Pampa Daily News from Pampa, Texas on February 14, 1946 · Page 1
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p^T^r*^ f ,,- r Remains mil WAft Of LABOfl AND MANAGEMENT.--WE WOOLfl CALL If AM ACUTE CASE OP 'DELffilOM nations General Assembly Clears Decks for Adjournment CO-ORDINATOR *, Peb, jris general swiftly fb- . ,««:«= of its first ses« n, was expected to clear the IV rof adjournment today by ^ fcppfoval of Ndw Y<Jrk the nearby New area as," IAS* APPROVAL 61 -nation assembly .. tailed for what may be Its •Iftmal ^Mating of the M&ton * flWdfmea persons predicted the sites isfc approved by the heod- * 'quarters committee .would eas-. ily QiSt the necessary two* thirds vote required for adoption, - \ V v \ Questions before the as* tttftblft were expected to be disposed of Without difficulty. These includ- '«dift five-power resolution calling lor Worldwide conservation and equitable distribution of foods and a •proposal Unking the world federation of trade unions and the .American federation of labor with the economi: and social council in an advisory v capacity. ,6BOtWTY COUNCIL Thermit-nation security council, <whichil&st night disposed of the con- .Irovefslrtl, Indonesian case, was ex- •'-^pectedtd remain in session after the Adjournment of the assembly, offi- fblAte'>tUd )t might .not finish -its -IwitinesBXybfef ore \ Friday night,' or - '• , ^..^counqil sWH.was faced with Byriati-tiCbahese demands for wlth- 'drawal of British and French troops from tlw Levant. •MENACE TQ PEACE' S The French havo demanded deletion froni the Syrian-Lebanese complaint.-of a statement that French troops^, In the Levant .constitute a "constant menace to peace and se- 'curjty.'- 1 -The Lebanese delegate said L direct* negotiations with,the French rero virtually deadlocked: ? •'• :< A Tb$ council cleared its agenda of _ JJ* other issues except the Levant '/dispute last night,by voting, against venlhg in Indonesia and by de- tion on an Albanian ap- 5r TWCXmembefshlp. ; T^/tnr • 5-:.-- ~— r -* 1 '''^''* I'slPrioiritieS To Improve With Law Overhauled I WASHINGTON, Feb. 4.—(/P)— The house expenditures committee went to bat today for veterans seeking surplus war goods. Chairman Manasco (D-Ala.) de- scrlbetj this as one- of the chief ^ims of the group as it opened hearings on legislation to overhaul completely the surplus property disposal act. • Tiie < committee also will investigate thoroughly, he said, reports of hoarding or destruction of war sup-, plies by the army and navy, Manasco told newsmen he thought the group would approve a, change in the Jaw to give veterans a higher, priority position than they how ' He -also expressed hope that Jeg- ielfttion • would be written making it unnecessary for veterans to have priority certificates to obtain surplus, purchases. Iri overhauling the disposal act, Manasco also said he would seek % change to permit exchange of excess war supplies abroad for trade jftnd aviation concessions, . , "Under the present law the state department must get either goods r foreign exchange for surpluses," -' Asserted, o E * «ort 4>f \Vttr College tidw\ jilaritifed, the StateT department will kttaw what the military service* are up to, and vice versa, and they'll work together as a team, thte&ratiAg •military and foreign policy, Heed of the new school, Which will be composed of High ranking service officers ana state department officiate, will be Vlce-Adm. Harry W. Hilt, Above. Tugboat Nen Resume Work; To ilrollcr Sets Cu Tax Plan -,Fe& 4—(/P)—{Jrou «Sf ^processing cost wJU. fola to bo.applied toy the, iptroller in determining the value kaqpha.) gas for tax purposes un- sjrjns'of the law passed by the legislature. s Wis announced by C?omp- t George @heppa,rd in Applying i^YAlue pf sqyr gag pro' w M9ore and '"H^tc|iinson V gheppar4. after, consider- ujy taken, at a hearing 37, placed tli^ value of as, for tax purposes, at thousand cubic feet for .^•O4we4 ( Ul Juno, J.945. Pits g., Feb. li 4}ei> ^ciUipn, 76, 'Hi Sn^th cgllege, NEW YORK, Feb. 14— (/P)— New York City's staggering tugboa! strike, felt by .millions because of disrupted fuel lifelines, ended officially at 7 a. m. <CST) today but the city was snapping- ta:k to nornjalcy even,before that hour. ARBITRATION SET -Union officials 1 last night ordered the 3,500 men.who run the harbor's tugs back to work following agreement with their 91 employers to ar- •bitrate a wage dispute which precipitated the 10-day, city-paralyzing strike. . ' CONTROLS REMAIN , There were some lingering effects of the strike, ho\vever, Fuel oil rationing controls were left Jn force uritil adequate stocks could'be built up, and other emergency regulations were continued \mtil activities gen- strike THREE-MAN BOARD Mayor William O'Dwyer announced the end of. the • tugboat J/ieup at 6:15 p. m. (GST) laiSt nightf EBierg- ing from his'city hail office,where representatives of 1 union and man- 'aRement were conferring, O'Dwyer told a crowd of reporters: O'Dwyer 'announced that 'differences in the dispute would be arbitrated by a"' three-man board headed oy Edward F. McGrady, former assistant secretary of- labor. General Krueger Welcomed Home SAN ANTONIO, Feb. 14—(/!')— General Walter Krueger, who commanded the U. S. Sixth army from Australia to Japan, returned hpme yesterday .and San Antonio accorded him a warm welcome with military honors, a colorful parade and banquet. At the conclusion 1 of the festivities a group qf ?buslnessn>en presented the general, with a 1946 Pontiac automobile. At a press conf6rehe.(j, pieceeding the reception and 'hlnflueK ICrueger expressed sympathy w$h' the eagerness of servicemen .to return home, but warned: • "Merely winning the Tyar. is not enough. We must make certain this catastrophe will not happen again. The, pe9ple should not pat themselves on the back. Rather they should 'take xjare to assurfe that the peaqe will J>e" won as w,ell as the fighting. You must work at it to keep the freedoms df our democracy," , ! . Gen. Krueger anp his] party of Sixth army vet0hws> wrre greotcd by their families wj thctt 1 arrival at the Alamo' alrppv-t.', , ) Afte,p Governor-"Sftevpnson, Gen. Jonathan Wainwrkht;' / commander of the Fourth; % «.^artay', and city Official? had iiistjAdeflf the official wtj;ojno. Gei>. JC'ryegeiJ reviewed the honor-. guar4 -i F°nv t*ie\ Second division,"- •-,',, / The'cpjprlul • parade] through the city's street,..» vec^lon and banquet fpllr 3 ^ -•**** Bond Issue for JRoad tfts-rteiit^rwryl^ll V 9r f^' A. »_>__.!... .» »r. ..i . the vo t'lNiitl issue'to "L. ^-" I . - . -•_ were >)—Traffic, iwer service d Pira- lour generjW f recent Yfa#e saw PRICE BOOST IN NEW SNARL VOL. 43 / ?No 1 126. (12 Pages) PAMPA, TEXAS, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 1946. AP Leased Wire Price 5 Cents ips in A-Bomb Test To Be Patched at Sea WASHINGTON, Feb. 14.—(/P)— The navy will assign its crack salvage crews to rush repairs on tar- feet ships damaged in the first atomic bomb test so they can be blasted again in the second. Heading the repair units will be Cotnhioddre William A. Sullivan, Whose salvage feats made possible the prompt use of demolition- wrecked harbors In Africa and Europe during World War II Test officials said today the joint task force will be prepared to carry on 20 major repair operations simultaneously at Bikini Atoll, making it virtually unnecessary to bring bomb-damaged ships back to Pearl Harbor In order to ready them for the second test. Acting under specific orders from the Joint chiefs of staff, the task force has arranged what it hopes will be a program of graded destruction, ranging up from negligible damage to destruction/Here is how the task force.;tnm<cs the pattern of damage' may shape: 1st test—Bomb exploded a. few hundred feet above the anchored See ATOM TEST, Page 4 Fire Insurance Credit Rating in Pampa Increases Firfe insurance credit rating in Fampi has increased to 15 per cent the cent,credit rating wsis .announced today in ' an Associated Press release of fire insurance penalty and credit ratings of Texas cities apd. towns to become effective March 1,' as given by State Fire Insurance Commissioner Marvin Hall. The key rating of zero is determined by the state board and community ratings range from 25 per cent above to 15 per cent below the key rating, depending upon the ratio of fire losses to fire insurance premiums in the individual communities, explained Joe Fischer, insurance manager of the Hughes Pitts agency. Therefore in Pampa, Fischer said, which will hold a 15 per cent credit rating after March 1, fire insurance premiums will be B per cent cheaper than last year. Thus after March 1, on each $100 normal premium the credit will be $15, whereas last year the credit was $10. In a town with a 10 per cent penalty, such as Abilene, insurance premiums would be 10 per cent higher than a zero-rated town. In the following list, figures enclosed in parenthesis indicate pen- See INSURANCE, Page 4 Dewey Tries To Narrow Issues In GN Strike DETROIT, Feb. 14— (/pi— The CIO united iiutomobile workers strike against General Motors corporation went into its 86f,h day today with special federal mediator James F. Eewey back again at his self-proclaimed missionary work "trying to narrow the Issues," MUST FIND BASIS "We're trying to find a basis for getting together -again on this thing," he said, referring to the UAW's withdrawal Tuesday from the negotiating session at which GM offered an 18 1/2-cent wage rise (1C 1/2 percent). Coupled with Dewey's efforts to bring the parties together was a prediction by UAW president R. J. Thomas that the strike would be settled "in the not too distant future." SAYS GM IS WILLING Dewey said GM had indicated to him it was willing to resume negotiations. No statement came from GM officials after Dewey had conferred with them earlier in the day. Meanwhile, trial examiner Gerard D. Reilly of the national labor relations board resumed the NLRB's hearing (10 a. m; EST) on UAW charges thai GM failed to bargain in ; ......... , UAW vice-president Walter' P. Reuther said the union would not resume negotiations "until Dewey Scoreboard on Nation's Idle By The Associated Press Continuing labor disputes keep idle approximately 1,430.000. Major developments: Shipping — Union orders 3,500 striking AFL tugboat workers fcack to jobs in New York harbor after paralyzing 10-day work stoppage; operators join union in agreeing to arbitrate wage-hour dispute. Automobiles •— Federal mediator hopeful of resumption of wage negotiations between General Motors and CIO United Auto workers as CIO-UAW President Thomas predicts settlement of 86-day old strike "in the not too distance future." Steel — President Truman's economic staff plans new meetings in efforts to reach agreement on new wage-policy designed to halt strikes; announcement of proposed sleel price increase, aimed at ending 25-day walkout of 750,000 steelworkers delayed pending Issuance of new formula and OPA contention it should apply only to carbon steel, not to alloy. Last-Minute Hitch Peron Denounces Blue Book Aimed At Argentines BUENOS AIRES, Feb. 14— (fP)* Col. Juan Pe'ton denounced in an interview today the United States blue book which named him and other leaders of, the Argentine mili- ^fr/'^dveriuHent as friends.of the Germans. "It is part of the well known Bra- itsmiiie ' until uewey .__ .,,„„ ...ui.,!, .-lictnrh-; nrrf onlv convinces us General Motors is ready fen plan wh ch n disturbs not only to baz-gain in good faith." Rebuilding Plans Made at Ardmore ARDMORE, Okla., Feb. 14—(.£>>— 'ivjc leaders and relief agencies >ushed plans" for rebuilding today n the wake of a tornado which siyept the east part of Ardmore yesterday, .fatally injuring' one person an leaving 200 others homeless. 'Mrs. Zellp, orr, 65, one of the 15 the roaring tornado, died rly today. One other person was In critical iiditton. Hospital attendants said Frank BelJ, 65, a carpenter, still vas unconscious and. twd not railed from severe internal injuries and shock. Other injured were reported ve- lovering. Bay Colvert,. president. of the shambor of commerce, called a neeting of contractors, building ma- .erjul dealers and {nsuran.ce men or 3 pan. today. An estimate of the dwmage and nulerittls available for recoublruo- ion will be mactaat the meeting. Six Oil Strikes Settled by Novy WASHINGTON, Feb. i'hc navy has cuuunuwed settlement »f strikes at six o# refineries and WP pipeline U^ftUwtySW $'hicb h,ad been taken pve? by the ju&vy as the esijlt of strikes. • t ' 'Included }n the sj« Wfttl the fex,a,s onjpany refinery a$ {tart Texas, Which be ret. on, fsfe Jft* Jester Enters Governor's Race CORSICANA, Feb. 14—(/I 1 )—Beauford H. Jester, a member of the Texas railroad commission, today announced as a' candidate for governor of Texas. Jester, a native of Corsjcana, is a former chairman of the board of regents of the University of Texas. He said he was announcing "in response to numerous requests from every section of Texas and to remove all uncertainty." "I shall base my candidacy on a determination that the welfare of Texas must come first, as I have shown during my four years on the Texas railroad commission," Jester stated. "I want to assure the many Texans who have "Ujged that I become a candidate 'I 'shall conduct a vigorous campaign on a platform for the building of a greater Texas," he declared. "I shall present that platform to the people of Texas on March 2—Texas Independence day." Jester is a graduate of the University of Texas. He served during World War I 90th division. as a captain in the Gov. Dan Moody appointed Jester to the board of regents of the University of Texas in 1929. Jester said that his platform "will clearly state my position on the principal issues confronting the people of Texas." the good relations between the two countries but the tranquility of American republics which see their dignity and sovereignty threatened by untimely interference," the former vice president told El Laborita, official publication of Peron's labor party, which is supporting him in the Feb. 24 presidential election. Peron's preference was to Spruille Braden, former U. S. ambassador to Argentina and now assistant secre- Sec ARGENTINA, Page 4 Police Checking Local Break-Ins A belief that the burglary of two stores here Tuesday night was connected with a series of break- ins in Amarillo and towns south of here was voiced by Chief of Police Louie Allen today. The theives entered the Harvester drug early yesterday morning and escaped with a few fountain pen and pencil sets, a box of cigars and $34 in cash. A small amount of whiskey was taken from the Modern Pharmacy, which is located about one-half a block from the Harvester drug store. Allen said he was planning to place two men on night patrol on foot, in addition to the radio- equipped car patrol. He said the two would work in shifts and would police every alley downtown in an effort to keep the number of burglaries from rising. Ickes Takes Strong Pokes At President By JAMES MARLOW WASHINGTON, Feb. 14.—Wj— Secretary Ickes, resigning from the cabinet, took pokes at President Truman. They were no.t intended to help Mr. Truman's poltical future. Tims will show what damage, if any, they did. There may be a lesson in democracy in Ickes' manner of going: The freedom of any man to get up and speak his piece about the President. But his statements provided ammunition for Mr. Truman's critics. They added more woe to Mr. Truman's other woes of which, at the moment, he has plenty. Ickes' going in one less link— it was a big link—between Mr. Truman and the people with whom; complicated disagreement among ' White House advisers as to the wage controls, if any, which should go with revision of the government's "hold-thc-Une" price policy. Despite both obstacles, President See WAGE-PRICE, Page 4 Halts Settlement WASHINGTON, Feb. 14—(AP)—Chances of a quick end to the industry-strangling steel strike hinged today on desperate government efforts to untangle a new price boost snarl, MODIFIED WAGE-PRICE POLICY The development came in the midst of attempts to patch up and announce a modified wage-price policy designed to halt other walkouts. Until last night_ the steel price boost—a prerequisite to set- tilng the 25-day strike of 750,000 steel workers—had been generally regarded as settled at about £5 a ton. The last-minute hitch reportedly centered around whether the increase should apply to carbon steel alone or to alloy steel as well. Carbon steel represents about three-fourths of the steel industry's output. OPA has maintained consistently that the price hike should apply only to carbon steel, that alloy pr ices do not need bolstering. STABILIZATION- CHIEF Officials in a position to know indicated that the new row involved the OPA and Stabilization Chief John C. Collet. The latter is due to quit his job this week and be succeeded by Chester Bowles, present OPA boss. How it developed, after apparent agrcemnt earlier, was not made clear. 'HOLD-THE-L1NE' In'any event, the setback came on the heels of another and more i President Roosevelt surrounded himself. Ickes was' an original member of the Roosevelt cabinet. Henry Wallace, now secretary of commerce, is the only member of that original Roosevelt cabinet of 1933 left now. But Mr. Truman's didn't try to delay breaking this link. Ickes, writing his letter of resignation Feb. 12, said he'd stick around until March 31 to clear up odds and ends, if Mr. Truman wished. Mr. Truman told him to quit tomorrow, Feb. 10. Wallace probably can stay, if he wishes. He has had the strong support of the CIO political action committee and other so-called liberal forces. - ....-.••' These forces oanno.t be ignored easily by the Truman administra- Sce ICKES FIGHT .Page 4 Ciiy Officials Study Tax System Fort Worth's city tax office, judged the most efficiently operated city tax office in the state, will be the subject of study by City Manager Garland Franks and City Tax Assessor A. Ij. Jones. Jones and Franks left for Fort Worth yesterday afternoon for a two or three-day visit in Fort Worth and Dallas. Modern methods of tax assessing and collecting and office routine will be studied by Franks and Jones in order to increase the efficiency of the local office. Franks also plans to contact the Eighth service command in Dallas to see what steps might be taken in order for the city to take over one of the auxiliary landing fields used here by fliers at Pampa army air field, now on inactive status. J. B. Hamilton, a representative of the Paragon engineering company of San Antonio, told the city commission Tuesday that he had definite information the field and the two auxiliary fields would be declared surplus. He urged the city, if it wanted to obtain any 5f the facilities, to act immediately. Franks declined to state yesterday whether the city would be willing to take over one of the fields, but said that such a move "is not without its advantages." FIRE LEVELS TWO SUPPLY HOUSES HERE Committee Ready To Reject Demand For Rapido Probe WASHINGTON, Feb. 14.—Wj— Members indicated today the house military commttee will reject a demand of the 36th Division association for a coiigi'essional investigation of the Rapido river battle ir Italy. There was general agreement with the statement of Chairman May (D-Ky.) that no good would be accomplished ty a committee inquirj in view of the formal war department report already made public The investigation was demanded at a recent meeting of the 36th Division association at Brownwood Texas. The association in a resolution questioned the judgment of Gen. Mark Clark, who directed the engagement. The war department report to the committee defended Clark's judgment in ordering the Rapido river engagement as a diversionarj maneuver to protect the Anzio beachhead. May said there was no evidence of willful neglect or lack of proper precautions on the part of Genera Clark or his command. Any investigation, May added would have to be based on information supplied by the war department, since, the committee itsel: did not witness the battle. That information, he added, already has been provided. However, H. Miller Ainsworth Austin, Texas, president of the 36th Division association, insisted ttoa the committee hear "citizen soldier; who participated in this tragic engagement." Meanwhile, Rep. Lyle (D-Texas a veteran of the Anzio campaign See RAPIDO PROBE, Page 4 sailed afeoaix* the \Voo4- ory. (fonk Watson 'Will Move Some Gas' Here Monk Watson, who does rani tri:ks and other types of slight-of- hand, will appear free to the public at, the Junior high school auditorium Friday niht, under the auspices of the Motor Inn Auto Supply here. The show will begin at 8 o'clock. Watson, who has traveled throughout the world, is reported to have a winning smile, as well as good clean stories to tell. As ace wilesman for the Cusilc corporation, he has u definite line of liis own. Fur instance, when uskrd why he placed su:h high importance on the filling station attendant, Monk replied: 'Well those boys have to move a tremendous amount of gas every day—and I've had the same sort of job i'ur 25 years. That's how I learned ,so many jokes. Nothing like 'i good laugh to move a tankful of gas.' 998 U. S. Soldiers Heading for Home FRANKFURT, Feb. 14—(/P)—A to" of 898 American soldiers sailed borne Tuesday from Bremen, epiarung on the American ship Victory were the 15th tank battalion and the 647th quartermaster truck c$nj»ny, The 28311* T Personal Rights Emphasized by Rotary Speaker Speaking before an audience smaller than was expected and hoped for last night at the Junior high school auditorium, Morris H. Coers, world traveler and former Indiana legislator, said "When the people give away their rights to the government, they will never get them back." Observing that he had seen the efficiency of the dictatorial government of Italy and of other fascist and communistic countries, and did not underrate it, he explained that efficiency was achieved through the people's giving up their freedom to a centralized form of government. But, he added, "I hope it is true tonight that we are masters of our own government." Mr, Coers is the first in a series of four speakers to appear here in the ensuing weeks, sponsored by the Rotary club of Pampa. This series, continued from year to year, is free to the public and has its objective the promotion of international understanding. The subject last night was "Mak> ing International Organization Kf-, fective." The speaker was introf" duccd by Travis Lively, member c« the local-club.-His general conclu- 'sions in answering the question, was that in making the organization effective, which he said is all-important, or 'we will all go back to atomic dust', we must all take a part in finding out 'what is right jyith Russia, not what is wrong with Russia; not what is wrong with England, but what is right.' "It's a job of yours," he explained, speaking of everyone as a citi- See ROTARY SPEAKER, Page 4 Missions Question Will Be Decided WASHINGTON. Feb. 14— (JP)— Congress soon will decide whether tho once aloof United States should maintain peacetime military missions in such countries as Iran, Syria and Saudi Arabia. President Truman would get authority to send such missions—on invitation—to any counrty in the world under a oill introduced in the house with state, war and navy department backing. The missions would help countries to which they were assigned to modernize their armies and police forces. The President also could send naval missions, where requested. At present, the chief executive in peacetime has authority to send such missions only to countries of the Western Hemisphere and to the Philippines. State department officials say passage of the bill would help remove the "sphere of influence" concept —that is, would remove favored treatment for hemisphere nations and permit the United States to treat all countries alike, so far as,. missions are concerned. FOREIGN-OWNERSHIP LONDON, Feb. 14— -(A>\— Tile Belgrade radio reported today that the Albanian government had ordered thi' expropriation of all foreign-owned companies and enterprises in Albania. THE WEATHER V. S. WEATHER Vcstcrduy's Min, •A1B WUST TEXAS: F«ir. ... , , rr« this aflurnuuii. luuight, «j»4 »-c*t_ tgnuicraluri'H. tS ~" South PluuiK, and uiiuw thin with ft«»t *^*.' w ,? < y} (tw<r i», 1!8 "''i »igi»t, variable OKLAHOMA: f»U, A~ji* fe»U ^ri4w: Tunwp, laulinK ***P^p|N,1 WB «p.Tmg.

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