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Shreveport, Louisiana
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Wednesday, September 27, 1944
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YOUR MORNING NEWSPAPER THE SHREVEPORT TIMES, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 1944 THREE MITCHELL'S DEPT. IS NOW PUBLIC WORKS Name Change From Cily Streets and Parks . Division Wounded Take Cover in Holland - The Street and Parke department ,.t Shreveport U no more. ' In accordance with an ordinance Introduced yesterday by Commls-ioner John McW. Ford and passed on first reading by members of the city council, the name of the department headed by Commissioner H. Lane Mitchell will now be known ji the "Department of Public 'Works." The change in name was made as , provided by the bill recently passed by the state legislature allowing the name "to be Department of Streets or any other suitable title." Since the supervision of city parks has been taken from the Jurisdiction of other departments and made a part of the recreation director's duties, city commissioners felt the name of Mr. Mitchell's department should how this. Council members passed on final redding an ordinance prohibiting parking on the east side of St. Vincent's from 63rd street north for H78.8 feet. ' Commissioner Ford reported to the council that the majority of city mployes have now applied for the new plan of group insurance and aattMmmni 1 ::..V 'V 1 ' , .. s TEXAS BALLOT WILL CONTAIN NEW COLUMN Completed Eight Sections To County Clerks This Week Wounded British soldiers take coTer in a grassy ditch daring en enemy attack 8ept 23 on a convoy (background) between Eindhoven and MJmegen, Holland, according to caption accompanying this British official photo. The attackers were driven off and the convoy pro ceeded. (AP Wlrephoto via Signal Corps Radio) that all others wishing to do so should complete this before Oct. 15. The insurance , company here announced it will reserve the right to require a physical examination of applicants after that date. REPORT SHREVEPORT INFANTRY SERGEANT KILLED IN ACTION WE WILL BE CLOSED ALL DAY TODAY x.. u s No wonder f V they call this kV. ty Florskeim Feeture Arch construction Women keep coming back for this Florsheim gypsy, happy about its comfort feature, long wearing qualities, and all-around satisfaction! Mot StyU, $105 to $12,95 f 514 McNEIL SSgt Claude E. Graves, 24-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Smith, 6 0 0 0 Henderson street, has been killed la action In Prance, his mother here has been advised bv the war lepartment. He was yjg a member of an infantry unit and previously had been reported missing in action on June 10. SSgt Graves was a native of El Dorado, but he C. E. Graves lived in Shreveport for a number of years. He married Miss I vera Mc Knight of El Dorado He took hi3 training at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, and shipped over seas last August. T-. -'I n, i J MPs Win Soldiers Medals For Saving 3 Civilians PRESENTED IN RIVER DAMAGE Washington, Sept. 28 (&) Tw military policemen have been awari- ed the Soldier's Medal for rescuing three men from a flaming automobile at Forrest Hill, La, the War department announced today. They are Pfc. Herbert Safler, of Memphis, Tenn, and Pvt. George H. Guth, of Baltimore, Md. The announcement said the three male occupants of a civilian car were rendered unconscious by a collision on Aug. 8 between their automobile and a government vehicle, and that the civilian car burst into flames. Safler dragged out the driver and passenger, and Guth removed the third occupant. , Austin, Texas, Sept 28 (A)- Preparation of Texas' eight-column general election ballot continued apace today In the secretary of state's office and certification of candidates to be printed on It should be In the hands of county clerks this week. Secretary of State Sidney Latham said first certificates probably would go Into the mall tomorrow. Hie function Is to certify the statewide candidates for office and certain dts trict office candidates. When county clerks receive the certificate they add the names of local candidates to complete the ballot form in each county. A sample ballot also U under preparation and will be mailed some time after the certificates are sent out. County officials need not wait on the sample ballot, however, since the certificate stipulates the order In which candidate and party names shall appear. This year's ballot carries eight vertical columns In this order: Demo cratic, Republican, Texas regulars and prohibition columns list full slates of presidential and vlce-presi dential electors. These are at the top of their respective columns. The Socialist and America First column have partial lists of electors. The Democratic column lists a full slate of 11 state government candi dates, from governor to commissioner of agriculture. The Republican col umn carrier 10 such candidates. That party did not nominate a caa idate for commissioner of agriculture. Across the bottom of the ballot Is listed two proposed constitutional amendments In this order: 1. Permitting cities and towns to create retirement systems for their employes; permitting the legislature to set up such systems for cities and towns. This is a dual amendment and voters may choose one method and reject the other, approve both or reject both. 2. Authorizing county commissioners' courts, after a vote of the people of the county, to reallocate county tax levies not to exceed 80 cents on the $100 assessed valuation. Adoption of this amendment means that the present limitations of 15 cents for roads and bridges and 25 cents each for general fund ana Dermanent Improvements could be reallocated providing the total rate does not exceed 80 cents. Jjfc maut mm (L Levee Boards Aide Be Heard at Future Date to Singapore, once Britain's "Gibraltar of the Far Cast," and now a Japanese outpost, may come under the bombs I Rim of I. 8. Superf'trtrrsset bawd In the China-Burma-India theatre as the Allies close In on Japan's supply lines to the East Indies. SAYS PAC IS "PERNICIOUS INNOVATION" Union Pacific President Raps Activity As Threat To Freedom Springhill Flier Killed In Crash of B-2 1 Bomber BOSSIER OFFICER PROMOTED Captain Joseph Aloysius Melest, of 1286 Delhi street. Bossier City, has been promoted to major. This announcement was contained in a release of promotions announced in Washington yesterday by the war department. 71 Your None dealer b now making delivery of new g ranges in 38-ioch and 20-inch sues ,o those who get O.P.A.certifi. cates. These are brand-new, full-size, full-quality ranges of heavy, quality-proved materials styled for the future and compete with alue-features that you will be proud to own m the years to come. We suggest you visit your Norge dealer at once. Without interfering with the ,ady flow of war materials from our factories, we are now producing these new gas rwiges, ,nd, at the same time, we are the other appliances we will build when the ctory is com-nrv nostwar RoUator liny Negro Baby loses His tight Frank Barnes, a negro baby who weighed lees than two pounds and was only seven Inches long when he was brought to Charity hospital Aug. 7, used tarly yesterday after attendants had nourished him until he weighed four pounds and had stretched his slender body to 12 Inches. Although two weeks old when admitted to the hospital, attendants held little hope for his survival. When he continued to live and fought gamely for life, they began to fight with him. They affectionately named him "Mr. Barnes." At each change of shift the nurses and doctors would ask, "How Is Mr. Barnes?" Informed that he was improving, they would laugh and say: "He's going to make it yet." About an hour before his death, his doctor examined him and thought he was continuing to improve. "Mr. Barnes" wiggled his toes and cut his black eyes up at the smiling doctor as If to say: "Doc, we're going to make It." But he didn't. refrigerators, electric ranges, i . ... ranees and home heaters will be real cwc..;.th.ewsk,llsand techniques we acquired m war Ruction will result in all our being f enr-errW; er W Yc caa look Norge for a continuance of the quality which Norge is famous. a look to Norge for bemt A t0O-wAtH IMBWStlT IO10I HOUSEHOLD APPLIANCES DISTRIBUTOR ' Geo. H. Lehleitner & Co., Inc. 4640 S. CarroTJton Ave. - - - New Orleans, La. 3 Chicago, Sept. 28 yp). President William M. Jeffers of the Union Pa cific railroad declared today that the CIO's Political Action committee Is 'a pernicious Innovation that has literally snaked its way into Amer ican politics, and in its active mallg nance, eats the very vital life of our freedom." I In an address prepared for delivery to the American Bankers association second prepared for delivery to the American Bankers association second war service committee, Jeffers asserted that the PAC proposes to force American union labor to con tribute from it wages to a political campaign It not only opposes but Is then coerced into voting for prlncl pies and candidates to which It Is opposed. "I resent this first and foremost as an American citizen and next as man who has carried a union card all his working life and still does I was a union man before the un-American element, now dominating segments of American labor, was born. The railroad brotherhoods know how and where I stand." The former Federal Rubber ad ministration told the bankers "I al ways have been strong for labor unions headed by right-thfnklng American leaders leaders who were Interested in the men they repre sented rather than In some European; ideology. j "But I say to you and to the people of this country that no political ac-j tlon committee or any group or In-1 dividual is going to tell me or any uphearded American how he Is goJ ing to vote or what he Is going to think. If the sorry day shoud ever come when nefarious schemes like this succeed, then on that day the disintegration of American labor unions starts and Democracy begins to crumble. "There is not enough money In the world to compensate for regimentation of Americans, loss of freedom and opportunity,' clans hatred, prejudice or Intolerance." NAZI WAR PRISONER ESCAPES FROM CAMP SOUTH OF TALLLLAH Tallulah, La.. Sept. 26 (P). Joseph Gary, 19-year-old German prisoner of war, escaped from a lumber camp near here Tuesday morning, ac cording to A. P. Kitchens, special agent In charge of the New Orleans district of the l ederal Bureau of In vestigation. Kitchens said the German escaped between 9:30 and 10:30 a m. while working on a lumber detail for the Chicago Mill and Lumber company at their camp nine miles southwest of here. Be was described as being rive feet, five inches tall, weighing 132 pounds, of medium build with round, healthy face, a scar on the left arm and another scar on the left cheek. He can speak only German and Is a farm laborer by trade. It was said. At the time of his escape he was dressed in blue denim fatigue uniform, pants, shirt and hat. with PW In white letters stenciled on each article. Persons learning Information con cerning the escaped prisoner are asked to communicate with Mr. Kitchens or the Monroe FBI office by telephone collect. Witness for C. Blckham Dickson, plaintiff In a I72.C0O suit against the Caddo and Bossier parish levee boards ended their testimony In the two year-old suit Tuesday afternoon auU the case will be set tor hearing ot the defendants' witnesses at Inter date. The suit as originally filed axked 123.400 damages, but was later amended and Dickson asks 172.000 for alleged property damages now. Dickson claims that as a result of cutting a pilot channel, known as Ine Bhreve's Island cut-off near Dixie Gardens, the levee boards by their action have caused extensive erosion , of Dickson's sunflower plantation located on Red river on the Bos sier parish side. The plaintiff contends that slnee the construction of the cut-off in 193A, erosion of his plantation land; along Red river has been extensive causing loss of land, crops and val uable pecan trees. ; J. Hill Fullllove, local planter, tea- i tlfted Tuesday as to the value and loss of Dickinson's pecan trees, rulli-love stated that, as a long-time ((rower of pecan trees, he would estimate well-cared-for trees would Five around 100 pounds of pecans euch per year and that the nuts sold at wholesale prices of between 8 and 28 cents per pound. He further testified as to the good care Dickson gave his pecan orchard, located on the Sunflower plantation. Value of Dickson's land was estimated by W. H. North. Dixie planter, at I1O0 per acre because of the rich slluvial soil from the river. The sandy loam from the river is more valuable, despite the possibility of erosion, than soil further back from the river. Mr. North testified. C. D. Head, mortgage loan Inspector for the Jefferson State Life Insurance company, testified that l.e had had broad experience in evaluat ing river bottom land, both along te Red river and the Mississippi river. Head stated that Dlikson's property, the peninsula section along with the land further back from the river, taken as w whole would be worth about $100 per acre. Dickson, ' ' n-self. was his own final witness, testi fying as to his property loss. Casper, Wyo Sept. '28 Three officers and sit enlisted men were killed Sunday when a B-24 bomber from the Casper air field crashed aua burned three miles went ot Ctsper The plane was on a combat training flight. Col. E. M. Hampton, station commandant. Identified the dead. Including Cpl. Carlton Ferguson. Bos 774. Springhill, La. Corporal Ferguson Is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Ferguson, of Springhill; three brothers. Pvt. Lavelle Ferguson of the army air corps, and Charles W. and Leo Ferguson of Springhill; one sister, Cleo- Jean Ferguson, of Springhill; his grandmother. Mrs. M. J. Pranks, and two uncles, W. H. and L. T. Franks, both of El Dorado. Alexandria Sheriff Son Is Missing Over Ormany Alexandria. La., Sept. 2d (Special). Grady L. Kelley. Jr 23, sun of Sheriff and Mrs. Orady L. Kelley of Rapides parish was reported missing In action over Oermany, according to a message from the war depart-' ment today. Sergeant Kelley was born la the home where his father and mother now live, on Bayou Rapides, Just west of Alexandria. He was a graduate of Bolton high school, attended 3X1., and was a student at L.8.U. when he enlisted In the air corps In December, 1942 Early this summer Sergeant Kelley had a ten weeks training course at the Alexandria army air field, near his home, leaving there for overseas service Aug. 1. He bad bees stationed In Italy and was a tail-gunner on a B-17. Florida's Everglsdes 8,000 square miles. cover near MILAM END-O MONTH SALE OF HOSE 45-gauge fine rayons, lisle mesh, rayon mesh, rayon lace. 600 PAIRS Formerly Priced 92c up to $1.65 ; A , If - A 11 h Pairs $j for SHREVEPORT See It Grow, Day by Day Property Transfers Among the more Important prop-i erty transfers filed Tuesday la the! office of Vlctos G. Simmons, clerk! of court, were the following: Julius B. Kahn to Jv W. Bradley; and Company, Inc., lot 132 of South Highlands subdivision, for 12,000. Hazel C. Brooks to J. J. Weaver,! lots 110 and 11 of renubdl vision of; block B, Exposition Heights subdivision, for 4.500. Robert N. Ellis to Mr. and Mrs.1 Jesse D. Maxwell, lot 202 of Land subdivision, for 85.41059. Bessie L. Moten to Theophllus M Johnson, lot 8 of John Lake subdivision. In TAL and 2 of Allendale,1 tor 83,250. Robert L. Sawyer to Michael La-mendola, lot 20. block 28 of Queens-borough addition, for 83.830. Leonard R. Carglll to Mrs. Ethel Merrill Boyett. lot B, plot 31 of Bioadmoor subdivision, unit 1, for 84,750. Hobert Nicholas Turnbow to George E. Sando. lot 86 of Boa Air addition, for 47.500. Mrs. Dora B. Blueteln. et at. to Dan Leon, lot 46 of TAL 30 for $2,500 James A. Kilcrease to Mrs. Lou Alice Waters, lot 24 and 8 of 23 plus a triangular portion In King addiUon for 14.000. Joe W. Dunn to Max W. Hart. loU 3. 8. 4. 5. 6, and 7. of block 8. Shepherd-Ueorge subdivision, for $6,000. H. O. Cloud, realty broker. rports the sale of lots $ and 9 of Moss Point subdivision, section 35. township Jg. range 15, for Fred L. Rtsinsr to Mrs. Luma T. Holcomb for $4,950. KEYS MUST REMOVE EXCESS ACIDS Help IS Mile of Kidney Tube Flush Out Poisonous Waste H yne hsve sa earns of and la toot blood, ymsr 15 mil of aadar tsbot Mr be wnf .-kp Tb tiM alien sad tab artwork- is dr bt tP KMora nd voar mtn ol acMU sad The sale of the residence at 719 Dahsetl for Robert N. Ellis to J. t. 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