Avalanche Journal, June 9, 1946

Avalanche Journal

June 09, 1946

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Avalanche-Journal (Newspaper) - June 9, 1946, Lubbock, Texas First In On The South Plains Weather Fair See Lower Column 8 Vol 20 No 40 Sunrise Edition The Last Word In News 32 Pages Today Lubbock Texas Sunday June Price 5 Cents AP Means Associated Press Two Sudan Crash lil T3 The AvuUnchtl SUDAN June Mr and Mrs Fred Peterman two of a party of five persons from Zancsviile Ohio en route to the Texas Gulf coast on motorcycles were killed here this morning when the mo torcycle they were riding and a truck collided at 1 streethighway intersection in the city limits Peterman 33 died instantly uncl his wife about 39 lived only about 15 minutes after the collision which happened about oclock this morning investigating Texas highway patrolmen said Driver Faces Charge As a result of the crash Johnnie Jay Serratt Sudan driver of the truck pleaded Ruilty and was fined SI and court costs in justice of peace court here on a charge of not having a commercial oper ators license and posted bond of on another charge filed in Lamb county court on a charge of negligent homicide in connec tion with the two deaths said T A Rowland Texas Highway pa trolman who with Jim Riddles also a patrolman investigated The Ohio couple both on the same motorcycle southeast on U S Highway 84 when they crashed into the dump truck which had been going north west on the highway before mak ing a left turn onto Commerce street investigators said The driver of the truck had just met and allowed to pass a coupe in front of the motorcycle when ne made the turn The lead motor cycle collided with the truck throwing Mr and Mrs Peter man against the truck near the right rear wheel Heads of both victims struck the lower part of the body of the dump truck it was reported Wer On Vacation The five cyclists were on a va cation trip to the Gulf coast at the time of the accident The three who were unhurt after the mis hap decided to crate their ma chines and ship them home and return by mil They were Mr and Mrs Edward Rodgcrs on one mo torcycle and Louis W Dockrny all of Zanesville Bodies of Mr and Mrs Peter man were token by Sudan resi dents to Payne Funeral home at Amherst The bodies will be re turned to Zanesville patrolmen said they were told Formal Victory Day Observed InBrifain LONDON June 8 overflowing by the millions into London celebrated the empires formal victory day today with the biggest jubilee since the accession to the throne of King George VI A ninemile lone procession of military might and civilian de fense typifying Allied unity in the war drew ovations from the great throngs for the royal family mem bers of the labor government Winston Churchill combat com manders and plain fighting men and women The unity the occasion was marred however by the absence of official Soviet Yugoslav and Polish participation Those gov ernments had snld earlier that they would not send contingents Small detachments of U S air borne troops bluejackets and ma rines marched in the procession and a handful of American fliers led the air forces other nations Gen Joseph T McNarncy Adm H Kent Hewitt and Brig Gen F representing the U S Army Navy and Marines led the motorcade of Allied commanders MAN IS SENTENCED PARIS June 8 Yvon Col lette who escaped from a mental hospital a month ago by gnawing his way out of n straitjacket was sentenced to10 years in prison and fined francs about upon conviction in absentia tonicht of theft of the Pearl of Asia gem valued at Sterling baby Spoon arid Fork Kings Jewelry 1020 Bdwy Aav KFYO 1340 Kc Tuno In AvalancheJournal Station Hoard Hidden In Railway Station Locker Fabulous Fortune In Crown Jewels Found By The Associated Press WASHINGTON June 8 A dimcintheslot railway sta tion locker gave up a fortune in Hessian crown jewels the Army revealed today ns it wrote a new mystery thriller chapter in the tale MileAnHour Airplane Engine Is Revealed By Navy 8 ff 1500mileanhour air plane engine dubbed the flying been successfully flown the Navy revealed today Originally planned to pow er guided missiles pilolless flying bombs the revolution ary ram jet engine has no moving parts weighs only 70 pounds and looks like a long piece of pipe But itdevelops and 3000 horse as The tests have been con ducted with the stovepipe hurtling through the air on its own after being boosted to working speed by rockets Flight speeds characteristics and technical data were ra dioed back from the engine in flightto the researchers conducting the experiments through a complicated elec tronic telemetering method New Vets Setup Opens Big Drive By ROBERT GEIGER Associated Press SJalf Wriior WASHINGTON June 8 ding for members sponsors of the fledgling American Veterans committee of World War II keystoned their proposed plat form today on a plan for world government The threepronged program di vided into international national and war veterans affairs will be offered at the first national con vention oC AVC opening in DCS Moincs next Thursday There Charles G Boltc the 26 yearold national chairman will tell about delegates the time has come for AVC to make its bid numerically beside for a other place major veterans tions that count members in seven figures Immediately nfter the convention ends June 16 the mem bership drive is expected to open Soo Hugo Fund In Washington today AVC an nounced a drive for to get members AVC is exclusively for World War II veterans whose average age now is 2G years compared with an average of 53 for veterans of World War I The proposed platform proposes the eventual transformation the United Nations organisation into a world The proposed platform also rec ommends international control of the atomic bomb and meanwhile the cessation of manufacture of bombs by the United States In the national field it recom mends a 65cent hourly minimum wage democracy in union and the settlement of jurisdictions disputes without strikes or boy cott and the creation of authori ties to develop major river valleys Crossed Blamed For Blaze CHICAGO June 8 IP investigators into theLa Salle hotel fire that took fiO lives tenta tively blamed it today on cross ed wires behind n filsc ceiling in the Silver lounge off They also announced they were tracking down in jewelry money and clothing lost by vic tims Fire Captain Frank A Thielmnn said he believed the fire started early Wednesdiiy behind walnut pmcllng in the lounge from n wlrinj of the gems of Kronberg castle The Army flew to jail near here the colonel from whom it said it got the locker key that unenrthed the greater part ot the loot and his WAC captain bride The Artny said practically all of the gems now have been put on dis play at the Pentagon Army head quarters Maj John B Salb assistant chief of the provost marshal gen erals criminal investigation divis ion said the locker was opened last night with a key supplied by Col Jack Durant who with his bride Capt Kathleen B Nash Durant was brought to Washing ton today Army officials said the two have confessed removing the jewels from the castle from the German royal Darmstadt family of Hesse They are expected to face court martialcharges These officials said the amount involved was the biggest such U S Part of theloot wasrecovered earlier atthe Hudson home of the WAC captains sister the Army reported The newly wed couple had gone there on their honeymoon with Army investi gators hot on their trail Major Salb said no other mem ber of either family was involved in the inquiry Mcanwhile an unidentified Ar my major and a technician fifth grade continued under surveil lance but not arrest in the case Officials said whether others involved would be up to the court martial at the trial to be held soon probably in Ger many FourInch Downpour Swamps Houston By The Prcisl A heavy downpour measuring inches in downtown Houston late yesterday afternoon flooded many sectors of the city and stall ed thousands of automobiles Several homes were damaged by lightning Small and scattered hailstorms accompanied a heavy thunder storm at Lnredo yesterday even ing Rainfall of inches fell in one hour with light rain continu ing The storm came from the northeast HST Plans Labor Message As Sea mens Strike Nears Veto Of Case Legislation Is Said Likely two Dead Many Injured In Riots Over Election Outcome New Effort To Avert Crisis w By DOUGLAS B CORNELL Associated Press Staff Writer June im mediate threat of an AFL sea mens strike blew over today but a new government maneuver to stop CIO sailors from walking off ships June IS began generating union opposition TheAFL Sailors union of the Pacific halted a strike vote mid began talking wagehour issues with West coast shipowners A spokesman for the owners reported definite That happened in San Francisco Apparently it scuttled a possibility that both AFL and CfO seamen might be on strike simultaneously on all coasts by midJune Talks Are Pushed In Washington government con ciliators stepped up efforts to dis solve the CIO endof the man time crisis They suggested reten tion of the present 56hour week at sea and a day oft wiUYpay lor every H clays afloat t The mediators dropped the pro posal into negotiations between East coast ship operators and the committee for maritime unity which is bargaining for the big CIO National Maritime union and six Allied unions Neither the men who operate he ships nor those who man them showed any inclination to accept the plan as a complete solution to the issue of working biggest barrier in the way of an agreement But union spokesmen said the proposal ignores their fundament al for a cut in the 56hour week at sea Assistant Secretary of Labor John W Gibson told a news con ference both sides in the dispute are giving thorough discussion to the planfor timeoff in between mediators operators and union negotiators were set morrow So far there has been no agree ment on anything in the ncgotia7 lions to ward off astrike now only seven days TheNa tional Maritime union has held out for a 44hour weekfor men on sea duty Itstarted out de manding a 40hour with overtime after that Operators have not budgedfrom to Page 11 Column 7Please Housing Survey Opens In City Sec coupon on page 11 Need a home in Lubbock If the answer is fill out and mail or deliver the ques tionnaire appearing in this news paper That is the appeal of a survey subcommittee of the Lubbock Emergency Housing committee By cooperating you help yourself The purpose of the question naire is this The National Hous ing igcncy in whose hands the countrys housing fate now rests has promised to get some building materials into Lubbock But it cannot actuntil it finds out ex Many other East Texas points aclly what Lubbocks housing reported heavy rains Italy I needs are1 It wants to know how nniinu nr hnw recordcd more than inches streams overflowed and traffic wns doliiycd over U S hiRhwny 77 by high water Cotton planters in thnl section said they feared they would have to replant their fields Corpus Christ reported 42 inches of jain Port Arthur 73 and Shrevcport near the T border reported inches much or how tion on which it cnn base alloca tion oi materials to this city survey commit tee slates that it is imperative that every family in the city which wishes to rent or build a house or rent an apartment makeits de sires known by turning in the Claim Italian Vote Fraud Ask Prdjbe By Allies By JOHN R MCKNIGHT Associated Press Staff Writor ROMEJune monarchist leader charged today there had been fraud in the plebiscite in which Italy chose to be a republic and demanded Allied review ofballoting that jvionarcrusi subsided today after causing two deaths and a score of injuries in Naples and rioting in Rome and Palermo Minister of tne Interior Giuseppe Romita declared the entire country was Final Total Delayed Chief Justice Giuseppe Padano disclosed this aiternoon that late arrival of some returns would de ny over Sunday the supreme court certification of the election In terior officials put the republic votes ahead of the mon archy TulJio Benedetti head of the Monarchial union in let ters to Rear Admiral Ellery W Stone chief Allied commissioner and to Allied diplomatic missions in Rome declared an infinite number of protests were being received about the gravest elec tors frauds designed to make the outcome in favor of the reoublic Allied Probe Asked He asked Allied review of all the electoral material reaching the Supreme court prior to formal declaration of the republic sny ing he based his demand on the Allies guarantee ot the regular ity of the The high court might call for another plebiscite but this was regarded by political and judicial circles as highly unlikely A strong message from King Umberto to his followers in Naples urging them to refrain from pub lic displays wascredited with hav ing helped pacify that southern stronghold of the Savoys King Leaves Capital Inan apparent move to dis courage Rome demonstrators the king left the uptown Quirinale palace goal ofyesterdays march ers here lor a villa outside Rome RAINEY PROTESTS RADIO CURB Big Namesfire Opening Rounds In Texas Politics By DAVECHEAVENS Associated Press Staff Writer DR HOMER P RAINEYS sharp protest that the Texas Qual ity Network is unduly limiting time for sale to all political can didates and Roy Sanderfords withdrawalfrom the U S Senate race headlined weekend political developments in Texas Dr Rainey telegraphed the Fed eral Communications commission and the Department of Justice that the radio networks four stations of the provincial per ingetting their returns to Rome served also to delay urn bertos departure lor Portugal to join Queen Marie Jose and their four children in exile Lisbon dispatch said the queen would arrive tomorrow af ternoonand would stay at the house of the Italianborn Duchess Cadaval on theoutskirts of Lis The King was awaiting the in stallation ot therepublic so that there would be no break in the executive power he exercised for 23 months as lieutenant general of the realm and for one month as king Await Official Action A plane was waiting at Ciam pjno airport outside Rome lo take off for Lisbon within an hour after the ceremonies proclaiming the republic sources close to the royal household said Thereafter Premier Alcide dc Gasperi is expected to Quirinale palace and as interim provisional president pending meeting of the new constituent assembly June 24 receive the ex ecutive powers from the king Production Of Nylon Stockings Soaring WASHINGTON June 8 IP Production of nylons is soaring four senators noted today in a re port expressing continuation of trol Since Jan 1 1046 the total output of nylon hosiery is esti hntcd to average morethan three pnirs apiece for the wo men and girls in America who are 14 years old or the sena tors said The four were Senators Wagner Downey Taylor their views on basic price con Texas Family Finds Baby On Doorstep In Cardboard Box AUSTIN June 8 Samuel of Manorsaid today he has often read about babies being left on doorsteps but he never expected it to hap pen to him It did happen before dawn Members of his fam heard a baby a investigated and found the child in acardboard carton on the front porch We brought her inside and lighted a said Samuel She went right to Samuel notified the sheriffs office and Deputy Roy Fowler took the child toBrackcnndge hospital Attendants there said the infant was prema turely born and weighed five pounds Demo Move To Left Is Sought By JACK BELL Associated Press Staff Writer WASHINGTON June ator Pepper proposed the formation of a national liberal Democratic council to truly lib eralize the Democratic partys pol icy which he said even under President Truman is still better than the Joining Secretary of Commerce Wallace in opposing any third party move at this time The Florida senator told a reporter he thinks liberals shouldorganize within the Democratic fold and seek to swing that groups pro gram firmly to the left Both Parlies Assailed Pepper indicated he is far from satisfied with recent trends When you lake t h c whole record of both parties wearc the liberal he said Even under President Truman the rec ord of the Democratic party is still better than that of the Re publican party although not as much better as it was under Pres Turn to Page 11 Column 1 Please DIdaho and Mitchell Turn to Page 11 Column 4 Please namenl see pages G have agreed not to sell time to candidates before June 11 to sell one broadcast between June 11 and July thereafter pro rate available time This monopolistic agreement is a handicap proper function ing of democracy in Texas mid our citizens arc entitled to strict en forcement of the federal laws which forbid such Rnincy said in hisprotest He urged an immediate investigation saying his attorneys had advised him suchan agreement would be in violation of the antitrust laws Dr Rainey said that the ar bitrary limitation imposed by the chain made up of stations WFAA Dallas WBAP Fort Worth KPRC Houston WOAI San Antonio seriously restricts full discussion of nublic issues before the people of Connally In Race Sanderford withdrew from the he said after he had been assuredby the incumbent TomConnally that he would ac cept ao filedhis name for a place on the ballot and filings were madein behalf of Gov Coke Stevenson and former Governor Dan Moody following a rumor that Connajly would resign to take a United Nations post Both Moody and Stevenson had already taken themselves out of the race There were other headline de velopments during the week in cluding Closing ofthe Democratic Ex ecutive committees ballot list with a record number of candi dacies There will be 15 and per haps 15 candidates for governor The Executive committee meets in Austin Monday to certify the list and name the place for the September convention Big Guns Open Blasts Attorney General G rover Sellers opened his campaign with a rally at Sulphur Springs Saturday in which he announced a ninepoint platform He will campaign next week in Northwest Texas Dr Rainey formally opened his campaign proposing new taxes on natural resources to finance ex panded government services He will campaign in East Texas next week Lieut Gov John Lee Smith in a preopcning speech in Austin cen tered his attack on Dr Rainey He will formally open his cam paign at Nacogdoches June 15 Gubernatorial Candidate Caso March answered a questionnaire the Womens Committee for Academic Freedom with a blast chargingthe group was a front for Dr Rnineys campaign He opened headquarters Waco nnd will campaign next week in West Texas Beauford H Jester added a plant to his gubernatorial plat form calling for n modern and enforceable parole and probation Exiled Grand Mufti Of Jerusalem Gone PARIS June 8 infor mation officer of the French for eign office said tonight that Haj Amin al Husseini exiled grand mufti of Jerusalem had left France but the time of his de parture and his destination were not disclosed Husseinis departure coincided however with the opening today in Bludan Syria of an extra ordinary session of the Arab league It was expected the meet ing would declare the opposition of Arabs to the British American report on Palestine which recommends the immediate admission of European Jews to the Holy Land The grand mufti has been living in France as a free citizen under the protection of the French government although during the war he was accused of proAxis sentiments PAPER IS BROUGHT H1LLSBORO June 8 N Furey and associates announced today the purchase of the Hills 3oro Mirror from Miss Agnes Campbell and other stockholders Furey managing editor of the Paris News and his associnlcs plan lo enlarge nnd modernize hc Mirror By CLAIR JOHNSOtf Associated Press Stafi Writer TirASHINGTON June W leaders alerted members to day to be on hand for a special message from President Truman next week nnd Chairman Sabath DI11 of the House Rules com mittee said he expects it to be B veto of the Cnsc labor disputes bill Sabnth would not make flnt prediction but said his idea of what is coming is based on a conversation he had with the chief executive House Democratic Leader Mc Cormack of Massachusetts told newsmen however that he had no positive knowledge of what the President will do McCormack would say only that he has advised members to be on hand Tuesday and Wednesday in Caso any veto messnccs ire re ceived He nddcd that I hope the veto will At the While Housy Presiden tial Secretary G Ross confirmed reports that Mr Tru man would sen Congress a labor legislation message explaining whatever stand he takes on the Case measure Ross told newsmen the Presi dent will make his position known in s message whether or not he signs the Reports Are Denied But Ross labeled as a report by some legislators that Mr Truman is having alternative messages prepared on the issue Ross reported that the cruel executive was staying at his desk today to work on important mat ters principally the Case propos al It has been Mr Trumans re cent practice toloavesearly urday on weekend cruises on his yacht The Case bill as it now stands passed the Senate May 25 and the House May 29 The President must act on it before midnight it will become law Musi Take Action Meanwhile Mouse leaders de clared Mr Truman definitely will have to act on the Case bill with out the opportunity to have also before him emergency strike con trol legislation which he has ask ed They said it will be impossible to get the emergency proposal to him before the Wednesday mid night deadline The emergency legislation has passed both theSenatc and House but in varying forms It is now in the House Rules committee Sabath said he planned to call a committee meeting Tuesday to consider what procedure to rec ommend but doubted if aciion would be taken until later in the week The House passed the bin as asked by the President giving him full authority to seize essential strikebound industries and draft to run them The Senate deleted the draft authority and toned down some other sections Inferior Department Funds Are Restored WASHINGTON June 8 The Senate Appropriations com mittee today filled up the deep cuts mnde by the JJpufc in the 1947 appropriation for the Inter ior department and recommended only un der requests by the budget bureau The House in one of the most drastic cutting jobs on an appro priation bill in years had voted only for the depart ment compared with a request of by the budget bureau Detailed changes made by the Senate Appropriations committee were not immediately available but Sen Hayden DAriz said that in general most items were restored lo approximately the figures suggested by the bureau of the budget Sugar Creamer Tray value Kings 1020 Bdwy Adv The Weather WEST TEXAS Generally fair Sunday and Monday Widely scatter ed afternoon and early evening thunderstorms in northern moun tain area otherwise fair Sunday and Monday little change in tcm perature high Sunday 90100 rrLvrdpo 07 west Oaa coniDnnv durlnp pnit 24 hourni 1 n 1 n m 2 a D m 1 3 P m 4 D m 9 5 R 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