Pampa Daily News from Pampa, Texas on March 4, 1946 · Page 1
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REMNANTS OF THE GERMAN FLEET HAVE BEEN DIV1DEDJETWEEN BRITAIN, RUSSIA AND U. S. DAVEY JONES STILL REMAINS THE BIG WINNER. Prime Minister King Makes Public Report on Leakage of Official Secrets Asserts Thai Orders Came From Moscow OTTAWA, March 4—(AP) —Prime Minister W. L. Moc- Ketl2ie King made public today a report on the leakage of official secrets which declared "the evidence reveals that these operations were carried on by certain members of the staff of the Soviet embassy at Ottawa under direct instructions from Moscow." Russian agents were instructed ; by Moscow in August, 1945, near the end of the war in the Pacific, to obtain "infor? motion as to the transfer of American troops from Europe to th^ United States and the Pacific," the two-man royal investigating commission declared in a report to King. TROOP LOCATIONS The lo:ation of headquarters of a score of United States array divisions or corps, and those of the U. S, Ninth army, were sought from Col. Nicoli Zabotin, military attache of the Soviet embassy in Ottawa, the announcement said. The report declared that Col. Za- botin had been instructed to get the 1'ollrwhie; information: INFORMATION ASKED 1. Particulars as to the material of which the atomic bomb is composed; its technological process and drawings. 2.-Details of "electronic shells used by the American navy." 3.. "Samples of unvnium-235 with details as to the plant where it was produced." 4.. "Location of the Brazilian in- STRIKE DIRECTOR Bid Made to Salvage Housing Plan fan try division Italy) and lists (which fought in of the Canadian army divisions which had returned to -Canada." AGENTS NAMED Moscow announced recently that Zabotin was recalled from Ottawa last- De3ember. The royal commission announce- mcnt; named four persons "who have communicated secret and confidential information to the U. S. S. R." The four were named as: Mrs. Emma Wotkin, a cipher clerk in the external affairs department Who ; was,;accused of communicating to the Russians the contents of se- See KING STATEMENT, Page C About Third of Red Cross Fund Quota Is Raised ; About one-third of the $14,040 . quota for the Pampa chapter of the Red Cross- had been reported collected at noon today. More than half of the quota at Lefors has been raised,'according to C. W. Burgess, chairman in that community. Joe -Fischer, chapter drive chairman, said this morning a total of $5,100 had been reported. Morris Goldfine, chairman of business : district workers, asked that Ills men report as soon as possible 'all- firms that had contributed 100 per cent. Atlas Tank company is the (first to report 100 per cent participation in giving to the Red Cross. Aubrey Steele, Junior high school principal, is in charge of contact\ns school employes and faculty jnembers for contributions, it was isaidr ! There will be no soliciting Carlron W. Werkau * * * Efforts to Settle Labor Disputes Hit More Snags By The Associated Press The latest efforts to settle two of the country's major labor controversies had failed today. The CIO United Auto Workers prepared to intensify their 104-day- old strike aaginst General Motors Corp., as the threat of a nationwide telephone tieup Thursday continued unabated. UAW-CIO leaders expressed disdain for a GM proposal that the union let its 175,003 idle members decide by secret ballot whether the strike should be prolonged. Rejecting the union's plan for arbitration of the dispute, GM yesterday proposed a poll of the AUW- CIO rank and file on the corporation's offer of an 18 Vi cents hourly wage increase. Union leaders, who are battling for the 1014 cents boost recommended by presidential fact finders, declared GM did not "dare" to arbitrate and termed the proporal for a, back-to-work ballot an "unwarranted interference in the affairs of a democratic union." Claiming GM "conforms to the wage pattern of the automotive industry," the corporation asserted the "one issue" left in the dispute was whether "General Motors should grant a greater general wage increase than its competitors or more than the pattern for the country. However, the union contends, that even with a 19 Vj cents hourly raise General Motors' average wage payments still would remain below that •paid-in plants of other ^members of the "motor industry's "Big Three." Despite the deadlock, Special Federal Mediator James P. Dewey summoned both sides to meet again this morning. The prospect of averting a telephone tieup seemed him after breakup early today of a negotiating session between the American Telephone and Telegraph Co. and representatives of employes who See LABOR DISPUTES, Page 6 27 Die as Ai rimes P ane c ras hes Bodies of Two Infants Taken From Ruins SAN DIEGO, Calif., March 4—(AP)—Bodies of 27 victims Df commercial aviation's worst crash—against the side of a mountain 45 miles east of here—were removed from the wreckage today. The first bodies, gathered tenderly by shocked sheriff's deputies and navy sailors, were those of two infants. They were brought to a mortuary here. REMOVAL DELAYED Removal of the other 25 victims, 15 men and 10 women, was delayed by the difficulties of the terrain. They had to be carried by Utter a half a mile to a bulldozer road, where navy jeeps were waiting to take them two miles further to an emergency coroner's station and waiting ambulances. DALLAS TO SAN DIEGO I The American Airlines plane, bound from Dallas, Texas, to Snn Diego on a New York to Los Angeles run, crashed into the slope of fog-hidden Thing mountain yesterday. It crashed and burned, except Sec PLANE CRASH, Page G , VOL. 43, No. 241. (6 Pages) PAMPA, TEXAS, MONDAY, MARCH 4, 1946. AP Leased Wire Price 5 Cents FORTRESS FLIES BY REMOTE CONTROL students. Fischer congratulated the residential workers and ' their chairman, Mrs, W. jl. Campbell, for exceeding their quota in tw/> days. "We appreciate very much the splendid way in-' which the residen- Jlai workers have cooperated in this part of the drive," he said, Hoiel Birck Sold By Bdrger Owner «B_Qrger'_6 famous Hotel Black, one tof the first large hotels erected in at city, has been sold, according a, iteport from Borger today.- Mrs, r Opa} Purvines, qjvner of the sale price today, hut a report heard here " " ited that the transaction in$ about $65,000. >r was Blanard Bierriian, , ij, who formerly w^s foot- POflPh at Jeryman, Texas, pjer- fa expected in Borger Inter this 4lid m°re details of t%v.trans- ftotlcb'wiJl probably be mad? public "' arrival. Charges Are Filed . Following Accident £. $. Wftdfilee, Borger, not - BUilty to cpunty court toclay on a "i™*?!*. . T^n _!..». .1 "_' ...l^lt l._J._:.l«_ J „ J driving while intejcated. tf Sn&'iBWted by .city: poll^ Sat, wdwwtenwpn foiiowii* W i* Art'jTJto CP J * ""'•"" — VFranois. -*»3T*_ -~ poliiCO) y^lee's of HQba,rt and at Work on Sewer Line Progressing A ditching machine to be used in digging the ditch for' the main outfall lino of the sewer reconstruction project will arrive here this week and will be put into use Monday. The Allred-Enix construction company, .contracting firm is using its full crew this week to lay the sewer pipe along the route of the line. The vitrified rile pipe, whioh will be used on the new line, is arriving in increasing quantities after considerable delay in delivery. Estimates indicate that the line, six miles long, will take about three months to complete. The outfall lihe runs from the disposal plant northeast of the city to a point at the southeast corner of Wilcox addition, from where laterals will be laid. The outfall ohjy a part of the program which will completely rebuild Pampa's sewer system. A bond issue of $390,000 was voted here last year to finance the project. The outfall line construction will cost about $88,000. / Separate contracts will be let for the remaining parts 'of the project. Franchise Hearing Is Scheduled Tomorrow A public hearing on the gas franchise being requested by the Texas Gas and Power corporation and thi consideration of the park'ing meter ordinance are r,hct op items for the •sity commission meeting at its regular meeting tomorrow morning. The gas company has requested a new 20-year franchise ,and Uie terms have been agreed on. The franchise, as prepared by'.City Attorney Bpb Gordon, will be read tomorrow for the second time- A franchise must'be read before the commission: three times a:nd then • published before it becomes Condemned Yank Recaptured After Stockade Escape YOKOHAMA, March 4.— (/P)— The escape from an army stockade of condemned Pfc. Joseph E. Hicswa jr., and his prompt recapture in a Japanese house of prostitution was announced today by' the U. S. Eighth army proypst. jnars,hel., '(The news "terribly shocked" Hic- pwa's parents, scheduled to appear in Washington tomorrow to appeal the death sentence given him for slaying two Japanese civilians.) ("I hope it doesn't hurt his case when it comes up Tuesday," Adam Hicswa, uncle of the 20-year-old youth, said at the Wellington, N. J., family home.) The provost marshal said Hiscwa and two others escaped from the Yokohama army stockade several days ago by forcing a defective door and climbing, a rope over an 18-i'oot wall. Hicswa, he said, was found in a room with a Japanese woman in the house of prostitution. One of the other escapees, Pvt.. Kirby Willis of San Francisco, also was apprehended in the house of prostitution, the provost marshal reported, while the third, a Japanese named Yoshitaka To, was picked up two days later. Willis was under an approved 20-year sentence for rape. The Japanese had been sentenced for black market activities. The provost marshal's announcement said the escape was not made public at the time pending "full and complete investigation" of the circumstances. A war department board of review in Washington will, hear the In an experiment before the Bikini atomic bomb 'tests, a 46-pound Flying Fortress .completes 30-minute period during which it circled Roswcll, N. Mcx., army air field by remote radio control. The landing and takeoff were executed from jeeps on the ground, and the flight itself from a "mother plane" Hying beside the "iJronc," the Fortress at the right. Slayings Confessed By Negro Janitor appeal of the death sentence, ordered by an army court martial two months ago. In announcing the hearing, Rep. Harry Towe (R-NJ) said its findings and recommendations would be presented to President Truman for final action. Jaycee Directors Will Meet Tonight Members of the board of directors of the Junior chamber of commerce will meet at 8 o'clock tonight in the chamber of commerce offices, Joe Fischer, president, said today. Fischer also aghed that as many club members as possible be at tonight's meeting and the regular weekly meeting tomorrow at upon. A report on the Jaycee regional conference at Amarillo yesterday will be made tomorrow. Warning Made on 'Trade Warfare' WASHINGTON, March 4—W 3 )- Prtsident Truman declared toda> that the alternative to approval o the $3,7£0,000,000 loan to Britain "if trade warfare between nations." The President renewed his plea for congressional ratification of the loan after it wus approved by the advisory board of the office of wai mobilization and reconversion. The advisory board's resolution was presented to the President and reconversion director John W. Snyder in a brief White House ceremony by chairman o. Max Gardner, the new undersecretary of the treasury. Speaking prior to his departure for Pulton, Mo., with Winston Churchill, who will speak at Westminister college tomorrow the President told Gardner: "Foreign trade is vitally necessary to an expanding American economy. 'The alternative to the British loan is trade warfare between nations. Peace can be built only on a foundation of world economic cooperation and stability. The British loan is a cornerstone in the world's structure of peace." The board's resolution declared the agreement offers a major opportunity "to 1 stimulate the worldwide production, jobs and markets which are essential to stable and prosperous postwar economic conditions and, thus, to wfarld peape itself." INDIANAPOLIS, March 4r.— | Capt. Robert A. O'Neal of the Indiana state police said today Joseph L. Woolridge, 29-year-old negro janitor, had made a signed statement in which' he confessed the slayings of Russell Koontz and Mrs. Ifiyllis Coleman in an abandoned stone mill near Bloomington, Ind. IN SELF DEFENSE The officer said Woolridge declared in the statement that he killed Koontz in self defense after the latter threatened to kill him when he discovered thu couple in an intimate embrace. Capt. O'Neal said Woolridge made the statement in the presence of several state police officers. ' Koontz, 43, was a Bloomingto business man and a former Sunda school superintendent. Mrs. Cole man worked in a Bloomingto creamery office and sang in th choir of the church where Koont was superintendent. BODIES IN MILL Capl. O'Neal said Woolridge tol of being on a ground hog hunt las Friday and of finding Koontz and Mrs. Coleman in the stone mill. The bodies were found in the mil late Friday night. O'Neal said Woolridge gave thii version of the slayings: Woolridge went into the mil ivhere he said he found Koontz and Vtrs. Coleman in an embrace. He said he watched the couple See SLAYINGS, Page 6 Pauley Expected To Withdraw His Nomination t ^yfASBlNSXEQN, Mtirch. Capitol Hill advisers of President Truman appeared near victory today in an inner circle battle with some of his White House aides over presidential appointments. Senators familiar with the struggle that has gone on between the so-called "palace guard" and legislative friends of Mr. Truman said that if Edwin W. Pauley asks withdrawal ol' his -lomination as under secretary of the navy, congressional lieutenants will have scored a major point. Pauley has insisted he does not Bowies' Blast Brings GOP's Demand fo Quit WASHINGTON, March 4— (AP) — The democratic party staged its congressional prestige today on a desperate bid to salvage the administration's imperiled housing program. Simultaneously, Chester Bowles who marshaled his entire economic . high command for a blistering weekend blast at price control setbacks on Capitol Hill ran into a republican demand that he resign as stabilization boss. LEADERS CONTACTED Robert Hannegan, democratic na- The question is in the hands of j tionnl chairman, assumed personal the joint chiefs ni staff. This group i leadership of the oleventh-hour cam- Decision Is Near On Part of U. S. In UNO Police WASHINGTON, Mnrch 4—i/Pi- to contribute fo UNO's international police force is expected to be decided tentatively within the next two weeks. Present indications are that the emphasis will be on warships and aircraft, rather than on troups. cf army-navy leaders is due to come up with some kind of an answer before the March 21 meeting in New York of the military staff committee of UNO's security council. Daign to savp President Truman's homes-for-velerans program by wiring each of the 239 democrats in the house: "Your action today may advance Composed of representatives of the ror delay the solution (o the nation's Big Five—the United States, Great Britain, Russia. Prance and China— the military staff committee will be faced nt the ouUet with the problem of determining t,hc size and makeup of the force with which the United Nations will undertake to "maintain or restore international peace and security." Persons c;ose to the American members of the committee said they have not yet received any instructions from the joint chiefs of staff but that they expect some word in advance of the New York meeting. Belief that the American contribution probably will be largely in naval and air power, with a relatively small number of troops, was termed a "logical assumption" in view of this country's strength in those arms and the army's current manpower difficulties. Any American offer must, however, be tentative because the whole issue of security forces is subject to -congressional • •approval' after the form of the police organization is completed. intend to give the fight. But DEMOBILIZED CHICAGO, March 4.—(/!')- -Three hundred outmoded street cars have been released by the Chicago surface lines for sale as housing. Costing $300 each, they will have electric heating units, but the new owners must be people who- are willing to settle down- The wheels will be taken off. Panhandle Yanks Return to States Additional servicemen of the Panhandle area due to return to the States, as reported by the Associated Press, arc: On the Shecphcatl Hay Victory, due at New York March 2: Sgt. James W. Neal, Hemnhill. Hampden Victory, due at New York March 2: Pfc. Cicero Harvey, Palhart; Pvt. Earl L. Arnold, Lubbock. CRITICISM ON SYSTEM RENEWED: GOVERNOR PRAISES WORK OF LOCAL VOLUNTEERS IN PAROLE SYSTEM effective. First delivery on the city's parking meters Js expected in a.bou,t two wpeks, 'City Manager Garland Franks said. The posts will to de- Xivered first, and. the heads one week later. • An ordjiuance must he drawn U P and passed b,y the comn^ission before the meters aye installed, Fra.nJss he cHg n«b awe would. b,e passed, tflSBWW ft thorough <U#pg>st!V 9". UW> Wftt* AUS^ T N, March f-^-W—' menting on recent'renewed criticism 'pf the state's pardon and Rarolo system, Gov. Coke Stevenson at his conference today praised 'the of lopal volunteer boards, jje said, there was sojne confusion about the difference between & parolee and an ejCTConvict, noting that there were nwriy U\st%nces of crimes committed by former convicts who hatf fully pojn^ted. their Also, without tber? m §om? less than 10 per tp$£? *4 M „ V ,\ "i attributed to Chief of Police Carl Hanss'on of Dallas that the Texas pardon and parole system is large!y 'to blame for postwar crime. Stevenson gave these figures on clemencies in the four years since he became' governor: A total of 8481 clemencies have been issued. This includes short furloughs, such as those to attend funerals, it includes restorations of clt- i?enship which ave listed sp separate clemency actions often affecting ju,st> one mm- have completed their sentences and been discharged; 54,1 are still in the service, or have been discharged and are reporting to their local boards. There has been only one c'a,se among those paroled to the armed services who had to be disciplined, and many received citations. The total number of prisoners completing their terms without clemency wfis 3.Q36. In commenting on the work of the local parole boards—there Is one for web pounty-r-^teyeasoft ~~'~ J """ practically all of his opponets and even some of his friends expect him to withdraw after he makes a full defense cf the ".barges against him. Hearings on his nomination resume Wednesday before the senate naval committee. The Pauley appointment came to the senate under circumstances that seemingly pitted such White House advisers as Robert Hannegan, democratic national chairman, and Geo. E. Allen, recently confirmed as RFC director, against administration leaders on Capitol Hill. The President is reported to have been advised weeks ago by a legislative official with whom he often consults against making the Pauley appointment. But as senators in a position to know relate the inside story pri vately, Hannegan and Allen urge the President to go ahead under th apparent belief that confirmatioi could be obtained if sufficient pres sure was brought to bear. The nomination reportedly wen to Capitcl Hill without a Whit- House recheck of senate sentiment Mr. Truman's friends in the sen ate responded with only lukewarn support or with actual opposition. But advisors like Senator McKcl- lar (D-Tenn>, "ho presiding officer reportedly have been working against bringing the nomination to he floor. They think there would be i party-splitting battle there iron 1 vhich only the republicans could benefit. +r Tuberculin Tests Jeing Continued Students in rural .schools will r.r- •ive tuberculin tests tomorrow, said luclyn Laycock, county superintendent of schools, this morning. Schools which the nurse is sched- led to contact are Hopkins, Lefors, ,Vebb, Back. IVlcJ-tean, Allanreed, randview and Farrington. housing problem. Your presence and support of the administration's ^t- crans housing program is imperative. LINEUP IN HOUSE The present house lineup includes the 239 democrats, 191 republicans and two minor party members. A quick check of some southern, democratic members who have joined with republicans in opposing major sections of the administration housing procram showed no indications that Hannegan's action had changed any votes. The house by a two to one margin last Friday rejected Mr. Truman's request for price ceilings on existing dwellings. In the hope of reforming their lines, democratic leaders put off until today the final showdown on the legislation, including a request for $600,000.000 in subsidy funds designed to boost the output of scarce building materials without raising, prices. • The militant opposition has contended the program as drawn would tie the building industry down with red tape, instead of producing more houses. Lumber Dealers of Panhandle Slate Neei Tomorrow Members of the Panhandle Lumber Dealers Assn. will meet tomorrow in Amarillo for the purpose of discussing the present lumber shortage and the OPA ceilincr price con- land, Premier Juhb K. Paasikivi an- trols which the association declares : nounced tonight over t'he Finnish Finn President Resigns Position STOCKHOLM. Marc'h 4.— (/P)— Field Marshal Baron Mannerheim has resigned as president of Fin- have curbed the production of vitally needed building materials, said Lynn Boyd, president of the Lum- bormcn's Assn. of Texas, this morn- inc CAR FOR CARRS CENTRALIA, HI., March 4.— </P>— Getting a hew car for the Carrs ost Mrs. Oliver Carr a night long gil- An automobile agency advertised would accept orders 'for new lodels— first come, first served. Bringing a chair and blanket for protection against near-freezing weather, Mrs. c&rr tftOk up her post outside tl\e auto sales roe-m, at 1 m., beating ex*M,a,rtne by The meeting is to be hold at 8 p.m. at the Hotel Herring. The six lumber yards in Pampa will be represented. Because of reported black market runnings in lumber in this region and the scarcity of lumber due to price ceiling controls members of the association are combining i an effort to see "what can be don about it." Boyd formerly asserted that i was his opinion production woul go through if price controls wer relaxed. The Lumbermen's Association o Texas has passed a resolution stat ing the OPA influence on produc tioji and prices, including a state ment to the effect that without thos controls the price of lumber would not be as high as it is under black market operations. Training Course Offered Tuesday Lqcai business exo.-utivrs, .sponsor: and all others having training ant supervision responsibilities were urged today to enroll in a training course being offered by the chamber of commerce. Miss Gertrude Prince, of the Um- versU-y of Texa:;. is to open th courses here tomorrow night at o'clock in the chamber of commeive fix's. The university is jointly sponsoring the courses. The course, which will last a of 10 hours, is to present effective techniques of supervision on the job and a plan showing how to carry the methods into practical opera- Lions. All employees in supervisory positions may enroll for the course at .he chamber of commerce offices. Gray County Men Are Reclassified Men holding draft classifications n Gray county hWe been reclassi- ied by the Selective Service board n compliance with recent congres- ictnal action. However the board has not had o draft any men Curing the past fiianths as the enlistments radio. Paasikivi read the aged soldier's letter of resignation in which Man- ncrhcim said his health was bad, adding that the moment appeared "opportune to lake the step his doctors nclvi.sed, now that the war responsibilities trial has ended according to terms of the armistice." A censorship prevailed on Associated Press dispatches from Helsinki. Censorship permitted the correspondent to say, however: "Finland's long unsettled presidential question definitely will be decided today. After a cabinet meeting today, Premier Juno K. Riasikivl will deliver a radio talk at 7 p.m." The correspondent, said Paasikivi was s'.ated to become Mannerheim's successor. Since his return from a six weeks rest in Portugal early in January, •Mannerheim had been confined at Helsinki's Red Cross hospital where he was under treatment for ulcers, Arrests and Fines Arc Reported Here J. M. Forrest was arrested today Jof sc-lUut; liquor wholesale without permit. ;itirl was fined $200 and costs. A charge was also entered to-,' day against E. K. Miller for selling liquor without a permit. Sherman Clinton Morgan and O. N. Burker were charged today with driving while intoxicated. Welton M. Slater, held on a like charge last week, was lined $42.50 plus costs. THE WEATHER U. 8. WB4TUFR BIIRPAU : :ii) ii.111. Tocluy 50 6:80 u.m, 52 7:30 48 S.-30 a.m. 9:311 a.m. 0:30 a.m. 1:30 1:30 ii.rn. 78 chU-lilsy'» Min. 59 so CQI& WSST TEXAS; l'»rllr culured blunnJM od ~ -••--•• r>lJSvAi««Lite'v.^

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