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AVALANCHF Lubbock, Texas, Friday, March"'20, 1942 'Dial 4343 For The AvalenchVJournat OfflcO Long-Term Convicts Are Captured; Two Others In Break Still Missing o iil "Carrier Was Kidna Market Reports The Nation Over Radio Sr&rs Roebuck •"BRENHEM, March 19. V?)— Five lorig-teirm convicts who escaped from the Ferguson state prison farm were captured today after they had kidnaped a mail carrier and commandeered his automobile. :,The five —Jack Cade, James Rice, Cora Hudson, Olhe York and Os.:ar Ben FrazL: — were with T N. Norris and F. E. bmitn Monday in a break aided' by two civilians. .Cade, Rice and Hudson were MKT taken near Carmine early toaay Packard b-y highway patrolmen who chased them into a side road. York and Frazier fled on foot but later gave themsplves up to some farmers. The convicts fled prison in a sedan but abandoned it, taking another car at Caldwell. They also abandoned this machine, then kidnaped the mail carrier, Alfred Forrestor, at Paige. Forrester was unharmed when the convicts were captured. Two Still Missing No trace has been discovered of Norris and Smith. The convicts were serving the following terms: Cade, 25 years from San Jacinto, Dallas, Walker and Harris counties for robbery and robbery by assault. Rice, 27 years from Polk and Harris counties for robbery with firearms and robbery by assault. Hudson, 70 years from Rusk and Leon counties for robbery with firearms and robbery by assault. York, life from Wharton, Lee and Victoria counties for robbery with firearms, burglary and theft. . Frazier, 99 years from Harris county, robbery with firearms. Norris, 99 years from Fort Bend ' and Harris counties for murder and robbery by assault. • Smith 25 years from Liberty county for robbery with firearms. Stock List.. NEW YORK, March IS lf> Sales In 100's High J2 Am Can Am T ar.d T 19 Anacor.tia AT and SP Aviation Corp 39 Barnsdall Oil 21 Chrysler 20 Cont Oil Del 18 Curtiss Wright _ 34 Douglas Alrc 2 Freeport Sulph 3 Gen Elcc 44 Gen Motors <6 Grodycar 7 Houston Oil 1 ' 2 3 -< Int Harvester .. HXD 43'/« 59 V« 118V. 38U 3',i S3'. 19 '.2 7 7 ,i 64 34% 24 '.'4 35 13=. LOW 59 26'. 38V* 19 Ttt iiar. 3EVi E',, 53>i 191. 7T« 12 Pan-Am Airways — 6 Panhenril'! P and R 8 Penney S Phillips Pet 9 M 6 Shell Union Oil 9 Socony Vac 33 Sou Pac 16 SO NJ 26 Stone and Webster 1 Tex Co IS Tex Gulf Prod 2 Tex Gult Sulph — 3 Tex Pac C and O 1 US Rubber 8 US Steel 20 WU Tel 8XD 2V. Hi 65 >i 27. I'.i 12 35'.'4 V, 32'* 5', 15 5 Hi 25*. 34V:. 3.3V, 9-16 l«'/4 65 34V. 2=,i ion 6'. 24 34»i 13=. U',i 6S f 25i 10V4 I'.'a At A Qlance NEW YOHK, Mar, 19. (/P>— STOCKS: Irregular; chemicals soft. BONDS: Steady; rails and communications improve. COTTON: Quiet; mill price fixing offset by hedging. CHICAGO: WHEAT: Weak; liquidation by longs. CORN: Lower; decline in sympathy with wheat. HOGS: Active; strong; top $13.60; dressed pork higher. CATTLE: Steady to strong; small salable arrivals. Qrain .. CHICAGO REPORT CHICAGO, March 19 W5— Grain futures ji, major fractions In early trading today and then held within a narrow range for the remainder of the session. Trading was at a slow pace. Offerings in wheat appeared to he of a liquidating character and ihe market was not featured by any important news. There was no evidence of mill buying on the decline, but contracts steadied after losses of nearly a c:nt. Wheat closed 1 ','« to i 'A lover compared with yesterday's finish. May $1.26 %-1.27, July tl.28 'A-Vil corn Vi to down. May 87 o»ts lower, , May 85 '/i; rye V.-l »/« off. May 78 »i-Vi and soybeans oil 1 to 1 >/i, May old 51.94 %• POST WORTH REPORT FORT WORTH, M«rch 19 W) — Wheat No. I red winter 1.37-39; No. 1 hard, according to_proteltt »nd billing 1.39-32. 34V. ' 34V« 32 32 w, 51 = 5 '/a NtW YORK CURB Am Cyan B 9 32V* 30Vi SOU El Bond and Sh _ 6 IV. Gulf Oil 3 26U 26H 26 5 .i Humble Oil 4 47»i «H 47^i Lone Star Gas 5XD 6U Wall Street.. DECLINES TK MAJORITY NEW YORK, Marco 19 V?) —The stock market displayed faint signs of recovery here and there today but the general course of prices was downward. At the close, fractional declines were In the majority, -with a few losses of as much average of 60 4 in the chemicals. The Associated Press stocks was off .1 of a point at 34.9. Transfers of 274.800 shares compared with 335.- 7SO yesterday and were the smallest for a full session since last June. There was not much In the war news to spur bullishness and a smattering of good business indicators failed as a real bolstering influence. Dow Chemical was off 4 points and Homestake Mining down 1%. both : at new- lows for the year. Allied Chemical and Eastman Kodak lost 1 and 2, respectively. Steels, motors, rails, rubber and aircrafts did little either way. Texans Protesting (Continued From Page One) hours a day 7 days a week and many hours they are working when they need sleep. "Why can't Congress do something about these strikes? Put those strikers in the Army the first hour they start striking. . . . Let us not wait until a gun is poked through our front door before we have some action. Sincerely, (Signed) Mrs. C. R. Nixon." Put In Record South commented to his colleagues: Cotton.. NEW ORLEANS REPORT NEW ORLEANS. March 19 W) — Cotton futures declined here today under hedge selling and scattered long liquidation. Closing prices were steady 2 to 3 points Livestock., KANSAS CITY KEPOBT KANSAS CITY. March 19 WV-COSDA) — Hogs 2000; active steidy to 10 higher than Wednesday's average; top 13.35 freely; good to choice 170-300 Iba 13.20-13.35; aowi 12.60-12.80. Cattle 1600: calves: salable.and total 300; going slow on a light to moderate supply fed steers Jed medium, to good short feds about steady; but most bids weak to lower on good steers with weight; other killing classes comparatively scarce, steady; atoci- ers and feeders unchanged; early, tales medium to good short fed strs 10.65-12.25. Several loads held higher; medium to good fed heifers 10.00-11.50; odd head .good coirs upwards to 9.25; medium to good sausage bulls 8.75-9.25: good to choice vealers 12.00-14.00, few to 14.50. Sheep 5500; very little done, scattered opening sales small lots trucked-in native lambs fully study at 11-25 down; br«t IrA lots held above medium. FOBT WORTH BEPOET FORT WORTH. March 19 OP)—(USDA) — Cattle 1,400; calves 700; mart»t slow, medium steers and yearlings weak to lower, other cattle and calves about steady; common and medium slaughter steers and yearlings 7.50-10.00; good and choice kind 10.50-12.00; beet cows 1.00-9.00; canners and cutters 4.50-7.00; bulls 9.25 down; good and choice killing calves 10.50-12.00; common and medium lots 8.50-10.50, culls 7.00-8.25; good and choice stocker steer calves 11.00-13.00. Hogs 1,700; steady with Wednesday's average; top 13.25; packer top 13.15; good and choice 130-230 Ib 13.15-25; good and choice 160-115 Ib U.50-13.05; packing sows and pigs steady, packing sows 11.75-12.00, stacker pigs 9.00-10.50. Sheep 2.500; milk fed lambs unevenly higher; other classes steady; choice milk fed lambs 12.50. wooled fat lambs 10.5011.00. shorn lambs mostly 8.25, few 3.50; strictly good shorn lambs absent; feeder lambs 9.25 down. (i. Barley No. a nom 64-S5; No. 3 nom 63- Sorghums No. 3 jellow mllo -psr ICO Ibs nom 1.15-20: No. 3 yellow mllo nom 1.1217; No. 2 white kaflr nom 1.10-14; No. 3 white kafir nom 1.07-11. Corn, sheUed, No. 1 white 1.03 V«tO* Vi; No. 3 yellow 95 '/<-97 «,. Oats No. 2 red 63-64; No. 3 red 61 tt-«2 Official Records ,. Marriage Licenses ne t lower. May July Dec. ____ Jan. -March High. Low Close 18.69 18.62 18.64 18.79 18.73 19.03 13.9D Boyd E. Templemtn, 21, Lubbock Army Flying school, and Miss Peggy B. Brown, 18, of Lubbock. Lubbock Courts 99TH DISTRICT E. L. ?ifts, Jndge Presiding Mary A. Ware against M. E. Ware, «ult for divorce. William James Seiderman against Peggy Lou Seiderman, suit for divorce. LoU Rea against A. Howard Rea, application for annulment. COUNTY. G. V. Pardue. Judte Presiding T. D. Elder against S. A. Abbott, suit In damage:. Building Permits Jarrett-West Drug store, owner, and Jons Signs company, contractor, to erect temporary cloth lign at 1312 Broadway, »30. Maurlne Bacbman, owner and contractor, to reroof residence at 602 Avenue W, S150. Green Acres Development Co.. Inc.. owner, and Homer G. Maxey, contractor, to construct one-story frame residence and garage attached at 2714 Twenty-eighth Produce.. 18.76 19.01B 19.03B 19.(MB 19.08B Teachers Open Convention Here (Continued From Page One) same time it was announced that Charles H. Tennyson, director of public relations for the Texas State Teachers association, would bring greetings from the TSTA and would speak at tonight's general session. The war and the pulsing efforts at putting the nation on the quickest and most effective war footing are not likely to cause much deviation from the usual type of convention, Leifeste indicated, However, titles of various topics to be discussed at the general ses- sjph as well as sectional and divisional gatherings have a war tint. - Topics Are Reviewed Dr. Brown will speak at each of the three general sessions. His topics will include: "Wake Up And Live," at this morning's opening meeting, "America Must Sweat More and Fret Less," at tonight's session, and "The World of Tomorrow," at Saturday morning's gathering. He will deliver another address at the administrator's luncheon today at noon at Lubbock hotel on "Establishing Our Place In A Changing World Educationally." Dr. Sutherland will speak on "What's Bight With Our Teachers?" at this, morning's session, and "It Can Be Done" at the evening session. Dr. Frasiers addresses will be "Fits and Misfits," tonight and "United For Action," Saturday morning. "Youth's Problems In A Changing Democracy" is the subject of Dr. Rainey's address at the last general session. Also on this morning's opening program is a talk by Dr. J. M. Gordon, "Texas Tech's War Pro- it Relates to Summer of the West' Texas Two More Meetings Scheduled Tonight Two more in the series of community meetings at which officials are- discussing federal cotton insurance regulations are'sche- duled tonight, at Becton and Slaton. J. Link Hawes of Dallas will be the principal speaker at a session at Becton in the school auditorium, with R. A. Powell, community committee member there, presiding. At Slaton, Walter Y. Wells, county AAA administrator, will head the program with C. F. Austin, also a committee member, presiding. H. D. Pool, assistant county farm agent is to attend the Becton meeting.' Farmers of the Shallowater area heard Hawes explain the regulation in the community building there Thursday night. street, »3.835. Green Acres Development Co.. Inc.. . .. Speaker, in the hope that this Macedonian cry and stirring appeal for action now may be read by public officials, and management 'in our factories, I have secured leave to place the above letter from one of" my constitut- uents in the record. "While I am convinced the situation is not as bad as Mrs. Nixon believes it to be, it is worse than it should be as long as all our factories are not producing at their maximum capacity." South was among those who spoke for and voted for the^stringent Smith anti-strike bill, passed Dec. 3 by the House and now pending. in the Senate. Recognizes Out Buzat Speaker Sam Hayburn of the House took cognizance of the outburst of feeling at a press con- feYence in which he said that Indignation meetings scheduled for various parts of the country should B—Bid. NEW YORK REPORT NEW YORK, March 19 W—Light buying and selling left cotton futures prices unchanged to 15 cents & bala lower today. Mills furnished about the only activity, with outside interest restricted because ot continued uncertainty over trie fate oZ farm legislation In Washington. Observers said most of the trading was due directly or Indirectly to government business— the buying to" establish cotton prices for federal textile orders, and the selling as hedging against purchases from the Commodity Credit Corp. Buyers were cautious because of a belief that more hedging against such purchases might be expected. The CCC reported that loans were made, through March 14, on 2,147.725 bals of 1941 cotton, white loans were lifted on 401,637 bales. High May . 13.64 CHICAGO REPORT CHICAGO. March 19 W) — Butter unsettled, creamery. 93 ccore 34Vi-35; 92, 34; 90. 34; other prices unchanged. Eggs, firm; current receipts 27, dirties 26'/i. checks 26; other pric-s unchanged. Poultry unsettled: hens, over 5 Ibs 22, 5 Ibs and down 25, Leghorn bens 20',2; broilers. 1'a Ibs and down, colored 23Vi, Plymouth Rock 26, White Rock 25; springs, 4 Ibs up, colored 26, Plymouth Hock 28, White Rock 27>,i. under 4 Ibs, colored . Plymouth Rock 26, White Rock 24Vi: bareback chickens 22, roosters ISVfe, Leg- born roosters \4*k: ducks, W Ibs up, colored 22, white 23, small, colored 21, white 21; seese. 12 Ibs down 19. over 12 Ibs 18; turkeys, toms, old 20, young 23. hens 23; capons, 7 Ibs up 27, under 1 Ibs 27, slips 24. . FORT WORTH REPORT FORT WORTH. March 13 Iff) — Prices to producers on produce delivered at Fort Worth as paid by principal buyers, are: Fresh eggs, No. 1 per case, S7.BO. Hens, hea-vy, ptr pound. 18; hens, light. 16; tryers 22; stag* and roosters 12. Turkeys, No. 1 hens. 23; No. 1 gobblers 20; No. 2«hens 16; No. 2 gobblers 14. garage attached street. .13,835. Green Acres July Oct. Dec. , Jan. March 13.74 18.83 18.84 Low 18.59 18.63 18.78 18.79 Last 18.60-61 18.70-71 18.81N 13.83 1S.85N' 18.82 15.30 18.91 J-tlddling spot 20.25N, off 1. N—Nominal. bis transformed rades". into "unity pa• "I hope in the future resolutions axe not passed that will get the headlines in Berlin and Tokyo," he; said, referring to resolutions criticizing the progress of the war effort. "He said that "strikes on production have been reduced about to zero, regardless of what is saic by some writers or speakers." • Speaking on the floor of the Senate, Texas' senior senatpr, Tom Connally, declared he favored suspension of the 40-hour week. Must Haach Peak "The lives or our men on the sea aid in the air and on the land must not depend on a factory closing down at the end of 40 hours," he' said. "We must work every plant and factory that is producing war materials or supplies 24 hours per day, with three or four shifts if necessary. " "This is no time for strikes eith- labor itself. On Nov. 17, 1941, I er by the employer of labor or by introduced in the Senate S-2054, with respect to strikes in national defense plants. It proves that wherever production of defense munitions or supplies is delayed or held up by a strike or labor dispute, the government may take charge of such plant and operate it to preserve the line of this nations." Endorsed By Navy The Connally biU, which also provides for the freezing of labor relations as they existed before a strike, \vas endorsed by the Navy department, War department arid Maritime commission. It was reported favorably by the judiciary committee, 12 to 2. "but has not been taken up on the Senate floor. .". Discussing the labor situation further, Connally said: "This is no time for employers to secure special privileges by taking advantage of the government's danger to extort spe'cial privileges. Therefore my bill provides for • freezing these relationships just as they were prior to the labor dispute. F. From Wide Areas |.- "Employers and contractors must not be allowed to secure in- .crdinale or unreasonable profits or/ government contracts. In the 'coming lax..bill, the" government must ts^c war profits adequately and fairly. No one must be permitted to profiteer." Telegraais received from groups Shipyards Workers Returning To Jobs EICHMOND, Calif., March 19. (IP] —Employer and union representatives agreed tonight that most of the 1,000 workers who walked off their jobs at two Richmond shipyards last night were returning to work and production was proceeding normally. The two yards—Todd-California and Richmond—were the first San Francisco bay area shipbuilding plants' to establish a seven-day non-stop week which, by rotating shifts, eliminates overtime for Saturday and Sunday work. Rumors, which proved unfounded, of a 10-hour day at other shipyards with double pay for the two extra hours were cited by company officials as responsible for the men quitting work. Tom Evans, company publicity director, said the men also protested against the seven-day continuous operation plan. « Sfilwell In Charge (Continued From Page One) in view of the transfer -of Gen. Douglas MacArthur'to Australia. The Navy disclosed today that MacArthur was accompanied on his trip to Australia by Rear Admiral Francis W. Rockwell, naval commandant in the Philippine islands. The announcement said Rockwell is expected to be given "an appropriate command, probably at sea." The Chinese troops Gen. Stilwell commands made contact only a week ago with their British Allies about 80 miles north of Rangoon, after having moved southward over the Burma road. Excellent Soldiers They -were described as excellent soldiers, well equipped with small arms, but lacking in artillery and other equipment. The Chinese had been stationed across the border on the upper Thailand frontier and had seen little action in the- early stages of the Burma campaign. Gen. Stilwell was believed by officials to be'the first American general to command a major owner, and Homer G. Maxey. contractor, to construct one-story frame residence and at 2717 Twenty-eighth Development Co.. Inc., owner, and Homer G. Maxey. contractor, to construct one-story frame residence and garage detached at 2722 Twenty-ninth street. S3.S35. Delia Wilkinson, owner, and A. M. Hensley, contractor, to rsroof residence at 1201 Seventeenth street, S227. Warranty Deeds T. S. Hilton to Mae Hargis. 1-14 of HE V'< of section 37, block D cf Lubbock county, 550. -I. C. Enochs to B. T. Medlock. lot 21 E 15 feet of lot 20. block 8 of P. R. Friend's sub-division of block A addition. $181. T. B. Cowan and wife to Curtis Pruett and wife, lot I of block 3 of Cowan addition, J51. Ben Hardy to C. W. Furr Food stores, lots 11 and 12, in block 14 ot south side addition, $450. E. V. Rippstcin to R. H. Cocroft and wife. Hot 28 of Mayfield sub-division of block 13 of Roberts and M^Vhorter addition, S400. E. H. Haskfns to A. R. Carslile. W *A of section 31 (116 acres), block 16. original grantee, $40. J. T. Leech and wife to Lynnic Leech, 81 acres of section 25, block C-B. 52,454. force of Chinese troops from the volunteers who aside have End To Riom Trials- Is Recommended BERLIN, (From German Broad- cas_ts), March 19. (IP) —Fernand de Brinon, Vichy's envoy to the German authorities in Paris, has recommended to Marshal Petain that the Riom trial of French, war leaders be dropped, German dispatches .from Vichy said tonight. (De Brinon usually conveys the German viexv to Vichy. The Germans, including Adolf Hitler, contend that the Riom trials is based on the wrong charges, that the real offense was going to war against Germany, not unpreparedness for war). De Brinon, the dispatches said, urged "that it would be better to put an end to the Riom trial, since the trial, as conducted at present, is detrimental to the interests of France, .particularly to the interests of the occupied zone." Buy A Defense Bond TODAY! of citizens in widely separated points in Texas were inserted into the Congressional record by Sen. O'Daniel. Among them were messages, each signed by large numbers of persons, sent from Weslaco. Pampa, San Antonio, Houston, Dallas, Beeviilc, Fort-Worth, Laredo, Van Alstyne, Donna, Gainesville. played colorful parts in China's history. Officials believed Stilwell would be responsible primarily to Chiang Kai-Shek rather than to Gen. Sir Archibald Wavell, supreme commander in India and Burma. Oa 59th Birthday The American Volunteer group of fliers who have harassed the Japanese from the start of the invasion similarly are responsible directly to the Chinese generalissimo. The assignment came to Stilwell, a native of Palatka, Fla., and a 1904 graduate of the military academy, on his 59th birthday. His military career has been largely identified with China since he first went to Peiping as a language student in 1920 after having won the Distinguished Service medal in France in the first World war. Three years after he returned to the United States. In 1932 he started a seven-year detail as military attache of the embassy at Peiping. Before returning to China a few weeks ago, Stilwell had gained experience in handling large bodies of troops as commander of the 7th division. Action Promised (Continued From Page One) areas, will awaken to the seriousness of the situation as have our Southern -people. "On December 3 we passed in the House the Smith bill, H. R. 4139, which it is generally agreed would have eliminated many of our strike and production difficulties, but the Senate has taken no action and the efforts of Southern congressmen have been blocked. "The seriousness of the war situation cannot be exaggerated and you may depend upon my best efforts here."' George Mahon Replies To DAR Telegram "We demand that our sons and brothers in.the service have necessary equipment." Such was the strongly worded "request" wired Texas' leading congressmen by the Nancy Anderson chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution of Lubbock. Quickly came a reply to this petition from Congressman George Mahon, pledging his best efforts in' behalf of "our country" and expressing a hope and prayer "that those who feel as we do may soon prevail and that victory may be achieved with a minimum sacrifice of American lives." The chapter sent its request gram as School." Officers Teachers association are Leifeste, president; F. A. Hemphill, Littlefield, vice-president; O. C. Thomas, Spur, treasurer; W. T. Hanes, Tahoka, secretary. Members of the advisory committee are J. D. Wilson, Paducah; Ray D. Brown, Levelland; and O. J. Laas, Plainview. The state executive committee of this district is composed of Dan W. Powers, Lubbock; Laas, Plainview; and John'.E. Watson, Colorado. Other plans for the two-day program include: ' FRIDAY House of Delegates meeting. Senior High auditorium. 1 p. m. Luncheons . Administrators' section. Hotel Lubbock. North ballroom. 12:15 p. m. < Homcmakin g-Vocational Agriculture. Mexican Inn. 12:15. Intermediate section, Hilton hotel, mam ballroom. 12:15 p. m. Music section, Mrs. F. R. Friend's, 12:30 p. m. -. f .; • ~ • . Banucts A. C. E. section, Hilton Uotel, main ballroom. 6 p. m. Hi^i school section. Hotel Lubbocfc, north ballroom, 6 p. m. Sectional Meetings A. C. E. general session. Senior high auditorium. 2-3 p. m. A. C. E art division. Duprc school, room 103, 3-4 p. m. A. C. E. language-arts division, Dupre school, room 103. 3-4 p. m. A. C. E. radio-science division, Dupre school, room 202. 3-4 p. m. . Commercial section. Senior High school, room 126, 2 p. m. English section, Calvery Baptist church, 2 p. m. Foreign language section, Senior high school, room 310. 2 p. m- Guidancc section, Senior high school, room 219, 2 p. m. Health and physical education section. Senior high school, room 250. 1 p. m. Homemafclng section. Senior high school, room 252, 2 p. m.* Industrial arts section. Senior High school, room 181. 2 p. m. Intermediate General session, Asbury Methodist Church auditorium. 2-3 p. m. Intermediate language-arts, Dupre school, room 205. 3-4 p. m. Intermediate social science, Dupre schools, room 202, 3-4 p. m. Library section. Senior High school. 11- irary. 2 p. m. Mathematlc section. Senior High school, room. 135, 2 p. m. Music section, Senior High school, room 132. 2 p. m. Safety section, Senior High ichool. room 130. 2 p. m. Science section. Senior High school, room 301. 2 p. in. Social science section; Senior High school, room 217, 2 p. m. x Speech section, Senior High school, room 186. 1 p.- m. Trustees section, Senior High school, room 256, 2 p. m. Visual aids section. Hotel Lubbock bill- room, 2:30 p. m. Vocational agriculture section, Senior High school, room 244, 1 p. m. Man Dies After Seminole Fire (Special To The Avalanche) SEMINOLE, March 19—Funeral arrangements for Cicero Myrick, about 40,.who succumbed to burns suffered when the Jennings hotel in North Seminole was badly damaged by fire late Wednesday night, had not been made late today, pending further communication with relatives. Myrick died in a Seagraves hospital about 3 o'clock this morning, approximately three hours after being taken to Seagraves for treatment. His body was badly burned when removed from the embers. Singleton Funeral home at Seminole, where the body is being held pending arrangements, said a sister of the victim, Mrs. J. R. Gibson, of Borger, had been contacted and that she was attempting to get in touch with his parents who lived "somewhere in New Mexico." Myrick registered for the February draft in Hobbs, N. M. The funeral home said little was known of Myrick in Seminole. An employe of Blue Brothers Construction Co., he came to Seminole sometime last December. As far as is known, he was unmarried. The fire which damaged the hotel to the extent of $1,000 to $1,500, apparently started about 11 o'clock Wednesday night in a first-floor room occupied by the sleeping Myrick, who was cut off .from exits by the flames. Seminole's fire department put out the blaze before it consumed the most of the building. The sister said she would get in touch with other relatives and later advise the funeral home regarding disposition of the body. Eight or 10 other persons were in the Jennings hotel when the fire broke out, but Myrick was the only-'victim. Enemy Advances In New Guinea (Continued From Page One) big Allied success having been a bombing attack on a heavy Japanese cruiser that left it aflame in the New Britain island harbor of Rabaul. Near misses were scored against two other large vessels, the indication being that both were damaged. • Number Reaches 26 This brought to 26 the number of enemy ships sunk or damaged in recent Allied air action, 23 of them having been accounted for in a U.S. Navy announcement in Washington of yesterday. Concerning that announcement, Prime Minister Curtin explained that the losses were not the result of any new and single action but rather were "the losses represented by the total result of a series of actions in the past 10 days." Meanwhile, medium forces of enemy bombers raiding Port Moresby were strongly challenged by anti-aircraft fire, and caused no known damage in a half- hour raid. Darwin, on the northern Australian mainland, was again attacked by a small force of bombers, which dropped 25 scatter- bombs directed primarily against Allied troops. A late night communique indicated that in neither Darwin nor Port Moresby were there casualties. Mai! From Home Aids Morale Of Troops WASHINGTON, March 19 (IP)— The importance of mail from home to men in the Army is fully recognized by the War department, Secretary Sumson said today, and every effort is --being made to speed deliveries, particularly to overseas garrisons. Commenting on a letter from Stanley Washburn, of Lamewood, N. J., former war correspondent, which was published in a number of newspapers, the secretary said he agreed that prompt delivery of letters from home was essential to maintain morale. The Army postal service handles more than 1,000,000 pieces of mail a day. Papen Leaves For Hitler's Headquarters ANKARA, Turkey, March 19, (IP) — German Ambassador Fran von Papen departed tonight, to re- fiance of doctor's orders, to report to Adolf Hitler's eastern front headquarters. He appeared to be in poor health and he was wearing mufflers over his ears. While under a physician's care he was reported to be suffering from ear trouble as a result of a ,^ bomb explosion near him recent- ™ ly in an Ankara boulevard. He was expected to return to Ankara before the end of the month. Rations Are Cut In Nazi Germany Again BERLIN, (From German Broadcasts), March 19 (/Pj—The German government cut the normal civilian ration of bread, fats and meat today and pinned its promise of return to fatter days on retention of "food space" in the East (Russia) and increased production elsewhere in Europe. The new rationing system, effective on April 6, will cut the bread allowance of the "normal consumer" from five pounds a week to four pounds, six ounces; fats from nine and one-half ounces to seven and one-quarter ounces, and meat from 10 and one- half ounces. "Competent quarters" hastened to explain in the broadcast announcement that only 40 per cent o£ the German population are "normal consumers." The remaining 60 per cent, it was said, include children, members of the armed forces and self-supporting workers. Cape York Attacked The first enemy air attack on Cape York, just across the Torres strait from Port Moresby, also were reported, but there was no announcement of damage there. In addition, Tulagi, Florida island, in the Solomons, was bombed. With the new supreme commander, Gen. Douglas MacArthur, making it plain that his paramount purpose here was to build as swiftly as possible an offensive force to smash Japan and relieve his beleaguered troops on Bataan and Corregidor, the -Australian war carbinet met to advance previously-prepared strategy. This is expected to involve establishment of an Allied war council, new appointments to high ranking posts in the. Australian armed 'forces and arrangements for the disposition of Australian and American troops at the points of greatest danger. Compulsory Service Compulsory civilian defense duties were ordered for all Australians between the ases of 16 and 60 not now in the fighting or auxiliary forces. A mobile works squadron of the Royal Australian air force also was ordered iorm- ed, to construct landing grounds and encampment as speedily as possible for the use of the expand- Sgts. Laurel, Hardy Hand Out Bombs LAKE CHARLES, La., March 19. (IP) —Upon learning that Laurel and Hardy of the movies comedy team had been appointed first Sergeants in the air corps, Segt. Nelson G. Cockrum of the air corps advanced flying school wrote them of the old tradition of passing out "the smokes" when a rating is made. First Segt. Laurel, to conform with tradition, mailed Segt. Cockrum two boxes of cigars—apblig- ized for overlooking the custom— and told him to pass them around to the gang. Cockrum complied. The cigars" were loaded. Austin Superintendent Of Schools Resigns AUSTIN, March 19 (IP)— The resignation of A. N. McCallum as superintendent of the Austin public schools after 39 years of service was announced today by the Austin school board. In recognition of his long service, McCallum, who came to the capital city from Seguin in 1903, was elected superintendent emeritus effective June 30, date of his retirement. . v ing U. S. and forces and for Australian disposition air of rapidly incoming U. S. aircraft. Lieut. Gen. George H. Brett, deputy supreme commander in charge of air operations, declared that a steady flow of planes and pilots from the U. S. already had built up a ratio of' three crews for every plane; that American and Australian fliers would be pooled and the . men -chosen for specific missions on the basis of ability, without regard to nationality. Spirit Of Victory Gen. MacArthur is expected to confer next week with war cabinet officers and Australian service chiefs at Canberra. The supreme commander outlined his Waitress Writes Her Letters On Checks ..,-. . CAMP BLANDING, Fla., March 19. (IP) —Private Louis A. Vallancourt of Brooklyn, puzzled his buddies when he received restaurant checks, through the mail several times a week. . Regularly, he glanced over them and crammed them into his pocket. Asked by a buddy, "Why don't you pay the bill?" he replied: "They're not duns—they're, letters from my girl. She's a waitress and writes me between orders." They're Enemy Aliens But They're Americans ST. LOUIS, March 19. {^—Although they had to register as Dr. Walter J Howard DENTIST 403 Myrick Bldg. Dial 5621 Manufacturing facilities in the United Slates increased during 1940 by the addition of S8.5 billions for new equipment and $3.6 billion for new plant. late Wednesday to Congressman Mahon and Senators Tom Connally and W. Lee O'Daniel. It read as follows: "The fifty, members of the Nancy Anderson chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution heartily commend your stand on the question of the elimination of the 40-hour week, excess profits, and abolition of strikes. We demand that our sons and brothers in the service have necessary equipment" The communication was signed: Mrs. O. D. Hargis, regent, and Mrs. ML B. Hilburn, secretary, of the local chapter. Congressman Mahon's reply, received late Thursday, read: "Thanks for your telegram with which I fully agree. I pladge my best effort for our country, and I hope and pray that those who feei as we do nay soon prevail and that victory may be achieved with a minimum sacrifice of American Uves. Regards." Escape Of Viereck May Be Attempted WASHINGTON, March 19 Government attorneys declared today that a German U-boat might try to rescue George Sylvester Viereck, convicted pro-German propagandist, if he is released from jail pending an appesL Opposing Viereck's motion for release on bond, assistant Attorney General Wendell Berge. and William Power Maloney, filed a brief in district court saying: "Transportation is not "jiacking for those whom the Nazi government values so highly. Daily in the press we read of submarines lurking off our shores within reach." Japan Catching Her Breath, People Told TOKYO, March 19. — (From Japanese Broadcasts) (IP) — The Japanese nation was told tonight by Major KJnzo Nakajima of the Amiy press section that Japan has been catching its breath after its conquests in the Southwest Pacific but that it "now is ready to begin the real battle against the Allied nations." In a radio broadcast he warned the country against being dazzled by Japanese victories to date and added: "we should be prepared for any eventuality." United States losses in the Southwest Pacific, he said, do not mean the U. S. is going to capitulate. Night School DRAUGHON'S BUSINESS COLLEGE Lubbock Dial 55ii Buy A Defense Bond TODAY! Camp Bowie Sentry Shot By Prowler BROWNWOOD, March 19 («-•) — Clark McGee, a sentry in the quartermaster warehouse area of Camp Bowie, was shot by a prowler early today but not seriously wounded. Private McGae said he saw two civilians lurking in the shadow of the warehouse, commanded them to halt and that they opened fire. McGec was shot in the leg.' The sentry fired twice at the fleeing men. McGce, who is from Tylertown. Mis?., was given a blood transfusion. Oldtimer Puts On One-Man Bond Drive 'GRANITE CITY, HI., March 19. </P>—At 61 years of age, Harry Sabol is too old for service with armed forces but he has found another method of Tnaking a contribution to national defense. Ke sp&nds his weekday lunch hours and Sunday mornings in a house-to-house sale of defense stamps. Purchasers of $10 in stamps receive a bonus of 50 cents in stamps at Sabers expense. Hurley, present U. S. minister to New Zealand, and today Hurley summed up his impressions this way: "Gen. MacArthur breathes the very spirit of victory. He specifically stated that he still is in command of the Philippine situation and that he has the utmost confidence he will again be back on Filipino soil." Lieut. • Col. Whitford, director general of Australian recruiting, today was named liaison officer between, the United States and Australian forces on the continent. Australians Cheered The Allied achievement in smashing the Japanese invasion ships off New Guinea cheered Australian considerably. The impression prevailed here that the success was minimized by the Allies, and that actually the Japanese toll was even greater than officially reported. Experts described it as a severe blow to the invasion plans. . The raid on Cape York" came in mid-afternoon and seemed to be directed at shipping. Two groups of Zero-type enemy planes reconnoitered over islands near the cape but departed without attacking. The raid followed quickly. The amount of damage was not reported immediately. The Solomon island attacks were said to have been too light to do real damage, but they were regarded as helpful to the Allies cily, feel they have a right to call themselves "100 per cent Americans." Five of their six sons are serving in the United States Army. by throwing further light on Japanese plans. 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