Pampa News, February 24, 1943

Pampa News

February 24, 1943

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Pampa News, The (Newspaper) - February 24, 1943, Pampa, Texas The Weather West Texas Colder this ftemoin and tem perature near 20 in OHM PA N 284 8 PAGES TODAY 1943 TEXAS wida World Leased fPRICE FIVE Book 1 Registration Begins Here Tonight Good Evening Every mans life is a fairy tale Britten by Gods Christian Andersen i THE MOST POPULAR CANNED FOODS 1 GENERALLY PACKED IN THESE SIZES SLICED PINEAPPLE 1 JUICES AND SOUPS TOMATO JUICE 7 This chart shows the most popular canned foods and the School teachers of Pampa and Gray county public schools pre pared for their second war time registration job in nine students welcomed the chance of an unexpected twoday and thousands of Gray county residents wondered about the appearance of book they are to receive to and Sat Registration for War Ration Book 2 will begin at Pampa public schools at 7 oclock tonight and continue until Hours will be from 9 to 5 on Friday and Saturday except at ju amount of points allowed for each NKA nior high from to 10 on the same days at the ju nior high Last school teachers here acted as registrars for the regis tration for War Ration Book when more than books were This registration will be more complicated for the registrars than the Sone has is sued sets of instructions to teach outlining their Besides checking the consumer declaration and having the appli cant the registrar will See Page 8 API Red Cross War Fund Rally Scheduled Tomorrow K 1C K Bans Panhandle Gas Well Drilling Lines Held Loaded To Capacity 21 Tlio petroleum administration to day prohibited the drillingof new natural gas wells in the Texas Panhandle Deputy Administrator Ralph Davics said more than wells am now producing natural gas in the and keeping available pipelines loaded to Until an outlet for more gas is it will not be in the in terest of the war program to use scarce materials for the drilling of wells whose production cannot be made available to consumers be cause of lack of transportation faci Davies The effective prohibits the use of any materials to or provide addi tions to any well in any discovered or undiscovered natural gas field in Hans Sherman and Wheeler coun The advanced gift drive of Gray countys Red Cross war fund campaign moved into full swing to day with a corps of volunteer work ers seeking contributions from larg er Further impetus to the war fund effort will be given at a Red Cross rally sponsored by the Panhandle chapter of the American Petroleum Institute at its February meeting in the Pampa Junior High school auditorium at 8 Hugh chapter chair said tomorrow nights program will be free to the Arranged Wheat Elevator Blast Hurts 5 FORT 24 A series of explosions injured five ripped off two corners of the elevator of the Mill and Elevator company near and set a fire which threatened the entire structure early The five were injured as two dust explosions at the elevator rocked the countryside early last Firemen began the task of quench ing smouldering then a third explosion blew the top off the cen ter section of the elevator and fire burst through in sheets of Power at seven miles from was disrupted almost an hour by the first A prairie fire sprang up around the attracting thousands of motorists who jammed the highway from Fort of the trapped in a headhouse 100 feet from the were lowered by a All of those hurt were residents of this immediate BUY VICTORY STAMPS Proof of Illegal Meat Sales Given NEW 24 stantial proof that black markets in meat are flourishing throughout the country was found today in a tenners council report that cow hide shipments from uninspected slaughterhouses have increased over 75 per cent in recent How many of these untraceable Hides came from black market ab batolrs cannot be definitely esti hide experts but the increase of inexpertly stripped skins indicates that farm slaughtering can account for only a portion of this diversion of hides regular packing house by it will include en tertainment from the Pampa air two motion Old Tacks HuntingTrip in and Marching With Old and a short talk by Robert Presbyterian on Red Cross Activities in the Saxe said today the API de cided to devote its February meet ing to aiding in the war effort by assisting the Red Cross We want to make it he that the program tomorrow nicht is free and open to Enlisted men from the Pampa air base will provide a 30minute with Walter Melson as master of An orchestra composed of George pianist John guitar Jack and Arthur tenor will play Olin Ed tap dancer formerly with Billy Roses Casa will per form Luke Colburn will play the electric guitar and sing cow boy songs Barry Shuman will sing popular and classical songs will be offered by Jo seph William Bennink will play the musical and Sam Whitcman and Irving Harris will sing a After the performance for the the soldiers will pre sent the program for the Lions club ladies night entertainment to morrow The advanced gift drive went into high gear today after a rousing meeting in city hall yesterday after noon when members of the com mittee made their own contri See KED Page 8 I SAW Keough and aiqunt showing theiv skill as me chanics in assembling a portable stand for a calculating machine this morning at the city water de partment at the city A daily Want Ad goes a long way to sell or Call Rationing Calendar Heres the householders sched ule for food rationing TODAY Registration begins at 7 tonight and continues through Take con sumer declaration and 1 ration books to schoolhouses to get 2 ration Clip from newspaper table of point values to guide future ALL WEEK Dont try to because grocers are forbidden to sell any canned vege baby or frozen or dried varieties of the You can buy any thing else In the including cereals including canned baby fresh fmits and vege fresh paper prod MARCH buying frozen and dried fruits and vegetables by the point rationing Sale of canned meat and fish still pro hibited probably be resumed at end of month as rationed items ulong with The three gas fields in the Pan handle now list gas and gas crude according to figures supplied today by the Pampa of fice of the Texas railroad commis From 1940 to the West and Sour gas fields pro duced a total of cu bic the latest available pro duction figures in the local Eighteen gas wells have been completed in Moore county by ma jor companies since it was taut todays order means that no further com pletions or additions are possible in the Texas Nine companies distribute gas from the Panhandle Canadian supplying Den and intermediate points Cities to Kan Missouri and Nebraska Con to western Oklahoma Lone to Oklahoma and cen tral Texas to DCS Minneapolis and Paul Panhandle to sev eral northern terminating at Detroit to Chicago and other midwestern states to northern Texas and West Tex to northwest Texas Panhandle gas wells by listing gas and gas crude producers in follow Sour 3 3 none 1 West 338 4 1 none Hutchin none 46 none East sweet none G G Mat Promoter Was Too Right 24 Promoter Dill Hun nefelrl placarded the town Ladies and gentle men who have weak hearts are advised not to witness this rr lurn During the match a woman spectator Her death was due to a heart the examining physician BUY VICTORY STAMPS Japs Trade Aerial Blows 24 rious bombing of air bases and ground positions in the south Pa cific was reported by the Navy to in telling of a Japanese air raid on the United States base on Espiritu Santo island and five United States aerial attacks on Jap anese American planes raided hit an enemy barge loaded with Japanese soldiers near Choiseul is strafed enemy positions at Rekata on the northern shore of Isabel island and bombed Vila in the New Georgia Enemy planes raided Espiritu Santo island in the New Tulagi and the air field at Guadal Temperatures In Pampa 6 9 midnight 6 today 7 8 9 10 11 12 noon 1 Yesterdays maximum Yesterdays minimum Public Enemy 1 Habbed In Texas Chase FORT 24 Pete who topped the G mens list as Public Enemy was captured by officers near Ken late yesterday when his car turned over after an excit ing Apprehended with him were his Gene Paul of Houston and a 16yearold De tective Chappie of Fort Worth Pete escaped from Texas penitentiary last March while serving sentences totaling more than 400 FBI records agent in charge of the Dallas FBI whose men and Fort Worth detec tives made the said the fugitive was wanted for question ing about robberies in Fort Little and several other The Norris brothers were plowing when seven carloads of officers ap proached a farm house which had been under Chappie He said the brothers drop ped their ran to the farm house where they awakened the and fled with her in the automo After a sevenmile chase the fugi tives car The girl was The after a short clash on threw down their guns and At Ranger Hardy Purvis said Gene Paul Norris was indicted in Madison county on a charge of helping his brother es cape from IIUY VICTORY STAMPS March Oil Quota Set At Barrels 24 March oil order authorizing average daily production of barrels of all oils was issued today by the rail road Underproduction was estimated at per cent of barrels daily and production of distillates and natural gas at barrels The schedule set Texas daily pro duction at 199 barrels below the petroleum administration for wars certification of barrels per Based on 20 general producing the order decreed the net al lowable by districts at East IIUY VICTORY BONDS Restaurant Rationing Formula Announced 24 taurants and other public eating establishments were put under a new rationing formula for canned and other processed foods Designed to put allotments for these establishments on approxi mately the same basis as those for the formula gives them C10 of a ration point in March nnd April for each meal served during the month of Decem On the same house holders are receiving about 510 of a ration but OPA said the slight difference was necessary oecause of higher waste and func tuating patronage in public eating After determining their ration points under the restaur ants will buy canned goods accprd ing to point the same as For see the Estate Lewis Reds Smash Deeper Into Ukraine 24 Red army smashed deeper today into the northern Ukraine northwest of Kharkov where the capture of Lclicdin and Akhlyrkn fashioned a Soviet bludgeon aim ed at Kiev and the important railway junction of Todays midday communique said more strongly fortified settlements were captured as Russian racing along muddy roads nnd across barren black struck west of 100 miles northwest of 75 miles southeast of Konotop and 1915 miles east of A water barrier also was forced and about 600 Germans killed in the capture of a number of towns north of where it was an nounced last night the Russians had driven to within 40 miles of Orel from the south with the cap ture of Soviet tanks bearing automatic gunners followed by infantry surg ed westward in spite of spring thaws as the drive proceeded north west of Kharkov on a 42mile with Sumy at the north end of the Akhtyrka at the south end and Lebedin in the In their wake peasants were dig ging1 out buried grain and hidden tools and waved joyfully at mud plastered tanks as they prepared to get spring planting underway in the rich On other sectors of the long front the Red army was actively pressing its A Tass dispatch said the final outcome is nearing in the Caucasus and the offensive in the Donets basin is gradually coming to a Soviet dispatches did not men tion any fighting in the but a DNB broadcast from Berlin said the Russians had launched a maj or attack on a wide front with strong tank and artillery support southeast of Lake Ilmen The broadcast said 37 Russian tanks were IIUY VICTORY Congress Attacks War Manpower Policies 24 Capital showdown struggles today concentrated on draft deferment foi induction for older mci and government workers and legis lative approval of more Federal ap while a temporary truce was observed on the militaryfarm manpower front and a longidle political shock force was called out to smooth presidentialcongression al relations and hold Democra Jap Warship In Astound Solons 24 An astounded which has appropriated billions for artillery that speaks with waited with mixed emotions today while one of its members composed a bill or something to outlaw the use of wooden guns and dummy soldiers for its own Representative North who ascended to the roof of the house office building and discovered that ihe antiaircraft guns there were made of woods and manned by rag doll soldiers in was de termined to do something about With some he said his action might take the form of a suggestion to the house military and naval committees that they write into all future appropriations a clause bar ring use of any of the funds such decoy soldiers and dummy Or it might be a separate measure in For the war departments expla nation that the use of dummy gun emplacements to confuse enemy i g e n t s was standard military strategy failed to ease the mind of old duck him When I place out I cx icct to attract he told ihe iousc yesterday in disclosing his And when I place out decoy soldiers and decoy I would expect to attract enemy IIUY VICTORY Sugar Ration Cut To Five Pounds 24 slight reduction in the next sugar ration will entitle each person to five pounds for the 11week pe riod beginning March Tills com pares with the former basic ration of onehalf pound per person per Stamp good for three becomes invalid March In establishing the 5pound ra don for stamp OPA said he larger package would save man power and require less By The Associated Press American Flying Fortresses were officially credited today with scor ing three hits with 500pound bombs on a Japanese cruiser or large destroyer in Rabaul New while other Allied warplanes blasted the enemy over a wide expanse of the southwest Pa Attacking before amid tempestuous antiaircraft one of the bombers caught the Japanese warship with really big ones fore and It just came up out of the They always do when you hit em like said the Paul of Another Fortress dropped bombs within 25 feet of a Japa nese transport in the harbor at about the same Douglas MacArthurs head quarters said United Nations air men pounded the enemy airdrome at in Portuguese shooting down two of 10 Japanese fighters which attempted to inter cept and attacked targets in Ata liklikun at New and at Toeal in the Kai Lowflying Allied planes also forced the Japanese to withdraw from villages in the Mubo sector in northeast New where Gen eral MacArthurs forces are slowly driving toward the big enemy base at On the Burma RAF bomb ers carried out widespread attacks on five Japaneseoccupied while Japanese planes made an in effective raid on the army air drome northeast of Casualties were light and no ma terial damage was caused at the American it was BUY VICTORY IIONDS 57 Persons Injured En Railroad Wreck Pennsylvania railroads crack passenger train The heavily crowded and stopped for a was rammed from the rear by a speeding switch engine and two passenger coaches early today and 57 passengers and crewmen were six Most of the injured were navy enlisted The crash shattered windows and in some derailed one car and tied up the southward traffic tracks of the railroads main line for four Scores of passengers standing in he waiting to get of at the Wilmington station a quarter mile were knocked to the floor and those seated were hurled against the seats in front of BUY VICTOUY IIONDS One Two Saved En Crash of Bomber OKLAHOMA 24 AP Flight Officer Prank Wisconsin was dlled but his two gunners para chuted to safety in the crash of heir light bomber near Will Rogers Field public re lations officers said The plane was on a routine flight and cause of the accident has not been Sergeant John escaped injury When he bailed His Thomas son of and Thomas Long suffered only minor in tic partys thin edge of power on Capitol Congressional applause for the armys decision to furlough troop units to help farmers with their harvests was tempered with signs of growing resentment over Wai Manpower Commission with three legislative manpower moves looming as likely Senator Wheeler DMont dis closed plans to draft a broad amendment to the selective service net to exempt all fathers living with their families from military and he and Chairman Smith D SC of the Senate Agriculture com mittee agreed that induction of sin gle and childless married men be tween 38 and 45 would have to be resumed to meet the army goal of men by December Wheeler declared the drafting of and the breaking up of homes when there are many physically fit men above 38 who can be used would be a distinct dis service to the The measure would go much fur ther than Representative Kildays DTex bill to defer fathers until all able bachelors and childless married men had been drafted by spreading classifications out on statewide The House Mili tary committee named prompt en actment of Kildays bill oneof two immediate objectives it er its sponsors speech criticizing WMC Chairman McNutts policies and explaining the Kilday drew a burst of applause in the House when he declared the family relationship in this nation would be protected to the last sec ond To guarantee that to make fathers the last to he em was his primary objec Kildays attack on who announced recently that depen dency no longer would be consider ed as a draft factor in nonessential brought from other military committee members a prediction that legislation might be forthcom ing soon to divest the War Man power Commission of its draft Moving toward the other objec thorough probe of defer ments government workers Representative Costello DCalif called a meeting of his special sub committee which yesterday was charged with conducting the inves The which also will check into deferments of employes In industries operating under gov Scc Page 8 Pampa Receives Wide Publicity An entirely new phase of the value to Pampa of the Pampa army air field was revealed to members of the board of directors of the chamber of commerce here last when 16 members of the joard held a special meeting at field as guests of Daniel commanding Outliningthe manifold activities f the fields public relations of Colonel Campbell pointed out hat the operations of this in sending out daily news and phot ograph releases concerning the ields personnel to their hometown is actually functioning as a branch office of the chamber of commerce in spreading the fame of Pampa to all parts of Ihe The public relations office does not do all this advertising because we need the it was de for our business is We have plenty of raw materials n the form of aviation cadets and we are able to turn out plenty of See Page g Mighty Allied Drive Shoves Germans Back HEADQUARTERS IN NOHTII AFRICA 24 American and British aft er i hilter threeday have hurled marshal Erwln Rommels floodtidc of armor back into the mountains of the Kasserinc gap in central Tunisia under a hail of bursting bombs from hundreds of The German chieftain is in full field reports said aft er his tanks had surged to within three miles of key road junc tion to the upper plains of Kre and his battered armor was reported attempting to make a only three miles from the mouth the twisting gap from which he sallied for his attempts to crack the Allied front in Rommel thus had been forced to drop back at least 14 miles from the highwater mark of his Thala is 25 miles north of Kasser Gcmdhi Condition Shows Improvement 24 AP Tile general condition of Mohandas in the 15th day of his scheduled 21day showed slight an official bulletin said The improved trend in the con dition of the 73yearold Indian eader was reported as an attempt at a compromise between Gandhi and the Indian government ended in 139 DAYS Gunner Lcmhe and in formation ov er were intercepted by 15 Zeros but fired guns so ac curately that attack was beaten off and group able to register di rect hits on enemy The Kasserine pass is five or six miles long and is northwest of An Allied headquarters communi que said the backwash of the Rom mel thrust began early yesterday after American and British forces had successfully slood off his at tacks during three days of heavy Our infantry and armored units were in contact with the enemy throughout the inflicting heavy taking many prisoners and securing some abandoned en emy the communique The Germans apparently were keeping their tanks near the mouth of the pass to cover their retreat against ontushing American and British armored forces and under the heaviest Allied air attack of the Tunisian American troops attacking down the Ha tab river from the west cap tured more than 300 German and See Page 8 Pirsi Pampa Officer Arrives at Home Base Kennenth 704 North Somerville is now sta tioned at Pampas army air Llie first local officer to come back liome to Lieutenant son of and Dan has been resident of along with his for the past five He graduated from Stinnett High where he was a member of the football and basketball teams for three After graduation he went to work for Phillips Pe troleum company at About a year Lieutenant Cambern enlisted in the air corps as an aviation He took his primary training at Bruce basic training at Perrin and won his wings and commission at Ellington He reported to the Pampa ad vanced Hying school February 15 and was assigned ns a flying in He is living with his par Minute Interview At Pampas Army Air Base Each day the roving reporter at Pampas Army Air Forces Advanced Flying school asks a What did you do before you entered the air What are you doing and do you intend to do after the war Todays inter view is with James Shamrock Ive been in tougher Its four months since I joined the army and I like I used to be a truck hauling now Im a I dont know what Ill do after the but photog is We pay top prces for used furnl Home Furniture ;