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Friday, March 27, 1942
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EIGHT—THE MORNING AVALANCHE tubfcoek, Texas; Friday, March 27. 1942' 4343 For The Office* jitnerican Synthetic Rubber Industry Is Said Frustrated By Standard Oil Arnold Charges (Bjr Tti» AjiocMtd Ptf«) .jWASHINGTON, March 26. — Thurman Arnold asserted today the.Standard Oil company of New Jersey had "frustrated the cre- , ation ol an American synthetic turning im- 12 processes Brief Bits Of Local News United States entry into the war, while at the same time withholding them from American firms. Arnold, assistant attorney general in charge of the anti-trust division, told the Senate defense investigating committee that cartel arrangements between Standard Oil and the I. G. Farben trust of Germany were "the principal cause ot our present shortage of synthetic rubber." Cheaper Than Natural Furthermore, he asserted, Standard had estimated that synthetic rubber could be produced by its processes at a cost below the price of natural rubber. Only Department of Justice action which resulted yesterday in a. consent decree and payment of fines, Arnold said, succeeded in making available to the American government and industries patents lor the synthetic rubber, synthetic gasoline and various other chemicals as well as the "know-how" of their application. As a result of that aciion, Ar- no'd expressed the opinion that "in the future, with some supervision by an active anti-trust division, this sort of thing isn't going to happen again." Only An Illustration He estimated rhat Standard Oil's loss of its control over the patents involved -would cost the compaay S5.000.000 to $10,000,000 which, he said "justifies the comparatively small fines." The_ anti-trust chief told the committee that the case against Standard Oil was only "a dramatic illustration" of "the larger story." "There is," he declared, "essentially no difference between .^whai the Standard Oil of New Jepsey has done in this case and what other companies did in restricting the production of Magnesium, aluminum, tungsten carbide, drugs, dye stuffs and a variety of other critics! materials lor the war." Ke _ called cartel arrangements American and foreign firms "the very center of our failure to produce basic materials." ^o Desire To Aid Nazis inese (synthetic rubber) ar- rsngements," Arnold said "were not entered into with any desire to aia or assist Germany, the sole motive was sn attempt on the part of une. Standard Oil to get a pro- tecjea market and to eliminate inaepeoaent competition, and finally to restrict production in worla markets in order to maintain test control." Arnold said an agreement on excnange of patents and division erf Troria markets was entered into between Standard Oi ] an d I. G Faroen in 1929 and revised in September of 1939, after which it was sobered to by the American company even though the Germans did not reciprocate. "At the direction of the German interests," Arnold testified. Standard Oil refused to license Independent producers in the .united -States for the production e>f synthetic rubber. Nothing In Heturn ;'It turned over all its discoveries to Germany even though Germany declined to give the°m anything in return. The effect of this arrangement continued during the war and up to a tini^ snortly before the filing of the information and the decree against Standard Oil. ... "Standard Oil delayed the use of ouna rubber (processed with the use of coal) in this country because the Hitler government did not wish to have this rubber ex- Mrs. H. C. Goodwin of 2424 Twentieth street has gone to Gainesville, Fla., because ol the serious illness of her mother, who was injured several months ago in a fall. Tho sem'.-monthly meeting of the city commission will be conducted at 1:30 o'clock this afternoon in cHy hall. The session was i postponed from Thursday after| noon because some of the mem- | bers wjre cut of the citv, Mayor !Carl E. Slaton, said. DR. J. B. McCORKLE OENTIET 307 Myrick Building Lubbnck, Texas Phone 6591 =H LADIES $14.95 GENTS $19.95 own WITH One of the judges of literary events at the Dickens county Interscholastic league meet at Spur today will be Dr. Doyle D. Jackson, professor of education at Texas Technological college. D. O. Wiley, band director at Texas Technological college, today concludes a two-day band clinic at Pampa. Saturday, he goes to Spearman to hold a similar clinic, at which high school band contest numbers are being played for school directors and band members. Soil conservation payment checks amounting to $42,661.05 have been received and cards notifying recipients have been mailed from the office of the county Agricultural Adjustment administration, according to Walter Y. Wells, administrator. Mailing of The Hub, March issue, is scheduled today at the chamber of commerce. The annual membership roundup and revised statistical data covering Lubbock and area are featured articles in this month's magazine. Commission as an ensign in the U. S. Naval Reserve has been accorded William M. Powell, of 3202 Twenty-first street, an advertising solicitor for the Avalanche-Journal publications. He must report for duty at New Orleans by April 6, where he will ploited here for military reasons. Standard delayed the introduction of buna rubber even after it had received permission from I. G. Farben to make suitable arrangements. It is even more astonishing that on Standard's own development, namely butyl (the petroleum gas process), Standard has refused to license all but two rubber companies, with the exception of some specialty companies." "That's Right!" Arnold said the cost of butyl rubber had been estimated by Standard at between 7 and 15 cents per pound compared with approximately'20 cents per pound for natural rubber. "Then Standard developed synthetic rubber in this country that was cheaper and more plentiful than Germany had?" Hugh A. Fulton, counsel for the investigating committee asked. ... "That's right," Arnold replied. "And turned it over to Germany?" Fulton inquired. '^That's right," Arnold repeated. "And hot to oi(r own rubber companies?" "That's right." receive radio instruction. Ensign Powell, son of W. B. Powell of 1202 Avenue N, his young son and wife will leave within the next 1C days, visiting her relatives in Bishop until he establishes quar- ' Following a two-day visit with relatives in Lubbock, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lee Ragsdale, 2nd, of Childress, and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lee Ragsdale, 3rd, of Austin, left Lubbock Thursday on a flight to the west coast. The Austin man is manager of the municipal airport there, Rev. R. T. Williams of Kansas City, Mo., was the principal speaker Thursday night when the Plains Church o£ the Nazarene was dedicated. Rev. Williams Is one of the four general superintendents of the denomination. Rev. J. W. Cox is the pastor. Raymond Tapp, private in the Air Corps at Barksdale field, La., is here on a six-day emergency leave. His father, J. A. Tapp, is ill at the home of A. L. Tapp at 3219 Twentieth street. W. N. (Noal) Walker of 2421 Twenty-first street, a yeoman in the navy recruiting office here, has completed his C.P.T. training and has passed examinations for a pilot's license. Walker, a former student at Texas Technological college, passed his final lest this week. He may later ask for an appointment as an aviation cadet for the navy. Directors of Lubbock Kiwanis club will meet at noon today in Lubbock hotel for a regular monthly session, President O. J. Sexton said Thursday. Members who need to make up attendance should be present. Secretary W. C. Rylander reported 17 members, including most of the directors, had indicated they would be present at noon. E. C. Gales of Albuquerque, N. M., regional director of the Fish and Wildlife service of the U. S. department of the interior, visited E. G. Pope, district agent, here Thursday. He has been on a tour of Texas and is enroute home, he said. He was named head of an eight-state region last fall after serving several years as New Mexico state director. ' Six irrigation farmers of Anton have signed up for approximately 45 acres of sugar beets this year, according to H.'G.'Richards, editor of the Anton News. .They are to receive seed soon from Colorado. Major Perry C. Euchner of the West Texas Recruiting and Indus- tion office, left Thursday afternoon for Fort Bliss on matters connected with induction work and 'aviation cadet work. He is-expected to return Sunday. To Martha Ann Merchant, daughter of First Sgt. and Mrs. J. C. W. Merchant of 2210 Seventeenth street, goes the honor of OF WORRYING WITH YOUR CAR TAKE THE TRAIM- MJOY "TIRELESS" TRAVEL AT ITS BEST BY GOING... 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Rainey of the university was scheduled to report on conferences with the Anderson foundation, donor of $500,000 which matched a similar legislative oppropriation for the cancer center. It was considered doubtful, a spokesman declared, th'st he was ready to recommend a director for the new medical center. There were unconfirmed reports that regents informally had tendered the appointment of Dean John W. Spies of the University Medical school at Galveston. Dr. Rainey recently explained that Dean Spies legally couid hold both the deanship and cancer center directorship but whether the regents were considering this plan was unknown. Suspension Of Dallas Journal Is Announced DALLAS, March 26. (IP) — The newspaper field was cut to two in Dallas today as the Dallas Journal announced suspension of publication. In a notice published on the front page, the Journal said "continuance is no longer economically plausible and would therefore constitute waste." Suspension of the Journal leaves the field to the Dallas Morning News and the afternoon Daily Times Herald. The Journal had been operated here for more than 27 years. It was merged with the Dallas Dispatch several years ago and the combined publication was purchased by the late James M. West Texas capitalist, in November 1939. being the first baby born to an enlisted man at the Lubbock Army Flying school. The baby, weighing 7 pounds 11 ounces, was born at 2:18 o'clock Thursday morning in Lubbock General hospital. First Sgt. Merchant is connected with the D8th material squadron of the 83rd Air Base group of the Lubbock Army Flying school. Prison Term Given Robert T. Walthall FORT WORTH, March 26, C/P) —A 20-year prison sentence was assessed Robert Thornton Wal- Ihall, 33, today by a criminal district court jury that convicted him of murder for the knife slaying of his wife, Mrs. Alice Clarabell Walthall on Nov. 30, 1941. Walthall testified in his own behalf, saying that he had no recollection o£ the slaying. He admitted that he had drunk ten bottles of beer and some whisky on the afternoon preceding the killing. The defendant stated the two had never been legally married but had lived together as man and wife since 1932. Despite the rationing of women's clothing in Britain, formal bridal dresses are still in great demand there. Buy A Defense Bond TODAY! RICE-For Abundant Energy Serve them a bulky nutrient like Vitafied Comec Rice. It's inexpensive, blends with all flavors, and is unique in its versatility. Buy some today. New Comet is faster cooking, lighter, and flakier. VITAFIED CONTAINS VITAMIN B. $100 AMONTH FDR LIFE 6W£EKLY CONTESTS IVORY SOAP 15c Size _. 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