the home of an uncle near St Pauls iu May 1948 According to testimony at hij trial Lewis fired at her through a window entered the house shot her again and then took his shotgun and beat her case Submit Arguments Both the defense and prosecu tion said they would submit writ ten arguments on the subject It was Chambers story of a So viet spy network told to a Con gressional committee and later to a Federal grand jury here that led to the perjury charges against the 44yearold Hiss Hiss is of lying when he denied before the grand jury that he ever turned over State department secrets to Chambers who styles himself a former Com munist courier for the spy ring Assistant U S Attorney Thomas F Murphy contended that the al eged espionage and perjury olina This amount is set forth exactly in the road bond bill pass ed by the 1949 General assembly and represents what the General assembly determined to be a fair and equitable distribution based upon the formula m use by the State Highway and Public Works commission The Better Roads Plan calls for the paving oi 12000 miles of secondary roads and placing 35000 that if in proving one case other charges are inextricably up to unfortunate he asked Charge Hiss Was Red I assume from the tenor your arguments the judge said Senate Economy Bloc Silent On Veterans MMsure Washington June 2 Senators trying to get some steam behind an economy drive had lit tle to say today about a veterans pension bill overwhelmingly ap proved by the House Instead the senators applauded action of their appropriations committee in whacking off nearly cash from operating funds voted by the House for the state and justice departments The Senate expenditures com mittee too recalled budget bu reau officials for testimony on plans to lop off from one to more han three billion dollars from President Trumans spending plans By a 365 to 27 roll call vote the House quickly stamped approval yesterday on a pen sion to be given world war I and I veterans when they become 6j gars old Burget officials estimate thc pension measure which drafts nto written law present pension eguJations after liberalizing them require over he next 50 years Not On Senate List Senate Democratic Leader Lu as of Illinois told a reporter the ension measure is not on the Pro And Coti Road Bonds Commissioner Gueniey P Hood Speaks in Of Both Bond Issues Can the people of North Ca Una afford the proposed sen and load bond issues to be v on Saturday Gurriey P Comrmssionei of Banks told audienceat the Robeson coun court house last night he asked by legislators during th past session of the General semoly After an exhaustive I quiry and study of the states fi nancial condition the Raleig commissioner said he replied The answer is yea IJe presented an imposing list of facts and figures to back opinion In answer to the Ques tion of whether or not the state can expect to be able to pay off j a bonded indebtedness of 000000 in the next 20 years he pointed out Recently Paid Off The state has paid off 143900 of its indebtedness dur ing the past 16 years Schools And msec In City udge L R Varser In adio Talk Opposes th Bond Proposals Judge L R Varser in a radio idress broadcast by Station SB at p m yesterday ex ed opposition to both bond proposed in the state wide feiendum to be held Saturday e made it clear at the beginning it was expressing his personal hews on the proposals Contrary to rumors he as tcd I am presenting my own lividual views out of my own rsoual experience as a farmer 1 a lawyer I have two farms dirt roads and a law practice rrent whispers that I am paid ty oil companies a fee for this giliech are false j argued the proponents of the Student Pilot Killed Itendersottville June 2 Bridges a 38yearold stu dent pilot of Kings Mountain was found hi the wreckage of his light atop Sugar Leaf mountain last night Bridges an automobileparts wholesaler had been missing since Tuesday A widespread airland search was organized yesterday and the wreckage of the plane was sighted from the Bridges returning from In dianapolis aJone took off from the Hendersonville airport and was headed for Shelby where his brother Paul Bridges oper ates an airport Emergency Loyalty Checks And Employee With Police Record lssues must they have ment m their cause when ap Knife Fights Put Two In Hospital Youths Arrested i Two Lumberton Negroes were I in the hospital today as the result of cutting affrays yesterday in which Lumberton police made two j arrests to criticism and charges that who oppose their views ing to mislead the people Public Officers Are Servants desire further to state that He emphasized that officer of the 000 of the proposed bond for secondary road improve tnent will be paid off by one cent gasoline tax JThe economic prosperity of our state from 1932 to 1941 the5 greater part of the period during which nearly 200 million was re tired from the state debt was of North Carolina Judge said and that I earn own living What I dont far below that of the present time the commissioner insisted He commented on the similarity between the present road bond uroposal and the Highway Bill of March 3 1921 authorizing 000000 of bonds to be issued for oad building Then he compared state wide economic conditions at present With those of 1921 r The Building and Loan asso ralions have increased from to Insurance companies locaUy earn I dont get This country was founded on the premise that Pauline Wilson suffering from are wounds received when Alice Thompson attacked her with a pocketknife was one of the hos pital cases James Hooker was the other Martial difficulties appar ently being too much for her his wife Jessie had wielded an ice pick on him with bloodshed re sulting ipublic officers are servants of people and not DICTA Conceining the proposed road Jbond issue of speaker said i There is no need now of Police had the two assailants jwned have increased from OOO to The assets of Federal Savings md Loan associations at the pres ent time amount to now as it was during the the slate into debt The need is no greater than dur ing the Primary campaign when one of the candidates for governor is Deputed to have ridiculed and repeatedly attacked the proposal that a smaller bond issue be float Alice Thompson and Jessie Hook er safely in jail today TeenAlters Chief Harris also reported that the j two Lumberton young sters had been picked up and charged with lampering with lo cal automobiles He said that both Reward For Diggs Hamlet June Diggs 36yearold Norfolk Va Negro wanted for the Wounding of a Hamlet policeman siill was at large loday with a price on his j head and tagged as an outlaw j Search efforts that turned to the Benncttsville S C area yesterday proved fruitless Ear ly today there were no new leads on the whereabout of the alleged triple killer who also is wanted m Norfolk on charges of slaying his wife and two chil dren A widespread search has been pressed for Diitgs since Tuesday morning An alert for his arrest went out over a threestate area after he shot Rex A Howell 29 patrolman in the mouth asthe officer attempted to arrest him On the Norfolk charges Howell unable to speak be cause of his wound penciled a note from his Hamlet hospital bed identifying Diggs as his as sailant Magistrate proceedings out lawed thc Negro which in effect means he may be shot on sight if he fails to surrender when ordered A reward has been offered for his apprehen sion boys R C Chavis 16 and Bob by Chavis 14 readily admitted entering several automobiles parked on Lumberton slreets over a period of time R C Chavis is in jail while o oiiiaiiui uuuu jijsue oe iioai ix nt u u i i roads and his conclusion hdd uiae u i iljl juvtnng LOUrt was that this would plunge the state into debt Varser suggested that the state use the money it now has apd will receive from regular tax sources before starting to talk of btind issues This doctrine is just legislative schedule now 1 Tlury did not exist in 1920 i Mr Hiss was a Communist That is correct said Murphy I also assume x x x the judge said that Mr Chambers will tes miles of roads in allweather con tify lhat hc met MrHss as a re sult of those activities Murphy said that was correct dition throughout the state It is brought out by Better Schools and Roads an organization form ed to promote a favorable vote on am afraid we will get away fromthe real issue Judge Kauf intend ing to do Mr Murphy is to sup f amotive noi for the perjury is the charge here but for only onethird of the miles travelj ed by North Carolina school buses are now paved In Robeson counj ty the lolal road mileage carrying school bus routes is J Ot this total 3436 miles are paved representing 338 percent Organized opposition to the road bond issue is being carried on by the petroleum industries commit tee an organization of oil com panies which opposes particularly the onecent increase in gasoline tax that will go into effect if the issue carries The onecent addi tion would make a tolal tax of C75 cents per gallon For Schools If the school bond issue receives a majorily vole Salurday Robeoon will get as its pcrpupil share of lhe 525000000 The per pupil share established by the I the espionage charge wilh which we are not concerned here The judge delayed a ruling Thc credibility of hambers was attacked by defense counsel who described the governments star witness as a thief x x x liar x x x xxx conspirator and a thug Both sides stressed that the case revolved around whether Hiss or Chambers had told the truth Scout Camporec This WeekEnd The Central District Scout Cam Poree will be held this weekend the basis of the 194748 average daily membership Whether the bond issue carries or not Robe son will also receive as its equal share of the appropriation by the 1949 General assembly Lumberton Precincts Lumberton citizens will vote at the following places Precincts 1 north side of courthouse 2 high school building south side of courthouse ity hall Senator McKinnon Not In Favor Of Road Bond Issue Senator Henry A McKinnon stated in an interview with a Robesonian reporter that he is in favor of the school bond issue but is not in favor of the 5200000000 road bond issue He is not in favor of making so much money for roads available at one time He favors a pay as you go plan says that roads arc being built about as fast as they can be road announces Carl Knott Field Scout executive Scouts are ask ed to report to the Camporee headquarters and be checked in between and p m Sup per will be served from 6 to for ihose who are present at that time Campers are asked to bring their own food for the supper Camps must be set up and ready for occupancy by that night Dr Phillip J McLean district chairman is making arrangements to have religiouus servkes in the open Sunday for the Scouts Other schedules of the Cam poree include for Saturday and Sunday Breakfast from 7 to 8 and police camp from 8 to 9 on Saturday from 9 to 12 will be ac tivities from 12 to 1 oclock lunch will be served from 2 to 5 pjn will be activities at 5 p m re treat all Scouts cleaned up and in uniform if they have one Sup per will be served from 6 to 7 p m Saturday at p m call to Lucas said the bill probably vi 11 go to the Senatetinance com Tnittee vTiandes such matters Its fate Ihere is un certain Chairman George DGa has been ill and away form Sen ate for two weeks and any de cision as to hearings or other Sen ale action will awail his return Republican Floor Leader Wher ry of Nebraska and GOP Policy Committee Chairman Taft Ohio who have been big guns in the economy effortsto daletold reporters they must study tension bill before deciding whal lliey propose At best the additional pension costs appeared to collide with anv overall economy drive aimed at avoiding higher Federal taxes or deficits The pension bill would assume lhat any veteran is totally and permanently disabled at 65 years That would remove a present standard which denies a pension to the 65year old veteran who can work half a day or earn half a normal days pay Intangible Property Increases Thevyalue intangible al property on tax campaign for governor he declared us iBurini War Apart from ihese arrests only two public drunkenness cases marred the peace in Lumberton yesterday Chief Harris com mented that the entire week had been unusually quiet St Pauls Group i paid excepl money on deposit in jears in the highway fund was bunks insurance companies due to tne inability to obtain sup Rntn TccilOC building and loan and savings and labor with which to exj JJIJHU ISOilCft and loan associations amounted thc regular tax funds Judge j St pautsThf c p M to in 1921 compared parser pointed out He empha chants L gone on to 364143978425 in 1948 The assets of our banks have sized is safely estimated now that Hodges Resigns T Insurance Post Raleigh June Commissioner of Insurance Wil liam P Hodges handed in his res ignation yesterday to Governor Scott Hodges who has held the post seven years asked the governor to make the resignation effective June 15 However Scotl saicl I him not to make it any earlier than July 1 Hodges would not divulge his plans but it is understood he has accepted a job in Washington at a better salary As insurance commissioner Hodges receives a year In 1953 the commissioners salary will j go up to Governor Scott Hodgess successor named will have to go up for re election for the remainder of Hodgesterm in the 1950 general election Hodges four year term to Jan 1 1953 Allowed Rate Increase Hodges 42 came under fire sev increased from to present gasoline tax will yield 958667000 The value record as supporting the road and school bond issue No meeting of the association was called but an annual income for road poses of 60 million dollars out al wilh th majorilv jn lvor of penes bonds owned in North Carsicie of income from motor vehicle both bonds of U S EF G olina amounted to in registrations and Federal road 1942 compared to funds This is as much as the in 1948 Slate Highway Commission can The association recognizes the need for bolter schools and real retary Ernest Bevin ancT French Ministers Split On Berlin Govt Paris June 2 The Western Powers and Russia stil were at odds today over reviving r e FourPower Kommandatura IoiBerlin though agreed in prin ciple that the divided city should be united under a single govern ing body Yesterday they split on a West ern proposal lo limit exercises of lhe veto power in lhe FourPower body Today the Western minis ters weighed a vague Soviet hint thjit the Russians might agree to ol yatfiorfry Western representatives at the foreign ministers conference spearheaded by U S Secretary 01 State Dean Acheson insisted on modification of the old lule that all decisions of the Kom mandatura must be unanimous agreement This rule in effect armed each of the four members with veto power Only For Major Issues Acneson British Foreign Hickenlooper Clashes in Verbal Duel With AEC Chairman Lilienthal Washington June 2 Capitol Hills atomic investigation today brought stories 1 that 3 280 persons got access to secret data or work without full loyalty investigations and 2 a guard in the missing uranium case had a police record Senator Hickenlooper fierce critic of the atomic energy commission produced the figures on the number of persons cleared to atomic secrets without a full FBI check first on their loyalty AEC Chairman David Lilienthal did not dispute the figures but argued vigorously that the AEC justified in granting these emergency clearances Rep Elston ROhio extracted he story of the guard from Carroll Wilson the commissions general nanager by a series of questions oncerning a hypothetical case Hypothetical Case Elston asked Wilson to suppose guard had been arrested in his st for grand larceny didnt re reveal this to the put in charge of a vault containing uranium and then something dis appeared from the safe You are referring to a situ ation at the Argonne National La boratory Wilson broke in We are submitting a whole report to thc committee this afternoon About an ounce of uranium233 disappeared last February from the Argonne laboratory at Chic ago Commission officials say that most of it has been recovered or accounted for They insist no es io age was involved With refeence to the guard El ston asked Bui hes still working for the commission Im informed that he has been givena job of less responsibility Walrcn replied AVhy Not Prosecute EMon demanded to know why the employe had not prose cutid foilalsification of Federal rVords Wilson said the AEC question luiljcasked concerning convic iions not arrests and we do not yet know whether a Federal of fense hit betn committed On the emergency clearances the argument between Hicken looper and Lilienthal largely came down to this the Hickenlooper contended commission had violated the law with brazen effrontery by let tirg so many people have access izes thc part lhat good roads play Minister Robert Schuman ito secrels wilhout prior FBI in the school syslem The mer urged lhat unanimity be required checks chants also realize lhal dcvelonI or maior issues They proi Lilienthal hotly denied be adoptj Say Security Increased betterment of the economic status j cd Icr secondary decisions j The AEC contended thai mi oi the trading centers will name Whoever is not agree to an increase of the gasoline tax by one cent per gal lon regardless of whether or not the highway bond issue was ap proved The total inleresl payment over 20 years on the roadbonds would total Judge Varser i predicted j It is not wise it is not safe K2 declared if it could be done within the present gubernatorial term of office to expend this amount of money together with the money on hand and that which would accrue within the present four years within that period Such rapid expen diture would exceed the ability of available contractors labor and material supply It would deny North Carolina the benefit of better prices and methods and what may result in better road building during a period of normal expenditure School Bonds Not Needed In regard lo the school bond proposal Judge Varser pointed out St Pauls Doctors Bond St Pauls Three doctors St Pauls have gone on record favoring thc road bond issue Eugene it is almosl impossible to travel some of the rural roads Dr Nash says that last year hr Since 1920 the asscls of North safely and economically expend Carolina banks have increased There is no need for any more vittinj LJItiL UC I Hl IUcJiUr ISSUf11 I hf more than tour times their origroad moncy We have a surplus ment of lhe rura m J pascd mJajort Jle be mal lolal The assets of locally i togclher wilh a large annual jtviunoc owned insurance companies have jcome and our abilily to expend it increased approximately 14 times wisely is not in excess of our their 1920 total Thc assets of Presenl income without more road building and loan associations i have increased approximately He traced the rise of gasoline four and onehalf times their totaxes to their present extent of tal in 1920 The value of intangi seven and threefourths cents per j ble personal property subject He labelled this a Road Uix increased two and one half i Tax born by the consumer Hc limes its total in thc last 10 vcars i thai the legislature would The value of U S bonds increas d five times its total in thc last years Gains Represent Savings All the sains he had summar ized occurred while the states indebtedness was beinff paid off the commissioner emphasized and much of the time a condi tion of general prosperity did not prevail The enormous yains registered he pointed out amount to money saved by the people of North Carolina and indicate a sound economy The United States Chamber of Commerce a very conserva tive organization has shown from research that spending for i education always yields a high rate of economic prosperity Commissioner Hood declared The same fact is true with reference to transportation of all kinds and public roads con stitute the arrest part of the transportation facilities in North Carolina Answer Is Yes Russian Foreign Minister Antional security was increased bc Vihinsky insisted thit the cause thc whole atomic project Komimmdatuni return unanimity was speeded up meeting Lilienthal said the Atomic En i rule At yesterdays however according to French ergy Commission could not have I sources Vishinsky said the Komi produced the number of atomic mandaturas unctions might be j bombs that the country now has if j reexamined i it had not cleared workers without j His statement was interpreted j a full FBI check Minority At that Hickenlooper shouted Achesons statement that he ision granted emergency clear things as jance without full investigation restricted to go about a mile in a trailer be hind a tractor Dr Nash who has Vishinsky was expected to elab today on the powers which thus far in 1949 vative But he says Of course Im in favor of anything for bet ter roads Scott Cancels Civil Term Set For June B Frank McMillan Clerk of thc Robeson County Superior Court today stated that Governor W Kerr Scott had approved thecan cellation of a oneweek civil term of Superior Court which had been set for the week of June 13 at thc courthouse here A clnsh between Acheson and X iky developed yesterday whii the Soviet minister declar ed trie Western Powers were in Tin only because of interna tional agreements at Potsdam Talks Continued At Mansfield Mills Mansfield Mills Inc continued to operate today after over ten days of intensive discussions with He said lhal in 1947 there 1419 others given emergency clear jance but not to restricted data He did not give any similar figure for the other years Lilienthal retorted that all of the persons so cleared had under gone some FBI invesligation and the procedure is a matter of dif ference of judgment between j Hickenlooper and those who have responsibility for getting things done Our judgment was neither ar Local 234 of lhe C I 0Textile Thc cancellation was rccjuestcd Workers Union of American rc by the Robeson County Bar Asso garding a new contract for the quarters and taps at 10 p m eral months back when he per On Sunday from 9 a m to 1 p mitled Private insurance compan with the states tion kept safe financial condi Drive Carefully 21 DAYS Since Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident in Robeson County Careful Drlvlnr Will Keep UP Total Fatalities This Yew 15 KILLED Cartful Drlvinf Will Keep ThU DOWN m will be church troop visiting and activities from 1 to 2 p m break camp Dr L J Moore is camping and activities chairman trict for the dis BRITT TO SPEAK HERE AGAINST BOND ISSUES E 1 Britt Lumoertort attor ney will speak at the Robotwn courthouse Friday at 8 p m re gardinff the roadschool bond issue on which North Carolina will the following day June 4 He will be Intro duccd by Or C T Johnson of Red Sprints physician and chairman of the Red Springs school board trustees Mr Brltt is expected to speak In opposition to thr ies to raise their fire insurance rates on public schools 25 per cent without holding a public hearing His action was instrumenlal in the legislature passing an act en abling the state to become its own insurer of public schedule The State Board of Education expects to have its insurance division op erating by the first of next month Hodges has been with the De partment of Insurance since J93G when he entered the office as chief deputy to the commissioner When Commissioner Dan C Boncy died in September 1942 Hodges was appointed by Governor Broughton to succeed him He was reelectcd in 1944 and 1948 He is a native of Williamston received a law degree at Wake Forest in 1928 and practiced law in Raleigh from 1929 until 1936 Comrnissioner Hood pointed out Lnat slste wide enthusiasm for in a dinner meeting Monj workers represented by the local lhal lhe bond issues if approved exist in North Carolina would provide an additional to add to the He asked T What is the need for this 25 appropriated for schools by lhomillion dollar bond issue to be General Assembly to swell the PJlid lo thc 100 counties county bond issue of three million whether they need the imoiiey or not The little counties dollars for school building He drew altention to the counI Uilce with the big and the tys need for secondary roads bytiJces with the little It is a pointing out that of 1016 miles of school bus routes in Robeson county only 3436 miles or 338 per cent are hard surfaced In view of this situation and thc financial condition of the slates economy al present the answer to the question of whether or not voters should vole for the school and road bond issues next Satur day is an emphatic the com missioner concluded Appointed Notary Thomas L Johnson of Lumber ton was appointed a notary public Wednesday by Governor Kerr Scott big sop thrown to all thc counties regard less of their wonts or needs it is uneconomical and it is unfair and it is not needed He propounded the question Do we have enough laxes already And he answered If there is a single taxpayer in North Carolina that is not Paying as much taxes already as wants to pay I would like to his pictui The former rule of voting the registration has been cnanfe4 Judge Varser conclud ed to to the polls and vote aralnut these fcmnew v day when it was stated that the Meetings have laken place be week of June 13 is in the middle t tween thc union and mill officials of lhe farm busy season that since the countys civil docket ap pears to be in good shape there would be no actual need of holding the civil session at that time J Dickson McLean is chairman of the Robeson County Bar Asso ciation The cancellation was ap proved by Judge John J Burncy j as late as noon today the mill of Wilmington whose preliminary in full operation bitary or whimsical Lilieuthal said We believe it to have been sound Hickenlooper raised this issue when the SenateHouse atomic committee went into its second day of hearings on his charges of incredible mismanagement AEC affairs at lhe mil general offices for theintS ft8 HcL demands that nast sovpral Have i Lilienthal be iired past several days Unofficial reports have indicated lhal the Mansfield Mill conlract Local 234 covering wages working conditions etc expired at midnight May 31 No work Lumbertoh Chapter Eastern Star stoppage at all has been reported I Nn i ifi wm ar and as laic as noo tod bakC saie agreement was necessary before Governor Scott could actually make the cancellation A criminal lerm of the Robeson County Superior Court will be held beginning June 20 with Judge Burney presiding Junior Order UAM Will Meet Tonight The regular meeting of Lumbec Council No 224 Junior Order UAM will be held in the council hall tonight Thursday at 8 oclock Refreshments will be served Horace Phillips is president of Local 234 T W U A while C E Menefce is general superintend ent of the local textile concern No comment has been made by any parlies to the discussions as to the issues involved Phillips in terviewed yesterday slated that Mr Menefce has been very fair about issuing statements and in our discussions and we will adopt the same policies Both Menefce and Phillips have said tnat full facts will be made available to the public when fhe contract talks arc cakes and candies on Satur day June 4 at 9 a m at the Busi ness Equipment Co on the corner of 4th and Walnut streets Proceeds of the sale will be used to help complete the Masonic and Eastern Star hospital in Greens boro In Raleigh Hospital L Sessoms Sr of Eladenboro father of Robert L Sessoms Jr of Raleigh is a patient in Rex hospital where he under went an operation for a broken hip His condition is reported as vftiy satisfactory ;