Pampa Daily News from Pampa, Texas on February 25, 1946 · Page 1
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*<• DULL DAY: YOtfflSELf PAGED 1M A HOTEL MAKES YOtJ FEEL ALMOST AS IMPORTANT AS YOU WISHED YOU Wfiffl. nion Leaders Call for Mass March on City Hall; Federal Reserve Chief Asks Continuation of OPA V-" testimony of Eccles Heard By Committee • WASHINGTON, Feb. 25— (Ar')'--Marriner S. Eccles, Fed- teral kese/Ve System chairman, Isold toddy wage increases can be justified '"only by paying them OUt of increased production and profits—not by increased prices." Appearing before the house banking committee, Eccles disagreed with the position of the National Association of Manufacturers that 0PA price ceilings could be lifted at.this time and prices, through increased production, Would soon find their levels. / ECCLES TESTIFIES ' The reserve,'board chairman urged 'continuation of OPA for a year beyond its scheduled June 30 expiration date. • Ecoles said the total money supply is nearly five times the prewar level. The three ways to tackle the inflation dangers, Eccles said, are: 1. Curb the money supply; 2. Increase production; 3. Continue price controls until production comes into .balance with demand for consumer goods. ' PROMOTE PRODUCTION On wages, he said there are instances-Where price ceilings do not promote production, and these can be adjusted. But he added "this is not generally true." Prime interest, however, shifted to' later in-the week and the scheduled appearance of Henry J, Kaia- See OPA HEARING, Page 6 Dedication oi Mew Educational Institute Held .;V. Texas city"turned out Jn~force :today for'the dedication of the state's ^newest educational institution, Le Tourneau Technical institute of Texas. President Gibb Gilchrlst, Texas A. -and M. college,: will deliver the principal address at the ceremony marking the conversion of the $7,- 000,000'Harmon army general hospital into a trade school. Public • schools and business houses-have been closed, so that.most of the city's residents could parti- cipatc in the occasion. The new institution will have an enrollment of some 2,000 students, with veterans given preference in registration.; They will get their shelter and tuition free through the Le . Tourneau Foundation, founded by R. O. Le Tourneau, Peoria, 111., manufacturer of heavy earth moving equipment. ,^fear u the school Le Tourneau is to bui^d A factory, where the students will receive pay for part-time .Jivork, -Construction of the manufacturing plant, which will turn out a ^ gigantic, machine that pours and finishes a complete concrete house in 24 hours, is to begin immediately- ' • One of the new house building machines, constructed at Le Tour- neRU's"*peor$a, ill., plant was displayed during the day.' ^•Visitors scheduled to appear at ttye ceremony included L. A. Woods, et^te -superintendent' -of schools, Senator-Lee O'Dantel" (D-T.exas), ind R, G. LeTournteau, Robert F. Nelson; vice president of the Le- TQurneau company, arrived late yes- "terday aboard a Special plane that bjough't a group of photographers .'and. reporters here from, 1 Washing- S, - / _ VOL. 43, No. 235. (6 Pages) PAMPA, TEXAS, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 1946. , AP Leased Wire Price 5 Cents anquetls Tomorrow ,. . A, Nprrjs, pastor of ?T}rst(Christian, church, will be !«rl«o»pa! speaker at » Business 1 Professional Women's pJub ban* ± night. i Will be held at 7;30 Room of the city hall. Jed pn the program will Ntal; selections by War- nusloal director of tho ilst church and a vocal bass. ar ' " " pn ING day of Wiled in dls- < $l t ciperf by an4 lawr lead' for one week to» Wgrnlne by premier d«monstra- Brownell Says He Will Resign As GOP Leader WASHINGTON, Feb. 25—W— Herbert Brownell, jr., has notified party leaders that he intends to re•sign as chairman of the republican national committee. The resignation will be submitted formally at a meeting of the committee here April 1. Brownell, political associate of Gov. Thomas E. Dewey for more than 14 years, has decided to give his whole time to practicing law In New York. He has been working without salary as national chairman since the 1944 convention when he was elected to run Dewey's presidential campaign. Brownell, 42, will continue actlvi in nolitlcs. but only as an individual What about Dewey in 1948? Brownell is known to feel tha among the national party organiza tion right now John W. Brlcker o: Ohio stands in the No.: 1 position for the 1948 presidential nomination How he might feel about it i Dewey is reelected to a second term as governor remains for the future. However, it is an old GOP tradition that the party has yet to renominate a losing presiclentia candidate. The outgoing chairman is under stood to favor a mjd-westerner a. his successor. The choice will b made at the April 1 meeting. -Westerners and mid-westerner mentioned in early speculation o party leaders for the chairmanship include Barak Mattlngly, natioha committeeman from Missouri; Sena tor-Kenhetto-S.-Wherry,,of Nebras ka, GOP. whip- of the senate; Ralpl (Cake, Oregon committee member who was identified with the Willki forces; Committee Vice Chairman Ezra Whitla, of Idaho, and Werne: W. Schroeder, of Illinois. Easterners talked of so far in* elude former senators John Dana her of Connecticut, now a paid of f icial of the national committee, anc Henry Cabot Lodge of Massnchu sells. _ Little Johnny Has Big Day in Texas WAXAHACHIE, Feb. 25~(/P)—Lit tie Johnny Camera had never hue a day like his first full day in Texas yesterday and the reunion will his war-time buddy, former Sgt Claren (Curley) Thompson. The 13-year-old Italian war or plian who stowed away on a troop ship to join his pal of the 36th division, first went to mass at neat little St. Jpsephe's Catholic church Thompson said he remembered how Johnny faithfully told his beads during the days of bombings and battle in Italy. For theo ccasion he was decked out in a double-breasted brown suit new tar. oxfords, white shirt and canary necktie, anc} a new hat—al of which had been provided by Waxahachie merchants who openec their stores Saturday night so he 1 could be outfitted. After church there was Sunday dinner in the park with fried chicken, pies, potato salad, english peas meat loaf, fruit, ice cream and coffee. ' In the afternoon the neighborhood kids introduced him to American football, baseball and slingshots. And finally he accepted an invitation to be honor guest at tl^e Southwestern Exposition and Fat Stock Show in Fort Atyjrth next month. JUST A COUPLE OF KIDS Oiler io Negotiate Accepted by Lebanese BEYROUTH, • Feb. 25— (ff)— The Lebanese government said today that it had •accepted an offer for Britain and Fra!iice |o negotiate for the withdrawal of their troops from the Levant. The Lebanese delegation to the United Nations organization has been ordered to proceed froift London to Paris to open $»e, talks, a communique said, ITHF JWBNEP » • --7&m»m<$ r w^ w.JHtft Ai«?rioau* Umw .ha? ^ en Von Blomberg N Reported 'Very III' UQ,. permany, Feb. Mfcvshal Bitter/? first ter, is "very W" in ime jsh m-osgQUtors a* the Von YQW David Rogowski, two - year-old Milwaukee boy, broke his leg recently. When the (company that furnishes the family with goat milk heard about the accident, it decided David should have a pet for company during 1 his convalscs- ccncc, so they sent over "Buster," a week-old billy goat. The kids teem quite pleased with each other. Brant Carruth Shows Grand Champion Calf Re-Working of Social Security Is Under Study WASHINGTON, Feb. 25—(/P)—A big segment of the nation's social security machinery came under congressional scrutiny today for a possible overhaul job. The house ways and means committee opened hearings on the old age and .survivors insurance phase of the program designed as a bulwark against poverty. A recent board report stressed the need of on expanded program due to what it termed marked economic changes since the social security plan was launched a decade ago. The board also called for more liberal unemployment compensation benefits and inauguration of medical care and disability insurance plans. But the ways and means committee, after a staff analysis, decided to take up only the old age and survivors insurance phase first. Approximately 40,000,000, workers now have an insured status under old age and survivors insurance. Th social security board wants the re maining 20,000,000 income worker covered. These are agricultural, do mestic and governmental (federa and state) employes, wrokers fo non-profit organizations like th Red Cross, and self-employed per sons, including farmers. As a payment against the futur retirement of everyone now covered the government gets an amoun equal to two percent of that person' wages or salary up to $3,000 a yeai These collections for the last fisca year amounted to $1,309,919,000. The average payment on retire ment at age 65 fpr a man or womai covered by the plan now is $24.30 a month. If the man has a wife it i $38.10. He gets additional amounts if he has dependent children. Both Peron, And Tamborini Claim Victory BUENOS AIRES, Feb. 25—(/P)— Opposing.political leaders expressed satisfaction today with the orderly conduct of yesterday's presidential elections and indicated they would regard the outcome as a true expression of the will of the Argentine people. Both sides voiced confidence of victory, but it appeared that it might be 30 or 40 days before Argentina learns whether her next president will be Col. Juan D. Peron. "iron man" candidate of the labor party, or Jose P. Tamborini, ...,,. ,,, . , ,. . . representing the democratic union. | f££*, floor auditorlum of the labor Under Argentine law all ballot! „, ' .. ., . . ,, boxes must be transported to pro-' Mayor Otis Massey stud that his Shut Down Threat In Houston Lifted HOUSTON, Feb. 25—(AP)—Union leaders appealed (o "the working people and other citizens of Houston" to take a one- day work holiday tomorrow and stage a mass march on the city hall "to protest the arrogance and utter lack of consideration" of city officials. INJUNCTION HEARING POSTPONED The statement was issued to a Houston Chronicle reporter after a joint meeting of all trades affiliated with the RFL this morning. Hearing of the city's application for a temporary injunction restraining members of the City-County Employes union and the Hoisting Engineers, both AFL, from striking and picketing was postponed until tomorrow morning. District Judge Ewing Boyd postponed the hearing on the request of attorneys for the defendant unions. 700 ON SRIKE Approximately 700 * * striking city employes Ignored the city council's back-to-work ultimatum today. Instead of returning to their jobs, they attended a union meeting. Between 500 and 600 workers jammed the Brent Carruth for the second consecutive year, entered the calf judged Grand Cmapion in the Jr. Livestock Show held t'nis morning in connection with the two-day show and sale of the Top o' Texas Hereford Breeders Assn. Reserve champion was entered by J. D. Mize, Pampa. The champions were selected from about 30 head of calves. Competition was close in all classes in the show. Calves lambs and barrows entered by 4-H and FFA Hero nrc importiint facts about remainder of the ucUvily of tile show und anle: 6:30 p.m. Indus'—Banquet at Pulmt room, honorific livestock judging tennis, given by the chumber of commerce. 7:30 p.m. loiliiy—Chuck wagon feed for all brooders, interested friends ami asHuciutes, in the main sules pavilion. TOMOKROW 10 a.m.—Sale of junior livestock. Sold in order of their judging. 1 :30 p.m.—Salo of registered Hereford rattle, 3!) bulls, 10 females. Col. Karl Cm-tin, of Indiana, will be the auctioneer. Pope Is Concerned Aboul His Flock Feb. 25—WVrFrancis Cardinal Spellman said today that pope Piux XII was deeply concerned about portions of his flock in "many parts of the world, where man's right to religious freeclom is violated with diabolical deceit and Satanic fury;" The New York prelate in a broadcast sermon on the occasion of taking over the Church of Slants John and Paul, titular qhurch of Pius 3{II before he became pope, termed freedom of religion "the fundamental freedom necessary for human happiness.'J- pisnial darkness makes men and nations fearful of the morrow and quiqkens in our souls the pleadings for a spiritual rebirth in the international, national, civil, domestic and individual Hve§ pf men, Cardinal Spellman said. 'The promotion of, this spiritual rebirth is the » to bring light qjf the church, jn$Q life, to • It is ' boys in Gray and Roberts counties were judged by Homer Bruinley of Hereford. Places in the Senior fat calf division were won by Brent Carrthu. Robert Carr Vincent, Lefors; Don Davis, McLean; Sam Nelson, Miami, and Bill Graham, Miami, in tho order named. Prizes were 15, 12, '10, 7.50 and five dollars, respectively. Places in the Junior' fat calf division were won by J. D. Mize, Pampa; Jim Cole, Miami; Herman Watkins, Pampa; Lson Taylor, Pampa .and John Baggerman, Groom, in that order. Brent will be out of the running in future Top o' Texas' shows in keeping with a newly drawn regulation that bars grand champions from future shows. Grand champion in the fat lamb division selected from both mutton and fine wool classes, was owned by Wayne Parr of Pampa. Reserve champion was entered by Rubin Baggerman of Groom. Places in the mutton class went to entries of Rueben Baggerman, first; Jphn Baggerman, Groom, second and third. Prizes were four, three and two diUJars respectively, with blue, red and white ribbons. places in the fine wool class went to Wayne Parr/ first; James Cook, Pampa, second, and Anios Harris, Kingsmlll, third. Prizes were as above. Pat Reeves of McLean won both grand and reserve champions in the fat barrow division. Places in the Junior barrow divi- Sce LIVESTOCK SHOW, vincial capitals for tabulation the vote. The tabulation will be watched eagerly not only in Argentina but in the outside world because of the bearing the outcome may have on this country's future relations with the United States. Peron was roundly denounced by the U. S. ntatc department recently in a "blue book" ac:using him of collaborating with the nazis. Followers of Tamborini, on the other hand, feel that his election would do much to repair Argentina's strained relations with Washington and to cement western hemisphere friendship. The Argentine army, which had promised to see that the presidential voting was conducted in a fair and orderly manner,' emerged from the elections with its reputation much enhanced. Approximately 250,000 members of the armed forces assisted in guarding the pollirg places, and no serious disorder of any" Kind was reported during the 10 hours consumed by the voting. position in the strike, as to nego- | tiations, had not changed. •HOLIDAY' CALLED Informed of the AFL "holiday" called for tomorrow, Mayor Massey said: "Any citizen has the right to appeal to the city council in person at any time. I do not expect the city council to change its position to make any change in its position because of the demonstration." DOCK 'EM DAY'S PAY The mayor said he would not fire See HOUSTON STRIKE, Page 6 Political Action Committee CIO Raises War Chest ' AUSTIN, Feb. 25—(fl'i—A war chest made up of $1 contributions from all people "interested in social justice, good government, and in preserving and improving our living standards" is being raised by the Texas CIO political action committee. Circulars .seeking such contributions have been widely mailed by W. M. Akin, secretary of the PAC, from the Austin office. These circulars Indicate that the PAC will: 1. Seek the defeat of legislators who would advocate anti-labor legislation. 2. Campaign against "corporation lawyers seeking election to the high office of the speaker of the house." 3. Advocate '-he election of legislators committed to a program of "improved workmens* compensation laws; adequate pension appropriations; handicapped veterans protective laws; state aid to farmers su":h as hospital and rural health facilities, farm to 'narket roads; abolition of the poll tax,; adequate salaries for school teachers. 4. Back candidate who will "aid in the defeat of a sales tax." Literature mailed by the PAC to prospective contributors includes the legislative platform as adopted by the Texas social and legislative conference. This includes among other points enactment of a state labor relations law, increased pay for state employes, and fair study to determine what an equitable salary would be for members of the legislature. Calling 1946 "u crucial year," the circular leads off with this appeal: "Wake up. Your job is in danger. Are you going to let the Texas legislature take away your job and your security? Do you want beneficial legislation enacted? Your $1 to the CIO -PAC may determine these issues.." New York Mayor Appeals to CIO Leader ior Help NEW YORK,. Feb. 25rr-(J>)—A. plea by Mayor William O'Dwyer for help lin averting a New York transit strike, which would disrupt transportation facilities used by millions •daily, rested today in the hands of CIO President Philip Murray. The mayor in a telegram last night asked Murray to use his "position and influence" to avert a walkout by the CIO transport workers union and said a transportation ti3- up would result in "grave injury to the peoplo of the city of New York and the cause of organized labor." O'Dwycr added, however, that "we cannot and will not recognize any organization as sole and exclusive bargaining agent for all civil service employes." He said he had been advised by the city's corporation counsel that such recognition would be violation of state laws. The demanded wage increase wus viewed by O'Dwyer as a "just cause." Earlier, Murray snid he had "no comment whatsoever to make" concerning the situation. Murray, who is in Washington, had been expected to come here today, presumably to discuss the matter, but Lee Pressman, general counsel for the CIO, said neither the union chief nor any of his deputies planned to do so. The transportation employes operate subways, buses, streetcars and elevated lines of the municipally owned unified transit system. The TWU, headed by city council- mal Michael J. Quill, seeks a $2 daily wage increase for all employes. Quill offered to "step out" of negotiations personally if it would help achieve a settlement of issues at stake. To nieet the threat, the city was mobilizing nil available manpower so as to try to keep the transports tion lines operating, while the muni cipal disaster control board pre pared plans for handling related matters. 970,000 Idle as Labor Disputes Continue in U. S. By The Associated Uress 970,000 kept idle by labor disputes. Transit — New York's mayor appeals to CIO President Murray to intervene in threatened walkout of CIO transport workers, which would tieup subways, street cars and buses; Mayor O'Dwycr says state law bars city's acceptance of union's demand for recognition as bargaining agent for all civil service em- ployes. Food — Detroit, its milk supply reduced to 40 per cent of normal by CIO milk drivers strike, faces possibility AFL bakery drivers' walkout may cut off part of bread supply. Power — Walkout of 3,400 Duquense Light Co. employes /;t Pittsburgh set for 12:01 a.m. tomorrow; independent union revises wage request, but company indicates revision is not acceptable and suggests arbitration. Municipal — Striking AFL pity employes at Houston. Texas withdraw threat of shutdown major utilities, but city-owned water, sewage and gas services hampered by walkout of 1.000; city employes enjoined from picketing city property, but affiliated AFL unions take over picket lines. Automotive — CIO United Auto workers and General Motors resume negotiations at Detroit; union expresses dissatisfaction with federal mediator for optimistic press statements regarding possible early settlement of 97-day strike. Agreement Is Made Forming National Army CHUNGKING. Feb. 25—f/P)—All asrrcmrni merging central govcrn- iw-nt and communist forces into out! national Chinese aimy was signed today at a Ceremony witnessed by General Marshall, special U. S. envoy and adviser to this nation's army reorganization committee. "This agreement represents the hope of China." General Marshall assorted after the signing. "I can only hope that its pages will not bo sfilpcl by small groups of irrescon- cikibles. who for a selish purpose would defeat the Chinese people in their overwhelming desire for the iright to live in peace and prosperity." The agreement provides for re- dunlion of government forces to DO divisions and communist troops to 10 division, within 18 months. Sienins; the document were Gen. j Chans Chin-Chung, for the govern• mint, and Gen. Chou En-Lai, communist representative. I The agreement states that its ob- I je"t is to facilitate the economic re| h;>liiliution of China and provide a basis for development of an effective military fore;: capable of safeguarding national security. It provides for a force consisting oi armies of three divisions each, with service troops not to exceed 1.5 percent of their total strength. Reports circulating in Chungking poitical circles said 14 top-ranking See CHINESE ABMV, Page 6 Board of Review Scheduled Tonight Merit badges and advancemen awards will be made by Advancement Chairman Joe Gordon tonigh at the regular monthly Boy Scout district board of review jn the scou office at 7 o'clock. All scouts who are to receive meri badges or be advanced in rank are ' Five-One Garage. Phone 51. (Adv). urged to attend tiie meeting. ATOMIC ENERGY SCRAMBLE: KING OF BIKINI ATOLL IS UNHAPPY RULER WITH MANY SUBJECTS REMOVED BIKINI ISLANP, Feb. 35—(#)— Jeimata Kabwa, King of Bikini Atoll, whose Pacific reign will be slightly scrambled by atomic energy tills spring, is nQfc the happiest man n the Marshall Islands.' This is because section.of Then these Bikinians become subjects of Kink Lajrwe, who lives on the Island of Ajlinglapalap. Lajrwe nor Neimata are in effect chiefs*. But they hold the honorary title of khig; and e«a'4 tribute— whe» tlie people are able to pay. Is prelty unhappy about id U. Herbert 1 * _ » • . ».._ «• _ islands suggested by Jeimata bul found none suitable. Rongerik was recommended ant the BUclnians voted to move there. No one knows yet just what sort of arrangement will be made between Lujrwe and his npw subjects as to payment for the privilege of living pn his property. Neither has any aotipq been taken to e§tajalj6& ijije extent o| " }jt any, to. ,whM tW Mb &m Gas Franchise Discussion Set Final discussion on the application of the Texas Gas and Power corporation for a new 20-year gas franchise will be held at the city commission meeting tomorrow. City Manager Garland Franks raid today that most of the general terms of the new franchise had teen agreed upon bv both parties. Under the new franchise, if it is enacted, the city will receive five per cent of the gross revenue taken in by the city and will also get a flat rate of 10 cents per thousand cubic feet of gas used by the City of Pampa. Under the old franchise, which was granted in 1930, the city received only two per cent of the gross receipts taken by the company and was given no special gas rate. Pranks said that prospects were good for accepting the franchise and bringing it up for its first reading this week. A franchise must be read three times by the commission and then must be published in a local paper before it becomes effective. Pauley Hearing Expected To Take On New Aspects WASHINGTON, Feb. Senator Brcwstcr (R-Me) said today he expects the hearing into Edwin W. Pauley's nomination for undersecretary of the navy to take on entirely new aspects. Brewster is a .menVber, .sen* .: ate naval committee which re» sumes its inquiry tomorrow. The Maine senator said the committee will be furnished with information on requests— and subsequent grants or refusals — for permits by United Airlines. William A. Patterson, United's president, has been called to testify tomorrow to relate his version of an incident brought to the committee's attention through questions put by Senator Tobey (R-NH) to one of last week's witnesses. Tobey asked George Killion, former assistant and then successor to Pauley as democratic national committee treasurer, about his telephone solicitation of Patterson in October, 1944, for u contribution to the party's campaign funds. Killion said j Pauley participated in the final words of the conversation with Patterson. Killion denied that he had asked Patterson to name seven company officials who would be put down for $5,000 each. He denied also that he or Pauley had suggested to Patterson that ways could be found to "reimburse" the donors. Tomorrow's witnesses also include a number of Californians called to testify about Pauley's business activities there and his interest in an See PAULEV HEARING, Page 6 Rotary Banquet for Scouts Is Postponed Because of conflicting datos, the Rotary club banquet for Troop 20, Boy Siuuts of America, has been postponed, Scoutmaster Winston Savage said today. The banquet was originally scheduled to be held in the Palm Room of the city hall tonight but another organization was to use the meeting place. The Rotary club, which sponsor; the troop, will set a new date for thn banquet. THIS HOUSING PROBLEM SAfELLS JfOBBS, N. M, Feb. 25— (.¥>— The J. W. Bowles have a housing problem all of their cwn—skunks have taken up residence with them. So far the Bowles have (1) bought a dog, which only made the skunks angry; (2) piped exhaust fumes from a truck under the house with smoked wallpaper the only result. At last reports, they (the Bowles) were open to suggestions. MONARCHY II* SPAIN J4QSOOW, Feb. ?6.—(flV-The Red ivy's official publication Red Fleet Id today that British, "reactionary awJ the Vatican ,....,_ tt» restara^on. fif ft .... tP9b$ Jo Spuin, bjppa.usp they tjjd njjt Jaycees Will Hear Chamber President W. B. Weatherred, newly-elected. president of the Pampa chamber of commerce, will be the principal speaker at the regular weekly luncheon of the junior chamber of commerce tomorrow at noon. Joe Fischer, Jayccc president, said Weatherred would have a special message for members of the club and asked that all members he present. Fischer also reminded members that the chairs recently purchased for the Palm Room, where the luncheons are held, must be paid for and the Jaycees share of the funds must be turned in soon. THE WEATHER V. 8. WKATHB* BUHBAU 5:.'lll a.m. Today jfi (1:110 a.m. 15 7:30 a.m. 42 8:30 a.m. 48 S:30 a.m. 58 10:30 a.m. 64 \l-M a.m. 71 12:30 p.m. 7J 1:30 p.m. 74 Yeaterday'v Mu\. 73 Vcatcrdaj's Min. WEST TEXAS: *'»!t «W« miuou and limighVi ?tt*MW colder. EAST TKXAS;

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