Statesman Journal from Salem, Oregon on January 7, 1943 · Page 2
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. mcz two Tobacco IQt New! Finn Packs Soldier 'Smokes In Salem Plant 5 , D (Continued ' from Page 1) B Industry ' agency of Blake, Moffitt & Towne, V for the three-ply waterproof paper lacks and liners. ' ..' "The kit method of. shipping to-1 baccos to army units has .an ad-Vantage . over, the older method '"' Of sending cigarettes, tobacco and ' snatches, packed in separate cases, ' In that each kit contains an as-' 'aortment of goods selected on the basis ? of army surveys showing ' " the f demands of a representative - group of 200 service men, accrrd ' 1 lng to Howard. His firm was the 'first .to receive : a kit-assembly ' contract from' the quartermaster corps.1 The first packing plant was set up at Richmond. Va.; the ' one in Salem is the company's 'second unit, and the-only one of Its kind on the Pacific coast, The assembly plants occupies . 20,009 square feet of floor space '..for the production l!e and as--'.. f sociated eeiIinc-L!,;!i tlzrn f tobacco goods, whose valae rt;u-iV "-' larly nun into hundreds of " '1: thousands of dollars; 7000 feet ' more '. of space on the second . ; ; ' floor of the warehouse is used f for storage. ' - How the company came to locate in Salem is an interesting story in itself; according to state-merits made by Howard and cor-, respondence in the files of the -. Salem chamber of commerce. ' . - First inkling that such an indus- - try might be -secured' for the : capital city came to Manager Clay C. : Cochran of the chamber last October 22 in a telegram from ; the Richmond chamber inquiring about any plant facilities and la- . bor supply that might be available here for an unnamed non-haz- , ardous war industry. Cochran wired in reply that Salem was an Ideal location, then began a hur- ' ried search with Pres. Carl W, - Hogg- of the chamber for an industrial floorspace of the right . size, with adequate heating and transportation facilities. V Twelve days later Mr. Howard , and an associate, Joseph Wiggins, from the Detroit office of the firm. arrived in Salem. No suitable site bad yet been found, but the chamber officials assured the men they would obtain the type of quarters desired. 1 "We had 17 locations under 1 consideration,' said Howard Wed-' nesday, "but it seemed that we " always turned back to Salem. The people have been wonderfully helpful here." " After assisting in arrangements . preliminary to starting full-scale operations of the plant, Mr. Wig- gins left Salem last week to re turn to Detroit. Mr. Howard will remain here for an indefinite time. . All labor la the assembly plant was recruited locally, The crews 1 are folly, staffed at the present . time, Howard said. -- - . The assembly operation of Larus & Brother, whose best-known products are Edgeworth pipe tobacco and Chelsea and Domino r - cigarettes, "is primarily -a service 'and goodwill undertaking rather ! than a profit-making venture, ac- j; cording to Howard. ; ... Well break even, but that's about a 1LM he declared. The goodwill we get out of this war- time venture is all that we ex ' pect in return.' Late Sports COLLEGE BASKETBALL At McMinnvflle, Ore, Linfield 53, Oregon College - of Education 41. : . ' ' ' . :, rV At Boise, Idaho, Eastern Ore gon Normal 50 Boise JC 45. British Vets Gam, l unisia O (Continued from Page 1) G ' toandos and parachutists won the battle over some of the best Ger man troops in a three-hour fight). RAF Hurricane bombers and zlrhters supported the British on the ground. An RAF spokesman said that m battles yesterday tour Germaat Fock-Walf 4190 fighters and one Jankers S7 dive bombers were downed at the cost of one plane. In addition to the Fortress attack on Sfax, American Marauder bombers struck at a nazi airdrome at Kairouan, about 3 0 ' miles southwest of Sousse. . Although 'the Cairo communl- ques of the RAT and the American headquarters told of air action in support of the allies in Tunisia, there was nothing to report from the land forces pursuing nazi Marshal Rommel in Libya. Oregon Given C3iD00 For Nursery Care PORTLAND, Jan. f--Ore-gon has been granted $3000 far the care : of working mothers children, the office of war information here announced Wednesday. --yt; i Vr ' The grant , was made by Paul V. : I,IcNutt,: director ; of defense 1 -alihand welfare services upon rc:cndation-cf .the US office 't : ciucatlon, tha 0'7I fail . Bodies Sought hy Dragging; Flood Relief Ciroups Busy i I Resorting to dragging the river today, men from state police, highway department and army units stationed in this area plan to continue their search for bodies of Archie Cook of Woodburh. and Michael Maurer of Stayton. i ( The two men, members of a slate highway department crew working -Saturday night to remove the Mellow Moon skating rink from the place where flood waters of the Willamette had lodged it against the Polk county approach i to ; the - inter-county bridge, fell Into the river "when the floor of the old building dis integrated beneath them. ; 4 s All day Wednesday ; crews of workers searched in- the lowlands from which; water had receded. Meanwhile, volunteer.' workers thronged to Red Cross headquar-ters here to aid with work of serving flood sufferers; the Marshall-Stolz drier near Woodburn oper ated to dry bedding dampened in the high water and hauled to the drier by a county truck. John Scott, state field repre sentative for the organization, and Gladys L Guinaw, disaster relief worker, left Wednesday afternoon for Euzene, there to confer with other flood relief workers on the situation as a whole. Queries from relatives in other st2?;3 r-ured into Red Cross chapter cilices, and workers pointed to them as a reason why every person in the stricken areas should -register. The telegrams inquiring as to condition of kinf oik here will be answered by the Red Cross, but only; after a record has been -secured of condition of the parties concerning whom the questions were asked, Irl S. Mc- Sherry, county disaster relief chairman, said.! In some areas where flood wa ter. stood last weekend residents have been found drinking well water without first properly cleansing the - source or boiling the water. Dr. W. J. Stone, county health officer, was informed Wed nesday. Danger of typhoid from such sources is very real and may remain so for some time because of the type of debris washed down by the high water and the considerable loss of livestock, much of which is decaying in the river, health authorities have declared. 1200 Added Miners Join Goal Strike WILKES-BARRE, Pa, Jan. (P) Twelve hundred more anthracite miners declared .a holiday Wednesday night in a meeting at nearby ; Olyphant, while Thomas Kennedy, international secretary-treasurer of the United Mine Workers of America was appeal ing to more than 9000 strikers here to go back to work and ad just their grievances over wages and increased dues through "prop er channels." ? Kennedy's plea, climaxing series of fast-breaking developments in the anthracite industry Wednesday, was made at a closed meeting of local union commit tee. He declared the union's executive committee would hear any protest over dues and said operators would be asked to open their contracts for wage negotiations as soon as the she-day week ques tion is settled. The committeemen agreed to take Kennedy's recommendations back to their locals and submit them to a vote at special meet ings. Finnish Paper HELSINKI, Finland, Jan. B.-CP) -The Helsinki 1 newspaper Uusi Suomi Wednesday charged that powerful hot I lie interests who view .with disfavor continuance of F i n n i s h-American relations were systematically sabotaging Furnish sympathies in the United States. This national coalition party newspaper cited what it called exaggerated and untrue" stories about Finland appearing in the American press.1 It accused the hostile interests with trying to portray members of the Finnish government as per sonally ill-disposed toward America, as in the Japanese film in cident. (The office of war information on Dec. : 17 broadcast to Finland a report that Finnish cabinet members had attended a Japanese legation party in Helsinki on the; anniversary of Pearl Harbor and had congratulated the Japanese.) NEW YORK. Jan. .-(ff)-H. F. Arthur Schoenfeld, United States minister to Finland, made the single statement,fI have , been ordered back , for consultation, as he arrived at La Guardia : field Wednesday after a trans-Atlantic flight . v i , 7orkers to Return . ' ; - -' I . , ; - ' :Y ' - SAIT FRANCISCO, Jan. One phase of a labor controversy affecting work in two ' transbay shipyards was settled Wednesday with the announcement by four federal mediators that 24 CIO ma chinists, idle for seven days, would return to work Thursday at - the General Engineering company. Alameda ! " ' -.J. . - Hostility Thm New Congresswoman j i Has Helpful Friend ' WASHINGTOX, Jan. . -(P) Clare : Booth; Luce, aiamorov playwrlte, walked Into the hevse ante-room as a member f eoagress for the first time Wednesday and was hailed by the page who asked, with ja smile: fMrs. Lace, do yea want me to be a friend of yoursr; ' 'Most eertainly, aba replied. "WelL" be answered, "your klip b showing. , - ' Congress Name Is Victory' ; Raybnrn Reelected, " Promises) Defense Of Legislation C (Continued from Page 1) C ritual of organization, j In groups of four, new senators were escorted to the rostrum and sworn in. Quickly, the Usual procedure of adopting a resolution to notify the house and the president that the senate was ready for business was accomplished. : All this was preliminary to a session which many prophesied: weald prove the most important in the nation's history. TharsH day it will meet in Joint session to hear President Roosevelt deliver his annual message, making recommendations for eon-gresstonal action. After that the session will settle down to the details ot its great task. The membership, milling about the chamber, was called to order by Clerk South Trimble. The chaplain, the Rev. James Shera Montgomery, prayed briefly, asking that the membership be vested with , a "great discretion," and then nominations for the speaker' ship were received. Martin, one of a committee which escorted Rayburn down the center aisle, presented him to the house in a brief address. "The 77th congress was known as the war congress," he said. "This is going to . be known as the Victory Congress. This congress is going to see this war in a decisive and early end." I ' : That, he added, was the "aim of every one," and impressively; he continued: The leaders of the opposition pledge their effort to that end." Ia ' Rayburn, ho went on to say, the house had elected a "really great speaker," and a "great American." The speaker, accepting his post. said he was deeply moved. "We have just closed a great congress," hev said. "We were criticized and we will be criti cized.' Congress, he said, makes but cannot administer the laws. It declares wars but others must fight them. The 77th congress. he added, passed every law and granted every dollar that was necessary for the war. "I believe and I trust," he aaaea, inai tne congress assembling today will so i act that . do -. . . just criticism will not fan upon it" Bringing up himself the bris tling issue of presidential powers,! he reassured the impatient among the membership that there Was: abundant cooperation i between the White House and congress.! Congressional leaders confer with' the president weekly, he said, and discuss future proposals ! and ac tions. . . - "It is sny unwavering inten tion to defend and protect the rights the prerogatives and Itbe powers of the house of represen tatives," he' said, as both sides of the aisle applauded vigorously. Adding that there was coopera tion at the White House, he took sharper tone in speaking of other divisions of the executive branch of the government. Officials in these! agencies,! he said in a tone of strong determination, "must consult" -those who are responsible to congress. "I trust and I believe that that will be done, he added. : As for the war, b most be pressed ea to victory, and there aat bo "no stoppiaa awtn the vaiUllw mmd pasaaisaa f Berlin, Rome and Tokyo are wiped from the face of the earth. j ! "We must win the war and keep it won," Barbara said, and after the victory we must "disarm these vandals and keep them disarmed.'' Rep. Sabath (D-HL), toe dean of the house, t atiministered the oath to. Rayburn. -.; Then, the speaker administered the oath to the house. The members stood, with right hands raised, and chorused the usual I do," at the close. Salesmen to Get Gas : 1 PORTLAND. Jan. -6PHState OPA Director Richard Montgomery said Wednesday that ; some salesmen would be granted increased gasoline allotments, effective Friday. I Only salesmen engaged in es sential wartime pursuits will be upped . from B to C allotments. he said. , . OZ2GOU STATESMAN. Salem. Enemy Planes, Ships Wrecked Kiska Cargo Vessel - Sunk; Navy Force -Batters IIunda ; , A (Continued from Page D A ka. This would place it in the Bering; sea and far off the usual supply routes from Japan to Kiska. There were possibilities that it had "been driven off its course by bad weather: or had purposely made a wide circle in an effort to avoid American- air patrols. ; A Liberator heavy, bomber located the other Japanese ship 189 miles southwest of Kiska Wednesday. It scored one direct hit and two near hits on the vessel. The actions brought the Japanese ship losses in the Aleutians to 14 sunk, six Jbrobably sunk and SI damaged, f '. . WASHINGTON. Jan. -(JP) la a daring foray into the Japanese - dominated middle Solomons, an American ' force of sarfaee warships has shelled aad battered the enemy air base and installations at Maada, New Georgia island, r The operation, : which was carried out during the early morning darkness Tuesday, was reported in ' a navy communique Wednes day which told also of an air at tack, with uncertain results,' on a heavy Japanese cruiser, and the bombing of an enemy transport some 300 miles north of Guadal canal island. In addition, the communique related that 84 ' Japanese - were killed In mopping up operations in the Mount Austen sector of Guadalcanal. Mount Austen, 1314-foot peak southwest of the American-held airfield,' was wrested from the Japanese Jan uary 4. in an me operations, seven Japanese planes definitely were shot down and four others were probably destroyed. Two United States planes were lost. . Flying Fortresses attacked the Japanese cruiser at Bain, Boa-rainTille island. They were accompanied by Lockheed Lightning fighters which got into a battle with 15 Japanese planes. Three of the enemy were shot down and two others probably downed. The Japanese transport hit by bombs was attacked by Flying Fortresses in the Shortland Island area. All these attacks, together with an air raid on RabauL in which Gen. Douglas McArthur reported that nine ships were hit, fell into a general pattern of 'operations designed to upset, an apparently impending Japanese move in the southwest Pacific. Davis Doubts Halsey Stand For '43 Win F (Continued from Page 1) F ently were finding the publication hard to answer. German, Italian and Japanese radios still are showing a great deal of indignation about the white book, Davis told bis press conference, and for want of a better reply "are telling their people, for instance, that it is a 'se ries of counterfeits." AUCKLAND, New Zealand, Jan. 6-!p-Adm. William F. Hal sey, jr., United Nations comman der-in-chief in the south Pacific who recently predicted the com plete defeat of the axis in 1943, has a low estimate of the Japanese service man. .In an interview in New Zea land, the United States admiral stood confidently; on his prediction of allied victory this year and added: "When we first started out, I held one of our men equal to three Japanese. I now increase this to 20. They are not supermen al though they try to make us believe they are. They are just low monkeys. I say. monkeys because cannot say what I would like to call them." i Rating Order Revoked, Dam WASHINGTON, Jan. 6 The war production board revok ed Wednesday preference ratines orders issued to the corps of en gineers for 65 flood control and river and harbor ""projects included in the army's civil works program. The. office of war information said the action was In line -with the policy to curtail work On non-war, nature in order to conserve materials and equipment essential to the war effort - Among (he projects were: '-' Oreroau 3orcna reservoir - (relocation); Malheur river (saeg . ging):.:Westpert district, : Washington, V Columbia 'river, Vancouver, ; Washington, to Bon- nevde- Oregon , (river and -har bor project) Preference rating orders revok ed today included : one issued to: American ; Food - Products cor poration for building and equipment 'for producing ; pre-cooked dehydrated. potato .shreds - at Klamath Falls, Oregon. Oregon. Thundar &eaSa& ON THE HOME FRONT By ISABEL When the AP wires brought in tonight (Wednesday)! the story of the finding . of Bui ' Wagner's body,' ! stretched" a! long arm across my desk to a blue-covered volume I had a few hours earlier placed beside the old red Roget's Thesaurus. And I read again the blithe chapter, therein entitled "Buzz Wagner Goes Aloft" - .- . vf - i-JV ,1'' ' The book, Stewart ; HolbrookB latest is "None More Courageous, and it wasn't placed on my desk as a j reference work, although many a newspaper person; over the nation will j so use ; it Rather,; I had Jit, there to make sure that mis column ; stayed between the column rules and as a sort of exhibit Then lit goes home to its place in the bookshelves ; that arent there (wanted a cabinet-maker). For ifs a volume I shall want to keep. In his own breezy, understanding style, Stewart Holbrook has helped the heroes jbf the first months ; of America's participation in the war on to immortality. When I; first knew him. he ' was doing; Just that for police officers, district attorneys and now aad thea a gunman of the old west as he wrote tree stories of crimes in the wilds of southwestern Oregon. Sawdust too, was in his; blood, aad he coald pat into his yarns from logging camp aad sawmill the anpolish-ed humanity, the rhythm of oat-door living aad the Ideas and ideals of roagh characters, all woven together ia saeh a way that it came oat living, breathing, readable staff he'd blush at the description, bat it met the qualifications one of any aaiver-sity professors used to hand oat for "prose poetry. 1 V Since that day, Stewart Holbrook has put part of his research Body of Ace Boyd; Wagner Found, Plane D (Continued from Page 1) D have shot down between 19 and 50 Japanese ships. He was sent home on special assignments last falL j Wagner left Eglin Field, Fla., November 29 and last was heard from by radio as he passed near Crestview, Fla, 50 miles north. Wagner's father joined in the search for his son last month, but returned home recently, badly worn out physically. ! Wagner quit toe University of Pittsburgh in his junior year to enlist as a flying cadet. He was made a second lieutenant in 1938. "Buzz" was a taciturn sort of fellow who dealt more in action; than words. He never would discuss bis. personal activities, although associates said he destroy ed somewhere between 15 and 50 Japanese- planes in the early weeks of the war. When the war broke out, Wag ner was a first lieutenant stationed near Manila. There are many stories about his feats which led to this becoming the youngest lieutenant colonel in the army after he had been transferred to Australia. One of these : was about the time "Buzz" and squadron dove on a Jap landing party at Vlgan. His companions i were ; all shot down, but "Buzz" made five sepa rate attacks," returning each time for more fuel and ammunition. Another story was aboat the time three 'Zeros" chased him around a volcano. His plane was faster on a level flight bat , slower as a climber, so he kept going around the volcano until he was chasing the Jans. Wagner! was ' credited I with downing three 'planes i during one of toe biggest aerial dogfights of the early New Guinea campaign. Gable Gains , Gun Emblem TYNDAIXi FIELD, Fla, Jan. (&y3rkj Gable quit the movies to try for a job as army aerial gunner and ! that's howif s go- 'W ,to bei . J ; m - VH Tall, tanned, and wearing the mustache which identified him in m a n y a i Hollywood production, Gable received Wednesday the sil ver wings ot an air force gunner; emblematic-of successful - complex tion of TyndaH Field's tough course.;:'iri11-1:; '; r-1 - : Where hell go now is something even Gable doesn't know but he hopes" im be to eombat service. to get a , crack at Tojo and the Jerries with , the business end of a heavy machine gun.! , Awarding the .silver emblem to Gable, now a first lieutenant in the air force. Cot W.; A. Maxwell described toe former film star as "an excellent student", lanccrr 7. ,1513 CinLDS into criminal records in a book called M ur d e r Out Yonder," which graces the shelves of many a fine.library5?; The sawdust odor hangs around "Holy- Old Mackinaw," his " first published book; which was a best seller- and still is the best book available on the subject he calls if Ma natural history of the American Lumberjack., . - s r . Readers of history know of Holbrook as author ! of that stirring biography, "Ethan Allen," while I equally enjoyed the book he says tost him the most life-risking effort, "Iron Brew,", story of a century of American ore . and steeL - r r Now, you see,' I've scarcely touched on "None More Courageous," despite Its presence on my desk and the fact that I've read it once and, re-read the-chapter on Buzz Wagner. ' . ; Only Willamette valley "hero mentioned in the volume is FJ-wyn L. Christman, Mt Angel, listed among those from Pat-wing Tea who received the navy cross. ? But The Voyage of Harley Olson occupies one chapter with its story of Merchant Sailor Olson, who recalled days and songs at Washington high school, Portland.. v"i; ' Holbrook, known to most Oregon newspaper folk and to many newspaper readers, went east late last summer to meet and inter view such men as Wagner and Bulkley of torpedo- boat fame and to view for himself army and navy records of heroic men and women (there's a chapter on nurses in the Philippines) who already have blazoned records for themselves and their country across the scarlet page of this war. Piano Crashes NORFOLK, Va, JTan. g-OT-A navy land plane crashed north of Fentress, Va-, Wednesday, killing its pilot It Comdr. John Richard Yoho, USN, 34, and its passenger, j George Thomas Blalock, aviation chief radioman, USN, 34. Commander Yoho, a native of Portland, Ore, is survived by his widow, Mrs. Mary W. Yoho, a stepson, Peter Wells, and his par- j ents, Mrs. E. R. Seufert, of Port- j land, Ore, and Jud Yoho, of Youngs town, Ohio. TOPEKA, Kas., Jan. 6-(P)-At least one crewman parachuted to safety in the flaming crash of a i heavy bomber from the Topeka air base in a farmyard near White City, Kas, Wednesday night Lt. L. E. Larson, public relations officer of toe air base, said the number killed in the crash was not yet known and may not be determined until Thursday morning. SIBLEY, Pa, Jan. -JP-Seven I men parachuted to safety when an army bomber crashed a half mile east of here Wednesday afternoon. None of the men were injured seriously. SHREVEPORT, La, Jan. Three bodies of three more Barks- dale field fliers were removed from a wrecked bomber in Cross Lake Wednesday and identified by army authorities. . Internal Revenue , Of f ices Aid, Tax . J. W. Maloney, collector of internal revenue for the district of Oregon, .has announced that, in accordance with instructions received from the commissioner of internal revenue, Washington,. DC, major zone offices have been es tablished at Salem, Eugene, Klam ath Falls and Pendleton. , .. : .These offices will be. kept open for service to . the public , during the entire business day, and as personnel and equipment become available the service I extended will be enlarged to include the distribution of forms, acceptance of, current returns -and payments, including cash," and, if warranted, the . sale of revenue ; stamps in limited kinds and quantities. During the absence of zone dep uty collectors the offices will be! in charge of a elerk-otenographer who is qualified to render assist ance to toe public . , ;, , Cain to Spealt - - -"V .-rJPORTLAND. Ore, Jan. 6.-0F)-. Mayor Harry P. Cain of Tacoma will .address Oregon democrats at their annual Jackson F day dinner i here Saturday; " ' ' Last Times mm'Avmfi; ToaJght Plas Second e eatare 1 Produce IPrice Top Simplified 1 : Fixed Margins Set ; I Machinery Reaclr ,To Hit Shortages j i' : - " ' g (Continued-'from ' Page 1) E ; had established machinery for dealing with temporary local i shortages of meats, butter, ; eggs and other essential foods arising out of maldistribution.; " : - '' Ti norta of shortaees have been received by the food administra tion from many areas,! particular ly from ernes which j have " naa ham increases in population re- lultinit from-defense i plant em- ployment - ; The imachinery provides for the creation of state and area food committees, to , be composed of representatives of the food tn-dustryj and government officials, to 1 handle critical supply problems. " j These committees, expected to he . functioning - throughout . the country within ten days, will re- ceive ana lnvesugau: ; omniumm of f shortages, and, where com-plaintsj are verified, arrange for the movement of supplies to alleviate! conditions. -- The commit tees - also will ' determine - causes of shortages-and recommend steps to preyent toeir recurrence. i This1 machinery will serve pend ing; th Inauguration of consumer rationing of short foods. Food officials . said they expected rationing to correct many problems of maldistribution that have arisen as a- result of short supplies and the- war economy. j ' .-.v-; j In telegrams to regional directors of the food distribution administration authorizing the appointment of state and local food committees, Director Roy F. Hen-drickson said when .a genuine shortage is found the local food committees should toke steps to relieve; the situation through voluntary! cooperation by calling on manufacturers or distributors to expedite movement to the point of shortage. If the situation-can not beicorrected locally, the com mittees were directed, to call upon state committees or upon the food distribution - administration , in Washington for assistance in moving in supplies. r Economic Staff Urged WASHINGTON, Jan. -(flP) Legislation to set up an "econom ic general staff to take charge of war production in all its phases, including manpower, with a "dras tic reorganization of existing agencies,! was recommended: by m senate subcommittee Wednesday. j 1-1 1 1 1 !T TODAY, FliU SAT. Their Greatest Jey-FHled mt Wg CUSAT AND Hg ORCHESTRA fCARE, SOFT I SHOULDERS" Mas - Hit Cartooa lueg; Last Times Today -Plas-Tim Holt in "DUDE BOY" j . Coming Friday (ho Day Only t Ifatiaee and Eveatag On Slane! h 1 Hus Feature- fl-tL ' V -RACNO ACTION f 1 YTZtl. t ' III " ? I Two Chicago Fif3 ICill 6 Percpno,; Hurt40Otlier3 CIHCAGO, Jan. HPh wot explosivefires one in a crowded bowling alley Tuesday midnight a thm other in a truck repair plant Wednesday brought death to six persons and sent to hospitals. ; v ft Seven "workers ; were injured whn flames and three explosions swept through the repair shop ofT the Neil company ai.zaoo -vi. Grove avenue late Wednesday. " ; : Six men perished, 33 persons were hurt seriously enough to re quire hospital treatment and scores of others suffered 'minor injuries in the midnight bowlina; alley blase. Some investigators theorized that it may have oeen . started by crossed. wires In a foul ; signal system and that the subse quent explosion may have result ed from pin cleaning' fluid on the premises. LOWELL Mass., Jan. 0 -v7" A dozen "i persons were injured as panicked men and women were rescued from a fire to the Omaha : Packing company plant Wednesday, some of them with their clothing and hair in flames. ' ! 1 T ?5v (Miu . AltXANDi KODA 111 II Box-Offlco Opea AS Today J) rTTTi fll.alfllllf!l mm second iirrt ft ': f ... mmmmmmmmm sat ..mn. T IX I. -, 1

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