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f-^r-xf 1 MOBABLY CAS FIGURE OUT THIS ONE BIGHT QUICK---!? ALL THE AtJTOS AHE PLACED END TO END WHEW SPUING ARRIVES, IT WILL BE SUNDAY. £:' . ... . - : - . • • ALL NY ACTIVITY STOPPED -. " -a^j •••'•' ' _ * Hope for Settlement of Transit Strike Based on Conference This Afternoon Tugboat Operators Power Sirike Philadelphians Crowd Aboard Trains, Auios ' PHILADELPHIA, Feb 12— (AP)-'-Hope of settlement of the cifywide transit strike was fanned today with announcement that all disputing parties will meet at 3 p. m. (EST) in the office of Mayor Bernard Samuel. It was the first time since negotiations broke down late Sunday night that a meeting "of all parties was arranged. LIFE DISRUPTED Earlier today, federal conciliators had held out hope for settlement of the transit strike that has disrupted life and business in the nation's third largest city and deprived 3,000,000 dally riders of all bus, trolley, 'subway and elevated train service, Howard'P. Colvln, assistant director of.the U. S. conciliation service, said he was optimistic that spokesmen for the Philadelphia Transportation Company and the 9,900 striking members of local 234, Transport Workers union (CIO) could be brought together in a joint conference. PTC ACCEPTANCE The union, which struck at 12.01 See TRANSIT STRIKE, Page 8 Price Ceilings on Present Houses Slashed From Bill WASHINGTON, Feb. 12—(/P)— J Despite the pleas of Housing Boss 'Wilson W. Wyatt, the homes-for- veterans bill will go to the house Jlopr "next week minus the price ceilings President Truman wants oh d hbuses. A fight/m party-lines is pro.bajblp on that issue, but Wyatt last, night got republican and democratic leaders to agree to another, key .portion of Mr."Truman's two-year program lor 2,700,000 new homes. This calls for $600,000,000 worth of federal subsidies — Wyatt calls them ;"premium payments" — to stimulate the output of scarce building materials. Wyatt contends the premium payments.'. have two advantages over higher prices as a production spur: h They do not bring about higher * prices for finished houses, and they can be reduced or eliminated more easily when no longer needed. , Leaders of the house banking I committee agreed to present this f among other Jointly-sponsored amendments. The leaders thus reversed the committee's decision of last week-in approving a watered- down version of the measure introduced by Rep. Patman (D-Tex). Tbejiagreement came out of a conference Attended by Wy atti Pat " man, Committee Chairman Spence (D-Ky) and Rep. Wolcott (Mich), the ranking committee republican. •f Republicans declined to give simi- ' Jar support to Mr. Truman's plans for ceilings on the nation's 40,000,000 existing dwellings. > The bill does contain a formula ' if or ceilings on newly built houses i based on a "reasonable" cost for land, labor and materials,, but republicans are expected to challenge this on the'floor also. t Besides the subsidies, the bill F would provide preference for veteran? in obtaining new homes and would continue for one year beyond June 30 the government's power to allocate scarce building materials. ', LICENSES ISSUED marriage licenses were issued yesterday, by County Clerk Charlie TtoWfc Stiey were given- to James 4£ Monroe Coinbs, Jr., and Anna Gertrude w. A. Holjoway and ( Adelt Murray; Johnnie p,/ Taylor < **!*, Kftrol Jaye smith, Charles' EAV* L' ahl.apheH, Jr., and LWle Mae flooding, and W. fc. Pannell and -- l*la Oracle ™~— THE WEATHER WKATHER BUKBAU 4 no* ' VOL. 43, No. 224. (8 Pages) PAMPA, TEXAS, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 1946. AP Leased Wire Price 5 Cents Britain Sign Auiation Pact HAMILTON, Bermuda, Feb. 12. (^—Commercial aviation in the thiited States and Great Britain was linked totay by. an agreement authorizing an unlimited number of flights between the two countries at "economic rates" to be fixed by intergovernmental action. COMMERCIAL AVIATION The agreement, signed here last night,, allows the commercial planes of each country to use the airports of the other as stepping stones on global flights. Each country is given a free hand in determining the number of such flights to be made by its airlines. •FIFTH FREEDOM' So-called "fifth freedom" traffic is authorized. This will allow an airliner en' route between the two countries to pick up passengers and traffic bound for a third country, and will allow economic operation of the long-line services with which both Britain and the United States are planning to encircle'the world. 'MOST FAVORED NATION' A second agreement was reached opening to commercial traffic many of the military air bases built by the United government on territory leased from the British in Newfoundland, Bermuda and Caribbean areas. U. S. commercial planes will receive "most favored nation" treatment at these bases. The United States will continue to maintain such fields. The bases originally were leased with the understading they would not be used by commercial planes, the agreement said,, but there are now "obvious advantages" in opening to commercial traffic fields "in territories in- which oioJ other..-.satis-, factory civil airfields are available." Leased bases in Bermuda, Antigua, St. Lucia and British 1 Guiana thus were opened to airliners, and fields in Trinadad and Jamaica will be available as alternates in case of bad weather. Opening of four bases • in Newfoundland and Labrador—Gander, Harmon, Argentia and Goose Bay- are contingent upon approval by the Canadian and Newfoundland governments. Oil Production Cut Is Predicted AUSTIN, Feb. 12.—UP)—A reduction in the railroad commission's allowable crude production for March by approximately 300,000 barrels per day below present February production has been predicted by Commissioner Ernest O. Thompson. Thompson said gasoline stocks- are now in excess of 100 million barrels. High demand for crude seemed to be real and firm when presented at the railroad commission's statewide hearings the past three months, he said. Closer examination reveals that the real demand was for heating oils, kerosene and fuel oils, OPA's "belated" increase in the price of kerosene and heating oils now makes it economically possible for refiners to produce more kerosene and heating oils and less gasoline out of each barrel of oil refined, he said, now making it unnecessary to cfeate stocks of gasoline in order to meet demand for fuel oils, He predicted the commission, will reduce the March allowable t>y "something in the order of 300,000 barrels of oil per day below the allowable production of the present month," BOTH HAVE SAME HUSBAND Mrs. Gertrude Frisco and her 11-day-oltl baby (left) and Mrs. Anna Frisco and her 14-months- old daughter,. Nancy Carol, are said to have been found by sheriff's living together in a Pitts- burg-h, Calif.; .three-room apartment with the- same husband, Mike Frisco. Charged with bigamy, Frisco says he is a victim of the housing shortage — if there had been more houses he could have kept his wives apart. . « Auxiliary Field May ained The city of Pampa may obtain without cost one of the two auxiliary air fields used by flying personnel of Pampa army air field, it was learned today. J. B. Hamilton, representing the Paragon engineering firm of San Antonio, told the commissioners today that he. had definite information that F\ampa army air field was to be declared surplus and that the city should act immediately. The commission expressed a desire to obtain information on how the city could Thompson or take over either Reeves auxiliary fields, both of which are close to town. Hamilton told the commission that officials of the Eighth service command could be contacted so that more information could be had. City Manager Garland Franks said he was leaving for Fort Worth tomorrow on other business and that he woul* contract officers in Dallas to see what could be done on obtaining one of the fields. If one of the fields was taken over by the city, the facilities at the present .municipal airport would probably be moved to the new location to give Pampa much better airport facilities. The two auxiliary fields, one lo- See PAAF FIELD, Page 8 Quick Battery Qharger, 30 minute service. Pamj>a Lubricating Co., 1U E, Francis, . . , Simultaneous Weather: Rain, Snow, Sunshine LOS ANGELES, Feb. 12.—(A 1 )— Here's one for that bulky "unusual weather" file: Simultaneously yesterday—within the city's rambling; limits; It snowed, rained, the sun shone brightly and an icy wind *>'ew- It didn't last loruMwt that was all right with everybody, too. H, p'HUl says: A lazy fisherman seldom makes a good catch. SUPERVISION-AND SEUING: MERCHANTS AREOFFERED STATE TRAINING SERVICE Last night'the, first of a series of classes in personnel supervision for persons engaged in supervisory worH in retail arid wholesale estafc- Ijstvnents and service occupations yras. held aj; fee chamber of pom- n»rce office pf severaJ'Qf, § Jlk,e the past several days arranging for the classes. Cost of the entire 13*hpur course is. $1,50, with classes conducted every Monday and Wednesd&y from 6:15 to 7'45 p. in- at tl)e chamber of commerce office. _ course of study includes: (1) QO^W^m'^imMFtiPE -*nd, scope of > UT«V« ywfW m <3> M»ctt9» 8* ejnpAoyeg, . (§) Long Delays in Lifting OPA's Controls Seen WASHINGTON, Feb. 12— The house appropriations committee told congress today there will be long delays in lifting many of OPA's price controls. It made public,-in approving a deficiency appropriation bill for OPA, this revised summary and time-table submitted by OPA Boss Chester Bowles. Rents — Instead of dropping controls in 60 areas by the first of this year as planned earlier, OPA moved out of only 30 small areas, meanwhile adding .17 to its original list Food — Suspension "p f controls on milk, creani->ice cream and manufactured dairy products not likely until the spring of 1947; a few varieties of fish may be de-controlled by May, 1946; no suspension of Controls on processed fruits and vegetables likely until after January 1 1947; controls on major meat items probablly will be retained until July, 1947. (Controls on most of these items were scheduled to have been lifted around April 1, 1946.) Consumer Goods — No suspension 'of textile or apparel items appears probable for the spring of 1947. (Earlier, OPA had told the committee it hoped to give serious consideration to removal of these controls by April 1, 1948.) Services — Jieinpval of controls on laundering, dry cleaning and similar services, originally scheduled for late spring of tjlis year, now indefinitely postponed; Control of restaurants, expected to continue "at least until autumn" instead of 'be- ins; removed early this year, Industrial — No major de-controls in prospect during the present fiscal year In the field of construction and building materials; no removal of restrictions on automobiles and automotive parts in sight before July 1, 1947. Executive Committee Of Red Cross To Heel The executive committee pf the Pampa Red Cross .phapter will meet :at the Hillson banquet room at noon tomorrow. ' ftuelyn Itaypwlc. chapter phair- man and committee president, will preside at the first meeting of the newly elected members of the executive committee. TRASH Fire n UNO Permanent Headquarters Is Still Undecided LONDON, Feb. 12—W 1 )—The per- imuient headquarters committee aci- joumed today without taking a vote on an interim site for the United Nations after last ditch campaigns \vere launched for San Francisco and Atlantic City, N. J. When it reconvenes tomorrow thu :ommitete will consider a motion proposing San Francisco, a French recommendation by Vincent Brous- tra that the decision be left to the secretary-general and the site inspecting group's nomination of New York City. The committee voted last night 22-17 that the permanent home of the United Nations should be located in the region of West/Chester county, N. Y., and Fairfield county, Conn., proposed by the site inspecting group. Anti-New Yor.t area delegates indicated that if the committee would egree on San Francisco as a temporary site they would not oppose the Westchester-Fairfield area as a permanent headquarters when the recommendation goes to the general assembly, where a two-thirds majority vote is required. The motion ror San Francisco was made by W. R. Hodgson of Australia and Carlos Salmanca, a Bolivian, and was supported by Dr. Victor Chi-Tsai Hoo of China. The United Kingdom and New Zealand supported the interim re- -oommendation.- $pr_ New.,, York.. City, The site inspection 'committee, which originally recommended the latter region for the permanent home of the peace agency, proposed New York City as temporary headquarters. It also submitted reports on Atlantic City, N. J., and Boston. France, supported by Iraq and Saudi Arabia and some latin American delegates, led yesterday's opposition to a motion by the Netherlands to accept the site inspection committees recommendation that the UNO make its permanent home in the New York-Connecticut area. Last night's action by the general headquarters committee included a recommendation that a planning commission maece an exhaustive study of this area and propose the exact location and size of the site to the next general assembly meeting in the United States in September. Consider Proposal NEW YORK, Feb. 12—((AP)—New York City was paralyzed today as a fuel emergency induced by the nine-day strike of 3,500 tugboat men caused an unprecedented business and started in this industrial center today, but electrical current was still I flowing several hours later to thou- control boord of 22 city department heads now was the gov- j sands of homes and buildings in the amusement shutdown. Police Commissioner Arthur W. Wallander said a disaster Is Under Way In Pittsburgh PITTSBURGH, Fob. 12— <&)— A strike of power company employes erning body of the city as much as if we were in military circumstances and we were being governed by martial law." In a drastic proclamation, Mayor William O'Dwyer ordered: All industrial, business and amusement activities closed. Operation of only essential services such as hospitals, transit, newspaper, news services, radio stations, communication Rock-Wool Insulation Hot Damaged by Blaze Contrary to popular opinion, rock-wool stored in the Radcliff warehouse which was destroyed by fire last Thursday night, was not damaged, it was reported yesterday by Glenn Cooper, manager of the Cooper Insulation Co., who had approximately $300 worth of rock wool stored in the razed building. Not even the paper around sacks of insullation material, said Cooper, was burned on those sacks surrounded by other sacks of rock wool. All of his stock which was stored in the warehouse will be usable when dried out, reported Cooper. services and restaurants — deemed vital to the city's health and general welfare. FORCED HOLIDAY The restrictions gave hundreds of thousands of residents a forced holiday. Persons entering the city were told by police that all stores and offices were closed. The crippled city looked hopefully to a meeting today of tugboat operators to consider further a proposal to arbitrate the dispute. As the operators' meeting got un- dtway, James P. McAllister, head of the group, told reporters "I don't see any sign of a break" in the dispute. WAGE INCREASES At the earlier meeting, he had said operators were not opposed "in principle" to the arbitration proposal but that "the industry as a whole cannot accept substantial wage increases and other costs without adequate- price increases." At police headquarters, Wallander said "the main problem sonfront- See TUGBOAT HALT, Page 8 Barkley To Lead Drive for Okay Of British Loan WASHINGTON, Feb. 12—tfP>— Democratic Leader Barkley (Ky) will take personal command of the administration's drive to win senate approval of the proposed $3,750.000,000 lean to Britain. With opponents already lining up against the proposal, Barkley told a reporter hearings probably will begin before the senate banking committee next week. The loan authorization was among legislation discussed by leaders at a White House conference yesterday. While Barkley would not comment directly, it was indicated that President Truman was told there is a difficult road ahead before the bill can clear both houses. Republicans generally have been insisting that any credit granted the British must be on "a business basis." In this connection, Senator Moore (R-Okla) told a reporter he favors extension of some immediate credit to England but wants the whole field of possible loans to war allies studied before any large scale commitments are made. Some democrats also have indicated they will be chary of approving a substantial loan to Britain until this country finds out exactly how much Russia, Prance and other countries want and need to put their economies on a sound basis. Chairman George (D-Ga) of the senate finance committee has called for such a survey. Some senators have suggested that any British loan be financed by sale of British bonds in this country. These lawmakers contend that those who want to make such a loan ought to be willing to back up their desire with cash investments. Negotiations To End GM Strike Go Back in Session DETROIT. Fob. 12--i/!'i—Negotiations to end the 84-day General Motors strike ,50 back into scsion today il:30 p. m. CST) as the CIO I united auto workers issued a call of 175,000 strikers to "hold your lines." Tlie discussions, called off yesterday because of a national labor relations board hearing charging the corporation with failing to bargain in good faith, continue today durii.g a hearing recess. It was after yesterday's testimony before the trial examiner Gerard D. Rcilly that UAW vice-president Walter P. Reuthcr sent telegrams to all GM locals telling them thu union's negotiating committee "will not permit the corporation to use the settlement with the united electrical workers (CIO) to compromise union demands." The UAW and GM agreed Saturday on an 18 1 "i cent hourly w.age increase. Yesterday's NLRB session, resumed after being lecesse'd last month, brought testimony from GM president C. S. Wilson that the corporation, without union pressure or OPA regulations, "would have made some adjustment oJ prices and wages after the war." The General Motors head testified that the corporation had wished to give a wage increase after the war to its employes because "we didn't want them to be discriminated against," out objected to the union's demand that wage boosts not be tied in with price increase. Questioned by NLRB regional attorney Harold Cranefield about a corporation advertisement that appeared in Oct. 4 newspapers and also was printed in pamphlet form, Wilson said the advertisement was "my own idea," and added he considered it "an exercise of the right of free speech." The advertisement stated in-part that higher wages "increase costs which must be reflected in the prices of products." The NLRB hearing will be resumed Wednesday. strike area in which 1,500,000 persons reside*. RAILWAY SERVICE Street railway service was halted .shonly before the strike began, but a spokesman for the struck Du- qupn.se Light company said it was still supplying current on an emergency basis. He expressed belief, that, despite the strike, the company could continue to provide service to instl- j tutions and homes — but only If householders limited (.heir consumption to vital needs. STEEL, MILLS CLOSED Steel mills and fabricating plants in the great industrial area around Pittsburgh, which ordinarily <Jon- sume great quantities of electricity, were already closed by the general steel strike. The spokesman said all Oilier industrial users were "cooperating 100 per cent in conservation of the available supply so householders and hospitals might have See POWER STRIKE, Page 8* WELCOME HOME Annual Banquet Will Be Tonight WHAT: Chamber of commerce installation banquet. WHERE: Senior high school cafeteria. WHEN: Tonight, beginning at 7:30. J. Thomas Davis, dean emeritus, John Tarleton college, Ste- i>henville, will be the principal speaker. Rex Baxter, manager of the Amarillo chamber of commerce, will, conduct installation ceremonies in which W. B. Weatherred, local postmaster, will be installed as president of the local organization for 1946. Members of the Junior chamber of commerce will serve the banquet. Fifty-one more servicemen and women of the Panhandle area are scheduled to arrive in the States, as reported by the Associated Press. Seclalia Victory, due at New York yesterday: Major Virgil E. McCHn- tock, Childress. Colby Victory, due at New York Feb. 10: S Sgt. Henry Ivy, Amarillo, •and Sgt. Betty Hendrex, Lubbock. General Brooke-,-Sue-at New-Yorkyesterday: T'5 Howard H. Gore, Hereford. Sea Flasher, due at San FranciSJO today: T 3 Merle R. Moore, Dul- hart; Pfc. Lem D. Taylor, Hereford; T 4 Porter C. Scott, Sgc. John B. Storseth and T/4 Arthur L. Jones, all of Amarillo. Sea Porpoise, due at New York yesterday: Pfc. Cecil T, Roberts, Pnmpa. Eufala Victory, due at New York yesterday: Pfc. Orice R. Harwell and Sgt. George W. Brain, both of Borger. IISS Hampton, due at San Francisco Feb. 10: Cul. Elza P. Adams, Phillips; Pf:. Elmo L. Latham, Spearman; Pfc. Edward O. Dishman, Clarendon; Cpl. Leroy M. Lamb, Kappy; Pfc. Joe Brock, Cpl. Wayne H. Hayes and Cpl. Charles M. Like, all of Dalhart; Sgt. Byron W. Smith, Dumas; Cpl. Charley E. Hill, Lipscomb; Cpl. Robert D. Dunlap, Borger; T Sgt. Eddie E. Austin, S/Sgt. Claybourne A. Easter, Cpl. Teddy G-. Waldrip, Cpl. Wendell F. Pipes and Cpl. James T. Camp, all of Lubbock. Marine Fox, due at Seattle yesterday: T/3 Charles H. Finley, Shamrock; Sgt. Sherman. L. Kiger, Amarillo, and Sgt. Melvin O. Sisk, Lubbock. On the USS Mirabeau, due at New York Feb. 7. S'Sgt. James V. Shepher, Memphis, and S/Sgt. Leonard M. Ashley, Lubbock. Ezra Cornell, due at New York Feb. 7: T 5 Hal S. Hancock, ham- ro:k. Sea Scamp, ,1ue at New York Feb. 7: Cpl. Gale E. Alexander, Phillips; See WELCOME HOME, Page 8 Complete front end alignment and wheel balance. Pampa Safety Lane. Phone 101. (Adv.) Teen Canteen President!Bob 'Porky' Parkinson Conducts First Council Meeting; Six Permanent Committee Chairmen Named Six permanent committee chairmen to assist in organizing the future activities of ihe Teen Canteen were appointed at the first meeting of the Canteen council held yesterday afternoon, headed by Bob porky" Parkinson, president. The Canteen Valentine party, scheduled to be held Friday night was cancelled follo\ying announcements made concerning a conflict of orchestra and other party dates. Council members decided to wait to put on iheir first party' until they were completely organized so "we can put out the best we can get out." • * Committees and chairmen, as appointed by Porky are: Finance, Gloria secretary - treasurer; Refreshments an4 Decorations, Qeor- Oroga,n (representative O f district 3) ; Entertainment and Music, PatfYe Qwthiie - (district Rouse, Qlean-Ve awl Repair, rence BaUm vice-president; LJn.cUey (cUstrJit K"m N nort }) v , UniM* suited that «w»W*r »* *w *W» lw «* * his PTQP k^WWW auy&vgfiAS!,»« StWtiSim? |»;.»*|»>«NH«p».'*i*(*, '^•w^' ( fffl* ) !^* l- yK'! 11 *^* 1 ARTIST'S CONCEPTION OF HOSPITAL 9,tr»iPtttre is in the fpref Wltnd. this proposed »rr parktof TUe la county the laaila far ("^TOPfc^*? 8 * Vif* i,Ji,*i<

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