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NOWADAYS THE X-RAY CAN 'DETERMINE THE SIZE OF THE HUMAN HEART. IN OLDEN DAYS WE USED TO JUDGE BY THE AMOUNT OF THE CONTRIBUTION. Mblotov Reportedly Armed in Moscow 1 News Security Lid Very Tight PARIS—/P—Armed with what French sources said were up-to-the-minnutc instructions from Moscow, Soviet Foreign Minister V. M. Moiotov tardily joined'his British find'French collcagucs.in the aicT-to-Europe conference for a session of nearly three hows last night. What word he had to take to British Foreign Sccvo- tafy Ernest Bevin and French Foreign Minister Georges Bidault was not likely to leak out for a day or two in view of: the official lid on news of the sessions. But pessimism and bickering already had settled down upon the conference, and one source close to the chiefs of the French delegate said he already had gained the impression that the Russians were bent upon a course that would slowly strangle U. S. Secretary of State Marshall's program of U. S. aid to Europe if Europeans will cooperate among themselves. __ -L Brothers Make Identification of Amnesia Victim CANADIAN—(.Special!— Definite idehtity of the underwear clad amnesia victim, found late last week about 10 miles west of Canadian, was cstdblkihed last night by two broth- nrsy Herman and Noble Cox of Comanche, Texas, and a brother-in- law,. R. L. Hawkins, when they ar- rlvdd in Canadian around C p.m. The man, who gave Sheriff E. R. Cloyd his name as Virgil Ctox, at first related vague stories of working with r, harvest crew and.that he lived in Comnriche, Brownwood' and Coleman, Texas. As the temporary haze in Virgil Cox's mind, caused from thirst and fear of near death, began to clear, he told of leaving his brother-in- law's home Friday night a week ago and starting to hitch hike to Co- manchc. He was going from there to Perryton for the wheat harvest. Cox got as far as Miami where he met an "old man" who walked easterly with him towards Canadian to a point where the highway ran close to the Santa Pe Railroad tracks. Here the "old man" told Cox to follow the tracks to Canadian because that was the shorter route. Shortly afterwards Cox decided to head back toward the highway and lost his directions, winding up i?i the desolate and lonely hills. He stated that he wandered around for about two days and almost died from thirst causing him to "lose his head for a time." The second night he made Ills way to Bed Deer creek and was .later found hiding .in the bushes west of'Canadian on the Isaacs Ranch. He had been seen the dayhefore wandering around Canadian clad only in underwear and without shoes. He was unable to explain where he had lost them. Cox was held by Hemphill County authorities while they attempted to locate his'relatives. Cox, a middle aged man about 5 feet, 8 inches tall, and weighing about 150 pounds, recognized his brothers and brothcr-ln- • See AMNESIA, Page 8 Winners' Prize Cents AP Leased Wire VOL. 46, NO. 74 (32 Pages) PAMPA, TEXAS, SUNDAY. JUNE 29. 1947 gained the impression from talks with his delegation that Russian questions ut Friday's opening sessions were directed at bringing up the same old issues that stymied the foreign ministers council in Moscow. These questions arose before Moiotov had received the latest official comments from the Kremlin, however. After last night's session, which broke up at 8 p.m.. it was announced that the three ministers will meet aaain Monday. Various speculation said the ministers were taking the, Su.'.iday breather because of the Paris heat, because tiicy wanted time to study what already had been said, or because they were digging in for a long conference. The first shock of pessimism Saturday was the report that Bevin and Bidault had held their own private meeting before joining Moiotov. One informant said "the success of the conference is in doubt." Then French officials bitterly criticized Bevin, saying it was he who had demanded complete news blackout on the conference sessions. The French informant said he had sized up Russian strategy from his roundabout reports this way: Bring the United States directly into the various technical committees which the French and British have prtiposed to be organized to formulate a program in different fields. Bring UD within these committees political differences which already have divided East and West over Germany and the Ruhr. Local Communist parties could then make progress in Europe's continuing misery while the Marshall plan languished. The French informant gave this picture of the nrst meeting: Bi- Uault and Bevin made statements on how Europeans should take advantage of the Marshall offer through the special technical committees. Moiotov asked for details Sec MOLOTOV, Pago 8 At'STl.V— ol'i— Jim Thomas, 51- RFPRESENTATIVE — Vic Joyner, assistant Gray County Farm Agent, pictured above, ir, looking; over wheat that is ready for harvest on the John Urbanzick farm, south of Pampa, and wondering where Gray County farmers are going to get the needed 125 corn- bines, to cut the estimated 125,000 acres of wheat in the county. At an estimated average of 40 bushels per acre there is an expected harvest of 5,000,000 bushels. S|3c smartly styled tie clasps like the one-shown here, both practical and ornamental, will be given to the winners in each local Soap Box Perby rac§ by the Chevrolet Motor Division, co-sponsor of the race. They will be awarded to the first, second and third place winners in both classes A and B, These beautiful prizes will be of gold for jirst-place winners, silver for second' place, and bronze for third-place Pickets Take Part In Taft Wedding ST JOSEPH MICH.—(/P)—As a group of CIO pickets stood across the street from the church, Lloyd Bowers Taft, third son of Senator and Mrs. Robert Taft of Ohio, was married yesterday to Miss Virginia Stone. Despite earlier threats of mass -picketing, only 10 men and five women, members of a CIO electrical workers union and some of them employed by the Taft's host here, marched with placards from a union hall to the vicinity of the First Congregational Church shortly before the ceremony. On orders of a battery of 45 State Police, sheriff's deputies and city police from St. Joseph. Benton Harbor and other communities, the pickets steered away from the church itself and never gov c-jser than rdiag- onally across tnc su-eei from it. The pickets marched around a nearby square and up and down an alley twice, then returned to their headquarters. The signs read: "Taft obstructed housing." "congratulations to the bride anc groom." and "Senator Taft is a bad boy" ^ See new De Laval Magnetic Milk. 125 Combines Still Needed in County There is still .in immediate nccil for at least 125 combines to cut what is hoped to be the largest wheat crop in Gray County history, announced Ralph Thomas, Gray County agriculture agciVi, Saturday. He said, that at the present 50 percent of the wheat in the county is ready and that by the end of the week all of the v.-liea 1 ; should be ready far cut- tins. Thomas explained that there are approximately 125 combines now in use in the county. However, it will take, at a minimum, 125 more combines to cut the record-breaking crop, before it becomes ovei- ripe, or is los< due to heavy -winds, .rain, or hail, thai may come. An Associated Press bulletin from Dallas staled that the Wai- Assets Administration office at Grand Prairie has ordered 103 igloo type ammunition storage units converted by the Panics Ordnance plant, U miles cast of Amarillo, for whea't storage. The wheat-harvest in the Dumas area during the two-day period June 26-27 showed all fields running- at least 30 bushels an acic with some running as high as 40 to 50 bushels. Tests show the grain weighing 61 to 01 pounds per buhscl, reporter the Asosciat- ctl Press. White Deer Citizens to Vote on School Taxes Qualified voters of the White Deer Independent School District -•\vil RO to the polls on July 15, to decide whether the district will raise the maximum tax rate from 80 cents per $100 valuation to $1.25 per $100,' Announcement, of the coming elec- lion, called on the strength of a petition signed by required number of qualified voters, is made in today's issue of The News. The White Deer polling place, it was said, will be in the school board office. R. A. Thompson will bo in charge there. The Skellytown polling place will t-" in the Skellytown Grade School, Bert Castleberry will be election manager. Qualified voters are identilied as persons who rendered property this year foi' taxation. TWO INTOXICATIONS Two men were as&esed fines of $10 each oi\ charges of being intoxicated Saturday in Corporation Court by Judge Clifford Braly. The trial of one man, who pleaded not guilty on charges of reckless driv- Nearly Half-Million Miners Take Vacation By the Associated Press With an estimated 31-day national coal supply on hand, the nation's nearly half-million soft and hard coal miners began a momcntus vacation yesterday. The vacations were officially listed for only 10 days, taut these lac- tors clouded the coal production outlook: 1. The government is scheduled to return the seized mines to the owners July 1 but John L. Lewis has reached no agreement with the operators and his miners traditionally refuse to work without a contract. 2 Reports spread among the coal industry and mine union officials that the United States Steel Company and the Pittsburgh Consolidated Coal Company have recommended meeting Lewis' demands in full. 3 Aides of Secretary of Labor Schwellenbash reported he would try to bring Lewis and the operators together for negotiations Tuesday—the day after federal controls of the mines is ended. A United Mine Workers Un- ~ ~ ~wjf~ ~~ ' Pampa Masons to Lay Corner Stone Of New Building er now on display. Lewis Hdw. Adv. ing ,was set for July 2. 4. ion spokssman said in Washington that wages and hours alov.c wouldn't settle tlic miners' demands, that ''there are many other issues including some questions raised by tha new Taft-Hartley Act." As the miners started their vacations, thousands of workers in coal- dependent industries already had been laid off. Employers blamed the- situation oh wild cat coal strikes earlier in the week. A federal transportation official predicted railroad passenger traffic would be curtailed by government older if the miners do not go back ion July 8. The Carnegie -Illinois Steel Corp.. 'top producer of U. S. Steel, fui- loughcd 10,000 workers in the Pittsburgh-Youngstown, O., district. District operations of the firm will be reducsd 59 percent from a theoretical 104 percent capacity to about 4o percent. Other steel concerns cat back operations and coal-carrying railroads started feeling the shortage. Among affected sleol firms ore Republic Steel, Sharon Steel, Wheeling Steel and others. The Norfolk and Western and the Virginia Railways laid off 075 workers because of the mine shut-downs. Both industry and union officials evaded direct comment on the reported U. 3. Steel Corp., recommendation. The reported propoasl was $13.05 for an eight-hour, day, including povtal-to-portal time, instead of the present $11.n5 for nine hours. Lewis' .iemands include a 10-ccnt welfare fund levy on each ton of coal mined, instead of the present .five cents; six paid holidays and additional overtime. Persons close to the soft coal negotiations said Benjamin Fairless, U. S. Steel president, and George M. Humphrey, chairman of the Pittsburgh Conoslidation Coal Company, conferred privately with Lewis Friday and later made their recommendation to other industry repre- Sec MINERS, Page 8 'Made to Order' Texas' Weather Benefits Farmers HOUSTON— I/Pi— Texas' weather of the past seven days "was made to order," E. A. Farrell, chief of the Texas section of the U. S. Weather Bureau, said yesterday. "With the exception of a small area between San Antonio and Austin every section of the state received just what the farmer needed," Farrell said. Thundorshowers fell or failed to fall according to the needs of crops, reports from the section's 81 Texas stations show. •was very little rain, just what the farmers wonted," Farrell pointed out. "But elsewhere, -we had good rains that halted a temporary drought that In some areas had started to cause alarm.'' A few small showers were reported in the San Antonio- Austin area but not sufficient to bring an end to drought fears. "We did have a bit too much rain on the upper coast but it is drying- out very rapidly and there have been no reports of crop damage," Farrell stated. On the 81 weather stations only eight, El Paso, Albany, Dilley, Encinal, Falfurrias, Mission, San Angelo, and Seymour, reported no rain for the seven-day period ending Friday. Dallas led the state in precipitation, reporting rain on four days totaling 5.05 inches. Kerrville followed with 5 inches (all within a 24-hour period reported Tuesday). Kaufman has a total of 4.8G. Other points recording two inches or more rainfall totals were Kaufman, Waxahachic, Port Arthur, Carrizo Springs, Palestine, Brenhani, Hondo, Henrietta, Fort Worth, Uvalde, Greenville, Sherman and Bronson. The state's high temperature txv- Scc HARVEST. Page 8 Prices Are Higher but Goods Easier to Get CHICAGO—/P—A year after OPA cneminted sudden death amid an uproar of accusations and do ft-uses, the; American people today find prices higher and goods mere plentiful. That i.s the conclusion drav.'n from an Associated Press survey of v.'hat has happened since the government price-fixing agency expired June :;, 11)46. after President Truman vetoed as inadequate a congressional bill extend- in the agency's life. : Subsemientiy tin. 1 OPA \vas revived, but it. stalked tho .land only as a ghost oi its former robust self. It v/as interred liy dcgi'ees as ceilings were removed from OIK: , commodity sifter smother, and final burial came is De| cumber when its remaining pe\vers were Iransferred to j other agencies. f ~mm~ ] L " f>lifn * at the rtisulls - lhu Jim Themas Will ^ Face Mwrder Trial ceilings, and there has been | only a modest decline since the peak \vas reached in March this VCttr. Some com- yw-ohl paroled convict, must face «..pin destined to irial a fnurUl tim< ' °" * phnren ° f seem dustmen 10 , mil .,i cl . ;„ t ]ie slaving of Dr. Roy K. Hunt of Mltlciicld. Judgment was reversed and his rase remanded for the fourth -trial yesterday hy the Court of Criminal Appeals on a rulinc that evidence was insufficient to sustain the hist previous conviction which had carried a life imprisonment sentence. Two previous convictions on the> some charac had carried death sentences. Nrw trials had also been, ordered in both previous convictions, one on jury irrrjrularities and the second on insufficient evidence. The rulinz cam? shortly before the Appeal court adjourned for the summer until Oct. G. Other rulings handed clown in the closing mi-iutes of business Saturday included the denial of a rehearing after the court's earlier reversal 'of judgment in the Buster Northern case, in which the indictment had failed to rillcp.c thai "feet" had been the. exact means by which a 70-year-old \voman had been "kicked aad stomped" to death. The Thomas cnse has been in court since shortly after Thomas' ;;rrest Oct. 2G, 1943. one day after Dr. and Mrs. Hunt were found slain, slashed and bound in their bedroom. Thomas, on parc'e to Galveston County, was arre:;ted in Galveston V.fcor it WMS found that he had left that countv in violation of his- parolo requirements, court records .showed. The trial subsequently brought, out, records said, that hu had visited in the S. L. Vnazev home in Atnarillo and was seen iii 1.11- tlefield nn the night of the crime. '.'It will be noted . . . that, appel- See THOMAS, Page 8 rise even higher. 2. More goods arc available, eliminating the block long nylon stocking line, the under-the-counter deals for hard to get items and the extraordinary popularity of butchers with anyone who wan too a hunk of beef. 3. Stocks of .some food items have been built up, but for the most part cold storage holdings remain very low. This is particularly true of meat and eggs, in both of which the country i.s living on a hand-to- mouth basis. Paul Porter. last of the OPA ad| ministrators. would not comment on i the agency yesterday, statin? "let's ] let that gallant wartime agency rest in peace." Porter, now practicing law in Washington, added, "there i.s need for a program in which the government will organize its own buying in such a way as to minimize speculative commodity price increases while at the same time fulfilling our obligations abroad. "Consumer credit controls should be tightened, not abandoned. A mechanism for the exposure of profiteering should be considered by Congress, and a renewed campaign for anti-trust enforcement should be undertaken." "In the Panhandle, where .the In Chicago Porter's old-time ad- wheat harvest is under way, and in versary in the publicity release field, the Lower Rio Grande Valley, where the American Meat Institute, said, the cotton season lias begun, there "the difference between the meat situation a year ag'o and today is the difference between 'no meat" at mythical 'controlled prices' and meat available anywhere at prices determined by competition." Measuring the price increase are the various government and private indices. The Associated Press daily wholesale price index of 35 basic commodities closed Friday at, 175.64, up 43.6 percent from the 122.28 figure of June 30, 1946. The peak was 184.32 in March. The cost-of-living index of the By- reau of Labor Statistics on May 15, See PRICES, Page 8 R. Bruce Brannon Pampa Masons, at 2:30 p. m,. Tuesday, will celebrate the laying of the corner stone, with traditional Masonic ceremonies, on their new building now under construction on W. Kingsmill. Grand Master M. W. R. Bruce Brannon. of Commerce, representing the Grand Lodge of Texas, A. P. & A. M.. will be in charge of the ceremonies. Assisting him will be R. W. Hugh M. Craig. Fort Worth, grand senior warden; R. W. George See MASONS, Page 8 James Harmon Injured By Falling Machine James M. Harmon, employe of the Pampa Motor Freight, was injured jesterday afternoon, when he slipped while he and a helper v.'cre unloading a pressi.iy machine at the Your Laundry and Dry •,5. The machine foil on Harmon and incurred a simple fracture pf his left pelvis, the attending physician reported The machine weighed approximately 800 pounds, Harmon was admitted to tha Pampa Hospital. Canadian Group Will Visit Pampa An automobil? caravan advertising the Canadian Rodeo and Celebration, July 4-6, will converge upon the citizens of Pampa. tomorrow afternoon HI. 12:30. The goodwill trippers will be headed by C, R. Higgins. president of the Canadian Rodeo Club. The delegation v.-ill be met at the city limits by city and Chamber of Commerce officials, headed by Jimmy McCune, chairman of the Chamber of Commerce Good Will Committee. They will be escorted through tiie J J &m»a business district to the front | of the LaNuira Theatre, where the) trippers will present a 15 minute program, that will be broadcast over radio station KPDN from 12:45 to 1 o'clock. Vincent Lockhurt. editor and publisher of The Canadian Record, will be the spokesman for the Canadian delegation. Due to the absence of Mayor C.. A. Huff, Frank Smith, president of the local Chamber of Commerce, will deliver the welcoming address. The good will trippers will lunch dn Pampa. They will depart at 2 o'clock. Wheat r FieJd Fire Reported Near Groom What was reported to be the first wheat fire in the area occurred yesterday afternoon on the Den Gill farm operated by Pete Fields and located nine miles northeast of Groom. The fire covered 30 acres of the Gill farm but only a small strip of wheat was lost as parts of the field had already been cut. Reports state that the wheat was averaging between 45 and 50 bushels to" the acre. "THE WEATHER U. S. WEATHER BUREAU ':•'!» p.in X :::u p.in !* :;;u p.in V.-si. .Max Vi-st. Min WARM I'AM1'.\ AMI viri.YITY — Partly «.-uiUtiy (Ui> alu-nuKju, Utiiiulit and Mi.inlay. Ni>l much fluuigv in U'tn- p'-r.-n Mi 1 .'. U'KST TK.XAS Riir today and AJumlay; imi c\im<- ."n vvnrm ill the I'anliamllf. KAST TKXAS - I'iiii- luiluy and .Mniul.'iy; UD impci'lani u?iii|joritture i-liaiiKes: 1'iv.sh t-i.utlit-i-ly u'inds on the mast. i.'KUAIIUM A- 1'ai-ily i-lmiily today, nut (|Ultt- *«> wnnn iii>rt)i\VL'.si mid ox* in-ill.- north Sunday. Bear front end alignment, complete brake service. Pampa Safety Lane. 511 S. Cuyler. Ph. 101. Adv. —^ — ——: = . -^ f -i-l . I t i T\ • What Three-Power Economic Conference I hmks or at Hans— Chaos Shadows Europe as Big Three Foreign Ministers was kept busy fiU% B«8Jjt»» oraer fa? Stalin. 7*^w»im" „ L FRANCJi — Reconstruction in «U KUTOjpet flayed by oi materials »u4 money. Scepe ENGLAND—Out waded methods •ana pgw worfc- MI$ conditions litjudicf p coal production, owe oi pi British economy. Funds from V. S. ITALY—Automobile production is w* I* GERMANY — ec, dem9t>«l«wl, has %o leather to riy bis trade, He uses but won tt te sowee.

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