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... •'•*'*' CALLS CIVIL WAR Of LABOR AND MANAGEMEHT.-WE WOULD CALL IT AN ACUTE CASE OP 'DELIRIUM hlted Nations General Assembly Clears Decks for Adjournment urity ncil Remains , Feb. 14-~(AP)-, ," United Nations general swiftly fb- of its first ses* , ted to clear the fer adjournment todoy by approval of New Y6rk the nedrby New area <s§, the CO-ORDINATOR fc. _UMO. IASY A>P*OVAL "*A*-"th« 51-nation ossertibty ,%&rfeisHed for whet may be its -ym&l*jHfafthQ af the session " Ifofehhrtea p6teon$ predicted the 'sites 'id* jopproved by the headquarters committee would cos-, 'Hy flfct the necessary two thirds'vote required for adop . dftier qupstions before the as- 'oertitjiy, were expected to be disposed ot'without difficulty. These includ« eda fiVfi'-power resolution calling for worldwide conservation and equitable distribution of foods and a proposal linking the world federation of trade unions and the .American federation of labor with the economi: and social council in an ad- "Visory-s Capacity. .SECURITY COUNCIL The^* It-nation security council, which;iast night disposed of the con, troverslal-Indonesian case, was ex- Vpected'to remain In session after the 'adjournment Of the assembly, offi- jJSials 'sttid it might .not finish-its •business/^.before-Friday night, or 'even Ifteiv 'The;'council still was faced with Syrlkh-iebanese demands for withdrawal of British and French troops from ttw tievant. .•MENACE TQ PEACE' The Ererich have demanded deletion fro?n the Syrian-Lebanese complaint/ o'f a statement that French troops, in the Levan.t ,cqnstitute a •'constant menace bo peace and security." The Lebanese delegate said direct'negotiations with':the .French |wero virtually deadlocked; < >' Th6 v council cleared its agenda of _ljl* other issues except the Levant ^dispute-last night,by voting against enlhg in Indonesia and by de- §_?tjOn on an Albanian ap- TJNO membership. I rt Under » IteVc .soft Of WAr College nfcw\ planned, the State aepii-tdient ntll know what the military services are up to, and vice versa, and they'll work together as a tc&ttb integrating military and foreign policy. Head of the new school, which will be composed of high franking serv- fce officers and state department officials, will be Vice-Aim. Harry W. Httt» above. Vet's Prioriiies To Improve With Law Overhauled {'WASHINGTON, Feb. 4.— (O>)— The house expenditures committee went .to-bat today for veterans seeking stirplus war goods. Chairman Manasco (D-Ala.) describe^' this as one- of the chief aims of the group as it opened hearings on legislation to overhaul completely the surplus property disposal act. The; committee also will Investigate tlioroughly, he said, reports of hoarding or destruction of war supplies bj the army and navy. .'Manasco told newsmen he thought the group would approve a change in the. law to give veterans a higher priority position than they how have, 7 He vftlso expressed hope that legislation would be written making it unnecessary for veterans to have priority certificates to optaln surplus purchases, In overhauling the disposal act, Manasco also said he would seek * change to permit exchange of excess war supplies abroad for trade and aviation concessions. . "Under the present law the state department must get either goods or, foreign exchange for surpluses," lie. 3 , "asserted, Tugboat Men Resume Work; To Arbitrate NEW YORK, Feb. 14—(/P)—New York City's staggering tugboat strike, felt by .millions because of disrupted fuel lifelines,' ended officially at 7 a. in. <CST) today but the city was snapping: back to nornjalcy even before that hour. ARBITRATION SET Union officials last night ordered the 3,500 men.who run the harbor's tugs back to work-following agreement with their 91 employers to arbitrate a wage dispute which precipitated the 10-day, city-paralyzing strike. CQNTROLS REMAIN There were some lingering effects of the strike, however,-.'Fuel oil rationing controls were le.ft ui force Uiitil adequate stoiks could be built up, and other emergency regulations were continued; -until activities gen- ej^J^scpjildSae'-';' jestore,cL to., a pre*. strike basis' ' '•'•'"'"'''" A '-"" ;/ - '••'•• THREE-MAN BOARD v Mayor William OT>wyer announced the end of the tugboat tieup at 6:15 p. in. (Q3T) las"t night." Emerging from his "city hall office, where representatives of-union and management were conferring, O'Dwyer told a crowd of reporters: O'Dwyer announced that'differen- ces in the dispute would be arbitrated by a three-man board headed DJ Edward P. McGrady, former assistant secretary oMabor, PRICE BOOST IN NEW SNARL VOL. 43/. No. S26. (12 Pages) PAMPA, TEXAS, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 1946. AP Leased Wire Price 5 Cents in A-Bomb Test To Be Patched at Sea WASHINGTON, Feb. 14.—W)— The navy will assign its crack salvage crews to rush repairs on target ships damaged In the first at- bmlc bomb test so they can be tlast- ed again in the second. Heading the repair units will be Commodore William A. Sullivan, whose salvage feats made possible the prompt use of demolition- wrecked harbors in Africa and Europe during Wol'ld WRV II Test officials said tociay the joint task force will be prepared to ?ar- ry 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. ;thinXs 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 Fire insurance credit rating in Ifanipa has increased to 15 per cent awr the..ip/jpe^fcent'vcredlt.rating er Sets Gas Tax Plan m ,Feb\ |e$s' processing cost will t be, applied by the, in determining the value gas for tax purposes un••' s dfr terjns'of the law passed by the , «th legislature, ^hlfr W»g announced by Comp- $ler pwe Sheppard Jn applying to Jhe value pf souj gas pro- -4H§P<JV i Jn'-Mpore and tiutchinson .CQuntiis, 'Sheppard, after. ctjnsider- 1 J»f? te^JjPVWy taken at a hearing ~PP^ 87, placed tljo value of u',gas, for tax p^rppscs, at fcr, tUousaud cubic feet for i produced in Juno, 1945. pf Leading Wfofifi, Feb. 14. Uiii»n Altai Npllson, 70, eslrtewt £f QftUth college, iijgh.t « fejnr ' toys after ~ of the insti- qareer General Krueger Welcomed Home SAN ANTONIO, Feb. 14—(/£)- General Walter Krueger, who cprh- manded the U. S. Sixth army 1'rom Australia to Japan, returned hpme yesterday .and San Antonio accorded him a warm welcome with military honors, a colorful parade and banquet. At the conclusion' of the festivities a group qf: 'businessmen presented the general with a 19*6 Pontiac automobile. At a press conference proceeding the reception and'banflUQJi', Krueger expressed sympathy with',the eagerness of servicemen .to retjurn home, but warned: ''"''. j • "Merely winning the yar.is not enough. We must make certain this catastrophe'Will not happen again. The.people shoiild not pat themselves on the back. Rather they should take .care to assure that the peaqe will U.e" won as w§ll as the fighting. You must work at it to keep the freedoms, of £ur democracy," i . Gen- Krueger aiyl hisj party of Sixth ainiy voterap;, wfre greeted by their families 91,1 the* arrival at the .Alamo" 1 airport. , / Af.te.r- Governor-|!t?vpnsoii, Gen. Jonathan WaiuwrlaftK' / commander of the Fourth; TL W,. arlny, and city officials had yxj.ende.jy the official weJ;oHie, Qen. JCrueger/ reviewed the honor- g\iard .from- the\ second division, , •. • , / The cp}i}r|ul' parade] through the city's s,tre$t,,.a recegWon and banquet follotfaaA Cooke County Votes Bond Issue for fload Cooke «wn(y yc^ej $85 t «M b»n4 Jstw' (krr ionatj p highway' ty, Thr^s mpnlhs v«4cti » IWjM oe U»c right of votett au purchase u - s< ln " rougb the o puinus- issue 'to i-''it was .announced today 'irT an Associated Press release of fire insurance penalty and credit ratings of Texas cities and towns to become iffective 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 5 per cent cheaper than Ijist 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 GM Strike DETROIT, Feb. 14—(/W—The CIO united iUitomoblle workers strike against General Motors corporation went into its 86t,h day today with special federal mediator James K. Etnvey back again at his self-proclaimed missionary work "trying to narrow the issues." MUST FIND BASIS "We're trying co 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 Dewcy'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 indi:ated to him it was willing to resume ziego- tiations. No statement came from GM officials after Dcwey had conferred with them earlier in the day. Meanwhile, trial examiner Gerard D. Reilly of the national labor relations board resumed the NLBB's hearing (10 a. m; EST) on UAW charges that GM failed to bargain it} • Rebuilding Plans Hade at Ardmore ARDMORE, Okla., Feb. 14—(^)— Civic leaders x and 1 relief agencies pushed plans for rebuilding today in the wake of a tornado which s\vept the east part of .Ardmore yesterday, .fatally injuring; one person an leaving 2«) others homeless. 'Mrs. Zella Orr.'65, one of the 15 injured by the roaring tprnado, died today. One other person was in critical condition. Hospital attendants said Frank Bell, 65, a cai-penter, still UAW vice-president Wa'lter' P. Reuther said the union would not resume negotiations "until Dewey convinces us General Motors is ready to bargain in good faith." Jester Enters Governor's Race CORSICANA, Feb. 14— (A 1 )— Beauford H. Jester, a member of the Texas railroad commission, today announced as a candidate for governor of Texas. Jester, a native of Corsicana, is a former chairman of the board pf regents of tile University of Texas. He said lie 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 urged that I become a candidate tl\at~T 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 as q. captain in the 90th division. Gov. Dan Moody appointed Jester to the board of regents of the University of Texas in 19?9. Jester said that his platform "will clearly state my position on the principal issues confronting the people of Texas." Scoreboard on Nation's Idle By The Associated Press Continuing labor dispu;es keep idle approximately 1,430.000. Major developments: Shipping — Union orders 3,500 striking APL tugboat workers back to jobs in New York harbor after paralyzing 10-day work stoppage; operators join union in pgreeing to arbitrate wage-hour dispute. Automobiles — Federal mediator hopeful of resumption of wage negotiation;; 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 steel price increase, aimed, at ending 25-day walkout of 750,000 sleelworkers delayed pending issuance of new formula and,.OPA contention it should apply only to carbon steel, not to alloy. Ickes Takes Strong Pokes At President By JAMES MARLOW WASHINGTON, Feb. 14.— OP}— 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. Tru- Last-Minute Hitch 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 i5 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 pt ices do not need bolstering. STABILIZATION CHIEF Officials in a position to know indicated that the new row involved the OPA and ^Stabilization Chief j ler than was expected and hoped for __..._ . ij^ night at the Junior high school auditorium. Morris H. Coers, world Personal Rights Emphasized by Rotary Speaker Speaking before an audience smal- 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-LINE' In any event, the setback came on the heels of another and more Peron Denounces Blue Book Aimed At Argentines BUENOS A1RKS, Feb. 14—</IV- Col. Juan Peron denounced in an interview today the United States blue book which named him and other leaders of the Argentine mili- 1 t£r* v g'6vertiraent as friends of the Germans. "It is part of the well known Braden plan which disturbs not only 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 secvc- See ARGENTINA, Page 4 man and the people .President Roosevelt surrounded himself. Ickes was' an original member of i 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. 15. Wallace probably can stay, if he wishes. He lias 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- See ICKES FIGHT .Page 4 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 with whom j complicated disagreement among | d commun j stlc countries, and did . THrKHn XJVincn orltMcove .1C t r\ * no vt'aoo - . . : White House advisers as to the wage controls, if any, which should go with revision of the government' "hold-thc-Hne" price policy. Despite both obstacles, Presiden Sec WAGE-PRICE, 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 niunber of burglaries from rising. City 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 Pranks and City Tax A&- sessor A. L. Jo'.ies. Jones and Pranks left for Fort Worth yesterday afternoon for a two or three-day visit in Fort Worth and Dallas. Modern methods of lax assessing and collecting and office routine will bo studied by Franks and Jones in order to unrease the efficienc.% of the local office. Franks also plans to contact tht 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 au 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. Pranks 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 iidviintagcs." FIRE LEVELS TWO SUPPLY HOUSES HERE Was unconscious and not raj- opj«mitr4ca,tlon.s were disrated, i Iwer service T s aiid Pira- our general f recent wage v *>atd lied from severe internal injuries and shock. Other injured were reported ve :overing. Ray Colvert, president'-, of the chamber of commerce, called a ncetlng of contractors, building ma- lerial dealers and }ns\)vanee men for 2 p.m. today. An estimate of the damage and materials available for .'reconstruction will bo madpjat the, meeting. Six Oli StriMs Settled by Navy WASHINGTON, Fob, j4..-Hfl»)~- I'hc navy has announced {.eltlement of strikes at six oi) refij;cr}ei and two pipeline (nstaUaJtions which had been taken ovep by the «ayy as the result of strikes. 'Included in the six was the Texas company refinery afc which, thf flayy fe j9$yate,> man- 16. Thf would, be agement oo properties will bjj returned, as ttwl - flames rttt^^ ret*, m W. Brown., Commitiee Ready To Reject Demanc For Rapido Probe WASHINGTON, Feb. 14.—(/P>Members indicated today the nous military commtte'e will reject a de mand of the 36th Division associa tion for a congressional irivestiga tion of the Rapido river battle i Italy. There was general agreement witi the statement of Chairman Ma. (D-Ky.) that no good would, b accomplished by a committee inquir, in view of the formal war depart ment report already made public The investigation was demanded at a recent meeting of the 36th Di vision association at Brownwooc Texas. The association in a reso lution questioned the judgment o Gen. Mark Clark, who directed th engagement. The war department report tc the committee defended. Clark' judgment in ordering the Rapid river engagement as a diversionar> maneuver to protect the Anzi 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 infor mation supplied by the war department, since, the committee itsel did not witness the battle. Tha information, he added, already ha. been provided. However, H. Miller Ainsworth Austin, Texas, president of the 36th Division association, insisted tha the committee hear "citizen soldiers who participated in this tragic engagement." Meanwhile, Rep. Lyle (D-Texas a veteran of the Anzio campaign See RAPIDO PROBE, Page 4 Monk Watson 'Will Move Some Gas' Here Monk Watson, who does card tri:ks and other types of slight-oi- hand, will appear free to the public at the Junior high school auditorium" Friday :iiht. under the auspices of the Motor Inn Auto Supply here. The show will begin ul 8 o'clock. Watson, who 1ms traveled throughout tlie world, is reported to have a winning smile, as well as good clean stones to tell. As tu'o wilcsnuui for the. Cusile corporation, lie has a diiinitc- line of his awn. For instance, whoa u.skrd why he placed sii-h high importance on the filling station attendant, Monk replied: 'Well UIOSP boys have move a tremendous amount of gas every day—and I've had the same sort of job for 25 years. That's liow I learned M many jokes. Nothing like a good laugh to move a tankful jf gas.' 998 U. S. Soldiers Heading for Home FRANKFURT, Feb. 14—(/P)—A total of 998 American soldiers sailed for home Tuesday from Bremen. Departing on the American ship Victory were the 15th tank battalion and the 647th quartermaster true!* The 8821th engineering sailed aboard the Wood* yiotory. JX ,,^, 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 lasl night was "Mat; ing International Organization Effective." The speaker was intrbf duccd by Travis Lively, member cf the local- elub. -His general conclii- '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 with 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- Scc ROTARY SPEAKER, Page 4 Missions Question Will Be Decided WASHINGTON. Feb. 14— (IP)— Congress soon will decide whether the 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 iuch 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 thej' 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. rOREIC.N.OWNERSHIP LONDON, Feb. 14—W)—The Bel- racie radio reported today that the Albanian government had ordered UH- expropriation of all foreign-owned compunkvs and enterprises in Albania. THE WEATHER U. S. WEATHER (j U.IM. Today ., -20 7 H.lll. 211 S a.m. ^ . .. HI a a.ni 21 0 a.m. US 1 u.iu. ..31 2 Noon 3a 1 p.ui. 41 estcrday's Max. 37 cslcrday's Mill. 18 WKST TEXAS: Fair, urcs Oils afternoon, lumshl, tcnt|ieralurcii outh Plainn, and ui>|t«r Pecu*

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