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ONE & NEAL O'HAHA'S THOUGHTS WHILE SHAVING: A FUNNY LOWDOWN ON HIGH LIFE IS THAT A GIRL STEPS INTO SOCIETY BY COMING OUT. 'ranco Serves Notice on U.S. That He Has No Intention of Leaving Office HILL WARNS WINSTON CHURCHILL—former • • prime minister of England ARTIST'S CONCEPTION of the preat war leader of Great Britain. CHURCHILL as usual, character*, istically hatted and cigared. .>Cv J. v™»—^-» • back would be leoogr- nUed by most anyone, most Solon Calk for More 'Fair Play' {temjjor"Tydjngs (P-Md) contended InTthe senate today a campaign " way to 'cieate an atmos- „, instability" about consid- >of Edwin W, Pauley's nom- uudeisecietaiy of the vyL; "t gs, who was called vepeated- play" fpr Pftuley in „„,„„ cOpnn;Sttee healings, i PQlieftgu,es that any of them Leader Calls for Military Alliance FULTON, Mo., March 5—(AP)—Winston Churchill colled today for a virtual Anglo-American military alliance with a blunt warning against what he termed Russia's desire for "indefinite expansion" of its "power and doctrines." Asserting that 'a shadow has fallen upon the scenes,so lately lighted by the Allied victory," the former British prime minister declared in an address prepared for delivery at Westminster college here: "Nobody knows what Soviet Russia and its communist international organization intends to do in the immediate future, or what are the limits, if any, to their expansive and prose- lyting tendencies." Pampan Loved By Young, Old Given Farewell Even before the 2:57 train nulled out yesterday Mrs. Mickey Conley was talking- to a soldier seated across the aisle. They probably became good friends by the time the caboose was out of the city limits. Mickey left Pampa to make her home with the French Sisters at the Chanel of St. Charles Rorro- meo. 3400 S. Grand boulevard, St. Louis, Mo. A host of friends were at the station to see her off. Mickey looked like some of the kind and gracious women you used to read about in fairy tales, or in biographical stories which ended up right. Mickey was smiling and laughing and talking along with everyone while she waited in the station for the train. The number of friends who arrived to see her off increased by the minute. When the train arrived all her friends went to her car with her. The conductor became a bit concerned, seeing the group, saying there were Pullman cars -down there. He seemed to think everyone was leaving Pampa and that there wouldn't be room for all.' Mrs. R. E. McKernan called to the worried conductor that only one person was leaving. Women started kissing and mauling Mickey just as she boarded the train. She didn't seem to like it a bit, Mrs. Polland who had been a friend of Mickey and her husband when they first came here about 19 years aeo, was there to sec Mickey off. Both their husbands died within a week about 15 years ago. Someone saw that Mickey was well taken care of and-seated. She waved from her chair, then would completely ignore everyone while she talked to the soldier across from her. Just before the train left a group of school children came to say good-bye, followed by a couple of Sisters, all running to make the train. Someone had to ran on the car window to draw Mickey's attention to them. Then Father Stack came as the train was about lo l^ave. A woman called to the trainman at the rear of the train, "Wait a minute, Father Stack is coming," He had some letters for Mickey, ' Mickey .waved as the train left, like a child when first taught how to SB.V goodbye. Some woman had said, "Don't let her see you cry," to the group. Mickey has been declared by many persons as the most beautiful person they have ever known, Stran- 4 See FAREWELL, Page 8 Hubbard Is Named DAY Commander The first meeting of the Pampa post'of the Disabled American Veterans, a non-political. organization with the purpose of helping disabled veterans secure and hold benefits to which they are entitled, was held at & o'clock last .'light in the Legion Britain's wartime leader gravely declared that prevention of another great war "can only be achieved by reaching now, in 1946, a good understanding ,on all points with Russia under the general authority of the United Nations Organization." •FRUITS OF WAR' While he said he does not belisve that the Soviet Union desires war, Churchill attributed to the Russians a desire for "the fruits of war and the indefinite expansion of their power and doctrines." "From what I have seen of our Russian friends and allies during the war, I am convinced that there is nothing they admire as much as strength, and there is nothing for which they have less respect than for military weakness," said the veteran statesman. ATOM BOMB SECRET He cautioned against releasing the secret of the atomic bomb at this time. Churchill, introduced by President Truman who accompanied him here from Washington; said he wanted to make clear that he spoke "only for myself" and that he had no official mission. TRUMAN SEES SPEECH Members of Churchill's party told reporters privately during the train trip westward, however, that Churchill had discussed his. speech in advance with the Earl of Halifax, retiring British ambassador. They added that it was unlikely the former prime minister would speak out on so important a subject if lie thought it might prove an irritant to British Foreign Minister Ernest Bevin. They said too that Mr. Truman was given an opportunity to look over the text last night. Churchill, leader of the Attlee government's loyal opposition, asserted that the United States already has a permanent defense agreement with Canada and added that "this principle" should be "extended to all the British commonwealths with full reciprocity." He advocated "continuance of the intimate relationships between our military advisers, leading to common study of potential dangers, sim- jilarity of weapons and manuals of instruction, and interchange of officers and cadets at college" and "joint use of all naval and air bases See CHURCHILL, Page 8 VOL. 43, No. 242. (8 Pages) PAMPA, TEXAS, TUESDAY, MARCH 5, 1946. AP Leased Wire Price 5 Cents Legion Given Permission for Memorial Park Heartily endorsing the future development of Recreation park, a 1BO- acre site located one mile east of the city, the city commission today set aside 61.7 acres for use by the American Legion as a Memorial park. E. J. Dunigan, commander of the Kerluy-Croxsman post of the Legion. n.?kcd for nnd was granted permission for the Legion to begin Immediately on improvement of the site. John Osborne, attorney for the Legion and City Attorney R. F. Gordon submitted an ordinance to the commission to that effect and it wan passed unanimously. At the present time, the Top o' Texas Rodeo association has the lease on the park but Dunigun told the commission that the rodeo association was agreeable to the Legion developing the west section of the park, where the city lake is located. Mayor Parris C. Oden told Duni- gnn that the Legion had the city's whole-hearted support in the program of improvement at the park, as the site had long been a "white elephant" to the city. Mayor Odsn also stated that, if it were possibls, certain funds received from revenue at the park might be diverted directly back to improvement of the facilities. When the rodeo association obtained the lease on the park, the heads of that organization agreed to divert as much of the pro:eed3 as possible back into park improvements. Further business at the city commission meeting included opinions expressed by two local businessmen on the proposed new-gas franchise. The franchise was "scheduled to be read today for the second time. After it is read a third time and published it will become effective.-. The Texas Gas and Power corporation is applying for the new 20- year gas franchise and indications are that it will bo accepted by both the city and the company after the formalities arc completed. Lieutenant and Dog, Ace, Return Congress Now To .A r ™X Li K and Dut ^ Fiancee Has Chance To Modernize DALLAS. March 5—Cfl—First Lieut. Gcorec Arnold of Los Angeles and his cocker spaniel. Ace, today were on their way bnck lo army life i and the fiancee Arnold left behind in Holland. The veteran of 3 years in the AAF troop carrier command recnlist- cd here yesterday with (he request thai his dojf accompany him and , that he he sent to Europe Immediately, The rerrulllng- officer agreed, i Arnold had special reasons for his request. lie and the cocker ! spaniel had shared much together. He was impatient lo gel to Europe l!y .IAMBS MAKLOW WASHINGTON. March 5.—i/Pi— Congress now lias the cb.ince to shiidow- bccuti.sc his 20-year-old Dutch fiancee, Sjolt Hilson, \vas waiting for ; modernize itself or ju.st him. The corker spaniel had gone overseas with Arnold and he.cn on all missions his master flew. Returning from a mission to deliver paratroopers lo Nijmesen, Holland, on Sept. 17, 1044. their C-47 collided with a simpler plane j chinery of congress. j box with Hit.- idea. | One year ago it set up a joint | committee nf senate and house to lo Nijmesen, i suggest ways of improving the ma- See ARMY LIFE, Page Reds Reported Making New Demands on Iran nan. Tomorrow at ? p. m. members of the post as well <vs anyone interested in joining, will meet,at th,e Legion hajl to hear the senipv vice-commander of this district Glenn W. Hubbard, who has been' acting chairman of the proposed post up to last night, was elected commander, j. W, Hubbard, adjur tant; B. S. Via, senior vice-corn' mander and, senior officer; o. M. Griffith, historian and O. p. Biggin, treasurer. Benefits to be obtained tluou,gh membership in the PAY weie discussed last night. The post is to be named for servicemen WUe4 in &c- tion. The charter membeiship is ppen to all eligibly veteians for a/ period, of 60 days. All men and wpmen who sewed with the aimed forces O f the United States aie eligible to join the RAY if they 1) were wounded, gassed.. Special Requests Are Pouring In Majority of ."equests for special car license numbers are either for numbers to correspond to house or phone numbers, said Ja'-k Back, assistant Bounty tax collector and assessor. Yesterday a; man inquiring about getting his old license number, 8888, was told the numbers would probably go that high and that it would be reserved for him if thfey did. If persons leave the proper identification paper and the money for the license it isn't much trouble to handle the requests. Yesterday about 900 of the 1000 automobile licenses which have been issued were given out. Persons were standing three-four deep in the office. License numbers were running around 4903 Numbers^this year started at 3900. It is estimated that about 5000 automobile licenses will be secured by Gray county residents by the deadline, April 1, and about 1500 Others will be issued after that time during the ensuing year. An additional 1500 vehicle licenses will be issued to cover trucks, traitors, motorcycles^ etc. FORTLANP, pre., March 5.— (ff°h- Shoe Cobbler Cahrles L Mahon picked such a gop.4 hiding place for his oash he couldn't find it himself—until he tossed a swap leathei box into an inceneiator and buined $930 in bills. Secret service agents heaid his some of the Intervention Is Aimed at Halting Telephone Strike (By The Associated Press) Settlement of the long and costly General Motors strike and halting of a threatened nationwide walkout of 'telephone workers were majoi items of business on the labor front today. The government was represented in conferences, in Detroit and in Washington, aimed to end the disputes. In Detroit, negotiators were to meet as latest action by the CIO united auto workers might bring a possible break in the 105 day old General Motors work stoppage. The government intervened in the threatened telephone tieup over a •wage dispute, but union leaders went ahead with plans for some 250,000 members of the national federation of telephone workers to leave their jobs at 6 a. m. (EST) Thursday. The CIO united auto workers' latest move was acceptance of a suggestion by General Motors that the 175,000 strikers take part in a secret ballot on the question of ending the walkout—but the union included a provision. The union said it would agree to the GM proposal that rank and file workers vote whether they wish to return to their jobs under the company's latest 18. 1/2 cent hourly •wage increase oi'fpv. provided the ballot also included the alternative of submitting issues to a President- appointed arbitrator. The union has '.held out for 19 }/2 cents an how boost, which was recoinmended by a fact-finding 'ooard. The,corporation, which Sunday re- Substitute for Housing Bill Is Offered by GOPs WASHINGTON, March 5— (fP)— House republicans — in complete charge of home building legislation because of a bloc of southern democrats—came forward, today with their own substitute for the administration's battered down housing bill. The G. O. P. -deep south coalition yesterday defeated 161 to 92 what President Truman called the "heart" of his homesrfov-veterans program —a provision' calling for $600',000,03ff in federal subsidies to boost output of scarce .building materials without hiking pri-es. The same team last week denied the other major administration request — for authority to put ceiling;; on all existing dwellings. The republican bill would deny the government power to clamp price ceilings on new houses as well. This is the one big issue to be settled before the house tosses the housing program over to the senate. The housing legislation, after the administration suffered one defeat after another, still embodied these provisions as it came up for fina disposition: 1. Priorities for veterans on building materials to construct homes in rural areas as well as cities. 2. Price ceilings for new homes. 3. Authority for the housing administrator to issue directives to other government agencies, including OPA, on matters related to housing. Under this provision, housing administrator Wilson W. Wyatt could tell OPA what price ceilings to put on building materials. There appeared to be general agreement to write into whatever bill LONDON. March 5—(/Pi—Premier Ahmed Qavuu es Saltanch or Iran \vas reported c" route home from Moscow today bearing six Soviet demands, including one that his country "invite" Red army troops to remain in Iran. lilSPl'TE UNSETTLED Moscow advices said the premier prepared to depart following a banquet last night attended by Generalissimo Stalin and indicated the outcome of his ralks with Soviet officials had been inconclusive. An Iranian spokesman in the Russian capita! saicl the premier and his I This committee, after n year of ! listening to suggestions by con| grcssinen and civilians. 1 -.is now turned in a report, a list of recommendations for making the work of congress better, faster, easier. It .suggests, among oilier things, that congress raise its salary from $10.000 to $15,000 a year, that congressmen set up a pension system for themselves. But thru the- committee comes down to the incut, with this: "Your committee believes that no adequate improvement in the organization of congress can be undertaken or effected unless congress first reorganizes its present absolete and overlapping committee structure." In the ser.ate there are 30 stand ing committees. The joint commit tee says these should be reduce to 16 and that the 48 standing com mittees in the house should be re duced to 18. These committees have grow through the years and their wor does "overlap." Committees ar powerful. So is membership o them. A bill introduced in congress i assigned to a committee which cai with few exceptions, kill it by ig noring it . But before r< bill get up on (lie floor for full house an senate vote, a committee must ap prove it. Therefore, the conuiiitlee hav almost a strangle hold on wha kinds of bills are passed to beeom WASHINGTON, March 5.—</P) —Russia has made a proposal to operate major industries in Manchuria jointly with China, and China has rejected it, Secretary of State. Byrne? disclosed today. Byrnes said the United States would send a message to Moscow on the Manchurlan situation. Preliminary siglis indicated the American position would be in support of the Chinese «-overn- mcnt. delegation had listened to "proposals" concerning Russian troops in j Membership on, and chairmaiishi) is i a provision to increase by $1,000,000,000 the government's authority to insure mortgages on new homes. See U, S. STRIKES, Page 8 week. Texas Production Of Oil Slumps TULSA, Okla., March 5.—UP>— Daily average crude oil production increased 4,950 barrels to 4,709,470 in the week ending March 2, the Oil & Gas Journal reported today. Kansas gained 3,400 to 257,050, Illinois 2,800 to 214,500, California 2,550 to 817,650, Louisiana 850 to 371,650, New Mexico 150 to 98,450 and Montana 40 to 21,690. The eastern area slumped 2,500 to 61,300, Colorado 1,650 to 21,830, Oklahoma 603 to 389,450, Texas 550 to ,,109,250, Arkansas 500 to 77,000 and Wyoming 80 to 91,330. Mississippi's production was 55,150 lompared with 52,850 the previous Iran. Thi? spokesman described tlw talks as "friendly but difficult." SIX DEMANDS MADE The London Kvening News said the six demands had been handed Ahmed Qavam prior to his departure. Heading the list, the newspaper said, was a specification that Russian troops should remain in Iran until sinh time ^s the other five demands were accepted. OH, CONCESSIONS These five points, the newspaper said. ar'J that Iran recognize the "autonomous" government of Azer- Sce IRAN SITUATION, Page 8 Highway Group Will Hold Meet Progress of plans concerning high- wave 18 and 256 will be reviewed and plans for the future discussed at a meeting of the Highway Association 250, 86, 30, 62 and 18 to be held at 11 a. m. March 15 at the Memphis court house. The meeting, the first of the organization this year, has been called by the president, Judge Woodson Coffee of Silverton. Attending will be delegates from Castro, Briscoc, 3wi.sh.er, Hall, Donley, Robcvts, Gray and Ochiltree counties. Highway 256 is a first class state highway extending from Memphis to several miles beyond Lesley ir Hall county. Third class connecting roads serve to connect highway 256 to highway 18 which crosses the main cross- country highway 66 and extends northward to Pampa, and highways 86 and 207 at Silverton. The proposed Pampa to Perryton lighway would probably be an extension of highway 18. of, many committees carry grea prestige and, of course, power, newcomer is lucky if he can See COXGREESS, Page 8 'FROZEN PY SURPRISE': SOVIETS BAR DOOR TO MANCHURIA AFTER INVASION OF 22 NEWSMEN woeful tale and, chftned, jematas oijght be tedeem- TIKNTSIN, Much 5—(/PI—Russians, frosen by surprise at seeing 2? uninvited foreign news correspondents roaming Soviet-held Mancpu» ria, have recovered,—and barred, the door Now that the stories aie out, phwtan industrial plants; fulldress in the intourist hotel and said it military maneuvers of the Red army outside Pairen.)"" The first wave of eight Americans .and, one British writer had grown weary of red-tape which kept them would be dangerous outside. Eventually tha Russians said they could roam. Certain factories, however, remained banned. Thu second wave registered at the Valley Residents Fight Lease Sale AUSTIN, March 5—(,T-)—A delega tion from the Rio Grande Valle; is expected to appear before a meet ing of the state school land boarc here today to protest lease sale o gas and oil rights on two trans o land in the bed on the. Rio Grandi river adjacent r.o Hidalgo county. The land board is meeting at li a. IM. to consider bids on leases o oil raid gas rights on ll,18b' acres o state-owned land in 24 Texas coun ties. A press dispat.cn from Weslaco las week quoted Llovd Ramcy, manage, of the valley water conservation association, as declaring his intemioi of appearing before the board to protest the Hidalgo lease sale in the interests of preventing stream pollution. Bascom Giles, commissioner o the general land office and a member of the land board,- said the board is deeply interested in preventing stream pollution and would be pleased to re.'eive any protest Rame> and associates ;night have to offer Other counties included in today's land leases are Cooke. Culberson Eastland, El Paso, Montgomery Panola, Beeevs, Shackleford, Starr Webb, Winkler, Jackson, Clay, Milum, Robertson, Shelby, Wharton Galveston, Klebsrg, Kennedy, Jackson, Calhoun and Nueces. House Approves Veterans 7 Fund WASHINGTON, March 5.—OT— A new $114,OOC|<03 administative found for the Veterans Administration was approved today by the house appropirations committee. It was the major item in a deficiency supply bill which also marries funds for the social security board, the agriculture department and the post office department. The extra money for VA, the committee said, is the minimum amount needed. By the end of the current fiscal year next June 30, the committee said, the administration will Oe responsible for an estimated 13,- Three-Power Plea Is Made To Spanish WASHINGTON, March 5— (AP) — Generalissimo Franco of Spain has served notice on the United States that he has no intention of leaving office junder Allied pressure. A state department official reported today that Franco, ap- Darently anticipating the Anglo-American-French declare lion against his government, set forth his stand in -a note received here 24 hours before fhe three-power statement was issued yesterday. VIGOROUS ASSERTIONS The note, containing assertions that Spain could run its own affairs without, outside intervention, was delivered nt the state department by Juan Francisco de Carde- nns. Spanish ambassador. The state .department official. who asked not to be identified, said he did not know whether similar notes had been delivered simultaneously in Paris or in London. American officials pinned their hopes today for overthrowing Spain's Franco government almost entirely on the possibility that the Spanisil army might force the generalissimo to yield to a caretaker regime. THREE-POWER PLEA The chance that any other group would be able to oust the Madrid, dictator and set up a new government as suggested in last night's 1 Sec FRANCE, Page 8 Hoover Will Make Survey of Food Needs in Europe WASHINGGTON, March 5.—(/P) —Former President.Herbert Hoover today accented an invitation by President Truman to go to Europe lo survey food needs of that continent. Mr. Hoover's acceptance was announced by Secretary of Agriculture Anderson following a breakfast discussion of the food situation, attended by the former chief executive., who carried out foreign relief programs in Europe after World War I. Anderson said Mr. Hoover will leave probably next week. It will be his objective to learn at first hand the actual needs of war- torn areas. The former president will take several persons with him, including Dr. F. F. Fitzgerald, food allocations officer of the agriculture department. The others are to be named by Hoover later. Anderson said it was probable that Hoover would go to France first. The secretary of agriculture said the government, in sending Hoover abroad, sought to ascertain whether (here is any "water" in statements of food relief requirements submitted by the various countries asking U. S. aid. The Hoover party plans to fly to Europe. Hoover's assignment followed last Friday's White House food confer- once at which Mr. Truman called in Hoover and other authorities on the subject to devise ways of getting 1 Americans to share their food with ihe less fortunate peoples of the world. Secretary Anderson nounced that advisory also an- committees of the food processing industries, food distributors, wholesalers and retailers, as well as hotels and restaurants will meet with him and other food officials Thursday on ways of saving foods. Anderson said the government io))es to announce late this week or early next a specific pattern of food •consumption for individuals, fam}- ies, hotels and other public eating places. THE WEATHER U. 8. WEATHER BURKA0 •-, :30 a.m. Today 31 6:31) a.m. _______ 32 7:30 n.m. _______ 31 8:30 a.m. ______ 31 9:30 a.m. _______ 31 0:30 a.m. ______ 32 1:30 u.m. ______ 34 2:30 p.m. _______ 3!) 1:30 p.m. _____ „ 46 (sterility's Max. 04 Min. 34 WEST TEXAS: (Hearing and «l>l Panhandle this gfUrnwa. luutly tmd fulcjcr vxvept ip iid South J'litiua t«night. air, warmer I'anlmtviHc uud SvnU) EAST TEXAS: CJwwJy wltfe *tw £ ',£ Ij «.$ &

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