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   Pampa News, The (Newspaper) - November 22, 1943, Pampa, Texas                                T PA VOL 41 8 PAGES TODAY NOVEMBER 1943 RATION REMINDER 3 brown good through 4 stamp valid through and C in book 4 pond tbronfth 29 in book 4 valid for 5 ponndt SHOESBonk I stamp 18 good Indefinitely 1 in alrpltne shtet of book 3 good AP Full Leased Wire Service PRICE FIVE CENTS H H jt Subsidy Vote Is Delayed By Two Deaths Sfeagall Of Alabama Dies Bitter Killed sudden deaths among the house membership today delayed for at least a day a showdown vole on the administrations consumersubsidy and removed from the scene one of the leading figures in the bitter subsidy Shortly utter the house arranged to suspend business for 24 hours in respect to DIUer n powerful figure in his partys coun killed yesterday in a nnvy plane Slcagall fre quently an administration but recently lined up against the White House subsidy plans suddenly in a Washington who was stricken with a heart had as chairman of the banking committee wielded pow erful influence In this play Ing an important role in lining up farm state opposition to consum His death automatically elevated Spece DKy to the chairman ship the banking Spence has taken the position that should be sustained under the present circumstances in view of congress instruction to the president to hold the Even the most optimistic of Pres ident Roosevelts stalwarts on Cap itol Hill have conceded privately that the measure banning subsidies will be passed by a substantial mar Steagall was born at Colpton in Dale May served in the Alabama and had represented the third Ala bama district for almost 30 House Physician George Cal ver announced that death occurred at George Washington university hospital about Calver reported that Steagall suffered a heart attack after mak ing a speech on The deaths of Steagall and Ditter left five vacancies in the house and brought to six the number of mem bers of the 78th house of represen tatives who have died in less than a It left the house membership at 219 2fl7 Republicans and four minorparty Other members who have died were Creal Engle bright Culkin RNY and Guyer Steagall had been instrumental in shaping many of the countrys war economic helping draft the first and second price con trol A navy circling helplessly and dropping flares through a heavy rain fallingon a Lancaster county crashed and burned near Co last ight carrying Dit ter and Mansure to their A few hours earlier an army transport smashed into Locust mountain near 100 miles Sec Page 3 PAMPA NEWS IS TOLD Armys CutBack Wont Affect War Financing Although the army hns turned back of its present treasury offi cials in Washington asserted today that this action will have no imme diate effect on the amount the trea sury must pay to meet curent pnd announced at the same time that theFourth War Loan drive for will begin and run until The treasurys statement on the armys butback was made to the Associated Press at the request of The Pampa which a clarification of the action and how it would affect present war financ The treasury the As sociated Piess reported emphasized that the armys intention to allow more than of its ap propriation to go unspent leaves the departments immediate revenue needs from the of taxes or A spokesman stressed that the Hrmy funds will involve only a book keepingtransaction ratherthan the return of any actual money to the treasury and pointed to war which he said was at the highest rate on With a outlay dur ing the first 17 days of this officials estimated the November total would exceed the previous peak tit OCOOOOSLiiS to while the armys action might result in lowering the ulti mate cost of the it will have no immediate effect on the amount the treasury must pay to meet cur rent the dispatch from Wash ington to Thn News In annoiincliiK the Fourth War Loan the treasury said state winfinancing committees have been strengthened and expanded and that major emphasis this time be placed on the quota for civi Treasury Secretary Morgen Iluiu emphasized however that other nonbanking investors also will be invited to Fred Fair child of Yale university declared at Chicago last night that about in taxes is about all the nation can stand to meet a poten tential postwar debt of predicting the astro nomical postwar assorted that the unmuil tax bill would be he minimum and maximum the nation could considering that we have to allow another 10 or 11 billions for state and local or a total of 25 per or a nnllnnnl income of Wrangle troleum Administrator Harold Ickes today demanded a reexami nation of contracts for the fi nanced Canol oil project in Canada which he said the war department undertook without prior consultation with his Ickes told the Senates Truman committee that in return for enor mous investments and risks which we alone have the nation should be accorded a permanent peacetime share of the oil and products to be produced upon terms commensurate with the magnitude of the contribution gov ernment has The project consists of experimen tal a pipeline from Fort Norman to White an oil refinery at White and roads and other facilities being built by a Canadian oil COY VICTOKY CIO Union Backs Fourth FDR Term ex ecutive board of the United Farm Equipment and Metal Workers Union CIO last night adopted a resolution backing President Roose velt for a fourth and estab lished a political action I Nelson Cowboy city sanitary tuning up his radio for another football game Cowboy was called into the country Saturday to treat an ailing He moved his car close to the animal so he could listen in on the DameIowa Seahawk The Pampan was well ac ruainted with Pick Seahawk as he and Todd were only three doors apart at their residence while attending Just Look Ladies We have na tional Pressurce Lewis No attempt has been made to use the Gray County War Price and Rationing board as a political test nor have there been any clos ed star chamber Roy chairman of the county said in commenting on a recent story in the Amarillo Daily News which said The Potter county board has de clared it would not enforce OPA not attend any star chamber or countenance kansaroo The price control end of the OPA had tried to force boards to help enforce in other police the The board decided the army of paid employes could do Chairman McKernans statement denying any political pressure on the Gray county board came today as representatives of 22 county boards assembled in Pampa for a day and a half directed by Vance board of operations Sessions began at 1 At tonight the conference de legates are to be guests of the Pam pa Chamber of Commerce at a sup per at the Schneider The 22county meeting of chief clerks and price control secretaries follows the meetingof chief clerks held last and Sat in Walter Daugh chief clerk of the Gray county attended from Daugherty characterized the story in the Amarillo dealing with the Lubbock as an Voicing their the Pot ter county board passed a series of resolutions protesting the practice of OPA in acting as and prosecutor and executioner in cases in which consumers were accused of violating The story said the resolution a gainst any meetings at which the public and the press were barred grew out of a recent session with district regional and Washington OPA Howard the Sec Page Navy Bombers Softened Up Tarawa For Allied Invasion By WILLIAM WORDEN WITH THE SEVENTH AIR FORCE IN THE CENTRAL PA Army and navy bombers operating in alternating waves yesterday and last night left the Japanese island of Tarawa in the Gilberts in smoke and flame in a preinvasion blow by American Beach defenses were runways barracks set afire and oil dumps left The coordinated strikes climaxed weeklong aerial assault on vari ous Japaneseheld Islands in the Gilberts and At Tarawa the Japanese retaliated only with antiaircraft Eight Japanese bombers and five fighters reported on Tarawa 18 had disappeared by 5 Can ton time Only planes in sight were one wrecked bomber and one shattered Zero as the armys seventh air force Liberators delivered the coup de grace to the island with attacks at such low lev els that the huge planes were able ot strafe individual enemy trucks and ships at the same time they were dropping bombs on the beach defenses and barrack The final army flight included 11 Liberators which figuratively still had their motors warm from previous forays against Jaluit and Kwaj alein in the same general All returned safely to base with no deaths among the Tarawa as seen by the army fliers last night included bombpitted one old freighter desper ately trying to get out of the har bor dozens of abandoned wreck ed vehicles on island roads and docks number of landing barges adrift or abandoned in the lagoon There was no sign of Japanese aocivity except for a few repair crews scurrying to cover as the first bomber dived to feet and went over the Japanese antiaircraft gunners were still See Page 3 Building Starts On 50 Netu Homes Here Construction was started today on the HughesPitts and is the 24 houses in the Benedict west of the airport a part of a Federal Housing administration pro ject to build 50 new houses ex pected to relieve Pampas crowded housing situation The project is being handled by Not Catholic Revolt In Mexico Seen MEXICO charge that some proCatholic ele ments are setting the stage for a revolution against the Avila Cam acho government was made last night by Vicente Lombardo Tole president of the Latin Amer ican workers Lombardo speaking dur ing a labor demonstration celebrat ing the thirtythird anniversary of the revolution against Porfirio asserted that widespread religious provocation is being engineered in order to incite an armed rebel BUY VICTORY STAMPS Texas Shipyard To Set Record 22 Iff The Houston Shipbuilding will push its record of cargo carrier construction to the ton mark with the launching Friday of the SS Henry 100th Lib ertytype vessel to be completed at the Irish Bend announced company The named for the cou sin of Stephen is a ton cargo carrier with an overall length of 455 feet and a beam of 62 Contrasting with the 240 days required to build the first liberty vessel turned out by the yard a year construction on the Austin was sliced to 40 Captain Austin was the first man to navigate a the through the waters of the Gulf of Mexico west of the Mississippi riv said the UUY VICTORY STAMPS Retain By Vichy Radio NEW The Vichv radio gave a special review of Marshal Henri Philippe Petains career yesterday on the eve of his 25th anniversary as a marshal of interspersing the program with fanfares and martial the foreign broadcast intelli gence said ALLIED AI headquar ters denied today that George ever was re primanded by Dwlght Eisen hower and said he is still in com mand of the American Seventh Drew radio broadcast last night from Wash ington that Patton had been severely reprimanded by expresed the opinoon that Patton would not be used in combat any Pearson said Eisenhowers reprimand followed an altercation involving a shellshocked soldier in a Sicilian and the medican officer commanding the Pearson said the argument began when Pat ton ordered the soldier from bed and the medical officer The headquarters announcement said Patton is commanding the Seventh has commanded it since it was activated and is con tinuing to command Patton has never been re primanded at any time by Eisenhower or by anybody else in this The announcement said also that no report has ever reached this headquarters of any soldier refusing to obey an order by BUY VICTORY Several Killed In Crash oi Tankers red bodies of four seamen were brought ashore today as coast guard cutters searched the fogbound North Atlantic off Cape Henlopen for more victims or survivors of a collision of two tankers the Altair and miles off the coast early The fourth naval district said an undetermined number of men were with most feared but 43 survivors already have been landed Four were taken to Beebe hospital and two later were The Altair caught fire after the about 1 CWT in dense The navy said a tug had her in tow and the flames were under The although dam reached an unidentified At lantic port under its own Witnesses said survivors resembled West indicating that one of the ships may have sailed from a second 50house deal the same firm has Completion of the first 50 occurred last In the original 13 houses were constructed in Benedict addi 17 in HughesPitts addition and 20 in on Duncan and Garland Permits were issued today to the agency by the city for the H houses in Benedict with cost rang ing from to 13 on Le Fors one on Magnolia 28 houses in Dean south of Fairview cemetery and east of Dun 8 to be on 10 on Dun costing from to In Harvester Park west of the high seven houses are to be three on four on each in CookAdams facing on one costing Occupancy of the houses is res tricted to employes of the following firms and classifications under FHA rules that made release of war needed building materials and sub sequent construtcion of the houses Cabot ordance and shops Pampa Field civilian employ es BaashRoss Tool company Dan ciger Oil and Gen eral Atlas Carbon company The Pampa News Peerless Carbon com pany TretoLite Shell Oil com pany Stanolind Oil and Gas com pany Plains creamery Pampa pub lic school teachers Rider Motor company Texas Extension BUY VICTORY BTAUJ8 They Must Unite Poulish sources that can not be oth erwise identified declared today that the Russian army must enter Po land as an and not as a con queror else face desperate re sistance by the Poles Determination to fight back un less the Soviets reestablish diplo matic relation with the London Pol ishgovernmentinexile was voiced in responsible quarters here as Red troops plunged closer to the old Polish established in Despite a recent statement by Constantin Soviet am bassador to Mexico indicating that Russia still recognizes the western boundary drawn with the Germans in the Poles main tain that only the prewar frontier is liUY VICTOKY STAMPS Envoy Says Germans Happy Turkish ambassador to Ber lin who returned home last told Turkish journalists here yes day I am here for a short vacation and for contact with the govern Our political and economic relations withGermany continue in an atmosphere of cordial friend Are Offset By 22 ff New Russian successes in the great Dnieper river offset by fur ther German gains in their counter attacks west of were reported from Moscow and Berlin A Reuters dispatch from Moscow Eighth Army Poises For ALMED Al for ward Four mills in the mountainous Bernard Montgomerys Eighth Army has seized two more towns overlookingan additional stretch of the main road to Rome and moved into position from which to launch a fullblown offensive the enemys winter Allied headquarters said San Pietro 10 miles due of Agnone and only five miles east of an important junc tion of highways leading to the Italian was scooped up along with to the southeast of San Pietro in the Montgomery advance which was made despite heavy rains drench ing the entire Falling back before the the Germans Were firing the towns of Alfedena and Castel di Sangro in apparent determination to leave no shelter when they are forced to give up those Alfedena is three miles west of a fork in the central road to Rome and Castel di Sangro is two miles northeast of the fork on the branch leading to the RomePescara high The Allied forces were approach ing the fork from two from the southeast on the road from and from the west in the direction of which the Eighth Army took Saturday aft er ironing out an eightmile deep enemy The new putting the left wing of the Eighth Army within two miles of the upper Sangro riv were scored as Allied headquar ters announced that Sir Har old Alexanders ground forces in Italy had been reinforced by the recent arrival of a large numbei of There was no in dication whether the new conting ents already had been in action the British destroyers Quilliam and nosing up the Adriatic intercepted a Ger man convoy of light craft off San midway between Ancona Makin Isles In Gilberts Invaded Marines By The Associated Press if United Slates has begun its promised offensive in the Central American soldiers and Marines carried the fight to Ine Japanese on the sandy beaches and the rocky ter rain of Tarawa and Makin islands in the Gilberts in a cam paign ainrH at the heart of Japans power in the No further word has been issued on the invasion of Truk Figures show ttatute miloi Pacific Ocean WAKE VAP CAROLINE TRUK TI nit tvttjr said the Russians had scored a new and and sank one OH mi In njllfniinn 20mile advance in theDnieper bend after breaking through German de fenses east of the Kremenchug Znamenka One spearhead of the drive cut the railway and is advancing 25 miles northeast of while another driving southward has plunged to about 28 miles east of that rail juncture which lies about 50 miles southwest of The German high command said that Nazi forces driving back east ward from west of Kiev had broken through Soviet defense points after beating off counterattacks and had captured important ground west of The Berlin broadcast also ac knowledged a new Russian break through near Dnieper rail junction northwest of but said the breach had been clos In new attacks aimed at encircl ing Krlvoi rail center within the Dnieper the Berlin com munique said Soviet drives both north of Krivoi Rog and near Nik opol to the southeast had been beat en The Berlin radio said today that the Russians had made another sea borne landing on the Crimean pe ninsula south of where the Red army of the Caucasus has been oattling for days to enlarge its liUY VICTORY STAMPS and possibly a They also damaged a and escaped with only superficial damage when coast al guns opened In the American twinen gined Marauders rained bombs on an 18acre area at the muchbomb ed railway and seacoast town of 40 miles northwest of smashing two sinking a 100foot vessel in the harbor and demolishing many It was estimated that 10 front line German divisions now were defending the positions along the Garigliano and Sangro which prisoners and deserters continued to describe as the enemys winter Aerial reconnaissance show ed the Germans were working fev erishly to strengthen and deepen the positions from the Tyrrhenian to the The heavy making all movements of men and guns diffi kept Fifth Army activity on the western end of the battlefront down to patrol action and artillery duels VICTORY STAMlS the two geographically small but startegically important bases since Admiral Chester Nimitz tersely announc ed the landings carried out The announcement yesterday by the commanderinchief of the Pa cific fleet said the American forces met moderate resistance at 11mile Jong and strong resistance at largest of the Gilbert chain miles southwest of Ha The Japanese imperial headquar in a communique broadcast by radio from reported today heavy fighting in That appeared to indicate Japan does not intend to give up easily its hold on air bases which American bomb ers could use to pierce still deeper See Page 3 Pampa Officers Help So Solve JopBosej MARSHALL ISLANDS MALOELAP UAMOHUO NARIK EBONo NAURU NANUMEAV ELLICE ISLANDS NUKULAELAE Ocean MidPacific war Eggs Come Through Accident Okay truck loaded with supplies for a sheep camp was hit by a Hurled from the Eusebio Llorrieta received a severe gash in the Felix Uriate suffered i dislocated and camp iiipplies littered the But not a single one of 30 dozen ggs was BUY VICTORY Plainview Youths Killed in Crash lyn Ann and Ray Lov were killed and Eugene was seriously injured ast night when the automobile in which they were riding Two other occupants of the car suffered minor WEATHER FORECAST Purlly cloudy this afternoon unil to Tuesday temperatures near u slightly below freezing in Panhundle tfht Tuesday warmer in Is Reinstated 22 ff A framework looking toward quick return of orderly government in Lebanon was set up today through action of the French committee of national liberation in reinstating President Bechara Khoury and promising to negotiate the question of the countrys full The committee announced its de cision last night after hearing Har old British minister to French North stress the im portance of safeguardingthe peace of the strategic Middle East area by eliminating any further disturb The committee also recalled Del egate Genera Jean Helleu from Beirut and ordered the liberation of Premier Riad Sohl and two other ministers who were arrested by Helleu in a repressive measure fol lowing the Lebanon parliaments vote to sever ties with The French action represented a compromise with British The British had requested that Pre mier Riad Sohl be reinstated along with the but the com mittee refused on the grounds that the premier had promoted extreme nationalist policies in conflict with the League of Nations mandate that France holds over 6 Today 7 9 D 1 44 eatcrdays maximum Yesterdays minimum 28 VICTORY STAMPS CHARLES RAY DYING condition of Charles vet eran actor of the silent films was described today as extremely cri tical by John Sharpe who said he feared the end was but a mat ter of Pampa police gave Amarillo of ficers the original clue that result ed in the arrest of three Amarillo all and the recovery of jewelry loot taken from the Dempsey Winn home in Amarillo on 16 and 100 cartons of cigarets stolen from the Rock Island freight docks The jewelry was valued in ex cess of and detectives recov ered more articles than Winn listed on the evening of the bur Pampa police arrested a boy here Friday night for He was carrying a valuable diamond set wrist watch and told three dif ferent stories on how it came to be in his Investigation provided the lead that solved the Amarillo Amarillo police went to Pampa and talked to the boy who told of ficers the name of the boy from whom he got the Where did you recover the jew elry Chief of Police Sid Harper All over he Each of the three boys arrested had some of it in his other articles had been and some had been given Our men have been going around pick ing up all Chief Harper said all three of the about 16 years had admit ted orally that they entered the Winn home between 3 and 4 clock on the afternoon of It was during the questioning of a fourth boy regarding the theft and sale of a case of rum that the stolen cases of cigarets came to Two of the boys who are held in connection with the Winn case also are held in the rum UUY VICTOKY Captured Nazi Says Germans Doomed NEW Martin a German officer who was captured at Stalin grad and is now a radio speaker for the Sovietsponsored Free Ger many said today in a Moscow broadcast that the German army had five to seven divisions hopelessly bottled up in the Lattman called upon the Nazi di visional commanders to remember the human aspects of Stalingrad and surrender to avoid senseless liUY VICTORY STAMPS FAMED ORGANIST DIES NEW famed organist and musi cal director of Patricks cathed ral and honorary organist of the died early today at Hunr Rev Joseph FJanneily of the cathedral Samos Capfiured A Ger man broadcast said it had just been announced in Berlin that the island of Samos capitulated to Ger man forces this Samos is the next to the last Aegean is land that had been held by the easternmost of the is still in Al lied a Greek island just north of the Dodecanese and near the Turkish had been under Ger man attack at least since Satur according to Ankara radio obviously hinting that the British were making at tempts to withdraw from the island said yesterday that the first refugees the island had arrived 20 miles south of fell to hte Germans 16 after an air and seaborne invasion launched by the Germans to check mate infiltration of their iron ringof stepping stone bases pro tecting the eastern flank of the Balkan The Germans Previously had regained Cos in the Dodecanese and claimed to have recaptured four other small islands in the VICTORY STAMPS Board of Review Meets Tonight Tlie regular monthly board of re view for the Boy Scouts of Gray county district will be held tonight at 7 at the local scout according to the Robert chairman of the advance ment Wilder will serve as chairman of the board and all scouts wishing to receive their awards at the court of honor to be held on 29 should make plans to be present as this will be the last honor held this year in this the Boshen FiveOne Garage 600 s Cuyler Ph Bi Todays Best LAFF HERES ELMER SAN FRANCISCQ A flustered desk clerk stalled for time when Elmer OWI chief checked in at a San Francisco hotel for a room he had i While the director lollecT the the clerk moved Elmer J Davis of LOS Angeles out of the room mistakenly assigned him ear lier in the   

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