THE WEATHER: Cloudy And Cold Today VOLUMES. CHINESE REDS STRIKE HARD BLOW Hail Walkouts Continue; Embargo Placed On Mail Auto Plants Shut Down; Steel Stops Nation is strangled: PRODUCTION OF WAR GOODS DELAYED CHICAGO, Dec 15. —Some engineers and fire men joined trainmen today in a wildcat walkout that forced partial embargoes on U. S. mails and railway express. The Pennsylvania Railroad re ported that 54 crews, consisting of an engineer and fireman each, failed to show for duty this morning to man switch engines in the yards here. The crews comprised the entire day force. ~ It also was reported that some yard service crews failed to report for duty at the Santa Fe and New Central. All of the firemen and engineers involved reported they were ‘‘sick,” the same device used by members of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen in staging their work stoppage. None of the crews which laid off were on road service involving trains running between cities. Unions representing the trainmen, engineers, firemen and conductors are engaged in a bitter fight for a fhour week with no reduction pay from the present work week which in some cases runs as high as 56 hours at straight time. Meanwhile, the trainmen were extending their work holiday which began Monday at Birmingham and spread during the week to Chicago, Washington, New York, and St. Louis. New walkouts were reported at Battle Creek, Mich., in defiance of court orders issued at Chicago, Washington and Cleveland direct ing the trainmen to return to work immediately and stay on their jobs. ACTION AWAITED The reported walkouts by engin eers and firemen meant that the government would have to ask the courts for restraining orders on their unions also. After that, the conductors could go out to keep the pressure on railroads and the gov ernment to settle the workers’ de fiends. • J*The Trainmen’s Brotherhood said It was doing everything possible to get its men back to work but in stead that its men were reporting sick for “compelling human rea sons.” The National Railway Mediation Board planned more meetings today with representatives of the rail roads and the four brotherhoods Who have fought for two years or more to get their members’ work Mek reduced. * The carriers have offered a 23- cent hourly wage boost with a cost of-living escalator clause but the unions insist on the work week re duction plus a 31-cent hourly pay boost to maintain present pay .checks. The railroad walkouts were clamp ing a stranglehold on the nation’s Industrial production and transport tation just as it was fighting to gear its tempo to the nation’s war *H?b!e Post Office, at the height of its annual Christmas rush, was (Continued On Page Six) Cameron Renamed County PM A Head lacunae uameron was namea the agricultural budding this morning. elected "Tn.TUmmi.ty were J. B. Collins, vice-chairman, and M. E, Thornton, regular member. Meeting were Everett Barnes, and G. Altman. >. U.N. FORCES MAKE WITHDRAWAL AT HUNGNAM ** j># * .>■ - Jk MMf *l%. Y*' \ jmgf& mwi liiliv-*- M * -aBI 1 mrlnr* ™ *f * 9fff fe. *| %. I fe* A BLEAK BEACHHEAD AT HUNGNAM is the bitter end of the escape route for these United Nations troops forced out of northeast Korea by overwhelming numbers of Chinese Reds. As war gear is shifted from a truck to « a landing craft, U. S. 3rd Division units beat off an attack by Communist forces on the perimeter of the safety area, while Allied warships and planes provide cover against the enemy. (International Radiophoto) Christmas Oratorio Slated At Campbell Sunday At 4 Rail Strike Makes It Tough For Santa Claus WASHINGTON, Dec. 15.—(UP) —Santa Claus may have a hard time this Christmas—unless he uses an airplane. The Post Office department last night Imposed a partial embargo on parcel post service because of the "wildcat” railroad strike. The strike has knocked out the bulk of mail service between the .East and the West and between the South and the East and Mid dlewest. The Post Office warned that Ist embargo may be extend ed to other areas if the strike spreads further. The ban, effective immediately in 15 northeastern and midwest ern states, prohibits the shipment of packages weighing more than eight ounces unless they contain medicines, drugs and surgical equipment. STATE NEWS BRIEFS SOUTHERN PINES, Dec.—ls(UP) —Xhe Wyandotte Worsted Company | of Watervllle, Me., announced to- ‘ ard of Trade said today that to-' bacco sales would contoinue one I day beyond today’s official market closing date. Sales Supervisor Joe Williams said a clean-up sale would be held next Wednesday with all warehouses combining sales at one house. Williams estimated some 500,000 pounds of the 1950 crop remained t» be sold. • _ V Community committees and dele gates to the convention were elected yesterday, when those participating in PMA practices went to the polls to select their leaders for the next year. THE RESULTS Unofficial returns showed the I following results: Anderson Creek community, cast i_ _ AAA ,T«i M mg ouu voces, eieccea mriest varocn, the local committee. Kniest Daroch was nosed delegate to the county l written * She JJailu Jterari) It does not apply to Christmas cards, normal letters, small pack ages or daily newspapers, but the department could give no assur ance they will be delivered on time. Any size package may be mailed for local delivery. CAN USE AIRPLANE Santa’s best bet is to use an airplane. All airmail and air ■ parcel post is exempt from the ban. The Post Office Department said the norinal peak of the Christmas mail is expected this Sunday. The department already has delivered 3,000,000 packages by rail and estimated that 3,500- 000 more would have been sent before Christmas. If the wildcat strike is settled, the embargo presumably would be dropped. , RALEIGH, N. C., Dec. 15—(UP)— Aerial photography will help the North Carolina Highway Commis sion plan some of its new inter regional highways, the commission announced today. R. Getty Browning, chief locat ing for the Commission, said the aerial photographers would map 73 miles between Black Mount ain and Statesville. | CARTHAGE, N. C., Dec., 15—(UP) —While thirsty Moore County citi zens looked forward today to drink ing legal beer again, the Moore chapter of Allied Church Ceague planned a new campaign to dry up the county. WINSTON-SALEM, Dec. 15-(UP) —The Winston-Salem Tobacco Bo ard of Trade said today’s official market closing date. Sales Super visor Jo 6 William said a clean-up sale would be held next Wednesday With all warehouses combining sales At one house.. Williams estimated some 500,000 pounds of the 1950 I crop remained to be sold. WINBTON-SALESR Dec. 15-(UP) —A rush to beat possible Govern ment controls on construction has pushed December building permits to an all-time mpnthly high in *1300,000 in permits issued so far this month had topped the previous record month by *200,000. I i (Continued On Page Six) DUNN, N. C. FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15, 1950 FIVE SOLOIST WILL BE FEATURED WITH 85 VOICE CHOIR Camille Saint-Saens' famous Christmas Ortorio will be presented by a combined choir of 85 voices Sunday afternoon at 4 o’clock as a featured presentation of the Cape Fear Festival Association. This oratorio has been rarely done in North Carolina and pre sented at Campbell for the first time. David Smith, head of the Camp bell music department, is directing the program, and Dr. Harry E. Cooper, head of the music depart ment at Meredith College, will be at the organ. The five featured soloists are: Anna Applewhite, leading singer with the Grass Roots Opera Comp any, who will sing the sorprano arias; Ethel Laughlinx Casey, who appears regularly at the Coliseum in Raleigh, will sing the mezzo sorprano recitatives; Jane Slate, promising young Burlington singer, will do the contralto numbers, Bill Allen of Raleigh, well known to Cape Fear audiences, who will take (Continued On Page Six) BULLETINS WASHINGTON, Dec 15 (UP) The Atomic Energy Commission today announced plans to build a $500,000'- 000 atomic plant near Paducah, Kentucky to prbduce uranium-235 for atomic weapons. The plant will be built at the Kentucky Ordnance Works, 16 miles west of Padu cah and will cover about 5,000 acres. NASHVJLLE, Term., Dec.. 15 —-(UP) The Southern Baptist Convention has reversed its long-time ban on the federal social security program and has made its benefits available to some 25,000 church employes. SEOUL, Korea, Dec. 15—(UP) —U. S. Bth Army techni cians said today that rockets fired by the Chinese Reds and resembling some made in the United States were “not standard U. S. Army equipment” WASHINGTON, Dec 1 5--(UP) The* Armed Forces re- W C vllwii CrOovO oDOUv yu » Plllt UN Group May Go To China Soon Commission Seeking Cease-Fire Order From China Leaders By BRUCE W. MUNN UP Staff Correspondent FLUSHING, N. Y„ Dec. 15—(UP) —The United Nations commission to arrange a cease-fire in Korea may go to Peking for direct talks with Chinese Red Leader Mao Tze-Tung, informed sources said today. These sources said the three-man group named by the UN General Assembly yesterday could be ex pected to embark on the mission to Peking if Gen. Wu Hsiu-Chuan, Communist China's chief envoy to the UN, showed no inclination to make decisions without lengthy correspondence with his government. Prime purpose of such a trip, how ever, would be to remove the negoti ations from the orbit of direct Soviet influence. The feeling was that Wu was directly under the thumb of the Soviet delegation here while Mao, as a Chief of State, could talk without Russian persuasion if he so desired. TALKS SLATED Talks with both Communist China and the UN's unified com mand were expected to start soon after the cease-fire group, which comprises General Assembly Presi dent Nasrollah Entezam of Iran, Sir Benegal Rau of India and Can adian External Affairs Minister Lester B. Pearson, holds an organi zation meeting to decide its tactics. The group was expected to meet formally for the first time today. Rau was scheduled to be consult ed for Peking’s views. Last night, the U. S. announce that Ernest A. (Continued On Page Six) Dr/tS At Campbell Christmas in sermon, song and scripture has been the theme of chapel programs at Campbell Col lege this week. Mr. W. H. Cullom, professor emeritus of Bible at Wake Forest College, came Wednesday to present to the entire student body and faculty printed copies of his annual Christmas message under the title ‘‘Christmas and the Glory of Liv ing”, in which he commends to all the example of Him “who went about doing good”. The vested college choV of 50 voices, directed by S. David Smith, presented excerpts from Handel’s “Messiah” at chapel Thursday. Solos were sung by Paul Royal, tenor, Mr. Smith, bass, and Mrs. Phyllis Stephenson, soprano. Mrs. A. E. Lynch was organist and her daughter Bonnie, pianist. VESPER SERVICE A candlelit vesper service was conducted by students Thursday evening. Christmas carols In Span ish, French, German, and English will be Sung at chapel Monday. Camille Saint-Saen’s “Christmas Oratorio” will be presented here Sunday afternoon, Dec. 17, at 4 o’clock, in the college auditorium, (Continued On Page Six) MANAGER BOST BEAN HEKKI! Plans Completed For Erwin Event ERWIN MILLS WILL HONOR Employees ON SATURDAY NIGHT Everything is in readiness today for the annual Twenty-Five Year Club banquet of Erwin Mills, Inc. to be held Saturday night at 6 o’clock in the Industrial Arts build ing of the Erwin school. This is a yearly event given by the textile company in honor of veteran employees who have com pleted 25 years or more service with the company. It is an event which is looked for ward to annually with much anti cipation. This year’s banquet will be particularly important for 40 new members who have passed the 25-year mark because they will be attending their first banquet. DEVYVER TO PRESIDE The speaker this year will bo Dr. Herbert J. Herring, Dean of Duke University at Durham. 'Y>ain Her ring is an outstanding speaker and will have a message of great in terest and importance. Presiding at the banquet will be Dr. Frank T. DeVyver, vice president in charge of personnel. Manager E. H. Bost said today that he expected this year’s banquet to be one of the most successful ever held. He said he felt unusual ly fortunate in securing Dr. Herring as the speaker. Dr. Herring has appeared in Erwin previously and always scores a big hit. Various officials of the company headed ’by • President William H. Ruffin, will come to Erwiil for the banquet. Mr. Ruffin has just been elected president of the National Association of Manufacturers. Ac companying him will be Carl R. Harris of Durham, vice president; and E. M. Holt of Durham, general manager. Robert R. Stamper is the oldest employee of the company. The big turkey dinner will be served by the Erwin chapter of the Eastern Star, under the direc tion of Mrs. V. C. Swanson. Dunn PCA Holds Meet Two members of the Dunn Pro duction Credit Assoc'atlon’s board of directors were reelected to succeed themselves Thursday when PCA stockholders met for their annual get-together at Minton, Secretary- Treasurer Herman Green said today. Reelected for three-year terms were Junius E. Williams of Angler, vice president of the board, and Kyle Harrington of Lillington. JACKSON SPEAKS Guest speaker for the event was J. R. Jackson, field representative for the Columbia, S. C„ PCA. Jackson spoke on the general lines of agriculture, Green reported; and commented on the progress shown by the Dunn association. Presiding over the meeting, which began at 10 a. m. in the Sampson County Courthouse,-was E. E. Seay, president of the board of directors. Business taken up during the session included an offering of class A stock for sale to members of the association. SANTA ALMOST FORGOT GENEVA, N. T„ Dec. 15—(UP) —His face alight with anticipa tion, a five-year-eld patiently awaited his turn to talk to Santa Claus at a department store here. When 1m finally m i ivefl at Santa’s kDM. the youngster was asked what he wanted for Christ “Ah, don’t yoa remember?” the I Tyler Heads Erwin Church Henry M. Tyler of Dunn, district manager of tne Carolina Power and Light Company and prominent local business, civic and religious leader, has been elected Senior Warden of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church at Erwin. The election of the new officers was announced this morning by the Rev. William M. Latta, who has just completed his fourth year as pastor of Harnett’s only Episcopal church. MR. YOUNG RETIRING Mr. Tyler, who has been active in the church for many years, was named to succeed State Senator J. Robert Young, the retiring senior warden. - t i,, B. G. Thomas of Erwin was elect - ed to succeed E. H. Host as Junior Warden of the church. Both Mr. Thomas and Mr. Bost have been leaders in the church for years. Bill Seawell was elected church treasurer, and Tony J. Harper was elected secretary of the church. Two new vestrymen were named, John Follette of Buie’s Creek and Louis Dearborn of Erwin. Other members of the vestry are: the new officers, Dr. W. E. Adair, Ray D. Caldwell, Z. E. Matthews, Bob Young, Joe Holt and Fred H. Thomas. St. Stephen’s Church has complet ed another very successful year. The church has adopted the largest budget in its history for the coming year. Much progress has been made during the three years Mr. Latta has been at Erwin. The church has made strides in membership and in its various departments of acti vity. On Monday night of next week, the Men of the Church will entertain the ladies at a Christmas party. Mr. Caldwell is chairman of the arrangements committee. REASONABLE REQUEST MEMPHIS, Tenn.— year-old Johhny Temple appealed to officials to have deer hunting stopped before Santa Claus’ rein deer were shot. Erwin Pastors Name Latta As President THE ERWIN MINISTERS’ ASSOCIATION, at a i meeting held Thursday in the Baptist study, laid plans for a religious census to be taken the latter part of January, set December 31st as a Day of Prayer, and elected the Rev. W. M. Latta as president for the com ing year. m * ’ . BE A CHARTER RECORD SUBSCRIBER NO. 8 Officer Says Fighting Is Now Hardest CHINESE BOAST THEY WILL DRIVE OUR TROOPS TO THE SEA By United Press Chinese Communist troops in force have attacked the United Nations beachhead in Northeast Korea. It appears to be the open ing phase of the expected Chinese attempt to destroy the Allied foothold around Hungnam. Front reports say that about 2500 Chinese Reds have hit the American Third Division about eight miles west of Hamhung. The Reds struck under cover of a snow storm. At the same time other elements of from 12 to 14 Chinese divisions be tween 80- and 120- thousand troops have stepped up their pressure against Nam hung and the port of Hung nam, five miles south. One front line source predicted that at least nine enemy divisions will be in the line facing the beach head defenders within the next few hours. And reinforcements are pour ing in from Manchuria toward both the Northeast beachhead and the Eighth Army defense line in the west. The Chinese first attacked the Third Division position late Thurs day night, Korean time. Late Fri d%, they were still battling to break through to the sea. , TANKS RUSHED Allied, bulks have been rushed to tHHES 1 there. One American officer says "it’s a first class fight . . . the hard est fighting we’ve done in Korea.” The Chinese overran one platoon outpost and have forced some Third Division troops to pull back. The extent of the withdrawal isn't known, but the division is reported under heavy pressure. Throughout the beachhead, allied demolition squads are blowing up-supplies and bridges, so the Reds won’t get them. CHINESE BOASTFUL The Chinese have boasted they will drive the U-N forces into the sea. But American officers at the front said yesterday that they could hold out indefinitely against {syces up to 10 times their strength..,. \ WASHINGTON, Dec. 15—(UP) —House Republicans today adopt ed a resolution calling for removal or Secretary of State Dean Ache son. They said he has lost con fidcnce of Congress and the people. WASHINGTON, Dec. 15— (UP) —Defense Officials disclosed to day that a mobilisation speed-up in calls for the armed forces to have more than 3,000,000 men in uniform probably by mid-Jane. JOE WILLIAMS DIES Joe Williams, Angler Rt. 1, died at 12:30 this morning. Funeral arrangements, incomplete as this ;«§ issue of the Dally Record went to press, will be announced. Presiding over the meeting wa* the Rev. Forrest Maxwell, pastor of the Erwin Baptist Church and re- 1 tiring president of the organization. 1 Mr. Latta, who is rector of St Elected th a e s of aS the e Erwin D MetSt ’

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