Wednesday 1 lL£=i t 2=£ 1 Volume i. ¥ t —: : m —— m UN TROOPS BEGIN EVACUATING —.;3L ——— . L .Truman Conferring With Congressional Leaders On Crisis Top leaders Summoned To White House Resident Will Speak On Radio Network Later In The Week By MERRIMAN SMITH United Press White House Reporter WASHINGTON, Dec. IS —(UP)— President Truman summoned top congressional leaders to the White House today for a conference on his plans to declare a national emer gency. Mr. Truman will outline the pro gram to meet the world crisis Fri day or Saturday night in a speech that will be broadcast and televised. The President’s address may re veal when wage and price controls and perhaps rationing—will be Im posed, and to what extent. The ad ministration Is known to favor put ting the nation on an economy just short of war. Mr. Truman Is reported to favor declaration of a state of emergency ±p make the nation aware of its Manger in the face of Communist aggression. Congressional sources said they were 1 told to expect at today’s (10 a. m.) meeting a report on Interna , tional military and political de velopments. * Trtie Invitation to GO? leaders. Including Sen. Robert A. Taft, R., 0., was regarded as an attempt by the President to forestall Republi can chafes of “no bipartisan con sultation'’ if contro^Mi^jiftgr. Wtir&gMrm Senate Republican jkfflcy leader and a bitter administration critic, was invited to an emergency White House conference. ACHESON PRESENT Secretary of State Dean Apheson, Secretary of Defense Geroge C. Marshall and Treasury Secretary John W. Snyder also were asked to attend. The President was expected to cancel his regular Thursday news inference since he would prefer to have the nation learn of his deci sions in, a speech rather than through snap answers to reporters’ questions. Several economic developments were expected to provide additional pressure for all-out controls: 1. The Agriculture Department predicted that retail bread prices may Increase one cent before the new year. Bakers may raise prices to cover Increases In flour and pro- Miction costs. 2. Chairman Thomas B. McCabe of the Federal Reserve Board said In Birmingham, Ala., that all the “resources and powers” of the Fed eral Reserve System will be used to combat Inflation "In this critical period.” M PER CENT CUTBACK St The government revealed a. proposed cutback of about 30 per cent in civilian tin supplies, which Mould farce canned food manufac turers to find substitutes. 4. Economic Stabilization Director Alan Valentine and Pride Stabilizer Michael Dlsalle Invited 36 producers of steel, copper, lead and zinc to a conference in Washington next week. The invitation said only that Valentine and Dlsalle win discuss a number of stabilization programs.” father Notified p fyr a 11 I p hon Killed: oovs [ * Mr. and Mrs. Richard Milton sss^s^ss,‘jssi St their sim, Ft i Vernon Xu BrasweU, was killed in action <ta November 37th in Korea. The terrible news was delivered SWff&'SS'KS delivers messages for Western f Tropic Plant Thrives S In Cumberland Cold IT’S JUNE IN JANUARY and Florida in North Caro ; lina fpr A. B. McArtan (above), shown standing by , a cabbage palmetto which grows in his front yard in Linden. McArtan believes that Linden is as far north 1 as a cabbage palmetto has ever managed to thrive | and says that he has seen none farther north. The original seed for this plant was brought to North Caro- S lina by Alexander McArtan, the present owner’s rather, some 30 years ago. It was plucked fro ma tree . at the train station in Jacksonville, Fla. i McArtan’s traffic-stopper is a full-grown cabbage palmetto! ’ celebrating Us thirtieth year in a S climate which ordinarily Is too se i vere for its type. And McArtan does get an occa sional' laugh out of his sub-tropic ■ charge. For the benefit of Florida | boosters, he photographs the tree when the snow Is on the ground, ’ then circulates the . pictures as 1 proof that snow falls ip the land of oranges and cabbage palmettos. i FARTHEST NORTH McArtan’s horseback opinion is . that his specimen lives at the far thest northern latitude ever reached by a cabbage plameettoe. He says that the species may grow a bit farther north along the coast, but ; not as far.ipland. as Linden. So far, no one has given him any i argument on this. The history of the palmetto is as , bizarre as its location. The orlgl (Continued On Page Two) voice as be steadied himself, and asked, "You read It to us.” It said simply: "The Secretary of the Amy has asked me to express his deep regret that your son, Pfc. Vernon L. Bras well, was killed In action In Korea 27 ip. C<mflmtag letter follows. EDWARD F. WIT- Ariiutant ffcmpral of th* Armv ” JHP JMta ■' ■ fJf , A .. A i * . ~*s . .. Here's Chance To Help Needy And Disabled Mrs. Grace Swain of Dunn, ex ecutive secretary of the Dunn- Erwin chapter of the American Red Cross, today sent out her an nual appeal for the needy families of this section and for Christ mas gifts fort patients in the Veterans’ Hosnltel at Fayette ville. The local Rod Cross worker reported that she has a long list of families desperately in need of food, clothing and other es-, sentlals. Unless people of the community respond, their Christ mas win be dull Indeed. Citizens wishing to help them are urged to telephone the Red Cross office —*560—and they -01 be given the names of the famines Those who" desire send gifts DUNN, N. C. WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 13, 1950 * * Large Crowd Hears Dry Leader Here Prohibition may well be the decid ing factor in the 1956 presidential election, Raymond J. Je f freys, speaker for the Prohibition National Committee, at the temperance clinic last night. By arrangement with t*je Dunn Ministerial Association, the author and lecturer spoke at tne Divine Street Methodist Church. He gave a brief review of his newest book, "The Fabulous Dytch Zellers.” As evidence of the dry trend, the. speaker said one-third of the nation, is already dry, and another eleven or 12 states would vote dry npw if voters were given the opportunity. “The old saloon has been revamp ed and made respectable,” he said, “and it is now a deadlier menace than it ever was before the day of the 18th Amendment.” DEPLORES INCREASE He deplored Increased drinking on the part of women as a result of this new respectability of drinking places. Blaming the church people largely for present conditions, the speaker said church members do not vote as faithfully as they should, nor nor they concern themselves suf ficiently with politics. The worst result of the present methods of handling the liquor trade, the author said, is that this nation has built up the greatest backlog of alcoholism in the history of the world. Jeffreys said he wrote his book on “Dutch” Zellers, underworld figure of the Ohio Valley who turned tem (Continued On Page Two) Yule Pageant It SckeduM The youhg people of the Metho dist Church will present a pageant “Christmas Is a Miracle” Sunday evening at seven-thirty o’clock. The play centers around a desert ed church where Uncle Jed, the old caretaker, is still faithful. The birth of the Lord is revealed to a small crippled boy through a mir acle. Mrs. Blanch Barefoot and Mrs. Frank Spruill will direct the page ant and Miss O'can Flemming will have charge of the Junior choir. Following is a list of the charac ters: Narrator, Polly Pope; Uncle Jed, Claude Pope; Mary, Hilda Sor rell; Golden Angel, Alice Prince: three little angels, Mary Monore, Mary Mac Hamilton, and Deddie Burrage; Nathan, Everette Turl-’ lngton; Jehrod, Trank Spruill; the four angels, Sallye Whitehead, Em ma Lou Summerlin, Joy Lou Ed wards, and Jean Sorrell; the three Shepards, Buzz Pope, Cecil Johnson and Virgil Early; the three Wise men, Billy Thompson, Frank, Wilson and Red Sandlin; the six candle lighters, Ann Byerly, Nancy Aber nathy, Peggy Rum Barfield, Mar garet Cathey, Mary Gibson White head and Renee Byrd. Miss Patsy Cromartie will sing, “Gesu Bambino”. The public is cordially invited to attend. WTTT V WTHJfi JO U mjmjWa J LJ EGNDOKTiSec TT~ We Rfiefso* Staff of the 12 North Atlantic Pact Nations agreed tonight on German partici pation in a joint Western European Army. TOKYO, Dec. 13 Chinese Communist Attacks against United Nations forces in Korea halted Tuesday amid an allied security blackout that prohibited any report on the movements or intention of UN forces. ■■n.i. Dec. 13 American Farm Bureau Federation’s 32nd convention that I Amsripsn must nwrantap for a. tarur term -imdurtkm rare yiSß| H vl|| - jpf CLASS OFFICERS RENAMED—Mayor Pro-Tem Joe A. Wilkins, left, prominent Dunn business, civic and .religious leader, has been re-elected president of the Vknguard Class of the First Presbyterian Church of Dunn, and City Councilman B. A. Bracey, has been renamed vice president. This will be the third term for Mr. Wilkins. Captain I. R. Williams has served for years as teacher of the class and is one of the best knpwn Sunday School teachers in this part of the State. (Daily Record photo.) Dry Vote Predicted By Visiting Speaker ■(The nation, as a whole or as separate states, would c#tainly vote dry today if the people were given the opwartunity, Raymond J. Jeffreys, author and lecturer, saxt yesterday before his appearance at the Methodist Crotch. \ Jeff Ays, who reviewed his book, Dutch Zellers,” at the ohnrch under the sponsorship of the Dunn Ministerial Association last jhigbt. A expressed the opinion that (toe nation Is currently exper iencing a decided swing to the dry ill calhi about, he said, because «yr liniimp toterestj! misrepresented' aeU the people on letth£ legalized' liquor come back, a few years ago. SAYS CONTROL COSTLY Liquor interests sold the voters on the Idea of getting a government Income from liquor, he said, but now in the states where whiskey is le gally sold, control costs from five to 12 times as much as the tax brings into public coffers. In answer to those who question whether prohibition can be en forced, the author cites the opium trade in China, where, he says, “Opium is causing more havoc than liquor in this nation. Yet, the Unit ed States government controls the opium traffic here.” During prohibition days, he ad mits, the laws were poorly enforc ed. yet, he thinks, the laws were badly enforced because citizens and officials did not want to enforce the laws. “The only way to deal with a rattlesnake Is to kill it,” he said. “You cannot reason with rattle snakes, nor tame them. And the only way to deal with the menace of alcoholic beverages is to destroy the traffic in them.” In North Carolina, the lecturer said, a recent poll showed that 61 per cent of the voters would vote dry if they were given the opportun ity. This is a local manifestation of a movement which Is going on all over the country, in his opinion. Although he has always been dry (Continued On Page Two) State News LODISBDRG, N. C-, Dec. 13-(DP) Coroner William O’Neal sought to day to solve the mystery of an ex tra body found after a fire killeo two men in a one-room Franklin County shack early yesterday. Survivor Henry Tant said he and two other men were sleeping in the shanty when it caught fire-*but investigators found two bodies and the skeletal of a third. RALEIGH, N. C., Dec. 13- (DP) State Treasurer Brandon Hodges reported today the sale of $5,984,000 worth of state sinking fund bonds for $8,052,882.10. The bonds were brought by a New York, syndicate headed by Kidder, Peabody and Co. Hodges said the syndicate would net about 1.48 per cent interest on the sale. NAGS HEAD, N. C., Dec. 13-(DP) The flight of time will be symbo lized by the flight of men over this birthplace of the modern air age Sunday. Modern Military planes will soar over the Wright Memorial on top of Killdevil Hill, where Wilbur and Orville Wright made the first suc cessful heavier- man-air flight 47 years ago. GREENSBORO, N. C„ Dec. 13- (DP)—Hie Presbyterian Synod of, North Carolina selected Raleigh as its permanent headquarters yester day and named Dr. Harold Dudley of Wilson as Synod secretary. DURHAM, N. C., Dec. 13-(DP)-- City Manager R. W. KaxSk was un> sr instructions from the city council today to conduct a.full investigation of tiie city police department, which has five officers under suspension and last week restored two to duty. TARBORO, N. C., Dec., 13-(DP) Hart Cotton Mills superintendent Fred Fowler admi ted today that he barred union officials from an open house program staged at the scene I of last year’s long textile workers shrike. ' I MRS THORNTON DIES Mrs. Laura Thornton, wife I Northeast Korea Being Abandoned Enemy Makes New Attack, Driven Back Some Os Our Troops Have Retreated More Than 200 Miles BY UNITED PRESS American 3rd Diyision ele ments guarding the perimet er of the Hamhung-Hung nam evacuation beachhead beat off the Chinese attack and chased the survivors iway in a small-scale coun ter-attack today. The enemy attack was the first since the 10th Corps began its eva cuattion of the last allied foothold In Northeast Korea Monday. The Chinese In platoon to company strength, charged the line with hand grenades. £ WEARING U. S. UNIFORMS All the Chinese appeared to be dressed in American winter uni forms, including American helmets. A dispatch from 10th Corps head quarters said at least one prisoner captured was from a new Chinese division—the 81st. hitherto not re ported among the 100,000 Chinese troops on the northeast front. From now on, it will be a race to get troops and equipment off the docks and approaches to Hungnam harbor before the Chinese close in. Changes Here JZ Q | : At Several Changes In Dunn Government Will Be Discussed Plans for several changes in Dunn’s city government ind elections set-ups will be iiscussed tonight when the Law and Public Safety Com mittee of the City Council meets with Harnett’s delega tion to the 1951 General As sembly, City Manager R. Thomas Hobbs said today. Chief topics to be discussed, ac cording to Hobbs, are the establish ing of up to four precinct polling places, a new registration of voters, “staggered terms” for City Council men and the formation of a town ship board of elections. Present for the meeting, which will begin at 7:30 p. m. at the Cotton Dale Hotel, will be Senator J. Robert Young of Dunn and Representative Carson Gregory of Angler. REPRESENT DUNN Sitting in for Dunn will be Chair man L. L. Coats and Joe Wilkins (Continued On Page Two) s- '*. L ■■ WASHINGTON, Dec. 13-(UP) President Truman will make a broadcast address at 18:30 P. M. EST Friday on the Nation’s De fense Mobilisation Program. He will speak form his office. The speech is expected to ran 36 min utes or less. . v- V’ — ' ~ Record Staff Writer ’ Gets Leave To Serve ,i| In Governor's Office I — l "■ » a • BE A CHARTER \ RECORD SUBSCRIBER \ NO.« News Held Up Unfit Today For Security Both Sides Reported Regrouping For Test Os Strength By EARNEST HOBERECHT United Press Staff Correspondent - TOKYO, Dec. 13 .. (UP)— The United Nations have be gun evacuating by sea all 60,000 allied troops in north east Korea. Grimy, cold and disgusted, battle-weary men of the U. S. Ist Marine, 3rd and 7th Di visions and South Korean Capitol and 3rd Divisions are shuffling slowly up the gang ways of evacuation ships in Hungnam harbor. They are abandoning all North- ||| east Korea to the advancing Chinese Communists, presumably to resume the battle below the 38th parallel! Some units had retreated 180 miles to reach Hungnam. The D. 8. , 7th Division pulled back all the way from the Yalu River Manchuria® 1 frontier and the South Korean Cap itol Division, from within 40 miles of the Soviet Siberian border. The first transport laden, was evacuated by sea from ChOJig- American rear guards held the north, as the evacuation Os the last allied northeast port got under way. “ NO INTERFERENCE But strangely enough, Chinese Reds who fought fanatically but vain last week to prevent the escape of 20,000 D. S. Marines qnd infantry men encircled near the Chosin Res ervoir, 45 miles north of Hungnam, made no attempt to interfere with Swarms of fighters and bombers from American carriers off Hung nam zoomed over the enemy Hues, but found few targets. D. S. war ships had their big guns ready to It was a far cry from the famed British evacuation of Dunkerque on the French coast in World War n. M Then 330.000 troops waded out from the beaches and escaped aboard hundreds of crafts from fishing smacks to destroyers under furious air and ground attack from the Germans. Today, the Dnited Na transports at docks, unmolested toy Korea S Both '"sides aptxLmTto*)** bringing up supplies and regrouping evacuated tram northeast . i A member ot The Daily Record .editorial staK, Miss Lois Byrd ot

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