Pampa Daily News from Pampa, Texas on February 13, 1946 · Page 1
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MAS FORWARDED THIS ONE AS A TO TO THOSE GIRLS WHO WANT TO KEEP THEIR YODTH-DON'T INTRODUCE HIM TO ,', JJ ,-,.,?. n->j. . .I'Hilr DEPARTMENT HITS ARGENTINES K New York City Resumes Normal Business Activities as Order Is Revoked cay Assured Of Essential Supply of Oil , NEW YORK, Feb. 13—(AP) —New York City, which for 18 hours yesterday was as quiet as a country hamlet, roared back to its normal spirited pace today following revocation of a fuel-saving edict that imposed the most drastic business shutdown in the city's history. Just as suddenly as it had cofntej the order clamping a lid on all but essential activities was lifted last night by Mayo William O'Dwyer who said the fuel crisis had abated and that the .City was now assured of a sufficient flow to meet essen- tfal requirements. 10-DAY STRIKE The .cause of it all—a 10-day strike of 3,500 tugboat workers in New York harbor—remained unset, tied, 'however, and a rationing program invoked last week still was in effect. Schools, too, remained closed. Otherwise, the city quickly swung back to normalcy. Thousands of commuters again jammed subways, buses and trains to get to offices from; which most o{ them were barred yesterday. Transit lines, whoso operations had been curtailed 20 percent, were operating full blast in time for the morning rush. SIGNS COME DOWN ."Closed until further notice" signs .-came down from stores, theaters, bars, barber shops, business houses and skyscrapers. Business loaders gloomily took account of their losses. It was estimated the shutdown cost the garment Industry $5,000,000, department Sfts TUGBOAT STRIKE, I'age 2 t. i sV~. '1 Texas Faced With Serious Problem Of Unemployment 'AUSTIN, Feb. 13— (IP)— A serious ^unemployment problem in Texas if the present imbalance of jobs and workers continues, is predicted by C. E. Belk, state director of the United. States employment service. There is serious community unemployment in Longview, Lufkin, Beaumont, Texarkana and the Sherman'-Denison area, said Belk, and many other towns are liable to be hit by an unemployment crisis with "overnight speed" if the trend of the past two months remains unchecked. Four possible means of staying the rising trend of unemployment were -,listed by Belk as: Settlement of strike grievances. Availability of more merchandise. Increased supply of building ma- teriels. Community action in fostering riew industries and civic improvements. A 60-day delay in these factors, said, Belk, may have serious impli- • cations. At present there are approximately 150,000 applicants on file in all offices of USES in Texas. To match this there were only 12,000 jobs listed on Feb, 1. Houston, Austin, El Paso, Lubbock Amarillo and Corpus Christ! were Cited by Belk as being relatively balanced labor market areas with approximately equal supply of workers and Jobs, v Only centers in the state needing Corkers are the Borger and.Galves- ton.t.Tejcas City labor market areas -'.."With the great influx of vet- and delayed return of mi- wV YW&e/s) a community employment situation can change al- w - "overnight," said Belk, THEY'RE BOTH TIRED Contrasting dispositions are registered by these two children, Sandra, 3, (right) and Denise, 2, (laughters of Mr. and Mrs. Dallas Kendell of South Bend, Ind., as they are carried in the arms of a Heel Cross worker following their arrival on the Queen Mary from England. Scene is at Seventh Regiment Armory, New York, where war brides and babies were reunited with husbands and fathers. Temporary Home of UNO Is New York eads Pampa J46 &<t ' 'J9«f.J$ey was elected president of the Pampa Country club at a,-meet* ' of stockholders held at the club "fest night, succeeds E. L, Green as pres- ,, o, p. Buckler wa^, chosen to succeed.. A- J- Beagle as vice*presl<- t ,«i4 Majvaf Harris was re- giving, to? gjub's financial the organisation was in shape io every way and * it vw tW to start LONDON, Feb. 13.— (ff>>— A Unitec Nations assembly committee voted overwhelmingly today to establish temporary United Nations headquarters in New York City. The comimttee rejected a proposal that the temporary site should be in San Francisco. The action puts the site questions up to the whole assembly. The ; Westchcster-Fairfield area of New York and Connecticut had previously been recommended by the committee as permanent United Nations headquarters. One other top issue, the Indonesian question, remained to foe settled by. the security council before tn'e* United Nations could adjourn its current meeting. Trygve Lie, secretary-general, was reported to have expressed the opinion the assembly would wind up its business by Friday night. The security council was scheduled to meet at 9 p. m. (3 p. m., C. S. T.) to take up the Indonesian problem. One other issue, the demand of Syria and Lebanon for evacuati6n of French and British troops from ihe Levant, appeared likely to come Before the council however before it concludes its winter session. A Lebanese delegate taid negotiations for an outside settlement were almost completely deadlocked and 'the matter will definitely go to the security council." The security council adjourned yesterday to give members a chance ,o consider an Egyptian plan to solve the Indonesian issue, in which the Ukrainian delegations had de- nanded the appointment of a com- nission to probe British military activities in Java. The proposal was offered after a See UNO HOME, Page 2 Marshall Citizens Greet War Brides MARSHALL, .-Feb. is.— (/pj-r- hundred citizens of Marshall bearing fruit and flowers greeted a trainload-of Pritish war brides here this morning, but had to argue with an army lieutenant 'before they could present their gifts. The train arrived half an hour late, atput. 8. and was met . by citizens with ,ca.melias, baskets of fruit, corsages and bouquets. They were frist denied entry into the train, but off ieials later allowed Camp Fire Girls and Red' jCrpss workers into the coaches to deliver the gifts.- • ..'.•• , .'... • - , • 'Two or three brides with babies were allowed o t ff the train to meet the welcoming' group: "",-'" The train pulled out ft few utes later, •>.- Carnivals Will Not Be Allowed To Show in City Following a meeting of :civic club heads and city officials yesterday, it was agreed that nom ore carnivals would be allowed to show in Pampa. City Manager Garjand Franks said the rule was laid down in order to keep put the "undesirable" element „ that always comes in with a" carnival.-,. '-.--.-i*. '•,•£,.•<-: -•'•,';•• VA-;-—.~ The city -commission',' whioh grants permission for civic organizations to sponsor carnivals, Said no more permits would be granted. Franks said in case any outlaw carnival does try to show in Pampa the operators af gambling concessions and also those operating an obscene show of any sort would be subject to full prosecution undei law. Franks encouraged civic organizations to attempt to bring in exhibitions of a core cultural nature, such as orchestras, concert artists, anc similar attractions. The city, he said, is not criticizing civic clubs for bringing in carnivals but past experience has shown they are definitely undesirable. Response from civic clubs was unanimously in favor of the rule, he added. VOL 43, No. 225. (8 Pages) PAMPA, TEXAS, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 1946. AP Leased Wire Price 5 Cents /ekes Resigns Cabinet Post First Lecture Is Scheduled for 8 The first in a series of four lectures advocating international goodwill and understanding will be held at the Junior high school auditorium tonight under the sponsorship of the Rotary club of Pampa. This is,the seventh annual presentation of fchis series by the Rotarians. It is free to the public. . The Pampa Junior nigh school choir will- open the program with music beginning at 7:30. The le> turer.will go to the platform at 8. He will be Morris H, Coers, traveler, legislator, world, war two Red Cross field director. He has spent about 18 months in ' combat • areas overseas. ' ' ' His subject will be "Making International Organization Effective." Born and educated in Indiana, the speaker for two years was chaplain of the' Indiana Boy's school. He'served one term in the legislature of his state, .and during the war served, as field, director of the Red'Cross. He traveled extensively in Europe and the Near East. There's nothing finer' 1 than a Stromberg - Carlson. Coming soon'. Lewis Hardwire Co. . (Adv.) REGARDING MANCHURIA: WASHINGTON, Feb. 13—UP)— Harold L. Ickes, original new dealer, resigned as secretary of Interior today bluntly 'Challenging President Truman's right to pass, judgment on his "veracity." "I cannot stay on when you, in effect, have expressed lack of confidence in me," Ickes said in a lengthy letter to the President which he made public after the White House announced his resignation. The resignation of the "Old Cur-. muclgeon" who look offi:e with Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1933, grew out of Ickos' opposition to the nomination of Edward W. Pauley to 1 be undersecretary of the navy, and the President's support of the California oil nrnn. GOES OUT FRIDAY Ickes asked to be relieved March 31. But Mr. Truman made the resignation effective Friday, Feb. 15. The President's letter of acceptance was not made public. The President designated Oscar L. Chapman, a Coloradoan who has served 13 years as an assistant secretary, to take over Ickes' duties pending the 'appointment of a permanent secretary.' 2,000-WORD LETTER Ickes' 2,000-word letter of resignation said of ihis. testimony in opposition to the nomination of Pauley: "I cannot accept the theory that I should have told the senate nava affairs committee anything less tha the truth. I have no apologies fo having done so, 1 although I did re gret the unhappy personal positio in which I have, involuntarily foun myself." 'RAW PROPOSITION' Ickes told the committee tha Pauley ha,d advanced the "rawes .proposition, eyer made .to me" .b suggesting that $300,000" could : raised in campaign contributioi from California oil men if the gov eminent would drop its suit to e.< tablish federal title to oil-bearin tidewater lands. This Pauley denied, saying Icke was mistaken. The President, too told a press conference that Icke could be wrong, and this provide the springboard for the 71-year-ol secretary's resignation. Ickes wrote the'some of Mr. Tru See ICKES, Page 2 Harold L. Icker*—Characteristic Poses of Ex-Secretary of Interior Supply Company Plans io Rebuild 3 ' '.: • :• • Representatives of the Continenta Supply company, whose store and warehouse 'was; destroyed in the fire here last,week, told the cit; commission yesterday that the company plans to rebuild immediately The commission asked of whai type of materials the new store should be constructed, informed th representatives' that the new building would have to be of fireprool construction "as it would He inside the main jfire zone. The company plans to use the small warehouse located next to the burned structure and build an extension on the north end for an office and display room. Under the fire zone ruling, the small warehouse is not inside tl)e zone and may be left as is but any new addition will have to be fireproof. Estimated cost of the new building will be about $15,000. A small amount of lumber may be salvaged ifrom the burned structure but the company's insurance department /said it was' almost a total loss. Construction-on the new offices will probably start as soon as sui'fi- cieht materials are available. . RUSSIA HOLDING 'INFORMAL DISCUSSIONS' HAI, Feb. ;3—MP>—Olfi- been scheduled to withdraw Feb.' 1. SHANG na is conducting" no secret tions with fJussia, regarding churia or any other subject, Ohjang told phinese arid fqreign He did not elaborate. (Private reports, circulated in (Chungking yesterday 6ja,ns were building the Rus- barracks in meeting, 'werj> ,b,ouijje, tan for la djes, coi newsmen in a brief pjes,? " !/te,nr4s courts and, a ence .today. He "acknowledged ., pool and lighting of the forma.} di,§cussjoj»s M %ere being »t few myd, who and p§ said that such die p -conditions gNPflwilPM between $W5to , !&jan,chu,ria, tending, tp support ru- rnors that they would npt complete their withdrawal before June -M Asked whether ghjna WQUld inform the U, S, state dfjp^-toejjfr oj any Pampa Commandery To Have Special Guest Pampa Commandery No. 97, Knights Templar will be visited tomorrow night ,by an officer of The Grand Comrnaod e ry of Texas, Right Emminent Grand Junior Warden, f?. B. Cowden, of Midland, Texas, who will inspeot the local Com- mandery. Pampa Commandery is the youngest Commandery in the Stale of Texas, haying been chartered April 17, 1045, and now has 95 members. A Coramandery of Knights Templar is the highest branch of York Rite Masonary. All Sir Knights of PampR and surounding territory are cordially invited to attend the Spec(al Conclave to be held at the Masonic Building at 7 p. in. Thursday <eveningi February 14. UQNS INITIATION Sever* 6 of t initiated tq th,e >Ugla_s Nelson, i[> #W$f fcalifl 15 Injured as Tornado Wrecks City oi Ardmore ARDMORE Okla., Feb. 13—f/P)— Fifteen persons were hurt, five seriously, when a tornado roared without warning through the east half of this southern Oklahoma city of 20,000 early today. At leeast 25 frame housese were ripped apart and their wreckage scattered over a wide area. Fifty At letiBt twn' fntnllirH in flti.s nrra havo rrjnlrvcs Uicatrri in Ihul part "f Arrlmnrc M-hcri; (lie wind struck. J .B. Jones, who resideK with his family t*ix milcB south f}f Famnn, wa» Ncckinp: in- formntion today na to what might have hunncnod to his father and mother of 601E, Southeast, Ardmure. He also has a brother and family living there. Mrs. Alpha rirnilley, who is employed at Gilbert's here, wns anxious about the safety of her mother. more were damaged. Some lost roofs, others windows and porches. A two-story brick building was demolished at the east end of the city's main thoroughfare. Plate glass windows in business buildings in the area of the brick structure were blown in. Signs were scattered over the section. A search of most of the wrecked area indicated no lives were lost hut the hunt for persons who might have been trapped continued. The tornado apparently hit the east end of the main thoroughfare, then skipped into the eastern residential section. Lights over the city went out and telephone communications was disrupted as the tornado snapped poles. Trees were blown down or broken. Falling in the streets, they hampered rescue workers. Vehicles were unable to get to the section worst hit and searchers went in on foot. Injured persons were dug from the wreckage. Many were carried several blocks on stretchers. Cecil Higgenbotham, 31, who with See TORNADO, Page 2 No Time Wasted— "Man Wanted" GRAND FORKS,' N. D. Feb 13— >tV> —An automobile bearing two large black-lettered .stons wa.i seen on Grand Forks streets. The signs read: "Just Divorced," and "Man Wanted." MLB Hearincr on UAW-GN Halted DETROIT, Feb. 13— (/P>— A scheduled resumption of the national la- 3or relations board hearing on CIO United Auto workers charges that Seneral Motors Corp. had failed to bargain in good faith with the union was suddenly postponed this morning. There was no immediate explanation of the postponement but the hction gave rise to reports that another meeting of the management ind union on the wage and contract issues was being arranged. The union yesterday turned down i management'offer of an increase of 18 1/2 cents an hour (16 1/2 per cent) and Walter P. Reuther, UAW- 3IO vice-president, immediately re- .ected it, leaving the negotiating conference Reuther said the union representatives would not return un- il OM was prepared to meet the 9 1/2 cent (17 1/2 per cent> hourly ncrease recommended by a presi- lential fact-finding board. James F. Dewey, special labor de- artment mediator, who has been eeking for more than a fortnight to ffect settlement of the 85-day old trike that has idled 175,000 QM iroduction workers, denied he had Electrical Power Is Restored to Pittsburgh Area E/tTTSBURGH, Feb. lU—i/lv-Sus- pension of the electrical power strike jn the Pittsburgh area today restored normal business life and lifted fears of a total paralysis. Lights glowed again in the golden 'triangle's office building for the first time in 19 hours, street cars rumbled through the streets and 'schools reopened. The work stoppage ended shortly before midnight last night when the head of the striking union announced the strike's suspension over ithe radio. Utility workers began returning to their posts after the speech and continued the movement this morning. The union agreed to a proposal to establish a three-man board to med- ate a wage dispute. The mediators have before them the issue which precipitated the strike: Demand of the independent association of Duqucnsc Light company employes for a 20 per cent- pay raise, and the company's best offer of a 7 1/2 per cent increase. George Mueller, president of tru- nnion, announced suspension of the walkout "in the interest of the public welfare" after the strike had halted streetcars, closed schools, darkened homes and idled thousands of industrial workers. The Duquense company, reduced to half its normal supply of power despite receipt of additional current from other producers, maintained service to all-essential users. Transit Strike In Philadelphia Reported Settled PHILADELPHIA. Feb. 13—iTI'i— The 3.000,000 daily riders of bus, trolley, subway and elevated linos used normal 'ransporUition facilities today a--, n .••tvike that throttled transit, service in the nation's third lanjest city onded exactly 48 hours after it began. Settlement came minutes before lasa mldnittht when sinking CIO- trauspurt worker? union members voted unanimously at. a mass meeting t.o accept an agreement, drawn up by union representatives and spokesmen for the Philadelphia transportation .'ompany. Labor and management officials ratified the accord after a five-hour conference arranged by Mayor Bernard Samuel. The mayor publicly proclaimed end of the strike at 8:10 p. m. yesterday—but it took a majority of the 9,900 strikers laughing, shouting and jostling each other in noisy session, to make the walkout's end official. T!ie agreement, extending the present contract to Feb. 10, 1947, provided: (.1) A general wage increase of 12-cents-an-hour effective Feb. 11. (The union had sought 25 cents). (2) A "preferential" union shop— eyery man in the union now must remain in the union, and all men employed "from and after April 7, If44" must become union members to keep their jobs. (S) Liberalized pensions—the company will not deduct social security old-age benefits from pension payments "thus employes with 35 years service will ;;et $94 a month instead of $60 the PTC offered." (4) Three weeks vacation with pay for employes after 10 years' service. (.5) Additional pay allowances for late runs. Pawns of Nazi Germany Term Given Leaders WASHINGTON, Feb. 13— (AP) — The state department's blast at key Argentine leaders as wartime pawns of nazi Ger- .nany hastened a fresh crisis today in the already badly- strained relations between the United States and Argentina. Whether a formal break in diplomatic ties will result remained an open question. ! I K BOOK' ATTACK PrvrrUrv of Suilr Byrnes told re- '•vizi's the Uni< al Stair's does not to follow up its "blue book" on -.lie military rulers of Aires -,vil!i any single na- -linn airui':;t Argentina. But ;•!. )' a: o ;\vo pK'iiiGCT;-, of the senate forcirn rd-itioui committee indicated tiu-v r-.-q-jcr-t further diplomatic ."lepx eventually. i Dispat -.•lies ir-iin U?e Argentine 1 Capital '.lJKelos-?d that at least part of thp \,i\\? Inok indictment had Ixvn published "lv;rp. and these dia- paichr's sp'.-culnti'cl on the likelihood of f.iri,i;ic'fi eolations. STRO.\<; MAN PKHON i Col. Jiinn Poron. Arp,entina*s ; strong pjuu ind current presidential i dm did !?!.•.--. ;-cf rained in a campaign | .'l'«. r . i h !;i.'-t niuht from mentioning i the "bl'ie book" which included as- I scrtions that the nazis had been allo'.ved to -sot up in Argentina "a complete duplicate of the economic structure for war" which they had in Germany. However, Peron did assail U. S. Undersecretary of State Spruille Bra den for what he called "insolent intervention" iri Argentina's affairs. It is no secret at the state department that the big hope behind the 131-page "blue book" is that it will exert an unfavorable effect of Peron's presidential aspirations in the comin:. 1 - national elections on Feb. ; -thick V;.n •]<>••• tion fir- The "blue book" was made up in Sec ARGENTINA, Page 2 ought adjournment of the He said he was $Qj»g to Ith each side separately back and et thjs, . u| * Jfc added ' «gojng Fire Victims Are Shower Honorees Real community spirit was shown today when friends of Mr. and Mrs. R. D. Tyler, and patrons of the Rex Coffee Shop, 318'i W. Foster St., at noon today 'showered' the Tylers with hard-to-get household accessories. The shower was the result of the Tylers' having lost all their furnishings when their apartment burned last week, along with two oil field supply offices here. API Advisory Board To Meet Tomorrow Chairman J. N. Perkins has called a meeting of the advisory board of the American Petroleum institute for tomorrow at the Schneider hotel. Dinner will be served to the board members ut (> p. in. Perkins urged all members to be present a,s this is the board's first 194U meeting. Various committee members will be appointed and plans will be made for the next Panhandle chapter meeting. STATE'S COLDEST SPOT: 1.8 INCHES OF SNOWFALL ENDS 25 DAY DROUTH Relieving a 25-day drouth. 13 inches of precipitation including 1.8 inches of snowfall fell over the Pampa area last night and this morning. Rainfall last night causing slick streets coupled with drifts stopped traffic in some areas. Schools were closed today as busses were not able to get through. tied with Amarillo for holding the title to the coldest spot in Texas, with a low of 18 degrees at 7 o'clock, this mqrnjng. The oury d,e,eUned §teadjJy from temperature pi was ly rising this morning to 26 degrees at noon today, according to the local weather bureau. Last measurable precipitation as reported by the bureau was on January 18 when it amounted to .04 inches, with the last greatest rainfall of ,31 inches on January 14-15. Texas weather today was a hodge podge of dust storms and snow, thunderstorms anci clear skies, but a norther moving southward is standardizing the situation, reports the. Associated Press. he colder ev$ywhere in Problems Faced By U. S. Aired by Banquet Speaker J. Thomas Davis, dean emeritus John Tnrleton college, Stephenville, Texas, told a group of 300 at a chamber of commerce installation Imnquet at the Senior high school cafeteria last night, that the problems the country faces are solvable at the community level. '•Municipalities are the places where progress sets in," he said. | The reason for this fact, he ex- rlained, is that people get together nnd lay out projects, "as you are doing here at Pampa." He was .referring to several projects in which the chamber of com-. merce is interested. He expressed some fear that the United States, embroiled in labor- management controversy, will lose the most or all of its foreign commerce. The other countries which were allied with the U. S. in the war are already'manufacturing the goods which can be sold on the foreign market, he said. He said the chamber of commerce is a natural point: in the community at which to begin action on projects which are needed. "Solution to our problems lies in things we can do here at home. Begin studying problems here at home." Touching lightly 011 the discovery of a method to achieve atomic fission, he said men must learn to live togeiher or they will die together. "We need good-will from others; we need to display good-will tO» ward others," he concluded. Ed Weiss, local business man, was master of ceremonies. Virgil Motti music education director at the First Baptist, church, led the group in singing I tie National Anthem; and he later sang a solo number,, accompanied at the piaao by Ken. See BANQUET SPEAKEU, Page % THE WEATHER U. S. WEATHER UUUEAU ' Yesterday'* Mas. YtMsti-rday's Min. .. CQUB TEXAS: Partly fldw. much coldur «*cvi»( this afternoon, mldm twilight ifbt tetnveruturt'ti ltf-20 PttnlujL bouth P)am» uud 20-30 UVl>wJ>! and 26-3^ eloowhifi-e ' " " ' fair, nut so cold full «ui>t and e* 11 ewe ti-euic (igrthivunt not *o culd

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