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.| r -OUR~THE MORNING AVALANCHE .Lubbock, Texas, Wednesday, February 25^1942 ; bier 4343 Fw 7*re Avalanche-Journal Offices Bromotion Campaign To Speed America's Arms Output Planned By WPB* '-;; .- o : '• : z: •_ . : .. To Be Stressed (By The Associated PressV 1 WASHINGTON, Feb. 24— Wav •production officials have decided *>n a promotion campaign to speed ^America's arms output by making Jworkers feel their importance and 'responsibility in the war. ' It wr.s learned that the program awaits only the nod from Presi- 'dent Roosevelt and that War Pro- Eduction. Director Donald M. Nel•son would accept leadership in •the campaign. i To Give Special Recognition : As Tentatively outlined, these are i's main features: i 1. Special recognition for meritorious performances by individual workers, with emphasis on ideas for production shortcuts instead of on "speed-ups" which /would result in fatigue and re- 'jeced war materials; 2. Awards to plants turning in notable production jobs, similar to the present navy award of the "E" flag for excellence to ahead- of-schedule shipyards; Trips May Be Given 3. Trips for foremen and workers to summer army maneuvers to permit them to see the actual operation of the tanks, half-tracks, guns and trucks so that they can visualize field conditions and shape their work accordingly. 4. Reports by commanders at the fighting fronts on exceptional performances of planes, vehicles and weapons in actual combat; • these reports could be relayed, -.with, public commendations, to the plants which contributed the ^materiel, as an incentive to build -more and better weapons of the 'type, and as a standard for com- .petitors to meet. • It was understood the program : already has received approval of ;high labor quarters. This was said to have been a delicate point because of labor's suspicion of .anything smacking of "speed-up," .but to have won approval because 'pf the emphasis on quality and 'improved production techniques ,lather than on a. basis of more;pieces-per-worker-per-day. i'lieut. Frenchy" Market Reports The Nation Over , . . Spotlight Stocks .. At A g lnnce .. NEW YORK, Feb. 54 (£>,— St.ltt. eloslng J^ NEW YORK, Feb. 54 (*»,—SMti. elo: price ind net change ot the fifteen most active stocks today: •f I'-i General Motors 8.800 34 Erie RR CT 8,600 i'.'t Packard Mot 8,600 2 Chryslrr *,500 il'.l South P»c 5.800 13 General Elee, : S.69C ZS'.i US Stee! 5.400 Sl'i Strf O:i Ind 5.500 21V» S!d Oil KJ -J.900 35'i United Corp 4,800 11-32 Col Gas »nd Elec 4.400 I 3 . nd Brands 4,000 3 T » Cont Motors 4.000 3'.i Cinad Pif 3.900 «'.i NY Central 3.800 » Stock List.. NEW YORK, Feb. 24 CJ) In 109'i High Low Close Am Ca. . 5 tjO'.i 60U ttVi 39'/i 39V. 39'.« \tiVt Net Sales Clorf: Chcnee Am Smelt id R — Am T »d T ------ 18 Am Woolen ------- 1 Anacondx ------- 22 AT and SF 26 Aviation Corp --- 13 Barnsdal! Oil __ IS Chrysler 85 Cont Oil Del !5 Curtiss Wright _ 27 Douglas Alrc 7 Frtepoi-. Sulph 1 Gen Elec 58 Gen Motors 88 Goodyear 2 Greyhound Int Harvester 19 Mid Cont Pet s MKT Packard SV'4 3'i 9V. 51S 21 136V. Pi Am Airways „ 2 Pinnacle P and R 23 Radio 12 Sears Roebuck 23 Sou Pac VO Tel NEW YORK, Feb. 24. <JP>-STOCKS —Steady; steels, specialties higher. BONDS—Higher; rails and utilities lead gains. COTTON — Higher; trade buying, short covering. CHICAGOr WHEAT—Lower, with corn. CORN — Lower, loan redemption program. • HOGS—Closed 15-25 Jov.-er; top $13; increase in supply. CATTLE—Steers and yearlings strong, others weaker. NEW TORK CURB Cya B 19 Nat Gas A 4 2 - 1 IS . 7 1 3 >'/« IVi 31 S2',i I*'. 3tV« 53 (Continued From Page One) • sula. Now, he commands a "battalion"- and has been recommended for a captaincy. Frenchy led his green troops in his and their first encounter with the enemy in the recapture of Moron early in January. A few days later his position was surrounded in an early morning surprise attack. He and his troops were driven from Moron and had to jump from a 30-ipot cliff io make their way, via the sea shore, to new positions. Soon after the Japanese drove through the center of his line with about a thousand men, establishing a pocket which had to be wiped out. It took 17 days to do it but the last Japanese finally was killed. It was a mixed-up melee in the jungles in which snipers were most active. Frenchy. " was ambushed several times and'once encountered a group • of Japanese with a tommy gun [ on a. path they had opened. , He escaped by "running, dodg- . ing, crawling and falling." Early, one morning his position was attacked and he and a private were pinned in their fox •holes for four hours while the ^Japanese attempted to dislodge j,them with hand grenades. During ^hat scrap, Frenchy killed seven '- Japanese, and'his total now is over 'thirty with a revolver alone, not icouhting those killed with ma- 'chinegun and French mortars, j... Frenchy finally re-established (ffohtlines and erected barbed (wires which have kept the Jap- 'aese out despite frequent attacks, Jin which he directs his men by tsignals. They do not understand this English and many of them fail Jto understand each other as they , speak numerous dialects. t The Japanese have abandoned [their efforts to break through his [lines, with the exception of occas- tional attacks, and now have dug * in outside the American wire. * "When the Japanese show signs jof : unusual activity Frenchy calls -rfor' artillery lire and directs it by (telephone from the front lines. ; "I just sit and watch 'em fall «and tell 'em where to shoot next," 'he told me. "Sometimes shrapnel jfall Ell over our place and that's t the way I like it because it keeps 'the Japs away." * Many times Frenchy has "come ,close to being wounded." * "One hit me on the bottom of Jan elbow," he said. "Others have .come so close they have clipped •holes in my pants. I guess Tm just 'plain lucky or the Lord's with |me-" « This young American says "it's •real comical" out there in the •front lines when the Filipinos and |Japanese cuss each other out in ?thc Filipino language, which the Slaps pronounce badly. a "When the Japanese attack," he (continued, "they yell 'assault' and !'avante' trying to scare my men *but they don't scare any more. t "Lots of times we throw gren- •ades at each other. I throwcd quite *a few and also hax'e shot the ma- ,chineguns, Garands and pistols. 'We'have a lot of, Japanese guns jvvhfch we are using on them. ^ "The Japanese don't like to surrender much. One of them came wer with his hands up and they Jthrovved a hand grenade so "we (haven't taken many prisoners Cities Service Eagle Plch ~;i Bod ad Sh _ Gull Oil lurnblo Oil Lone Star Qxa Wall Street .. RECOVERS STEAM TURNED ON NEW YORK. Feb. 3< Wl — The stock market turned on * little lelectire recovery steam today as sentiment apparently vas revived by the confident tone of the President's broadcast to the nation. Steels, mstori and specialties led the 'orward piuh at the start In fairly lively dealings. The pace soon slowed to e. crawl and many initial galas running to a. point or so were reduced at thi close. The Associated Press avenge ol 60 stocks clung to a net advance of .1 of a point at 38.8. Transfers ot 39*.860 shares compared with 326,406 last Friday. Among .the better share moves vers IT. B. Steel, Bethlehem. Chrysler, Douglas Aircraft. TTnlted. Aircraft, Westlnghouie, American Can. du Pont. Dow Chemical. Eastman Kodak, U. S. Gypsum, International Harvester. Anaconda, Great North- Livestock *. KANSAS C1TV KEPOKT KANSAS CITY. Feb. 24 W) _<USDA) — Hogs 1.100; fairly active: uneven; weak to 10 loier than Monda>'s average; spots steady on strong weight butchers; top 13.85: good to choice UO-260 Ibs. 13.6012.80; 270-350 Ibs. 12.25-65; sows strong; 11.75-12.10; Jew 12.25. Cattie 5.500; calves 300; fed steers fairly active; generally steady; fed heifers slow; steady co»-j and bulls steady to strong; vealers and killing calves unchanged; jtoclter and feeder classes slow; steady to easier; good choice feeders and fleshy yearlines mostly 25 ^ower for the week; flcur loads tpp good grade medium weight steers 12.75; other medium lo good fed steers 10.50-12.25; seversl loads ptood to near choice heifers 11.00-12.00 medium to good cows 8.50-9.25; good to choice vealers 12.00-14.00: few to 14.50. Sheep 8.000: very little done; scattered opening sales good to choice fed Iambs weak to slightly loner at 11.35-11.60; best held above 11.90. FORT AVOHTH REPORT FORT WORTH. Feb. 24 OP)—(USDA) — Cattle 2.100; calves 900; fully steady to strong; most common and medium slaughter steers and yearlings 8.00-10.FO, good kind 11.00-75: few club yearlinzs 11.003.50, only odd head above 11.75: beef cows '.35-9.00. canners and cutters 5.00-7.00; bulli 7.00-9.50: good and choice killing ;ilves 10.50-12.00. common and medium radea 8.25-10.25; culls 7.00-8.00; good and hoice stacker steer calves 11.00-12.50. Hogs 2,100; steady to lOc higher than Monday's average; practical top 12.90, one ot of boys club hogs 13.00: good and ho!ce 180-290 Ib. 12.70-90; good and choice 50-175 Ib. 12.00-65; packing sows steady to 'Sc higher; n.35-75; stocker pigs steady, 0.00 down. Sheep 3.100: receipts mostly fat Iambs lellirjg 25c higher; few aged wethtrs teady; good and choice wooled fat lambs 11.50. including 96 Ib. lambs it this price: shorn aged wethers 6.00; other classes •carce. CIUCAOO RKPOHT CHICAGO. Feb. 21 (.r, — Prtc« of grain futures turned <ni'.dly reactionary .after a nlgher start today. Weaicr-ess in the corn p>u soon ^pre3d to olher omnvjdltirs and in most Instances early gains were wiped out entirely and In some cases were rep.'sccd bi- fractional lossts. The trading pace was slow and many Interests preferred lo await Ihe outcome of til* farm bloc bill, alined to force the government to purchf.se agricultural commodities In the open market. Font WORTH REPORT FORT WOKTH. Feb. 24 W) — Wheat No. : solt red winter 1AO-42: No. 1 hard, tccordini to protein and Wiling 1.32-35. Barley-No. 5 nora 64-65; No. 3 nom D3- 64. Sorghums No. 3 yellow milo per 100 Ibs, nom 1.12-15; N'o. 3 milo nom 1.09-13; Vo. 3 white ka!ir nom 1.08-10; No. 3 Ic-jfir norn 1.05-07. Cons. shelled. No. 2 white S.OSVi-Ol'/i; No. 2 Jtllow 94H-S6'/3. Osts No. J red 60'A-61',i; No. 3 rzd 5859. Qrain .. Official Records ». Marriage Licenses Fred C. Neal, 40, and Miss Anne L. Ford, 33, both o! Lubbock. Building Permits Green Acres Development company. Inc.. and Homer G. Maxey, contractor, to construct eight one-story residences at 2104 2706, 2703, 2812 Thirtieth street. 2911. 3913. 2915, 2917 Je/ferson avenue. $1,835. Mildred Adlcison. owner, to repair residence at 1914 Eighteenth street, J800. E. D. S.-nallin, owner and contrsctor, to construct one-story frame residence at 2201 Thirty-first street, $4,500. Warranty Deeds A. W. May to G. T. Keyton and wife, lot 5. block 4. Simmons addition, S500. Emlea B. Smith to Frances Garcia, lot 16, block 36. Roberts and McWhorter addition. $150. Religious Week To Be Observed Arrangements are being completed at Texas Technological col- icge fov numerous events schedul- d for next week in observance of Religious amphasis week, which will open Monday. Theme of tile week, the second annual Religious Emphasis week to be observed at the college, will be "Christian Students in the Crisis." Observances will include: Campus-wide worship, 7:25 to 7:50 a. m., Monday through Saturday, annex G of home economics building; religious lectures for students and faculty, 7-8 p. m., Monday through Friday, engineering auditorium, with' Dr. John D. Lee, professor of religious history at Emory university at Atlanta, Ga., as the speaker; campus-wide convocation of a Christian flag of the same dimensions as the national flag, to be presented to the college by the student religious council and to be flown each morning next week and on each Sunday afterward; and attendance of regular Sunday school arid church services in Lubbock churches. Religious Emphasis week wil. be sponsored by the student religious council, membership o which is comprised of students representing each church in the city and of student leaders from each church. President is James Curry, student from Dalhart. Washington's Birthday Program Presented t Meeting Of Masonic Lodge Tuesday Night Dr. L. N. Lipscomb of Plainview was principal speaker at a W a s hington's birthday program attended by approximately 350 Master Masons a/id their quests Yellowhouse Masonic lodge , in Citizens National bank juilding. A former pastor of the First Methodist church here, Dr. Lipscomb is superintendent of the Plainview Methodist district. Refreshments were served In charge of the program were W. Guy Casey, Howard E. Hunt and Esrly Daniel. Following a tribute to the flag by Durwood H. Bradley and members of the Eastern Star, First Baptist choir under' direction of Mrs. C. E. Hereford, sang. Invocation was offered by Dr. Jack M. Lewis, pastor of the First Presbyterian church. John H. Portwood, wprshipful master cf the lodge, spoke. A reading was presented by Mrs. Leo Waite and the benediction was given by Dr. C. E. Hereford, pastor of the First Baptist church. Dr. Lipscomb was presented by H. J. McClellan, secretary of Lubbock Masonic bodies Mrs. Hornsby Denies She Got Information Her Son Was Tortured By Japanese News Briefs era and Pennsylvania. Contrary perloraien included Allied Chemical which, slipped to a. ce-s low for , . the past year, standard Oil INJI and. Texas Co. were a shade under water as tanker siniir.js -Increased. In arrears also were American ..Smeltlni. Phelos Dodce. xronttoajery Ward, Sears Roebuck, N. Y. Central. Southern Ksilway and Goodyear. Bonds generally leaned toward the up- Jldc tcith a. number of mils still In favor. Commodltiea did well In the forenoon but linally turned a bit uneven. At Chicago wheat was ott V« to V, of * cent a bushel. corn down % to ',', tnd hogs off 25 cents. Pointing higher in the curb were Aluminum of America. Brewster Aero and Palrchlld Engine'. Humble Oil retreated, Produce .. . , alonj with Gulr Oil and American Gas. . Turnover here approximated 63.000 sharea versui 59,000 in th« pre-boliday lull «ea- ilon. Cotton.. _ NEW ORLEANS REPORT NEW ORLEANS, Feb. 24 <;P) — Cotton future* »dv.«.ncsd here today ifter reports th« sovernmtnt and clvlllm tnde w»s taking the full credit output of textile mills. First March notices for S.600 bulei were quickly itopped by Urge spot houje». The market closed steady S to S points net iigber. March May July _Dec. Jan. 3—Bid. High Low Clojo 18.55 18.45 18.43 18.73 18.65 13.61-63 IS.87 1B.73 18.31-32 19.06 15.01 19.03B 18-11 19-Ot 19.0SB 13.0SB CHICAGO REPORT CHICAGO. Feb. 34 W) — Butter, weaker: creamery, S3 score 34'.i-35: 93, 34; 91, 33',i; SO, 33*4; «9, 33V*; 83, 31?'«; SO centralized carlots .34. Eggs, weak; fresh graded, extra firsts, local 27, cars 38; firsts, local 27. cars SB; current receipts 26'A: dirties 2S 3 ,1; checks 25 Vb. Poultry live. 17 trucks; steady to firm; hens. 5 Ib. and down 25; springs. 4 Ib. up, Plymouth rock 25, under 4 'Ib. Plymouth rock 23Vi; other prices unchanged. KANSAS CITT REPORT KANSAS CITY. Feb. 24 W) — Produce and. poultry: Eggs 24-26V.: broilers 11-19; springers 15-21: hen turkeys 20-23; torn turkeys 16"V21; roosters 14-15; butter 33-34la; butterfat 30-32. ricaS uruliiiiy Are Entered Defendants in 15 cases entered guilty pleas before Judge G. V. Pardue in county court Tuesday, according to judgments-filed. Most of the cases were for liquor law violation. Two we're for theft, one of drunk driving and one for check law violation. Jesse James Seifer, 21, a negro, was given two years for theft of a tire from M. D. Temple. Judge Pardue ordered the sentence to run concurrently with another assessed Monday for a similar viola- Robert Allen Speaks To Optimist Club "We can go without tires; we can go without sugar; we can do without anything we have to do without in this war," 'Robert J. Allen, chairman of the Lubbock county rationing board, said in an address to Lubbock Optimist club Tuesday. Allen, speaking ah the organization's weekly luncheon in Lubbock hotel, discussed rationing of tires and plans for rationing of sugar. Paper supplies to be used in sugar rationing will come to the county clerk and be stored in the courthouse. Registration of those wishing to secure stamps to be used in purchase of sugar later will be conducted and the stamps will be given to the grocer in purchases of sugar. Allen was introduced by M. A. Sanders. M. L. Waldrop, jr., and Sanders were members of the pro- _ NEW TORK HEPORT NEW TORK. Feb. 2* («>) — Cotton futures advanced 15 to 40 cents a bale today. a stead}- dribble or selling In the March delivery tending to limit the upward tendency. . Increased spot house offerlnjs followed the minor advances, although at one time prices were 70 cents a bale, above -the previous close. Buying was confined chiefly to short covering and mill purchases. Outside Interests were believed awaiting the outcome of the farm bloc move to restrain the government from wiling commodities below parity levels. Tho trey goods market had another quiet session. Most mills have been, reported busy on government orders. March May July Oct. Dec. tion. Hl?h Low Last 1851 18.40 18.45 19.70 1S.6C 18.61-63 18.83 18.73 18.74-75 18.92 18.81 13.82N 1I.9S 18.84 18.36 18.93 18.83 18.88 Middling tpot 20.20N U]> '3 NT V.._l_-1 ' Jan. — nominal. AVERAGE PI'.ICE ORLEANS. Feb. 24 ifi—Tht average price ot middling IS-lsths-lnch cotton today at ten designated Southern spot markets was 6 poinu hljher at 19.36 cent.i a pound: average for the past 30 market days 19.23; middling "iths-lnch average 19.06. ^since. The Japs have pretty 'teamwork. good "We've killed lots of th«>m •around our place. There's maybe •four or five hundred bodies around 'our wire. The smell is terrible so J guess we'U ha've to move either. British Businessmen In Istanbul Arrested ISTANBUL. Turkey, Feb. 24.— (Delayed) (/P) — Istanbul police raided two British bookshops today, arrested the English managers,, Arthur and Thomas Colley, father and son and Jong-term residents of the country, and carried off some printed matter. A French businessman, Andre Musat, likewise an old Istanbul resident and head of the Free French committee in Istanbul was arrested later in the afternoon. Unconfirmed reports said a number of other British establishments had been raided. EX-GGVERNOR DIES JACKSON", Miss.. Feb. 24. f.^t— Former Gov. A. E. Longino, 87, died today following a lengt'iv illness. Jimmy Bear, 20, charged with theft of §20 worth of clothing from T. V. Graves, was assessed a six-months jail sentence. E. V. LaBoon was fined §50 and costs lor drunk driving and his drivers license was revoked for six months. He paid the assesse- ment of $73.90, including costs. William Kuhatscek paid $1 fine and $21.40 costs for swindling b> worthless check. He gave W. C Huffines a worthless $25 check in payment of $18.91 worth of merchandise and labor. H. W. Bush, 26, paid $100 and costs for a liquor law violation. Other fines were, all for liquor law violation: Curley Petree, $100 and costs in each of two cases B. F. Fowler, S125 and costs; H. J Lelterman, 51, $100 and costs Wiilie Hamilton, SIOO and costs H. H. Roberts, $150 in each o three cases; R. P. Maione, 27, $150 and costs; Marie Wadley, $100 and costs. J. C. Wright posted bonds total ing $3,000 in three cases of liquor law violation. Jake Weaver, fou bonds totaling $3,250 for the sam offenses, and H. C. Laird, $50' bond on a similar charge. Charlie Mae Roberts, negr woman, pleaded innocent of a charge she assaulted Annie Ma Ennis with a knife, and $400 bone was set. gram committee. S. E. Marbut, president, presided. Texas Oil Output (Continued From Page' One) pletion of new wells. "The tanker situation is critical. n issuing this order, the commis- ion knows there will be difficulty ransporting the oil. In face of possible pipeline proration, the cpmmission has acted to meet the coordinator's recommendations." Shutdown days were listed as March 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 30 and 31. In the giant- East Texas field, where an alarming drop in bot- :omhole pressure occurred last month, the order decreased the average net daily allowable from 388,000 barrels Feb. 1 to 367,571 March 1. The statewide basis or over-all daily allowable figure on Jan. 1 was 2,020,757, on Feb. 1, 2,035,324 and on March 1, 2,035.916. The comparison, by districts, for the same dates was: Southwest Texas 331,445, 333,724, and 336,204. Gulf Coast 359,554, 357.58S and 356,916. East Central In Sugar Beets The nation's sugar shortage and r e s u Itant increased beet prices and government payments are causing greater interest on the part of Lubbock county farmers in growth of sugar beets, Dr. A. W. Young, head professor of plant industry at Texas Technological college, said Tuesday afternoon. Dr. Young said H. M. Bainer of A m a r i 11 o, general agricultural agent for the Santa Fe, has estimated the county's requested acreage probably would be from 225 to 250. Last year, approximately 90 acres' of sugar beets were harvested in the county. Bainer, who recently visited in Washington, said that on Jan. 29 the secretary of agriculture announced sugar cane and beet prices would be higher and that, in addition, government payments on beets would be 33 1/3 per cent' above that of last year, Higher Pxice Seen Bainer estimated farmers would Leslie Hood, jr., 17, whose parents live near Levelland, was admitted to Lubbock General hospital late Tuesday afternoon for treatment of injuries suffered when he was caught between a tractor and water tank at his parents' farm. He was pouring water into a tractor radiator when his foot slipped and he was caught, ft was said. He suffered stomach and chest injuries and a Hoarl la£&ra*irtv>. K»_tf.Vi; 0 ,^,-\ n ,4;i;«« was not considered serious. George Brewer, jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. George W. Brewer of 1912 Avenue Q, is a pneumonia patient in Lubbock General hospital. He was resting satisfactorily Tuesday night and his condition- is not serious, it was said. -Approximately 25 representatives of Great American Life Insurance company are expected to attend a school Saturday afternoon in Lubbock hotel, K. L. Riggs said Tuesday. A luncheon will be served at the hotel at noon. Visitors will be guests at a' party Saturday night at Lubbock Country club. Rumors that she had received a message informing that her son had been tortured while a prisoner of the Japanese are unfounded said Mrs. Florence Hornsby o 2118 Seventh street. Mrs. Hornsby said Tuesday af ternoon she did not know hov the story originated that she hat received a letter from her son since he was taken captive ant that underneath the stamp sh< found a message informing tha his tongue had been cut off. She has received no letter from him since last October, she said. Her son, Pvt. Jack C. Hornsb, of the Marine corps, is "deemec ikely" by the- Navy department :o be a prisoner of the Japanese n North China, according to recent announcement. Mrs. Hornsby has received no communication other than from the Navy department. Storm Wrecks Ships (Continued From Page One) foundland near St. Lawrence bay, at the mouth of Placentia bay, when the mishap occurred, the Navy reported. to $9.25 per ion for beets in 1942. as compared to the usual price of from $G to $6.50. H.. E. Knapp, manager of the American Crystal Sugar company of Rocky Ford, Colo., is expected to visit here about March 11 or 12 to discuss contract with growers. Amount grown would depend on amount for which the company would tie willing to contract. . . Sugar beets have been grown experimentally at Tech four years and also on farms in several counties over the South Plains. The Santa Fe has supplied special shipping rates. Farmers are making applications to the county agent for sugar beet acreage. Bainer visited the college briefly Tuesday. and. 103,970. 101,558, 102,746 East Texas 511,237, 513,058 and 512,732. . West Central 60,101, 59,776 and 59,240. West Texas 374,940, 382,584 and 381.534. North Texas 161,403, 163,786 and 164,471. Panhandle, 120,511, 122,097 and 120,849. KILLED IN PHILIPPINES DALLAS, Feb. 24 «J.R) — A school, teacher, turned soldier, Major Charles Fordtram Healy, 29, has been killed in the Philippines, his mother was advised officially last night. He died on bloody Bataan peninsula after a rapid rise in the service and several months spent in training Filipino troops. Major Healy volunteered for Philippines service in January 1941. Future Teachers Of Tech Are Honored The Paul W. Horn branch of National Future Teachers of America at Texas Technological college has. been honored as one of the 10 outstanding branches in the United States, it was announced Tuesday night. Miss Lucille Gill, associate professor of English, told members of the group, at the sessio.. at the home of Dr. L. B. Cooper at 2024 Seventeenth street, that no great literature can be expected of Americans and English during the present war. That must, come after peace is attained, she said. The Texas Tech branch, with 47 members, has the largest membership of any affiliate of the association, followed by Wyoming university with 44. The place among the first 10-was given on projects and membership. Charles Bruce of Mount Vernon, Texas, is president. Thirty-five persons attended the Tuesday night meeting. Forty-Three Men From Ships Rescued ST. JOHIvS.rlEWFpUNDLAtND. Feb. 24. (/P)—On "a swaying bosun's chair slung over a 200- foot cliff, 43 men from the United destroyer Truxtun- and the U. S. naval supply ship Pollux were rescued - after their vessels were smashed to bits against the Newfoundland boast in a raging storm. 'While at least 189 other seamen perished in the pounding seas at the foot of the tall bluffs, residents of the shore village of Lawrence dragged the 43 to safety from a ledge just above the water, to which the survivors were clinging. As the story of the rescue reached here, it was learned a third U. S. ship had struck shore in the same blinding storm that ran the doomed two off their course. But the third craft floated clear and managed to make harbor safely. Her ultimate destination was not disclosed. The news that 43 had been saved from the lost ships was the first word of the number rescued. Today's announcement of the wrecks from Washington told only of the estimated number of casualties. Change In AAA Rules On Threshing Of Cane Seed. Is Announced A radical change in state Agricultural Adjustment administration regulations governing the threshing of cane seed from neutral of soil depleting acres, has been announced by the state 'AAA office, C. T. Waason, district field- man, is advising all county administrators in district 2. Farmers who thresh cane seed in excess of their acreage W'll stand to lose all o£ the 1941 payments. Previously they simply had lost payment on the excess acres threshed. "The state committee has decided that threshing cane in excess of the alloted acreages, on neutral iawaii Attack / i s Described Details of the Dec. 7 sneak stack of Japanese upon American.' 1 , at P'»arl Harbor were given by Mrs. O. E. Ciceley, now of Bakers- ield, Cal. and formerly of Hono- . ulu, in a letter to her brother, " R. Shelley, of Petersburg. Shelley, io Lubbock Tuesday afternoon, said he had received a Ihristmas card from his sis'cer. >y air mail, Dec. 7, after it had }een mailed Dec. 4 there. He ep'lied by airmail, but the letter was the first he had heard from icr except a brief cable in December saying she was well and safe. Mrs. Ciceley said she left Honolulu by boat Christmas day and arrived in San Francisco New Year's day. "Really I am glad to be back on the mainland once more," she wrote. "We had some experiences. The Jap planes were plentiful and so low we could read the Rising Sun emblem on them. They dropped bombs within two and a half blocks of our place and burned seven stores and killed about 20 people." Son In Rescue Work Her son, Ray, she wrote, was at Pearl Harbor on Sunday rind she did not see him until Monday night He had volunteered to do rescue work. He was not injured, she said. Later the son and a helper were operating a machine cleaning up Pearl Harbor when they hit an incendiary bomb that went off and burned the helper to death and injured the son's hands so badly that hf» h? 1 ^ * rt a ?t =L Qfl-^^i' !«-»•.« in order to recover. His wife has returned to America. Shelley had written for a Honolulu newspaper telling of the attack. Mrs. Ciceley wrote that the newspaper building was hit, and "besides, there was not a thing in the papers about the attack. There were too many Japs there for them to put anything about the damage in the papers." It took her a week, she added, to get a cablegram to her children in Bakersfield, saying that she was safe. acres is a move to defeat the program." Wasson explained. "For that reason they decided to penalize violators of the regulations." A number^ of farmers in this county have 'been penalized for violations, after hearings by the county committee. Penalties amounted to between $6 and $7 an acre, it was estimated. Most of the seed threshed and sold from these acres, according to reports, brought practically double the penalty. Russian Victory (Continued From Page One) nouncement of a drive to within 50 miles of Smolensk, strongest Nazi position remaining on the central front, but that was not as impressive as the triumph they learned about 24 hours later. Today's special communique said: "Our troops on the northwest front, commanded by Lieut-Gen. Kurochkin, encircled the 16th German army in operations beginning 10 days ago. A few days ago up or back a bit soon.' 1 French>• j.? now hack en duty again .ifter being hospitalir.ed for malaria. He has been cited for a decoration. When the war started ho was "just a greehorn, but everything has turned out good." He has complete confidence in his troops &nd superior officers. He is a natural born soldier. Thomas Found Guilty (Continued From Page One) sheriff's deputies as saying while returing to jai!. Jurors were J. H. AHciredgc, Dayton Sullivan, A. D. Dcnton, G. L. Sutton, A. F. Phillips, Harvey Tunnell, R. W. Workman, E. E. Watkins, J. W. Shipinan. A. J. Coleman, Glenn Miller and A. L. Brownfie'd. Sheriff Testifies Burton S. Burks, district attorney, was assisted in the prosecution by Victor II, Lindscy, his assistant. Burks opened the state's argument and Lind?ey closed. Jimmie Cunningham, who was assisted in defendir? Thomas by Carl Stewart of HunlsvMlc, Ark., argued the defense case. The case involved the forgery of a sigalure purported to be tha't of a notary public in Swisher county, J. E. Swelson. In opening the case Monday afternoon, J. E. Swcpston and Sheriff H. E. White testified there was no such person in Tulia, where thay live. BODIES RECOVERED MUSKOGEE, Okla., Feb. 24 OJ.PJ — Police and firemen today recovered the bodies of. Leonard Haws, 18, and Cecil Shepherd, 21, from, a water-filled pit where the car in which they \vero riding with two companions plunged late Sunday night. SONG WRITER DIES DALLAS, Feb. 24. OP>—Martin R. Chapman, 47, actor and song writer, was found dead in bed at his room in a Dallas hotel today. Justice of the Peace Lewis Sterre'tt returned a verdict of death from natural causes. Murder Trial CONFEDERATE VET BURIED DE LEON, Feb. 24 (U.P.)— The Rev. G. E. Murphrey, 95, last surviving Confederate veteran in this section, died late .Monday at his home here. The funeral "was from the First Baptist church at 3 p. m. today. WEEK PROCLAIMED AUSTIN, Feb. 24 (.<?) — Plant a garden and help yourself and th-2 nation, Gov.. Coke R. Stevenson .advised today in proclaiming Horr,c Food Garden Enrollment week, Feb. '23-23. '' . (Continued From Page One) dared. Defense At torney Maury Hughes has announced that Mrs. Barr will plead not guilty because of temporary insanity at the time Mrs. Woodall was shot. Defense Attorney Ted Monroe said to a juror today: ''Mrs. Barr discovered that her husband had been having an illegal relationship with the deceased: she didn't have to discover it—she had it thrown in her face everywhere she went." Witnesses Summoned Assistant District Attorney Jimtnie MacNicoll objected by stating: "I thought you said a few minutcs ago you couldn't go into Ihe testimony yet." The objection was sx:staincd. Both sides hoped to complete the jury by noon tomorrow. The defense has summoned about 40 witnesses including night club habitues and night club entertainers. Barrs sossip column had dealt principally with cafe society and entertainment. The state has summoned about a dozen witnesses, • Auto Rationing (Continued From Page One) cautions are taken, some depreciation is unavoidable," he explained. "Storage facilities badly needed for other purposes now are being used to store automobiles and it is desirable that this space be made available as quickly as possible. "Rapid release of cars also will help cushion the terrible impact of the sudden stoppage of automobile production upon automobile dealers and others who derive their incomes from retail sales o£ automobiles. To Give Service "Furthermore, the withholding of automobiles from the market is an inflationary force. The income created by the production of automobiles has been paid out and is already reflected in the demand for goods, while goods which would absorb the equivalent of this income are being held off the market. Also, cars that tire sold now will continue to give service for r, period of years and we believed that our responsibilities can best be met by moving the existing stock of new passenger cars fairly rapidly into the hands of those who have the best claim to new car transportation." The nc.w passenger car quotas and re.serves, by states included: Quota Reresve New Mexico 328 39 Oklahoma 1.447 161 Texas 5,522 515 Chuchill's Speech (Continued From Page One) the Axis can be beaten only by invasion of Northern Europe. Huge Army Lost Churchill announced that a huge army fiad been lost in Singapore. The force — which he said recently was about . 60,000 at the beginning of the alaya fight — was strengthened by more than 40,000 men in nine convoys, the prime minister disclosed today. Thus the British troops there at the surrender were certainly more than the 73,000 counted by the Japanese, he added. - He noted that the Japanese now are using 26 divisions, from 390,000 to 500,000 men so many" — have a "we have not waning command of the sea" and exercise dominance in the air which "makes it costly and difficult for our air reinforcements to establish themselves -and secure dominance." Others Smashed "The 16th German army commanded by Gen. von Bush was attacked by our troops. As- a result of the first part o£ an attack the 290th infantry division, second army corps, was smashed. "It was commanded by Gen. Brokdorf. Also smashed was the 13th infantry division of the 10th army corps, commanded by Gen. Ganzen and a division- of S.S. (Elite Blackshirts). "The Germans left on the field- of battle 12,000 soldiers killed. "Material captured is 185 guns, 135 trench mortars,- 29 tanks, 340 machineguns. 4,150 automatic rifles and rifles, 450 motor vehicles, 320 motorcycles, 560 bicycles, 15 tractors, 125 railway wagons, eight railway engines, 14,000 artillery shells, 9,700 mines, 1,300,000 rounds of ammunition, 6,350 hand grenades, 53 pontoons, 105 kilomtcrs of telephone cab'.e, 2? radio stations, 385 parachutes and 335 horses. "Many stores of food, ammunition and equipment have been captured. The number still is being counted. "In these battles, troops under Lieut. Gen. Morozov, Maj.-Gen. Grayaznov and Maj.Gen. Berzarin particularly distinguished themselves." Submarine Sought (Continued From Page One) of state, called it a Japanese bluff timed to coincide with the president's radio address and added that "such stunts are hardly likely to have any effect on this country's war effort." There is little likelihood of any sustained attack on the West coast, said Sen. Downey (D-CaliD, who has predicted in the past that the Pacific coast undoubtedly would be subjected to intermittent bombing by enemy planes or shelling by enemy ships. The attack, said Downey, was "the sort of thing we expect, and we have got to be prepared to take it." No one was killed or injured and witnesses said the shells struck only one well. 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