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US: ;CJfflPET IS STILt TOE f 1ST FLOOR' COVERING.' WELL, WE MIGHT ADO f HAT IT IS STILL PRETTY HARD TO SEAT, NDUSTRY URGED TO 'TRUST OPA f Pope Declares 'Without God There Cannot BeReal Unity' Committee To Vole on Vets' Home Program WASHINGTON, Feb. 20—</p)— The question of putting $1,600,000,000 in federal funds behind President Truman's program for 2,700,000 new Houses came up for a vote today in the house banking committee. MALT QUESTIONING The committee agreed to inter- rupt'its questioning of Chester Bowles on continuation of price con- trols'aiiJ turned Its attention to the legislation intended to provide an unprecedented number of new homes for war veterans in the next two years. It must decide whether to write Into the bill a provision for a ,$!,000,000,000 increase in the federal housing administration's authoriza- tion'to insure housing mortgages, 'and also whether the government should' provide $600,000,000 for subsidy payments to bring out larger production of scarce building materials. FORD INVITED Meanwhile, Chairman Bpence (D- Ky) telegraphed Henry Ford 2nd, Inviting him to appear personally before the committee to give his side of .the Ford Motor company's argument for OPA on automobile price ceilings. Yonng Ford came dramatically into the prise control picture yes- lerd&y When Bowles, newly appointed economic stabilizer, told the banking group she Ford Motor Co., had-requested a 55 percent increase in the price of Ford automobiles. 'OUTRAGEOUS' REQUEST This happened last summer,'Bowles, said, calling the request "outrageous." Instead Ford got a price increase of about six pepent over the 1942 figures at the manufacturer's- level. Carrying his right for price control extension to'the nation in a radio address last night,-Bowles lashed out at the "few small but power- '£ul pressure groups" which he said ^r» trying to break down the def en • ees- against -higher .-living.' costs.; >-.. DETROIT, Feb. 20—M 5 )—Henry FprdtH, president of the Ford Mo 1 Sec VETS HOME, Page 8 LONDON, Feb. 20— (/Pi —Pope Pius XII told the assembly of cardinals that "it is the church which rises today in this torn world like a signal because without God there cannot be among men real units." The pope's broadcast from Vatican City was recorded in London by the Associated Press. Speaking In the Vatican's high, frescoed hall of benedictions the pope commented on "this poor world in which hunger is so prevalent." The address, broadcast in Italian toy the Vatican radio, began at 12:23 p. m. Eastern Standard Time, after the pope had placed birettas on the heads of 29 of the 32 new cardinals created at Monday's secret consistory. Speaking of the position of the Roman Catholic church in the postwar world, the pontiff added: SOCIAL EQUILIBRIUM "The church contributes to the equilibrium of the social structun of the world. The church forms and creates man." Dwelling on one of his favorite themes, the universality of the church, he declared: "The church is a perfect society which embraces all men. All people and nations are called upon to be with the r.hurch." FAITH IN THE CHURCH "'The church looks after those who have been evacuated from homes or who, because of military service, have their homes." The pontiff pleaded: "Let us have faith in the church. If everything around it crashes,.it remains unshaken. "The faithful t.hemselves must be the church and therefore 'th^y have united themselves into the society of the church. "It is the aim of the superna- tionality of the church to form this society. "This is particularly difficult today when men are declared guilty for the sole reason that they belong to a certain community. This is assuming divine powers." stayed away from Tuberculin Tests Will Be Given in All Local Schools Testing of school children "in a county wide search for tuberculosis germs will start Friday at Woodrow Wilson school, with Mrs. Joe Stephens,.'R. N., in charge of giving the patch tests. Students have been issued slips for -(obtaining their parents pel-mis- sion to be tested. Monday students at the Junior high school will have the opportunity to find whether thej have a positive or negative reaction to the tuberculin test. Positive tests do not necessarily 'mean a.person has active tuberculosis, although the person should have, a chest X-ray immediately to discover .the stage and extent of the tuberculosis germs. Those who have negative reactions to the test should have another test within a year, it is advised by health authorities. Plans for • tuberculin tests for children in Gray county have been in the formulative stage for the past weeks, it being difficult to obtain a~ qualified person, eligible to give the tests. * " The program is sponsored by the Gray CoUnty Tuberculosis Assn., Whose officers are Huelyn Lay. Jock.rpresident; Mrs, H. M. Stokes, Vice-president, and B. R. Nuckols, and recording secretary. Total County fax Collections Listed Total tax collection in qray county cUlrfng January were $23,950.52, y w W»$ reported today from the fiQUnty t*X collection office, The total Includes state, county and poll' t^xes, divided'as follows: State ad valorem taxqa, $5,805.56; poll taxes, $6026.50 and state pen- r - $}P7,92, giving a total of $11,._ T , l« State taxes. , Vjppunty » d valorem taxes, $5,807.— -Ba4 taxes, $1,539,82; school tax- 1,469; poll vayes, $1,001.75, and »na.$£s, $192,94, giving a total of "54 in county taxes, Gtrnion Cameras Aviation Will Be Subject Tonighi at Rotary Institute Tonight the second of thn scries of four lectures being sponsored by the Pampa Rotary club in an Institute of International Understanding will be held at the. Junior Jiigl school auditorium at 7:30 p. m. v,,The high.,school band will give. a covert"af "7:30;"Trie"" spelkeF wll take the platform at 8 o'clock. An Informative speaker on the par aviation is playing .in world events Geoffrey F. Morgan of Santa Monica, Calif., will talk on "The Constructive Use of Air Transport." Morgan is an educator, writer anc lecturer and is ' manager of the speakers bureau of the Douglas Aircraft company. The subjest is a colloary to the .theme of all four lectures sponsored by the Rotary club, ie., "Steps Toward World Stability." . Tonight's speaker is a graduate of Leland-Stanford and Columbia universities. He was professor of education at Ohio university, was a member of the California legislature from 1934-38, and has beei president of the Shoreline Plannig association of California since 1940 Such lesturers rarely come to Pampa and. it is hoped many wil take advantage of the opportunity offered tonight. The first lecture of the Rptary series proved not only informative but stimulating to thought on community, national and international bases. According to DeLea Vicars, president of the Rotary club, this program is being developed by the club to give the people of the community an opportunity' to learn from informed speakers about the problems which must be met in planning for a lasting peace now that victory has been won. The Institute :also will be a study course in world affairs for the young people of the community for, in addition to the public forums in the evening, the speakers will address the students of the Senior high school during the day. President Signs Emplo WASHINGTON, Feb. President- Truman today signed. an employment and production bill which congress 1 passed as a compromise for so-called "full employment" legislation. Aimed at establishing a government policy of promoting employment, production and purchasing power, the President's original measure was toned down sharply on Capitol Hill. In its final form, it provides a council of ttyree economic advisers as salaries of $15,000 who will assist and advise the President in the preparation of a periodic "economic report" to the pqngress. This report, together with, supplements issued as the council rnay see lit, will be staled by a "Joint committee on the economic report. This grpup, consisting of seven members from each hou§e of congress, will seek methods o,f implementing the recommen,datlonj. IMPOSSIBLE fSPKV jtli .the tenM»ir$twe ftli 40 low Red Cross Drive On Advance Gilts Will Begin Today Fred Shryock and his advance gift committee today began their campaign in the current Red Cross drive to raise $14,040 in the Pampa chapter, it was announced by the drive chairman, Joe Fischer. Shryock and the committee hope to conclude their portion of the sampalgn by the first of the month. Simultaneously it was announced that Noel Dalt o n, industrial chairman, would begin his drivt-r this week. The industrial committee will con 194S~?Wl) CAMPAIGN tact employes in industrial concerns of the Pampa chapter. Those serving on the advance gift drive are Charlie Thut, H. W. Waddell, Dan Gribbon, Roy Bourland, A. A. Schuneman, Jake Garman, Charles Ward, Crawford Atkinson, Joe Key, Frank Smith, Art Teed, Frank Foster, and L. N. Atchison. Chairman of other portions of the campaign which will begin March 1 — the official opening date to raise 100 million dollars throughout the nation — are: Mrs. W. R. Campbell, residential. Morris Goldfine, business district. Miss Millicent Schaub, rural areas. R. W. Burgess; 'Lefors. Aubrey Steele, city schools. Speakers have been assigned to appear In. fh/e-niinute talks before •'^' next week. Fischer said he had been informed Pres. Truman would make a fivc- minnte speech on the networks on March 1, opening the national drive to raise funds which are still needed at home and abroad, even, though the war is over. Two Boys Injured In Auto Accident Two high school boys, Junior Coffey and Stanley Simpson, were injured about, 12:30 noon today following a collision of the four-door sedan in which they were riding with a Dodge pick-up truck driven by William Fraaer. Junior suffered lacerations about the nose and eyes and had several stitches taken, itw as reported from it-he Pampa hospital. Stanley was bruised about the arms and head. Four boys were in the sedan at the time of the accident. Ffaser said he was struck by the sedan while turning into the driveway of his home at 1201 Charles. He was not injured, but considerably shaken. According to measurements taken by police officials, brakes had been applied on the sedan for 70^75 feel before the sedan hit the pick-up. After the sedan hit the pick-up Fraser was driving it careened into a tree, completely smashing the front end of the sedan. Damage to the pick-up was es.ti- mate at $100. The other two boys in the car with Junior and Stanley were not identified. ' Famous Museum Is Damaged by Fire BRUSSELS, Feb. 20H/?)—Fire last night destroyed a cqmplete wing of the famous "C'inquantenaire museum" here containing irrepla- cable Egyptian and Greek pottery and a collection of 100,000 books on Egyptology valued at 50,000,000 VOL. 43, No. 231. (8 Pages) PAMPA, TEXAS, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 1946 AP Leased Wire Price 5 Cents Byrnes Says Atomic Bomb Know Capitol Hill Renews Cry 'Guard -How Safe; It Well' WASHINGTON, Feb. 20—UP)— Secretary of State Byrnes' assurance that the know-how of atomic production remains an exclusive U. S. secret , brought a renewed Cnpitol Hill cry today of "guard it well." STATEMENT IS KELIEF In the wake of Canadian disclosures of arrests to break up a foreign spy ring, the congressional reaction to Byrnes' statement was a mixture of relief and admonition to make sure It can't happen here. Typical of that reaction were these comments to a reporter: Chairman May . (D-Ky) of thn house military commitee—"I only hope that he Is correct. We should preserve the secrecy- of the atom bomb until positively assured of an effective United Nations agreement not to utilize it for war." LAWMAKERS COMMENT Chairman Carl Vinson (D'-Ga) of the house naval committee—"I am glad we still keep it." Rep. Mundt (R-SD), member of the house foreign affairs committee—"Mr. Byrnes' assurances are both surprising and gratify ing.-;; I think that the atomic bomb secret should be kept until we are assured of proper control." SHOULD NOT HELAX Rop: Hebert ID-La), member of the house naval committee—"His (Byrnes') statement is reassuring. Nevertheless we should not relax our effort until assured without doubt that nhe weapon cannot be turned against us." In answer to direct questions at bis news conference yesterday, the secretary of state declined to say: Whether the spy ring in Canada See ATOMIC BOMB, Page 8 ARMY-NAVY KID Courts Divided on Veteran's Righls To Hold Old Job WASHiNdTON, Feb. 20.—WV-T Courts are divided on the extent of a veteran's right to his old job —the so-called "superseniority issue" —iMaj. Gen. Lewis R. Hersey, selective service chief, reported today. Two courts have upheld the right of the veteraSi "to absolute reinstatement and continuance in the job for one year so long as such jobs are available," Hershey said in a prepared statement given out at an American Legion national employment committee conference. But in two atlipr decisions, Hershey related, "the courts declared that the • veterans was not entitled to continue work following reinstatement if his seniority placed him in a position where he ordinarily would have been laid off." A circuit court of appeals ruling, expected soon, will have great weight "on this much-discussed issue," Hershey said. . Selective service receives thousands of requests for help in getting jobs back but fewer than 300 have gone a fsar -as the justice department before adjustment, the general related. Hershey's offipean d the justice department construe the selective service law as entitling the veteran to return to his former position even though it means displacing a non-veteran. There are exceptions such as physically handicapped, or the employer going out of business. francs (more than $1,000,000). 10-Day Holiday Ends for Students GALVESTON, Feb. 20.—(/P)—A 10- day holiday has ended for children from Bolivar peninsular who attend school in Qalyeston. Ferry service between Galveston and Bolivar peninsula, which has been suspended, for 10 days because of breakdowns in'the engine rooms of two ferry boats, has been re. siuned. Although Philadelphia's Sidney Kick is not yet 18, he has served in both army and navy. lie joined each service by altering a birth certificate. When discovered by the army and discharged, he joined the navy, saw action in three Pacific invasions, and discharged on points. Telephone Workers Renew ^Bargaining MEMPHIS, Tcnn., Feb. 20—The executive board of the National Federation of Telephone workers today went into a special session wijh the heads of 15 affiliates who have complied with the Smilh- Connally act by filing strike notices. MEMPHIS, Tsnn., Feb. ?0—(/P)— The nation's telephone workers looked today toward an early resumption of bargaining conferences after arming their leaders with the power to order an .industry-wire strike if their wage and hour demands aro not mot. !l CALL A WALKOUT The national federation ot telephone workers, representing one- quarter, million telephone employees, yesterday empowered its executive board to call a walkout whenever it "consider.?, proper." Joseph A. Beinie, president of the federation, announced: However "we will continue bargaining with the company and all efforts will be made to settle the dispute." TO THY CONCILIATION Meanwhile, in Washington, Secretary of Labor Lewis Schwellen- Scc TELEPHONE, Page 8 Housing Units Near Vet Hospital Slated DALLAS, Feb. 20.—ftP)—Approval of the use of part of a tract south of the veterans hospital at Lisbon, in this area, as a site for temporary homes for families of 516 veterans was announced here by Col. H. Rubin, veterans administraton deputy administrator. Veterans administration approval of the project will permit erection of a village of Quonset Huts, allocated to the navy but not delivered. They will be shipped to Dallas from McAlister, Okla., at government expense and deeded to the city. Each hut will house two families. HONEST-TO-GOODNESS NYLONS: PRIZES OF GREAT VALUE WILL BE OFFERED AT LIONS MINSTREL SHOW Believe it or not fftn(J It'll be you're own misfortune if you don't) but NYLON HOSE will hg given away at ;he pions club Minstrel to be held at 8 o'clock tomorrow and Friday lights, according to pr, N. t. Ntch- ils, chairman qf (he wwesslon ac- -ivities. Several pair Qf real honest-tQ- goodness nylw§ Njchois for Ufijn w a, tattle Of perf urn? '» promptly at 9 Q,'s)Qg£, the nights of for sale both nights of the Minstrel, ait) scarce house-hold articles of good values. For example, there's a mix-master to be given away. Couitons In hoses of delicious sweets will be found in each and every papkage A whose trade-in value "" be prjhanee a,, pair of nylon -•--'-- —^- wallet, a 7 o'clock both nights of the Minstrel. .General admission tickets may be purchased for 75 cents at the Harvester, Richards, Berry and Wilson drugs. Final dress rehearsal of the Minstrel will be held tonight at the auditorium immediately after the 8 o'clock, lecture being sponsored by the Rotary club. All members of the cast are urged to be present. spesialties will »»- Mwy&elle Hazard's own ver- Q| the !aw-tpn,ed classip "gt. 8 970,000 Are Idle Throughout U.S. By The Associated Press Continuing labor disputes keep idle approximately 970,000. Telephones—Executive board of National Federation of Telephone Workers authorized to call strike of 250,000 telephone employes whenever it ''considers proper," but NFTW president says bargaining over wages to continue and all efforts will be made to settle the dispute: ! Steel — Approximately 222,000 CIO United Steelworkers still on strike in 17 states but 442,000, after month-long strike, back to jobs at new wage scale. Automotive — Negotiations between General Motors and CIO United Auto Workers continue, with issues on wages, maintenance of membership and policy on promotions and transfers unsettled in country's longest dispute involving 175,000 workers. Transit—General strike by AFL unions remains in effect in Lancaster, Pa., as labor-management negotiations to settle 15-day old transit strike over wages appears making progress. Red Cross Head Speaks in Dallas DALLAS, Feb. 20.—(/P)—"It is my frevent hope that the Red Cross ideal may become a more effective force for good will among nations, good will we desperately need in this new age of physical forces." This statement keynoted a speech, prepared for delivery here at noon today, by Basil O'Connor, national chairman of the American Red Cross. O'Connor, speaking of the forthcoming campaign for Red Cross funds, praised the work of local chapters, which lie said perform most of the organization's tasks. U. S, Consul Service Back in Inch-China SAIGON, (fl 5 )—Consul Info-China, Feb. 20— Charles Reic} arrived here today to give the United States its first diplomatic representation in Indo-Chjna in four years,. Reid, of Cleveland, O., was gta? Lioned in Indo-China for two and a half years before taenijj interned in Hong Kong at the outbreak of war. There's na?4wjj*i finer than. » Coming eoon, Testimony of Fortas Heard In Pauley Case WASHINGTON. Feb. 20.—«/PI— Abe Fortas testified today he heard Edwin W. Pauley discuss democratic campaign contributions and the tldelands oil suit with Harold L. Ickes but could not recall whether the two subjects were tied together "on a contingent tasis." NAVAL SUBCOMMITTEE The former undersecretary of interior offered tins testimony to the senate naval committee, studying Fauley's nomination to be undersecretary of navy. Ickes, former interior department chief, previously had testified that Pauley had told him $300,000 in democratic campaign contributions could be obtained from oil men if the government would not press its suit to determine ownership of submerged coastal lands. BUSINESS ACTIVITIES Prior to Fortas' appearance, Navy Secretary Forrestal had told the committee he believed Fauley, a California oil man, would subordinate his personal interests to those of the navy if he is confirmed. Forrestal said today that he had told Edwin W. Pauley -early in 1945 he would have to give up all business activities if he became associated with the navy. Forrestal testified at the senate naval committee hearing on Pauley's nomination to be undersecretary of the navy. He said that he told Pauley this after President Roosevelt had suggested the California oil man for a navy post. He said he preferred H. Struve Hensel for the assistant secretary- ship Mr. Roosevelt had in mind at the time, but that he endorsed Pauley when another vacancy occurred on the condition that he "demonstrated the necessary capacity and intelligence." The committee expected later to hear from Abe Fortas. former lieutenant of Harold L. Ickes. What Fortas may have to say shaped up as the major question mark in the far-ranging inquiry into Pauley's qualifications to be undersecretary of the navy. Senator Tobcy (R-NHj, who has Sco PAULEY CASE, Page 8 GM-UAW Holding Another Session DETROIT, Feb. 20—uP)—Another regular negotiating session between General Motors and the CIO Auto workers was on schedule again today (1 p.m.CST) despite government officials' pleas that the two sides give more conference time to efforts to settle the 92-day strike. Special Federal Mediator James F. Dewey, who relayed- an appeal from Secretary of Labor Lewis B. Schwellenbach that sessions be carried on "as long as necessary," said both management and labor representatives declined the suggestion. GM and union officials told him, Dewey declared, that they considered it "more expeditious" to meet in separate groups between conferences. Schwellenbach, who has kept in close touch with negotiations developments through regular reports from Dewey, expressed belief that longer discussions could effect a settlement of the three months' strike in "a few days." The union has demanded reinstatement of the old contract as well as a 19 1/2 cent increase (17.5 per cent) recommended by a fact-finding board. - Maintenance of membership and policy on promotions and transfers, which, with the wage question,' are tlie largest issues in the dispute, have yet to be settled. City of Houston Employes on Strike HOUSTON. Feb. 20—f/P)—Mem- bers of Houston's city-county union and city employss who are members of the hoUting -engineers union called a strike for 7 a. m. today and acting City Manager J. M. Nagle said "as far as I am concerned these men have resigned and will be re- pjlaced as early as possible." •;-jfhfl strike affects approximately 640* city employes, insluding men in the garbage, water, street maintenance and park department, M. B. Grimes, hoisting engineer representative said. Also inolttd,«4 are city Janitors, gew,^ mjga, «,QD f- • iifiL Signing With Unions Termed Initial Step WASHINGTON, Feb. 20— (AP)—The labor department opened a drive today to "push for settlement" of all current strikes and get the reconver- sion program back into high gear. Secretary Schwellenbach told industry generally his advice was to "sign up and trust to OPA." At the same time a high OPA official promised employers that price increase applications to offset wage boosts under the new stabilization policy "are going to'be handled fast." PROBLEM SUMMARY The OPA official, who withheld his namp, made this summary of the problem ahead: "There are no two ways about it, we have just got to move speedily." He added that OPA is confident it can stay abreast of any flow of pctiiions for price help. If necessary, personnel will be transferred from other OPA departments "to keep the ball rolling." iCOST INFORMATION CPA already has cost information available for a number of industries, the official said, adding that this would lighten the load in the case of many qualified price applications. For example, the agency only recently completed pricing of various consumer products which were off the market during the war. These See WAGE-PUICE, Page 3 Religious Sect Duel Results in Death for Two DURHAM, Me., Feb. 20— </P>—A double slaying etched another chapter today in the colorful history of Shiloh, the hilltop "Temple" here of a religious sect, "The Kingdom, Inc." Sheriff Louis. E. Gendron said^.a pistol duel between Irenee Laprise, about 30, of Brunswick, and Dr. Charles Reeder, 39-year-old Durham osteopath, ended yesterday with both men dead and Carl Webster, 32, and Mrs. Kneeland Godfrey, 71, slightly wounded. State Police Sergeant John P. •Crosby said the shooting occurred more than two hours after Laprise visited the religious community as a would-be purchaser of the property and then presented the caretaker with a letter demanding "a sum of money." For two hours after he presented the letter, the investigators related, Liiprisc held Webster, Mrs. Godfrey and two other sect members at gunpoint in a room of the temple until Dr. Rcedcr, warned of "trouble" at Shiloh, came to their aid. Reeder ordered Laprise to get out. Then the men started shooting with. automatic pistols, Gendron said. Laprise fell with two slugs in the abdomen; Reeder's heart was pierced. Two shots gave Webster and Mrs. Godfrey minor leg- wounds. Caretaker Philip Holland and Sect Member Bernard Anderson escaped injury. Holland is a son-in-law of Frank W. Sandford, who built Shiloh—on orders of a "divine voice," he said —at the turn of the century as a communal dwelling for members of his "Holy Ghost and Us Society" which later became "The Kingdom, Inc." At one time nearly 1,000 lived In the huge wooden structure built in the form of a hollow square and surmounted by a once-gilded "prayer tower," and in- various outbuildings. Italian Cabinet Members Are Named ROME, Feb. HO-M/P)—Albert Cianna and Mario Braici, action party members, have been named to thf Italian cabinet as minister without portfolio and minister of foreign trade respectively. They replaced, Einil O. Lussu und Ugo La Malfa> who resigned two weeks ago during an action party dispute. THE WEATHER V. S. WEATHER BUREAU (i:3U a.m. 7:30 a.m. S:3U a.m. 'J:»0 a.m. 10:30 a.m 11:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m. 1:30 p.m. Yesterday's Max. Yesterday's Mill. WARMgt \ViOST TKXAb: I'artly cloudy, * Una ujTlernuuii and luuivlil, warmer day exi'ciil in PanliaudU- UAbT 'IKXAS: 1'wlly clwudj,

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