Pampa Daily News from Pampa, Texas on June 10, 1947 · Page 1
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QNI DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SUMMER AND WINTER IS THAT A RUMBLE SEAT ONLY LOOKS FOOLISH IN SUMMER AND, IN WINTER, IT REALLY IS. GOPsters Call for Probe Into Report Concerning German Occupation Money Redemption of Soviet Money fe Questioned WASHINGTON — JP — Thfee Republican senators called today for a fnil-scale investigation into reports that the United States has redeemed millions of dollars Worth of Gei'man occupation money printed by Russian authorities. The three lawmakers— Bridges of New Hampshire, 'Ferguson of Michigan and Knowland of California-* told a reporter in separate interviews that they understand the plates to print the German marks were given to the Russians by American officials. Among other uses for the occupation money was to pay Allied troops. Earlier reports have said that the Russian soldiers—drawing large amounts of back pay—paid fabulous black market prices to American OI's for such Items as wrist watches and trinkets. The OI's, In turn, converted the cc-upation marks into dollars. The trade became so brisk that American authorities resorted to several methods for discouraging the marks-to-dollars conversion. Finally a script system was devised BOV. JESTER * * * to replace rency. the occupation cur- A War Department statement on April 21, prompted by reports that .the loss to the treasury on these black, market dealings might exceed $500,000,000, acknowledged that the Army has accumulated a surplus of German currency. "The present holdings do not, however, exceed future contemplated expenditures," the statement said, adding: "A complete report on the acquisition and disposal of these holdings is presently being prepared for the information of the appropriate committees of Congre'ss." No such report has come to light on Capitol Hill. Bridges, chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, said "my Information is that between $400,000,000 and $900,000,000 worth of this money has been, or is being redeemed with American dollars." ''I have been told that this redemption is being carried as a hid- Scc PROBE, Page 8 Truman Crosses Into Canada for Three-Day Visit Aboard President Truman's Special Train Enroute to Ottawa—(#)— President Truman ' crossed the Northern border today on his good v/111 mission to Canada. - L. S, St. Laurent, Secretary of State lor External Affairs, and other notables, extended an official welcome as the United States Chief •Executive arrived at Bouses Point, N. Y., at 9:20 a.,, (GST) aboard aiy.ll-bar special train. St. L'aurent was accompanied by Kay Athsrton, United States Ambassador; W. H. Measures, Chief of 'Fhotocol for -Canada: and three honarary aides-de-camp to the President, Commodore F. L. Haughton of the Royal Canadian Navy; Brig- S. P. Clark of the Canadian Army and Air Force Commodore D, M. Smith of the Royal Canadian Air Force. They boarded the. train lor. the trip on to Ottawa. The Governor General and Lady Alexander and Prime Minister W. L. MacKenzie King head the welcoming party for President Truman in Ottawa. The President, smiling, came out on the rear platform of his private car when the train came to a halt about 600 yards from the Canadian border at Rouses Point. A microphone was held up by a radio man. you say hello to Canada? Governor Jester Flood Waters On Mississippi Al High Point HANNIBAL. Mo. — (fP)— Floodwaters pouring into the Mississippi River, which already have made more than 20,000 homeless and have inundated nearly '50.000 acres of farm land, in Eastern Missouri and West-Central Illinois, appeared today to have reached a high point. Rivermen and- U. S. engineers expressed the belief that only further rains would aggravate the situation, but they also said that several river towns in Illinois and Missouri still faced serious flood conditions, despite the promise of recedng waters. U. S. Army Engneer and the Coast Guard had every available worker on the job in the flood area and the American Red Cross had 50 staff workers and about GOO volunteers aiding the homeless. Water was eight to ten feet deep in the village of Alexandria, Mo., near the Iowa line, the result of a levee break, and all residents have been evacuated. In Hannibal, a city of 20,000, the water covered nine blocks of the town's main street. Four thousand residents of South Hannibal were partially isolated. No buses were operating and at least a dozen stores were flooded. At Canton. Mo., 30 miles upstream, the river had reached a stage of 19.92 -feet, p.n- all time high. Although half of the town is under water and a third of the 2200 residents are homeless, relief work was reported well in hand. No trains or buses are operating out of the town and only one highway is open. A River Land district levee, two miles north of Louisiana, broke yesterday, flooding 3.000 acres. Sixty families were evacuated. At Quincy, 111., where the Mississippi reached a record stage 236 feet, railroad yards on the waterfront, were flooded, but the town itself, situated on a bluff, was not endangered. Several persons were forced to evacuate homes in South Quincy. VOL. 46, NO. 59. (8 Pages) PAMPA, TEXAS, TUESDAY, JUNE 10, 1947. Price 5 Cents A P Leased Wive Work Stoppage Reaches 22 Mines UNIONTOWN, Pa.—W 1 )—Work stoppages among soft conl miners protesting labor legislation before Congrrss spread to 22 mines employinB 14,800 men today as APL-Uniled Mine Workei.s officials pondered their strategy in the idleness they termed "unauthorized." ' •<• The stoppages were scattered through'lhc three counties that comprise thp heart of an extremely rich Southwestern Pennsylvania bituminous section—Payatte, Greene and Washington. Two mines voted to resume work after being idle over the weekend. They were the Gates Mine of the H. C. Frick Coke Co., employing 400. and the Kyle Mine of the same company employing GOO. They' account for a combined daily production of 5.000 torn. Among the closed mines was the world's largest, the famed Robena Mine of the Prick Company which employs 1,800 miners and has a normal daily production of 10,000 tons. Some of the other larger pits affected range from 2,000 tons to 7,000 tons in output. Without exception, all of the larger mines are "captive" pits—those mines whose production goes to steel plants and never sees the open mnr- * * * WHAT A LIFE kct. The U. S. Steel Corp., one of the steelmakers involved, reported it was losing 25,000 tons of coal daily, 5,000 tons short of the total used each 24 hours at the Clairton Coking Works, which supplies 80 percent of the coke used by the company's Pittsburgh district plants. President William Bynes of UMW District 4 called the work stoppages "unauthorized" and added: "All I know is the miners are protesting the (Hartley-Tart) labor bill." He said his staff was "looking the situation over, to see how to act." The Hartley-Taft bill, expected to reach President Truman's desk soon, would presumably outlaw any coal strike when the mines pass out of government control'at the end of the month. Negotiations between UMW President John L. Lewis and operators to replace the current governmenl contract now are at a standstill. ,he ask'ed. ^peaking into the the President said: microphone, "I'm saying hello to Canada right mow. I'm very, very happy to." Some one called for Mrs. Truman. The President explained that she did not plan te> tome out on the pjatfcmn, but finally he persuaded her to. , , "Jtey, is Margaret there?" asked a small boy!" The president's daughter, smiling, too, joined her parents'on the plat- St' Laurent told the President as he boarded Mr. Truman's private Cj» % , "I extend you a warm welcome to Canada.' 1 THE WEATHER JY, 8. WeATHER BUREAU^ 6;30 a.m, today 6? '!•$> am' ".'63 8:.3Q' a.m. 9\9Q a.m., iO:?Q a.m. , l;:39 a.m. p.m. **»•:• PAMPA AND VICINITY-Continued . raw with not .much change in temper, attire tonight ana tomorrow. ?WKST TEXAS-^air this afternoon, '""'"lit and, AYednesday, cooler tonight t- in Panhande and Del Rlo- jPass ares." . ' a—Partly cloudy toniuht "—• Spattered thunder- mo east portion not quite so warm In ,,ortlon tonlffht and In ion Wednesday. Fresh south> aoutU winds on coast. IIJCWijrA—QeneraJIy f& v tonight pgnoaJ&y, cooler northeast half Pampans Narrowly Escape Adrian Fire George H. Parker, Adrian rancher, died late yesterday in the Northwest Texas Hospital as a result of severe bums suffered in a fire and explosion that totally demolished the 66 Cafe and Service^ Station in Adrian around noon yesterday. Mrs, L. P. Port and her three children, 1317 Terrace, who are cnroute to Los Angeles, narrowly escape Injury in the blast when they stopped to dine at the cafe. Mrs. Fort, who phoned her husband shotly after the explosion oc- cured, related how she and the children had gone into the cafe and placed their orders. They heard an explosion that seemingly came from the kitchen so they all ran out of the front door and down the street for almost' a block, when the cafe virtually vanished in fire and rubble from a second blast. Adrian has no fire department. Fire fighting equipment was called from Vega, which is about 14 miles distance. The truck arrived in about 14 minutes and its crew extinguished the blaze that had spread to an adjoining tourist court. Parker is believed to 'have been seated in the service station driveway when the major explosion occurred. His clothes were nearly burned off and he was severly burned about the body, heau and legs. TSTC, Commerce, Is Women's World COMMERCE—(/P)—It's a woman's world—at least at Texas State Teachers College. At the end of the first week of registration for the" summer term the co-eds lead in the enrollment, but only by a margin of one. The figures: Women, 1005, the men 1004. Combined, the summer enrollment of 2,009 represents the college's largest enrollment since Pearl Harbor and shows an increase of 368 over the spring enrollment of 1641 for the first time since Jan. 1, 1946. President Arthur C. Ferguson said administrators at the college were pondering over the most efficient way to handle the large enrollment. Of the total, 725 are veterans. s To alleviate,a classroom shortage, Dr. Ferguson has scheduled class from 6 a.m. through the lunch hour to 6 p.m. Bright side of the situation, he raid, was the fact that as far. as he knows every resident student has found a place to live. Some housing accommodations, however, are packed and tlje co-eds are living three to dormitory room. Some students have gone five miles into rural areas to find rooms. Commuters are driving as far as fifty miles. NOT SMOKE BUT STEAM CHARLESTON. W. Va. — (fP)— Firemen rushed to a ' Charleston hotel in answer to an alarm, but they didn't stay long. The "smoke" somebody h?fd reported proved to be steam from a shower being taken by a guest. Are Extending <>f Purge of Foes LONDON —(/)')— Dispatcher, from Budapest suggested today that the Communist - dominated Hungarian Government was widening its purge against dissident elements on several fronts. The Communist newspaper Szab- adsag said the "Resistance Certificates" of nearly 200 persons, including; government and church officials, would be review by a special committee under the Prime Minister's office. Among; those facing loss of these certificates—which indicate that the holders opposed the Germans during the war—were Dczso Sulyol:. head of the Freedom Party whose newspaper recently was banned; Assembly Speaker Bela Varga, a member of the Smallholders' Party; and Josef Cardinal Mindszenty, Roman Catholic Primate of Hungary. Others facing possible loss of their lands if the committee should decide they did not work against the Nazis, Szabadsag said, were Lajos Shvoy, Catholic bishop of Szekes- fehervar; Count Geza Teleki, former minister of education; and Bela Pedanyi-Gulyas, head of the Smallholder Party's Political Committee. At the same .time,, the Hungarian. Peoples' Court announced that 43 "intellectuals" — including doctors, lawyers and professors—would go on trial late- this month on charges of conspiring to overthrow the Hungarian Republic. The newspaper Vilag said Albert Szent-Gyorgi, a Nobel prize winner for Vitamin C research, had recommended the expulsion of 12 scientists from the Hungarian Academy of Science on the ground they wer reactionaries." Vilag also quoted Istvan Ries, th minister of justice, as saying tha a new election law was being writ ten to govern the national electioi "scheduled for the first half of Sep tember" under which "enemies" o the state, and their relatives, would be disfranchised. In Belgrade, the Yugoslav govern ment announced that Gen. Ludwik Svoboda, Czechoslovak minister o defense, and a group of high-ranking Czech officers would arrive there See HUNGARY, Page 8 Marshall Favors Creation Of United States oi Europe Perryton Schools Advanced $14,500 The Perryton Independent Schoo District has been advanced $14,50C to finance preparation plans for tin construction of a High School Gym nasium, and an addition to the Junior High School building, according to a Washington Associated Press report, today. The money, which is a loan arranged through the Federal Works Agency, will be used in bonding anc otherwise formulating the $399,462 project. ,ja gtt m .HW Giant Rattler Drops On Unnerved Workman FORT WORTH—OT—E. A! Walls of Rockport came to y^orest Park Zoo here with a, hair-raising story, a hair.-raising snake and a very bad case 'of the jitters. He was welding a pipeline in a ditch near Bridgeport when the snake fell on top of him. He had the presence 'of mind to grab the five and a half foot reptile by the neck and hold on wntil he could yell for other workmen to help take charge of the snake-r-and him. He was awed when he got a good look at the snake and so wa,s Harry Jackson, the zoo's shake man. It's a magnificent specimen of timber rattler, rarely seen in this part of the country. The timber rattlei 1 is deadly poisonous, but fotu.nately for Walls, much sjU»\yer than the diamond, vv>$ iiiilL /»'«*. .ft WASHINGTON— ($>) — Secretary of State Marshall has expressed general approval of a resolution to put Congress on record as favoring creation of a United States of Europe within the framework of the United Nations. "Of course - the United states wants a Europe which is not di- vidfd against itself, a Europe which is better than that it replaces," Marshall said. "Only as we can inspire hope of that .can we expect! men to endure what must be endured and make the great efforts which must be made if wars are to be avoided and civilization is to survive in Europe. "But we should make clear that it is not our purpose to impose upon the peoples of Europe any particular form of political or economic association. The future organization of Europe must be determined by the peoples of Europe." Marshall wrote Chairman Vandenberg (R-Mich) of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, in response to a request for his views on the resolution sponsored by Senators Fulbr.ight (D-Ark) and Thomas (D-Utah). A similar resolution has been introduced in the House by Rep Boggs (D-La). The Fulbright - Thomas - Boggs proposal, if adopted by the Senate and House, would constitute simply an expression of Congressional opinion. Such a resolution would not go to President Truman for his signature and consequently, would not have the force of law. So far, neither the Senate Foreign Relations .'ior House Foreign Affairs Committees have taken any action toward sending the resolution to the floor. O'Daniel to Intercede For Texas Veterans BROWNWOOC—(.<?>)—Senator W. Lee O'Daniel (D-Tcx.) will intercede on behalf of veterans in a dispute with the Federal Public Housing Authority over an order increasing rents charged veterans occupying some 220 Comp Bowie Housing Projects, Mayor Wendel Mayes of Brownwood said. The mayor said he told O'Daniel that the FPHA was seeking highti rents at Camp Bowie that the government had charged civilian em- ploye occupants during the war Mayes asserted that FPHA had authority to increase rents only to new tenants. Present rents for the units are S13 per month, tut Marshall W. Amis, Fort Worth, Region V director, FPHA, said this would be in- reased to $18 a month on Sept. 1. Outer Mongolian Troops Spotted Fighting Chinese NANKING—(/P)—The official Central News Agengy today said government military sources confirmed reports that outer Mongolian troops, spotted by four Soviet warplanes, invading Sinkiang Province Thursday. The agency said the Mongols had penetrated to a depth of more than 200 miles and now were 1'ighting' Chinese defense troops 200 miles northeast of Tihua. The official report followed close- y a similar report by semi-official sources. Until today the Ministry of National Defense had suppressed a stream of excited cables to local newspapers by their Chinese correspondents in Sinkiang reporting details. ' Central News Agency reported in a dispatch from Tihua that "bitter fighting" was continuing between native Sinkiang troops and in- 'ading forces from the Soviet-spon- iored Mongolian Republic. The dispatch, the agency said reported that warplanes accompanying- the Mongolian Cavalry am other troops into Sinkiang strafec Chinese troop concentrations anc bombed and strafed civilians anc towns in the invasion path. No Chinese Government offleia here immediately confirmed these reports "but an official military spokesman, questioned, referred the Assocated Press to the Central News Agency report. The agenc} is a government organ. Military observers said that because of the great distances involved and the lack of readily available forces it was unlikely the government would dispatch adequate defense forces to Sinkiang. I Measure Expected To Boost Industry ! Gov. Bcaul'oi'il Jester ihir, morning signed into law Sen* j ate. Bill 227. fulfilling a promise 1 he made yesterday shortly after noon ti> a group of Panhandle citizens that "you \von'l be disappointed." The bill o-or.-s into effect 90 days hence. It permits the use of sweet, aff vo'i! as sour. ,u-;is in the manufacture of carbon black. A delegation from Pjimpa. Amarillo and Borger stated (o the Governor yesterday at Austin that denial of the use of sweet gas in the manufacture of essential carbon black was tantamount to .shutting off all market for the sweet, as well a.s some sour, gas contained in the wells of small producers and royalty owners. These people did not have | + -K a market for their product because the sweet gas could j be used for nothing except; lighting and fuel purposes; and the pipelines refused to buy from them because the pipelines had their own.gas to sell to points in other states. Sweet gas has been denied to the i use of carbon black manufacturers. 1 mainly, because carbon black had never been considered for its actual part played in the making of such items as automobile tires. It lias been stated that 135 percent of an automobile tire by actual weight is carbon black. The bill—now a . law—permits either sweet or- sour gas to be used for the manufacture of carbon black provided:—1. recovery is made of at least I'i pounds of carbon black per thousand cubic feet; 2. that "the royalty rate and price paid for such tsas at the well head at least equals the royalty rate and market price paid at the well head in the immediate area for gas used for light and fuel purposes." Gov. Jester noted, in signing the instrument today, that the bill was controversial in nature that two Railroad Commissioners had taken opposite stands on the advisability of allowing the measure to become law. (Editor's Note: Olin Culberson is known to have been firmlv against the bill. He said yesterday in a private conference and in the presence of the author of the bill. Senator Grady Hazlewood of this district, that it "is a bad bill " Col. Ernest Thompson is known to have been in favor of the bill Commissioner Bill Murray, recently appointed to that office by Gov Jester has not expressec an opinion.; The bill, actually, is a local measure, with the exception of one small provision. At the present time at least, th? bin affects only the Panhandle, inasmuch as this is the only part of Texas now known to have sour and sweet gas cominp Irom common reservoir. The Governor said today "If it turns out that this bill is applicable to the oilier parts of the state and \vo find any objection to it in the next two years, the nest legislature can review the situation " The Pampa Daily News, in an open letter to the Governor, said Sunday en its Page 1: "We of this .section of the state feel that you (Jester) have at this time a chance to fulfill one of the campaign promises you made when See SWEET GAS. Page 8 Senator Hazlewood Suit Filed Against Southern Bus Lines NEW ORLEANS—OT—A $65,000 :t(it against the Southern Bus Lines :nc., of Rapicles Parish, and the irm's surety was. on file in Federal District Court here today from Mrs. •ucinda Loader 'Wortham, Nolan County, Texas, in connection with the death of her husband in an automobile accident, June 23, 1946. The suit alleged that fiie plaintiff's husband, Parker Kellem Wortham, was • driving west on highway SO near Erwihville when his gar was hit by a bus. The plaintiff charged that Wovtham's car side swiped another car before it was hit by the bus, and the driver. of th Reducing Remedy- Use Broom Vigorously DALLAS—W)—Here's a reducing; remedy that M. E. Beckler of Deshler, Neb., claims will sweep women's weight worries completely away. Just take one broom and use it vigorously. I It's one of the surest ways, Beckler avows, for a women to reduce her hips and waistline. Not only that, Backler says, it's a "double morale builder — she gets the twin satisfaction of cleanliness for her house and streamlining for her figure." Cf course, his statement might be pure propoganda. He sells brooms. Beckler is here to supervise a broom exhibit at the United Wholesale Grocers Association convention opening today. Executive Board of Civic Clubs to Meet Members, of the .executive boards from all local civic organizations will meet tonight at 7:30 in the City Commissioners Room with representatives of Boys' Ranch, to -discuss the ppssibihty pf Fampa civic or. gawaaUons participating in the activities of the Raw*, it was «n- aomiced, Texas Production Of Oil Increases TULSA, Okla.—U'l— The United States' crude oil production averaged 5,077,140 barrels daily during the week ended June 7, an increase of 30,895 barrels over the previous week's output and an all-time record high for domestic crude production, the Oil & Gas Journal reported today. An increase in Texas output of 62,100 barrels to 2,288,950 barrels accounted for the gain. • Louisiana's production was up 5,300 barrels to 435,200, the Eastern area increased 3,500 to 66,500, California gained 1,600 to 918,600, Illinois w,as up 1,600 to 188,000 and Mississippi increased 1,000 to 93,550. Notable declines were: Kansas, down 26.600 barrels to 264,900; Michigan, off 6,900 to 138,850; Montana, down 3J10 to 19,740, and Indiana, down 1,100 to 16,800. KEUEF F. AUe» w»s named by President Tnunan (o administer the new ?«50,«W^M American foreign relief prpgi-am wfelch wUl WlOace VNSRA. 4 former Red Press e*eo,^jv«, Men U» 4 con- relief In tUe Broadcast Funds Termed Essential To U.S.Policy WASHINGTON— (/P) —Secretary Marshall told Senators today it is "essential to the conduct of our foreign relations" that the State Department have funds and freedom to make foreign language broadcasts and conduct a world-wide information program. "As I have said before, one effective way topromote peace is to dispel misunderstanding 1 , fear and ig. noranee,"- the Secretary of State .said to a Senate Appropriations Subcommittee. '"Foreign people should know tha nature and objectives of our policy. Tliey should have a true understanding of American life. We should broadcast the truth to the world through all the media of communications." The subcommittee is considering the question of how much money the State Department needs for operations in the 12 months beginning: July 1. President Truman asked $279,000,000 for it. but the House voted only $219,000,000. The House cut out entirely an item of $34,201,100 for the broadcasting and information program. Marshall asked that the Senate restore it and other items which would put back into the appropriation legislation $55,207,388 of tha $30,000,000 the House cut out. Taking note of criticism of past conduct of the information program, Marshall said: "I assure you that the program will be carefully administered in the future." Senator Bridges (R-NH) asked whether the recent events in Hungary, .Bulgaria and other Balkan countries has "changed the picture in any way" regarding appropriations. Marshall replied that it raised a ciuestion as to the wisdom of "whittling down appropriations at this time." The secretary sai<i with a smile that he believes the department has done "a pretty odd job" of absorbing some 6,000 employes of the office of War Information and other: "aphabetical agencies." "That's pretty hard to do without indigestion Marshall told Bridges. As Senators smiled Marshall noted that Congress itself was going through a reorganization under a new act and said he had heard some "complaints about indigestion here in Congress." , ————• _rf«—*~ i Benedum Might Have Another Rich Field PITTSBURGH— (.¥}— Michael L, Benedum who is said to have found more oil than any other man lathe world, has discovered what may be another oil bonanza in East Texas. His nephew, Paul C. Benedum, said the new well is about 100 wiles west of Shreveport, La., and in ter» rit cry oil scientists considered dry. The well, known as Johnson No.. 1. is producing 200 barrels a day"ot 46 gravity oil and the output, Is expected to increase. The wejl' la' 8,000 feet down. The younger Benedum, who {a president of the Hiawatha. Oil which owns three-quarters Of well and the Benlex Oil Co. owns the remainder, said the 4Jgi. ging is on a 9,700 acre tract of ground. The two Benedum-QWftWl companies have leased an a4$woa? al 50,000 acres in the area, he &d4/9ClkJ-i J The well is about 100 mils* W where "Magnificent friends call the 'ift-year —opened the lamous Held in Louisiana In 1908, TWO MEN Two men $jiO each,

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