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a 5 - BUYING IN LONDON SLUMPED AftOUND PlPTY PERCENT WHIN NEW TAXB HIKED THE P&ICE. IT WASN'T THE CIGAfcETS THAT WERE BURNED Uf». 119 LOST IN AIR MISHAPS RECORD WHEAT CROP SEEN FOR NAl'ION—As far as the eye can see, and for miles beyond the horizon in the "heart of the nation's bread basket," full-headed evidence of a record winter,wheat crop sways in a slight wind. This field, 34 miles southwest of Hayes Kins' Will contrtbtttc lo Kansas' estimated record 1947 yield of 263 million bushels. Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Colorado and Nebraska'are'pv" pectcd tor supply CO percent of the nation's winter wheat (his year. VOL. 46, NO. 45. (10 Pages) PAMPA, TEXAS, FRIDAY, MAY 30, 1947. Price 5 Cents AP Leased Wire Delicate Task Ahead for Marshall in Drive to Maintain Bases in Greenland Solon Believes Tax Bill Would Pass Over Veto WASHINGTON — (#)— Senator George (D-Ga), a leading: Democratic tax authority, predicted today that if 'President Truman .vetoes the income reduction bill the Senate will uphold his action. George, who voted for the bill "reluctantly," told reporters lie will not vote to override the President if a veto conies. •The President returned to Wash irigton late yesterday, a few hour after Senate-House conferees agreec on final ..'terms of the legislation but there Was no word from th -White .House as to Mr. Truman' Intentions toward the bill. He ha. cald several times in, the past few months that this is> not the tim to lower taxes. Both, Houses are .set to ratify 01 Monday the agreement reached by the conferees in less than two hour yesterday. The President has 1 days tfrom the time cue bill reache him to approve or/ veto it. 'Meanwhile, the/ Internal Revenue Bureau rushed f to the printer— ' just '-in. case—the new tax with- .holdihg tables <to be used if tlie bill becomes la\v. Officials stressed that they have no Idea* one., way or the other but are getting ready because there Will' be little time to meet the July deadline for getting the new tax reductions into effect if the measure goes through. The tables would guide employer;, In adjusting the amount of tax deduction^ from pay checks, The 69 to 34 vote by which the bill passed the Senate Wednesday virtually, .ruled out any/ possibility that advocates cf the tax cut could assernbjle the. two-thirds vote which would ?.fie needed in each House to override a veto, Tlie cuts would range from 5.25 to 16,percent off present taxes foi this year, and from 105 percent S«e TAX CUTTING, Page 5 Local Delegation io AUend Highway Meei -T«e Chamber of Commerce High/ Committee held 4 meeting, yes, tWlpy In the Chamber offices pre- s parfttory to leaving s,unday for Enid \i W attend the annual meeting of Highway qo Association, June 2 and " Ohan^ber officials announced to-• ' ? / convention,/headed by Presl- .Havvy O. Olasser, Enid, will A together delegates fiom towns $<on Highway 60 from Racli- " Ya<i"t9 Riverside, Calif,, of" £&M. / ' being elected presi- 'elation, has traveled * highway. He.iis to. bringing the associa^ on the highway and expected within the inths regarding lepairs construction. WASHINGTON— &— Diplomatic authorities said-today Secretary Marshall faces an extremely difficult and delicate task in trying to negotiate a new defense agreement for the strategic island of Greenland. While Marshall himself carefully avoided stating that the objective of the approaching negotiations with Denmark will be to retain American military bases on the island, other officials made it clear privately that the United States would like to,have continued in peace-time at least the right to such establishments. Twice befoie the United States has sought to maintain bases on Atlantic Islands—Iceland and Azores —and twice it has failed to gain its First Summer Concert In Park at 7 Tonight The first of a scries of six concerts will be presented tonight at 7 o'clock at the City Park by the summer orchestra, under the dlret'vion. of Lewis .Chamberlain. The orchestra is composed of students from the Junior High School and High School. The concert tonight will feature a program of light music. The series is being sponsored by the Junior Chamber of Coin- 1 merce. Beriie McDowell Is Beauty Winner Approximately 1,000 people witnessed the crowning of Bertie McDowell as Miss Pampa, 1947, las night at the Junior High Schoo Gymnasium. The event was the annual Bathing Beauty Contest and dance sponsored by the Junioi hambei; of Commerce. Miss McDowell, sponsored by the Jerry Boston Grocery and Market finished first in a field of 12 contestants. She will receive an all- expense paid trip to Corpus Christ June 12-14, tq represent Pampa in lie Miss Texas contest. Second place honors went to Irene Soggatt, sponsored by the Deluxe ileaners, and sponsored by Earnestine Dearen tlje Montgomery Ward & Co,, .finished third, Music for the dance that followed ,he presentation of the winners was furnished by Pinky Powell and his orchestra. JUST 'JOY RIDE 1 SHAWNEETOWN, 111. (if) — Police hunted for the youths who tole a hearse from a funeral home or a "joy ride." »The hearse later was found abandoned on a street in Harrisburg, ~ miles from here. in full objective. Greenland is regarded as possibly more important than the other two it is closer to home. A combination of Nationalism and •Communist agitation is regarded as the main difficulty lu^Ssetesaer-'at the' huge island off the shores of North America. The situation is somewhat similar to that in Iceland where, American authorities said, Communists spearheaded much of the opposition to keeping American bases after the war. Responsible information reaching here is that the request of the Danish government for an end to the wartime agreement for bases in Greenland was forced conservative opposition, partly by based on Danish Nationalism, and partly Communist agitation. Communist members introduced a bill in the Danish Parliament last week calling on the government to "re-establish Denmark's full sovereignty over Greenland." pfficials here regard the Communist campaign, as in line with Soviet opposition to American military plans all over the world. Marshall announced yesterday this country's readiness to negotiate with the Danes. He said he had informed the government at Copenhagen of'this readiness in response to its request for consultation. Elsewhere it was learned that the Danish request is a rather blunt Icall for talks looking to the end of the 1941 deal by which the United States first put troops on the island, drove out the Germans already there and set up defense positions. The United States now is reported to have only civilian personnel in. Iceland, training Icelanders in the use of modern airport navigation and safety equipment to be turned over to the Icelandic government. This also fell short of what American officials had hoped they would be able to get. Income Tax Cut Would Meet 3 Main Groups WASHINGTON — (/P)— Here are some main points for you to keep in mind about the income tax cut just voted by Congress: It's not law yet, If President Truman vetoes it, and Congress can't re-pass it into law over the veto, there'll be no tax cut at all in 1947. The whole problem of veto, or no veto, or passing into law over the veto, or letting the bill die, should be settled by mid-June. But, for your information, from this point on just suppose it becomes law. It will go into effect July 1. That means a cut in your tax for only half of 1947. The cut will affect three groups of people. Take them one at a time, 1. You who regularly have tax . wlthheid,, f,r.qin .^y. our •.- wages or,salary. You don't do anything. Sit tight. The government will tell the boss how much less tax to take, out of your pay. As in other years, you'll have to settle up next March 15 when you file your return on your income and taxes for 1947, At that time you can figure whether you still owe. a little tax or have been taxed a little too much and should get a refund. 2. You who are 65 years old now or will be before the end of 1947. Everyone who has tax withheld from his wages or salary at .some past time filled out a withholding form, listing himself, wife and dependents. Under the new law anyone who is 65 now, or will be in 1947, is allowed an extra $500 exemption (total $1,000) for himself and an extra $500 exemption (total $1,000) for his wife. (No extra exemption, beyond the present $500, is allowed for a dependent, even 'though he is over 65, too.) So if you're in the 65-or-over group, and working, you'll have to go see the boss and fill out a new withholding form. By doing.this, you'll get the $1,000 exemption (instead of the present $500) for yourself and the $1,000 (instead of the present $500) for your wife. 3. You who are paying quarterly installments — March 15, June 15, Sept. 15 and next Jan. 15— on your estimated income tax for 1947 Last March 15 several millioi people had to file an estimate of the tax they figured they'd owe 01 their 1947 income. These were people from whoa See INCOME TAX, Page 5 City Transfers Funds to Care For Expenses So the City could pay Us hill-, the city Commission yesterday approved the- transfer of $58003.57 irom the Tiv.ffic and Sewer Construction Funds to General and Wnter and Sewer Funds. Following i.s n renkdoivn of the transfer-;: from the Traffic Fund to Mir General Fuml, $7,000; from the Sewer Construction Fund to th \Valrr nn.'l Sewer Piind, $30,143.7 from the Wnter :ind Sewer Fund t Ihe General Fund, $15.000: froi the Sc-wer Construction Fund lo th \ViUtr and Sewer Fund, $5.919.8 The t.ran.si'r-rs were made after Hi Commission was informed the Gen era! FiinJ had been depleted tin would have to opeuite until Octobf on the revenue derived from th Water Department and Trash pi.rtmen',. the latter which usuall operates in the red. Steve Matthews, city manage toM the Commission the only inone that goes into the General Fun in that from taxes collected ever year and this monev has alread been .spent. He told the CommJs.sio lhat expenses included in the Gen cral Fund were salaries, curre.n bills, and maintenance expenses tlie city. Matthews told the Coniniissio thn(, money from the Water an Sewer Fund and General Fund ha been used for the purchase of sew er pipe in lieu of cashing in on SftO.000 bond of the $403,000, vote in 1945 for that purpose and lh transfers were a result of one fund indebtedness to another. Trie bon has recently been cashed and th transfers resulted from it. In add} tion he advised the Commissjo (hat money from the water and sew er revenue is transferred each mont into the General Fund and is routine transaction although never appears on the minutes. How ever, the routine transfers eac month will be shown, on the inin ul.es in the future. Appointment of Mrs. Claud Lard and her son, Kenneth Lard as managers of tlie Munlcipa Swimming: Pool were confirmed b the Commission as well as two sen ior and one junior life guard. Th Lards will also be given the pool consesslon stand. The pool will ope to the public at 2 p.m. Sunday. Th two senior life guards, graduates o the Red Cross Aquatic School i: Oklahoma, are salaries at $120 month and the junior guard at $10 • See COMMISSION, Page 5 Almosi Everybody Out Seeking Speaker Posi of Texas House AUSTIN — (fp\ — "Everybody's running for Speaker except me." That's a routine wisecrack in the House of Representatives. But it describes rather accurately the present muddled picture with regard » who will be swinging the gavel at the Speaker's desk two ye.ars hence. Estimates on the number of candidates run as high as 20. < Five men appear as top contend- rs at the present moment, and two of these are not actively seeking the office. The definitely recognized candidates: Reps, ottis Lock of Lufkin, Dur- »vood Manford of Smiley, Max Smith of San Marcos, Charles South of Coleman, and Doyle Willis of Fort Worth. • took and South are not cam- >aigning for the Speakership. fiends of the two men seek ta draft them into the rac*. Lock, 36, is serving his .fifth full .erm, since coming to the Leglsla- ure to fill out the unexpired term >f his predecessor. He has served as chairman of the Jjghways'and, Roads committee "'- -jsslon. He is considered a ftdnjjnistraUon man. jfc is » the Labor Committee. He is an attorney and rancher. Smith, 45, is in his second term of office. He is a cotton ginner ' and stock farmer, now serving as President of the Texas Cotton Ginners Association and a director of tlie National group. He volunteered in the second world war and served as an enlisted man in Air Corps Supply. South, 54, served four terms as a Representative in Congress before being defeated by O. O. Fisher of San Angelo in 1942. He has been a county school superintendent, county judge and district attorney. He is a member of a Coleman law firm. Willis, 38, is a freshman Legislator. He is an attorney and a director of the Tarrant County Bar Association. He served as an administrative officer in. the Air Corps in the Pacific. Lock, should he commit himself to run, will face admitted oppose Won from the liberal House faction and from a number of West TeXAS Representatives who fought bitterly against the Lock-sponsored constitutional arneajimejit to ftn.an.ce a building program for state They fit tht the $an hurt, "-- Atomic Control Veto Question Comes io Head LAKE SUCCESS—(i 5 )—The Uni ted States and Russia headed to day toward a showdown on th question of the veto in atomic con trol. The controversial issue is wheth er all functions in the atomic fielc will be subject to the major-powe veto of the United Nations Se curity Council. The pattern for the fight wa set yesterday when Russia gained a minor decision in the U. N. Atom ic Commission. The Soviet came when the Com mission's working committee adopt ed unanimously -a. Russian- sponsored resolution reaffirming a General Assembly decision that any international system, of atomic control' should operate within the framework of the Security Council. Although U. S. Deputy Delegate Frederick H. Osborn voted for the resolution, he had repeatedly insisted its adoption left the way open for the Russians to claim tha all fpnctions in the atomic field should be made subject to the veto Osborn tried unsuccessfully to insert an amendment specifying thai ihe resolution "in no way modifies the Commission's first report." This report recommended an international atomic control agency free of aig power veto. But Osborn's fear that the Soviet resolution would place atomic maters within reach of the Security Council veto' was not shared by many of the other delegates. They agreed with Soviet Deputy Foreign Minister Andrei A. Gromyko that the Committee could ill afford to refuse to pass something already approved by tlie 55- nation General Assembly. Gromyko himself agreed that the big test over the veto, where the American delegation stands behind Bernard M. Baruch's original demand that no veto apply to atomic control operations, is still vo come. Debate on this phase is scheduled to open next week. Compromise Reached In Gas Supply Dispute McALLEN—(/P)—The city of McAllen and the owners of the McAllen gas field have reached a compromise settling their four-year dispute to the city's rights to the gas supply from the field for its municipal distribution system, Mayor Tom Waite, Jr., announced. Trial of a suit brought by the city against the field owners, Frank Murchison of San Antonio and V. E. Cook and C. E. Thompson, McAllen, aas been postponed pending completion of the compromise contract. Under terms of the contract now being drafted by attorneys for both, sides, the city will receive 1,500,000 cubic feet of gas daily and the right to buy up to 3,500,000 feet dajjy additional at the average sale price in the field. Other details remain to be worked out Under the agreement with, the original owners of the field, the city •»seiYed, 3,QOQ,(»0 CU bie feet Jree dftUy fr«m, we German V-2 Rockei Wanders South of Border EL PASO— <<T)— One of thf> U. S. Army's capturod German V-2 rockets wandered south of the border last night and exploded harmlessly on a knoll t/iree and one-half miles south of the crowded downtown District of Juarez, Mexico. The explosion blasted a crater 50 fret across and about 20 feet . deep, but no injuries were reported. Both Juarez and El Paso, across the Rio Grande, were rocked by the concussion. An airplane which had just landed at the Beuna Vista. Airport, a half-mile away, was tipped over. The occupants had left the craft. Lt. Col. Harold R. Turner, commander of the Army's Proving Ground at, White Sands, N. M., where experiments with modified V-2 rockets have proceeded for many months, blamed failure of. the missile's German-made gyroscope for its departure from its set northerly course. -The radio cut-off operator believed that the trajectory was such as to cause U>P missile to fall within the (White Sands) range," Turner said, "but because of poor judgment it was such as to fall within three miles from the City of Jaurcz, Mexico." Tlie commandant said there were no explosives in tho missile's war-head. It was assumed that luiconsumrcl furl was responsible for the explosion. The rocket rose only 40 miles in its five-minute flight, while heights of more than 100 mile.s have been achieved in r.ouie of the 27 tests. Hatch Believes HST Will Veto Labor Bill WASHINGTON—.P—Senator Hatch (D-NM) said today he believes President Truman will veto the labor bill slated to arrive at the White House next week. And Senator Ball (R-Minn) said in a separate interview that if Mr. Truman does veto the measure designed to halt many union practices and curb strikes, "there' is a very good chance" Congress will override the Chief Executive. 39 Persons Die In History's Worst Crash By the Associated Press At least 119 persons were killed or missing in a series of ail-plane mishaps around the world yesterday and last night, and almost a score wore injured. Two trainmen were killed onrly today in the derailment of the Frisco Railroad's Florida Special passenger train in Missouri, and several passengers were reported injured slightly. Thirty-nine persons died in the worst disaster in tlie history of | American commercial aviation — | the crash of n United Airlines DC- i 4 plane with 48 aboard just after the i takeoff at La Guardia Field, New ! York City, last night. Nine other A two-thirds majority in both the Iloii.'-e and Senate Is required to set aside a presidential dissent. Hutch is a personal friend of Mr. Truman,, but he said lie has no information about what (lie President plans to do about the bill as it was approved yesterday by House-Senate conferees who reconciled differences between separate measures. "1 just think myself that the bill will be vetoed," Hatch said. He added that the measure finally agreed upon "appears to be pretty much the same" as the one. the sen- ale passed, for which he voted. "If I find that it has not been materially changed, then I would vote to override a veto," the New Mexico la\vmaker declared. The House wrote more curbs on unions into its bill than the Senate included in its measure. In ironing out differences, the conference committee eliminated the more far-reaching House provisions, such as a ban on industry-wide bargaining. The strategy was to get a .bill the Senate would pass over a veto. Ball, a member of the conference group, said he believes that objective has been achieved. He wouldn't venture a guess as to which course the President will follow, but he said: "I think we are in very good shape on this bill to override a veto. So far as the drafting is concerned, H is actually an improvement over the bill the Senate passed." On that version, the Senate mustered better ttmn a two-thirds majority. Tlie House did, too, in approving its measure, and House leaders have no dovibt about doing it ngain, if necessary. The final draft, up for ratification in both houses next week, goes much further than the labor legislation Mr. Truman outlined to Congress in his state of the union message last January. For example, the bill outlaws closed shop agreements, which require employers to hire only union members, it authorizes the government to teck injunctions against strikes which imperil national health or welfare. It makes unions subject to suit for violation of contract and specifies unfair labor practices for unions as well as employers. Shoes Are Needed In Relief Drive All kinds, of shoes are needed in the last minute relief drive sponsored by the Eemergency Ue- lief. the Rev. Hussell G. West, general chairman, announced today. AH those wishing to contribute shoes to the Emergency Relief are requested to phone 1476 or 407-W and some one will pick them up at your house Saturday, Uev. West said,' Shoes should ba placed on the front porch to accelerate collection. If shoes need repairing the Reds Believed eizing Inside Hungary BUDAPEST—(/P)—An official government announcement said today that Premier Fcrenc Nagy had resigned. A high Hungarian informant said he had been "pushed from office" in what some sources called a "Communist coup d'etat.", The announcement of the resignation, furnished by the official news agency, \vas only one sentence. It said the Premier, on vacation in Switzerland, had called at the Hungarian legation in Bern and had asked that President Zoltan Tildy be informed of the resignation. Imre Oltvanyi, a Left-Wing member of Nagy's small Holders Party, was undestood to have been chosen tentatively as Premier. Oltvanyi, former National Bank president, was said to have won the conditional approval of leaders of the small landholders, Communist, Social Democrat and Peasant Parties who, the informant declared, last night accented Nagy's resignation, telephoned from his Switzerland vacation spot. The informant said Nagy, absent from Hungary since May 14, would not come back to Hungary. Pro - American Hungarians said the shift in power was a step in the direction of a full-fledged Communist police state in Hungary, which borders Russia and still is under Soviet occupation. Nagy's advisers forecast an intensified Communist drive to nationalize the National Bank and three other banks owning 62 percent of Hungarian industry, which already is 30 percent nationalized. Panicky business leaders feared a repetition of last summer's inflation. relief organization will restore them before sending: to Europe, he said, SELF-DEFENSE LEWISTON, Ida.—<#>)—Jonli Olson, 15, was wading in the Clearwater River when he became Tightened by the ugly mouth of i steelhead trout. He grabbed a •ock and let fly with perfect aim. While walking home, the lad had iix offers to buy the 13-pound 36- nch trout, but became worried about laving taken it without pole and look. I thought sure the fish was going to bite," he said, "Obviously self-defense," ruled Game Warden Harry Palmer. ,ray; and State Highway 136, commonly known as the Oil Field Highway or Pritch Highway, from 13 miles northeast of U. S. Highways 60 and 66 north about 12 miles; and Highway 66 will be seal coated from the New Mexico line to the Caprock about 16 miles. Highway 60 Will Get Seal Coating Contract for seal coating Highway 60 from Pampa to the Roberts County line and State Highway 273 from Lefors to McLean has been awarded to Warren and Purtell, Inc., of Lubbock, the State Highway Department announced Wednesday. The company was awarded con- ract for seal coating 123'i miles of state, federal, and farm highways in Potter, Moore, 'Hartley, Doaf -Smith, Oldliam, Gray and Dallam Counties. Projects will also include State Highway 51 from Hartley to Clian- ning and north of Dalhart to the Oklahoma line; Highway 119 from four miles north of Dumas to Sun- pprsons were injured, at least three of them critically, as the plane burned after tlie crash. A four-enfiined Army plane crashed in the. mountains near Tokyo, Japan, hist, night, and it was believed that all 40 aboard had perished. Burned wreckage of the plane, carrying- 33 passengers and tt crew of eight inbound from Korea, was sighted by aerial observers. It apparently had exploded as It approached for a landing. Nine members of a 12 man crew escaped when a B-29 plane crashed shortly after the takeoff from Pair- banks, Alaska, yesterday. Three crew members were reported missing. None of the nine survivors was reported injured seriously. Twelve were killed in a collision of two planes at Tillburg, Netherlands. In Iceland, the shattered wreckage of a missing Icelandic Airways DC-3 plane was spotted today on, the steep and rocky Huedinsf joerdur Mountain ,and fears were expressed that all 25 aboard r/.d perished. The plane was last reported yesterday at 7:40 a. m. (GST) on, a, flight from here to Akureyri (Ak- reyri) on the Northern coast of Iceland. Medical help was dispatched to the scene in the faint hope that there might be survivors. Memorial Day Being Observed Throughout U.S. By The Associated Press The leaders and the plain people of other nations joined Americans today in their annual Memorial Day tribute to America's soldier dead. As flowers were placed and prayers were said at the graves of those who died in the last war, speakers cautioned that America must nob become weak through disarmament, that the peace must be won and kept. In Washington President Truman, back from the bedside of his ailing 94-year-old mother, spent the day quietly "catching up on his work." His wreath in tribute to the unknown soldier was laid on the .Arlington National Cemetery fomb by a White House aide. In European nations the leaders and ordinary citizens joined in the tributes to Americans still buried. in the graves near where they fell in World War II. Florists worked overtime delivering flowers from the United States to graves in Prance, Great Britain, Belgium, Holland, Luxembourg, Italy, Sweden and Switzerland. There were parades, speeches and the soft notes of bugles=-all carrying tlie tenor of rededication to the task of making certain the sacrifices of the battlefields were not in vain. On the other side of the world services were held on lonely Pacific outposts and at military installations from Japan to the Philippines. At several places wreaths were dropped in the sea in tribute to those who died in some of the major naval battles. ' ONLY SLIGHTLY USED LOS ANGELES— (JP)~ The Wa Assets Administration has for sal< under the heading of war surpluses A copy of a Stradivarius violin, a bassoon, a sousaphone, an accordion, and a 46-string harp "with only one string broken." Seems they were left over from instruments used during the war by Coast Guard bands. BLONDIE Is Moving to Town! The pamps Patty jfews is proud to notify its readers that "»londj,e" is coming to tf?wn on Sunday. Oravm by QWc VPWg, UUs, conUo sfcrip presets America's best-loved fa«iily—tne hilarious "" *** ~ ' Parade Will Open 'Warm-Up' Rodeo A parade tomorrow afternoon' at 3 will mark the opening of a two- day rodeo by the Pampa Roping Club, Inc., to be staged at the, rodeo grounds. This is identified as a sort of "warm-up" for the annual Top o' Texas rodeo and horse show which will be held in August. But the two are not connected, as to operation, it was said. The first performance will be held tomorrow night, beginning at 8 o'clock, and following will be a dance at the Junior High School Gym. to start about 9:30. Sunday's performance will begin at 2:30. Motion for New Trial Overruled BEAUMONT— (#>— Criminal Oo«rt Judge Owen M. Lord yesterday overruled a motion for a, new for Riley M. MoCaine of Hou convicted 'May 16 of murdertnjr Elnora Collins, Hous^u worker, in Houston Sept, After Judge Lord's "- fense attorneys s,erve4 would appeal MeOftUje.'S " to the Criminal Court pj in Austin. A Jury re, death sentence for Defense a,ttorn,ey «j|Spl^^ 'pjH ..;^.Jii'<.i^«xC^ . - v tion on had

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