Pampa Daily News from Pampa, Texas on June 18, 1947 · Page 1
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; WH1L|'LISTENING to A RADIO, A MAN IN VIRQINIA DROPPED OFF TO SLEEP AND -DIDN'T WAKE UP FOR FIVE DAYS. WEVE HEARD THAT PROGRAM TOO. GREEKS OFFER U.S. MISSION ECONOMIC CONTROL Nation's Wishes Made Known Through Note LONGSHOREMEN TAKE IT EASY—These longshoremen will testify that life can be beautiful as they ignore the shovel and brooms in Die foreground to catch n nap in comfortable deck chairs aboard the SS America, tloelsed in New York, Although not involved in the nationwide strike, they will not return lo worlt until contract discussions between members of other unions and shipowners are ended. Progress Reported in Settling Ship Strike NEW YORK— A y —Progress in efforts to settle the American shipping tieup was reported today on both West and East Coasts as the union embargo on sailings entered its third day. . Assistant Secretary of Labor John W. Bigson ,after a round-robin of conferences here that lasted into the early morning' hours, announced that "considerable progress" had been made. A short time earlier, Nathan Feinsinger, a trouble shooter for the Labor Department, announced in San Francisco that the National Union of Marine Cooks 'and Stewards (CIO) tentatively had agreed "on all major issues" with West Coast Shipowners. " : : "At this moment," Feinsinger i*2*J_ QM«I«»JM« tf^m* saicl > "it- looks like the East and Vlly rrOVluGS lOl West coast Problems are not nec- • essarily related. It is 'hoped that any agreement here will not be contingent upon the East Coast." Others with, whom Gibson talked, in separate conference dooms instead of jointly as planned, were Joseph Curran, president of the Na- rovides for Funds to Complete Sewer Extension The City Commission yesterday afternoon moved another step further; toward the ultimate completion of the long delayed sewer extension project when it authorized the cashing in of a $50,000 bond to pay for tile sewer pipe, and its shipping costs, that is being shipped steadily Into the city. The latest shipment cost the city $1,559.35 plus freightage of $468.51. The pipe is being stored in the rear. of the city garage. '. A. blanket approval for the transfer of water and sewer funds each moriUi to the general fund by the city manager was also okayed by the "Commission. This approval was made to streamline routine city 'business as the only revenue going directly to the general fund comes in -November and December -when taxes are collected. This money is" usually spent by spring for city maintenance in salaries and other running accounts. Through the summer months the city then has to Jun on the surplus revenue from that department. The Commission further streamlined the method of 'Signing monthly checks to meet salaries and other routine bills by approving the signature of George Casey on checks in case of the absence of both City Manager Steve Matthews and City Secretary J. E. Hood. Casey is purchasing agent and assistant bookkeeper who was recently elevated from his former position in the Water Department. •A recommendation by th'e Health Department that all trash barrels, stagnant water holes and other pest breeding sw ^ s in tne clty to be )spr&y.ed with DDT and kerosene three' times during the summer months was accepted and approved, ' The pest control will cost the city $50 for the material and $65 in labpr / for each application of the germi- ' cide. •A 'reimbursement of $2,520 to Dick .''. Hughes for sewer lines, manholes and a plean out in the Hughes-Pitts Addition; Second Section, was approved by the Commission. This money (s taken oi|t of the sewer fund. Matthews explained' to the \Comniisslon that the Hughes-Pitts company charges the city exactly what it costs the company to purchase the pipe and lay it and makes no profit on the job. Matthews in his report on other clean up projects stated that 55 trash; barrel lids have been sold by (the city at $1 per lid, " JHE WEATHER U, 8, WEATHER BUREAU 6 30 a m *6 30^a 7:30 • a. 8 '30 4 in. 9;3Q ft,m •10 30 a. in 1:30 p.m. Vest! Max. % AND VICINITY Partly Plpltdy' tonight and Thursday. Not so h\ Panhandle South Plains ;»' TEXAS—Ptirtly uloudy touiglit " ly. Npt quite so warm Panluuullc and South .,,._„, ,. ... Troftn Die Peeos Valley westward this afternoon unJ in tho "•' Ufa-Eagle'J' arua. Thursday. "^ TEXAS—Partly cloudy with ad thunderuhCAS'ers in northeast [»t and wear the, uppev - coast Not quite so warm in ex- 'itartUv eat portion late this aft* —"• tmd e^treTOejiorth tq- northwest 'Thursday. tional Maritime Union (CTO); Frank J. Taylor, spokesman for 39 East and Gulf Coast shippers, and, for a brief time, Samuel J. Hogan, president of the Marine Engineers Beneficial Association (CIO). In his talks with the others, Gibson said, "several approaches to a solution of the dispute" had been considered and "considerable progress has been made." He added that "we are recessing until later today to give them an opportunity for further discussion of them." Refusal of the cooks and stewards to sign sailing articles brought the first tieup of West Coast ships yesterday, where as East and Gulf Coast ships manned by members of the NMU had been immobilized since Monday. To prevent a tieup of freight cars at port cities, the American Association of Railroads late yesterday placed' an immediate embargo on the movement of freight to any port unless consigned to a ship not affected by the dispute. NMU, in response to queries from some of. its union halls in Atlantic and Gulf ports, issued these instructions yesterday: "Members should stay aboard vessels and do all routine work but not sign on or sail any vessels. "In the event any crew is fired because of refusal to sign on or sail vessel and crew is forced off vessel, picket lines should be established to protect jobs." Mrs. Sarah Prickett, Tornado Victim, Dies Mrs. Sarah Jane Prickett, 77, a victim of the April 3 tornado at O.lazier, died yesterday afternoon in the" Canadian Hospital. Her husband. William Prickett, was also injured in the storm and remains in a critical condition in the hospital at Canadan. Other survivors include three'bro- thers of Mrs. PriQkett, Albert and Tom Gaskill of Coloado Springs, Colo., and J. L. Gaskill of Wichita. Neb., grandsons, Dick, Charlie and Dennis Kimbell. all of Canadian. . The body is at Duenkel-Qarmi- chael Funeral Home where arrangements«are pending. WASHINGTON— /P —The- Greek government told VOL. 46, NO. 66. (8 Pages) PAMPA. TEXAS, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 18, 1947 Price 6 CentaAP Leased Wire i t| H , United States today that the American mission admin- SolonsOpen Probe on Invasion Money Losses European Economic Body Planned France, Britain To Jointly Invite Soviet to Group PARIS — (/f'j— France % and Britain agreed today to convoke fi European Economic Commission "within the frameVork" of the United Nations Economic Commission Tor Europe lo implement Secretary of State Marshall's offer of U. B. aid. The French Cabinet then voted formal approval of the French- British alliance, signed this spring in Dunkerquc. The alliance provides for the closest possible economic cooperation. A Cabinet .spokesman said Franoe and Britain would jointly, invite Russia today to participate in thi new commission's work. Foreign Minister Georges Bidault and British Foreign Secretary Ernest Beviu reached the agreement to convoke the new commission in conversations here and the French Cabinet immediately approved. The Cabinet spokesman said the creation of the European Commission had been determined on the basis of Franch proposals to place reconstruction plans in the hands of several technical committees, dealing with such problems as transportation, food, power, steel iron and machinery. The Cabinet spokesman said the European Economic Commission would work "within the framework' 1 of the U. N. Economic Commission for Europe, established earlier at Geneva. He explained that the U. N. Commission is largely a planning board and that th-3 new commission wpuld be an operational and functional organization. Russia already is a member of the U. N. Economic Commission for Europe, but the new body was considered important enough to warrant a separate status France asked Russia last week if she would exchange views on Marshall's proposals for the overall reconstruction and recovery of Europe, but Moscow has not replied. Bidault will go soon to London to exchange ratification accords on England Aims At Achieving United India By DeWITT McKENZIE AP Foreign Affairs Analyst India's turbulent progress toward independence—sadly divided as she is religiously, racially.' politically and socially—is producing exactly the same problem that close observers anticipated in connection with the disposition of the more than 560 princely states which 'are governed by autocrats of great wealth who broadly speaking have the power of life and death over their subjects. These potentates, large, shronisms have ridden down to us from out of medieval times on seen Caparisoned phants. to coritin- ae their Arabian .lights lives in the midst of a primitive spier which has to be- the French-British Cabinet decided. Alliance the Hungarian Is Arrested On 'Pro-Nazi' Charge BUDAPEST —(/P)— American informants said today that political police had arrested the Hungarian manager of the Allied Officers Park Club here, which has a membership composed chiefly of Americans and Britons, on charges of being a "pro-Nazi." The manager, Imre Fold, alsp was accused of being involved in a recent plot to overthrow the Hungarian Republic—charges similar to those which the Communists recently used to force the resignation of Premier Ferenc Nagy. The arrest was the first open seizure of a person .employed by the Americans or British, although such action was threatened last August when a Hungarian employe of the American Officers Club wae questioned by Peter Gabon Communist chief of the Hungarian Political Police. Voried Coses Heard In Corporation Court C?ne man ws§ assessed a fine of $1Q on charges of intoxication and one man \vas assessed a. fine of $5 for gtpurbjng the* peace in Cor* ppratioo Qpwt this morning by ard QUHar — . One Local Man to Be Cared For in State Hospital Because neither Gray County nor the state maintains a home for the aged or feeble-minded, a local man, believed to be in his seventies, was committed yesterday afternoon to a Wichita Falls hospital for the mentally ill. The old man lived here for many years in a little two-room home in the south of the city. In latter years he had begun to deterioriate both physically and mentally. At present he had been living by himself, with no one to look after him or care for him. As a result, his attempts to feed himself only hastened his regress. ' He was seen walking aimlessly on the streets and crossing at intersections, ' never thinking to look for traffic. That he was never struck by some of the city's more careless drivers is a miracle. The old man was not adjudged insane, but was pronounced unable to care for himself. So, yesterday afternoon, a jury of six men had him committed into the state hospital, the only place he could be sent for proper care. His tall, gaunt figure made a pathetic sight in County Court room as he made a futile attempt lo remain in Pampa, not realizing that his feeble efforts to care for himself were not sufficient for his own survival. He was taken to \Yichita Falls this morning by attentive deputy sheriffs who have looked after him the past several months. llevcd. There are, °EW!TT of course, great and good princes who have caught up with the times and have served their people well. However, there are many more who toil not but view life through the eyes of ancestors who lived on the sweat of their unhappy subjects. These relics of by-gone days now stand, bewildered and unloved, al the cross-roads of their existences They are on their way out. but the manner of their exit will be determined as India progresses in self- government. Many of the minor rulers of tiny states can be disposed of summarily, but there are powerful sovereigns of great states who can't be dismissed so lightly. Th'e' so-called native states ruled by the princes comprise two-fifths of the territory of India and htfvo a population of some 90,000,000—ovei one-fifth of the total population The rest of the country is made up of the provinces of Britisii India These two vast areas present entirely different problems. In Britisii India we have the Hindu-Moslem feud which has resulted in that part of the country being partitioned into two independent states—Hindustan (Hindu) and Pakistan (Moslem). But complicated as is the position in British India, it is ten-fold more so in the native states. The Britisii government has said that it will give every encourage menfc to the hundreds of princes to affiliate either with Hindustan or Pakistan. England aims at achieving as united an India as possible but will not deny the native statil the right to establish an independent status if they so desire. However, the all-India Congress Party, which is dominant in Hindustan, has announced that it is against any native state declaring its independence of the two new dominions of Pakistan and Hindustan. On the other hand, Mahomed AH Jinnah, president of the Moslem League and prospective head of the state of Pakistan, says the princely states will be free to adopt any course they like. So there are plenty of prospects of further civil strife before the princely problem is settled. While the extent of that can't be foreseen, one thing is clear: the whole set-up is such that the Indian potentates are headed for eventual extinction. KEA GRANT AT DALHAUT WASHINGTON — (/P) — The Rural Electrification Administration today granted a S500,(K)0 loan 1 to the Rita Blanca Electric Corporation of Dalhart, 'fex., for extension of electric service to farmers. New Uniform Traffic Code Is Set Up for State of Texas AUSTIN—(/P)—Gov. Beauford If. Jester today signed legislation setting' up a new uniform traffic code. Under the new code, which becomes effective Sept. 5, there will be uniform traffic laws throughout the State Highway System. Cities and towns will retain their police powers Where they do not conflict with state statutes, Tho 50th Legislature finally passed the code in the last day of its session, numbering Texas as ^3rd in the line of states which have adopted similar codes. The bill was sponsored by the Texas Safety Association In an effort to secure national adoption of uniform highway and niunlcipal traffic laws. Violation of most provisions of the new code will result in fines ranging from $1 to $900 upon conviction. The penalty for hit-ancl- ruu driving; is imprisonment up to five years and/or fines up to $5,000. «T* Among; major provisions directly affecting motorists are the following: Accident reports required within 84 hours in cases of death, injury or property damage exceeding $95. Drivers striking unattended vehicle must leave a written notice giving name and address of the driver, Overtaking and passing school buses require full stop then proceeding at speed of not mare than 10 miles per hour. Pinunine of \lghls required when approaching and passing au- other vehicle. . ; T > Use of spotlight prohibited when approaching another cw . DUmned lights on parked vehicles on highway required at night. ffighwey patrol granted authority to remove abandoned vehicles highways. \ »rm-a*i^ba,n,d «iaawfls set ?, * **, IK.' , r-**r-"--^"—^ »*--.« ' ' , / Local Scouls Gel Ready for Trip to World Jaftiboree Five Boy Scouts or the Adobe Walls Council Area arc making final preparations to attend the sixth World Scout Jamboree to be held at Moisson, France, August D-18. anonunced Hugo Olson, executive of the council, this morning. The five Scouts arc Jimmy Campbell of. Troop 14. Pampa. 70S N. Frost; Laurie Porter of Troop 16, Pampa. 940 S. Nelson; Robert Lee j Epps of Troop 80. Pampa, 702 N. ' Frost; Thomas Stanley Jones of Troop 71. Canadian, and Boardman Barby of Troop -47 of Beaver, Okla. Thirty-two boys -representing councils of Northern Texas will make up the Mustang Troop that will move to the Jamboree as a group. Tho local contingent will be members of the troop. The troop will move as a group to Dallas July 14, for a four clay encampment at which time last minute preparations will be made for the final jaunt to Camp Kilmer, New Jersey, where the overseas movement will originate. . Nearly 1.000 Scouts and leaders made into 30 troops will represent the U. S. at the Jamboree. Scouts from 30 countries have been invited to the Jamboree and from the latest releases from the National Scout office approximately 30,000 scouts and leaders are expected to attend. The 30,000 Boy Scouts at the Jamboree will represent over four and a half million Boy Scouts in all parts of the world. They will share fun and rare fellowship, swap See SCOUTS. Page 8 Truman Prepares Message on Labor Union Control Bill WASHINGTON — (XP)~ President Truman decided today to forego his weekly news conference to work on a message to Congress on the Labor Union Control Bill. Mr. Truman will send a message to Congrtos Friday, regardless of whether he signs or vetoes the bill. Eben Ayers, assistant press secretary. said a heavy volume of mail continued to pour into the White House concerning the legislation with "a heavy majority favoring a veto." Ayers said the volume of communications about the measure is by far the greatest ever received by Mr. Truman on any single legislative issue or other controversy. Top Democratic and Republican leaders have predicted that the House will vote to override in event the President decides to veto the legislation. But they were uncertain of the outcome in the Senate. Ayers estimated that 157,000 to 358.000 letters, more than 500.000 cards and 25,000 telegrams had been received through Monday, Ayers said one pile of letters in the White House mail room is "larger than a cord of wood." measuring 12 feet long, five feet high and four feet wide. He said around 10.000 letters a day still are coming from individuals. groups and organizations. He did not estimate the percentage favoring a veto other than to say the majority was "heavy." Business Concerns Respond to Call For Derby Sponsors Business concerns of this area are responding well to the call for sponsorship in the Soap Box Derby here, it was announced today. Several boys have not reported whether or not they have sponsors. and they have been asked to report to A. A. Schunemar/, president of tiie First National Bank, stating that they have a sponsor, need a sponsor, or do not desire one. It is not necessary to .-have a sponsor. it was added. Other names added to the list of sponsors are MXirfees, Inc., sponsor of Dibrell Stowell. 815 N. Russell St.; Burnett's Cabinet Shop, sponsor of Ronnie Payne, 936 S. Dwight St.; Foxworth Galbraith Lumber Co.. sponsor of John Young. 1332 Terrace; and Martin Neon Sign Co.. sponsor of Billie Lee Martin. 401 S. Ballard. Other boys who are officially registered but not listed as having sponsors are' John Carl Foreman. 1025 S. Hobart; Robert Irvin Patterson- 214 W. Craven; Jimmy Ren- iier. 521 N. West; Gray Frashier, Route 1 : and Jimmy Henson, 617 N. Dwight. The Lions Club Sponsor Committee announced that if any of those boys listed want sponsors, they are asked to contact The Fainna News. Culberson Chevrolet or Chairman Scmmeman at the First National Bank. The race will be run on the Old Miami Highway on July 20. SLOW FREIGHT WESTVILLE, N. J. •!- (<P) — A freight train blouked a crossing for 14 minutes and so & policeman wrote aut a ticfcet, giving it to p. B. Mead, oomjup^pr qf the Pen the SoOO.000,000 assistance program to Greece should virtually run the economic lift 1 of the country. In a note made public at the State Department, the Greeks also gave formal assurance that the money pet out by the United States to boost recovery and block communism in Greece "will be used in conformancc with the purposes for which it may be made available." The extent to which the American mission, headed b^ 1 former Governor J)wight Griswoid of Nebraska will actually run economic affairs in Greece was disclosed in a lengthy list of duties which the Greeks themselves said the Americans should take o\er. -• • •;; The note said the mission should "participate in the development of revmie and expenditure r^bl^ltes, approve government expenditures for activities which direct" WASHINGTON—<,vi—senators on i .'•>' '-"' '"directly involve the use of American aid, take part the trail of multi-million dollar in the planning of tlie import program and approve the American bookkeeping losses in| US( , of foreign exchange" Russian-printed Ox^mnn marks de-' manded to know today: 1. What official handed over to the Russians 011 April 18. 1944, the cncrnv-ad plates from which the so-called "invasion marks" were printed by Soviet occupation authoi- ties. 2. Who allowed American Army finance officers to accumulate $380,000,000 worth more of the German and Japanese invasion curen- War, State and Treasury Heads To Be Questioned accepting th" Greek assurances. 'i he latter note ttatcd that Atn- overnment will SI\M ! b;.s:.sacl->r Lincoln MacVfiipli has 1 mis-ion to a-Hst in e- I l;ncn authorized to negotiate a for- of n.onsU-ucUon' project l^^L ^1™ *"" Ul0 "Tho Greek v.-i.-rh th caution improvement of public administration, technical training of civil sc'ivant.s nnd other personnel, con- Uuation of the health program, development of exports programming and disposition of Rovernmcnt- purcha.'-3d supplies, .promotion of tics than Congress had provided i agricultural and industrial rccov- funds to redeem. j Senator Bridges (R-NH) said he wanted answers to these question?.; from officials of the war, state and j treasury departments at a public i t ." 1ulOLI! hearing set for 2 pm. (12 p.m. CST>. ? U:0 .'l. and regulation or wages and prices." On their part, the Greeks prom- at and con- ei'fort of iheir own in ad- set for 2 pm. (12 p Howard C. Peterson, assistant secretary of war since 1845. told Brides and other members of .three Senate committees yesterday that he could not supply the answers"I 'understand that General Mc- to the American program, to promote 1 tlicir country's recovery and "the composing of internal differences." Three =cparate communications vac made public. The notes covered formal notice Cloy is completely familiar with the | to the Greek government on May details of giving' the plates to the 26. that the S300,000,000 American program had been authorized by Congress, a note irom the Greek government, on June 15 expressing thanks for the "benevolent interest of a great and .friendly nation in the welfare of Greece," and a note ol June 18 from the United States Russians," Bridges commented. He referred to John L. McCloy, who served as an assistant secretary of war in April, 1&44, when the Russians received plates, ink, paper and information on how to print the same German marks used by British, French and American forces in Germany. McCloy was listed as one of today's witneses before the joint inquiry being conducted by the Senate appropriations, armed services and banking committees. Peterson conceded under questioning yesterday that Army fin- lance officers had "converted" some $380,000,000 worth of various foreign currencies into American dollars "in excess" of funds provided by Congress. But he insisted this would not cost the taxpayer!? anything because the money is being handed back in Germany and Japan in exchange for supplies, services and relief of the Red Cross and other agencies and individuals. Petersen said some $250,000,000 of this excess was in German marks. He added that most of it resulted from "black market" operations in which Americans traded watches, cigarettes and other war-scarce goods for fistfulls of the invasion money, much of it in the hands of Red Army troops. Pampans Attend Oil Meet Today A number of businessmen, oil and gas men and landowners from this area were attending the Panhandle Producers and Royalty Owners Association annual meeting at Amarillo today, and others were scheduled to attend the annual banquet to be held this evening. The banquet will be held at the Crystal Ball Room, Herring Hotel, beginning at 7, it was announced. Election of new officers and the executive committee was to be held shortly afternoon today at the hotel, where the convention is being held. Principal"speaker at the banquet this evening will be Col. E. p. Thompson of the Railroad Commission. Other speakers will be Sen. Grady. Hazlewood and Hiram* Dow, the latter of-Re-swell, N. M. E. J. Dunigan, of Pampa was to Greek That agreement is supposed to ba signed in Athens today or tomorrov;. iCf the $400.000,00 Greek-Turk- i.'h program, 5308.000,000 is to od upciu for relief and military aid to Greece.) The United States note dated to- c!»y declared "This government notes with satisfaction the assurances of the Greek government that American aid will be effectively utilized in accordance with the purposes for which it is being extended." President Truman has defined those purposes as being first to promote Greek reconstruction and second to prevent the spread of Communism and totalitarian government in that country. The Greeks said they recognized that the "extension aid of the United States will not alone be sufficient to meet the large costs of restoring public order and- reconstructing reproductive facilities over a period of years." The Greek government accepted Sec GREEKS. Page 8 west section. Next door. Mr. and Mrs. Walter L. AVolfc were found on the floor of their real estate office, both suffering from bullet wounds. Another business neighbor of Russell's. Mrs. B. Poppelauer. told detectives Russel had rushed into her store and fired his gun at her "point blank" but missed. JJetectives tcoK a revolver from P-ussell who pointed the gun a't himself and snapped the plunger on an empty shell as they went into his cafe. Deas said. Between sobs, Deas said Russell admitted at police headquarters that he had killed his two children for fear they would be taken from him and put in a home. The detective sergeant said Russell blamed the Wolfe's for his troubles. "Those people were always bothering me." Deas said Russell told him. "They weren't going to put my children in a home." _ Deas. in reconstructing the affair, said Russell apparently killed his children, and then, "beserk." rushed into Wolfe's office and shot the couple. At city-owned Jackson Memorial Hospital, physicians said both Wolfe and his wife, Ethel, might die from their wounds. Wolfe was shot twice, one bullet entering his throat and the other his left hand. Mrs. Wolfe also was -wounded twice, in the left shoulder and in the left side. The shootings occurred at 8:40 a.m.-! Deas, said, in a thickly-populated northwest section of Allapattah where stores were being opened and children were thronging into Andrew Jackson Summer School across the street. Charges were not immediately preferred against Russell, a slight. , wiry man. Deas said he was in- preside at the noon luncheon to- formed that Russell was separated Father Admits Beating Two Children To Death and Shooting Neighbors MIAMI, Pla— (#•)—A sobbing 59-year-old father told Detective Sergeant John L. Deas today that he had beaten his two children to death and then shot two of his next-door neighbors because he didn't want to sec the children "placed in a home." The father, Chris Russell, operator of a cafe, attempted to take-his own life as detectives rushed into his restaurant, Dcas said. The blood-stained and battered bodies of Peggy Russell, 11, and Joim Russell, 6, were found in a bedroom of their little home in the north- day. from his wife. Federal Control Of Oil Is Sought AUSTIN—(/P)—Oil companies opposing the Texas Railroad Commission's order closing the Seeligson Field until beneficial use is made of flare gas are "extending open arms" to federal control of oil, the state Supreme Court was told today. This argument was voiced by Attorney General Price Daniel, defending the commission's order, Enforcement of the order had been enjoined in district court here. The case was on direct appeal to the Supreme Court from the district tribunal. The daily burning of more than 30,000,000 cubic feet of casinghead pas in the Seeligson Field of Nueces County is an "unlawful waste" of natural resources and should be (stopped by approval of the commission 1 ;? order, Daniel told the court. Daniel contended Texas statutes authorize the commission to flare gas waste and that such action is necessary to halt "sinful waste of billions of cubic feet of naturai gas daily." J. A. Rauhut of Austin, Shell Oil Company attorney, questioned whether the Supreme Court could take jurisdiction over the case. He argued that the trial court had not abused its discretion in granting a temporary injunction to prevent enforcement of the Railroad Commission's order. Rauhut further argued that oil companies in the Seeligson Field are entitled to flare casinghead gas after it had once been put to beneficial use in helping to force oil to the surface. He said this was particularly true so long as producers conform to oil- gas ratios and proration schedules established by the commission. "Several gas producing wells in the field are closed because there is no market for the gas," he continued. Rauhut said Shell was now in process of establishing a $10,000,000 gas plant in the field to take care of gas being vented, but materials were not available for completion of the plant. e FfcOQP RUINS WHEAT C»»Fr-W. W. gtafwr W»a 7-ye«krs-oi4, tasnept some of .(to" 65 asm «< flftwhruteed wfeeai «a Ws lawn, tasted flve gpiies from owWsfttti*, Mo- W%ter rewjtfcilji to Uw Mayor's Condition Is Still Critical COHASSET. Mass. —Iff)— Mayor James M. Curley of Boston was reported today still in a critical condition even though he had a "better night." Dr. Edward Schott gave news? • men a bulletin on the 72-year-oid; political leader even as Qurlpy's attorneys moved to gain at least a temporary stay of his 6 to 18 months jail sentence because Of ill health. v • Justice officials have said would not do anything to ' his life. T Curley. whose attorneys to ington were preparing his condition to fee "" court, was reported •<•!•

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