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   Pampa News, The (Newspaper) - April 20, 1943, Pampa, Texas                                THE PAMPA N RATION REMINDER D ntsmps good fot throash 8 PAGES TODAY APRIL 20 1943 TEXAS Wide World 3 J seed fst 5 threah Mtr 2S sosi fsr J throaih April 17 lorf fcr pair to Boot 5 yood for thrrrash May AXIS PRICE FIVE CENTS 112 President Inspects Southern Army Posts FDR Pleased With Troops In Training ABOAItD April 20 Koosevclt is malting a second major inspec tion of Americas expanding war effort and has seen lens of thous ands of bronzed troops he will be used to hammer out or maintain a sec ond front in Weaving through the southeast ern states by special train and mo he has visited a marine corps a WAAC training and five army and reviewed divi sion after division of fitlooking fighting with months of toughening behind Ahead of them may be glory on the European The troops you have seen will do a good job in Europe a re porter asked at a press conference aboard his Roosevelt replied that he would say so from what he had PRESIDENT TO SPEAK AT 10 OCLOCK TONIGHT April 20 President Roosevelt will address tlie nation at 10 Cen tral War tonight in a speech to lie broadcast over all radio sta the White House has an Subject of his talk was not given in the White House issued late last Hitler Observes Grim Birthday seen of our troops in North Africa and hero back The chief executive permitted an announcement today that he had toured North South Alabama and Arkansas as a sequel to the swing which took him from border to border and coast to coast last checking up on military and war production He left Washington April briefly and here is where he has stopped and what he has seen April Marine corps base at Parris where new re cruits were getting basic training that turns out men for one of the greatest fighting April Maxwell near where fledgling pilots receive the rudimentary schooling which enables them to become crack Units also were present from nearby Pabe and Craig which offer actual fly ing April Fort near where basis training is provided for troops that drop from the sky parachute and top men from the ranks are pushed forward See Page 3 Police Office Is Remodeled For the second time in 13 years the bullpen has been removed from the office of the Pampa po lice This time it appears to be gone for good as a semicircular knotty pine booth has been constructed to take its The a picket was first built around the sergeants desk in the office back in There it remained except for one twoyear period when it was remov With the installation of the po lice radio system it became neces sary to protect the equipment on the desk which includes a micro Besides the police depart ment wanted to make its desk and office as efficient and neat as pos The booth measures 22 feet around is 45 inches high and the counter is 18 inches Both the interior and exterior of the booth have been stained and painted A strip of inlaid bluegreen linoleum cov ers the counter and the same ma terial covers the floor on the in terior of the There are builtin drawers and shelves and the desk itself Is a part of the Police Chief Ray Dudley said it was planned to paint the floor of the police department office at a later April 20 Hitler celebrated his 54th birthday today with his armies on the de fensive in Europe and its outposts and little to tell the German people to relieve the grimness of the situa tion should he decide to make his usual anniversary address to the The Berlin radio pictured him as spending the eve of his birthday at location of which was to broad casts that marked the beginning of Germanys annual tribute to the There still was no indica tion whether Hitler himself would The Germans had been urged to hang out and talks and mar tial demonstrations were to occupy the people The first broadcasts brought pro nouncements of propaganda minis ter Goebbels and Reichmarshal Go ering from the microphones and it was a grim birthday themo they sounded for the war is in its fourth year and has reached its hardest stage so and the end or a way out of its burdens and sufferings are at pres ent nowhere in Goebbels If the people must shoulder great risks to preserve their he it is better to ban the devil of doubt and discord and to concentrate steadfastly on a hlslorl if that begins to be 1 found it is the beginning of the Gocring Issued a proclamation to the army and the people tailing Hit ler as the first soldier of the We will show the world our knowledge that our arms cannot be conquered and our certainty of the eternal greatness of he said in a tone slightly more hopeful than Diplomatic quarters here predict that Hitler may make another peace if only to sell his satellite countries the newest propaganda line that the forlress of Europe is defending itself from outside ag Soviet Russia as the Bond Show Tomorrow Expected to Up Sales A total of in sales yes terday boosted the total sale of Vic tory bonds in Gray county since the campaign started up to the official figure re leased by Stennis of drive This figure does not include the SAW Harold secretary of the Lions here to at tend the graduation of his son from Pampa Secretary Riders first call this morning was at the court house where he met Charlie Thut and both members of the local For complete wash and lubrica tion come in to Pampa Garage and 113 Pltono Smaller Buyers Are Urged To Get Their War Bonds April 20 tfP Secretary of tlie Treasury Morgen thau wants the little the millions of wage earners and salaried make a better showing in the Treasurys second war loan Announcing that the goal has already been 75 per cent subscribed in one the secre tary nevertheless expressed disap pointment with the sales of and G the war savings bonds available to individual These bonds accounted for only of the total sales of which were reported up to Saturday Im not the secre tary but Id be a lot happier if the sales of and G bonds were Id like many more people to The secretary previously said that heavier buying of war bonds by in dividuals would not only help the government finance the war but would help keep the forces of infla tion under BUY VICTORY BONDS Planes Defeat Subs In Convoy Battle April 20 planes helping to defend two im portant convoys probably destroyed live Axis submarines and seriously damaged many others in a fourday running battle with a Uboat pack in the Atlantic in the air ministry news service announced Plying Liberators and Sundcrlands attached to the coastal command took up the defense of the convoys as soon as they came within range of the British coast and sharply reduced the scale of the though an unspecifi ed number of Allied ships were the announcement BUY VICTORY STAMPS Negro Soldier In England Executed April 20 If David a Negro pri vate in the United States the first American soldier executed in was hanged by the pub lic executioner March 12 in the me dieval village of Shepton near it was announced to He was convicted by a United States court martial 6 of kill ing Second Robert Cob nei of Testimony was that Cobb orally rebelled against sentry duty and vvlien as officer of the advanced to disarm him the pri vate fired his WEATHER FORECAST Scattered linlit UmiuleryJiowors tonight in bonds purchased by Mont gomery Ward in Dallas yes terday and credited to Gray coun the sale has already been Chairman Stennis is not including the In the countys total until he receives a letter to that taut the countys total Victory bond sales now is Goal in the campaign is by April Authority to buy a school war flag has been won by pupils of Baker of which Nuckols is as a result of the pupils 92 per cent participa This means that 92 per cent of the students at Baker have bought one or more Victory stamps and that the school will receive a cer tificate from the Treasury de Highlighting the Victory loan cam paign thLs week will be the Vic tory bond rally program to be held at tomorrow night at the La Nora Supplementing Pampa Army Air Fields soldier Vari on Wednesday nights pro gram will be the premiere showing of the motion picture Cowboy in Carl mana ger of the theater and member of the Victory Bond an nounced The film isnt to be released for general showing in this part of the country until May according to so it will have its first run at the The film features Frances Langford and Robert Admission to the theater Wednes day will be by purchase of a bond or by signing of a pledge to pur chase one during the month of A Victory bond forum will be con ducted in a radio program over Station KPDN of The Pampa from to This is another in the series that has been presented during the Tex managing editor of The Pampa will be master of ceremonies for the Speakers will be Ed who will speak on Series G tax notes De Lea Series G bonds Walter Series E bonds Floyd Series F 10 Sea Scouts Are Drowned In New York April 20 and coast guard authorities today searched the waters of Great South Bay for the bodies of three teen age sea scouts who with seven com panions lost their lives yesterday in a tragic climax to a carefree Easter vacation Their Prey 30 of North was the sole survivor of the disaster which occur red when their 36foot converted cabin cruiser foundered in the bay two miles from Mayer was rescued by a passing ship after two members of the crew leaped overboard and tied a line around him as he fought to forestall The rescue vessel also recovered the bodies of five of the Two other bodies were found later in the same area by coast guard Mayer related this account of the tragedy A huge wave smashed the hatch door of their sweeping one of the boys Two others launcher a dinghy and attempted to rescue their but a wave capsized the dinghy and May er said he saw no more of the three Waves pounded the cruiser which took water This forced her bow downward and the boat began to The boys who had donned life preservers were hurled over board as the crafts bow sank The next few hours were a night mare as Mayer swam around the stricken cruiser encouraging the boys to keep their hold on the ves sels One by one the boys drop ped exhausted by the waves and the chill of the ROY VICTORY STAMPS Farm Money Is Rejected By House April 20 The house approved n 1844 agricultur al appropriation of todny with a limitation that none of the funds shall be used for in centive payments lo encourage greater production of war The measure as adopted also de prives the farm security adminis tration of any funds and discon tinues crop insurance The maximum payment of farm benefits to any one person was fixed at by 11980 voice The house weights and measures committee unanimously refused to approve the senate bill extending for two years from next June 30 the Presidents authority over the stabilization a senatorial demand for opensessions at the forthcom ing international food conference was coupled today with the asser tion that if the deliberations at such a meeting must be kept from the American it has been called too Senator George DGa told re porteni he felt present arrange ments barring the press from con tact with delegates and from at tending any but formal opening and closing sessions of the May fooc conference nt Hot cannot but have a bad effect on American The Georgia who heads a special committee to study post war economic said he didnt see why the whole food ques tion couldnt be discussed openly adding If the preliminary con versations have not been helc which Would permit public discus sion on these then the call for the conference is prema The house also heard leaders of opposing factions in the payas yougo tax fight making one las try to raise some sort of mutually agreeable measure out of the ashes of previoits compromise attempts With Republican Leader Martin o Massachusetts saying today will settle it one way or the one bipartisan conference member saic the Republicans who support skip ayear and the opposing Demo crats from sheer exhaus agree to cancel about 50 pel cent of either 1942 or 1943 taxes to put the taxpayers on a payasyou go Hitler Broadcast Rudely Interrupted April 20 pow erful ghost voice interrupted the Berlin radios birthday tribute to Our beloved Fuehrer today by shouting Tlie entire German nation curses today the hour Ihnl man was The voice continued This henchman has been in power too German people awake The time has come to finish with the Nazi Down with Hitler and his On the day of Hitlers the war will be The ghost was on the same wave length as the Berlin radio and the Nazis were unable la sti fle the HUY VICTORY STAMPS 1IUY VICTORY STAMPS OFFICIAL TEMPERATURES 6 yitiUrciay 9 yesterday Midnight i today as 7 8 fl 42 0 43 1 47 a noon 1 Tommys Fifth Wife To Be Becomes 7 NEW April 20 W A water heater explosion has rekin dled romance for Thomas Frank lin Manville who says he is going to make 23yearold Bonnie Ed who was wife wife The 48yearold heir lo the as bestos fortune was burned about the lace recently when he investi gated with a match to see why the gas was not burning in a hot water heater in his New He went to a New York hotel the next clay and hired a day and nurse to apply wet compresses to the Hearing about this Bonnie said she rushed o his had a scuffle with a uirse as to who should apply the lost the point but re ceived a proposal from Bonnie lived with Tommy 17 days ifter their marriage in in and di vorced him in Reno in A short time later he married Billy who divorced him in Reno on Tommy Ive never been of love with and Bon nie this time were really go ing to get i American Ham Goes On Sale In Moscow April 20 housewives found a happy surprise in the stores this morning United States ham went on and thousands throughout the city received twopound The good news that this supply was available spread fast in this city where so many sacrifices have been made this winter to carry out Premier Stalins order of every thing for the Private donors would have been justly proud if they had seen some of the expres sions seen today when this new food went on The new supplies did not come through Their arrival co incided with publication of a Tass dispatch from New York that the relief committee to the Soviet Uni on in the war had collected supplies for Russia exceeding in the first quarter of the Other supplies this month and more ham in May were A Tass story from Ottawa said the Canadian fund for relief of the Soviet Union had spent for medical sup plies for HUY VICTORY Georgia Convicts Made Own Whiskey April 20 How three whiskey stills were found in Georgias state penitentiary prior to the mass escape of 25 of the in revealed today by Warden said one still of 50gallon capacity was found in the prison canning in a wing of the main and that two smaller ones had been The discoveries were made March just after he took over as Duvall This disclosure came after Duvall told how convicts planned weeks in advance for last Fridays mass working hour after hour to through specially hardened bars with steel then put them back In place with Confessions by two recaptured prisonersaided in the Eleven fugitives re main at Ickes Ups Oil Quota For Texas In May April 20 troleum administration Ickes certi fied to petroleum producing states today a daily May production rate of barrels of all petrole um an increase of barrels over the total certified for Most state quotas were little chan except for where the rate was increased by barrels daily to meet requirements of the war emergency pipeline at the Long view terminal in East Certified daily production rates for May compared with April in cluded and 300 Arkansas and New Mexico Texas and SEW UP THE AXIS That very sewing machine you have not used in so long might hemstitch Hitler into i piece of fancy if you let me sell it and buy bonds foe you Your Uncle Sam can use the plenty The gun he buys with your money couttl be the ctid of you I am u Iaimm News Want I am asking for your IteaU in todiiyti to Buy WANTED to rent or Singer Sowlni Call 1oat Plinnn extension Phono 560 if you want to buy or Bell a Want Ad will do the WPG Officials To Testify In Rubber Dispute April 20 ranking war production board offi cials go before a senate subcommit tee today to testify concerning the nations rubber program in the wake of a veral battle between Rubber Director William Jeffers and of fice of war information director El mer Davis over reports on that pro grams Chairman Gillette DIowa of the agricultural group proing the progrom said the men were called In a move to head off a possible cur tailment of projected alcohol plant construction for synthetic He told reporters intimations that such a curtailment is under con sideration have reached and I want to see what they amount Jeffers and Davis crossed words over a report issued Saturday by OWI on the rubber sit The rubber director termed its inaccurate and while Davis retorted that so long as i am here I propose to tell the people the truth as accurately as I can ascertain it whether Jef fers likes it or The report in question indicated that the great bulk of ci vilian passenger car owners can not expect new synthetic tires before the last half of while Jeffers recently told a senate committee he believed it would be possible to dis tribute new tires to civi lians this synthetic April 20 Coke Stevenson said today he believed Rubbr Director William Jeffers was right in his controversy with Elmer head of the over the supply of Theres plenty of Steven son emphasized at his press confer Ive said this all the Warehouses in Texas are filled with I1UY VICTORY STAMPS German Attacks In Kuban Area Increase April 20 scale German attacks have increas ed in the Kuban area of the Black sea and reports today said the Germans had attained numerical superiority in some but de spite the weight of their attacks they were reported to have gained neither any major success or any new Sharp midnight support ed by a squadron of gave them a wedge in Soviet positions in an undisclosed sector but the Rus sians said they had thrown the Germans The Germans lost 400 dead in one said the midday The Nazi attacks were mounted from near the sea of Azov to the leights of Novorossisk and the Ger man air force continued to lend the iround troops heavy The 3ermans were by de termined Russian air resistance and effective antiartillery which combined to down 17 enemy planes since VICTORY STAMPS Sweden Accused Of Aiding Nazis April 20 Dingle MacKintosh laborite member of told the House of Commons today that Sweden is to in addition to certain classes of oods outside the strict category of Iur materials which may be used lilher for civil or military pur VICTORY STAMPS Fierce Allied Aeiial Offensive Continues Giound Action Quiet ALLIED HEADQUARTERS IN NORTH April Allied aerial continuing its scorching pace against the Axis air ferry route and warplane cut down 24 more enemy planes yester bringing the 48hour total to of which 70 were Junkers52 a communique from Dwight Eisenhowers headquarters announced Raising its total on the flaming Sunday battle over the Sicilian when trooploaded German transports tumbled out of the sky like leaves in a forest Allied headquarters said three more enemy fighting planes had been accounted for by I American pilots and their RAF and South African al lies from the desert air This put the total of enemy losses in that single at 58 transports and 19 The but somewhat slack iied offensive was continued yes terday against Marshal Edwin Rom mels aerial ferry route and re iiilted in the destruction of 12 more Junkers52s and eight the ommunique Pour more Axis planes destroyed in other fighting and 11 in assorted actions Sunday brought the twoday toll to Against these the commun ique said tlie Allies had 12 planes missing Eleven were an nounced missing the day a twoday total of A Malta communique snid two Junkers52s and two Junkers88 bombers were shot down by Malta Spitfires and Valletta dis patches said a Junkers52 was accounted for by Mosquito bombers from the fortress In London it was assumed these three were in addition to the fig ures of the Allied headquarters com bringing the twoday tota to 73 Axis transports or 117 On the the German mounted a counterattack in the central sector against French forces holding Oued south of Boi but the French bent off the assault The communique said there wai patrol activity but the I act that news was meagre from he land fronts was not taken a an indication no fighting was goinj The Italian re corded by the Associated Press froir T Rome said there was violent artillery fire along the front and the Berlin radio said there ively activity in which several lo cal enemy attacks were turnec I Wellinformed military quarter n London said there were no sign of wholesale Axis evacuation of mil lary forces from Tunisia despite shooting down of transports oaded with military The Mssengers may consist largely of specialists no longer needed in it was In fact the German counterat tack the scale of the continued lir war was taken as indications the Germans were determined hold the Tunisian bridgehead standing as a guard to the stepping stones to the European Bad weather restricted Allied acr al forays to some extent but Flying Fortresses a hole n the clouds to pound the docks and yards at and the Sec AXIS Page 3 COLONEL GETS AWARD COLLEGE April 20 distinguished service medal s being awarded Maurice commandant at Texas for outstanding service as com manding officer of Newfoundland Base he was Colonel Welty came here from New foundland in lilies Attack Tive Jap Bases Ily The AsntwinkMl Press Douglas McArthurs head luarters announced today that Alli operating alone de pite the enemys mounting aerial attacked five Japanese ases yesterday in the islands above On both the tremendous trueele for control of the southwest Dacific skies had slackened appre Targets hit by single United Na ions planes included the enemy air dromes of Dutch New Guinea Gasmata and Cape Glou New Britain and Lea and New A small Japanese ship was also lombed off Tanimbar On the Burma British head kquarters reported field mar shal Sir Archibald Wavells for ces ambushed 200 Japanese troops on Mayu along the Bay of killing 25 and many the situation remained unchanged as the Britishheld strong defensive positions after falling back from the Mayu while RAF planes raked Japanese ground positions in lowlevel BAF Attacks Transport Systems April 20 light bombers and fighters struck again last night at the creaking German transport system over a big stretch of occupied Europe and The air ministry news service said the RAPs lighter ships ranged against Nazi rail lines and roads from through Northern France and into north eastern and whilwind bombers attacked shipping in the Two aircraft were missing from the nights the news service The Berlin in a broadcast recorded by the Associated said four enemy bombers which struck at Holland and northwestern Germany last night were shot down and that a fifth crashed into the The Paris radio went off the air early the federal communica tions commission reported in Wash This followed reports that the Luxemourg and Danish radio stations had quit the signs of Allied aerial Britain enjoyed a raidless A Reuters report from its corres pondent in said about 800 persons were killed in the RAFs massive raid Friday night on the Skoda works at in Germanoccupied and that everything within an area of 50 ncres appears to have been German it was esti mated it would take from three to five months to get the Skoda works running and then only on a restricted BUY VICTORY Foul Play Feared In Mans Absence April 20 today sought a man who with with Tom local produce dealer when the latter was last seen Sat urday night as he left a filling sta tion headed south with in cash on his The man was in Houston alone some five hours afterward and a ho tel clerk said he came to his room early changed clothing and County and state officers were searching between here and San Antonio for traces of whose truck was found early Sunday mom There were blood stains on the seat of the on a blanket and on Dypes VICTORY STAMPS British Aircraft Output Increases April 20 WWith nearly firms engaged now In making planes and British lactories during the first quarter ot this year turned out a weight of complete aircraft 55 per cent great er than duringthe same period last sir Stafford minister oda announced BUY VICTORY BOMBS HIT KISKA April 20 lff American fighter doubling is light dropped 17 tons 01 explosives on Japanese positions on Kiska in the the invy reported Lewis Hardware for garden canning and grass seed Minute Interview At Iimims Arm Air Due Each day the roving reporter ut as Army Air Forces Advanced Flyhm a What did you d CranfUis Texas Four months ago I decided lray that l was Im doing the ame only this time tts Uncle Sam in the army post ex r like it and after the   

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