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•/•/:• PAGETEN—-THE MORNING AVALANCHE ''•TVolT" t, Keeis Laid For More Fighters Lubbock, Texas, Friday, February 13, 1942 Dial 4343 For The Avalanche-Journal Office* PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 12. Quickly and without formal ceremony, the Navy launched three fighting ships today into the same wcters from which sailed the first Continental fleet 165 y°ars ago. Busy workers left their wartime jobs only long enough to see the destroyers Butler and Gherardi go down the ways at the Philadelphia Navy yard and the cruiser Montpelier slide into the Delaware river at nearby Camden, Dizzy Dean Is Speaker At Matador Father-Son Meet Daily Markets Livestock . ,. N. J. Keels Are Laid All three vessels — completed four to five months ahead of schedule—were launched within 10 minutes of each other. Five minutes later keels were laid for two new escort vessels. Secretary of Navy Frank Knox declared in a message to Rear Admiral A. E. Watson, commandant of the fourth naval district, that the lanchings were a "part of. America's answer to the Axis' challenge and treachery." The workmen also were commended by Rear Admiral George H. Rock, U. S. N. retired, president of the Webb Architecture. Institute of Naval Synthetic Rubber Firm Organized (By Tfce Associated Press) 'DALLAS, Feb. 12.—Efforts to establish a synthetic rubber and allied products industry in Texas moved a step nearer fruition to- day as a group of bankers and business men from over the state organized the Texas Defanse Industries, Inc. This corporation, a non-profit organization, will have for its purpose the carrying on of further investigations and studies into the facilities for the location of synthetic rubber plants in Texas as a part of the national war effort. Underwritten By 40 Men The new corporation was underwritten by 40 subscribers over the state, each one of whom agreed to put up $250, the money to be paid in before the end of this week. Athens Man Offers To First Tires 'ATHENS, Feb. 12. tU.PJ—Ashley ; Mixon, a canning machinery .; broker, offered today to buy the first set of automobile tires manufactured from Henderson county synthetic rubber. " He said he would pay $1,000 for" .. four tires, size 6.00x16. Athens civil organizations have been urging that a synthetic rubber plant be established here. The - location, they pointed out, is near natural gas fields. Mrs. Roosevelt Had Planned To Resign ITHACA, N. Y., Feb. 12. (U.R) _ Airs. Franklin D. Roosevelt, at an informal press conference today said she "always intended to re-sign from the Office of Civilian .Defense when organization of that • ofice is completed." Here to speak at the Cornell university farm and home week •celebrations, the first lady remarked that she would "organize herself out of the OCD when her job was completed " KANSAS CSTV 'REPORT KANSAS CITY. Feb. 11 Wi— (OS0A)-- Hcg !,000: slow; early salts mostly 10-1S low«r thin Wednesday* average; some bids off more; top 12.50; good to choice 170-260 Itos 12.30-15.45; Jew 270-325 Ibs 12.00-ir.2i: sov. 11.25-11.65; few 11.75. Cftttle l.BOO; calves salable unri total 250; i'cd iteers openins flow steady; supply mostly medium to good shori fedr: some strens'h on lower grade cow» other she stoct steady; buliys vealers »n<l aalves unchanged: stocker and feeder classos steady; only a lijht to moderate carryover in dealers pens; earl" salts mediun to sood short Jed steers lO.Ji- 11.75; one load good to choice light s'teti held around 13.00: several loads good hollers 11.25-11.75; medium short fed steers - one load good to choice steers held around 33.00; several loads good heifers 11.25-11.15: medium short Jed heifers downward to 9.75; odd lots medium to food cows B.50-9.25. Good to choice vealers 12.50-H.50. Sheep 5,000; no early tales; opening bids around 25 lower; asking fu!!y steadr; best fed lambs held above II.S5. FORT WORTH REPOBT FORT WORTH. Feb. 12 (*>— (USDA) — Cattle 1.1W5; calves 500; most climes cattle and calves ful!y s-jady; good and choice steers and }«arlings 10.25-12.00. coraoion and medium slaughter steers and yearlings 7,00-3.75; beef cows 7.10-8 65 canners and cimers mostly 5.00-7.00; anils Iroax 6.50-9.00; fat calves 8.25-12.00, culls 6.75-8.00; ttocker steer calves 12.50 down Hogs 2.000; mos'. calves steady with Wednesday's bes; prices, closing 10-15c b "'. tt>P 12 ' 50> sood * nd cho! « 180-290 ?? ! 'J ,i 3 ^ 5; Kood ° nd c k-'!« 160*175 a ib 11.15-1225; -packing tows steady to J5c 9°5o"down ' s:uck " P ! * 5 - 5c higher. Sheep 1.000; ilMng classes steady- strictly goad lambs scarce; miied grade wpoled lambs 10.50-11.00, sho.-n Junbs S '5 .x year ' lc s s ° u - «« 8.25; 2-year-old wethers 7.00 and shorn aged wethers 6.25- good feeders scarce. Official Record? Marriage Licenses H. C. Goodpasture. 23, of ievelltnd and Miss Dapheene Hutchings. 25. of Lubbock D, A. Thompson, 21, and Hiss Sidney BUI CurKs, 18. both of Lubbock. nr?, yd v ? m £. n> 41> Ol Shawnee, Okla., R n4 Mrs Vela C. Peek. 33, of Lo, Anjeles, Lubbock Courts »•• MTH DISTRICT . Pitts. Jndre Presiding .ni suit CODNTT COURT 'J1' p " duc - Juare Presiding 5 i? (pma 2 a s ai! «t J- c. Morgan, debt and sequestration. Building Permits Mack Blair, owner, to construct one- d "' '<" « ™» " $250 . residence at . to construct 1505 Avenue. S, anrt H ,. Petr g! euai company, owner and Haaen l,eon Sign company, contractor to erect E :gri at 2424 Main street. «50. Launched Months Ahead Of Schedule* '' »» • ™^ 1>ccial ToT'ne AvaUn-he) MATADOR, Feb. 12. —Jerome. (Dizzy) Dean, onetime major lea- i gue baseball pitching great, drove from Houston to Matador today to keep a promise I made to be here tonight for the Lions club banquet.' 1 It was the fifth annual Lions father-son dinner in Malador First S^.V* * church - The erstwhile "ME" of "Paul and Me," was accompanied here by Mayor J. C. Edwards of Lancaster, Dizzy's adopted home. Ralph Brock, Lubbock county attorney, shared with Dean the speaking honors, directing advice to boys to be "truthful, faithful and righteous in all things/' To Go To Hot Springs The former St. Louis Cardinals nurler related how his mother died when he was 2 years old and ms father left with Dizzy and his brother, Elmer and Paul. He said ™™ n i er 5 d P rofes sional baseball in 1929 but was unable to make the grade with Houston of the Texas league. "Keep fighting," he told the youths and said he had done just that m making his \vay to the National league with the Cardinals and later with the Chicago Cubs. He characterized Matador people as a "fjne bunch of people " -, V,? a , n . was introduced by Henry it. .Pipkm, Matador justice of peace, and Howard Traweek, Motley county attorney, introduced Brock, iiobby Martin was master of ceremonies. Dr. J. S. Stanley, Lions club president, introduced guests A capacity crowd attended Dean said he was due in Hot Springs, Ark., Friday night. ' Insane In Jails Shows Decline AUSTIN, Feb. 12. (ff>) -L The number of legally insane persons housed in jails because of limited eleemosynary facilities declined from 708 in January to 375 this month. Chairman Weaver Baker of the State Board of Control said further there were fair prospects for removing in additional 50 persons possibly all of them women, to state hospitals by the end of February. Smallest In Years . homas, M. E. and stone, E K. jjeese and W. E. Allen, contractor f construct IS defers resident at 2403 fb \i 9 ',?• ,l Sl Ji 7 - "' 2! " 23 ' M - ° 5 - "a , I n™ Tl ^ t . 5 ;- £el:0ad <*«»• ",50 Questioned about the appoint° f Ma ? ris Chane y' dancer . Screen Actor Melwn 1 " the ° CD ' Mrs - " "It would be hard to match the the eople who ha ™ that ot the 'Papersack' Bandit (Continued From Page One) the tae Police * gas assault. _, . , i *J ~ — * * VMAJUCU and prepared for a tear- Are Arrested * Beard - climbing ' s - tairwa >-. «red at Hack- n n, ® h f' -. c- , t misse tf- The bandit fled again and there H , deposited his small pistol He came up the stairs again and R« rfne Beard , him. not have his hands up 10, 12, 14, each or $53.000 total company, contracto'r, to con^rucV^nl story frame residence at 413 Avenue c 9— O_ .?_ a ™ ldf Riffle, owner and contractor, to r,^ ,««one-story frame residences and 305 Avenue. W, $2,100 each. O Warranty Deeds S;, L - King ano wife to .Mrs iaS: bloct =-• * ri *'"' T £ VeI . e5s amj otne « to J. E. Wells lot . kj; -., V. O Adcock and husband to I. C Sim- 5 and w - block 2 - R - L - Stewart and wife to A. e -' ou " n °' ««lon EIii« btoek Oil And Gas Leases and the officer opened fire, hit- in least twice. , Willis died wounding. Shortly after the shooting v< occurred so swiftly only a" •spectators gathered around jail, officers arrested a woman for questioning. at soon after his few the a man and Tu, the shooting Sheriff Sid McAdams said, Beard receiving a visit in his cell from the woman. Cellmate Testifies A trusty cellmate of the young bandit told officers in a newsman's «. presence that to his knowledge j Beard did not have a gun on him t before today. *-. Beard was known as the Paper- jj ; sack bandit because he employed « . the strategem of hiding a pistol * • thus when he saillicd into a bank. J -i-ssi week Beard was sentenced hc.-f! to 25 years for a drug store ' holdup. He recently had been convicted of bank robberies at Bowie and Kocona. He drew 20 years for the SS,505 Stamford bank robbery last Sept 12. Japs In Philippines (Continued From Page One) awaiting additional new supplies and reinforcements before resuming the offense against Gen Douglas MacArthur's little defending army. s In Manila and .other occupied areas of the islands, the Japanese had clamped tight control over all printed matter. A late day com- munique from the War department told of a Japanese proclamation which imposed the latest of many restrictions on the Filipinos No newspaper, book or phamplet may be published without Japanese permission, and the contents must be censored, the proclamation said, threatening severe punishment o£ violators. A Food Scarcity Meanwhile reports reaching MacArthur's headquarters suggest that occupied areas of Luzon faced a food scarcity because farmers had fied their-homes to escape harsh treatment from Jap soldiers. Enemy alarm over the situation was evidenced by a proclamation Jasuod by Lieut. Gen. Masaharu Homma, the Japanese top commander, appealing to the Filipinos as "Dear Brcthern" to harvest nee- Icctcd crops. The farmers have crowded into Manila or hidden in the mountain* inn communique said. "While you arc hiding in the mountains to escape the war the crops will rot up and the seedlings of sugar cane for the next v e ar will be lost." the proclamation said. If you leave them you must die .rom starvation on the roads." Brazil's cotton factories .„. breaking all production records. arc Buy A Defeiwe Bond TODAY* Dr. Walter J. Howard DENTIST 403 Myrick. Bldg, Dial 5621 The number now temporarily quartered in jails is the smallest m years, Baker added. He said the January survey was made at the suggestion of Gov Coke R. Stevenson who urged that existing hospitaliaztion facilities be extended to as many insane as possible. „ The outlook after February was uncertain. The legislature at the last general session made appropriations for additional buildings and equipment at hospitals for the insane which would absorb the list awaiting admission. However, the control board is seeking priorities ratings for material needed and has received no indication whether special ratings will be given. Other Problems Created The war has created other new problems for state hospitals, training schools and orphanages. Chief among these is food prices This means Baker said, that available appropriations must be conserved and new economies developed. Also, budget requests for the biennium beginning Sept. 1, 1943 must be considered in the light of the changed conditions. Japanese Repulsed (Continued From Page One) abandoned operations.' 5 The enemy had fought steadily and skillfully to throw a bridgehead across the- Salween in the jungles of Paan, but the British positions have held fast with constant aid from the air. Heavy Casualties Doxvn at Martaban, where the Japanese crossed and occupied the town a unit of the king's own Yorkshire light infantry got at close quarters charged with the oayonet. "The enemy fled, throwing away their weapons and suffering considerable casualties," the com- munique said. It was believed that detachments of the invading force still occupied abandoned Martaban rmt *V>o •D^:*:_-u __ - . ^^cit. but uhe British so invested the were area that enemy aircraft ere brought up to pound them in the enviorns of the town » rPtl R ^' S - BIenheil " bombers and the Hurricane and the Tomahawk fighters flown by both the British and the American volun- -eer group again were blastinc at Price Of Milk To Go Up Here (Continued From Page One) who produce milk entirely for wholesale. In Lubbock, tl;e annual fee ranges from a minimum of $3 to a maximum of $30 per year, depending upon the number of cows. Only three members of the commission were present, so Mayor Carl E. Slaton promised that the request will be considered for definite action at an early meeting of the full membership. Those present Thursday were the mayor and Commissioner W. B. Price and Hub Jones. Commissioners W. G McMillan and Garland Newsom were absent for business reasons. Routine Business Routine business occupied the attention of the relatively brief commission session. Additional guards at Municipal airport were authorized EO as to meet tightened requirements of the Civil Aeronautics authority. Two sets of officials were named to serve March 3 in the election on a proposed northwestward extension of the city limits. Both elections will be held in the municipal courtroom in the police department building. George W. Foster, W. E. Ballew and Mrs. J. S. Johnson will be judges in the election in which voters residing within the city limits will ballot. R. Bush Smith, W. E Kitrell and Mrs. F. M. Maddox will conduct the election for those living in the proposed extension. A majority in favor in both elections will be necessary before the extension can be ordered. All those named to officiate reside within the city limits which, according to City Attorney Durwood H. Bradley, is a requirement of law. Fawver Assistant Chief . A stop sign was ordered placed on the east side of Avenue J at Eighth street. An appropriation of $150 was authorized to match an equal sum provided by the county commission to buy books for the downtown recreation center in the American Legion hall for service men. An appropriation of $1,500 for the City-County Welfare association was approved. Aubrey Fawver, police identifications officer, was appointed acting assistant chief of police and his salary increased to $168 per month on the recommendation of Police Chief Don Reeder. He is to act in the position from which Bill Mabray was granted a leave of absence several months ago so that he might serve during the emergency in the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Former Resident Of Lubbock; Terry Dies V. A. Short, 35, formerly of Lubbock and Terry counties, died early Thursday- morning at the home of his father, W. A. Short, m Rochester, after a lingering illness. He is survived by his father; one brother, Amon Short of Mathis; four sisters, Mrs. H. G Richards of Anton, Mrs. J. D' Richards and Mrs. W. P. Reid of Stanton and Mrs. Ross Wallsworth of O'Brien. Funeral services will be con- ducted at the Primitive Baptist church in Rule today and burial will be in Rule cemetery. -urst annual banquet in hotel of B'nai B'rith, Positions -,V~ „ tu— ^ * ulw «"u positions along the whole front, both morn- mg and evening. Eagfe Scouts Organize And Elect Officers were elected TK t ,^ luu Thursday mght at the first annual banquet for Eagle Scouts at lexican inn, a s the concluding eature of National Boy Scout Elected were Fike Godfrey of ?T r 'J^ rcsic - ent ' H °ward Lanfcrd, of Lubbock, Carl Minor of Floydada and Bill Laine, of Spur vice ^residents; Maurice Hood of Lubbock. secretary-treasurer: Jerry Smyth, of Lubbock, historian, and '€-orge Bradley o£ Ty'icr, a Texas ANNOUNCING GRAHYIUE JOKH50H DRUG STORE 1947 I9Jh Formerly Hotel Drug Co, Col. Gilbert Speaks To Jewish Lodge Col. Thomas L. Gilbert, commander of the Army air base west of Lubbock, and Lieut. James E. AicDaniel, post chaplain, were speakers Thursday night at the Hilton , Jewish patriotic lodge. Rabbi Isadore Garsek was mas- :er of ceremonies and Claude jrollman welcomed approximately 60 persons who attended. Specials number were presented by Mrs. Alexander Cole's pupils. A description of planes, training courses and equipment at the air base was given by Col. Gilbert ie explained that Lubbock had been selected as the site for aerial nstruction because of its greater number of ftying hours than other ocations. Lieut. McDaniel commended the courage and spirit of democratic Americans. B'nia B'rith is an 'organization devoted to increasing patriotism and philanthropy and has assisted many men in service, it was explained. 'Sans Origins' Not Name Of A Town; It's To Conceal Location CHICAGO, Feb. 12. WP)—A telegraph company official picked up his telephone and heard the same question for the 10th time in 24 hours: "Where's this town 'Sans Origine'? My son is with an American Expeditionary Force and cabled me from there." The official explained "Sans Origine", a French phr&se meaning "without origin", is used on cablegrams in war time to conceal the location of troops. Chef At Stork Glub Is Slain NEW YORK, Feb. 12. CU.PJ — Louis Bost, 37, one of the country's best known chefs, was found slain in his apartment early today. His fiancee, Miss June Oldeman 36, of Dorchester, Mass., was arrested by police and charged with homicide. Miss Oldeman knocked on the door of the apartment house superintendent at 3 a. m., and, when he responded, said: "Something has happened to my friend." He went to Bost's apartment and found him sprawled on the bed dead, his chest lacerated by several knife wounds. Miss Oldeman told police she arrived yesterday from Dorchester for a vacation and to marry Bost. They quarreled intermittently until early this morning when, she said, Bost' suddenly thrust something into my hand." Switch-Board Operator "My mind went blank," she continued. "I don't know what happened then." Detectives found a long bladed pocket knife in a drawer of a bureau m the room. This, they be- wn e .?'«v, Wa £ the wea P° n which killed the chef. H, B ^' f F f enchr nan, was chef at the Stork club, New York's smartest night club and the temple of cafe soaety He formerly was chef at the Ritz-Carlton, the Westchester country dub, and Bradley's in Palm beach. Miss Oldeman is a switchboard operator. Filipino Morale CContinued From page One) hours before they were released with an unctious: "Sorry, mistake." Few Demonstrations The suspects are denounced by Manila's Quislings — politically Sakdalistas and Ganaps — who point out the victims "to sentries When the Quislings fail to turn in suspects; 'they are tied up themselves: Hence they make accusations at random. One' Filipino who told the Japanese where they could find 5,000 gallons of hidden gasoline was first rewarded, then later shot for failing to uncover additional supplies. There have been few anti-Japanese demonstrations because of the fear of reprisals but hatred of the invaders and their puppets, such as Artemio Ricarte and Eugenio Aguinaldo, military leader of the 1899 insurrection, is understood to be widespread. Food and money are very scarce, almost the only supplies coming from looters who raided warehouses and stores after the U. S Army evacuated the city. Industry Is Dead Rice when available costs 25 cents a package where it used to be 5 cents. A single match costs 15 Juveniles Will Be Questioned A harmonica playing Sweetwater boy and a thrice-escaped E) Paso youth were returned to Lubbock Thursday afternoon and will go before juvenile authorities here to explain some of their escapades. • Originally the El Paso boy—both are 16 years old—had been charged jn justice court of J. T j n - mon with theft of a car belonging to L. E. Grimes. J. P. Posey, chief deputy sheriff, who with Jolm Truly of the police department went to Wichita Falls to accept custody of the juveniles, said the Sweetwater ooy sang imd whistled rr-.ost of the way back to Lubbock, "I hope those fellows up there are soft-hearted and I may get out of this. I have never been in trouble before—just ask anyone in Sweetwater," he was qudted as saying. The other has escaped both Oklahoma and Texas reform schools, ana once escaped from a Texas sheriff, Posey said. The automobile was stolen Tuesday night from the Grimes used car lot at 1403 Texas avenue after the lot's office had been burglarized and ignition switch keys taken. Wichita Falls officials arrested the youths Wednesday. Posey said had solo a valuable camera in Lubboek Tuesday afternoon for $4. Investigation will be conducted to determine where they obtained the camera, he said. U.S. Navy Attfacks (Continued From Page One) there were casualties was not stated. Four U. S. scout bombers were lost in the attacks on Rio and Kwajalein islands and one was lost at Taroa. On Feb. 1 the Navy had reported a total of 11 U S planes had failed to return from the attack. The discrepancy High Priority Rating To Be Granted To Tin Smelter Being Constructed Near Houston Appeals Court Proceedings .« AMAHILLO REPORT AMARILLO, Feb. 12. (JP>— Proceedings in the court of civil appeals, seventh district:. Motion granted: Neal Glen Prescott vs. City of Borger et al, rehearing. in that report and in the one-issued tonight as to the cost of the raid to the fleet forces was not immediately clarified. Jap airplanes destroyed were two large seaplanes, 15 fighter planes, 11 scout bombers and t<fn additional bombers. In addition-to those which the ftavy described as having been destroyed in the main actions in the Gilbert islands, the official announcement also disclosed that at Makin island in the Marshall group American forces destroyed two enemy patrol planes and badly auxiliary vessel damaged one which a third enemy patrol plane was destroyed at sea. centavos. Business and industrial life is FUNDS APPROVED WASHINGTON, Feb. 12 _ A 522,800,000,000 aprepriaiion for the War Department for the fiscal year of 1943-sccond in size onlv 10 the vast allotment for the Navv expansion program—was approved Hous<i VETERAN DIES GRAVETTE, Ark., Feb. 12. ? T J l « C tT L ' Erown - 62 . comman- rtcr of the Arkansas department of bpamsh American War Veterans died during last night. Technological college student, reporter. Dr. F. B. Malons wss named sponsor by the first class of Eagles Master of ceremonies was Fred Wjclmoyer of Wichita Falls, also a Texas Tech student. Thirty Esglc Scouts attended Dr. A. E. Gesell DENTIST 234 Lubbock National BIdg Dial 2-2681 dead. The Filipinos arc ignoring Japanese appeals to go back to work. Jap bazaars are the only stores open. Trolleys and one bus line run, but only half a dozen private cars are allowed to operate. People wander about aimlessly and go indoors at 6 p. m., although the curfew is not until 10 o'clock. Americans interned :n the city are allowed the freedom of the campus of Santo Tojr.as university at certain hours and may receive a little fruit once every four days from their former servants and employes. Son, Father Bayonetttd Their treatment however Is pretty much up to the sentries who sometimes forbid male internees to shave for a certain number of days. Americans over 50 and women with young children arc allowed to live at home, but they lack food and money. A majority of the Japanese soldiers now on duty in the city are quite young. They now have abandoned their uniforms and wear make-shift civilian outfits with a uniform helmet and usually carry only a bayonet. They use these bayonets. Recently a 7-year-old Filipino noy was run through for walking behind instead of in front of a ^entry. The child's father then was bayonetted when he tried to recover the body. Potter Over-Pledges Democratic Quota FORT WORTH, Feb. 12. (/P) _ Potter county was the first 'in lexas to over-subscribe its quota in the Democratic fund-raising drive culminating in a Washing-' ton birthday dinner here Feb 23 Haymond Buck, state chairman' announced today. ' The country's -quota was $450 Ine contribution wa s accompanied by the notation that campaign workers expected to quadruple Potter county's quota Woodville Rodgers of San Antonio has been named chairman of f«r r n /i twentieth district in the district, leaving only six without a leader in German, British Naval Battle (Continued From Page One) fighters. "Attacks by both Swordfish and coastal aircraft were pressed close to home in the face of intense fire from all vessels and opposition by enemy fighters. "Reports indicate the Swordfish scored at least one hit on one of the enemy heavy ships and one of the motor torpedo boats also claimed a possible hit, but owing to the intense barrage and the heavy smoke screen put up by the enemy it was impossible to see the results of the attack. Aircraft Missing "Six Swordfish aircraft are missing but some of the crews have oeen saved. There were no casualties in the coastal craft. "During this time the Dover defenses opened fire at extreme range which was replied to by enemy shore batteries «n the Frensh coast "The enemy force was repeatedly attacked by aircraft of the RAF, strongly escorted by fighters. | The results were difficult to see owing to low clouds, but according to premliminary reports coastal command Beauforts claimed three hits with torpedoes and the bomber command crews are confident that each of the main enemy units was hit by bombs. Faced Heavy Gunfire The attacks were pressed home with the greatest determination in the face of heavy anti-aircraft fire and sh-ong fighter opposition which resulted in the loss of 20 of our bombers (including five aircraft of the coastal command) and 16 fighters. "Fifteen enemy fighters were destroyed by our fighter escort and at least three more by the bombers themselves. "Destroyers under the command W M P 4' n- T --£ I -, 1Pi ? ey ' R - N " in ri. ivi. b. Campbell also proceeded to ,jn ter cept and attack the enemy. _ At 3:34 p. m. our destroyers sighted the enemy and went into the attack in the face of very heavy bombing by enemy aircraft and also heavy gunfire from all the enemy's surface ships. "Our destroyers took advantage of a ram squall to press the attacks home. Owing to low visibility and the heavy fire to which the destroyers were subjected, it was not possible to be Certain of the result of the attack, but there is reason to believe that at least one torpedo nit was obtained. "Casualties in our destroyers were not heavy. "When last sighted, the enemy had become separated .and were i (By The United Fresj) WASHINGTON, Feb. 12.—Th« U. S. tin smelter being constructed in' Texas will be granted a high priority rating and rushed to completion, Industry Operations Director J. S. Knowlson of the WPB announced today. The builders priority rating was rased to permit more rapid delivery of certain materials. The plant was started as an 18,000-ton smeltei, but has be£n increased to 52,000 tons capacity and may be increased still more. The smelter will be constructed near Houston. ihe state setup. Two more women co-chairmen were announced, Dr. Mollie Arm- *ianrf AT B ™wnwood for distict 21 and Mrs. L W "Plly" Stephens of Waco for district eleven. OCD Funds Okayed By Senate Committee WASHINGTON, Feb. 12. (<P) — A Senate appropriations sub-committee today approved a $160,000,000 deficiency appropriations bill providing $100,000,000 for mater- fSse Civilian The committee retained in the but two amendments inserted by the House last Monday prohibiting ~ t tion and activities entertainment as OCD and prohibiting the e «n nnn 1 ? de P?5 tmen t from paying $80,000 for a Donald Duck incoml PUBLISHERS TO MEET HOUSTON, Feb. 12. iff)— The Texas Newspaper Publishers asso- " tu meet here tomorrow, with Charles P. Manship of Baton Rouge, La., president of the southern Newspaper Pub'ishers association, delivering an address concerning censorship. A Defense Bond TODAYI Dr. R. E. Adkins [ Diagnosis and Internal [ Medicine j 2408 Broadway 2-2151 tax movie cartoon. ATTENTION Check our furniture values Joi iest prices on smart modern furniture. LIVING ROOM SUITES Attractive used pr£d $12.50,0 $39.50 BEDROOM SUITES Attractive vised SSd $29.50 & $39.50 DINNING ROOM SUITES 8-Piece suile, *»»»*» MA «k. new ________ $59.50 WALNUT POSTER A- - -. BED, Very clean __ ?15*CO GAS RANGE, Veiy $7-50 10 $39.50 9 x 12 MATTING RUGS, AH New Household Furniture Company 1212 Ave. H. Phone 6201 "Further reports from our forces are awaited." Grant Wood, Artist, Is Taken By Death IOWA CITY, la., Feb. 12 (¥>— Grant Wood, famed mid-western artist whose paintings caused periodic nationwide controversies died here tonight. Recognized as one of the greatest portrayers on canvass of the mid-western scene and the leader in. what has been termed a new regonal' school of art, the lowan would have been 50 years old tomorrow. Members Initiated Into Lions Club Twelve new members were initiated into Lubbock Lions club Thursday night at a venison barbecue at J. O. Ford Implement company, 1902 Avenue G. H. C. Pender, district governor, was master of ceremonies. He was assisted in initiation and arrangements by Dr. Marshall Harvey, James Kuykendall, Dr. F. G Har« baugh, Dr. Clyde Craig, JohrX> Toles, Ed D. Allen, Robert H. Bean, Arlie Crites and Cal Jennings. Venison was contributed by ' Vernice Ford, club president, and was brought to Lubbock after a hunting trip last fall. New members were R. G. Webb Dr. R.-Z. Abell, Dr. J. B. Jackson E. N. Lowe, Tom Ingram, C D Hall, John R. Hall, Hub Lee, Hop Halsey, J. O. Smith, Clem B Boverie and Cameron W. Trippe. Among 75 persons attending were three visitors, N. A. Payne, John W. Broome, sr., and H. S Weiss. Laura ingalls Trial (Continued From Page One) spoke calmly and volubly, and at times was admonished to hew to the matters at issue. At the opening of her testimony ,she gave her age as "over 35." She said she thought that every woman at some time had longed to play the exciting role of a Mata Hari. She said she tried to get a job with the FBI but J. Edgar Hoover turned her down saying he was not hiring women agents. She acknowledged she wrote letters to Dr. Hans Thomsen, then at the German r- *on • - Germ an cause expressed m the letters was actuated by her desire to ingratiate herself with the envoy so he would trust h In explanation of one letter w^;ftTn°,T! n> u n which she h ad written that she could "tear the skies apart in triumph" atiha German victory in Crete an d the To Jury Today w « 'to vitation es cratic convention of Sept When Your Heart Says: REMEKBEH- Send Flowers Flmvcrs VALENTINE'S DAY Saturday, February 14th! Flowers Are Not Expensive Potted Plant, AndBoquet, $-00 1 up Nice Corsage. Lubbock'E Leading Florist And Nurseryman TEXAS FLORAL CO. 2IST ST. DIAI, 3561 ;£?'*&..