THE WEATHER: Clearing And Colder To day. Fair And Colder To night. VOLUME I. GI’S REPULSE CHINESE ATTACK kflE&B i | ;. - ■&> S| nh ■Hi I? sL.lab 1 SK\l |Ms . I |. 2 rMafeara* ; *H jfl RB 9 Rppp \ SPEAKER AT BANQUET—President William H Ruffirr-of Erwin Mills (standing) congratulates employes just initiated into the Twenty-Five Year Club at a banquet Friday night in Erwin. President Ruffin himself made the presentation. Seated to his right is Dean Herbert J. Herringof Duke University, guest speaker at the event. (Photo by Lewis studio.) 'lif JM i Ij | ® : ULmSaM * 4|n iimmmim mk mWHmSm HsH* § JiflK : :. ABEBfa . H si 891 ! u OLD AND NEW MEET—Robert L. Stamper, left, oldest employe of Erwin Mills, shakes hands with the boss-man, William H. Ruffin, president and treasurer of the corporation. Ruffin was recently elected presi dent of the National Association of Manufacturers. A veteran in the service of Erwin Mills, Stamper first went to work for the concern in 1897. He was the only 50-year member present at the Twenty-Five Year Club banquet given Friday night at Erwin High School. 0 (Photo by Lewis Studio) Erwin Mills Pays Employees Honor By JIM HENDERSON Record Staff Writer „ „ R Turkey, oratory and gold pins climaxed a quarter-cen tury of effort for most of the 46 freshmen members of Erwin Mill’s Twenty-Five Year Club Friday night. The new members, meeting with older hands at the fifth annual Twenty-Five Year banquet, heard a speech by Dean Herbert J. Herring of Duke University’s Trinity College and a short address by Will iam H. Ruffin, president and trea- of Erwin Mills and recently sWected president of the National Association of Manufacturers. Dean Helping injected a sober note into the banquet by warning that the individuals of the nation must assume more responsibilities and ask for fewer privileges. Viewing the plight of the United States as the unwilling leader of the free world, Dean Herring said that the nation must be ready to make sacrifices now for unborn genera tions. , REQUIRES SACRIFICES "The nature of our form of gov ernment and our way of life,"he said, "is that we cannot preserve them without scarifices. “The very nature of democracy is that you and I have got to assume the responsaniblllty for it,” the speaker declared. Presiding over the banquet, which began at 6 p. m. in the Industrial JtrtS Building of Erwin High School, ,Aras Dr. Frank T. Dft Vyver, vice , president of Erwin Mills. After r>—w Herring delivered hip address, President Ruffin said a few words to the audience of some 309 Twenty-Five year men and (ConUniici* ftn IS* < jj? | Wellons Plans Annual Party Jeff D. Wilson of Raleigh, Direc tor of Public Information and Pub lic Safety for the North Carolina Motor Carriers Association, will be the speaker at the annual Christmas party of Wellons Candy Company, to be held here Thursday night In the Dunn Armory. Plans for the gala holiday event were announced today by Mr 1 . Wel lons. Mr. Wilson and Mr. Wellons are close Mends. ' ✓ _ The company’s more than 125 em ployees, their wives or husbands, and a number of special guests will be present for the eyent. Mr. Wilson, son of Judge A. R. Wilson of Durham, a Dunn native, Is scheduled to speak tonight to the Four Oaks Rotary Club. Herbert Honeycutt is in charge of that pro gram. i. ' treated here DeMeetic Raynor, 24, of Four Oaks, Route 1, was treated at the Dunn Hospital Sunday for injuries ®to Bailtj Appeal Made For Children John A. McKay, prominent Dunn leader, today made an appeal for the Children’s Home Society of North Carolina and called on all citizens of this section to give a* liberally to the cause as possible. Mr. McKay is a State director of the organization and has served in that capacity for years. Although he suffered a heart at tack a few days previously, Mr. McKay—who is Dunn’s oldest bus iness man--still carried on his work Tor the children from his bed. Following Is the complete text of Mr. McKay’s appeal: We sincerely hope that the people of Dunn, and all who may read this appeal will remember The Children’s Home Society of North Carolina, Inc., 240 Chestnut Streer, Qreensboro, N. C. .with as liberal Christmas donations as possible. What greater gift can we give at Christmas than giving for the ten der care for helpless and homeless little babies, until good homes or the right adoptive parents are fount! for them? Thousands of these help less little ones have been saved and given a chance in life. The Society receives no tax funds whatsoever. It is financed solely by the VOLUNTARY CONTRIBU TIONS of thoughtful, kindly people who know their gifts to save a help less baby grow in value with the passing years. Mail your gifts direct to the address above mentioned, or I will accept and send in such donations. John A. McKay, Dunn, N. C. One of its Directors. Erwin Union Plans Event About 700 children of union and, non-union parents wil be treated to a two-day Christmas treat at Erwin Saturday and Sunday, according to Lacy Dawkins, business manager of the ErWin Textile workers Union. The annual event will begin at 2:30 pjn. Saturday with a Christ mas party at the Erwin High School auditorium. Santa him self will be present to distribute .bags of fruits, nuts and candy ,to each child. The bags wil also contain presents. TO SHOW FILM On Sunday the union wil show the film, “Christ the King,” at the auditorium. Beginning time for that part of the yearly celebration is 2 p.m. Parents as well as children have been Invited to attend the party. ERWIN SOLDIER WOUNDED WASHINGTON, Deo. 18—(UP) —The Defense Department today announced that Pvt. Edward Mar sh Smith of the Army, son of James A. Smith, General Del ivery, Erwin, N. C. has been wounded in the Korean fighting. STORES TO OPEN Retail stoves will remain open late this week, until 9 p. m. on Wednesday through Friday, for the benefit of Christmas shoppers. The stores will be closed on . Monday. Christmas da,. The, will DUNN, N. C. MONDAY, DECEMBER 18, 1950 Quick Action By Congress Is Predicted HIGHER TAXES, ARMS FUNDS AND CIVIL DEFENSE “MUSTS^ By United Press * WASHINGTON, Dec. 18.— (UP) —. Democratic leaders were confident today that Congress will quickly ap prove three “must” mobiliza tion bills: higher taxes, bit, lions for arms, and a civil de fense program. They were scheduled to give Pred|f dent Truman a “progress report” today. But Senate Democratic Leader Scott W. Lucas, 111., said it probably will take until New Year's Day to get the work done. The Senate Finance Committee was reported ready to approve a new tax on corporations to raise $3,200,000,000 a year. The house passed a straight excess profit bill but the committee has combined it with an increase in regular cor porate rates. The Senate Appropriation Com mittee finished a study of Mr. Tru man's request for $18,000,000,000 in new defense funds and seemed ready to approve it. The House passed it last week. Both Houses were expected to vote soon on the President's pro posed ~53,100,000,000 program to de fend American cities from air and atomic attack. ELSEWHERE IN CONGRESS Servicemen—The House seemed ready to give SIO,OOO free insurance to all servicemen. Opponents point ed out that the insurance could not be continued when the servicemen return to civilian life. Sponsors; predicted approval. Achen^on— Secretary of State- Dean Acfieson continued to be dam-- i imet mrit praised. Sen. James P. Kern, R., Mo., said his foreign policy has brought the United States to ‘ the brink” of World War 111. Sen Herbert H. Lehman, D„ N. Y„ charged that Republican attaks on Acheson “p’ayed directly” into the hands of Communists. Two Soldiers Free On Bail Sgt. Harold D. Roy, a Fort Bragg paratrooper accused of the Nov. 29 rape of a young Erwin girl, has been released from Harnett County Jail under $5,000 bond, Robert B. Mor gan, clerk of Superior Court, re ported Monday. Also released from custody was Pfc. James D. Slate held as an ac cessory before arid after the fact. Slate’s bond was set at $2,000. HOOKS GAVE ORDER District Solicitor Jack Hooks al lowed the bonds, Morgan said. The men left the jail about 1 a. m. Sun day morning. " The two soldiers were bound over without privilege of bond for trial at the January term of Harnett Superior Court when probable cause was found by Judge H. Paul Strick land at a Dunn Recorder’s Court hearing Dec. 7. Mrs. Mary Lloyd Pope, 17, of ErWin testified that Roj raped her twice on the night of Nov. 29. Slate aided him in the attacks, she alleg ed. The young paratrooper sergeant attacked her once in a stretch of woods near Dunn, she said, and again In a parking lot on the Fort Bragg, reservation. BULLETINS BRUSSELS, Belgium, Dec 18.—(UP) —*The United States told its European partners today to speed up and in crease their rearmament program if they expect American help in building a defense against Communist aggression. U. S. Secretary of the Army Frank Pace sounded the warn ing in opening a meeting of defense ministers of the 12 Atlantic Pact countries. WASHINGTON, Dec. 18.—(UP)— The CIO TEXTILE Workers Union prepared today to carry its fight for higher wages and better working conditions into northern and southern cotton-rayon mills. •; ' % l WASHINGTON, Dec. 18 —(UP) — Senate administration leaders pushed towards final action today a bill which would hike corporation levies for the second time this year. DETROIT, Dec. 18 —(UP) — General Motors stopped sales of ail Pontiacs and Cadillacs shipped to dealers after today. The action of the world’s largest auto maker will freeze one-third of U. S. car sales. Cars now in dealers’ showrooms or enroute were not affected by the order. *'■ . SANTA COMES TO BENSON—Santa Claus came to Benson Saturday for the Johnston County town’s big opening Christmas celebration. SSnta is shown here with some of the hundreds of letters he took out of Benson’s special Santa Claus mail box. The two youngsters shown with him are having the time of their lives—and what child doesn’t when he’s with Santa. The celebration was termed by Chamber Mana ger Lewis Lawrence and others as a tremendous success. (Record photo by Norwood Sorrell.) . Dunn Lawyer Blasts Scott For Letting Slayer Die EVERETTE DOFFERMYRE SAYS “STUPIDITY” SENT MAN TO DEATH official of the Harnett County Bar Association today came to thi Superior Court Judgei Luther Hamilton In the case of Emmett Garner, executed Harnett slater, and charged that Garner went to his death “because the Governor of North Carolina did not have the intelligence and wisdom to follow the advice and counsel of a person who is learned in law.” Everette L. Doffermyre, prominent Dunn attorney and vice president of the county bar, made the statement in a letter to The Daily Record. Judge Hamilton charged recently that Governor Scott ignored his recommendation in the case of Em mett Garner, a Harnett tenant farmer who beat his wife to death with a singletree, and allowed Gar ner to be executed. Mr. Doffermyre declared In his letter today that “I believe the re ports and attacks made upon Judge Hamilton in The News and Observer are a deliberate attempt to cover up for the stupidity of Governor Kerr Scott and his little Ceaser, Dr. John son, the paroles commissioner.” ' SAYS JUDGE DID RIGHT “The people who have any con ception about the administration of justice know that Judfce Hamilton did what was right, fitting and proper under the circumstances that surrounded the Garner case and because the Governor of North Carolina did not have the inteligence, and wisdom to follow the advice and counsel of a person who is learned In law, of which the Governor is total ly ignorant, it is sickening and dis gusting to see how some people will attempt to shift the blame to a person who exhausted every effort to do what was right, ’just and (Continued On Page Four) Legion Chief Says Wje Must All Help Anyone who can “earn a dollar through his own might” will find e place in America’s present struggle for survival, National Commander Earle Cocke, Jr., told American Legionnaires and other listeners at the Dunn Armoi-y Friday afternoon. Anticipating President Truman’s announcement of a national em ergency Friday night, Cocke stated that every person who is not bed ridden or crippled may be used in defending this country. “We have lost time in putting our house in order,” the 29-year - pld commander added, emphasizing .that the emergency call was “long overdue.” EMERGENCY CALL LATE “If universal military training had been passed as late as 1949, we wouldn’t be in the mess, we’re In now,” he declared. Commander Cocke, who arrived here about 4:30 p.m. Friday, was introduced by State Commander Hugh Alexander of Kannapolis. The young Dawson, Ga., veteran stopped here for half-an-hour before going to Fayetteville on his tour of North Carolina. Speaking chiefly to Dunn’s Leg ionnaires, Cocke urged that mem bership in the Legion be increased. The national and International sit uations, he said, call for stepped-up Interest in the Legion’s, program. Individual members, he remarked, should try to make better Legion members of themselves. Present at the gathering were (Continued On Page Two) City Council Meets Tonight A recommendation that employees of the City of Dunn be placed under the social security program begin ning Jan. 1 will be oiie of the mat ters to be discussed at the meeting of the city council tonight. In scheduling this discussion, City Manager R. T. Hobbs today recom mended that the city enter the program, with necessary funds to be transferred from the contingency funds of the general fund and uti lities fund to a special social securi ty account. The program calls for one and onehalf per cent to be de ducted from the worker’s ptiy and a similar amount to be paid by the city. GARDEN PROJECT 1 Also on the agenda Will be dis ’ cusslon of a plan by the Dunn Gar . den Club to sponsor a project on US 421 at the western city limits, to seed the shoulders of West Cum berland St. and to plant dogwood i trees along this route. Manager i Hobbs has recommended that the council pledge cooperation to the clufcf In this project. Other matters to be considered 1 at the meeting will be erection of > a screen or partition for greater 12 Nominated For Posts Ballots were mailed Friday by the Dunn Chamber of Commerce, for the annual election. Twelve men are listed on the ballot, and members are asked to vote for three. The three men re ceiving the greatest number of votes will be named to the board of direc tors. At a meeting of the board of directors, immediately after Christ mas, officers for the following year *will be selected from among the board membership, according to Manager Joe McCullers. Voting members were requested to return ballots to the Chamber of Commerce office, in an accompany ing letter from the chamber man ager. “The Success of your chamber of commerce depends on the wis dom and far-sightedness of the In dividuals who comprise the board of directors,” Manager McCullers reminded voters in his letter. Candidates for uie three board vacancies were nominated by a (Continued On Page Four) Miller Is Elected By Benson Chamber MET BE A CHARTER RECORD SUBSCRIBER Sabre Jet Fighters Being Used CHINESE REDS STEP UP ASSAULT, BUT MANY SLAUGHTERED BIG MO ARRIVES TOKYO, Dec. 18 —(UP)—* The U. S. Battleship Missouri arrived off the shrinking United Nations beachhead in Northeast Korea today and trained its 16-inch guns on massed Chinese Reds besieg ing the escape port of Hung nam. The 45,900it0n “Mighty Mo” joined the beachhead battle as the Chinese stepped up their attacks against bat tered 10th Corps forces still holding out in the tiny beachhead. There v/as no immediate word whether the Missouri had begun hurling its one ton shells at the enemy, but it was assumed the firing or der would be given as soon as appropriate targets were found. TOKYO, Dec. 18 —(UP)— j The Chinese Reds stepped up their assault on the shrink ing United Nations beach head in Northeast Korea to- I day. Wave after wave of Chinese charged the U. S. 3rd<Division line a scant four miles north of the escape port of Hungnam against a massive land, sea and all* bombardment that slaugh tered them by the hundreds. Some 800 Chinese were killed In , the oast 24 hours alone arouftd the beachhead perimeter. At 2:30 p.m. (12:30 a.m. EST), two companies or more of Chinese troops were attacking Americans and South Koreans dug in on the north abproaches to Hungnam Awaiting the signal to join the assault from the rugged, snow washed foothills just north of Hung nam was a Chinese regiment—2,soo to 3,000 enemey troops. Renewed attacks from the West and Northeast also were expected momentarily. Some 12 to 14 Chir ese divisions—up to 140,000 men at full strength were massed around the melting 10th Corps defense arc. The United Nations line was be lieved to run six miles southwest of Hungnam, three miles west, four miles north and five or six miles northeast. EVACUATION ADVISED On the other side of Korea, leaders of Seoul’s nine wards ad vised the capital’s 1,250,000 civilians to get out of the city as rapidly as possible ahead of an expected Chinese offensive. However, the ward leaders ap (Continued On Page Two) WEDDING. PERMIT v .J A marriage license has been issued by Inez Harrington, Harnett register of deeds, to Junie Clayton Johnson, 67, and Lilia Dale Weathers Up church, 50, both of Fuquay Springs, Rt. 1. Emery L. Miller, wldely-knowtt+i Henson furniture dealer and prom inent civic, social and religious leader, has been elected president | of the Benson Chamber of Commov J F ce for tho coming year. Mr. Miller was elected at thjfl I organizational meeting of the chan*'! ! tier’s new board of directors, .gtejg j succeeds W. Baggett Herring, who . srrur*;. ss-ss; as the chamber's first president. al Howard Benton, well-known oow-i mercial printer of Benson, er and Walter Strickland, aUtiSm NO. 9

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