Pampa Daily News from Pampa, Texas on June 20, 1947 · Page 1
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•VI' ANOTHER JUDGE HAS RULED THAT THE PEDESTRIAN HAS THE RIGHT OP WAY AT STREET CORNERS. IT'S STILL A GOOD IDEA TO LOOK BOTH WAYS. HOUSE SLAPS DOWN LABOR BILL VETO TO 5 COIN" FISH1N'—Summertime means only one thing; to this modern Tom Sawyer, 4-year-old Lynn Morrow. of Peoria, 111. And that's fishin'. Here he fares forth in a stream near his home with his home-made pole, all set for a few hours of his favorite pastime. Retired Teacher Is Sought in Murders PINECLIFFT, Colo.— JP— A dragnet was sprea'cl across the Far West today for a retired school teacher, wanted for questioning in the slaying of his friends, Emily Griffith, 65, famed educator, and her invalid sister Florence, 67. . The sisters were found dead yesterday in the mountain cabin they had made home since Emily Griffith's retirement in 1934 from adult education in which she had pioneered. Each had been shot once through the head from the rear. The man sought was named by Undersheriff Donald Moore of Boulder County as frcd W. Dundy, 6t5, onetime teacher in Denver's Emily Griffith Opportunity School. It was Lunrly who helped build the small, book- lined Griffith cabin, took the sisters on mountain rides cut their firewood and did many of the chores around their rustic home. Denver Detective Joseph Holindrake, one of a squad sent by Mayor Quigg Newton to this small mountain community 30 miles northwest of Denver to aid in the investigation, said police had reconstructed this sequence of events near the time of the slay ings: Lundy asked Emily Griffith to go to Illinois with him, hoping to ease the days of her older age. She refused. He expressed to neighbors his fear of old age and said, "when people get this old, they should be shot." About 3:30 Wednesday afternoon, ,two neighborhood boys helped Eimly Griffith cany groceries from a small store to the cabin. Lundy was sitting on the porch. Florence Griffith was inside. Within 20 minutes, neighbors saw Lundy take his car from a nearby garage and drive off. They later saw the car parked a mile up the narrow canyon but saw no sign of Lundy. Dr. R. O. Buck of Cleveland, Ohio, saw a man answering Lundy's description board a westbound freight train not far from the car. Thursday morning neighbors, noting a lack of activity at the Griffith cabin, investigated. They found the bodies of the sisters. In the kitchen they found an untouched supper which the sisters customarily ate with Lundy about 4:30 p.m. daily. Deputy Coroner Norman Howe said death occurred about 4 p.m. Wednesday. Investigating police found in Lundy's car $350 and a note saying: "If and when I die, please ship my body to Roscoe, 111. No autopsy. Correspond with Roy Cummings, .Roscoe, a cousin, No funeral here. Money in this briefcase can be used for immediate expenses. Thank you. Please embalm In Boulder, Colo. (Signed) Fred Lundy." An immediate search of the area, proved fruitless. Holindrake said a search party would cover several of roaring South Boulder Creek today but added, "It's doubtful we'll find a body. There are so many indications of suicide t'Jat it looks as though they were designed to throw us of the track." Jester Vetoes 2 Measures, Studies Signing of Others AUSTIN— W—Gov. Beauford H. Jester yesterday vetoed two legislative measures, signed 37 others and continued to ponder the controversial ones. . Vetoed were House : bills which would have set up rules of procedure • relating to citations in delinquent tax suits. .: He noted that power to make such rules had been, vested in the Supreme Court by the 46th Legislature and "to prevent confusion" the Court should be permitted to exercise the power with which it had been vested. . lie said Supreme Court Chief JUstice James p. Alexander had assured him, if he vetoed the bills, 'that a committee to draw up the ,tax suit procedure would get start• ed at a meeting of the Texas Bar . July 3, 4 and 5. The controversial liquor control bill, providing tighter regulations over liquor distribution on the one hand, and on the other permitting Incorporated cities and justice precincts in 4-i dry counties to vote themselves- wet, continued to draw comment,, 1 ,The Governor said he received 836 telegrams Wednesday asking his signature on the bill and 15 telegrams asking him to veto it. He added that many -hand written let- -ters on tablet paper had also requested his veto. He "indicated he may act on the measure before thfc end of the week. He said he hoped to have all pend- Jng bills acted on by the early part pf next week. , Among legislation / the Governor plgned yesterday we're bills which Will: ,( •Provide for addition of drivers education, safety, vocal music and .trigonometry textbooks on the state's free textbopk list. Provide for an inventory of existing hospitals, toy' a survey of the need for additional hospital facilities and for thje development and "' Bee JESTER. Pa e e 3 THEVVEATHER M, «. BUREAU 10:30 J;30 p.m. Vest. Mfix. Vest, Win. VOL. 46, NOi 67 (10 Pages) PAMPA, TEXAS, FRIDAY, JUNE 20, 1947 Price 5 Cents AP Leased Wire Bevin Issues Warning to Russia •j LONDON—WP)—British Foreign Secretary Ernest Bevin vows that In launching a cooperative effort for European economic recovery under the Marshall plans he intends to brook no delays such as thoss which stymied the recent Foreign Ministers Conference in Moscow. Eagerly awaiting a response from Russia to a joint British-French request that the Soviet Union participate in drafting an nid-to-Europc program, Bevin declared in the House of Commons last night that "the guiding principle I shall follow in nny talks I have on this matter will be speed." "I spent six weeks In Moscow 'trying to get a settlement," he asserted. "1 shall not be a party to holding up the economic recovery of Europe by the mess of procedure, terms "of reference or nil the paraphernalia which may go with it. "The reply of the Soviet government is awaited," he continued, "and the House will understand that until it is received there is nothing I • can usefully say on the subjec' today. I know the great interest of ihe House in the XJ. S. proposals and I wish very much it was possible to say more about the position." The British press gathered from the tone of Bevin's speech that Britain and France definitely Intended to go ahead with work undei the suggestion made two weeks ago by Secretary of State George C Marshall—either with or without Russian participation. Marshall said in a speech at Harvard University that future American dollar aid to Europe should be based on a continental program outlining the economic requirements of the situation drawn up by "a number, if not all European v nations." But the absence of an answei Sec BEVIN, Page Z RM AND VICINITV—Thunder- infl somewhat cooler tonight turaay. , "fBJX.AS—Partly cloudy tonight •-------f. Widely scattered tUun- mosHy 'In jjfternoon ami . ... quite so \rarm in Pan- and South Plains Saturday. , 5PEXAS—Pftftly cloudy tonlglit a»t\tr4ay, Scattered daytime 'His. Not quite, so warm in portion Saturday. Rtofl ' ' n ttve coast. tt&IHJWrqR Navel Reservists Will Meet Tonight There will be a meeting tonight at 8 o'clock in the American Legion Hall of all Naval Reservists in the area and of all men who may be .interested in joining the Naval Reserve Program. Lt. Commodore John Van Pale, of Amarillo, and his staff, will be present at the meeting to explain the benefits of the Naval prorgajpi Problems Relative To Production of Papers Discussed AMARILLO— (JP)— The joint meeting of the Texas Newpaper Publishers Association and the Texas Press Association today studied newspaper production problems with emphasis on development of teletype- setter equipment. The groups are holding their annual convention here. Walter Morey of the Teletypeset- ter Corp., Chicago, explained the operation of the machines in Texas newspaper plants at the present time. Ed Kennedy, former Associated Press employe who broke the news of the German surrender and who now is managing editor of a California newspaper, was scheduled as today's luncheon speaker. The speaker at the annual dinner tonight was to be Paul Porter, former head of the American Mission to Greece. Gene Howe, pub- tlisher of the Amarillo Globe News will preside at the dinner. A report on the newsprint situation by Walter Hussman of Texarkana, president of TNPA, and a barbecue highlighted the opening day's activities yesterday. Hilssman said newsprint continues to be the "prime operating problem with practically all publications and a great majority of publishers instead of experiencing an improvement in the supply, are having greater difficulty than during the war."« Because of the illness of Walter Humphrey, president of the Texas Press Association, Hussman presided at all yesterday's sessions. Humphrey's illness was not considered serious. , Following a luncheon session at which Walter M. Casey was the main speaker, the two groups devoted the afternoon to the newsprint problem. E. L. Kurth and. R. W. Wortham, Jr., of the Southland Paper Mills at Lufkin, discussed the problem. Last night's barbecue was held at Palo Duro Canyon with Gene Howe, publisher of the Amarillo Globe-News, as host. WATER FOUNTAINS DERBY, Conn,— ffi— Several Derby housewives were startled yesterday when their gas stoves became water fountains. Investigation disclosed that heavy road building machinery had cracked water and gas mains. Youths Placed In Custody of Their Parents Justin Donald Russell, 17, of Pampa was given a two-year suspended sentence this morning by District Judge Lewis M. Goodrich In 31st District Court after he pleaded guilty to the May 23 burglary of the Panhandle Lumber Company here. A second charge wr.s to be dismissed. The youth told the Court that he and Max Brown, 17, also indicted by the Grand Jury for the; same of- i'ense, had walked past the lumber yard and decided it was a "good place to break into." He testified that they walked around the blocl and then approached the rear of the building and climbed over a fence Russell said that he waited outsidi while B.'fwn went into the lumbe yard and later came out with a radio. Under questioning by the Court, the youth denied that he had burglarized the Harvester Dm Store in February of 1946 but admitted he had been indicted by the Grand Jury for the offense. Distiic Attorney Tom Braly said today tha charge would be dismissed. The boy's father, Oral J. Russell, testified on the stand that he had had no trouble with his soi before and this was the first time he had been arrested. After passing sentence Judge Goodrich told Russell: "If you have what it takes to make a man of you, this will be a good lesson to you to stay out o: trouble f r>m now on." Defense counsel W. R. Ewing also lectured young Russell in open court shortly before the suspended sentence was passed by Judge Goodrich. Another 17-year-old boy, Danie Wilburn Flory. son of Mr. and Mrs Russell Flory of McLean was given a three-year suspended sentence after he pleaded guilty to the Apri 7 burglary of the Graham Hardware Store in McLean when he and a 16-year-old MceLan boy allegedly stole several guns including rifles, shotguns am- pistols. Young Flory entered court witl. his parents, but was not representec by counsel. Judge Goodrich appointed Attorney C. E. Gary to act as defense counsel. The youth told the Court that he and his companion had walked by the store on their way home from the movies and later entered it by a skylight and took the guns. His share of the loot he kept hidden from his father in a closet. Sometime after the burglary the two MceLan youths drove to Greely, Colo., where they met up with two Colorado boys, broke into a warehouse and stole nine cases of beer. Flory did not name the Colorado boys when he told the court about stealing the beer. A few days later Chief Deputy Jeff Guthrie was sent to Greely to bring the. McLean boys back to Gray County. Judge Goodrich in a short lecture to the boy advised him that the average life of a criminal was less than 35 years and warned him that should he get into any further trouble, even a misdemeanor theft, the three-year prison term would go into effect without any further trial. Both boys were returned to their parents by the Court. * * * * Anthony Eden Ernest Bevin REQUESTED RETIREMENT ARRAIOLLOS, Portugal — (JP)— Locomotive No. 1,166 of the Evora 1/ine has been retired—by popular request.' Peasants and villagers along the line finally got tired of lining the tracks, armed with brooms and pails of water, to put out flames n buildings, fields and woods regularly set by the spark-tossing smoke- belching engine. 'Bread Basket of Nation' Title Being Claimed by Ochiltree County By PAT FLYNN PERRYTON —Ochiltree County has made no idle boast in claiming the title "Bread Basket of the Nation," Harvesting of its 340,000-odd acres of grain got under way yesterday, three days earlier than at first expected, and the most conservative estimates there will be more than 10,2000,000 bushels of wheat cut. And, this is wheat which {always has commanded a premium price for its quality. This county led the nation in wheat production in J944, 1945 and 1948, has established its titular claim but even the old-timers ad* mit the present crop is of bumper possibilities. The Perryton Chamber of Commerce has offered $1,000 in cash awards for the best pictures made of the harvest activity. First prize is $500. All pictures submitted become the property of the local office. The Texes PhPtographer? As- WteMon, wiU servers Judges J°.° f!^ &P> ftw. *'.«*r Arl compete. Life, Look and other magazines have asked for pictures for consideration, and some of the nation's leading newspapers asked for feature stories. This reporter has been covering wheat stories in West Texas since 1923. Never has he seen the potential crop Ochiltree County offers this week. Cars are hidden if driven into grain fields. The ordinary man or wpman cannot find his way out of some of the fields as the grain is head high. I visited three fields the other day, each of more than 1,000 acres which owiiers say will average 45 bushels per acre. There are others in the county willing to wager they will average 55 bushels per acre without a,ny takers. StUl farmers are a bit pesimistlc. WJth more than ten mUMon bushels of wheat &• «&ht they cite the commercial elevators can only store l,WO.oj«> bushels and farm 1 grant U *8*? pare Qt 9 n <"ft e r *f» bushels. The rest, fogy say, ;|/*'&*'K-.~ ^;'-..Yy,-<V!i l .'. ' - — HST Faces Puzzler -Rent Control Bill WASHINGTON— (ff)— President Truman, the labor bill off his chest, faces a new puzzler today—whether to let rent controls run out this month or sign an extension bill roundly denounced by his housing aides. The Senate completed Congressional action lato yesterday on the measure extending' rent control through next Feb. 29, with a proviso that ceilings can be lifted as much as 15 percent if landlords and tenants agree on a lease running past Dec. 31 1948. The bill also knocks out all construction curbs except in the case of recreational type buildings, such as theatres and bowling alleys. Army Jet Plane P80-R Regains World Air Record MUROC. Calii.— (&)— An Army jet plane, the P80-R, has regained the world speed record for the United States—at 623,8 miles per hour. Steaking but ,50 feet above the Mojave Desert near Muroc Army Air Field. Col. Albert Boyd of Ashville N. C.. guided the Lockheed built fighter yesterday on four runs over a 1.86 mile (three kilometer) course. The average topped by 7.8 m.p.h. the 616 m.p.h. mark set by a British Gloster Meteor Jet plane Sept. 7, 1946. With the wind, the P80-R reached speeds of 632.5 and 630.5 m.p.h.' The upwind runs were made at 617.1 and 614.7 m.p.h, The record will not be official until certified by the Federation Aeronautique International in Paris Official observers, however, pointed out that the new mark was made over the standard course and according to all other international speed rules. It was the first time in 24 years that the United States moved into the top position,. although a P-84 jet moved the mark up from 606 to 611 m.p.h the some day the British announced 616 m.p.h. The pilot. Col. Boyd. is chief of the flight test division of the Ail- Forces' Air Materiel Command at Wright Field, Ohio. Services Today for Mrs. Sarah Prickeii Funeral services were to. be held this afternoon from the First Baptist Church at Canadian lor Mrs. Sarah Prickett, 77, who died Tuesday in the Canadian Hospital result of injuries received in the April 9 tornado at Glazier. Interment was to be in Higglns Cemetery under the direction of Duenkel-Carmiehael Funeral Home. 70-Year-0!d Woman Takes First Plane Ride With Nephew SHAMROCK—(Special)—"At last I'm the Talk of the Town," declared Mrs. W. C. Grady, of Lockesburg, Ark., who recently visited in Shamrock. Mrs. Grady, who~ is 70 years old, decided to return home in the private plane of her nephew, George Vaughan, formerly of Shamrock, who is now a resident of Burbank, where he is associated with Slick Airways. Mrs. Grady, almost getting cold feet over her first plane ride, decided to telephone her hubsand that she was coming by plane. He misunderstood her, thinking she said, "train," and told her to get a good night's rest before starting on the 22-hour trip. When the time came for their departure, the weather was stormy and rain was pouring down, but never-the-less Mrs. Grady was thrilled. "I'm not scared," she remarked as she boarded the lane, "I'll just be that much nearer heaven." Vaughan, who holds an enviable record as a World War II pilot, made the trip in two hours and 23 minutes, and as he zoomed over bockesburg, dipped low andVbuzzed the town four different timei, The mayor of the town raji out pf his office and said: "That flyer ought to be arrested, flying over this town like that," But he soon the order when U,e dts- the plane It was this provision which prompted Housing Expediter Frank R. Creedon to declare last weekend that enactment of the measure might wreck the housing program Creedon said material shortages are still too critical in many sections to permit unrestricted nonresidential building "without disastrous consequences to homebuilding." However, in the brief debate which preceded Senate passage of the measure by a voice vote. Senator Sparkman (D-Ala) called the bil "better than no law at all." He saic if it were not accepted, rent controls simply would end June 30. Senator Taylor (D-Idaho). a last ditch opponent of the measure, told his colleagues "you're setting a bomb with a time fuse on it under the tenants." Taylor argued that every tenant who wanted to retain his accommodations would have to agree to a 15 percent boost soon or "maybe 100 or 200 percent after the controls go off." He remarked that the proposed expiration date for the controls, Feb. 29, is deep winter in many sections of the country and speculated that a lot of tenants might find themselves "thrown out in a snowbank" on that date. Appropriation for Disease Control Asked OKLAHOMA CITY —(/P) —Directors of the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Asociation favor an immediate federal appropriation for control of foot and mouth disease. They also voted to support the government's control program, in a session yesterday. C. E. Weymonth of Amarillo, president of the association, said the control appropriation was "imperative." Directors termed the foot and mouth disease, now infecting Mexican herds, the "number one economic problem of the country." Couple Held in Montana To Face Texas Charge GREAT FALLS, Mont.—{#)—Extradition papers had been signed here today Billie Schafstall, 27. alias Schafstaw, and Leuitche Hollis, charged with driving a stolen car from Tennessee to Texas. Federal District Judge Charles N. Pray said the man and woman would be taken to Texas to face national motor vehicle theft charges "as fast as the United States marshal can get you there." Schafstall has a prison record in Texas and spent much of his time since his arrest here two months ago in solitary confinement in the county jail. Sheriff D. J. Leper said. Several weeks ago. Leper said, Schafstall ripped the plumbing from the cell and threatened jailers with a piece of pipe. West Point Cadets Study at El Paso EL PASO—W—Three hundred West Point cadets were to start a study here today on organization, mission of light bombardment Croups, employment of light bombardment in the European theater, night attack doctrine and use of et-propelled aircraft. The grouo arrived here yesterday rom Port Worth as part of a 28-day ;our of army air fields. They are o be graduated in 1949 as ground 'orce officers. The cadets will inspect P'80s- jet engines, armament and euns and A-26 planes of the 47th bomb group, ey wiU %te» sti&dy Ow erf tt 48 Truman Will Speak Tonight, 8 o'Clock j WASHINGTON—/P-—President Truman today vetoed j the Taft-Hartley bill to curb labor unions and tin- House ! promptly voted '.',','A to 83 to make it law over his veto. } That put up to the Senate the issue of whether the measure is to become law despite the President's vigorous objections. The administration was battling desperately there lo round up the votes to make the veto j stand. ] The House ballot, 10G Democrats joined 255 Republicans in voting to override the President's wishes. Voting to uphold the President were 71 Democrats, 11 Republicans, and the one American-Labor Parly member, R^p. | Marcantonio (XY). ' + + + The White House lent a : j hand to Democrats trying <:., line up the Senate votes to back up the President. Mr. Truman called in 10 Democratic Senators who originally voted for the bill for a luncheon conference. Also invited was Senator Young (R-N.D.i, who voted for but i.s reported unenthusia.stic about the bill, and Senator Over- _ _ .,„„.„ ton (D-La.) who was absent and did I Truman said tod'ay he' applie'cfthese not vote. Senator Barkley of Ken- four "basic tests'" to the union- Truman Veto Labor Bill f WASHINGTON *-<ft>)— President lucky, the Democratic leader and foe of the bill, was the 13th guest. The President also announced plans to go on the radio tonight and make directly to the people his arguments against the measure. He curbing Tall-Hartley Bill in finding it would violate "principles essential to our public welfare:" 1. "Whether it would result in more or less government intervention in our economic life. . . .1 find will speak on all, networks beginning | t-h<u this bill is completely contrary at 8 p. in. lEST). Senator Taft (R-Ohio), one of the authors of the legislation, arranged to reply over MBS at 8:45 p. m. (CST). In the late afternoon, the prospects as to the time for a Senate vote were uncertain. It was clear that Democrats would want to—and could by talking—force a delay until after the President's radio speech. One Republican leader said efforts were underway to get an informal agreement fixing a time for a Senate vote tomorrow. The House acted on the bill swiftly and with little demonstration. The vote was taken. There were cheers and applause. That was all. In a 5,500 word message to the House, Mr. Truman laid down four general and 32 specific points of opposition to the bill to check strikes and unions. He labelled it "unfair" and "unworkable." He said it would promote strikes. The House listened while a clerk droned through the long message. Then came the vote which smothered the veto under a deluge of both Republican and Democratic votes. That action did this: 1. Propelled the labor issue directly into the 1948 political campaign. 2. Erased whatever vestiges may have remained of White House- Congress teamwork on domestic affairs. Carroll Reece, Republican National Chairman called the veto a "plain definance of the will of the American people" and an "open bid for a fifth term for'the New Deal." Mr. Truman summed up his displeasure of the labor bill in five terse sentences: "The bill taken as a whole would reverse the basic direction of our national labor policy, inject the government into private economic affairs on an unprecedented scale, and conflict with important principles of our Democratic society. "It's provisions would cause more strikes, not fewer. "It would contribute neither to industrial peace nor to economic stability and progress. "It would be a dangerous stride in the direction of a totally managed economy. "It contains seeds of discord which would plague this nation for years to come." As for the measure's ban against recognition of unions with Communist leaders, the President said that would play into the hands of the Communists. "The only result of this provision," he said, "would be confusion and disorder which is exactly the result the Communists desire." The fundamental test to be applied to the Taft-Hartley bill, Mr. Truman said, is whether in the "present critical hour" it would "strengthen or weaken American See HIGHLIGHTS. Page 2 to i the i national policy of economic freedom." 2. "Whether it, would improve human relations between employers and their employes. . . .It would encourage district, suspicion and arbitrary attitudes. Cooperation cannot be achieved by force by law." 3. "Whether the bill is workable. There i.s little point in putting laws on the books unless they can be executed. I have concluded that this would prove to be unworkable." 4. "The test of fairness. . . .'llie bill provides unequal penalties for the same offense. . . .It would discriminate against workers by arbitrarily penalizing them for all critical strikes. ' Mr. Truman said the bill contains these more specific "defects:" 1. "The bill would substantially increase strikes." 2. "The bill arbitrarily decides. against the workers, certain issues which are normally the subject of collective bargaining, and thus ,re-- stricts the area of voluntary agreement." 3. "The bill would expose employers to numerous hazards by which they could be annoyed and hampered." 4. "The bill would deprive workers of vital protection which they now; have under the law," 5. "The bill would establish an ineffective and discriminatory emergency procedure for dealing with major stikes affecting the public health or safety." C. "The bill would discriminate against employes." 7. "The bill would disregard In important aspects the unanimous convictions of employers and labor representatives at the National Labor-Management Conference In November. 1945." (The conference re- See TRUMAN, Paffe 2 Damage from Rain Reported Slight The 1.70 inches of rain that has fallen in the Pampa area in the last three days has done negligible damage to the wheat in the area, reported Ralph Thomas, County Agriculture Agent, this morning. However, Thomas, reported the harvesting of the early varities ot wheat, that is reported ready in some areas of the county, has been delayed. Waco reported a minor cloudburst yesterday, 4.16 inches of rain fell in two hours. The Gulf Coast and West Texas areas got badly needed rains. Uvalde reported more than five inches. heaviest since 1935, Christoval had a cloudburst of seven inches, and heavy rains in tho lower Rip Grande Valley yesterday aided irrigation. A 15 1/2 inch rain, the heaviest in U. S. history, fell in six houra at Lake Charles, La., flooding streets as much as six feet deep in places and driving a number of residents from their homes. 'HE SAID, ':^J*§tL ,,,$/ •'.*., "„$ ^ .,,- 4 '.. l^S^-i-LiL 3&

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