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PAGE TEN—THE LUBBOCK AVALANCH^JOURNA! I Demand Reiterated For Stronger WLB - ' ubbock, fexas, Sundoy, May 9, 1943 By FRED BAILEY 9- United Press Staff Writer WASHINGTON, May 8.—Labor spokesmen today warned that the promised roll-back of food p-ices must not be considered a substitute for organized labor's demands for restoration of the War Labor board's discretionary power over wage increases. They said Prentiss M. Price Administrator Brown's announcement of a broad roll-back and subsidy program on food prices was gratifying but could not be interpreted as satisfying their demand that President. Roosevelt return to the WLB the powers he stripped it of in hi's "hold-the- !ine" order. Existence Threatened Growing labor resentment against that order is threatening collapse of tbe board. The board, seeking to prevent a labor bolt, finally unanimously attacked the crder as "unworkable" and asked for immediate restoration of its discretionary powers. Labox' members of the. board who asked not to be identified "because the situation is too ex- plcsive" said that unless the wage order is relaxed soon the "usefulness of the board will have been destroyed." Executive order 9328, issued April 8, ordered all wage inc'reas- el "i captured Chouigui, 21 miles es restricted to the 15 per cent west of Tunis, and pressed on allowed under the "little steel" against enemy rear ^guards. The formula except as necessary to • Allies held Chouigui pass, which correct substandards of living. It i, u ? rds , tne road to tne Junction of eliminated inequalities and injus- "" Red-Polish Dispute Reaches New Phase LONDON, May 8. (A 1 ) — The rupture between Russia and Poland moved into a new and intense phase of diplomatic activity today after both the quarreling members of the United Nations issued bitter statements on their controversy and informed London quarters declared there appeared little hope of early reconciliation. The Moscow radio said Premier Stalin had received British Ambassador Sir Archibald CJark Kerr at a conference Wednesday attended by Foreign Commissar Molotov, in a broadcast recorded by the Soviet.monitor here. London diplomatic quarters expressed hope the situation would remain unchanged pending arrival in Moscow of the American mission under Joseph E. Davies, former U. S. ambassador to Russia. Houston Oil __ 'nt Harv ____ Mid-Conl Pet „ M Tunisian Victory 'Continued From Page One) , operating under a new command- Panhandle P&R 35 Penney (JC> ^ Phillips Pet 7 "ure Oil 21 Jadlo Corp of Am 174 Sears JRoe i Shell Un Oil 4 Sou Pac jjg Socony-Vac 10 (ices as reasons for wage increases. Miners Strike The WLB's statement last night came after President Roosevelt had asserted that he considered • John L. Lewis' United Mine Workers as government employes and implied that they were without the right to strike. But a few •hours after that press conference statement a "wildcat" strike start- v ed at a "captive mine" of the Jones and Laughlin Steel Co., at Pittsburgh, and district leaders of the UMW in western Pennsylvania announced .that miners would not work after May 18—^the last .day of Lewis' truce—in the absence of a contract. Chairman William H. ._._. af tc r issu i n ff th e . WLB's ment, ther - _ declined to discuss it fur- Bradley In Command General Eisenhower disclosed for the first time that Maj. Gen. Omar N, Bradley. 50-year-old infantry officer, and not Gen. George S. Patton, jr., armored specialist, commanded the American troops which fought their way through the hills of northern Tunisia to capture Mateur and then Bizerte. He said the change was made April 17 because from that point on it figured to be srtictly infantry warfare. "Naturally, I am highly delighted with the developments which brought us into Bizerte and Tunis," Eisenhower said, "but so far as' I arn concerned as long as a single armed German is on Afri- Davis, I can soil there is still a battle and state-1 T wanf t" riestrnv the rest nf.hi= Jtand OU NJ Tex Pac Hy I • Tex Co Tex Gulf Trod _ Tex Gu!f Sulph . Tex Pas C & O _ Tide Wat A Oil . U S Rub tJ S Steel West Un .Tel _. Cities Sere _____ 85 Eagle Pich __ 1 El Bond 4: Sh _ 430 Gulf Oil ----- 1 Lone Star Gas _ 2 Unit Lt & Pow A 33 New French Army 'Continued From Page One) i ment to the French! Great boxes were piled along the waterfront I ':. . w .hjle they looked impressive in s'izejthe'trucks were only drops in the flow of .materials that-include medium tanks,"light tanks", • tank destroyers, 75 mm howitzers,, .half tracks, scout" cars, welding trucks, machine shop trucks, 10- ton wreckers, tractors, ambulances, cargo trucks, weapons-carrier trucks, command and reconnaissance vehicles, 105mm howitzers, . anti-aircraft guns, 'machineguns, tommyguns, ammunition, clothing . and-.other equipment. ''. • The tremendous training problem— r a series of schools staffed by United States Army officers and .combat teams—is the responsibil-" ity of the Fifth Army of Lt.-Gen. Mark W. Clark, who rwas given .•the job by General-niiseiihower last January. ~.^=i=^f;Tench _-Xeea On Plan ..._ .. -•• Since then ' this new French Army has been growing alongside the American armies in North Africa. One high officer told me "the French were very keen on the plan and -they have been doing a whale of a job." With each French division is an • American Army, adviser and a cadre of experts to teach the French soldiers how to - use American- made equipment, how to drive the vehicles, how- to . assemble and maintain them. . -• Fifth Army combat and service teams of instructors have been attached to the French units and they will remain with them during the period of re-armament and as long thereafter as nece<=- sary. " The re-armament plan was conceived by President Roosevelt and Prime Minister Churchill here in Casablanca at their historic conference and the details .were later \vorkp.d out with the French high command through a joint re-armament committee. McNutt's Top Aide Resigns His Post : -. WASHINGTON, May 8 (i?) — Fowler V.. Harper, one of chair•man Paul V. McNutt's top aides in formation of the- War Manpower commission has resigned his post as deputy chairman. . This was disclosed today by official associates who, while" declining to be .quoted by name, said Harper decided to leave because -of a conviction• that management has been given a dominant position over labor in WMC's policy- forming machinery. They said he .would joih another , government agency but did not know ,which "one. Crash Reported On Indian Reservation 'ALBUQUERQUE. May 8. (IP)— Cci. Frank B.'Hackett, command- S"' '•* t'J-tl'.-J Tr;,.l,J \~r-~r- ^•^•^r.-rt «»<- -_r*- «&lt.*-ii*c«u- A J-..1U «»r;a w* iCpvi** ed that a B-24 Army, bomber crashed on the Navajo reservation in northwest New Mexico or northeastern Arizona today. to Pocatello. Idaho, adding he did .not know the home base of the ship or the number of men aboard. He said the . crash occurred about 11 n. m. and that a medical anc engineering detachment was enrqute .to the scene. resistance." The 19t"h French corps' occupied Pont Du Fahs and British armored forces quickly took over three towns between that anchor of the enemy's southern front arid Medjez-El-Bab — Ksar Tyr, Ain El-Asker and Bir M'Cherga. Prisoners In Thousands' ' With the new Allied offensive less than 72 hours old, "a spokes- thousands," and there were indications that it would go beyond 10,000. • (The Algiers radio • said in -a broadcast recorded in London by the Associated Press that an estimated 120,000 Axis soldiers were encircled.) Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower and Gen. Henri Giraud participated in a ceremony marking the formal presentation of American lend- lease equipment to the French today and the Allied commander in chief said: '.'Now that the only n Axis soldiers left on African soil soon will be in their graves or in prison camps let .us set our hearts and minds on. complete victory so that we may march with thi s equipment up Champs Elysees to the Arc De Triomphe where lies the Unknown Soldier's symbol of French heroism." . "• • Nazi Lines Broken (Continued From Pago. One) said SOU troop barges had pushed into the lush , Kuban lowlands along the Sea of Azov north of Novorossisk. One hundred barges were reported by Berlin to "have-been destroyed, thus suggesting that at least two-thirds of the Red "Army barges had disgorged their forces successfully in a flanking move on the northern side of the Taman peninsula. Much Booty Captured Vast ^stocks of booty were reported captured by the Red Army which now si attacking in the knowledge that the Axis has suffered a severe, defeat in Africa as the prelude to a .European invasion by the Allies in the west. The communique said one Soviet formation alone in the last few days had captured large quantities of materiel, including 39 mortars, 600 rifles, 300,000 cartridges, • 100 freight and oil cars, 11 locomotives and various stores. . Seizure of this railway rolling stock suggested that Russians had overrun segments of the rail lines branching out of Novorossisk. Many road routes between • the Germans at Novorossisk and Axis troops in tbe Kuban valley to the north akeady had been severed. African Win Cheers Yanks In England LONDON, May a (£">—The Tunisian victory has resulted in a surge of optimism among American service men in England with predictions ranging from "it'll shorten the war by six months," to "it should bring an end to the war in six months." American sailors were the most optimistic. "The job was 4-0," said Coxswain in Lawrence J. Harrington of Oswego, N. J., citing the naval rating for "perfect." "I expect to be home by Christmas", beamed Marine Private Edof 'Chattanooga, Market Reports The Nation Over Spotlight Stocks.. TTTTJ^ZQrain.. NEW YORK, May 8 iff) — Sales, clos- ng price and net change of the filleca most active stocks today: .Net . Sales Close Change 48.20» 8^'. 37,91)0 15-16 S-V4 Am Pow , 4820? 8^'« -T 2 Comwlth & Sou .. 37,91)0 15-16 4- 1-1« Budd Mfg 30,300 S'.'t -r 1'A Am FOW & U 23,700 3 4- >/i Curtis Pub 33.200 7 +1 Int Tel & Tel 22,400 16V. + 1 Pac Tin Cons 51,700 s»« 4- T ,i A & For p ow Jd ft ig >10 » 2P.i 4- 3>,i Radio Ji.400 12 + '', Superior Oil _. 16,703 <!,'• 4- - % tot Hydro El 16,000 3 4- ?i So Pac 13.100 39'i + 1 N Y Central 12,300 IS'.a 4- Vi United Corp 13,300 2 4- V t Param Pici 11,<00 27 + Mi Stock Lisi.. NEW YOKK, M»r 8 ttv-Transactions oil the stock exchange today: —.<,._ Xxiw 7 S4'A 84 18 1S3«, 1W/4 Sales la 100's High Am Can - Am T & T Am Woolen __ 2 .,» Antcorida IS 2SV. AT SP 16 iiVi Barnsdall oil „ Chrysler Cont Motor: Cont Oil Del Cur Wri •en Elec Jen Motors rreyhound Corp Closa 84'/i IH'.j 7 T /i -_ Kan Tex _ 'act Motor 'an Am Airira;s 8 19 21 7 41 1 51 9 3 S 6 3 59 13 15V. 35 3TA SJ'A 17% 71. 66% 25V* 3Ym 4V. 3S',i 3Vo 88'A 19'* 71 * 24 ( 13'A 57 26 Va SO 5'A 40 S4V4. 74 ( 34ii 9 3SV.- SIVi 7% 66 25 3 4U 74 7 35 9 88 ^ UVb 11% 56 «. 26 3S34 ll'.i. 41V« 40V4 34U 34vl Am Cyan B -Ark Nat Gas A _ NEW YORK CDRB 3 20 39 1 /. 3% Z3» 10 SVi «(/ 4 9'/« .9-16 11% 66% 25V. 3 4H 323* 3V. 88V< 4&V< 19 17 70V t 24 29^1 mi 56V. 26!i 50 S& 40 41V. 58V, 39% 3V, 13 li W, ay, V4 9-16 Wail Street. . BRISK XECOVERY NEW YORK, May S WK-The sto-t market finished the week on a brisk recovery note today as the heavy sellers of Friday turned buyers and bid up many favorites .fractions to more than a point. There icere a few wider Jumps. The .Associated • Press average of 60 stocks was up .5 of a point at 5lJ.7, retrieving all but -.2 of the Friday recession.- On the Teek the barometer showed a net gain of 1.1 point.: Transfers of I.- 063,310 shares jrere_the largest for a oaturday aiuce lycc." _/, ia^I i^ Cviip«*- ed'-Klth 843,855 a -week ago. The Veek's aggregate was 12,915,400 shares, best since the week endlpg May 18, 1940. Heavy turnover in low-priced issues from Monday on accounted lor a sizable portion of the volume. ; • • New tops for the year or longer were registered today for such stocks as General Motors. -American and Foreign Power; Budd Mfg. - and J. 1. Case. Well in front were Santa Fe. Southern Pacific, Great Northern, N. Y. Central, Bethlehem Chrysler, International Harvester, U. S. Kubber, American Telephone-, International Telephone. Western Union, International Nickel, Pepsi-Cola and Texas Co. Hall bonds exhibited renewed strength Ahead In the curb were cities Service Electric Bond and Share. Gulf oil and Lehlgh Coal. Creole. Petroleum dropped 2 when directors omitted the dividend usually paid in June. Dealings were amounted to 396,000 ' shares, record since Dec. 27 1941. The- aggregate last Saturday was 184,900. Cotton,. • NEW ORLEANS REPORT • NEW ORLEANS, Ma}- 3 <?> — Weekend long liquidation and . favorable -car neis depressed cotton futures here today. Closing prices -srere steady 10 to 15 cents a bale lower. . Open High Low close May 20.55 20.55 20.51 20.52 July . 20.30-20.31 20.28 20.30 OcL _ 20.13 20.13 20.10 20.1V- Dec. 20.03 20.03 20.01 20.02B Jan. _: 20.02B 20 01B March • _J 20.00 20.02 13.93 18.9BB May • (194<) __ 19.95 19.85 19.95 19.95B B—-Bid. • - . • . YORK' REPORT NEW YORK. May 8 W) — Cotton futures mored Jn a narrojr range today. Light liquidation arid hedgSng were absorbed through trade price Using against textile contracts. • Futures closed 20 cents a. bale lower to • iu cents, hi'gher. High Low Last 20.22 20.21 20.22N SO.Ot 19.97 19.99N 19.35 19. 19.74 19.71! 19.74 Oct. March 19.73 19.70 19.73 The soldiers were more conservative. "It was z nice job, but it was just the prelude to the big show in Europe," said Corp. Bob Denw;orth of Philadelphia. "Bu? A WAR Bend TODAY" Middling spot 31.95N off 7. N—Nominal. Stevenson Signs 7 Measures Saturday .AUSTIN, May 8. (/P) — Gov. 'Coke R. Stevenson today signed the following bills passed by the 48th legislature: Directing all state agencies to submit requests for rental space to the board of control. Transferring from Univeryit of Texas medical : school funds not in excess of §60,000 for operation of free 'clinics at John Sealy hospital .through August: Making salaries of state offic ers conform with legislative ap propriations, with certain excep tions. Authorizing the prison landb lease board to grant permits for geological surveys. Providing for additional law enforcement officers in counties having 5,000 cattle, sheep or goats. ' Providing for closed season on wild turkey in Archer county for two years. Permitting certain counties to have a slock law election. Also signed was a resolution authorizing the attorney general to institute suit in U. S. Supreme court for the purpose of determining and settling the boundaries between Texas and Louisiana. Spain Is Attentive Says Spanish Chief SEVILLE, Spain, May 8. {JO— Generalissimo Francisco Franco told officers of the Sevilla garrison yesterday th^t "Spain is attentive to everything which might concern her frontiers or waters," anu declared ihat {he "counlvy which is hot prepared for war is exposed to all contingencies-" Franco-asserted that Spain's interest in the western Mediterranean was the reason for her non- belligerency in the present war and added that this policy meant neither intervention nor retirement frqm the struggle. Gur word "trousseau" comes from an old French worn meaning "little bundle," At A Qlqnce.. NEW YORK, May 8. UP}— STOCKS — Higher; rails lead recovery. / BONDS—Improved; many rails at new highs. COTTON—Lower; liquidation and hedging. CHICAGO: •WHEAT—Closed 1-8 lower to 3-8 higher; trade light. CORN—Unchanged at ceilings. ed. ! HOGS — Nominally unchanged. Produce .. CHICAGO BDI-TEK, EGGS CHICAGO, May 3 WV~ Butter prices ts luottd by tbe Chicago price current fere unchanged, tone unsettled. Ess unchanged, ton* firm. KANSAS CITY HEPORT 'KANSAS CITY. May 8 (ft— Poultry and produce unchanged. Livestock . . KA'XSAS CITY BEPORT KANSAS CrTY. May 8 W> — (USDA) — Hogs 300; market nominally steady lew Sood and choice 200 Ibs. and up 1*35-SO- tor week, lights and butchers 10-15 hlsh- er; sows around 15 higher. Cattle 500; calves, none; for week, slaughter steers 15-25 lower; yearlings and heliers weak to 15 lower; cows steady to strong; bulls 23-«9 lower; veaSers and calves strong; stackers and feeders steady to 25 lower; weelts top fat .steers 16.<0 on choice 1260 Nebraska*: bulk medium and good 13 so-15.00: bulk good and chol« mixed yearlings and heifers U.00-15 50" buU medium ar.d good 11.50-75; late too sausage bulls 12.50; choice vealers 15.50 freely;- bulk good and choke white- 150*0 stoc V'« and *«<ler steers H.OO- *t*£ P 1|0 S° : '$* W 1 ek - kjllin * classes steady; guod and choice native spring lambs SS.15 and 15.35; medium and good Arizona* 14.25-50; top u-ooled lambs 15 65; most good and choice- shipments 15.W-60 good and choice shorn lambs with . mostly No. 2 skins H.25-50: good and choice " FORT WORTH REPORT PORT WORTH, May B VP> — Cattle ?=0: calves 50; carried over, for Monday's selling. Including five loads good fed St ^ n evl ?«« °< 'P^e chlnges. ™ l°° : stead y: -good -to choice 200300 Ib. butcher u.sO; some good 165 Ib Pack) o? sows steady at H Sheep 200, largely those selltae late Friday. Choice spring lambs U.2S r good shorn yearlings with -No. i pelts ~ y " r ~ ow wethers : Official Records *. marriage Licenses Jack Walton Wllhlte. 20, arid Miss Gladys Armstrong. 22, both of Lubbock James W. Mills. Jr., 33, oJ Durant. Okla and Lubbock" Army Air field, and Miss Jimmle L,ee Layton, 28, of Houston ,n^ ar ,i C \ Bai]l "' 23 - of Cabazon. Calif., and Lubbock Army. Air field, and Miss Esda Urquhart Connor, 31. of Salt Lake City, Utah. Johnnie C. Fisher. 21, and Miss Louise Hightower. 20, both of Lubboci riM rn n S V» H - Mb "^- k- 25. of San Gabriel, Calif., and Miss Fern Eleanor Cole. 24, of Qleudale, Calif «n C ?i Vl 1i J ,- S!au sh'«. 18. of Turkey and South Plains Army Air field, and Miss Peggy Grissom. 18, of Meadow. Lubbock^ Courts 73ND DISTRICT : Daniel A. Blair, Jndje Presiding Charity Hix Smith against Kick W Smith, suit for divorce sufrfor a di^orc" ****"" william Clover, Ex parte Kenneth Hay Maddox, application to declare child dependent. Warranty Deeds M. A. Sanders and wife to C. M. Lane section 4. block D. S5500. J. Silman. and Wade Silraan to C. E, Stockton, northeast one-fourth of section 31. blocfe AK. block A, $5000. Ferrell Burford.and wife to Mildred A. Son. J2258 ' Ml """"m «<Idl- Contest -Wi IM17IJ (Continued From Page One) Israel Rabfnowitz and Logan brniley of San Antonio's Brackenridge, and the girl v>nr""-= •M^WO. Virginia Hardy and "celeste "MC" Cullpugh of Houston's " Reagan High. In the three-R finals, Doretta Lynch of Bancroft was acclaimed the winner. Abilene's presentation of the play "John Doe" was adjudged best of the four in the finals. Waco won second'place* Gonzales third and. Crowell fourth. The all-star cast included Mary Moore and Paty Eskew of Waco Dorothy Dowdy of Abilene and three Abilene boy actors, Raymond Thomason, Joe Bob Jay and Phi' Kendrick. Samuel French Awards Miss Moore and Thomason won tne Samuel French awards for best actress and actor. Next to Corpus Christi in journalism, rankings by the interscho- iastic league .press conference came Laredo, Abilene, Austin and Amon Carter-Riverside of Fort Worth. Besides Miss Seeger, individual journalism rankings went to Patricia Brennan of Laredo, Robert Hmdman oE Houston's Reagan High, Alice Wharton of Austin and a tie for fifth 'place between Mary Ann Noland of Abilene and Bill Egan of Amon Carter-Riverside. Winners in the finals of three journalism contests were: feature story: I Alice Wharton, 2 Robert Hindman, 3 Martha Seeger, 4 Mary Nell Gibson of Ama- nllo, 5 Mayme Lou Stokes of Snyder. Editorial Writing Editorial writing: 1 Mary Ann Noland, 2 Martha Seeger, 3 Patricia Brennan, 4 Charles Roddy of Corpus Christi, 5 Doreen Tweedy of Amon Carter-Riverside. Copy reading: 1 Patricia Brennan, -2 Santiago Sanchez of Laredo, 3 Wilbur Davis of Austin, 4 Charles Roddy, 5 Alice Wharton. Second and third place winners m typewriting were Ruth Marie Hendncks of McKinney and Martna Ann Holmes of Wichita Falls. Wary Kiien Tarter of McKinney and -lean Parker of Robston won second and third, respectively, in shorthand. RETIRED OILMAN DIES DALLAS, May 8. (i?) — M. J. Dulaney. 77, retired oilman, died at his home here yesterday after a long illness. Born in Java Center, N. Y., he followed the Oil business through Ohio. Kansas, and Oklahoma \o Texas. .TORT^WORTH. May 8 «"> to Wheat . Barley No. 2 nominally 1.01J4-1 05- No 3 nominally 1.03^-1.04. Sorghums No. 2 yrllow mllo per 100 pounds nominally 2.35-3.37; No. 3 nominally 2.33-2.35; No. 3 white ; kajir nominally 2.34X35. Crrn shelled prices at ceillnr — No 2 white nominally l,30'/i>.,35; No. I yellow nominally l.SO'/i-U 25. Oats No. 3 white 78-78'A; No. 1 feed 77-TH j. CHICAGO RSJPORX CHICAGO, May 8 W> — Wheat prices rallied toward the close today, recovering *ll of earlier losses, as covering by pre- »ious short sellers found ' a scarcity of offerings. Oats und rj-e were slightly lower at the start, but developed a firm-undertone with the Bread cereal later. Wheat dosed V, lower to ',* higher Way |1.«K, July $!.«Vi®1.43tt, corn was unchanged at celHngn, May '»1.05. oat* rent Vt to H lower and tyt gained y» -to hi. Invasion Hopes (Continued From Page One) through the Middle East and around the North African shore to Morocco opens the possibility of a general northward sweep across the Mediterranean. Persistent Paris radio reports of shipping and landing barges passing constantly into this invasion area offer the prospect of early action. Turkey's rapid rearming, the return of the Greek government to Cairo and the stringent police measures in Bulgaria to suppress dissents against the Axis'point to one soft spot in the Axis' underbelly—the Balians. Enemy's Weakness The presence of only seven or eight German divisions — as reported by a continental under- groudn source — underlines the enemy's wakness in this area. • The exposed position of the Italians, whose outer . islands and southern poris have been crumbling under Allied bombs, points to another soft spot. The Italians, most of all, expect the next ordeal to be theirs. Looking up and down this summer battlefront, some London observers anticipate a sea and airborne invasion of the Eegean islands and Crete, . Sicily arid Sardinia, to clear the path for the invasion. Wherever an assault takes hold, they believe it will be prose- —.t-j —?ii ^_,n ,,« ^ V-UICU tVlbll iliit Vl^Ol'. Farther north and west, a large body of hard, finely trained and superbly equipped troops—especially the Canadian assault forces —still stand poised on the British Isles. Behind them in America, a second wave of fresh, new American troops, outfitted with the latest the arsenal of democracy, is gathering. Otuwardly, the weakest coast in the path of this mighty force is that of Norway, whose patriots never have stopped harassing the Germans.. Sweden Develops Doubt Next'door, Sweden is beginning to develop doubt about her policy of concessions which help the Germans maintain from eight to 10 defense and occupation divisions in Norway. The German naval invasion of Swedish waters and the heaviest RAF mining of the war in the Baltic seem to point to unusual activity. . . The potentialities of France and the low countries as invasion points have been mentioned often. German and Russian forces meanwhile are sparring for the advantage in openi j the summer offensive. The imprersion persists in some quarters in London that the Russians' will attempt their first summer offensive simultaneously with a British-American attack. In fact, the Russians already are engaged in a limited offensive in the Kuban area, to eliminate one German springboard for a new summer advance. Jap Ship Sunk (Continued From Page One) put of the water as she went down by the stern. The transport was left Jying on >its side and sinking. Only the day before, Flying Fortresses and Liberators in a twin strike at Madang loosed 21 tons of explosives, fragmentation and incendiary bombs which blew up fuel dumps and ground installations. *u Th ^- a ?' ial fa!mv s helped worsen the plight of the Japanese at Lae and Salamaua. Twelve miles south of Sala- maua at Mubo, .Japanese troops are confronted with Allied soldiers who came down the Wau track. Also they are virtually cut off from their sources of supply by Allied seizure of the village of Bobdubi, only six miles below Salamaua. Along the New Guinea coast, Allied troops' have advanced to tne villages of Dona and Morboe, six miles apart, and about nine' miles southeast of Mubo. • Other Areas Pounded Details of the Madang raid were reported today from headquarters of Gen. Douglas MacArthur. Elsewhere in the territory northeast ,of Australia, the air- orome of Vunakanau at Rabaul on the northern tip of the volcano- studded Gazelle peninsula of New Britain, was attacked by a single heavy bomber. Barges, used by the Japanese lor coastal suppjy, and coastal luggers, launches and small power boats were strafed along the north coasi of New Britain and near Rooke island. Above Madang, New Guinea, a single Flying Forti/ess fought off an attack by seven Japanese fighters.' COLD AT WICHITA FALLS WICHITA FALLS, May 8. «VA touch ot winter hit here last night when the temperature dropped 38 degrees overnight. A north wind was accompanied by a trace of rain. Solons Split On Road Bond Plan AUSTIN, May 8. (/P)~A bill reenacting the road bond, law, a subject which deadlocked the last general session of the legislature, found House and Senate at odds today. The Senate which had accepted House amendments to the measure suddenly backtracked, rescinded its concurrence and asked that the bill be sent to free conference committee for adjustment of differences. The Senate re-enacted the pre^- ent law p.nd the House added an amendment which Sen. Fred Mauritz of Ganado declared wou.i.d require the .state to pay $30,000 to $400,000 cash to Liberty, Rusk. Hardin and Crane counties. Diversion Of Gasoline Tax The road bond act allots one- fourth of the gasoline tax revenues to payment of principle and interest on bonds issued for certain locally constructed roads which have become part of the state highway system. The House amendment would reimburse retroactively; four counties for payments they made on bonds. As the general session moved closer to its death on May 11 Governor Coke R. Stevenson served notice he would veto all tax remission bills. The Senate, despite the governor's declaration, passed finally a House bill remitting a maximum of $36,000 a year in state general fund taxes for the next 40 years to the Dallas county flood control district. < Other Remissions Pending Other house-approved tax remission bills are in the Senate. Said the governor: "I_can't indulge in any tax remission bills this session because of their effect on the state general fund deficit." He added ho was not. laying down a general future policy against tax donations and his decision was based on expediency. Stevenson disclosed that he had discouraged consideration this session of a general tax remission bill. Scores of counties now receive remission of state taxes based on the theory the money is needed to repair storrri damage and to prevent future damage resulting frorr. public calamity. A general tax remission was authorized by the last legislature and Governor W. Lee O'Daniel vetoed the bill. In a local and uncontested session on House bills, the Senate passed measures that: Authorize the employment of assistant county superintendents in El Paso, Harris, Dallas, Jefferson, Tarrant and Bexar counties. Authorize the board of "regents of the University of Texas to levy a $1.000 student union fee. Change the name of the Texas Defense .guard .to the Texas. State 'guard. •-.-.!... Incorporated Wood county in the special district court of Smith county. Permit the state highway de- t>ia! 4343 For Th« A vaiantke-Journcil Office* ( Oil Shortage May Be Eased WASHINGTON, May 8. W) — The smashing Allied triumph In north Africa—a vital stroke" in ridding the Mediterranean of Axis resistance—may help to ease this country's oil shortage materially, senators said today. • Even before the fall of Tunis and Bizerte was announced, lawmakers who have made the closest study of the .supply and demand for petroleum products foresaw the possibility of an easier gasoline and fuel oil situation in the United States once the Axis is cleaned out of the Mediterranean area. Relief Assured Senator Maloney (D-Conn) said army and navy officials had assured him there would be "some relief" in the home oil crisis when the Mediterranean is made safe again for Allied shipping. In addition to the oil that might move from near eastern sources to the eastern Mediterranean by tanker,' Maloney pointed "out that a pipeline rated at 85,000 barrels- a day capacity extends from the oil fields along the Persian gulf to the eastern end of the MedJwr- ranean. Decline In Private Enterprise Forecast BIRMINGHAM, England, May 3 (fP) —Home Secretary Herbexi Morrison told a Labor party conference today the "real post-war issue" would be the relations between the state arid industry and asserted that "over a considerable part of the economic field, there won't be genuine private enterprise in the old sense — or any prospect of it." Declaring that between the first world war and the present struggle Britain was drifting toward a form of organization that was "thoroughly bad," in which more and more major industries were running their affairs "without any true regard for the-wider interest of the nation," Morris said: "The real (post-war) issue will, be whether centrally organized industries shall bealiowed to run their own affairs in their own separate way on the basis of restriction, monopoly first, or whether the state will find the means by public ownership or some form of public control to ensure, that they operate in the interests of expanding national wealth and a policy of full employment" Eleven Men Killed In Dalhart Crash DALHART, May 8. (JPj —A board of Army air force officers today was investigating the crash of a large plane last night near Dai- hart Army air base, which resulted in the death of 11 men and injury to another. At. St. Louis, Mo., the parents of Sergt.. Joseph T. King, an aerial gunner who had seen action in North Africa and in the southern Pacific, were notified that he was among those killed in a crash near Dalhart. He was 21 years old. . The base public relations office said names of the men were being withheld pending notifiaction of next of kin. Nine Reported Dead In Oklahoma Crash OKLAHOMA CITY, May 8. (fP) —The state highway patrol said *h?t yiii'e.-rnen v/er° killed and one injured tonight when a four-en- gined Aarmy transport plane crashed near the Oklahoma City air depot, where it was reported based. The patrol said seven bodies were found in the wreckage and that the other two men died in attempting to bail out. The bodies and the injured man were taken to the Tinker Field hospital at the depot. Residents of the area, two miles southeast of the city, said the plane appeared to have caught fire in' the air. "Buy A WAB Bond'TODAY" partment to -exchange employes With Mexico. Tanks Strewn With Flowers As Yanks Rolled Inlo Bizerte By HAROLD V. BOYLE Associated Press Staff Writer BIZERTE, Tunisia, May 7. (Delayed) — American tanks wer* strewn with flowers by the deliriously., happy Franch populace as they rolled in their power through the streets of this seaport stronghold of the Axis today. Axis "suicide squads" of combat engineers blew up docks and fled across the canal to the Bi- zertie marshes. Entered At 4:15 P. M. One company of tanks and two companies of tank destroyers swept into this great Mediterranean seaport at 4:15 .p. m., fivs minutes before the British army took Tunis and six months less one day from the time the Americans iirau- iaViiicu iii" jMorCCCG olid "Algeria. (Today's Allied headquarters communique said the British first army entered Tunis at 2:50 p. m. and the Americans entered Bizerte at 4:15 p. m. there was no immediate explanation of the conflict.) Yanks Won Race Yankee tankmen up from the south, wheeling through artillery shells and past long lines o£ prisoners, won the race for Bizerte by a narrow margin from Fench infanty pushing in from the western 'hills. .•The cheering French collowed them into the battered and ruined city in. which, the few remaining residents wept in joy and waved fingers higft in the sign of Victory. THE FIRST THING TO DO- YOU ARE UNFORTUNATE ENOUGH TO LOSE ONE OF YOUR RATIONING COUPON BOOKS HEPR1NT FROM AVALANCHE ff .You Lose Your Rationing Coupons- Board Outlines Procedure In Getting Duplicate Book Persons who lose their ration books henceforth will be required to advertise their loss three times In the press, before they can obtain new books. This requirement was announced Wednesday following a conference of Lubbock county rationing board "officials, and applies to gasoline and sugar-coffee rationing books and to other rationing books which may be issued In the future. They explained the procedure as follows: When * book Is lost, the first thing the owner should do is to insert a newspaper advertisement. After the ad has run three times, the newsoaper suouliet the owner with an affidavit attesting to proof of • publication. He should take this with a clipping of the ad to the rationing board office, 1215 Texas Avenue, where he must make application and a sworn statement that the book has been lost. Officials emphasized that it will be needless to go first to the rationing board, that the initial act should be tha insertion of the newspaper advertisement. The plan is designed, they said, to aid the holder in locating his book and to protect him from use of the book by some unauthorized person. INSERT A "5 DAY AD" IN THE LOST 8 FOUND COLUMN A Small INEXPENSIVE "10 Word Ad" in the Lost and Found Column of the Avalanche-Journal, published for three days, will comply with the ruling now in Force. Here is all it will cost to place such an ad in'the Avalanche-Journal— ' 10 WORD AD PUBLISHED FOR— 3 Days WILL COST YOU ONLY— 1 £ Within THREE DAYS your RATION- BOOK is not returned, the • • Avalanche-Journal will furnish you with an "Affidavit of Publication" This signed and notorized statement contains a copy of the ad, and certifies that you have complied with the Rationing Board's advertising regulation. Just attach it to your application for replacement. PHONE, -BRING OR MAIL YOUR LOST AD TO THE W IE ^ JOUR 4343

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