Pampa Daily News from Pampa, Texas on June 26, 1947 · Page 1
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HOME, LET US NOT FORGET, IS WHERE LOTS;OF JUVENILES DON'T STAY AT NIGHT BECAUSE THEY ARE NOT MADE TO FEEL AT HOME THlftE. MORE THAN 262,000 WORKERS NU VOL4G, NO. 72 (16 Pages) PAMPA, TEXAS, THURSDAY, JUNE 26, 1947 Price 5 Cents AP Leased Wire U.S. Solidly Behind Marshall Plan FLOOD VICTIMS BROUGHT TO SAFETY—Swathed blankets, an aged woman flood victim Is carried through swirling- water and mud from rescue boat, right, which' took her from her water-bound home at Cambridge) Neb., after flood waters struck at the small Southern Nebraska town. Other victims are being removed from the speed boat which served as a rescue craft. Guided Missile Is Weapon of Future Wars-Nimiiz WASHINGTON— Fleet Ad- '' .tiiiral Chester W. Nimitz ''said today r ,the. United States must not assume it, is ths only nation capable of developing the guided missile into the Weapon of the future. He tossed but a plain hint that he was-referring to Russia. "We -must not forget that other riatipns have equal, if not greater, . access to the wealth of German information, equipment, facilities and trained technicians than we have," Nimitz said. "To assume that they will merely calalogue this information for future; reference and not exploit it vigorously is .fallacious and danger- bus." '-'•_.; ' Thp r admiral did not identify the uiatibns in his statement. prepared for a* Houss Armed Services Sub- comjnittD, but Russia has bsen the big rival of the United States in obtaining the help of arms experts from occupied Germany. "Failure to take adequate steps how to explore this new field of Veapons and their uses," Nimitz said, •••"would parallel pur relatively slow development of the airplane and our tardy appreciation of its potentialities as an instrument of war, ,It is evident that such failure can be most detrimental to national "security. "Ther3 Is no doubt if war comes again ' the nation leading in the gujdefd missile field will have an ini- Floods Roll Through Much of Texas Causing High Crop, Property Damage By The Associated Press Floods rolled through several sections of Texas today under clear skies after-causing-crop and property damage m two widely separated sections of West Texas. .....-.-. • . - .•• Levelland, in Hockley County, was flooded last night by four inches of rain less than'four hours. Streets were overrun'and'water poured into stoves on the courthouse square. Considerable crop damage was p« Europi Proposal for e Based Ow Self-Help WASHINGTON — IP — The world received assurances today, on the eve of thp critical Molotov-Bevin- Bfdault economic conference, that the American government is solidly behin'd Secretary of State Marshall's proposals for European recovery based on self-help. Diplomatic officials were concerned for a brief period late yesterday that the Paris conference might be considerably upset by some evidence to the contrary due to comments on the Marshall plan by Secretary of the Treasury Snyder. Snydcr himself, however, cleared away this concern by (1) in effect endorsing the recovery proposal and (2) declaring that his earlier statements "should be nowise interpreted as disagreeing in any respect with the comments made by Secretary Marshall at Harvard." Marshall first launched his proposal in a speech at Harvard Uni- LIONS TO INSTALL OFFICERS Clarence Kennedy (left) owner and operator of the Kennedy Distributing Company, recently elected president of the Pampa Lions Club, will be installed at a special Installation Banquet, to be held In the First Methodist Church Basement, beginning; at 7:30 tonight. Kennedy has been a member of the Pampa Lions Club for 12 years, and for the past several months has served in the questionable capacity of Tailtwister Ralph Handle (right). Panhandle, past governor of Lion District 2-T, will deliver the main address and conduct the installation ceremonies. HST Vetoes Wool Price Support Bill versity June 5. The possibility of an apparent conflict between the two members of President Truman's cabinet most concerned with foreign financing was regarded here as a potential threat to any real progress in the Paris meeting. The great issue there is Russian cooperation in a joint European recovery program. Diplomatic authorities say the real appeal of Europe to the Marshall devise some plan for program tial perhaps decisive super-. • Nirnitz' testimony was-prepared to urge* the immediate construction of a missile test center and sea range at Point Mugu, California. "Unless, construction of a sea "range such as Point Mugu is begun ia$ once," he declared, "bur development; progr&m for guided missiles will be seriously retarded for lack pf suitable test facilities. It is of the \\tmost importance ' that the dc- vejopjnent program be kept moving."" .'.'•. Curloy Ordered lo Serve Sentence WASHINGTON— f/P) — Judge M, Proctor refused today to suspend,, Boston Mayor James M. Curley's. mail fraud sentence and ordered, that Ourjpy begin-serving the ?jx.-tp, 18 months in prison im***— J1 — tolw 7Sh"year-old mayor, who asked .suspension o» grounds of ill rose from his spat and cried aVe sentencing me to die." .4nt)y, the Judge refused to Ourley even a few days to sproe pending city matters. 1J Purley can tak,e UP such that'"with his keepers." - u, S. courtroom hear- r was fcafcen by the to his office far nature before he is ac- in % jafi ceil, Kjeen determined, where lu? sentence. That A> * * * Near Record Flood Hits Des Homes DES MOINES— (/P) —The Des Moinea river tore « gaping hole in a. mile-long levee protecting a 25- blork residential section today anil flood waters swirled through it without hindrance. The break came little more than an hour before a twin flood-crest from two surging rivers came together at the streams' confluence near the. heart of the city. The weather bureau said a record flood crest of 20.92 was reached at the Scott Street Junction at 7:15 a.m. (GST) and would paps downstream toward Red Bock, Eddyville. Attumwa and Kepsauqua—each of which has been flooded out twice this month and now face a third onslaught. The 20.92 reading broke the former alltime high of 18.7 established 13 days ago at Scott Street. The weather bureau said it became apparent that the rest was reached after both-the Des Moines and the Raccoon held steady for several hours and then slowly started falling. The Iowa Power a^id Light Company said, however, it had been unable to locate a break in that location or elsewhere, With 1,800 persons driven from their homes by high water, only two men were reported unaccounted for. James Armstrong, 52, and his son- in-law, Clare ivtcNeal, 29, were missing nfter a bull cart in which they set out with a companion to rescue their flood-marooned wives ih a farm house was swept off the road by rushing waters, • • reported in the immediate vicinity. Upton County ranchmen were still counting livestock losses from a sensational flash flood that hit Rankin and vicinity Tuesday night after a cloudburst that dumped an estimated nine to 15 inches of rain in five hours. . Kanch operators estimated that at least 1,000 sheep were lost in flooded draws and lowlands. Three Rankin firemen were thrown, into swirling flood waters when their boat overturned as they went to the rescue of the F. W. Welling family marooned in their home by an overflowing draw. The firemen, Chief Bob Schlagal, C. G. Taylor and Henderson Scharbor- ough, clung to treetops for three hours before they were rescued. Santa Fe tracks were washed out at Flat Rock Draw, five miles east of Rankin, cutting off service to Presidio. Flood crests rolling down the Lower Rio Grande after heavy rains in its watershed earlier this week were sopped up partially by thirsty irrigation canals. The river's stage at Laredo this morning was five feet and the stream was falling. Water district officials at Rio Grande City said yesterday that by the time the latest crest passes, most irrigation needs will have been filled. The crest of the Trinity River, flooded by heavy rains in the Dai- See FLOODS, Page 6 making more effective use of its own resources for economic recovery is the prospect held out to them of American help in financing such a program until Europe is really jon its feet again. Some European leaders are said to be concerned over how far Congress will go to authorize such assistance, See PROPOSAL, Page 6 Nolotov Arrives In France for Plan Discussion PARIS—(^P) — Soviet Foreign Minister V. M, Molotov arrived here by plane today for conferences with the British and French foreign min. isters on the American aid-Europe program. He was accompanied by Alexander E. Bogomolov, the Russian ambassador to France, who had been vis- Wed by #».„,. the prisojn bureau,. Daylight Raid Is Made on Parked Car Daylight car strippers yesterday ransacked the mud trapped car of I. E, Landers. Phillips, between the hours of 8 a. m. and 3 p. m. about' five miles south of Pampa. Landers was caught in the mud just off the Clarendon Highway and locked his green. 1939 Ford tudor sedan then started for Pampa. When he returned to the car. he found the side windows broken and over $100 in articles taken from the car. Among items taken were: a red portable Motorola radio valued at $45; an 8 by 10 soft fabric traveling bag with a zipper top; a pilot kit bag; one Schick electric razor; one small N,avy first aid kit, colored red! and two, bopks from the Hutchinson County Library, Chief peputy Sheriff Jeff Guthrie reported this morning that th.e entire car hafl been checked for the sheriff's department would be by any persons wo may have noticed someon? working around the green jiar b^ween the hPWs of 9 m, and. g p. m., Wednesday. Guth' * ypn? Wjjp Bjay hayje ' >, report }f edfetett, Dallas Man Executed A! Slate Penitentiary HUNTSVIljLE—UP) — A 37-year- old Dallas Negro, Charlie Allen, died in the electric chair at the State Penitentiary here early today one month after his brother, Oscar, was executed. . Allen, convicted-of murder in a liquor store robbery, was pronounced dead at 12:13 a. m., five minutes after being placed in the chair. • In his final statement to Warden A. O. Turner, Allen said, "I want you all to know I have no ill feeling toward anyone, I am ready to go to my Maker, I am a Christian and I am not afraid, to die." He was sentenced, from iDallas County Nov. 85, 19*6, and was originally scheduled to be electrocuted May 27 but Imd been given a 30- day stay. iting in Moscow. French Foreign Minister Georges Bidault met them at Le Bourget Air Field. British Foreign Secretary Ernest Bevin was expected later in the day. Molotov was slated to sit down tomorrow with British Foreign Secretary Ernest Bevin and French Foreign Minister Georges Bidault for ft confab on Secretary of Slate George C. Marshall's proposal that future American cash help to Europe should be based on a continent-wide economic • recovery plan drawn up by Europeans. ' British and French sources took it as an encouraging sign that the Soviet Union had agreed to talk about the Marshall idea, . even though the Communist Party newspaper in Moscow commented sourly on it yesterday, chilling some of the .previous optimism. Two plane loads of Russian secretaries and minor oficials arrived yesterday in readiness for tomorrow's conference, which will be held in the Clock Room at Qua D'Orsay, where the peace treaties with five See MOI,OTOV, Page 6 WASHINGTON— (/!>> —Presidcn Truman today vetoed the wool pric support bill because he said it wouli have "an adverse effect on our in ternational relations." The measure would have continue: government prices on wool at pres ent levels and authorized the Presi dent to boost traiffs or restrict im ports if foreign wool or wool pro ducts pushed down domestic prices "The enactment of a law pro vidlhg for additional barriers to th< importation of wool at the very moment when this government i taking the leadership in a United Nations conference at Geneva" to reduce trade barriers "would be a tragic mistake," Mr. Truman said He added in a message to Congress : "It would be a blow to our leadership in world affairs, "It would be interpreted arounc the world as a first step on tha same road to economic isolationlsn down which we and other countries traveled after the first World Wa with such disastrous consequences. "I cannot approve such an action.' The veto was the third major one this congressional session. Ho previously had vetoed a tax reduction bill and the Taft-Hartley labor bill. The House upheld the tax bill veto but both the Senate and House overrode the labor bill veto, making it law. The wool price veto message was sent 'to the Senate, which will get the first opportunity to decide or upholding or overriding the President. A two-thirds vote in both Houses is required to set aside a veto. Mr. Truman declared that American wool growers are entitled to price support and called on Congress to act promptly on a new bil "consistent with our international responsibilities and the interest ol our ecenomy as a whole." He said that the original Senate bill was satisfactory to him but he See WOOL BILL, Page 6 Postmaster Nominees' Names Are Withdrawn WASHINGTON— (ff) — President Truman today withdrew the names of 103 persons nominated during the present session of Congress for post- masterships in various parts of the country. The White House explained that because of declining receipts in these offices the postmasterships involved are all being reduced to fourth class status July 1. Postmasters of the fourth class offices are not Presidential qppointees. The nominations involve 32 states and Puerto Rico. Many of the appointees are women. Names of the nominees were not given in the White House announce- j ment. Assistant Chief Air Force Appeals For Arms Plan WASHINGTON— (/P) —Lt. Gen. Hoyt S. Vandenberg said today the United States plans to supply other American nations with aircraft if Congress approves plans for standardizing arms in the Western Hemisphere. The deputy commanding general of the Army Air Forces appeared before the House Foreign Affairs Committee in support of legislation to authorize the program. He mads clear it was contemplated that other American nations would pay for some, if not all, of the planes they got, although this point was developed in detail. Vandanbcrg said that furnishing the planes would accomplish two ends: 1. Keep the American aircraft industry "healthy." 2. Coordinate ^the Americas' aerial defenses ngainst attack. In response to questions, he said that the United States "with the increase in range and increase in -speed of planes ... is liable to attack from almost any direction— from the north and from botl flanks on the south." He was asked about plans for de velopment of a network of air basei stretching from the Arctic to the southern end of South America a u part of the hemispheric defense program. Vandenberg said that "we would much prefer to have the bases built and operated by the other countries but equipped so that we could use them if we went to succor othci countries." Asked my Eep. Jackou (B-Calif) "what types of aircraft it is contemplated that we furnish South America," ' Vandenberg replied "fighters, medium bombers as well as transports." Some South American countrie are now buying planes from the United States but in such small quanities that the price is prohibitive, the Army officer went on. He said that the program would enable the United States to keep its See AIR FORCE, Page 6 Stoppages Present in Coal Mines, Shipyards By The Associated Press Work stoppages in the nation's coal fields in protest against the new labor bill and a strike at 10 East Coast shipyards in a dispute over wages boosted to more than 262,000 the number made idle today. Curtailed opcartions in steel mills and railroads and other coal-using industries resulted in layoffs of an imestimatcd number of workers. More than half of the] country's 400,000 soft coal miners—an estimated 222,000—wore away from their jobs, most of them in protest against the Hartley-Taft labor law. Others said they were jumping the gun on the 10-day mine vacation which starts at midnight Friday. More than 40.000 renalr and construction workers in 10 East Coast shipyards, nine of them owned by the Bethlehem Steel Company, \vcnt on strike today, halting work on more than 60 vessels. The walkout at the Bethlehem yards started at 12:01 a. m. (EST) Thursday while the strike against the tenth yard, the Atlantic- Basin Iron Works in Brooklyn, started at 5 a. m. (EST). The stoppages resulted from a deadlock on contract negotiations between the companies and the CIO industrial union of marine and shipbuilding workers. The union had demanded a wage increase of 13 cents an hour, six paid holidays a year and three weeks' vacation af'er 20 years. The strike against the Bethlehem Company affects workers in the New York port area at two yards in Brooklyn, oite in Staten Island one in Houoken, N. J., and at yards in Quincy. Mass., East Boston. Mass.. Baltimore and Sparrows Point, Md. I Employees of the Atlantic Basin Iron Works in Brooklyn Joined the strike later today. There were 64.200 miners idle in Pennsylvania and all of Alabama's 20,000 miners were away from their jobs. The number not working in 000 in Kentucky; 18.000 in Illinois; in Virginia; 10.933 in Ohio; 6.721 in Indiana; 5,000 in Tennessee; 2.noo in Utah, and 184 In Colorado. Most of them were members of the /.FL-Unlled Mine Workers. The spreading work stoppage among coal miners held the attention of officials in Washington, Rep. Hartley (R-NJ). co-author of the new labor law. termed John L. Lewis, UMW president a "rebellious and mutinous citizen." Hartley, asserting that "otlier leaders of organized labor are showing signs of that same rebellions activity," proposed adding a new section to the labor act to deal with Lewis and the "challenge" of other union leaders. With the government due to surt render control of the mines on June 30, Rep. Landis (R-Ind). second In command on the House labor committee, said he believes the soft coal operators should "give in" to some of Lewis' contract demands, removing the threat of strike. The miners are due to return to work July 8 after their 10-day vacation. In other labor developments the ClO-United Auto Workers In Detroit summoned its executive board to a meeting Tuesday to decide on a policy in the strike of Ford foremen. In St. Louis. Mayor Aloys P. Kaufman said he would urge the Missouri state legislature to reconvene and pass legislation to restore the city's transportation, which has been paralyzed for two weeks by a strike, A similar strike in Oakland. Calif., was in its third week with no immediate indications of settlement. Meat packing operations at Omaha's Union Stockyards were other coal producing states included curtailed by a continued strike of nearly 49,000 in West Virginia; 35,- 425 CIO livestock handlers. Today Second Anniversary of World Charter Signing at San Francisco LAKE SUCCESS— (ff)— The world's top-flight political leaders joined today in sounding grim warnings that the United Nations still laced a difficult and uncertain road ahead on this second anniversary of the world charter signing at San Francisco. The warnings were voiced in recorded Charter Day messages broadcast to the world by President Truman, Prime Minister Attlee of Britain, Premier Ramadier of Prance, President Chiang Kai-shek of China and Deputy Foreign Minister Andrei A. Gromyko of the Soviet Union. At the same time each of the representatives of the five big: powers r-xpressed conviction that the United Nations would .succeed and pledged the world organization the full support of their governments. Publication Law Ruled Mandatory AUSTIN—(/P)—A state law requir- ng publication of a commissioners' ourt order establishing or changing ilection precincts is mandatory, the ttorney general held today. The opinion was sought by Coun- y Attorney Royce Whitten of Pars, Lamar County. Former Boxing Champ Killed in Plane Crash by, about 37, former state heavy—., r .„. .„„ „„,. ,.,__ v , ,„ weight boxing champion of Texas, fingerprints, but 'none were found. was *»&<* today when a plane he Qnly cUi?§ thftt can b*, furnished -* as Piloting crashed in a, pasture near Era, 15 miles southwest of here. Ownby hacj retired from the ring 14 was operating a dry cleaning pjajit here. ^ Scouts Ready for Final Camping Week The final week of camping at 'Camp Kf-O-Wah, summer camp for Boy Scouts of the Adobe Walls Area Council, located at Lake Marvin, least of Canadian, has 115 scouts registered from troops from Pampa, Borger, and Bunavista. Camping officially ends July 4. Scouts from troops 4, 16, 20, 27, •and 80 of Pampa, troops 2, 5, and 95 of Borger, and scouts from troop 3. of Buenavlsta are in attendance at the camp. During the past week the camp was visited by W. B. Weatherred, president of the Adobe Walls Council, Farrls O. Oden, Gray District chairman, and Huelyn Laycock, council commissioner. The camp was also inspected during tto past week by the camping committee of Llano Estacado Coun£U of An\arilio, J. $. Spann, chairman, ana by W. J. Hiatt, scout exe- President Truman, declaring that the U. M. so far "has gone forward in an atmosphere of disturbance and uncertainty," said the government and people of the United States were aware that realization of the organization's objectives "is not easy." "They know that is a continuing task," he said. "They will not be discouraged by temporary setbacks or delays. The enterprise which was launched at San Francisco two years .ago is the hope of the world for lasting peace.'• The President warned that "the effectiveness of the United Nations depends upon the member state meeting all their obligations" am added: "The member states are not onl; bound by the charter, jointly anc severally, to execute the decision of the organization; they are bouiv to conduct their day to "day foreigi relations in accordance with tto principles of freedom and justici prescribed by the charter.' He concluded with a declaratiot that the United States would do iL part to uphold che ideals of the U. N. "I renew the pledge of our utmos effort to ensure the success of the United Nations," he .said. Gromyko participated in the broadcasts in place of Premier Stalin who declined an invitation to take part. The Soviet Deputy Foreign Minister said he would make no attempt to evaluate the past work of the U. N. because this "wouk make it necessary to us to speak not only of its accomplishments but of its shortcomings as well.' r Good Neighbor Commission Retains Executive Regardless of Protests by Senate Members AUSTIN— (fPi— If the Senate's passage of the Good Neighbor Commission bill was made contingent on a "deal" under which the agency's nationally-known executive secretary was to be fired, the present Commission has refused to be a party to it. This became evident today following a three-hour closed session of the Commission, at which it retained Mrs. Pauline Kibbe as executive secretary. She recently was awarded the Saturday Review of Literature's Anisfield Wolf prize for the best non-fiction book of 1946 in the field of race relations. It was a frank discussion of such touchy topics as "human exploitation" of Latin Americans, employment practices and unfair various . . cutive tor the pouncil. Is to be used as a scout camp for scouts of the I'Uw area upon the closJUig of the camp for §cpute of the Adobe Wails forms of racial discrimination. Mrs. Kibee has been executive secretary of the commission named in 1!H3 to promote better relations between Texans of Latin American and Anglo American extraction since Us organization. Chairman Robert B. Smith of the commission, acting as spokesman ter the long secret session during Mrs. Kibee was excluded f or nubre than two hours, denied there had been an agreement under which Senators who opposed, re-election. " " commission withdrew their upon ft promise that the questions about the rumored senatorial deal He admitted that lie had promised members of the Legislature that the commission would investigate their objections to Mrs. Kibbe's policies. The only such objection he mentioned was one to the effect that she had shown "lack of diplomacy in approaching problems on local levels," adding: "But I want to emphasize we have not verified that.'' Smith ajso emphasized that the terms of all nine members of the commission expire Aug. 31 under the terms of the bill continuing the agency's life, passed by the resent session of the Legislature. Thus, is view of yesterday's action it bepsme> Mfenolti «lwt the (tag) point the present membership, or name new members. Several members of the commission said privately after the meeting that they did not know whether or not they would be reappointed. The bill giving the commission statutory powers to promote goodwill between the races was passed unanimously by the House late in the session. Then it ran into a senatorial snag. After Smith came tc Austin to confer with members of the Senate and Gov. Jester, who had said that failure to enact the measure would constitute a- direct slap at Mexico, opposition to the measure faded out. Soon atfer that, reports became current here that the opposition was withdrawn on condition that Mrs. Kibbe would be discharged. Capitol correspondents had been given this information In confidence, an/i the story aid not begin to leak out until yesterday's corn See Rules for Horse Show Are Listed R. J. Bradley, president of the National Quarter Horse Association, announced this morning the classes and premiums for the National Quarter Horse Show to be held in connection with the Top o' Texas Rodeo. August 8-9. to be as follows: At-Halter Show Classes Class No. 1—Fillies foaled in 1946, racing type; awards, ribbons from first through fifth places. Class No. 2—Horse colts foaled in 1946, racing type; awards, ribbons through fifth places. Class No. 3—Fillies foaled in 1046. ranch type; awards, ribbons from first through fifth places. • Class No. 4—-Howe colts foaled in 1946 ranch type; awards, ribbons from first through fifth place. Class No. 5—Grand Champion yearling of show, and reserve champion racing type, silver plaques. Class No. 6—Grand champion yearling of show, and reserve champion ranch type, silver plaques, Once entered, no "switching" between types will be permitted. Exhibitors must decide for themselves which type they wish to group each of their entries. Performance Classes Special Note: All quarter horses entering the National division of the Top o' Texas Quarter Horse Show, if foaled in 1945 or before, must show in performance groups, under saddle; therefore, as conformation will earn only a maximum of 25 percent for any entry, no distinction is made between ranch and, racing types, but each type will be judged impartially as to its possible conformation points. Judging will be done on the following basis; Horses will be ridden into the ring, will walk in a circle "or a few minutes, then trot and See HORSE SHOW, Page 6 THE WEATHER U. S. WEATHER BUREAU 5;30 a.m. today 6H| 6:30 a.m 661 7:30 a.iu 7l[ S;30 a.m. 9:30 a.m. 10:30 a.m. 11:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m. WEST TEXAS: Partly v, v ««light «na Friday. A few wHel^i ered afternoon Uiundershowlw ?anlwndle. s.putb Plains and tnm ?ecos Valley eastward. N«i irnnorh eroperatwe chftnges. "«*«»« BA§T -THXA§t, Partly grht ftiuj Frtslfty. A ' er-e^^ aftsrowiv tl>

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