Pampa Daily News from Pampa, Texas on March 8, 1946 · Page 1
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ittr JUST (SET EIGHT HOURS SLEEP, EIGHT HOURS OP Pitt AHB EiehiiptffiS OF WORK AMD YOU WON'T HAVE ANY TIME LEFT FOR WORRY. President Credited With Delaying Withdrawal of Pauley *s Nomination California Oil Man Will 'Slay In the Fight' I a WASHINGTON, Mar. 8 (AP) •—President Truman was credited by members of the'senate naval comrrlitree today with having stepped in to delay a Wove for withdrawal of Edwin W. Pauley's nomination as un- dersecrera/y of the navy. Two senators who declined use of their names said there had been an exchange of let- ers between the President and Pduley./ They said this upset an agreement for the California oij' man to quit tomorrow his fiaht for confirmation. LETTER TO PAULEY l?aul«y' himself, however, told the committee he intended to stay in the 'fight, asserting "no real man quits under fire—no honest man, withdraws when he knows he is right."In the letter to Mr. Truman was reported to have sent Pauley, the President was represented as having asked for a delay in any move to Withdraw. NEWS CONFERENCE When' asked about the nomination at his news conference today, President Truman remihded reporters that he had made four statements already to news conferences on that subject.' The President I6ld his last news 'conference that /he was backing Pauley all the way. Senators in a position, to know had said earlier that Pauley agreed yesterday to ask.)Mr. Truman to withdraw the nomination providing the naval committee made a statement praising his .action and upholding his integrity. In his statement to the committee today, P.aulcy asserted flatly that at no time -had he ever suggested to Ickes that^California oil men would contribute to the democrats if Ickes CARDINAL ILL would "lay off" suit. the Tidelands oil This vras in direct contradiction-to the testimony of Ickes, iformer secretary ,<of interior, thatiPauley had told him in 1944 that $300,000 could be .raised from oil men if a govern- ment'suit to obtain title/to Tidelands oil areas ,\vas not pressed. •Psuley made his statement to the senate naval commitpee, which is considering his nomination as un- vy, and linked e'ferise of his- record. He asserted jiils jdetermina- * tion is "stronger than ever" to carry on the fight for confirmation. "For five weeks ? have taken the jnost vicious .punching a man can Sec PAULEY FIGHT, Page 4 Two Bright Spots Seen in Texas Labor Picture By The Associated Press There are two bright spots today in. Texas' ,iabor difficulties. The Reefi Roller Bit company and the Unitejj Steel Workers of America , (CIO) meet this afternoon in an effor^'to settle the strike of 1400 * CIO steplworkers at the Reed plant. The strike at Reed and that at the Hughes Tool company have been the two ^torm centers in the Houston steclworkers :- management controversy which s'tJU affects six plants after seven Reeks', Both executives ,'of the Southern Pacific lines in Texas and Louisiana and representatives of Brotherhoods of Engineers and'Trainmen employed by the Southern Pacific report ''highly satisfactory progress" after meeting all day yesterday to negotiate more than 300 grievance cases. Meanwhile,in the far western part ;-.,of the state,walkouts have idled 1,." 050 workers/in E! Paso. gjtX hundred. • workers left their jobs at the phelps Dodge electrolytic refinery M^rch 4 and 550 walked put Feb. ,25 at the American Smelting and/ Refining Co. smelter in Strikes sailed by the International Union *bf Miles, Mill and Smelter Worker? (CJO). „., Union representatives said the (Spikes were for a $8 a day wage "increase and, company-wide collective bargaining. ^ 4-H Girls To Have AchievemenlDay John Cardinal Glennon DUBLIN, March 8.—(.*')—John Ca illnal Glennon has fa'cn into a semi-comatose state and "any-/ tiling can be expected," his secretary, Monsignor John P. Cody, said today. . Msgr. Cody, chancellor of the St. Louis diocese, said the cardinal's condition "is not so good this evening as earlier" in the day when it was announced he had developed uremia, and exhibited mental confusion. "His condition Is not satisfactory," Cody said. "There is nothing urgent as far as we can see but anything can be expected." Ssp made to 4-lf club girls during the pa,st year will ftQ presented during Achievement Say* te be he}4 IQ a.iii./tom.onw in the fitf lce of the agent, Ml§§ Madrid Makes Fresh Charge Against U. S. LONDON, March 8.—(/P)—The Madrid radio, continuing 1 its counter-offensive against the anti- Franco campaign abroad, declared that the United States, Britain and France today are inciting another civil war in Spain. "These governments which so generously express their hope for Spain may not again be subjected to the horrors of civil war implicitly incite us to civil strife by' their note which craftily provokes this warfare by deceptions for which there is no place in Spain," the radio, quoting the Madrid newspaper ABC, said last night. "It is not we, but a million dead xxx who raise an impassable barrier, against the handing- •.-pyer-^of- power to the Judases and Cains whose only methods are treason and slander." The note referred to was • a tri- power condemnation of the regime of Generalissimo Francisco Franco, who yesterday attacked Russia in an impromptu speech in Madrid and commented that "the causes which had been reasons of the civil 'war must disappear for always." Last night's broadcast said the Lhree nations were "doing exactly the contrary of what they proclaim is their purpose" in the note, which the radio commented contained two points "that have filled the measure of our stupor"—an assertion that the Allied powers had no intention of interfering in Spain's internal affairs and the hope that there would not be another civil war. FACTJNDING BOARD NAMED Truman ConfidentRussia Will Cooperate UNO Will Not Be Allowed to ColIapse--HST WASHINGTON, March 8— (AP)—President Truman vigorously asserted at his news conference today that the United Nations Organization would not be allowed to collapse, and expressed confidence that Soviet Russia will go along with the organization's work. The President's comment was prompted by questions about what might happen if Russia declines to comply with the United States request for the immediate withdrawal of Soviet troops from Iran. RUSSIAN REFUSAL That situation, Mr. Truman said, will be handled when it comes up. A reporter then suggested that a Russian refusal might mean a collapse of the world peace agency. The President disagreed strongly, asserting that the UNO would not be allowed to collapse. Official Washington anxiously waited Moscow's reply to this country's request for immediate withdrawal of Russian troops from Iran. EFFECT OF RELATIONS Some officials believe that reply may go far toward determining whether American-Russian relations improve or continue to worsen. There was no indication when it would arrive from Moscow. Nikolai V. Novikov, charge d'affairs •of the Russian-embassy, made his See RED SITUATION, Page 4 Local Bands in Concert Tonight Bands of all Pampa public schools will be featured in a concert at the Junior high auditorium tonight at 8 o'clock, marking the close of the two-day band clinic held here. Taking part in tonight's concert will be the combined elementary school bands under the direction of Charles Meech, the Junior high band, directed by Orlarjd Butler and the high school band, with Ray Robbins directing. Frederick W, Westphal, director of the Texas State College for Women band, has been conducting the clinic here. Westphal will direct several of the numbers on tonight's program. Admission prices will be 35 cents for adults and nine cents for students. The admission is being iharged to help finance the clinic. itff 1 8HS Qf the '^WW WffitfQnx girls and fheU' mothers to 1 attend. Fowteea presented Brownie Scouts Will • i. • Hold Bevel Tomorrow About 160 Brownies are to particl* pate in the second annual Brownie revel to be held from 2-4 p. m. tomorrow at lh,$ Junior high school gymnasium. • Eleven troops will present skits, songs, gamps' 1 91' dramatisations. Juliette Low contributions from each Brownie troop will be presented at ibis time in memory of the founder of the Crirl Scouts in America. Pun<js are for 'the advancement of Girl Sequttng. Trpop leaders are in charge of the More Concern Is Being Shown Over Long GN Strike WASHINGTON, March 8.—(/!')— Congress and the labor department showed increasing concern today over the stubbornly lengthening General Motors strike. The Washington developments: 1. Proposals for a full-dress senate investigation into the causes of labor disputes—including the one at General Motors—moved a notch closer to a senate vote. Senator Morse (R-Ore), one of the sponsors of the proposal, predicted in an interview that the senate will authorize its committee on education and labor to make such an inquiry. ' 2. Some sort of new government action toward settling the General Motors strike was hinted by Secretary of Labor Schwellenbach. Schwellenbach, who is studying the written record of the recent proposals, counter-proposals, and bitter name-calling between the corporation and the CIO United Auto Workers union told reporters he expected to "come to a conclusion" today as to what ought to be done. He didn't say when he would announce his conclusion. Nor would he speculate as to what it might be, The documents he was poring over were brought to him yesterday by James F. Dewey, whom Schwellenbach sent to Detroit last month as a special mediator in the dispute that has made 175,000 workers idle since Nov. 21 and prevented the manufacture of all General Motors autos. One possible step that Schwellenbach. could take would be to invite Uio-,.dJgi}uUng parWes to Washington. TKe Detroit -city council has formally asked the White House to intervene in the dispute. VOL. 43, No. 245 . (12 Pages) PAMPA, TEXAS, FRIDAY, "MARCH 8, 1946 AP Leased Wire Price 5 Cents International Monetary Meet Opens Today SAVANNAH, MarcK 8.— (M— Delegates io the international monetary conference opening here today will seek an early answer from Russia as to whether she intends to rejoin the orlginial Bret-ton Woods monetary team now or sit out this meeting as an observer. This was shown clearly on a tentative agenda as representatives of more than 40 nations converged on this old waterfront city to begin the job of transforming the projected international hank and monetary 'fund into working organizations. Only social preliminaries were or tap for today with a full dress plenary session rcpleVe with speech-making set for loinorrow. The showdown sessions will begin next week. The agenda,- still subject to conference approval, gave top billing to decisions on membership In the bank and fund to which $13.924,500,000 already has been subscribed by 35 nations. The two institutions will seek to promote international trade, build up weak nations, and iron out some of the kinks in the present system of foreign exchange. A membership committee would be charged directly with determining the nations able to participate. - The.::..au5VKr.;"giyea..,&&,$&§.,£$. representatives will definitely affect the course of the conference. As now set up, India is included in the financial "Big Five." These are the nations contributing the largest amounts to the fund and bank and as such they will be accorded permanent seats on the 12- man executive boards of the two institutions. The other seven seats in each group are elective. 'Doc* Late for Engagement With Stork-Sailor Becomes Stand-in SEATTLE, March 8— (If) —"It's a girl," a message from the tanker Puente Hills told the coast guard today, while a cutter with a doctor aboard was searching the prc-dawn blackness of the North Pacific for ah engagement with (he stork. Pharmacist's Mate Jerry C. Bradbury of Cleburnc, Texas, fortified by radio instructions from a. coast guard medical officer, delivered the baby, weighing 7 pounds 4 ounces,, to a woman rescued from a, distressed Russian tanker the message said. The coast guard picked up the report of the stork's arrival in a two-way radio conversation, the birth was unconfirmed otherwise. "Mother and baby doing fine," the report said. WELCOME HOME Servicemen returning to the states as reported by the Aassociatcd Press are the following Panhandle men: Sgt. I/ouic C. Vaughan, Pampii, due at New York March 0. On the Marine Adder, due at So it- tie, March 5; T/5, Harold L. Harvey, Hereford; T/'4 JSverette S. Herring, Wellington; :Capt. John A. Hayden and T/4 W. T. JSlza, Amarillo. Admiral Eb'erle, clue at Seattle jVTarch 5: T/5 Linwood D. Harrison, Hereford; T/5 William C. Lyles, White Deer; Sgt. Donald L. Sayre, Spearman; Pfc. Luther N. Cunningham, McLean, and T/5 Melvyn G. Cobb, Amarillo. General Hersey, due at San Francisco March 3; Pfc. James N. Smith, Dumas; T/5 Cecil L. Shanks, Wellington; Opl. Warren V. Ritter, Childress; Pfc. Bruce F. Pfahl, 1st Lt, Charles C. Britton, Pfc. J. t W. Barnes, all of Amarillo; Pvt. Thomas W. Myles and T/4 Horace V. Cage, Lubbock. Churchill Renews Call For Stalwart Union Ruling Will Grant New Membership Rights to Foremen WASHINGTON, March 8.—VP)— A controversial new factor entered the industrial picture today with NLRB's approval of full union mem- toership for foremen. riP ri«mi of the national HOLIDAY LOS ANGELES, March 8.—</!>>— Mrs. John A. Goodwin, reference librarian for 23 years at the University of California at Los Angeles, has retired. What's she going to do now? „ , 'Catch up on my reading! she announced. immediate repercussions. Bituminous coal operators said it made them except a prolonged battle with John L. Lewis in coming contract negotiations. The board ruled late yesterday that supervisory employes are free to join Lewis' united clerical, technical and supervisory union and to be eligible for collcciive bargaining under the Wagner labor relations act. By past interpretations of the act, supervisors have been considered a xirt of management not to be in- iluded in a production workers' union whose members they supervise. Lewis' United Mine workers staged a brief strike last October over the ssuc, but put off the showdown the next; contract negotiations. These begin here next Tuesday. Edward R. Burke, president of the jouthern Coal Producers association ind leader of the operator opposi- ion to bargaining with a foremen's union, suid the NLRB decision was "very bad" and would be fought by "every resource" of the industry. He added that he could see "rather a lengthy argument" on the issue. At Pittsburgh, John A. McAlpinc president of the supervisory union said without amplification, "peace in the coal industry now lies entirely up to the operators." RICHMOND, Vn., March 8—(/I')— Winston Churchill again called upon the people of his homeland and of the United States today to stand together "indefense of those causes we hold dear." VIRGINIA LEGISLATURE Here in the birthplace of a country which rebelled against England's rule, the war time British prime minister told a joint session of the Virginia legislature that "above all, among the English- speaking peoples, there must be the union of hearts based upon convictions and common ideals." Not once in his prepared address -did >: he mention, either Russia, or. communism. Nor did he refer directly to his appeal in Fulton, Mo., only three days ago, for creation of a strong Anglo-American military alliance. BEARER OF MESSAGE Yet, indirectly, this was the theme of his address to Virginia's lawmakers. "In these last years of my life," Churchill said, "there is a message of which L conceive myself to be a bearer. "It is," he said, "that we should stand together. "We should stand together in malice to none, in greed for nothing, but in defense of those causes which we hold dear not only for our own benefit, but because we believe they mean the honor and the happiness of long generations of men." MAJESTY ANU I'UACU Then he declared — even as he told congress in Britain's darkest hour during the wartime disasters Sec CHURC'IIILL SPEECH, Page 4 Railway Labor Act Expected To Halt Strike By JAMES MARLOW WASHINGTON, March 8 - -i/Pi— One of the bloodiest chapters in American labor history was that 01 thn railroads and their workers. But there's been no major railroad strike since 1926. Why will the railroad strike threatened for Monday almost surely not occur? Because of the railway labor net congress passed in 1926, and which has undergone a few changes since. A joint committee of representatives of the railroads and unions supported the bi!l which became the law. It sets up a. three-man national mediation board. The members, appointed by the President, serve three-year terms. The board handles disputes over wages and working conditions. It works like this: Say a union wants higher pay. It notifies the company. There can be no strike for the next 30 days, while company and union talk it over. If they can't agree, the union asks the mediation board to step in. If the board can't get the company and union to agree, it asks both sides to submit their case to a special arbitration board set up •to pass on this one-case. Neither side has to agree to submit its case to an arbitration board. But when both agree, both must accept the board's decision. Suppose a union refuses to submit its case to an arbitration See RAILWAY ACT, Page 4 Stratford, Perrin To Meet in Finals AUSTIN, March 8—W—Stratford beat Johnson City 33 to 31 with a rally in the last three minutes of play to advance to the finals in Class B of the state high schoo basketball tournament here today. Stratford'will meet Perrin tomorrow at 2:05 p. m. for the championship of Class B. Perrin defeated Maria 24 to 13 in the opening semi-final game. 394 SEEK COMPENSATION: NEW HIGH IN UNEMPLOYMENT CLAIMS FILED YESTERDAY WITH COMMISSION A new high in unemployment - • Hied with the. unemployment ,,-., w .j$eta» agency vas reached, ye?* terday with 491 persons contacting tjie offlpe in compa.Vis.on to, the 394 persons filing unemployment compensation claims J^p. weeks ago pemon,5(ration club, and past club council chairman. Mrs. Noel Dalton is c meeting which man of the refreshment committee tt*e Playing of ied to received three calls foj- men Uled with the agency- This number Ray Barnes, Former Publisher, On Visit Of the 8,3 new claimants 43 w§re said Port, manager ol the United. States $mp]Qyj]pient office, 4p,es not; eja|nis d.u,ring |ftg past, two from 0-1,0 a. m . at the justice ol- veterans, ?7 The m,e« vwe pvl the nence olfice Mrs, Smith will t»lk on 4-H TJxu.r&d,ay, 8n 4 »t Shamrock from achievement weefc wWoh is p. HI. at the chambev of mtfbfU* teMc the veterans are farming and drawing readjustment pay, Farnieys, who *W file claims only between the fivst and 2Q,(h of -each, month as aoJovdlng to law, accounted ior 34 of the claims. The county agent office reports that 13 wen huve cQiUrjicted theit office for farm work this mouth, while they have mand for workers with construction companies has fallen oil. All unemployment claim figures represent the four-county area covered by the local office, Gray, Carson, Roberts, and HempWU counties. Several were of Wheeler county. Wheeler county residents may save time, said port, if desired, by contacting the nearest Unemployment Service agency. Representatives are at McLean E.H. Grimes, 65, ol White Deer, Dies Funeral services will be held at 10 a. m. tomorrow from the First Presbyterian church at White Deer for E. Harland Grimes, 65, who died in a local hospital at 11:30 a. m. yesterday following an illness of two years. A charter member of the White Pipe for Sswer Project Delayed Full-time work on the main outfall line of the city's sewer reconstruction project may be temporarily delayed on account of the slow delivery of sewer pipe. City Engineer. Gcorye Thompson said toclny that pipe presses nt the manufacturing company's plant hud brokrn clown and some of the 18- i inch pipe may be delayed us much as three weeks. To date, 13 carloads nf ID-inrh pipe have been received. This is about 3,600 feet and approximately 11,000 feet of 18-inch pipe is required for the project. Approximately 2,000 feet of 12- inch pipe has been delivered as compared with an approximate requirement of 13.000 feet. The company has promised to deliver at least two carloads of 12- inch each day. The pipe is being purchased from the W. S. Dickej company of Texarkana. The ditch-digging: machine belonging to the Allred-Enix Construction company, contractors for the project, is expected to arrive Monday. Scheduled Halt Of Rail Men To Be Delayed WASHINGTON, March 8— ' (AP) — President Truman named a three-man fact-finding board today in the dispute threatening a nationwide railn. road strike. .He appointed Judge Leif Erickson of the Montana supreme court, Frank M. Swacker, New York lawyer, and Gordon S. Watkins, of the -economics department of the University of California, to inquire into the grievances of two railroad brotherhoods. 30 TO 60 DAYS The naming of the board autor matically under custom will defer for 30 to GO days a progressive walkout which the brotherhoods of locomotive engineers and railroad trainmen had scheduled to start Monday. Mr. Truman announced the appointment of the board at a new conference. STIUKES SETTLED He took the occasion also to note that wage questions in the rubber and telephone industries had been .settled, strictly on a- collective bargaining basis and in a manner satisfactory to both sides. This, Mr. Truman commented, was clone without any ballyhoo. Furthermore, the President said, See FACT-FINDING, Page 4 Housing Bill Is Expeded f o Fare Better in Senate Presbyterian, Mr. Grimes was also a member of the Modern Woodman lodge. He had been a resident of White Deer for the post 39 years, coining to Texas from Iowa. He is survived by his wife, two sons, T. M. of San Angelp ancl E. B. of Robstown. Also surviving arc two grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. Prod Reikfi of Blairslown, Iowa, and Mrs. Belle Craine of Keokuk, Iowa, brother William Grimes of White Deer. The body will lie in state at the home in White Deer from 6 p. m. today until time for funeral tomorrow. The casket will not be opened at the church. Services will be conducted by Dr. R. Thompson of Amariilo and Dr. Douglas Nelson of Pampa. Burial will be in Llano cemetery, Amarillo, under the direction of Duenkel- Carmichael funeral home. 4-H Club Leader To Speak Over Radio Guest speaker of the Texas A. & M. extension service, radio program 7:4.5 tomorrow morning over KPDN will be Mrs- 0- G. Smith, represen- ative of the Worthwhile Home Bids Open for AAF Surplus Properly Surplus property consisting pri- inurily of hardware and plumbing materials at the Pampa army aii 'field will be sold through bidding to the public. Bids must be sent to the PAAF office headquarters by 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 0, at which time they will be opened in the office of the contracting officer. Inspection of property may be made any weekday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. until March 18. Bids must be accompanied by a deposit or paymnt of 20 per cent of the bid. A list of the property available •may be secured at the chamber of commerce office. Flying Enthusiasts To Organize Club Local flying enthusiasts interested in forming an aviation, club, will meet 3:30 a.m. Tuduy 6:30 a.m. 7:30 a.m. - 31 8:30 a.m. 31 (,onlgh.t at The first meeting of the g»'ouj>. ma4e up of those actively interested WASHINGTON, March Senate democrats today gave President Truman's bob-tailed housing bill a fighting chance to regain some of the important ground it lost in the house. Majority Leader Barkley (KY) hinted administration strategy might bo a move to incorporate the legislation into a projected long-range housing program which already has bi-partisan backing in the senate. The now homes issue shifted over to the senate when the house passed a much-modified version of the administration bill yesterday by a vote of 357 to 24. The final draft was minus two na.ior provisions urged by Mr. Truman— price ceilings for existing; homos and a $600,000,000 subsidy fund to boost production of building mati'riiil.s. The fa to of the •ceilings proposal in the senate wu.s uncertain, but Ihpre was mud encouragement for subsidies. Barkley told reporters there bad been no democratic decision yet as to procedure on the whittlcd-dovro housing measure. He remarked, however, that the senate banking committee has about completed work on a long-range program. The senate bill is sponsored by Senators Wagner (D-NY), Ellender (D-La) and Taft (R-Ohio). Its major provisions include a plan for FHA insurance up to 95 peiv cent of construction costs of low- priced homes; continued federal aid for low-rent housing; aid to com- munir.ies rebuilding "blighted" areas, and loans for construction of farnj dwellings. The house-passed Patman bjU provides a $1,000,000,000 increase in authority for government agencies to insure home mortgages, price ceiling* on new houses, and contin^ ued -controls on use of building WW tcrials. -- ...•. GI/A1) TO OBLIGE FAYETTEVILLE, Ark., March 8. — (ypi— Dr. H. E. Lining managed to obtain materials for the con-' struclion of a new home, but encountered trouble getting the labor, He solved that problem by allow* ing workers to live in his old honie while they are building his home. THE WEATHER V. S. WBATHSB BUREAU

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