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TrtE MORNING AVALANCHE lubboclCTexas, 'Friday, March 27, 1942 potests Of Oil Production Slash Motivated By Lo veOf Almte h tv •i}' : - : r> - t r\ i iV •• ~ ' : — ^s •*- a. A.M.. I.i.1 J.& J.L vV • 'W« " • ..A • !_.—1—^.-—. ._J 11 •* f i « i ** «• - • -i • •, i . ^*— ^ v •Dial(4343 For The Avalanche-Journal Office •ipu! Ordered In texas Yield E; '. (iiy The Assoc.'ona Prejsi ))*• AUSTIN, March 26.—Protests Again si a deep cut in Texas oil production next month are "moti- by love of the almighty rather than patriotism," in •the opinion of Jerry Sadler, mem- iJer of the Stale Railroad com- ff- The commission, Texas oil pro- Auction 4-cgulniing age;icy. slash- jftl statewide crude oil yield to rl,03G,512 barrels daily April 1, a 'jlrop of more than 400,000 barrels jfrow March 1. ** Issuing the April proration or- TJcr, Sadler, who said he had received a number oi protests from operators, today declared: ^. "After various deductions, approximately 500,000 barrels of •crude daily, which remained to ;the commission to prorate, was distributed equitably among the •fields over the state to meet the ^demands of war. '„ Facilities Reduced «• "Submarine warfare has re- tjuced transportation facilities to jthe point where Texas production should not exceed 1,134,000 barrels of oil daily, ?.s recommended "by Federal Pircieum Coordinator Harold L. Ickes.' ** Asserting the April proratio %>rder had bsen signed by Com Scission Chairman Ernest O •Thompson, Member Olin Culber son and himself, Sadler added: £ ''Texas storage of crude oil an •jpetroleum products clearly si -that gasoline rationing in thi State is not necessary. Distrib_ .ijon of transportable crude oil io •far purposes does not mean Texa^ Tviil suffer a gasoline shortage." £ The commiss i o n e r exolainet .that of a net total allowable pro duction of 1,132,512 barrels dailj J§5 decreed in the April order, 225, .591 barrels were" exempt from >nine of the 18 general shutdown ;days because the crude yieldec Mrs. Ed Allen To See Twin Sister First Time In 22 Years It was something like two years after the close of World war No. 1 that Mrs. Ed D. Ellen saw her twin sister, Mrs. F. Gale Wallace of New York City. But they will celebrate their 1 common birthday here Sunday. Coiuity Clerk and Mrs. Allen plan to leave early today for Amarillo to meet Mrs. Wallace and another sister, Mrs. W. L. Holland of Denver, Colo. The twin sisters last saw each other 22 years ago in Lubbock. The birthday celebration will be in ihe Allen residence on Tahoka highway. Mrs. Wallace and Mrs. Holland are coming here from • Austin where they have been visiting another sister and other relatives. . 300-octane aviation gasoline io -the armed forces. "*i Some Are Exempt ... An additional 315,859 barreL •Tiaily under the generally cur -iailed production schedules! v;S A v i a t i o n gasoline - yielding jH^slcis, including Lolita, Wes tRanch Heyser, New Refugio, Tom XD'Connor, Amelia, Conroe, Cotton Xake, South Cotton Lake, Web iter, Hastings, Lovell's Lake, Rac £oon Bend, Racoon Bend Cock .field. Turtle Bay, Plymouth, Rey <nolds, Wade City, Turkey Creek grange Grove, O'Hern, Conoco ,priscall, Odem and Yates were or (Sered shut down on Anril 4, 5 11 42, 18. 19, 26, 29 and 30. !'ii Tne 18 general shutdown days /were listed as April 3, 4, 5, 6 10 ill, 12, 13, 17, IS, 19, 20, 24. 25 '26, 27, 29 and 30. Son Is Recognized -5P (Continued Fmm p_ a g e One) i- j look at the picture to become ^interested. Then she a'uickly ^looked again . . . and "again. -:: She h=d recognized her son. '••»"! never saw a more natural ^ picture of him," she said, ^i She is going to make an ef- ** fort to obtain the "original" ^ picture from which the news^ paper engraving was made— *.'. "maybe Henry's 'little broth*? er,' 18-year-old Teddy, is in it Vf somewhere." He is in the same i, unit as Henry, 21-year-old «er- !*f?'geant of field artillery. S J* 16 ^ubbock mother talked ,^'with both her sons, twice, «V7hen they were in Java. «- ; "They told me.here I could^ n't reach them bv phone," <=he ^.-said. "But I did—even if it ^take from Tuesday to Friday £ one time. I just placed a call t^m care of their artillery unit, r~-th.fi the call went through." ^ilrs. Drake said she was 4£ "glad by boys can do their part on the common security of the wuntry—but I am glad they are Sow under the command of Gen. icArthur. I'm that interested in •then- own security." Mr. and Mrs Drake live at 909 Avenue K. v^Not only was there great joy m the Drake home Thursday night, **'* in numerous other Lubbock __ Lubbock county homes, for mothers, relatives and friends have anxiously been awaiting Sord of what happened to that r _crack Texas unit" which reportedly was facing the Japanese onslaught in Java, for they knew piat their sons, brothers, and in some cases, husbands were almost Certainly, facing the foe. ,.5 New Hope For Many V-However, with release by censors and publication of this particular picture revealing that at ieast some of the Americans es- «iped capture, there is brought new hope and happiness that perhaps the majority of those fighting in Java from this area may apw be under Gen. MacArthur's Command in Australia awaiting another test—one they and the world knows must not fail again b.eca«se.of "that same old story" of "too little, too late." ^No other positive identifications Of persons in the picture as those pf Lubbock or South Plains boys were made, although several tentative identifications which "resembled" residents of this city and area were believed made »*This particular group often and felsely has been referred to as the 13cst battalion." It's whereabouts Changes Asked At Texas U. DALLAS, March 26 (.^}~Federal Judge T. W. Davidson has written each member of the University of Texas board of regents suggesting they give serious consideration to the matter of making a change in the institution's economics department. Judge Davidson called attention to published statements that four professors from the department had characterized the we-want- action mass meeting here last Sunday as fraudulent and apathetic. Citing a mass meeting held on the university campus in 1940 at which a speaker urged that no food or ammunition be sent to the Allies, Judge Davidson said that none of the four professors raised his voice to denounce the speech as fraudulent. "We now understand why children from some of the best "homes in Texas who major in economics come home declaring that the Boston anarchists were judicially murdered and that the constitution of the United States is old, antiquated and must be amended or changed," he wrote. "It seems that we have a branch of our university swinging away from true economics and routing our children into the camp of state socialism borrowed from totalitarian Europe." been -known by relatives and gewspappj-s until the fall of Java. is But regardless, it all only adds piognant emphasis to the Chinese proverb that one picture is worth W°° words— especially if it hap- pjens to be one of some loved one whose fate in war is unknown. now has over 9,000 coffee f t a n t a lions covering 360,000 tes. A Defense Boaa TODAY! MacArthur's Pledge (Continued Frurn Page One) known. It embraces things that are right and condemns things that are wrong. Under its banner the free men of the world are united today. "There can be no compromise; we shall win or we shall die, and to this end I pledge you the full resources of all the mighty ppwer of my country and all the blood of my countrymen." As he concluded with a toast to Australia and Australians, the assemblage of Parliament members and government chiefs ended the hush with a spontaneous and tremendous ovation. An orchestra struck up "For He's a Jolly Good Fellow," and *he crowd slowly broke up. In the corridors on every hand there were such comments as, Great speech" . . . "Splendid effort . . ._ "Short and to the point." Listeners Impressed Many of the listeners were impressed by the simplicity of MacArthur's garb, its totai absence of decoration despite the applauded announcement by U. S. Ambassador Nelson T. Johnson that MacArthur had been awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor, his ountry's highest tribute to valor As one said, "What I liked was hat three-and-six suit he wore Our blockes go around in 12- "uinea outfits." (Translated into American argot, the comparison would be oughly a dungaree suit to a ailor-made.) Prior to the dinner MacArthur /isited the House during a warm ebate and -later shook hands vitn each member individually. "If the rest of the Australians an fight as well as these can rgue, the war is as good as won," e joked as he met the speaker. But the occasion was not all peeches and banqueting. MacArthur spent two hours vith the war cabinet. Strategy Reviewed Prime Minister John Curtin aid they discussed "the composite structure and disposition of Allied forces in being and reinforcements required. The enemy's tac- ncs and strategy were reviewed The confidence and determination of Gen. MacArthur were manifest in alt our deliberations, tie gave us inspiration for the struggle and his direct and clear Club Women To End Meet Today (Continued From Page One) terprise directly affecting the interests of all citizens in this country and particularly the interests of women. This project had its beginning several years ago when the federal government, on invitation of the League of Nations, began a comparative study of laws in this country as they are especially related to women. Report Is Available The purpose was to develop a comparative study of woman's '.tatus under law throughout the world. The Women's Bureau was TODAY'S PROGRAM 8-8:10 a. m., Kevelllo Bound-Up. Them*: Democracy Develops Strenrth in Clubs. 'Ibrourh problem »olTinf ot Junior c ubs, Mrs. J. M. Crews, Children; -Mrs Res Inard, Aaarlllo; tbrourh filamentary procedure, Mrs. A T • irera and Mrs. H. F. Codeke- through carefully planned projrami Mrs. Kaon Kinard, Hereford and Mrj. T. V. Kferes, Canyon; Conrcnton re-assembled; reports ot departments; hlthUjhtera 1 panel, Mn. O. M. MeGmty, chairman. 10 o'clock—Bound table discussion. Mrs. \V. B. Irvln pr«ldln r : "Oar Col- I«res In Wartime;" Dr. James M. Gordon, Texas .Technological collrre; Dr. J. A. Hill. \Vcst Texas State Teachers college, Canyim; G. W. McDonald. Waylind collece. Plalnrlew and Dr. J. F. Mead, A-narillo Junior coHtge, participating. Legislation. Mil. Jud Collier, Slant- ford, state chairman. Address: "A Newspaper Editor VI*ITS Today's Events," Charles A. Guy, edl- lor and publisher of the Avalanche- Journal. Taps, Mrs. W. B. Price. "Assuring Strenzth at Home for Victory Abroad," Mrs. L. M. M'incerd ot Brownfleli!, district chairman of defense: Don Beeder, chief of police, and Captain W. W. Lejre of the. Texas Uirhiray patrol, assistants. Victory lunchon. Hotel Lubbock; Mrs. f. A. Klelnschmidt, toaslmaster; invocation, .Mrs. ,M. C. Ove.-ton; solo. "America. Sails the Sears," original composition, Mrs. Ardelle Scales; or- Elnal poem, Mrs. W. M. Blake; address, "IshmaeliteJ," Dr. H. L. Frit- chett, Dallas. Presentation of neiv officers: awards, invitation for 1013 convention; read- 'BC of minutes. assigned the task of preparing the report which, completed in October, 1941, is the Women's Bureau Bulletin, No. 157, entitled "The Legal Status of Women— U. S. Summary." This is available for club women, and should be studied by them for a number of reasons which Miss Buchanan outlined. Concluding her talk, Miss Buchanan presided for a roundtable discussion of comparative laws concerning men and women in Texas and other states. Among these were many laws that grew out of the Colonial days laws which would hamper the Progress of defense if they were enforced today. Have An Ear For Groups Explaining the importance of such a study, Miss Buchanan said the legislators are too busy to study carefully the important issues facing them today, but they always have an ear for large organized groups, especially groups having the prestige of the federated club women. . Mrs. Mary W. Doak asked an invocation and numbers were Played during dinner by Virginia Belle Gamble, Monda Hamilton and Douglas Hardy. Choosing the theme of the convention for an address, Mrs, J. W Walker of Plainview, president of the Texas Federation, was main alternoon speaker. Should Keep "UP 'Studies She cautioned the women to keep up their study programs in addition to their defense work. Sewing and knitting for the Red Cross, nutrition work, recreational activity for soldiers, buying defense stamps and bonds and conservation are important, Mrs. Walker told her audience, but "education for Democracy's Victory cannot be achieved by merely doing things," she said. "There are other things we have to do." She listed these things as: Taking a new inventory of ourselves and determining how willing we are to serve, and re-evaluating our national selves and discovering whether we realize we are the most privileged people on earth Need Practical Religion "We need to return to practical religion," the stats president said. News Briefs Last rites were read for Warren C. Squires, 40, resident of Lamb county for 20 years, Thursday in the LitUefield Church of Christ. Interment was in Littlefield cemetery. Squires died Wed- ne-idny in an Amarillo hospital. Lubbock Royal Arch Masonic chapter 248 will confer past master and most excellent master degrees on three candidates tonight in the Masonic lodge ha)l. The meeting will open at 7:30 o'clock according to H. J. McClellan, secretary of Lubbock Masonic bodies. Dr. James W. Kramer will preach his final week night sermon in the revival series at the First Baptist church tonight. His topic in services beginning at 8 o clock will be "The Truth About the Second Coming." There will be no preaching Saturday and the revival will end Sunday with two « e A^ C v' r L r : J . Kramer discussed Are You Riding the Blind Bag««„•• v^,— _ j .. «s More Exploits Of Volunteers (Continued From Page One) « b « s an AVG-RAF field. I'arker DuPuoy of Seekonfc, Mass, who was. u U. S . Army • ter u bJef( ? re he Coined the AVG Pitched into the first wave of ° S bUt sie f/ight Japanese Th,^.u t Thursday night. .The South Plains Sacred Harp singing convention is scheduled to get under way at 10 o'clock at The session is to continue throughout the day, dinner ° b * t e r, ed at the chur5, it wls announced. A A. Chalman on the and adults-forTwo d s e u f cT e st;mpT The stamps are to be used in buy-' mg a defense bond for the negro scout troops in Lubbock. ^ Lubbock County Singing convention will conduct a program tonS ni « ht , and Sunday iS ton High school auditorium ers are invited to " Inn h u lunch for themselves and for vs- iting singers. Coffee will be free aiaton Community and the, school wiTl W. P. Florence, class chairman. NetworkOflJtfie WPB's To Be Formed ' WASHINGTON. March 26 UP) —A network of 13 "little WPB's" will be established throughout the country, the War Production board announced today as part of a program to decentralize authority and speed up WPB work in the field a,,n? Ul -t Plan " to place a s much authority as possible for War Production board operations in these new regional offices " J S -Knowlson, director of industry on-' erations, explained. "Determination of policy and programs will rest ... in Washington.' But, as time goes on, it is expected that m °f e , and m °re WPB activities will be actually directed in the WOT ln ,. acc ° rd ance with overall WPB policy." Under the projected set-up supervision over the existing 120 field offices will be distributed among the 13 regional agencies. The latter will be established i in Philadelphia, Detroit, Cleveland, Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas Denver, Kansas City, Minneapolis! New York, San Francisco and Seattle. / Territories covered by each re- gemonal office include: ^Dallas — Texas, Louisiana and Oklahoma. Denver— Colorado, New Mexico Utah, and Wyoming. Kansas City — Missouri, Arkansas: Kansas, and Nebraska. Heads for these, three territories were not announced immediately. Buy A Defense Bond TODAY! Navy "Zeroes" headed hiV way so turned to meet them. Engine Explodes At 17,000 feet he hit one of the Japanese whose engine exploded like a giant firecracker. DuPuo.y found his ammunition was exhausted, so he scooted for the field which.waa under attack A bullet penetrated the cockpit but the fragments on]y scratched his right arm. . Jernstedt, who had gone to help DuPuoy against the bombers, was cut in the face by fragments j a v. gullet-shattered widshield and had to withdraw. An RAF pilot in a Hurricane got a Japanese fighter but had to make a forced landing with two other Japanese on his tail. Anti-aircraft fire was believed to have destroyed a. third Japanese plane in this engagement. Caught On Field A second wave of Japanese bombers caught some pilots and ground crews on the field. Sheltered in small trenches flanking the runway, Pilot Frank W. Swartz of Los Angeles and Mechanics John E. Fauth and William R. Seipe (home address not given) were struck by bomb fragments. Dr - Lewis J. Richards of the AVG loaded Swart into a jeep and started across the field to the hospital with Japanese bullets kicking up the dust behind him This gave other AVG members an opportunity to remove Fauth and Seiple. Fauth died of his wounds on Sunday. An ambulance plane took Swartz and Seiple to Calcutta Swartz has wounds in the head neck and body; Seiple's lungs wer injured by the blast. Bombs Are Dropped Besides the AVG assault o Moulmein last Thursday, • RAF pilots flew their Blenheim through a 20'-minute gale of Jap anese fighter fire to attack an airfield outside captured Rangoon on Friday. The British airmen droppe bombs from 1,000 feet on some 3 Japanese grounded craft \vhicl they destroyed or damaged. No a single Blenheim was lost. Several escorting Hurrican fighters went along on this rail and shot down six Japanese figh ters. One .Hurricane pilot wen down—but only in a crash land mg due to spent fuel. The pilo hitchhiked back to his lines. The AVG base, however, wa attacked again on Sunday, by a least 380 Japanese planes, anc this time Jernstedt and DuPuoy John Rossi of San Francisco, Clif Gvoch of Chicago, Bob Prescot of Fort- Worth, and Fred Hodge of Memphis were unable to ge their Tomahawk planes off the RAF Blmts Continent o LONDON,, March .26. (f?j The RAF at dusk tonight completed 38 hours of the heaviest and most successful fighting it has ever had outside. England, spreading its work in attack and defense from western. Germany to the British Mediterranean stronghold of Malta. .Taking quick advantage of a sudden improvement in the weather, hundreds oi .British bombers blasted the industrial Ruhr valley last night in one of the heaviest attacks yet made on Germany, and they flew also over France and scouted Italy. ground. Planes Salvaged An inner compulsion would aU that ' ^v Unimpressed us deeply. "News of whnt we'lia'vc in __ j _ , • "- have done f"l"°L^ s ,°f "** 5s intended ° of war While news of the actual light- mg against the Japanese aggressor lagged, this authoritative Australian view of MacArthur's pow- A Free Hand inere has been a many f ai i ures and , ments ,„ the immediate past been caused by complicat that the . zone by Austra- cause labor to forget its 40 or 48 hour week and cause capital to forget its selfish gains. And we would discover that it is not necessary to teach hatred in our education for democracy's victory but would see the grave difference between hatred of a system and of a people." Dr. A. Kirk Knott of West Texas State Teachers college, Canyon, led a joint discussion on "Youth Presents the Allied Nations" in mid-afternoon. He was assisted by Theodore Alexander, Tech student from Austria; Helen Robinson and Eugene Mic-lcarek, students from W. T. S T C Mielcarek said, "I can speak for all foreign students in the United States when I say we appreciate this country's freedom and are willing to make whatever sacrifices are necessary to insure t -.at freedom." Mrs. Perkins Speaks Taking for her subject, "Tomorrow Will Come," title of "the han forces, with the Understanding that, in the final stage of decision, full weight should be given to the commonwealth governments views as an equal partner with other Allied nations concerned in the Pacific struggle. "This does not mean any interference in any purely military decisions. There are stages when political and military considerations merge when the government expects its voice to be hsard as an equal partner. On all other occa- hungriest book" she has ever read Mrs. Joseph M. Perkins delivered the main address at Thursday morning's session. As Texas' delegate to the forthcoming General Federation convention, Mrs. Perkins invited the seventh district women to attend the sessions and special programs if they "are hungry for the most up-to-date information as to what's going on in the world today, especially in regard to Pan- Americanism, the convention theme." Mrs. Perkins urged -the .women to come to the pre-convention Plantation reception which is to be held-in Fort Worth, the convention city, Sunday night, April 23, wearing their fluffiest dresses and flowers in their hair . . . "because that's the way the northern and eastern delegates will expect the southern belles to look." Insight Into Tomorrow The General Federation convention program, afternoon sessions of which for a whole week will be filled with short talks by Pan- American leaders in world affairs and longer question and answer sessions, will give the convention visitors the insight into "a tomorrow that's better and brighter," Mrs. Perkins believes. Wednesday morning's session was concluded with a symposium on "Safeguarding Democracy on the Home Front," with Mrs. William G. Dingus presiding. Phases of this subject were discussed as follows: "Farm and Home Demonstration Service," Mrs. W. G. Kennedy of Muleshoc; "The Schools," Dr W. B. irvin, superintendent of the Luobock Public Schools; "The Libraries," Mrs. J. A. Humphries, Lubbock County librarian- "Bovs and Girls' Organizations," Mrs. Guy L. Trow ot Lubbock; "Lunch Room Projccis," Mrs. Pevton Reese, director of the Plainview Luncn Room Project, and disc | sion from the floor. Apparently knowing they were m for little opposition this time the Japanese switched from theii fast, powerful naval Zero-type twin-engined bombers to light single-motored bombers and slov' Army 96s and 97s. One of the American pilots, said he had noticed "orange-robec priests strolling by the field" be fore the attacks. "These natives, with parasols on their shoulders, watched every bi of activity at our field, and we got the impression there were many traitors in the adjoining villages which most civilians had evacuated." (A Kunmng dispatch Wednesday said the AVG pilots and mechanics salvaged d a m a g e c planes and moved on to another base by truck.) Thirty-One Killed (Continued From Page One) that something dropped on the explosive from an airplane which he was informed flew over the quarry just before the blast. Coroner David F. Bachman theorized the dynamite might have been touched off as it v/as being placed in holes by the workmen. Beginning Classes Seventy children in the Lehigh Consolidated school half a mile away were just beginning classes when the explosion occurred. All windows in the two-room building were broken. Although a dozen pupils and both teachers were injured, only two children were detained at a hospital. Two explosive experts and « salesman, all employes of the Hercules Powder company, were among the dead. George Hadesty jr., of Allentown, a veteran of 25 years experience, was killed as he sat in a car near the quarry. The others were Ernest Ray Garnett, 41, of Wilmington, Del., blasting superintendent, and William Lsna- han, 33, of Bronxville, N. Y the salesman. ' Hockley Grand Jury (Continued from Page One) W, H. Wright Saturday night. They were indicted separately, as were Smith and Ridley. Theft Is Charged '"d'ctment charging theft arc ! a was votcd ie- ?>Iurray, a negro. Two men, not in custody, were named for forgeries. Remainder ot those charged are in jail or are free on bonds, officials said Bonds for Tate were set at Si - ±siair. « • u T Others $1,000 by Judge Daniel A. cus- Judge Blah- has set hearing of - the cases lor next week, the sec- Higher Ceiling On Fuel Urged ST. LOUIS, March 26. (<P)_The Office of Price Administration was urged by Midwestern and {southern petroleum refiners and marketers today to lift the price ceilings on gasoline and other oil products to meet their increased costs resulting from the 6 per ce ?t increase in freight rates which went into effect last week. B. L. Majewski of Chicago chairman of the petroleum industry s marketing committee, told a delegation of OPA representatives headed by Joseph faalmon, chief of the petroleum taut,, that for 20 years oil men had raised and lowered prices in accordance with freight rates and that precedent should be continued to keep .the industry -solvent." Should Be Mandatory Under the new price control act, he said, it should be mandatory that the ceilings, based on last October's prices, be lifted since the powers granted by the law . . shall not be used to compel changes in business and cost practices, or methods and means of distribution established in any industry . . . except to prevent invasion." More than 100 oil men from Missouri, Illinois, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Iowa, Texas, Kansas Minnesota and Ohio attended the meeting, which was called by the OPA for the purpose of dis'cuss- mg the effects of the rate increases on the oil industry. Salmon indicated an early decision would be made on whether the price ceilings for this section should be adjusted. Labor Situation (Continued From Page One) that retard our production," and from "free American workmen who are being charged today outrageous graft for the privilege of working on a defense job." Plant Is Closed In another development in the labor field, a strike of loom- fixers and other key workers had closed four cloth manufacturing plants in Fall River, Mass., today and 12,000 textile operatives were idle. The War Labor board announced it would send an urgent message to the workers tomorrow apparently a -request to return to work. The walkout was precipitated %vhen the National Labor Relations board rejected a petition by an independent union, the American Federation of Textile Operatives, to organize the mills on a craft rather than an industrial basis. Strike Canceled At Kearny, N. J., a proposed strike at the vast Western Electric company plant was canceled when a dispute over wages was certified to the War Labor board. In their testimony today, Green and Murray contended that labor's enemies, by seeking war-time revision of the labor statutes were stirring up internal dissensions that could only impede the war effort. "With their backs bent over their machines, their hearts and minds devoted to increased and ever increased production," said <r~ p «, , Murra >'. president of the -iO. the workers now look over :heir shoulders and find behind them with knife upraised, groups who would at this time renew old attacks upon the working man and his organization." Can't Take Time Out We cannot afford in the nation's crisis," said William Green, ., president of the AFL, "to take - ime out to fight another and un- *" Confederates' Fund Out Of Red (By The Associated Press) AUSTIN, March 26 — While Texas youth again marched off to war, a state auditor's report today recalled another conflict—that between the Blue and Gray three quarters of a century ago — of which 106 • veterans still receive state pensions. Auditor C. H. Cavness predicted that due to thinning ranks of the boys in Gray, the State Confederate pension fund, 17 years in the red with a peak deficit of more than $5,000,000 in 1936, probably will have a balance of $2,250,000 next year. • In addition to the veterans, Cavness, whose audit covered 18 months up to Feb. 23, reported 2,620 women, widows of deceased members of the Confederate army, were receiving pensions. He estimated the total number of recipients would be reduced to approximately 380 in five years and that "in ten years there may be a few of the present pensioners still living." Five In Slate Home The rolls listed nearly 15,000 names in 1922. Of the pensioned veterans, only five reside in the spacious Confederate home in Austin while 63 women live in the Confederate Women's home. Payments are $25 monthly to single veterans and widows, $50 to married men whose wives are living and $12.50 to those residing in the state homes. On death, a $100 mortuary warrant is issued for funeral expenses. Supported by a state property tax, the fund, which came out of the red last December, currently has a balance of $661,380. Crisis In India '(Continued From Page One) valley. The position of the Chinese at Toungoo was called critical unless they can cut their way through the .Japanese to the north or can be reinforced within two days. 'Japanese Routed On the third front, astride the northwest Thailand border Chinese forces routed 800 Japanese- Thai troops north of Mongtung inflicting heavy casualties and capturing " a French officer," according to the communique This was the first official intimation oE French cooperation •— presumably from Japanese-dominated Indo-Chma—with the enemy in Burma. There have been - numerous such patrol actions on this front. (One British dispatch from Chung- king said strong Chinese columns had entered Thailand at two points). Meanwhile the "Flying Tigers" of the American volunteer group added at least ten more wrecked Japanese planes to the toll they have taken as the result of repeated raids on the big Japanese air base at Chiengmai, Thailand. Russo-German-War (Continued From Page One; said. (The Germans had claimed destruction of a supply ship and eight Russian planes.) _ From other combat areas the increase in German planes was noted: In one case, they outnumbered the Russians 27 to 3 Thursday night's regular Soviet communique said that "no substantial changes took place on the front" during the day, and announced a ll-to-6 aerial victory over the Nazis -yesterday. Young Sailor Finds City Big; Unfriendly i; All land looked alike to this seasoned sailor. ' This city of some 40,000 persons loomed lar/;e and unfriendly. He got as far as a drug store in 1200- block Broadway and his sea legs would carry him no farther. His blue eyes welled up with tears. . It was a ease for police, bystanders decided. So Officers Tom Cannon and S. O. Boyd were called and soon had located the parents of the 3-year-old sailor, who by then had forgotten the dignity of a man in uniform. His was a sailor's suit, quite miniature. German Spy Ring (Continued From Page One) isls in-Brazil, which broken relations with the Axis powers late in January and since has lost four or more ships to Axis torpedoes in the Atlantic. Movements Reported The spy ring was described as principally active in reporting ship movements and military activities. One of those arrested was identified as Niels Cristien Christien- stn and described officially as "one of the most famous of German radio technicians." He was charged with possession of 11 detailed reports on vessels in Rio harbor and with having a quantity of spy reports on microfilm. Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo were listed as the chief centers of Clandestine radio operations. The report announced the four seized stations had been "operating with, equipment of North American manufacture," which Rio police explained as one Nazi means of diverting suspicion. Two Are Killed In Training Plane Crash SHERMAN, March 26 (yP)—Lieut Bernard F. Gallagher, 24, of Bayonne, N. J., and Cadet Theodore W Wimke, jr., 21, of Archibald, Ohio were killed today in the crash of a training plane from Perrin field. . The crash occurred on'a hillside a half mile south of the post three hours after the arrival of Maj Gen. Hubert R. Harmon, commanding general of the Gulf Coast Air Corps Training center, for a routine inspection visit. It was the second fatal crash since Perrin field was activated in December. . Gallagher was married two weeks ago after graduation from Kelly field and reported to Perrin field March 12. He had been commissioned Jess than three weeks. Dimke came here from the Pine Bluff, Ark., primary school. Juror's-Heart Attack Ends Murder Trial CROCKETT, March 26 (/Fj — Judge Sam Holland discharged the jury hi the trial of Clifford T. Barnett for slaying his wife tonight after Marvin Ratterree, 35, a juror, was stricken with a heart attr.ck. The jury had deliberated four hours when. Ratterree was stricken. A physician said Ratterree's condition was critical. At the first Barnett trial last October Judge Holland discharged the jury after it had deliberated 24 hours and failed to reach a verdict. Barnett contends he killed his wife when the gun he was clean- ng accidentally discharged. So heavy has been the drafting of 'Boy Scoutmasters in England that boy patrol leaders are tak- ng their place, 4,000 now being trained in leadership by mail. aeclared war among ourselves here in America." Both men testified before the v House naval committee, in op- ~ position to the bill by Rep. Smith ' p-Va) to suspend for the dura- .on of the war the wage hour aw s requirement of time and one v half pay for more than 40 hours C vork within a -week, to outlaw " he closed shop, and impose a six >er cent profit limitation on industry. An Undeclared War "I charge," said Green," that he sponsors and supporters of this im are now waging an undeclared i-'ar against President Roosevelt nd against the workers of Anieri- a who believe in the policies of is administration." Both the administration and top men in the war production pro- ram, he said, were "unanimously" greed that the bill would cause o increase in war production, - nd ,hat it could "do a great deal 9 " f harm to America's war effort" TO EXPORT SITGAR MEXICO CITY, March 26. ( ilexico's sugar crop this year will e more than 400.000 tons, ihe linistry of Agriculture reported oday, a substantial part of which vill be available for export to the •nited Stales if necessary. nd in the three-weeks term of our, here. He impaneled the rand jury Monday. EASTER jj FAVORITES i 3 99 • Prints * Pastels Combinations Eye catching new styles . . . Jackets, lingerie; trims, Princess creations. Pleated and full swing skirts. * Cottons • Crepes Jersey

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