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   Pampa News, The (Newspaper) - March 19, 1943, Pampa, Texas                                The Weather West Texas Not quite so cold in Parihcrndlo lowest temperature 20 to THE PAMPA NEWS 304 8 PAGES TODAY MARCH 1943 TEXAS Wide World Leased FIVE CENTS RAtiONiNG si Kerch 2i fr pMhd T crrr Tsars 2 fr fir iSI3 iitGr i7 gisfl for fine imir of rationed thculi Jnnn nonfc 4 jtmd for prrlort of Jnminry 22 through MSrch TAKE EL GUETAR r K K TomorrowBig Day for Second Class of Pampa Cadets lyers Will SPEAKER Ti Drive Flyers Will Get Their Silver Wings Tomorrow is the big day in the lives of the cadets of who will receive their wings and commissions as second lieuten ants at Tampa Army Air Fields second graduation The who have reached the end of 36 weeks of intensive pilot will be graduated as fin ished pilots In the Army Air Corps at ceremonies starting at 10 with James com manding officer of the new Army Air Forces Bombardier School at Childress as principal it has been announced by Pampas commanding Daniel As announced the pro gram will in addition to the feature address by Colonel the Invocation by Maur ice post chaplain the administration of the oath of of fice to the graduating Col onel Campbells introduction of Col onel White presentation of wings and diplomas to the wing command honor ground and 43C cadets the singing of the Air Corps song and National In ad there will be a concert of popular music preceding the start of the exercises by the newlyor ganized post under the di rection of Band Leader Ken One of the high spots of tomor rows festivities will be the tra ditional pinning on of wings by the cadets and This usually takes place in front of the post where the graduation will take im mediately following the completion of the formal program in the build This usually happens within 20 minutes after the close of fes tivities or just long enough to allow the newlycommissioned officers to rush back to the bar racks and change into their new Tonight in the post recreation the cadets hold their gala grad uationdance which features the distinctive dance music or one o Americas top Charlie Ag new and his Where the new flying officers will go from no one or at is Some will go into combat very others to instructors Among the early but overlooked in yesterday afternoons paper was Bourque of mother of Cadet Sparky guest of and Dan Dan Gribbon was proudly introducing his guests around town yesterday calling attention 10 Sparkys ability as an expert figiire He is one of the best in the having made a num ber of Hollywood shorts in figure Others who arrived last See Page 3 Rag Donations Show Increase Collection of rags for use at Pampa air base took a spurt yes with more rags turned in Thursday than in all the rest of the days of week A total of 25 bun containing an estimated 150 pounds of rags have been turned in to The Pampa News for dis tribution to Pampa Field where the rags will be used to clean airplane and engine More are Goal is to get at least 500 pounds of rags by Mon so if you have any rags to lets get them in Some persons who donated rags failed to leave their but donors up to today included Shells Da vis lease 523 Ballard Box Route 2 Bill 203 Sunset Drive Fred 135 Nelson and whose son is a prisoner of war of the Ensign Betty Bobbitt of the WAVES and Chief navy both from in Parnpa today seeking recruits for the Chief Longbach said if enough WAVES recruits can be obtained arrangements could be made for a station wagon to come to Pampa tomorrow or Sunday to take applicants to Amarillo for For see the Estate Lewis FDR Hopes To Avoid Civil Draii March 19 President Hnosevclt told a press conference today he wanted to nvnici national service legislation just as long as he possibly No decision has been reached on the question of drafting of workers for war Roosevelt and he added that it might be unnecessary to have or that eventually it would have to be put into HI Capitol Hill today Captain Rickenbacker of flying fame in war and told a senate committee i tonsidcrlng a civilian draft bill that i production of critical war products Plans for Greater Use of West Texas Sour Crudes Are Rejected March ef fort by the Texas railroad commis sion to Secure authorization for in creased use of West Texas sour crudes in refining aviation gaso line has gecn rejected by the Pe troleum administration for war on the grounds of transportation and refining Ralph deputy petrol eum wired the com mission as it held its monthly pro ration meeting here yesterday that until the transportation and re fining problems are overcome we cannot jeopardize the maximum JOHN WHITE K K K Native of Colonel While Is Bombardier Pioneer John command ing officer of the Army Air Forces Bombardier School near who will be the main speaker at tomorrows graduation exercises at Pampa Army Air is a pioneer in the World War II type of bomb ing which has made Americas Hell from Heaven Men the most ac curate and most deadly bombardiers of the worlds Rated as senior aircraft Air Base Band Plays Saturday The newlyorganized Pampa Air Base less than two weeks aft er it was will make its first public appearance at the cadet graduation exercises Saturday morn Although the bands music and other equipment have not yet arrived at the it will be able to play for the program honoring the Class of never According to Warrant Offi cer Band Leader Ken who recently arrived the field to take charge of the musical or the necessary instru ments have borrowed from the high school and Pampa Special arrangements of the Na tional Anthem and Air Corps song made by 1st Albert especially for the The post band making this initial appearance tomorrow will bo in the nature of a tenpiece semipit ag gregation j Director Carpenter in Besides playing the Na tional Anthem and accompanying the graduating airmen as they sing their Air Corps the band will play a popular music concert be tween and 10 while the audience is The band is a forerunner of the one which will be ready for the next when a musical organization of more than 25pieces will I1UY VICTOIIY STAMPS More Hereford Shows Planned This Year FORT March 19 Officers of the Texas Hereford as sociation are considering holding more shows during the next year with the belief the program will not interfere with the war Charles Fort Worth Hereford and sev eral others are backing the Those reporting that the live stock industry is cooperating 100 per cent in the war effort includ ed tha newly elected president of the Jack Frost of Dal BUY VICTOIIY STAMPg PRIORITY CASES PROBED March 19 AP of nearly investigations for violation of priority the war production board has imposed penalties in 247 cases and begun criminal proceedings in it re ported aerial aerial nav igator and expert he he is crusading to make the public to arouse the I people back home to the point I where they will work as our Jon the j Rickenbacker said the war may go for years unless n mighly in letease of production speeds the day I of asked why he wanted to avoid civilian service leg said he thought it would i create a lot more make things a lot more complicated in a lot of and cause people to complain of Of he you cant win a war without regimenta A special committee headed by 1 Economic Director James Byrnes i has been studying all angles of the manpower problem and submitted a report to the Asked about some of the general con clusions and findings of fact in the Roosevelt said there werent He said there had been various memoranda submitted knows from experience the coordination necessary from all in dividuals of the crew to execute a successful Graduating from West class of as a second lieutenant of White applied for flight training and started his flying ca reer at Randolph He com pleted his advanced training at close on various not only by the special committee but also by quite a lot of other Issomething in the works a chief executive Declaring that many American industries still are operating on a sharethework depression Kelly Field in and received his wings as a pilot of the United States On he was assigned to the 32nd bombardment squad ron of the now famous 19th bom bardment then stationed at March As a member of the 19th White received the foundation for the part he was later to play in the development of modern aerial While serving at March Field in White was assigned to the communications school at Chanute completed his work in June Having received his promotion to first he was assigned to Randolph Field to the 52nd school de partment of Until 1940 he served at Randolph and Kelly fields as instructor of In 1940 White was among several officers assigned to Lowry for temporary duty as instructors in the air corps techni cal school in connection with the training of student bombardier in It was at Lowry that much of the foundation was pre pared for the present West Texas Bombardier the Mld See Page 3 Governor Praises Plain Citizen SAN March 19 Tribute to the plain citizens for their contribution to ultimate vic tory was laid last night by Coke Stevenson in an address in front of the Alamo on behalf of the Womens Army Auxiliary These are the Texans who make defiant answer to the challenge of their Stevenson Stevenson later made a nation ally broadcast speech March of Time in which he said Texans in sist that winning the war does not involve sacrifice of the principle of a government of administered as close to the people as humanly Eddie Rickenbacker said the nation has more manpower than it needs if properly Testifying before the senate mili tary committee inquiring into the AustinWadsworth bill to draft men and women civilians into war pro duction the flying ace of World War I declared that its not a case of manpower problems tut of production Reading from a page of Rickenbacker said that from many discussions with able production he is convinced that about 000 men could be salvaged from present war industries by adoption in all war plants of the incentive or piece work The flier expressed a belief that former farm workers now in indus try should be instructed to go back to the farms or be They certainly should be in uni he prior to those babies of 17 to Their places in industry could be taken by plenty of persons over 18 to 38 age group who are willing and anxious to get into war 1IUV VICTOnY STAMPS Temperatures In Pamoa G YesttMility G4 0 YtStordiiy 4 12 Miilnitht G Today It 7 S 9 10 12 Noon 1 2 Yeaterdnya minimum Vegetable Price Ceiling Fixed March 19 Of fice of Price Administration today set ceilings on prices payable to shippers of spin ach and snap beans in Lou isiana and The new OPA order is effective Typical prices which shippers can charge at shipping points will be lor for 100pound sack a bushel car crates of six dozen snap for a 30pound These prices are for first quality Margins are fixed in the order for all handlers of the which means wholesalers and re tailers will be assigned maximum limits they may charge on these OPAs regional office said the ord er was designed to relieve whole salers and retailers of a price squeeze between buying and selling No previous similar order on veg etables has been issued for the six state BUY VICTORY STAMPS Solomons Bases Bombed by Navy March 19 American bombers hitting at Japa ness positions in the Solomons started fires at Vila and bombed Kahili and the navy an nounced adding that results of the latter two attacks were not by currently increasing the use of West Texas Oil men at the hearing were told by Beauford commission that Petroleum Admin istrator Harold Ickes had advised certification of barrels of petroleum liquids daily in Texas for the same certification ns for Nominations by purchasers for April were barrels com pared with in The commission was advised also by Ickes that it was certified further that the barrels dai ly increase as certified for March Allies Drive Ahead In Tunisia Itv TinAftfiOLtiitpd Allied headquarters announced today that American armored troops pushing toward the sea from newly recaptured had seized the town of El Guetar after a 12mile while oilier allied columns rolled across the Central Tunisian hills in drive at cutting the 300 mile Axis coastal Led by Dynamic bottom hole pressurein the East j George who once Texas field dropped during showing a pros over February and continued for April shall be allocated to sweet crude oil fields other than the East Texas field which are tributary to the war emergency pipe line or the HoustonBeaumont refinery cen Davies advised the commission that present stocks of Texas crude oil arc approximately The hearing1 developed that the Of See challenged Field Marshal Erwin Rommel to single tank Army Private Is Hanged For Girls Deaih LEON SPRINGS MILITARY March 19 IP George Schubert Knapp of was hanged here today for the slaying of eightyear old Lucy Rivers Maynard of Bas trop last October in civil life a once had been confined to a Min nesota hospital for the Army investigation also disclosed he twice was convicted of The crime for which he paid with his life occurred early last records of Knapps military trial brought Tile young girl disappeared 6 while she was on her way home from The next day Highway pounds on 1 Ithc Americans were reported mak Page 3 inS rapid progress despite treach mine fields planted by the GEOUGE KNAPP Patrolman Trenton one of the hundreds of soldiers and ci vilians seeking found the child unconscious in a ditch near She died traced through tire tracks found near the place the girl was was arrested in Austin 7 and charged with murder under military Swiftly n general courtmartial con vened and heard the soldiers plea of Innocent to article of war covering rape and The trial recessed while medical officers stud physician recommended the sol ied the defendants One dier bs returned to a but the other two members of the board ruled he was sane enough to stand Knapp was on to Harry 95th division who ap proved the was advised 25 that the sentence had been ap proved in Trial testimony included Knapps admission he had left the child un conscious in a He testified he offered the girl a ride in an army greeting her Come and Ill take you for a He drove around Bastrop streets a while and then headed into the She started screaming and I grabbed her and choked The daughter of County Judge and was dier be a but the books and pieces of After the trial at Camp near Knapp was brought to San Antonio when the 95th division was and lodged in the Fort Sam Houston For a while he was under medical obser FDR Reveals Plans For United Nations Parleys March 19 President Roosevelt disclosed today that perhaps half a dozen United Nations conferences might be call ed to consider various phases of postwar Plans are already under way for a conference on food production and distribution for all the popula tions of the world in the period fol lowing the close of the In the chief executive told a press probably there would be a meeting on post war Beyond he there might be two or three or four other con mainly in the fields of eco nomics and a plea by Anthony Eden that the United Eng Russia and China mould their wartime unity into the framework for a lasting peace encouraged con gressional advocates of collective security to new Roosevelt gave no indication as to when or where the conferences might be but he indicated that invitations already have gone out to the United Nations for a food He said he hoped it would not Sec Page 3 niry VICTOIIY STAMPS Scour Executive Will Speak Tonight Elbert chief Scout will be the guest Speaker during the Cities Service broadcast at 7 oclock tonight Qver the National Broadcasting company He will talk on the part Boy Scouts are playing in the Food for Hap Arnold Named FourSiar General By President March 19 AP General Henry commander of the Army air was nominated by President Roosevelt today for promotion to the rank of full Arnold holds the permanent rank of major and he will rank as a full general during the period of the General Arnold is the fourth full general on active Others are Generals Douglas George Marshall and Dwight General John although is a fourstar general for Compromise Tax Plan Rumored March 19 Congressional cloakrooms buzzed to day with discussion of possible com promises that would abate a part but not all of one years income taxes in arriving at a payasyougo Tile search for a middle course was begun by some members un willing to join either Republican leaders in support of the Ruml plan to skip a full year or the Democrats who oppose House Republicans met yesterday to muster strength behind the full abatement plan and Knutson predicted afterward that with the help of some they would pass Some Republicans speculated that 200 of their 209 members would back the Ruml The Democrats have 222 house The possible compromise most discussed was that offered in com mittee by Robertson which would abate the G per cent normal and 13 per cent first bracket surtax on 1942 This would erase the 1942 obliga tion completely for more than 70 per cent of the A 20 per cent withholding levy would be with small income comprising about 90 per cent of all being put on a payas yougo basis and those with large incomes continuing to pay as usual each March 15 on the basis of the previous years HUY VICTORY STAMPS Refrigerators To Be Made Again March 19 AP WPB Chairman Donald Nelson said today some civilian items whose production has been halted for the duration would be brought back into production to supply es sential civilian including re Deferment Of Fathers Voted March 19 Over war department the rules committee today cleared for house action legislation to give draft deferment priorities to men with dependents and to put draft quotas on a statewide instead of a local board The committees action was tak en in executive session alter Rep resentative Kilday author of the contended there was no merit in the war departments Secretary of War Stimson had complained that the measure would create administrative impossibilities for the selective service erous Gafsa fell to troops Wed nesday without the loss of a single In northern an Allied uomimmiuc Andersons British 1st army 103 DAYS Yankee night raiding party dashed into Italian occupied town in with battle cry Hi Away killed 15 captured withdrew slightly in the zigzag struggle with Jurgen Von Arnims Axis falling back in the Tamera sector some 42 miles west of Heavy rains and floods hamper ed operations on the Central Tu nisian dispatches In the the British 8th army executed slight local adjust nature not spec little interference by the enemy in Mareth line j Normal patrol activity has con tinued during the past 24 the communique In addition to the armored thrust to El 73 miles from the port of other American forces were reported moving north east along a road leading to Ma hares on the gulf French troops were also joining in the driving eastward See Page 3 The secretarys letter was made public by Chairman Sabath DI11 as the house rules commit tee resumed hearings on the bill of Kilday DTex to put draft quotas on a statewide instead of a local board basis and to give deferment priorities to men with Stimson said the ap proved Insfc month a 23 to 2 vote of the military committee and ap parently headed for rules commit tee approval and a house vote next would present an adminis trative Its he wrote is not clear enough to prevent pos sible confusion through individuals appealing to the courts from induc tion orders on the ground that all available men in prior draft cate gories within the same state had not been IUJY VICTORY BONDS Pampans Are Warned To Clear Oui Trash Fire Chief Ben White was sounding more than a usual warn ing to Pampans today when he stressed that residents should clear up and rubbish from out of In this year the Pampa fire department has already made as many runs as it did dur ing the entire year with 80 runs as the total from January to Theres lot of loose trash piled in the alleys and behind boxes and ChieP White and it should be the duty of every Pampan to keep the trash cleared out and all these fire hazards re Weve had entirely too many BUY VICTOIIY BONDS GENEKAL NIMON DIES March 19 Major General Charles William retired secretary of the Texas Armory died here last 11UY VICTORY STAMPS ITALIANS TO FARMS March 19 Italian prisoners with good conduct records are to be billeted with British fanners as part of a plan to meet the labor shortage in Great it was disclosed Ring of Enemy Bases Attacked liy The Associated Press A Tokyo broadcast declared to day that the United States was pre paring to launch out in a counter offensive in the even as Douglas MacArthurs head quarters reportedthe greatest Al lied aerial sweep ever undertaken in the South Sea battle At this very the Tokyo radio regardless of the serious blows dealt is plan ning to carry out her warfare in the air and on the In a counter offensive against An Allied communique said Unit ed Nations virtually spread eagling Japans ring of island bases above attacked 14 enemy strongholds and in one of the heaviest assaults dropped 38 tons of bombs on the Japanese at New Allied bombers ranged across a arc from Timor in the East Indies to New Ireland in the Bismarck blasting enemyoccupied shipping and other UHY VICTORY STAMPS Mercury Drops To 13 Here There was just about as much sympathy from the weatherman for Pampans today as a leather neck has for the Jap but he did give a faint ray of hope when he said it would be not quite so cold in the Panhandle tonight with lowest temperature between 20 and Overnight low in was 13 degrees Friday min Early this afternoon the temperature had risen only nine degrees above the Friday minimum to reach Minute Interview At Pampaa Army Air BMC Each day the rovine reporter at Pnnn Army Air Forces Advanced Flying school nska n What did you da before you entered the nir What aro you doing and what do you intend to do after the war days interview Is with t Julius New Five months ago I joined the Before that I was a barrel Im in a guard and dont know what J want to do either in the army or after I get Phone 51 or   

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