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11' PAGE TEN—THE MORNING AVALANCHE iObjedor Given term In Prison IByThe Ur.llrf P.-rs:l DALLAS, Feb. 19. — Short, stocky Glenn Vogel Dodson, 23- year-old, self-avowed miijister of Jehovah's Witnesses listed by his selective service board es a "conscientious objector," was sentenced today in federal court to five years confinement. A jury found him guilty of refusing to report to Jiis draft board for assignment to civilian defense work, and Federal Judge T. Whitfield Davidson assessed a penalty of five years in a "place of confinement to be selected by the at- trrney-general." . Wore White Carnation An hour earlier the self-assured . youth, a white carnation in the coat lapel of his neat blue suit, was being questioned by assistant Federal District .Attorney Clyde Hood. "Are you willing now to shoulder a rifle and protect your home and country?" Hood asked. "My home, yes. . . ." hesitated Doson. "Your country! Your country!" insisted Hood. "Only under certain conditions," replied the dark-haired youth. "You believe strongly in our constitution—in every principle of freedom that is guarantees every man?" Wouldn't Salute Flag "I do!" "You know that that flag symbolizes every right of every free man. Will you rise and salute that flag?" "J can't and I won't. That's my statement." The jury was given the case •shortly afterward -and returned WP guilty verdict. It was end of a trial of the dapper young former sailor, who had written his selective service board that he did not believe in participating in any worldly government but "looked to the kingdom of God, promised by Christ." Dodson had not whhed an attorney. The court appointed one for him. Testimony-developed that Dodson, who spoke slowly and with his head tilted downward, looking at the court upward through his heavy eyebrows, was "out of pocket" from Jan. 11, 1941 when his ques- tionaire was maied to him until May 7, 1941 when the board received the questionnaire; was classified as 4-E, conscientious objector class; and was finally O r- d f" d to report for civilan work at Magnolia, Ark., where Jehovah's Witnesses were reported performing non-military tasks of national importance. Dodson failed to retrial. W3S then brou Sht to War Cabinet Changes (Continued From Page One) a- place in the war cabinet Appointment of Lyttelton was a guarantee that a younger man will boss Britain's production effort Cripps will lift much work from Churchill's shoulders by bein" Ms ° f "Vitally Necessary Jnlormed sources advanced the idea that Churchill's retention of the defense ministry was vitallv necessary because the post in-' <* m °rantous decisions Attlee will remain as Churchill's deputy, taking his chair at cabinet " the P " me m5nist -'s The withdrawal of Lord Beaver s££ fr0m the highest cecils of state -was seen as a victory for Labor Minister Bevin wholong " a ******* Forgery Cases Filed (Continued From Page One) ' e • above exemptions of more than ?2,000. The charge questions this statement. g <counlel for Martin at. to verify authenticity of & -PU>Torted to be Aut. Sheriff — he learned Abel had not signed a certificate to the bail bond fn«5 f heri «'s name ,had been forged to a statement on the reverse side of the bond, wherein he may vouch for ability of sureties to make good the bond The *> Burks said he sxispected' that cert;ficates P on other f in 1° Uth P!ains cou "forged signatures. He howevcr - 'mply that the He urged that sheriffs in various McDonodOpposes increase in Rates on rate increases re- by railroads and tracks r a Protest against freight rates on agricll- from J dllVeS ° ck : revenue, McDonald declared Tevas farmers and ranchers already wer-» paying, greater transportation costs man those in other sections. Buy A Defense Bond TODAYI I WANT TO BUY Oltl Newspapers. Magazines, Books for Naiianal Defense PHONE 7973 Daily Pick-Up Service . "Jack Williamson" _lubbock, Texas, Fr?t?«y, February 20, 1942 Associated Press' Star War Correspondent Learning To Swim In Miami Biltmore Pool Rw P. V Wf TCMk.rr't' *, ..... . . By E. V. W. JONES Associated Press Staff Writer MIAMI, Fla., Feb. 19.—Larry Allen, a star war correspondent of the Associated Press, has taken his first swimming lesson as he vowed to do while fighting death in the night-blackened waters of the Mediterranean. Pretty Peggy Diehl, professional swimmer from Minneapolis, is his instructor. His first awkward splashes in a swimming pool at the Miami Biltmore hotel were in sharp contrast to last December's struggle when 469 of his shipmates drowned. Wished He Could Swim Here spread the brilliant Florida sunshine and a blonde expert supported and coached him in ibur feet of. water. On that fateful night m the Mediterranean, he slid feet first down the side of the torpedoed British cruiser Galatea into the deep sea, fervently wishing he could swim. An under- inflated lifebelt and a piece of wreckage supported him. He didn't strike out along during this first swimming lesson, explaining; "I haven't relaxed yet. I'm still suspicious of water." His ambition at the start was to learn to swim 20 feet, "enough to escape the suction of a sinking ship and reach a piece of wreckage." Then his lovely instructor arrived to give the firs', lesson. Allen's ambition increased. Not Around Her Waist "I should like," hs declared, "to learn to swim the length of this pool." The Biltmore pool is 100 feet long. "Put ycur arms out—no, not around my waist, in front of you. Now, kick and make the arm strokes I showed you. Kick! I won't let you sink." Her arms supported him, and Allen, only American war correspondent allowed wilh the British flset in the present World war, shouted delightedly to friends on the tiled pool deck: 'Say! Tell Kent Cooper this idea is lovely!" Cooper, Associated Press general manager, had insisted that Allen take the Florida vacation before. returning to the Mediterranean war zone. Brief Bits Of Local News Max Lindsey, assistant district agent of the U. S. fish and wildlife survey, and H. C. Parker, a field man, are working in Borden county on a prairie dog control program for ranchers. Parker, of Snyder, also will work in Dawson and Gaines counties, E. G. Pope, district agent, reports. An annual Falher-and-son banquet for members of the Cooper Future Farmers of America chapter will be held in the high school auditorium Tuesday night, Jesse Johnson, vocational teacher reports. The affair will be a' pig roast, he said. Bids for laundry work at the army advanced twin-engine flying school at Hurlwood will be opened at 10 o'clock next Wednesday, according to notices posted here. The bids will be for the period of March 1 to June 30. Included in the job will be laundering of 129 000 sheets, 64,600 pillow cases 16,200 mattress covers, 810 caps 810 pair of pants, 1,710 aprons and 850 jackets. Major Wallace C. Warner is to open the bids. Crop reporters who are to make a survey of wheat land in Lubbock county for the Agricultural Adjustment administration are to meet today at the AAA office, 1320 Avenue Q for instructions, Walter Y. Wells, administrator, said Thursday. Land measurement is expected to be started next week. A few operalots of small farms near Lubbock have not, as yet, made application. ;or payment of their soil conservation payments under the Agricultural Adjustment administration, according to Walter Y. Wells, county administrator, Thursday. Notices are being sent to those who signed work sheets but who have not claimed their payments, advising them that March 31 is the deadline. ^ Most of ihe more ihan 90 Fuiure Farmers of America chanters in Area 1, will hold their" annual father and son banquet next Tuesday night, according to O. T. Ryan, area supervisor. All have been notified of a change in date from Thursday to Tuesday. Governor Coke Stevenson is to make the principal address over a statewide hookup between 7:30 and 3 .o'clock and each chapter has been asked to arrange for radio reception. Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Hollingsworth of 2510 Ruby street are parents of a son weighing 8 pounds born in the residence at 9:37 o'clock Wednesday night, Stewart & Benson clinic reported. The father is employed by Ben E. Keith company. W. L. Stangel, head of the animal husbandry department of Texas Technological college is to judge the Aberdeen-Angus entries in the San Angelo Junior Fat Stock show in early March. Ray C. Mowery, professor in the department, will judge boys' fat calves, in the same show. Abernathy had 127 men and Halo Center 113 men to register for selective service in the army m Monday's registration day, according to a late report from Plamview. Hale county registered 3,214 men in all, including a number who were registered from hospital beds or in jaii. A. son weighing 7 pounds 13 ounces was born in West Texas hospital at 3 o'clock Thursday morning to Mr. and Mrs. L. M. Green. Green is a farmer. Mr. and Mrs. J.,W. Simpson of 30 1 Tenth street are parents of a son weighing 8 pounds born in the residence at 9:37 o'clock Wednesday night, said Stewart & Benson clinic. The father is a truck driver for Lubbock Transfer and Storage company. Cecil McQuary, 31, poslad 5500 bail Thursday on a county court charge of liquor law violation, sheriff s deputies said. H. J. Letterman. 51, similarly charged the second time in th/ee days, was unable to execute $1,000 bond. Lieut. Commander H. J. Duncan. U. S. N., will be in Amarillo next Wednesday at the Navy recruiting office in the federal building to interview men interested in a naval construction regiment, J. E. Calloway, chief quartermaster and recruiting oificc, was informed this morning by Lieut. Com- Specialisi In Disorders of the ?oot DR. MARSHAU HARVEY CHIROPODTST 1109 AVZ. K. PH. 7341 mander W. B. Cranston, Dallas recruiting officer. Men in this section interested in joining the regiment shoulc 3 . be at the recruiting office in Amarillo by 9 a. m. Wednesday, Calloway said. Commander Duncan does not plan to visit Lubbock, but will be in Abilene the following day. Approximately 40 farmers attended an educational program on the expectations the government has for farmers Thursday night in New Deal rural high school auditorium. Speakers were Judge G. V. Pardue, Johnnie Starkey, Miss Mona Keeter, Casey Fine, H. D. Pool and Walter Y. Wells, all of Lubbock, and Mrs. J. H. Barnett and Mrs. E. W. Smith of the Monroe community. J. W. Randolph, vocational agriculture teacher, was chairman. It was the final meeting of the week, it was explained. Fire hit close to Byrd's Food market, in 100-biock Avenue H at 3 o'clock Thursday afternoon. ^A trash fire was extinguished in an alley at the rear of the store. At 2:35 o'clock firemen had gone to 1320 Twenty-fifth street to put out a trash fire at the-rear of the W. E. Ellis residence. There was slight damage. Considerable fire, smoke and water damage was caused in the Byrd store several weeks ago. rt War Guilt" Trial (Continued From Page One) ing been in prison 17 months, and made a scapegoat of defeat without the right to defend. myself because the press, radio and the chief of state himself are leagued against me? "We shall see where treason lay, and by whom France was betrayed." The defendants and their attorneys developed the following main arguments: 3. That the court is unconstitutional, since the republic still exists and under its laws only the "Chamber of Deputies has the right to indict and the Senate the right to try ministers. 2. That even if it should be'de- cided that the court is constitutional, nevertheless since the law bringing it into existence was only decreed July 30, 1940, it is without a retroactive right to try for crimes allegedly committed before its creation. , 3. That the defendants have been pre-judged and condemned before the trial started. Former Air Minister Guy la Chambre and Pierre Jacomet, former administrator of national defense industries are defendants along with Blum, Daladier and Gamelin, Writers Barred Censorship has been suspended for the foreign press so long as stories of the trial stick to that event without bringing in "any hours before the session opened four correspondents representing the American' press were barred from the courtroom without explanation. • * They were Mel Most of the Associated Press, Ralph Heinzen, United Press, Jamer King of Transradio, and Paul Ghali of the Chicago Daily Mews, who is 311 Egyptian subject. Later Most and King had their admission cards returned to them, but not Heinzen and Ghali. Those who were not impeded in reporting the opening were Taylor Henry of the Associated Press, Herbert King, United Press, Paul Archinard of tha National Broadcasting company, and Gaston Ar- cp.ambault and Lensing Warren of the New York Times. Army Pay Boost (Continued From Page One) ling over pensions fcr any group at thi<; time. Sen.. O'Daniel (D-Tex) congratulated Downey on the "foresight and strategy" he had displayed in bringing the c.'.d-age assistance issue before the chamber. /Dial 4343 For Tk« Avalanche-Joumbl OfficM United States Army Has Another Alvin York; He's A Texan HILLSBORC, Feb. 19. (/P>— There's another Alvin York in the United States Army. This one is a resident of Blum, Hill county. He is the son o£ Mr. and Mrs. O. W. York and is a distant -relative of Sergeant Allin York of World war lame. The parents came from the same section of Tennessee as the famed sergeant. Nation's Offensive (Continued From Page One) war effort, but in some administration quarters concern ha.s-been expressed at the extent of recent losses along the Atlantic coast, particularly the destruction of tankers. Stimson's statement on the possibility of enemy attacks along the coastlines and elsewhere, followed closely upon President Roosevelt's assertion of Tuesday that under certain circumstances Itew York could be shelled and bombs dropped on Detroit. Must Take Chances In combination, these statements were taken as meaning obviously that coastal communities must take their chances because for the present there are too few men and materials to allow spreading them along hundreds of miles of coastline, and simultaneously massing them for attack. In this connection, it was remembered that the submarine shelling of Aruba did little damage ashore, and that Japanese submarines had several times shelled installations on outlying islands of the Hawaiian group with no effective result. "We are on the front lines ourselves now," Stimson said. "We can't buy our way out; we can't produce out way out; we can only fight our way out by hard intelligent fighting." Demands Recalled He recalled previous demands for protectio'n of the countries' coasts or borders—against a fleet of four Spanish cruisers, reported at large in the Atlantic in 1898, and against Mexicans in 1911. In the latter instance, figures showed, he said, that if all available forces had been deployed along -the Mexican border, there would have been two soldiers for each mile. His meaning that there, was an analogy between that and the present situation was obvious. But on the side of attack. He told .of new plans for training men and disclosed that the Army had 90,441 enlistments in January —more than double the record for any month of the first World war "This shows," he said, "the men who are going to fight this war are not yielding to the defeatism or despair we sometimes hear of back of the fighting fronts." May Form Legion He announced, too, that three historic divisions of the World war, the skeletons of which were maintained during the interval of peace, had been ordered to service March' 25. They are the 77th, famous for the "lost battalion" episode, the 82nd, of which Sgt. Alvin York was a member, and the 90th, known as the Alamo division because its members came from Texas and Oklahoma. A battalion of Filipinos in this country is to be formed, he announced, "in recognition of the intense loyalty, and patriotism of those Filipinos who are now residing in the United States" Eventually, he said, they will have the opportunity of "fighting ou the soil of their homeland." Similarly, a battalion of citizens of other Allied nations, residing here, may be organized, and if the volunteers come forward in sufficient numbers, an Allied legion may be formed. PLANES CRASHES EL PASO, Feb. 19. (/p>_ A Navy Cr ^ hed ?,* Big S s field here T^? e «P llot was ^Ported but official confirmation of this was not given by Army officials nere. TWO KILLED IN BLAST LAPORTE, Ind., Feb. 19. t/p\ _ nfhPr "If Vr e 5 e Hated and four others hurt today in an explosion on the shell-loading line of the Kmgsbury ordnance plant, near About ],000,000 roses are ordered daily in New York City. Navy Can't Use Da I las Interior Decorator; He's Color Blind DALLAS, Feb. 19. CU.PJ H. P. Jordan is an interior decorator, an occupation that calls for a fine sense of colors. Yesterday Jordan tried to enlist in the naval reserve. Physician-examiners turned him down. The examiners said he was color blind! Receiving Stolen Property Charged Two more Lubboek men have been drawn into investigation of the burglary at Odessa Feb. 13 of a boxcar, from which 20 cases of whisky were taken. Austin Dyer, 27, and G. L. Boyd, 36, a barber, were charged Thursday with receiving and concealing stolen property. Levi Duncan, a Texas ranger, brought the warrants here and he and Grady Harrist, deputy sheriff, arrested the susoects. Sheriff's officials released Bcyd ou his own recognizance. R. P. Malone, 27, of Lorenzo, Bob Williams of Lubbock and Harvey .Wise, 17-year-old Loco Hill, N. M., man, were charged with burglary in the case, Duncan said. Malone was brought here Thursday and will be taken to Olton to appear as a witness in a criminal case there later. A 17-year-old girl also was taken to Odessa to be questioned by juvenile authorities in connection with the case. Dyer and Boyd are charged with purchasing part of the whisky taken in the burglary. Dyer has a liquor law violation charge pending against him. Boyd was fined §25 and costs Thursday. "Abie's Irish Rose" Is Presented Here Norman Lockhart portraying bolomon Levy gave the outstanding performance Thursday night in the Workshop theater's presentation of "Abie's Irish Rose" in Senior High school auditorium- Approximately 500 persons attended the comedy, directed by Mrs. Grace White. Another performance of the play will be given tonight at the Lubbock air base 10 miles west of the city. As an added feature of the program Mrs. Ardelle Scales sang her own composition, "America Sails the Seas." Mrs. R. B. Parkinson was pianist. 'Other members of the cast were Sara Jones, Dr. Marshall Harvey Alton Taylor, Martina Anderson, Robert Seigel, and Dr. Lerov T Patton. . y Advance Into White Russia Is Claimed MOSCOW, Feb. 19. (&) _ The Red army pushed more forces into White Russia today and thereby advanced a northern pincer farther behind strategic Smolensk, where one of the strongest German armies in Russia is finding itself increasingly threatened with encirclement. The Russians already had thrust deep into the Nazi lines south of Smolensk, and some observers expect an early announcement of sweeping victory in this area. The people of the Soviet union specifically are awaiting next Monday, the 24th anniversary of the founding of the Red army, expecting that a triumphal announcement v/Ul be made of a widespread liberation of Soviet territory from German rule. The government for some time has been silent on specific gains being made by the Soviet forces, reporting only general advances. Movies Aiding Drive To Nab Pickpockets MEXICO CITY, Feb. 19. (/P)— Movie-goers here can look over the pictures of the city's most notorius pickpockets and sneak thiefs now while they wait for seats at a super—production. The police force, which posts pictures of a new cast of characters every week in the movie lobbies, put this notice under the photo'graphs: "Possibly this criminal is beside you now. Be careful!" Here's A Cake That Beats Rationing EASTON, Pa., Feb. 19. (<P) — Mrs. Beulah Kressley Reyes isn't going to let food rationing interfere with her cake baking. She concocted a simple recipe •which uses no sugar, no eggs, and no milk! Her "Victory cake" calls for one cup of molasses, one teaspoon soda, half cup of -warm water quarter teaspoon salt, and two cups of sifted flour. START HOUSING QUARTERS FORT WORTH, Feb. 19. (/P»_ Construction of housing quarters for a naval aviators training school to be established at the municipal airport here was started today by Thomas S. Byrne, Inc., Fort Worth contracting firm. The school -will be operated by American Airlines, Inc., under contract with the Navy department. Basis of the contract will be cost plus a fixed fee of SI. FDR HAS COLD WASHINGTON, Feb. 19. (/P>_ President Roosevelt has canceled his regular Friday press conference tomorrow because of a slight cold. Buy A Defense Bond TODAYI Cadet Loses His Teacher (By The Associated Prctsi yUKON, Okla., Feb. 19.— - 1 - Flying Cadet Ralph C. Wilson o£ Twin Falls, Idaho, won't soon forget his final check flight today as an advanced student at Cimarron field here—nor will his instructor, George Dale, of St. Joseph, Mo. While Wilson, put the plane • through a series of slow rolls, Dale's safety belt came loose and he fell out. "I suddenly realized the plane was flying upside down above me and I was falling fast," Dale said later. "I pulled the 'chute also without thinking." Wilson landed after a couple more rolls and when Dale walked up with the muddy parachute, inquired: "Mr. Dale, where in the H— did you go?" ' Two Are Killed As Trains Meet Headon WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Feb. 19. (fl 3 )—Two trainmen were killed and at least 42 persons were injured today in the headori collision of two fast tourist train's operating between Miami and New York. Hours after the wreck, which occurred on a curve seven miles south of this resort center, only two hoodies had been recovered but Sheriff L. R. Baker of Palm Beach county expressed belief that others were buried beneath the wrecked coaches. Both engines and at least five coaches of the Seaboard Air Line trams—the northbound Sun Queen and the Miami-bound Orange Bios som Special—were telescoped. A brisk fire, flaring from the wreckage, had not been brought under control four hours after the collision. Two hundred soldiers from Morrison field at West Palm Beach'.joined Sheriff Baker and deputies in rescue work and guard duty. Theft Complaints Probed By Police Theft complaints were numerous Thursday, police reported Mrs. T. C. Turner of 2217 Fifth street said someone took her purse containing $8.10 in money, and baby clothing. More than 550 worth of articles, including an overcoat, two dozen new dresses and piece goods, were stolen from R. C. Kce, salesman of 2311 Sixteenth street. The loot was stolen from his car parked at Ninth street and Texas avenue, he said. Two persons living at 809 Avenue K reported theftr, but their lesse? were recovered af a secondhand store in 700-block Broadway. A pair of shoes was restored to J. W. Wright and a small handbag, a suit, two shirts and a pair of pants were recovered for T. A. Graves. Ann Griffin of 1602 Avenue K said a seven-jewel wrist watch was stolen from her and H. L. Milstead of 706 Avenue K informed police thieves had taken his brief case. Preston Carver of 1944 Avenue H said two tires and wheels were stolen from him, and Mrs. E. R. Reed of 3015 Avenue L reported theft of a tire and wheel. Reduction In Texas Oif Output Urged AUSTIN, Feb. 19. (/P>_A tentative recommendation by Federal Oil Coordinator Harold L. Ickes that Texas wells produce 1,510 600 barrels of oil daily in March was announced here today by Jerry Sadler, member of the state railroad commission. Just returned from a conference with oil officials in Washington, Sadler would not elaborate on the statement other than to say the reduction of 85,400 barrels a day from the February recommendation was due to lack of transportation facilities. A number of oil tankers have been torpedoed off the East coast and crude purchasing nominations in Texas have declined. " LIBEL SUIT DENIED LOS ANGELES, Feb. 19. (ff) — It is riot an invasion of a ner- son's right of privacy to publish his photograph if he 'becomes an actor in an occurrence of nublic or general interest" say Superior Judge Dudley S. Valentine So ruling, Judge Valentine yesterday denied Mrs. Leona C. Wells and damages in her $50,000 libel suit against the Curtis Publishing Co. of Philadelphia. She based the suit on publication in the Saturday Evening Post of a photograph showing her at a dice table aboard a gambling ship. SECOND STAR RECEIVED CAMP POLK, La., Feb. 19. {&} —In a ceremony hallowed by tradition. Brig. Gen. Walton H. Walter, Texas born commander of th 3rd armored (Bayou Blitz) division, today received the second star of a major general. - War In Pacific (Continued From Page One) partment communique said, that American-Filipino forces captured several flame throwers along with three pieces of enemy artillery and a quantity of ordnance and signal equipment in a local action. • It was the first mention in a communique of .flame throwers, the weapon which the Nazis employed with deadly effectiveness against France's Maginot line. In the German technique, flame throwers were used to drive the defenders from the embrasures, or gun openings, of a pillbox, then a grenade was tossed inside. The communique said also that the Japanese were stepping up their siege operations against the Manila bay fortifications and were concentrating on little fort frank No Great Damage The hammering, first started early this month, failed as before to accomplish "a great amount of damage," the War department said. The pounding has kept up, nevertheless, day after day, with the forts' guns retaliating by smashing some of the hostile batteries. Fort Frank, singled out as a particular object of the siege guns on the south shore of the bay in Cavite province, is the most vulnerable of the forts because of its location only a mile off shore. It is thus within easy range of guns of all caliber : Fort Frank occupies Little Cara- bao island, southernmost of a string oE fortifications which includes Fort Mills on Corregidor island, Fort Hughes on. Caballo and Fort Drum on El Fraile. ' ; ' O'Daniel's Charge On* Dallas Union Denied By Its Secretary .-': DALLAS, Feb. 19. .(Ft— Senator W. Lee O'Daniel's charge that the local plasters union's policy of accepting no new'members was a racket that ''keeps patriotic citizens from-working at defense jobs" was denied today by William Reilly, secretary of the union. "We are accepting no new members because there Is at present no shortage of union plasters," Reilly said. "When we are afcked to supply plasters for a defense or non-defense job, we naturally give call to idle members of the union. If we can't meet the supply for plasters, we accept new members who are good mechanics. "Contrary to reports given Senator O'Daniel by non-union plasterers in Dallas there is no shortage of union plasters here. When, a shortage occurs, we will gladly accept those who filed the complaints and any others, provided they are skilled mechanics." Senator O'Daniel's charge was directed primarily at federal laws which bar non-union men from working on defense'projects constructed by contractors who employ only union laborers. Methods Of German Agent Are Disclosed WASHINGTON, Feb. 19. (IP}— A story of how George Sylvest/'^ Viereck, German propaganda agent, visited Capitol Hill in 1940 and arranged for wholesale distribution of congressional speeches attacking the administration's foreign policy was related in federal court today by George Hill, former assistant secretary of Rep Fish (R-NY).' Hill, recently convicted of perjury for telling a grand jury that he did not know Viereck, testified at the latter's trial on charges of violating the foreign agents' registration act by concealing propaganda activities. Under sentence of two to six years, he was brought from jail to the court room. • He said he first became acquainted with the 58-year-old Viereck m July of 1940. He was at work m Rep. Fish's outer office when Viereck and Fish entered from the Congress member's private office. Gas Station Operators Urged To "Get Out" CLEVELAND, Feb. 19. (!P) Marginal gasoline station operators were advised today by the president of Standard Oil Co. of Ohio "to get out while the getting's good and get a job in a munitions plant." Addressing distributors for a subsidiary of Ohio, W. T. Holliday declared "there can be no optimistic picture of our businesss. We can look for,increased consumption until July, then a decrease There will be a 30 per cent decrease next year and in 1944 we'll be in real trouble." In the near future, the oil company president added, "we must start charging for some services we have been given free, such as tire changes." Other services such as air for tires and cleaning of windshields, will cont-nue to be free. Support Of Pipe Line From Texas Offered WASHINGTON, Feb. 19. (3>) -i_ The trans-American Pipe Line corporation produced civilian testimony today that its proposed $23 000,000 petroleum line from Texas to Savannah, Ga., was essential in ihe national defense, but official word from the Army and Navy was lacking. From counsel for the company came a suggestion that the three- man board studying the project's defense value call on the War and and Navy departments to state their position. Both the Army and Navy were represented at the morning session of a hearing. Army representativ A obtained .permission for the department, if it desired, to file a statement later 'on whether the project would interfere with the war effort. Except for filing an objection to one map which the company sought to place in the hearing record, .the Navy took no etit.' Act To Plant Guayule Rubber Trees Passed WASHINGTON, Feb. 19. (&}— ihe Senate passed and sent to the House today legislation to authorize, planting of 75,000 acres of guayule rubber trees in the western hemisphere and conduct experiments in development of the plant as a new source of rubber supply. The measure was designed to meet President Roosevelt's objections to a similar enactment which he recently vetoed because it confined the proposed'operation to the United States. WE ARE NOW OPEN FOR BUSINESS IN OUR NEW LOCATI 1109 (Formerly Barrow Furniture Co. Building) How on display one of the largest stocks of furniture on the South Plains, Several carloads of new furniture styles are heing shown in our store. Come in today! WATS FURNITURE CO, 110915th St.

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