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DRIVE SAFELY! Know safety rules to avoid accidents. Alt«>8 look back Instead at uslnj rear view mirror for baekljij. DENTON RECORD- WEATHER ClMMi> *nd Cooler VOL. XLIII NO. 230 GIRL REVEALS EARLY ATTACK BY PHANTOM Young Oklahoma Woman Says Masked Man Tried To Assault Her Feb. 22 TEXARKANA, Tex., May 10.—(AP)— The Texarkana. Gazette today quoted Mrs. Mary Jeanne Larey, 19, of Frederick, Okla., as saying she believed she was the first victim of Texarkana's phantom who has sholf six persons, killing five. Mrs. Larey told a Gazette reporter she was convinced "beyond any doubt" that the man who attempted to criminally assault her near Texarkana on the night of Feb. 22 was the murderer. "I would know his voice anywhere," she said. "It rings 'always in my ears." She moved to Frederick, Okla.. a month ago to live with her uncle and aunt because, she said, she found living so near the scene of her experience more than she could bear. Slopped by Roud On Hint February night she said she. Jimmy Iloltis. 24. and another couple had gone to a movie. They had left the others and en route to her home they had stopped beside the road. "A man walked up," she said. "He wore a white mask over his head with cut out places for his eyes and mouth. He told Jimmy that he didn't want to kill him. and for him to do as he wa* ;old." She said they both got out o. the car and the man told Jimmy to take off his pants. "Alter Jimmy had taken otf his trousers, the man hit him twice on the head. The noise was s< loud I thought Jimmy had becv iihot. I learned Inter that the sound was his skull cracking." He searched the punts for a bi!l- Jold. "Then he hit me. He knocked me to the ground, but I managed to get up. He told me to run clown the road. "As I ran, I could hear Jimmy groaning. The man was beating and stomping him. "It was hard for me to run because I had on high-heeled shoes.' She said he overtook her and Sec TEXARKANA, Page 2 DENTON, TEXAS, FRIDAY AFTERNOON, MAY 10, 1946 Associated Press Leased Wire TWELVE PAGES •IX>COMOTIVBS IDLED BY COAL STIUKB-ldted by lack of fuel, thirty "i horses .of the Illinois Central System rest in their stalls at the railroad's freiguL yards in MernplwsTenn. Officials said th e locomotives were pulled out of service because ot the coal shortage, which resulted i n canceling- six scheduled freight runs and reducing- unscheduled runs to 50 per cent. (AP Wirephoto.) iron, freight found GLouL 10W/L By B. J. (BOB) EDWARDS If any man thirst, let him come unto me and drink. He thut believeth on me, as the Scripture said, from within him shall now rivers of living water.—John T; 37-38. • * • * Fred Ferry of Double Oak has stocked Ills farm water tank with fish nnd told County Agent George R. Warren that tie could grow little fish or big 'uns in a year's time in accordance wJth the food he furnished them. Warren lius at his office bulletin MP-528, "Tcchniqucst of Fishpond Management," which Is available. There may be other farmers who have such tanks who would like to grow fish, since they are real money makers. Ferry says that a fish, like a hog, will grow according to his feed. He has learned Lhnt he can make a 100-pound pig or a. 300-pound pig in six mouths and that ot Is interesting to note that fish rcsjjond similarly to wlint they eat. This Is no 'believe it or not'—It's a. fact, but one that may be hard to give credence. The Misses Doyle and Mrs. P. K. Best, daughters of the late W, S. Doyle of Slldcll. were In Denton Thursday afternoon, bringing with them two Irish potato plants that were grown on their place near Slide il. 'Hie vines carried potatoes on the vine underground while on the toj> of the vines were tomatoes and many tomato blooms. The tomatoes were still small, but well formed, and the potatoes were regular In form and size. The Burbank society might like to learn of this freak of nature. "There arc quite a few In the garden of the snme kind and we Intend to watch them to see what will develop," Mrs. Best said. • + * * Paul Briggs, son of Mr. and Mrs. O. B. Brlggs, 421 Grove street, has made a change in his work, and that at a nice increase dn salary. He has been with Scars-Roebuck for around 14 years and only recently took over the supply department of the Spiegel Co. In Chicago. Ills many friends here will recall that Paul was one of the star tackles on the famed SMU football team several years ago, the team that defeated Fordham In a post season game. He went with Scars when he graduated. • • * * Bur/ord Allen, recently discharged from the U. S. Navy and later bought an Interest In the Page & Allen Barber Shop on West Oak street, has sold his Interest In the business to j. w. Page. Burford expects to leave Denton on May 21 for Italy, his former home, where he will take a month's rest. He has made application to enter the Pe- orla (111.) School to study watch repair,, engraving;, diamond setting . get BQlZflC 'ABOUT, Pa$e 3 Police Arrest 33 Pickets At Gonvair Plant FORT WORTH, Tex., May 10.— (AP)— A'squad of city policemen, directed by Police Chief Robert Dysart, this morning: arrested 33 Consolidated Vultee Aircraft Corporation plant pickets, members of the striking International Association of Machinists, after they had refused to leave Texas & I acihc Kailway grounds near the line's freight terminal here. T. J. Buchanan, T&P freight agent, said charges of blockading private property and In- »— terfering with the movement of _ interstate commerce commission shipments would be filed against the men. Police forcibly carried John F. Foster. Jr.. district president of the striking machinists, into n patrol wagon. The pickets followed hint peaceably Into the wagon. Foster was not on the picket line. District Attorney Al Clyde said tlie pickets arrived about 8 a. m., und formed a circular, closely- packed line on a road leading to the T. & p. unloading docks. The pickets, he said, were protesting the unloading of a large piece of Convalr machinery from a freight car. Buchanan and E. H. Crouch, T. & P., special agent. Dysart, and then Clyde asked the pickets to get of* the railroad property. As [hey talked. )x>licc photographers took pictures of the picket line. Most of the pickets held placards over their faces, nnd roster, talking with roimrlcrs, kept his back to the camera. Finally, uysart called out: "turn around. Foster." At first reluctant, the union president fiiitillv turned around and walked taward Dysart nntl other officers, standing beside the patrol wagon which had backed Inlo the area. "Get in, Foster." the chief directed. Foster did not move, and Dysart nnd several other officers picked him up by the arms nnd legs and hoisted him Into tile wagon. The police chief followed him into the car and scuffled briefly with the union leader. As the, pickets followed Foster into the wagon, they dropped their short placard sticks in a pile. Some six other strikers, who were not i.i the picket line but stood alongside the pickets, were taken to county jail in another police car. "The .district attorney's office, HID sheriff's office and the police department are assisting the Consolidated Corporation in breaking up n legalized picket line," Foster told reporters a few minutes be- See PICKETS. Page 2 Two Killed In Explosion At Hotel in Tyler TYLER, May 10.—(AP)—Two persons died today of injuries suffered last night in an explosion which wreckqd . th.e upper floor of the Plaza Hotel here. The victims were Virginia Dennis. 20, cashier in a drag store on the ground floor of the hotel, nnd F. D. Perron of Sherman, telephone Ine crewman. Perron came" to Tyler yesterday to supervise laying of American Telephone and Telegraph coaxial cable in this area, Fire following the unexplained explosion completely gutted four "ooms of the two-story hotel. Fire Chief Henry Glnn continued an Investigation of the cause. Chico Man Injured As Car Hits Bridge William Easley of Chlcn suffered minor Injuries Thursday afternoon when his automobile struck n concrete bridge on Highway 24 near LiciHoii. He received first aid at the Denlon Hospital and was re- LT. PFAEFFLE SIMPSON, JR. Lt. P. Simpson Killed in Plane in Florida Lt. Pfaclflc Simpson. Jr., who followed in the Navy footsteps of his father, was killed Thursday in an nil-plane crash at Jacksonville, Fla., according to word received here by his aunt. Mrs. T. H. Williams, 1102 North Elm. Lt. Simpson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Pfaeffte Simpson of San Diego, Calif., is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. B, D. Simpson of Stony, formerly of Denton. His fni.her also was a lieutenant at the time of his recent discharge sifter more than 27 years in the Navy, and young Simpson had planned to make the Navy his career. He graduated from the u. S. Naval Academy in June, 1043. Survivors include his wife and a one-year-old daughter; his parents a:id one sister, Jean Simpson; and grandparents. Naval services will be held a" Jacksonville, Fla., with burl.il at sea. Umberto Will Reign Until Election June 2 Italian Cabinet Sets Limit on Powers As Old King Abdicates ROME, May 10.—WV—The Italian cabinet approved today the assumption of the throne by Crown i Prince Umberto. but specified his powers would extend only until June 2. On that day the Italian people will decide whether to continue the monarchy. Lewis Calls 12-Day Truce in Coal Strike The could ministers decided Umberto sign decrees "Umborto II King of Italy" but not use the phrase traditionally following tht signature, "By grace of God and will of the people." Umbcrto's father, Vlttorlo Enumucle III, abdicated last night after a 45-year reign and sailed for Egypt. Communists oppose Umberto, and the Socialist press today called him the "King of May" and declared In Us headlines "Fascist Prince Succeeds Fascist King for 23 Days." Greece also prepared to settle speedily the fat« bfr her - fans?, George II. Premier Tsaidarls announced that Greeks would vote on the question as soon as electoral lists are revised. Previously the Greek government had not planned to hold a plebiscite until 1948, but the Populist party, largely monarchist, came into power in recent Senate Critics Demand Strike Control Action Declare Lewis Truce Is 'Only Temporary Reprieve From Death' WASHINGTON, May 10.— (AP)—Senatorial critics declared today that John L. Lewis' coal strike truce is "only temporary" and demanded that the Senate go ahead with strike control legislation. Senator Eastland CD-Miss.) told reporters he will Insist on speedy action on a revised version of the House-approved Case bill, which the Senate was expected to take up this afternoon immediately after disposing of the 83.150.000,000 British loan bill. "Lewis' offer gives the American people a temporary reprieve from death." Eastland declared. "The fight must go on to curb him and his kind. Congress shouldn't leave the power in the hands of any one ail to destroy the nation." Democratic leader Barkley !Ky.> told reporters that the Case bill will be called up on schedule. He said ,that Lewis' action justifies the hope that during the truce period an agreement can be reached between the mine operators and the union so the strike need not be resumed. Senator Brooks (R-I11.) observed that the same result might have been obtained much sooner If president Truman had Invited the operators and union representatives to the White House several days ago Instead of waiting until today. Eastland said he expects the "real fight" In the Senate to come over efforts to write into the Case bill a provision outlawing the closed shop. Members of & House Judiciary subcommittee reported they had Sec SENATE, Page 2 LINDBERGH PAYS RESPECTS—Col. Charles A. Lindbergh shakes hands with Mrs. Thomas B. McGuire Jr of San Antonio, Tex., in Paterson, N. J., after posthumous award of Medal of Honor to her husband, Major Thomas B. McGuire, a resident of Ridgewood, N. J and Sebring Fla., was a friend of Lindbergh in the South Pacific. (AP Wirephoto.) SKIT DISMISSED Rules on Cotton Margins Upheld Senators Probe, Navy-Supervised Gambling Hall elections. Recent announcements! WASHINGTON. May 10.—(AP)— from Athens said the British and United States governments had agreed to tile holding of an earlier plebiscite. Plotro Ncnni, Socialist and vice president of the Constituent Assembly, and Palmlro Togllatti, Communist ant) minister of justice An account of a Navy-supervisee gambling hall at Pearl Harbor specializing In no-limit craps, blackjack and poker was laid before the Senate war Investigating committee today by Rear Adm. Austin K Doyle, deputy inspector general. Doyle said a chief bos'ns mate argued that only the constitution- 1 was stationed in the hall "to keep al convention to be elected in the' or der, regulate the gambling and June 2 plebiscite on Iho monarchy' has the right to select a new king. A Socialist party manifesto termed the abdication ".i diversion lo derange orderly preparation of the referendum" June 2. A Republican party leader, Randolfo Paccl- ardi, said in an interview that the abdication would have ho effect on what he called the nation's swing toward a republic. LAST VET VOCATION MEETING SET TONIGHT At a meeting to be held at Kmm tonight at 8 o'clock, veterans of thnt community will hear a discussion of the proposed Denton County Vocational Rehabilitation School for veterans. Dr. Alex nator, County School supt. Charles Silk, and c. E. Wcnslcy, of the Veterans Administration, -.vil! conduct the meeting, the last, in a survey held over the county. At a meeting to be neld in the city hall here Monday at 8 p. m., final details of the training program will be discussed with Denton county veterans and definite courses announced. see that only the proper persons were admitted." The sky's-thc-limlt games were played in the recreation hall of civilian housing area No. 3, adjacent to the navy yard, duriilg 1043 and 1944, Doyle said. He testified the organized gamb ling was permitted as the lesser of two evils. He described the civilian employes of the yard as "a rough element," few of whom had their families with them, and added that the atmosphere of the housing area was "kind of like that of an old fashioned lumber camp." Chairman Mead (D-NY) read into the Record that Vice Adm. D. w. Bagley was commandant of the naval district at that time. "Was there any rake-off?" Mead wanted to know. ! "I would prefer not to go into Investigating the case," Doyle replied. When pressed by Senator Fergu son (R-Mlch.), Doyle conceded ',that "we arc very suspicious there was some rake-off." He testified at a hearing called to investigate charges of widespread theft and mismanagement of naval property in Hawaii during wartime. WASHINGTON, May 10. — (IP,— Saying It lacked Jurisdiction, the I federal district court - today dlsr missed a., suit'.to .avoid IL government regulation which raised mar- Bin requirements- „ for trading in cotton futures. "Tills court Is without jurisdiction to pass on the validity or Invalidity of the regulation involved In this suit," said Justice Jennings Bailey In a memorandum accompanying the dismissal action. Bailey asserted the case "Is a matter solely within trie Jurisdiction" of the Emergency Court of Appeals, a special court set up under the price control act to henr exclusively complaints against OPA regulations. Tills same contention had been advanced by the Justice Department In requesting dismissal. The suit to set aside the margin regulation was filed by iv group of cotton planters, members of cotton exchanges and J. E. McDonald, 'SIAMESE TWINS' DOING NICELY IN PORTLAND HOSPITAL—Baby girl "Siamese Twms," born in Portland, Ore., General Hospital to Mrs. Edward Hurae 26 are reported to be ,n good health by doctors. The attending physician TaldCy weighed 9 couid not bc Ecparotcd -^ ° f Jy sne Texas state commissioner of agriculture. It named as defendants OPA Administrator, Paul Porter, Stabilization'Director Cheater Bowles and Secretary of Agriculture Clinton P. Anderson.' Bailey'sakt,.he was obliged to order the dismissal no matter how "clearly It may appear" that Anderson "failed to exercise the discretion imposed upon him by law In his approval of the regulation." Those who brought the suit had contended that Anderson, acting under orders from Bowles, had ho choice but to sign and approve the regulation. Anderson declined to sign cotton regulation voluntarily. the . He approved It only after Bowles had issued a directive requiring him to do so. Justice Bailey said that apart from the federal court's lack of Jurisdiction, the plaintiffs had no ground for any action against Bowles or Anderson, sllice the regulation actually was Issued by OPA. House Draft Action Blocked, Until Monday WASHINGTON, May 10,-.<AP> — An objection by Rep. Sheridan ID- Pa.) blocked Immediate House action today on stop-gap legislation extending the draft law until July Sheridan, a member of the military committee, objected to a request, of Chairman May ID-Ky.) for unanimous consent for immediate action on the measure, passed yesterday by the Senate. However, there was no objection to a later request for House consideration next Monday, two days before the present draft law expires. Discussion Indicated that an attempt will be made Monday to write into the stop-gap legislation a ban against Induction of teenagers. The House banned the drafting of 18 and 13-year-olds when it passed last month a separate bill extending the draft law until next February IS. The Senate has not acted on that bill. The July 1 extender received military committee approval in the morning. COMMISSION TO GET OVERPASS PETITION At noon today 369 signatures were counted on copies of a petition being circulated requesting city commission action for an overpass or undeipass across railroad tracks on East McKlnney and some copies had not been checked. Wllllard V. Giles, one of the circulators of the petition, said that additional signatures would be secured before the request Is presented at a meeting of the city commission In the city hall tonight at 8 o'clock. Three Planes Crash PENSACOLA, FIB., May 10.— (AP) —A slate forest service dispatcher reported to the Navy here today that two four-motored bombers and a smaller plane had crashed and were burning in a remote area sev- mite n«1rj Pla, GEN. DEVERS DENIES 'COWARD' STATEMENT WASHINGTON, May 10 — (AP)—Chairman May (D-Ky.) announced today the House military committee will "Investigate immediately" a report, since denied, that Gen. Jacob L. Devers referred to Congress as a group of "cowards." In a statement last night, Devers said "I did not use the word coward." May told the House that Devers, Army ground force commander, will be called before the committee next Tuesday to explain the statement attributed to him. He added that the War Department also will be asked for an explanation. Butter to Bust Black Market Draws Crowds PHILADELPHIA, May 10.—(AP) —A butter line ringed historic Reading Terminal market for the second straight day today—and thousands stood four abreast watt- ing a chance to buy one pound, that's all, at the 56-cent celling price. An estimated 15,000 men, women and children Jammed five central city streets yesterday, but only 3,232 "lucky ones" went home to a dinner that would Include the butter they bought. The others were turned away. Starting today, sales will be limited to 1,500 pounds daily. There will be no butter sold on Sunday and Monday. There were 12,500 pound* avail-, able yesterclay. Irwin (Cramer, sales manager of the New Jersey Federated Egg Producers Cooperative which offered the butter "to break th* black market," said selling wu halted two hours before the advertised closing because tils five clerks wen UMW Chief Issues Order as Truman Asks Conference President Reported To Have Proposal to End Paralyzing Shutdown By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A 12-day truce in the soft coal strike, to take effect Monday, was called by John L. Lewis, United Mine Workers president, today. Subordinate leaders of •100,000 striking coal miners were Instructed to get their local memberships back in the pits as soon as the local mine managements agreed to maite retroactive during the truce any pay Increase negotiated later. Lewis called his action "the contribution" of his union "to our nation's economy." Lewis issued the order after President Truman today Invited him and a representative of the soft, coal operators to a White House meeting at 4 p. m. <EST> today. The United Mine Workers chief promptly accepted. For Essential Facilities The UMW chieftain told the union locals: "The coal to be mined during this two week (truce) period can be utilized for consumption by essential facilities and the nation's health and security thus safeguarded while efforts to negotiate a. contract continue. "l*t every member be assured that the members of the national policy committee are determined to accept no contract that will not give to the mine workers the essential protection which Is Imperatively required." Secretary pt Labor Schwellenbach announced the * p. m. conference at the White House. The operators will select their representative to the meeting. Tills move to end the paralyzing 40-day strike of 400,000 soft coal miners followed a meeting of President Truman with hl$ cabinet. • The Chief Executive was reported planning "militant" action to get coal mining resumed If other steps he has under consideration fall to achieve that result. Presidential Secretary Charles O. See COAL, Page 2 16,000 Residents Of Farms Killed In '45 Accidents CHICAGO, May 10.—(API—Sllt- lecn thousand residents ol the nation's fanns were killed In accidents hi 1945 and 1,500,000 others were Injured, the highest total since 1343. the National Safety Council said today. The council also reported that lire destroyed farm property valued at »90,000,000 In 1945, one-fifth of the national fire loss. The council reported that agriculture, with more workers than any other industry, had a death rate per 100.000 workers of 53 as compared with 31 for all-industry. It snld that the 1845 death and Injury figures are In line with an anticipated general rise in farm accidents during the next few years. The accidental deaths last year were B per cent more than in 1944. Farm home accidents took the greatest toll, 6,500 deaths compared with 6,000 In 1944. while deaths from motor vehicle accidents were 4,300, 600 more than In 1944. Farm work deaths, the council said, were 28 per cent of the nation's occupational death total, or more than In any of the other seven major Industrial groups. WEATHER DENTON AND VICINITY: Mostly cloudy and cooler, showers and thunderstorms tonight; partly cloudy and cooler Saturday. EAST TEXAS: Mostly cloudy, showers and thunderstorms except in the Rio Grande Valley this afternoon and tonight; cooler In northwest and north central portions tonight; Saturday cloudy, scattered showers In southeast and extreme south, cooler In north and central portions. Fresh southeast winds on the coast shifting to northerly on the upper coast Saturday. WEST TEXAS: Partly cloudy this afternoon, tonight, and Saturday. a few scattered showers front the Pecos Valley eastward this afternoon and tonight; coelw U) Panhandle, South plains, and upper Pecos Valley tonight. OKLAHOMA: Showers and thunderstorms today, much cooler today In w«*t and central potions, cloving and cooler touifht with low temperatures ntar V) In Panhandle to lower 50s aoutbeut; Saturday fair and cool. THURSDAY TKMPERATUKES Hl«h _ : M

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