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6e good, AMERICANS •'• • • • , • • •/• . -•,. '"ffl Considerable TwentieU* Year, No. 97 'Starts the Day On the South Plains" OCR MORNING Pages Today Lubbock, Texas, Tuesday, March 17, 1942 (AP) Means "Associated Press" ornadoes Kill 118 And Injure ^^ *^ ^^ <jy - ^^" ^2^ ^5^ • ^vfr V^ ^& V^ V^ ^^ 4& ^tfc ^ _*$L. * flL. * * A A. ^^^ Reds Landin^eav^owsjVgainstEncircled NaziBases BhzzardsAgain I [? ---- T^TTF" - -—-n- ^ tm . f g|x g^^ ^ Midwestern States Raked By Twisters ^Baffling On Soviets'Side German Casualties Reaching Rate "Of v- Thousancls A Day (By The Associated Presst T ONDON, March 16. — In the -LJ heaviest fighting of the year on the Russian front, the Red army was delivering mighty" blows out of the swirl of blizzards today against three of Hitler's encircled spring offensive" bases and striving" hard to .draw the strings on two others caught in deep pockets. For the second day, the Soviet command said that "no substantial changes" had taken place—a departure from the communiques of many weeks which have stressed offensive operations. . Casualties. Piling Up Any deduction that the Russians had been thrown upon the defensive as belied, however, by the Germans themselves who admitted a temporary breach in their lines somewhere in the center and strong Red army attacks in the Crimea. . The Russians said German casualties were piling up at a rate of thousands a day. The Germans, bewailing that xvinter had set in again after an early March .thaw on some southern sectors, told of 13 below zero ^temperatures in the Crimea, 22 ^^ below in the central sector and 31 below in the .north, with strong northeastern winds piling up snow so deep that even sledges were stopped in the center and north.- Most of the reports on progress of the Red army came in Stockholm dispatches which said Russian parachutists had seized strong fortified points behind the German lines in the central sector. For! Is Isolated This unofficial information was summed up thus: 1. The great industrial city of Kursk, one of Hitler's winter forts 280 miles south of Moscow, has been isolated by the Russians who have penetrated both to the north and south amd cut the vital railway back to the supply base at (Turn to Page 9, Column 2, Please) Eight Or Nine Die As Towboaf Sinks WHEELING, W. Va, March 16. Wj—Eight or nine persons ' were believed to have perished today in the sinking o£ the towboat Kate Lyons in the swollen Ohio river. One body was washed ashore several miles downstream at Wegee, Fourteen persons were accounted for in hospitals here and at Bellaire, O., after the towboat, southbound from Pittsburgh to Point Pleasant, W. Va., struck a Baltimore and Ohio railroad Abridge pier and broke in two five > miles below Wheeling. The time of the sinking fixed at 4:15 p.m. Nearly hours later the body' of a came ashore at Wegee and an undertaker at Bellaire, eight miles distant, dispatched an ambulance to the scene. Workmen began dragging the stream in the vicinity for others believed to have lost their lives. The towboat sank within 10 minutes, while the barges, carrying a cargo of steel from Pittsburgh, broke away and floated downstream. was two yf;L H ? USt0t \ oW ° f - th . e Ul >"ed'Nations' warships lost last month in the unsuc- irom Java. Lower picture is the destroyer Pope, also lost m the Limit On War Prof its Asked fBy The Associated Press) WASHINGTON, March Legislation .to •^recapture profits over six per "cent on war Contracts and to void for the war's duration all laws and union contracts limit- 16 — ing hours of overtime pay work, or requiring on arms'production was laid before the House today. Twin bills introduced by Rep Howard -Smith (D-Va) and by Chairman Vinson (D-Ga) of the House naval committee also would forbid any requirement for union membership as a condition of employment in a concern working on a contract for the War or Navy departments. While no; one at the Capitol expected the administration to support all aspects of this legislation, there were indications that it might favor some relaxation of work and pay restrictions. Con- •gressional leaders .reported after a White House conference that President Roosevelt had informed them that the entire subject of labor legislation was under study. - Strong Sentiment • - It was apparent that there was strong sentiment among many, legislators for enactment of.some labor measure. . Jn the Senate. Sen. Lee (D-Okla) declared "_the time is overdue for Congress to pass legislation for" an" all-out war effort, preventing not 90 per cent of profits but all profits." And, he said, the 40 hour week should be removed, at once. Rep. Wickersham (D-Okia) told the House he had received 13,000 letters on the" subject in five days and that he had hired 13 girls with money out of.his own pocket to answer them. Rep. Disney, a Democratic colleague from the man j same state, displayed an armful o£ letters and telegrams which he said protested "racketeering and strikes and our failure to suspend the 40-hour week." Heavy Mail Reported Reports of heavy mail of a similar nature came from more than a score of other representatives, on both the Republican and Democratic sides of the aisle. Retreading Material Allotted For Trucks WASHINGTON, March.;6. GFj— The Office of Price Administration announced today that 1,500 pounds of truck type camelback Uire're- treading material) would be allotted for each machine capable of recapping or retreading two or more tires simultaneously. The oviginal allotment was 750 pounds for each such machine. OPA said this was found Congratulations To.- Tne Mr. and Mrs. w". T. Savage oE 1309 Fifteenth street on birth of a daughter, named' An ita Laverne, at 3 o'clock Monday a f te r- noon in Lubbock General hospital, weighed 8 pounds 8 . infant • , - result j ounces. Savage is emoiovprf hv- m uneconomical operation of mul- ! Lind^ey Theatre* Inc tiplc equipment. | " _ " c< "- l « : - s . *"c. EDITOR KILLED NEW YOR?C. March 16. f,F, — Glad W. Henderson, editor and publisher of the Radio and Television Journal and the Talking Machine World, was killed today in a plunge from his office window on the 23rd floor of the RKO ' build.ng in Rockefeller Center Tune In 1340 Kilocycles O Avalanche-Journal Station same naval clash. Fourteen Killed In Two Plane Crashes IBrThe Associated Press) LETON,.Ore.;. March-16.-^; -Two-xArmy- bombers' crasjigd' in Pacific Northwest mountains today killing 14 men. Ten died, in one .ship which shattered itself oh a peak 20 miles south of here. Four others plunged to. death near Boise, Idaho. A rescue party from' the Pendleton air base reached the bomber near here this evening. It reported the plane apparently crashed into a blue mountain range at full speed, caroming from one peak to another more than a mile away. •Wreckage was strewn over a small valley. The bodies were scattered. Victims Are Listed Col. Frank A. Wright, base commander, said those aboard, all Utilities Profits May Be Curbed By WILLIAM R. SPEAR Associated Press Staff Writer WASHINGTON, March 16—The Supreme court cleared the way today for federal agencies which regulate utility rates to limit them to a "fair* return" on only so much of a company's capital as has been "prudently invested." The high tribunal brushed aside a 1 o n g - s t a nding theory that the cost of reproducing the plant was an essential factor. The courts opinion, by Chief Justice Stone, declared that rate- making bodies were not bound "to the service of any single formula or combination of formulas" and that the only restriction upon their determination of a 'lowest reasonable rate" was that the rate be "not confiscatory in the constitutional sense." In a separate concurring opinion, Justice Black, Douglas and Murphy went even farther and indicated that even a confiscatory rate could be legal. They argued that "rate making is a species of price-fixing" and the "legislative price-fixing is not prohibited by the due process clause"' of the constitution. Order Is Upheld The decision, which held constitutional the 1933 natural gas act, upheld an order of the Federal Power commissioon requiring the Natural Gas Pipeline com(Turn to Page 9, Column 3, Please) LITTLE BULL, LOTTA MONEY Texas Technological college paid the highest price offered for a bull sold Monday at the fourth annual Texas Aberdeen-Anvils Breeders association auction at ihe Southwestern Exposition' and Fat Stock shoxv in Fort Worth. The Associated Press said the college paid $800 for Enchantress Ertca~'s Pride, a bull owned • by A, Bradshav.- of Srmlhshiro, 111. D. LitvinoffAsks Second Front iBy The AssoclEttd Press) . NEW YORK, March IG^ Litvinotf, ';Soviet_ ambassador "the ' United - States; tonight., again called for a second war front, declaring that "time is but a treacherous ally, ready tp fight on either side;" ; "Would not the shortening of the war in itself be worth some risk? The diplomat asked in his address prepared for the Economic club of New York dinner, and then said: FDR Sends Message "We have not driven them (the Nazis) far — at the most 200 miles here and there — but it is obvious, is it not, that, if our strength 'can be increased, or — which may be easier to achieve — if the Germaiv forces ; can. be split or weakened on the eastern front by diversion elsewhere, it will 'be possible to push them still further back, to the German frontier, tp Berlin, and beyond." '''•'-. In,a message to "David Sarnoff, club presidentr President Roosevelt said "the-supreme strategy of victory must be for the United Nations to remain united — united in purpose, united in sympathy, and united in determination." ....... — o — 1U Ulaj .,. louery in j/i "P eclarin S }hat the "supreme months— and the first in the ores-' acme V ement °l enemy propaganda . hco , T.-. K *,, .Q. r" killed, were:. Second, .Lieut.' Lawler C. : .Neighbbrs 1 .'Gobd'water,.Ala., ;pilot:-Second-Lieut.-John ~L.:Bailey,.Evansville, Ind., co-pilot; Second Lieut. Glenn R. Metsker, St. Helens.-Ore., on ,a -traihihg^fiighf Staff Sgt. Weldon G. 'Wilson, JMon- toursville, Penn., engineer; Sgt. Frank D. Gillis, Beverly; Mass., co-engineer; Corp. . James T Mutchler, Fails City, Texas/radio operator; Corp. George R. Hall Aldenbridge, La.; Sgt. Charles C. Parson, Du Quoin, 111.; Sgt. Raymond J. Paveglio, Concord, N. H.; Corp. Frank H. Spooner III, New Bedford, Mass. Col. Wright said both ships were on routine "night flights. The last report heard from the plane which crashed- near, here was at 12:30 a. (Turn to Page 9, Column 4, Please) Draft Lottery Set For Tonight (By The AjFcciatcrt Prcssl WASHINGTON, March 16 — America's third draft lottery in 17 ent war—will take place tomorrow night as Uncle Sam starts classifying an estimated 9,000,000 men for possible military service. Secretary of War Stimson will, - ^ draw tne first number from the who are blind to the fact that se- .historic. .goldfish bowl, the same curity at home mav be menaced tp create disunity," the chief executive said: Halifax Speaks "Those who cry for divided efforts in an indivisible war, those in the last World war and in the 1940 and 1941 lotteries around'5"p. 'rri., Central War Time' The bow!, kept in Independence halt, Philadelphia, between draw-{ ings, was brought here today by I (Turn to Page 9, Column 4, Please) an honoor guard of World war > ~— • by disaster abroad, those who en courage divided counsels in this crisis, thbse~who viciously or stupidly lend themselves to the repe- veterans and selective service of-1 ficials. I ficials. High TEXAN KILLED OTTAWA, March 16 OPi —Flight Army and Navy officers' Ser g eant Royce Norval Coleman, and congressional leaders will fol- stm of J - A - Coleman, Marfa, low the War department chief in Texa s, was reported killed on ac- drawing numbers to determine the I t ' ve service overseas in a Royal Canadian air force casualty list iTurn to Page 9, Column I, Please) today. Hitler Knows His Downfall Is Near, Welles Declares <By The Asfociated Pressi WASHINGTON, March 16. >« Sumner Welles, acting "secretary of state, asserted today that Adolf Hitler now knows that his downfall is near. Welles made this statement m commenting on Hitler's speech in Berlin yesterday. The German leader predicted ths "complete destruction" of Russia's armies next summer and \vent on to say that President Roosevelt not only would fail to create a new Europe but would ''brine about the collapse of his own world." There was a time, Wcites told a press conference, when Hitler could huri a "monstrous lie'' around the world with devastating effect, but gradu- W, ally the world- has become aware of this technique and now the lies come back at him like boomerangs. People have learned, Welles explained, to pay Jess attention to Hitler's boasts and predictions and more attention to the inadvertent admissions of hi? own fears and-weaknesses with which his spcechs abound. The significance of Hitler's Sunday ypeech, he paid, is to be found not in its boasts and promises but in the'fact thai "there is implicit in evcrv word and every phah-c Hitler's own recognition of his im- pending'downfall and of the inevitable conquest of the German armies." - JkU War! fa ^01* fr American Army Troops Fighting In Australia Stimson Does Not State Strength Of U. S. Forces By WILLIAM SMITH WHITE Associated Press War Editor OECRETARY of War • Stimson *-J announced late Monday niijht that United States Army 'ground and air troops are now in Australia "in considerable numbers" to aid the United Nations defend that last Southwestern Pacific offensive base. He did not disclose the strength of the troops nor their .location in making his brief announcement two days after Prime Minister John Curtin of Australia appealed io the American people to realize the gravity of the Pacific situation. For some time, War department communiques have toltl of U. S. air units being in operation against the .Japanese from Australian bases. Inconclusive Fighling The Allied and Japanese nil- forces fought inconclusively Monday in. the northern Australian skies and, while the grand test of invasion was yet awaited, the Australian press published unconfirmed reports saying the enemy was moving large forces out of China, presumably for use in Australian waters. • All "lhat" was "immediately "vital seemed tp center in that theater. The Philippine theater was quiet and the only development of consequence in Burma was a disclosure that small British Indinn forces had seized the initiative to recapture and subsequently withdrawn from three towns cast of the Sittang river in east Burma.' Storm Deaths Reported In Mississippi, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Indiana --.-'. (By TUe Associated Pi ess) A DEVASTATING series of tornaciic winds sweeping n. through six Southern and Midwestern states yesterday reportedly killed 118 persons, injured approximately 700 and destroyed thousands of dollars in property. Seventy persons died in Mississippi and more than 500 were .injured. J , ' - . . Illinois listed 20 dead and 170 hurt, Tennessee counted 12 killed and 11 injured, Kentucky had 14 dead and a* similar number injured, two died in Indiana .-and'more than 30 suffered injuries. Missouri, reported no casualties. The Mississippi storms, swept diagonally across .the central to northeast parts of the state. :i ""~ T " ' • . First reports, confirmed in some cases, said the death list included 19 at Greenwood, 13 at Belden, 10_at Grenada and vicinity, five at Oxford and Tula, six at Michigan City, seven at Baldwin, five at Avalon, and five-at Water Valley. County Garden For Schools Is Planned At a county-wide meeting of school officials and other community leaders, plans for a community garden for the 1U42-43 hot 1 u n ch project were advanced Monday afternoon. The discussion, participated in by representatives of nine schools in the county, -was conducted in !•> The disaster zone in Mississippi, first reports showed, was at. least 150 miles wide and about 100 miles deep. Calls went out for all available persons with first aid training. Most of the area is rural. Buildings Crushed Witnesses pictured hundreds- of buildings ' completely crushed, WOltt.U YOU-TRADE? And K\\ ne had «-ju a sandstorm. I'erhaps' if you are a newcomer .to' I.unbock you were aiarmed. , or al )«st rtiiplraitd. ' tvilh the .landilorm Sunday nlr,ht. But,..' - • • -- : While laden' wind* »ff<-'scslterliir:- sand,. In FjUbbork. cfestructfre n-lntlf were scattering drlirl* over six ilatea to tin' cast and -florin." JValch your nnvsjiapeM «ml' more UVely lh«n' nnl uhen the rl.ltlis hfs a Kmiditorm there's a tornado or tj- rlonr, poiilbly (akin; llvw ant! dolnif damage elsewhere. ale. Whatever forces the enemy might have been marshalling on Australia's distant approaches — and the reports of troop movements from central China could be fitted also into a pattern of (Turn to Page 9, Column 5, Please This thrust appeared o£ value i the office of Claude L. Hale,' principally for purposes of mor- county superintendent, in the courthouse. The garden, wtc of which is yet to be selected, will be a community or county project in that the food which is grown in it will be canned and used proportionately according to the needs of the various schools participating. Committee Is Appointed To facilitate the selection of a garden and further plans for the quickest possible action, a committee representing the various schools was appointed to investigate various possibilities and to meet for some sort of definite action at 3 o'clock next Tuesday afternoon, March 24, in Lubbock hotel. This committee, which has as its duties the selection of a 10- acrc plot, the furnishing of water for irrigation, seeds, insecticide and oil equipment for working the project, canning and such, will function throughout the sum- Seven Convicts Escape Prison (By The As'ncb-ted Prcssi H U N T S V ILLE, March 16 — Seven long-term convicts escaped from .the Ferguson stntr; prison farm late today after two outsiders drove up and disarmed two guards.' Major W. D. Stakes, manager - ,. . T ~ - .~- o — -i ^ >v 11 i x«.41lV.LI\Jir llJi\/Vl^ll\J<.lk lilt OLJlli of the prison system, said the two! mer ns sponsor of the project. The men wiio made the delivery first i Works Project administration pro- cut tne telephone lines between vidcs the labor and supervision Midway and the Ferguson farm two miles away in Madison county. Then, said Alajor Stakes, the pair drove up in a sedan to where the seven convicts were working as construction men on a house at the farm. They stepped out, disarmed the two guard? and (led with the convicts toward Dallas. Major Stoakes said he had heard reports that at a cross-roads north of Madisonville the convicts sepa- arated, one group taking a pickup truck and fleeing toward Hcorne for maintenance of the garden as well as 'labor for the canning. Sites To Be Studied Sites are now under consideration and a choice will be discussed and may be made at next Tuesday's session. Schools represented and those present from each school at the Monday afternoon meeting included: Lubbock—Dr. W. B. Irvin, superintendent of Lubbock Public schools; Henry Eider, vocational n«ricuHuru teacher at Senior High; roofs ripped off homes and make shift hospitals crowded with the injured. The Tennesseans were reported killed in storms that stiuck wide'y svalitrcd communities in the western part of the state. A house~lo- Uuuse checkup was in progress to determine the completed number oC casualties. In Illinois, about six hours"after the first twister struck in three eastern counties, heavy winds ripped through a district 90 miles north and west The second storm was reported to have passed along a. trail reaching from Cuba to Lacon. Lacon, a town of 1,600 population, was hardest hit. Its communication lines were disrupted and officials, called for rieetprs and nurses from Peoria, 25 miles -to the south. The storm started near Bemcnt, in Piatt county, and for GO m'ks followed a straight line, going south of Champaign and north of Danville. It missed the villages and stayed in rural territory until it struck Alvin, a community of 339 population on the Chicago and Eastern Illinois railroad about 15 miles north of here. Through the center oE Alvin '.he storm's path varied from one to two blocks in width. Some 25 (Turn to Page 9, Column I,.Please) Uncle Ef Says: _ C \ ' n the sedan. Fugitives Listed State Highway police at Dallas said the escape sedan was abandoned at Buffalo and three of the men held up a man and his wife there with shotguns and took their eration of Women's clubs; Mrs. J.. O. Cade, vice president of the Seventh District. Texas Federation of Women's clubs, and Mrs. P. R. Walker of Central Ward school; Staton—Dr. Kavanaugh, superintendent of Slajon public schools; old coupe. In this they started westward toward Marque/: but had car trouble and fled inlo the woods, the police said. Slate police squads from many points ^vere converging in the j to the woods and to patrol high- ! ways for the others. ! (Turn to Page 9, Column 3, Please) Major Stakes pave these names i '-- —— — or the escaped prisoners ?.nd for | NEW COMMISSION v-hal they were serving: . FORT 1VORTH, March 16 Mrs. Carter Shaw and Mrs. Nan Tutior. Cooper—B. M. Hays, superintendent of schools; J. M. Johnson, vocational agriculture teacher; Mrs. R. A. Bnrford, homemaking Jack Carie. serving 25 years' Robert F. Milam, former county from S.->n. .Tacinto, Dallas, Walker •' Jud£e of Tarrant county and for- and Harris counties for robbery mcr mayor of Fort Worth, was and robbery by assault I appointed by federal Judge James T. N. N orris. SI) years from j C. Wilson today tr> succeed Lois Fort Bend and Harris counties for! Newam as United Stales commis- Ourn to P S ge 9, Column 5, P Ica « I Some of the Long Island boys who phoned their shuttered- houses to sec ) if everything wa s all right after the recent submarine sinkings out t h e re will p r o b a bly still a r g-u e that the ships struck mines planted by the interven- t i o n i s t s. You know. Long Island didn't believe in the Revolution and hated George Washington and K hasn't changed. THE WEATHER WEST TEXAS — Colder Tuesday, becoming considerably colder south of the South Plains. NEW MEXICO: Snow squalls over Sangre de Cnstos with warmer temperatures in the Rio Grande valley and colder temperatures in the Pecor valley than on Mondav. l.OC.M. IVtATIIEK rnil»<1 St»te» Wraihfr Borti-a Te**« Terltnolnriril Cattcrt Slalion Temprrnture »: 1 u. m.. 43.3 ric;rcc.s. Mnxunum temperature 3 cstcrrfar." 61 d=- prrf.c. M:r,iTT\um !?mpcr»fjrs jvstcrdAy, <1.3 d;, 1fOV J ,

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