Pampa Daily News from Pampa, Texas on February 24, 1946 · Page 1
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E K *X~t^"j . T_£_ ..mi j ' 2 i f , ffiKJUOntXt MAM, BECLAlffig A PS1TCHOW61T, WELL, W£ CAK CHEERFULLY DECLARE HE WILL NEVEi STOOP TO ANYTHING LOW, " fitish Break Seamen's Mutiny in Bombay, But Civil Riots Continue 250 Are Killed And'We 11 Over ' Injured - BOMBAY, Sunday, Feb. 24 <"^tAr*S j —British troops open£d fifg late last night on civilians ift the Dadar suburb deed 5? Ndfthern Bombay, and im- Qffiddl reports said casualties ift three days of f ightihg had WdUflfed to 250 killed dtid *>elf;6Ver 1,300" injured,, The Idtest outbreak tdrrie after/ Mohdndas K. Gandhi had appealed to Indians to end "this thoughtless orgy of Violence," and after the surrender Saturday morning of Indian sailors whose mutiny oh Thursday had touched off disorders here and in other Cities. MILL, TRAIN SET FIRE Several hundred troops had been 'rushed, into the Dadar area Saturday, and.field pieces were mounted. The sUburb was described as tense after a textile mill and a train had been set on fire. Crowds had seized control of a four square mile area in northern Bombay* where the main rioting had moved \form the downtown section. S^MPAtHY STRIKES Bombay hospitals estimated that 210 persons had been killed and more than 1,200 injured in the three days Of : rioting. One unofficial estimate 'placed yesterday's casualties at 75 killed and 250 injured, not in,eluding two constables killed and 50 police Injured. SymjJAthy strikes, in which 300,000 workers took part, were called here and in Calcutta. A British 'iommunique said last •: t night 'that additional army forces t had been brought into Bombay. CURFEW VIOLATORS Heavy firing was reported in the *; mill area, encompassed for the first : time in the curfew, which is in ef- '" fe&lrpm 7:30 p. m. until 6:30 a. m,,. '_ Several hundred troops moved into '" the area. Police, said curfew viola\,~ torsjwould be shot on sight. , . ""Gandhi, spiritual leader of mil*» lions of t lndians and an advocate of ; ^ passive means to gain nationalist ','2 KPals,'Issued his appeal at Poona. |f> NON-VIOLENT ACTION P "T&utiny in the navy, and what is *'' following are; not in any sense of t , the term non-violent," he said. ip's^'Iiet it not be said that the In- ^U£ey BOMBAY- RlOTS, Page' g ;>v , 3 yft ;%«^S>-, 'i-^- •< -r^ i *li_»_ii^ » " i ' For these three—Your Red Cross must carry on, * * * Drive for $I4,O4O Red Cross Quota Begins «-" '<V. Delivery of 500 Parking Meters Ex peeled March 11 Notice of the delivery of 500 parking meter posts Mar.3h 11 has been received by the city from .the Mi-Oo parking meter company. \ |The posts will be delivered March 11'and•" the heads one week later, Oily Manager Garland Pranks said. Work on the installation of the meters will probably begin as soon as the, posts are received. The manufacturer installs the meters. f 'in answer to a number of queries ' J*rom '. ; the south sjde of the pity, . Ifauiks said some meters will be installed on, South Cuyler. Exact loca- • tlott'Of.the meters will be announced as.,soon as the city engineer's office completes its current survey of .,,.,0 meters will be of the one cent and'five cent /ariety. One cent will t Allow the motorist to park his car fj&iv '12 ' minutes, two cents for 24 njinutes, and so on up to five cents faf-ft full hour. iThe meters are the manually op- ^ted, clock type, with a plainly red violation flag that cov- , the face of, the dial when the " time has elapsed. 1 are operated by inserting the number of pennies or a five piece and the turning of a • handle. meters will be in operation 9 a, m. until 6 p. m, every day .Sundays. Slock Arriving For Top o' Texas Shows Tomorrow Fifty-five head of the finest stocl ; in West Texas were to arrive at th Top o' Texas sales pavilion today in preparation for the big two-day shows and sales of the Top o' Texa Hereford Breeders Assn. and th Junior livestockmen which opens to morrow at 9 a,m. Quality of the stock this year i expected by breeders and thosi who have worked with th planning of the show to surpass tha of last year's initial event. Fifty-five choice registered Here fords will be sold by the association Sixty-seven high quality animal will be sold by 43 members of th Gray and Roberts county; 4-H ani FFA clubs. - - • "*•'"•"•'' •'-. .-.All events will take place at th sales', pavilion at Recreation park located about a mile south of Pam pa. Tomorrow's program headed by the judging of junior livestock start at 9 a.m. Homer Brumley of Hereford will be the official iudge; Ar thur Rankin, official clerk. One hundred and fifty dollars h premiums and ribbons will be award ed to winners of the fat calf, barrow and lamb exhibits. At 1 o'clock the Junior livestock judging contest between FFA chap ters of Roberts and Gray counties will be held, supervised by J. P Smith, Carson county farm agent and former Gray county agent. Judging of registered Hereford cattle will start at 1:30 p.m. witl Bill Mitchell of Wichita Falls, as official judge. A banquet honoring livestock judging teams will be held at 6:30 p.m. in the Palm room of the City hall. At 7:30 p,m. a chuck wagon feed for all breeders, interested friends and associates, will be held in the sales pavilion. A large crowd is expected to attend. Tickets may be secured at the Sec LIVESTOCK SHOW, Page 8 Air Line Plans Jet lion Plane Feb. 33-rflP)—W.< A, president of United Air , iaid today his company has ' what he said was the first passenger transport powered with gas turbine combined with jet propul» Ittejson said the liner would, be Uvfied by the Plenn j+ Martin for experimental cargo in J947. It will n°t be parry passengers until test? have- demonstrated r»_ Patterson added; He . plane was ejcpegt«d to fly , yerage cruising speed pf 3§5 ta> tew, with ft tap speed -* —* "" mjles an hour, > Feeds and Feeding Livestock Discussed Dr. P. G. Harbough, of Lubbock spoke to a group of farmers ,and ranchers of Pampa and viMnity and members of the Kiwanis club here at noon on Friday. He spoke on the selection pieparation'of feed and the feeding of livestock. His address was folJow- Id T» the K^W'/ ed by an informal round of tions and answers. \ Farmers and ranchers present the meeting were the following: Skeet Roberts, W, F. Tayjor, Irvin Cole, jack Stephens. H. B. Taylor jr., W, R. Qarapbell, Pau)| Bowers Roy Kretzmeier, Russell McDonnell, Felix Stalls, Quentin Williams (con, servation agent), Victor yoyner, Pick Walker. ISnnis Jones. |W, Q. Kanzer, W, R Jfirvls, J. B. mill Ralph ThomaJ, and Fred flojiart, They were ijitwdqced by Dt, T. J. Worrell, local 'veterinarian. ' * 63 PcrcViirof U. S,. Mo rines Discharged PEARt HAKBOH, Feb. 83-W More than 63 'per cent of th.e "marine corps air and ground forces has been dempboltzed with return hpme of more than 165,QOp wen, the fleet marine announced today- Nine thousand additional marines will become eligible for discharge March I when the point require? mentfi are put to 42. The campaign to raise $14,040 as the FUmpa Red Cross chapter's part in a state and national drive got underway this last week as an advance gift committee, headed by Fred Shryock, started its work. The industrial committee, headed by Noel Daltcn, is also working at jits quota in the drive. The campaign officially opens on Friday, March 1, and Chairman Joe Fischer said he hoped it would be finished by March 9. Frank Smith, of Smith Quality shoe store, just returned from service had the following to say about the Red Cross as shown while he served in Europe and in the Philippines: "The thing: most striking; to me about the Red Cross was the Club Mobile. It went where the men went, and where Red Cross clubs could not be set up. x x x In Prince they served us coffee and doughnuts; and in the Philippines •they served us lemonade and. £hryock said he would like to have the advance gift portion of the drive completed by March 1 if possible. He urged all committeemen to report by that time. Tlie residential committee, headed by Mrs. W. R. Campbell, will begin its work on Friday. There will be a kickoff coffee at the Palm room at 9:15 a.m. next Friday for the members of the business district committee.. Members of the industrial committee are: Bill Kejley, C. F. Jones, Charles E. Powell,;'; Joe Wells, Earl See RED CROSS DRIVE, Page 8 Officials Joining Manchuria Fight CHUNGKING, Feb. 23. — (/P) — Seven high Chinese government officials joined the swelling opposition to. Russia's position in Manchuria today by protesting to the foreign office against the secret Yalta agreement. Thus far the first time members of the government identified themselves with the clamor of the press and students against Russian occupation of Manchuria, and the American-British-Russian pact that let Soviet troops into the vast region. The officials coupled their protest with a request that the foreign office announce than an interna- tioral decision affecting China and made without China's approval would, not be considered binding. (The Chinese-Russian treaty of Aug. 14 which franted Russia special rights in Manchuria was based on the Big Three agreement tat Yalta, to which China was not a signa'- v seven officials (not identified)' belong to the 49-member con» trol Yuan (council), China's highest supervisory body, which sits in matters of impeachment, NEW STRIKES THREATEN VOL 43, No. 234. (32 Pages) PAMPA, TEXAS, SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 1946. AP Leased Wire Price 5 Cents Prospects for CM Settlement Are Squelched Houston's Water Supply, Major Utilities Are Cut Off HOUSTON, Feb. 23—f/P)—D. \V Maxwell, secretary of the Houston Building and Trades council, announced today that Houston's water supply and most of its major utilities will be cut off at 5 p.m. tomorrow by striking unions, all A.P.L. affiliates. VITAL PLANTS WORKING City officials however said thrtt despite withdrawal of workers and picketing of the plants, vital water and sewage plants would" be kept in operation. Early today, the city was granted a restraining order to keep strikers of the city-county employes union and the hoisting engineers union from picketing ' the city's water plants, sewage and pias plants and garbage truck lots. The unions recognized the injunction and withdrew tickets where notified. INJUNCTION ^RANTED A third union however, the Electrical Workers union was not named in. the injunction,' and A. J. Bannon, business manager of the union, said its members would "take over the picket lines. Sunday morning." This, he said, w'oud put 300 more men out on strike and bring the total to 1,000. Maxwell made his announcement at a union meeting afier the city council, at a meeting today, made no promise, of .Wage increases and j See HOUSTON STRIKE, Page 8 Soap Box Derby To Be Here Soon The Pampa Daily News' editor of the Soap Box Derby contest to be held in this county in conjunction with the All-Amcrican contest said yesterday, in 'response to inquiries, that plans for the classic ara moving forward. This week, the newspaper, which again this year will sponsor the contest here, was informed by Derby olficials of General Motors that 6,000 sets of approved disc wheels available for the boy-built Derby racers have already been produced by a large manufacturer of this equipment. Rule books for the derby are to be available within a few weeks, it was announced a few days ago by the Chevrolet motor division, Detroit. Announcement of their arrival at The News will be made. Officials Soap Box Derby rules this year, as in the past, will specify See SOAP BOX DERBY, Page 8 Legionnaires Will Convene Here Tuesday Legionnaires and auxiliary members from 28 Panhandle counties, comprising the 18Ji Legion district, will converge here for a convention on Tuesday night, it was announced yesterday by local officers of Ker- ley.rCrossman post. A thousand per- scfes are expected to attend. Visitors, it was said, are expected to begin arriving here about 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, and a reception committee will be on hand to greet them at the Legion home, corner Foster and Russell streets, where the convention will be held. The program will begin at 8 p.m. District division and department cfficials of both the Legion and the auixliary. as well as of the Forty and Eight organizations, are expected. The meeting will be called to order by E. J. Dunigan, post commander. G. F. Branson will lead group singing. Dr. Roy A. Webb will deliver the welcoming address. Other addresses vtP'-ib.e ..heard.,, will be,, given by the district 18 commander, Lewis Fields. rf Amarillo; by the district chef de gare, whose name was not available: and by the district auxiliary president, Mrs. Vera Cusick, of Amarillo. A male quartet will entertain, and instrumental music will be given; vocal numbers will be rendered by a girls' trio. After the program there will be a Imffet supper served at the home. It will be served by the auxiliary. The supper will be followed by dancing. Charles M. McVay * * * McVay Convicted Of Negligence, Three strike threats — a nationwide tieup of telephone service, a power shutdown in Pittsburgh and a transit strike IP New York City—moved up high on the nation's labor disputes agenda yesterday (Saturday). Meanwhile, prospects for quick settlement of the General Motors strike were dashed when negotiations adjourned for Ihe week-end with "no particular progress" made on the issues of wages, seniority and vacation pay. (<) AST-TO-COAST While uovernrmMit labor officials j sought, means to avert a coast-to; coast telephone ,-,trike. scheduled for j G ;i. m. March 7. the national fed! craiton of telephone workers made | detailed plans for paralyzing the j iar-lluiifi American telephone and : U-legraph system. i The draft act expires then and | Carlton W. Werkau. strike strate- ! although President Truman has ! "I director, said at Memphis, Tenn., i asked for its continuance many leg- i that tf ? e Unl0n was "Preparing for i islators would like to ovoid that. ' u loURh struggle—and so are the i companies. Ihe search for some substitute : 'KEADY TO DIG IN' i was touch off by a proposal of j H e charged A. T. and T. manage- l Chairman Carl Vmson iD-Ga) of ; mcnts were stocking their buildings | the house naval committee. I with "cots, blankets and food and I He told newsmen he would in- i have be>.'n doing so since the day we t troduce next week a bill to create I fileci our first strike notices. They're a special occupation army of 600,i 000 volunteers. They would be ob! tained by added inducements, in! eluding double pay. free transporta- j tion overseas for their families and nearly 30-day furloughs. Several members of the house military committee, which will consider the legislation, said immediately that they doubted that Vinson's measure would be adopted. They said the army would fight the plan vigorous- Capitol Hill Hunts for Way To Halt Draft WASHINGTON. Feb. 23.—i/Pi— A hunt, for ways to permit a halt to the draft on May 15 began today on Capitol Hill. veiling ready to dis? in." About 150.000 telephone workers arc involved and another 100,000 have been asked to respect picket lines. Werkau ;aid a new picketing twist—designed to circumvent anti- picketini; injunctions—may be tried. One picket placed in front of the A. | T. and T. building in New York, he said, would constitute a "nationwide, bona fide picket line" because wires from the building radiate L -The legislators-said, however, that ["sentiment' Tor abolition of thVdrafTj is running high and they think I something will have to be 'done to ! end it soon, if not on May 15. They agreed that some of Vin- be a committee bill I WASHINGTON, Feb. 23 — <7P>— The navy today announced conviction of Capt. Charles M. McVay ; son 's ' rw-o!mneudations'''m'oht on a negligence charge growing out j incorporated into of the loss of the cruiser Indianap- | dealing with the subject olis, but took the penalty of! and, 1 - W e already have passed lecis assigned a share of blame for tardy lation offering some added induce ments for service," Rep Thomason a Siore Calls Halt To Hylon-Selling Some idea of what advertising will do is found in the announcement by Murfee's store here that an estimated 6,000 applications for nylon hose were received following an ad in the Pampa Daily News. The ad, though it did not account for all the applications, contained a coupon which was filled out by Ne^vs readers and submitted to'.' the store. They had too many applications for the. stock on hand. Now they call a h,alt to the process. The ad appear? in today's edition, - • Lions Minstrel Is Huge Success Sincere and hearty thanks an extended by D. L. Parker, presiden of the Lions club, to all who helped make the Lions Minstrel such ai over-whelming success. Work, time and cooperation o non-Lion club members is particu larly appreciated, taid Parker yesterday. Others are Ken Bennett and h:s orchestra, all persons in the show as well as those back-stage and persons who laid the groundwork for the Minstrel, the school officials for the use of hte grade anc junior high school auditorium, anc "last but not least," the genera public for their patronage. Gross receipts from the shows were estmiated at $1750 yesterdaj by Charlie Thut, finance committee chairman. The figure was at least $500 over the amount ever to be made before by such a show, reported Thut. All proceeds had not yet been turned in at the time the rescue operations to four shore of- flccrs - ' 'D-Texns i told a reporter. "This The conviction remains as part of j has speeded up vohmteerine But ,« ™,™™™, ,0™^ ~f »„» A7. : perhaps we will have to enlarge these inducements. We don't want to have to continue selective service See NEW THEATS, Page 8 Housing, Lunches For Children on Congress Program the permanent record of the 47- report was given. People were turned away both nights. Candy sales alone totalled $344, representing 1376 boxes of salt water taffy and candy kisses prices in all boxes along with the major prizes or orchids, tires, mix- rrasters, toy animals, perfume, jewelry, etc., were donated by Lion club members. ON JUNE 30; DRIVE TO END PRICE CONTROLS ON FARM COMMODITIES 1$ TAKING SHAPE WASHINGTON 1 , Feb. 23— (/P)— A drive to remove price controls rom all farm commodities is tak- ng shape in congress. Chairman Thomas (D-Okla) of ;he senate agriculture committee old .reporters tqday thj,t he will make a fight to that end when the enate considers price control leg- slation and that toere are other of like from the cotton particularly yer the possibility ^. {{H,$) JMr he had been one of the strongest advocates of price control, said he believes there 'must be changes now. "Before the senate considers an extension of price control," he added in an interview,'''! believe it is incumbent oivOPA to adjust prices on all commodities in line with the wage increases approved by the administration." Thj present price control law ex* P&?5 «JF«ne 80 and Wes|den| Truman % renewal tinued price controls is that of whether the government should continue paying subsidies to hold down food costs. These currently are running about $1,E»00,000 a year. Senators Taft (R-Ohio) and Hick- ezilopper (R-Iowa) already have urged that plans be made to taper them off arid end them. The present programs expire June 30- EHencJer said he was doubtful he would vote for, continued subsidies Thojnag said J»e was strongly he is now getting year old officer, but the penalty— that he be set back 100 positions in the order of promotion—becomes inoperative. This is because Secretary of the Navy Forrestal approved the courtmartial's recommendation for leniency in view of McVay's "outstanding previous record." The captain has been returned to duty. The cruiser went down on the night of July 29-30, 1945, torpedoed by a Japanese submarine, with a subsequent, loss of about 880 men. An investigation which was opened soon after the sinking with appointment of a court of inquiry was closed by the navy today with these announcements: A court martial found McVay guilty of negligence on the ground that he failed to steer a zigzag course when conditions of visibility and the fact that his ship was See McVAY VERDICT, Page 8 any longer than necessary. 1 Rep. Kilday (D-Texasi' said Soe DRAFT HALT, Page 8 "It Street Gutters Are Being Cleaned Out City street department workmen cleaned 44 cubic yards of mud out of gutters on Barnes street last werk, City Manager Garland Franks said yesterday. Franks said the public had no idea how fast the mud and dirt accumulated in the gutters and that it was necessary to clean ii out as mud causes deterioration ol streets. A cubic yard of mud and dirt is equal to about one truck load. Workmen will begin tonight cleaning mud out of the gutters on downtown streets. It is necessary to do the downtown work at night as parked cars prevent it in the daytime. The city manager asked that cars not be parked downtown late tonight so that workmen can begin the job. Mud is also being cleaned out of WASHINGTON, Feb. 23 Congress will occupy itself largely next week with housing for everybody and lunches for school children. Those two subjects are likely to take up much ol" the actual and house sessions, with surplus ship. congressional pension and appropriation legislation filling in any dull moments. And there will be committee activity on the Edwin Pauley nomination, on universal military training, on extension of the office of price administration, and on revisions of the social security program. , The house starts a full week of Two cartons of production from ; activity Monday with debate os an tne I ampn Red Cross chapter for j emergency housing bill. The legis- nospualized service men and women lation seeks to put price ceilings -;m civilian war relief arrived ad on new houses, continue govern- Work of Red Cross Chapter Reported ° 1Wt ' rCp0ned lhe St Rpri wur local - ff S Ce l ° Mrs ' J ' B ~ se "etary of the me » l allocation and priority authority to channel scarce materials into i mv . cos t housing, and give vet- The boxes ontained 65 convales "^Preference in t he Purchase of nt rnhps ^ hoH „„ i ,- les ' rental of n cent robes, 35 bed socks, 15 maroon i and eight alive drab sweaters. 15 mufflers, 67 hot water bottle covers, all ior service men and women in hospitals, and boys shirts and overalls for civilian war relief in other countries. About half of the chapter's quota new dwellings. Before final action late or Wednesday, bitter fights are likely over amendments to extend price ceilings to existing housing and to provide a $600,000,000 subsidy to; encourage home building. The house will tackle legislation has been filled, said Mrs. White, making members of , . , The remainder to be completed be- to participate congress eli- in the civil the streets in the tricts. residential dis- THE HARD WAV HERINGTON. Kans., Feb. 23.— (/P) —Mrs. Warren Ives will be able to use her new clothes line just any day now. Or at least as soon as the Rev. Ives. her husband hauls a few more wheel barrows of dirt. The pastor heeded his wife's in- .unction to build a new clothes line and he built one— strong and high —so high, his wife on tiptoes could lot reach it. That is why his daUy d9*ens &y moving dirt with • barrow bringing the level • ' ' ^ the line. love March 31 in?ludes 120 child- i service retirement fund on a con- rens' capes \nd 240 snow-suits to be cut and sewed, and 87 pairs ol boys overalls to be sewed. Persons in charge of cutting are j for Mesdames W. G. Kinzer, Earl O'- Erient, J. L. Brandt and George Hapner. •*- _ Girl Scouts Take First Aid Course Among seven Pampans who recently completed a Red Cross First Aid course, six were Girl Scout leaders, reported Miss Marie Stedje, Girl Scout executive. Fireman W. A. Claunch was the seventh. Scout leaders were Mesdames Noel Dalton, Glenn Radcliff, Carl Stons, R. C. Crider, W. B. Herr and W. B. Franklin. In Scout camping activities, explained Miss Stedje, it is a requirement that at least one of the campers must hold a Red Cross First Aid certificate. tributary basis, cancelling an estimated $5,500,000,000 in wartime appropriations, and supplying funds the department of agriculture for the next fiscal year. If there's time left it will con 1 ' sider a bill to authorize the transfer of small naval vessels to China and a senate-house compromise on the administration's surplus merchant ship sales measure. The senate doesn't start its work week until Tuesday. Its docket for the remaining days includes house- See CONGRESS PROGRAM, Page $ THE WEATHER PANTS PERIL WAUKEGAN, in., Feb. 23.— <JP>— Six squads of police and deputy sheriffs raced to a northwest sec- Won pf the city after reports that a prisoner of war was at large and was firing shots at someone. They found John Fucik, 17, practicing target shooting with a, ,42 caliber pistol. They also found something Fuick said he knew nothing about. Some one fcaj painted a Jarge whl$n \JU" " rtVi fHta cc.?£ i\f Kic VilttA Atf*M 5.30 6:30 a.m. ------7:30 a.m. - _____ 8:311 a.m. _______ i(:IIO a.m. ______ 10:30 a.m. _________ H-.aU a.m 12:30 p.m. 1:30 U. m. 2:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m. •t :30 p.m. 5:30 p.m. (i:30 7:30 p.m. IT. 8. WRA.THEB BUBEMJ 8:30 p.m. _______ SSI 9:30 p.m. _______ 59

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