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Port Arthur News (Newspaper) - December 4, 1940, Port Arthur, Texas German Oil Supply claimed severely Cut Story n column five tomorrow s weather warmer details at attorn of Page the port Arthur news inside the news United press picks its All an Erica to spot its Page. Thirty ninth . 339. Port Arthur Texas wednesday december 4, 1940. 18 pages Price five cents British loan plan gains impetus % i support of pier project heartening to see expressions of support for the pleasure pier development program which will reach a showdown Tel week from saturday when the proposed $200,000 Bond Issue is acted upon Are heartening indeed. They suggest that port Arthur perhaps is More of one mind on the pier proposal than on any other Public matter which has been brought before her in years. From what we be heard business men refinery employees labor housewives and All other segments of the population seem to be pretty generally agreed that we ought to Stop talking and Start Quot doing something in regard to reaping some Benefit from this great natural asset at our municipal door. Six Hurt when these autos crash head on even taxpayers who ate traditionally and probably justifiably leery of most Bond issues Are lining Tup behind the pier program. Like the rest of us they wish there was some less expensive method of financing the City a share of the Cost of the project but they also recognize that if we Are going to make put a Good Case for a $400,000 rec investment in the venture we be got to prove our Good Faith by put Ting some of our own Money into it. And issuing Bonds is the Only Way we can provide that Money. If the rec does go into the undertaking it will mean that the governmental Agency is convinced that the pier will be a Revenue pro Ducer an Enterprise sufficiently attractive to pay off the $400,000 Federal loan by its own Gate receipts. If and when the loan is paid off All Revenue will revert toward retiring the City s part of the Cost. Although in order to liquidate the debt admission will have to be la charged to various attractions on the pier we Are glad that the plans Call for a sizeable area which will be free to All Comers. As sponsors of the development Point out the free area will offer More to the Public than the whole pier does now so nobody will lose anything. In determining How you la vote on the pier proposal Bear in mind a couple of particular Points a the City a Bonds although authorized will not be sold Unm less and unt the Rel comes into the project with its own Cash. A if the rec does participate and the municipal Bonds Are sold the tax increase for the average Homeowner in port Arthur will be slightly More than $2 per year according to City officials. Elsewhere in the news today assistant manager Mclnnis of the chamber of Commerce paints a Brief verbal picture of what the pier will look like once the proposed improvements Are put in. His description is one calculated to inspire interest in and support of the project. In our opinion there is no Good reason Why with Uncle same a help a port Arthur step out and put this proposition Over. We can sit around Here until dooms Day talking about Hopes and possibilities and still have no pier worthy of the name. F but if we Are willing to show some Faith in our town and Chip in a Little of our Money we can have a resort out there which texans and louisianans will travel Many Miles to enjoy. A a a two humanitarian efforts solicit your help two humanitarian efforts in port Arthur currently Are under Way. One is the Campaign of the red Cross to raise $8450 to finance a abroad program of activities Here. President Roosevelt himself has called those activities an important Factor in National defense. The red Cross Appeal should com mend itself to every citizen. The other is the Sale of tuberculosis seals. In spending a Dollar or two for those cheery Christmas stickers you Arentt merely donating a pittance to some you Are doing your part toward finally stamping out a dread disease and in protecting you and your family from its ravages. Fall Athens dec. 4 to a greek forces were reported today to be pressing hard against the italian defences of Porto Edda and Argir Castro Albania where resistance was said to be collapsing with capture of both cities expected at any moment. Earlier a greek spokesman declared that fascist troops were falling Back fast in the Region of Porto Edda the italians southernmost port of entry into Albania and that greek Advance units were within a mile and a Quarter of the City. Move toward capital other greek forces at the opposite end of the albanian Battlefront were said to be driving steadily through Snow blanketed mountains toward Elbasani and the Al of key cities to War needs greeks expected soon to be told Treasury officials a news staff photo by Moon. Of six persons Riding in these two automobiles when they met head on a on the new Beaumont Road at 27th Street Early this morning Only three were seriously Hurt. Engines of both were driven Back into the Driver compartments pinning one of the victims in. Two others were hurled out. A a a election Date is december 28 a a a Groves water Extension to be voted upon a dual election to confirm the annexation of new territory to the Groves water District was set for dec. 28 at a meeting of the districts Board of directors tuesday night. Annexation will permit the Extension of water service to residents of two Warren additions Garden farms and Pearl gardens. Another important development at the me 4�?T�?T 0�?T was the announcement that the District is out of debt girl and two men seriously injured miss Wilma Smith Anthony Norris and Geo. Ebehnoch severely Hurt in Beaumont Road mashup six persons were injured three seriously in a head to it a collision of two automobiles on the new Beaumont Road opposite 27th Street shortly after 2 a. In. Today. The engines of both were driven Back to the front seats. In St. Mary a Hospital where their conditions were reported to be favourable were Anthony Norris 28, of port Bolivar miss Wilma Smith in it 2347 13th Street and to the reconstruction finance Cor j Georfe Ebehnoch. 34 of 5232 sixth Street. They were taken to the portion which bought $195,000 of the districts 4 per cent 30-year Bonds and in debt to a private Bond Syndicate headed by Moroney and company of Houston which paid a Premium for the Bonds in buying them from rec. A fancy Premium Quot Price of the Bonds was not revealed to the Board but it is known that rec refused an offer of $102 a Short time ago and a representative it of the purchasing Syndicate admitted that it Quot paid a fancy Premium a for them. Another $19,000 Issue of Bonds is to be sold to finance the Extension of water service to the new area if approval. Is Given in a future turn to Page 8, column 3. Mexicans Likely to be at inauguration a Mexico City dec. 4 up a Mexico probably will Send a special Mission to Washington for the inauguration of president Roosevelt a third term in gratitude for the visit of vice president elect Henry a. Wallace it was Learned a today. Appointment of such a Mission As Well As Mexico a relations with european and other latin american countries were discussed in an interview by the new foreign minister Exequiel Padilla. 3 British warships claimed torpedoed Rome dec. 4 <>,.__the Torp doing ish warships two Cru Iredo launching Plai idea the British Basi on the greek islam a a destroyer by a submarine in the Atlantic was reported today by the fascist High amp command. Whether or not the ships were sunk was not reported. 6 More ships claimed sunk Berlin dec. 4 ins a six More armed British merchant ships have been sunk by a single German a boat the High command asserted today bringing to 24, and probably 26, the toll of British shipping announced in two Days. Commander Viktor Schuetze was credited with the latest Large scale submarine attack on British freighters. His feat closely followed yesterdays announcement that .18 ships out of a Large Convoy West of Ireland were sunk and two so badly damaged that it was assumed they were sunk. Hospital in a Clayton and Thomp a son ambulance. Thrown from car miss Smith and Norris were thrown out of the Sedan in which they were Riding toward port Arthur. Andy Broussard of port Bolivar with them was severely out from head to foot but was released after treatment. Norris suffered a broken left leg the loss of two Teeth and cuts on his face and Scalp. Miss Smith has a broken left Arm possible fracture of the Collarbone a deeply Cut lip and severe body bruises. Ebehnoch Riding in the other car a Coupe suffered a broken right knee and foot and a four Inch Gash in his Scalp. Ambulance attendants reported it required several minutes to release him the engine pinning him in the car. Others slightly Hurt Riding with Ebehnoch in the Coupe toward Beaumont were e. E. Randall of 833 19th Street the Driver and Lee Miranda 40012 sixth Street. They suffered minor cuts and bruises. The sheriffs department was still investigating the Accident today. City police officers Glenn f. Ham Man and w. O. Minshew were at the scene. Dragging for Sodt stopped surface patrol to be maintained in search dragging for the body of Maurice Daigle lost from a capsized boat in the upper part of Lake Sabine sunday ceased today. Patrols of the Lake under the direction of the Clayton and Thompson funeral Home were substituted in the Hope of finding the body floating. At the request of the victims father o. D. Daigle 323 16th Street a Call was made for volunteers with boats to maintain a systematic Daylight patrol of the Lake. A Clayton and Thompson Crew in Matthew Mcknight a boat began the watch today. Coast guardsmen who assisted in dragging the Lake two Days were watching the lakes exit. The father also asked Hunters and fishermen and the Crews of vessels operating in Sabine pass and adjacent Waters to be on the Lookout. They were asked to notify port Arthur police if the body is sighted. Curtailment credit Given Raf and Navy British my urges u. S. To help defend Ocean shipping lanes London dec. 4 to a Hugh Dalton minister of economic warfare said today that Germany now was using More Oil than she was producing because Royal air Force bombers had attacked 90 per cent of her refineries and 80 per cent of her Oil plants. Dalton said stocks of Oil in Axis dominated territory were smaller now than at the beginning of the War. Is slow process Quot i think the economic pressure which we Are exerting is constantly turning the balance in our favor a he said. Quot it is a slow process and it must be stimulated and assisted by other factors if we Are to end the War in our favor within a reasonable time. Quot that it will so end i have never doubted and since i have been minister of economic warfare we have constantly imposed new shortages on the enemy to the detergent of his War Banian capital Tirana. In the area of Argir Castro greek artillery was said to have neutralized italian resistance by placing under fire the Road running Northeast from Porto Edda Inland. North of the Ostrovitz mountains in the Central sector new positions were said to have been occupied by the greeks in their counter invasion of Albania. An Athens spokesman said they set up Field pieces and shelled italian emplacements. Bombers Active heavy a id medium bombers of the greeks were reported exceptionally Active yesterday facilitating ground operations. They were said to have bombed heavily italian columns and other fascist targets in the berate and Valona areas despite Strong anti aircraft fire and fighter opposition. Other bomber formations attacked fascist Camps near Elbasani and in the Valley of the Sokumbi River which runs past Elbasani to the sea. Hits were described As of Quot great importance a a and All greek aircraft were said to have returned safely to bases. England is Good risk says Jesse Jones Survey will be made plans made to release ships undersecretary arrives today for finance Parley Washington dec. 4 ins a Secretary of the Treasury Henry Morgenthau today announced that sir Frederick Phillipse undersecretary of the British Treasury will arrive Morgenthau takes charge of program to bolster British latest available information on merchant Marine High officials Confer England finances and War needs a Quot before the United states treas Morgenthau a announcement came soon after Federal loan and by Ronald g. Van Tine Washington dec. 4 up a Secretary of Treasury Henry Morgenthau jr., today took charge of a program to make mini Strator Jesse Jones declared available to great Britain All american merchant ships which de believed that the British gov be spared As intensified sub-1 a a a going to War u. S. Entrance into conflict certain says Solon san Francisco dec. 4 up a senator Hiram Johnson r., cal., said today that Quot there is no doubt that the United states will go to manage ship War. Johnson an isolationist charged that Quot those in command Are per-1 factly mad to be a in the Al goes up Vincent named manager of Buffalo bosons Atlanta dec. 3 pm Al Vincent was signed today to manage the Buffalo club of the International league after coming to terms with d. E. Beach executive Secretary with the bosons. Vincent managed the Beaumont club in the Texas league list season and was the candidate of the Detroit tigers for the Buffalo the tigers have a working agreement with the club. Sentence suspended on burglary charge Berlin dec. 4 rho a special German court at Posen today sentenced to death nine poles accused took off today from Lake Worth of abducting 52 German Farmers on for new York refuelled for a non the first Day of the German polish Stop flight. I War and murdering nine. Bomber for Britain fort Worth dec. 4 up a a second 14-ton patrol bomber for great Britain built in California make Mem use Blanks Duce Rome dec. 4 up a greeks Are shooting italians with Quot explosive bullets according to complaints in several newspapers. The Turin Gazzetta Del Popola with the largest circulation in Italy published a picture of pieces of a Bullet allegedly taken from an italian Soldier with the caption a greek civilization a the Messaggiero said Quot the greeks Are using explosive bullets. We herewith publish a photograph of the remains of one of them extricated from a serious wound of one of our May com Pix labor to help in rebuilding London dec 4 to a the government raised the Prospect today that it May be forced to resort to labor compulsion to rehabilitate Britain a Luftwaffe blasted Industrial centers and also disclosed that a constant attention is being Given to Means of halting mounting shipping losses. Reconstruction of the Industrial turn to Page 8, column 4. Prices hiked gasoline 1 cent higher most stations at gasoline prices were up one cent today in most service stations Here including Texaco Sinclair and Magnolia. Gulf dealers expected a similar increase. The Price hike left the Cost of Quot traffic Quot grades at from 13 1-2 cents to 15 1-2 cents per gallon Quot regular Quot grades at from 17 1-2 cents to 18 1-2 cents and Quot Premium Quot grades As from 20 to 22 cents per gallon. Can Marine warfare threatened Britain a vital communications with the North american continent. Morgenthau and his aides worked out the final details of a program after his conference with three other Cabinet members ranking defense officials and Herbert Feis state department economic adviser. High officials present one participant said that the press could draw a Correct inference of what was discussed by the persons present. There were in addition to Morgenthau Henry l. Stimson Secretary of War Frank Knox Secretary Tot Navy Jesse h. Jones Secretary of Commerce Sumner Welles under Secretary of state Gen. George c. Marshall chief of staff William s. Knudsen defense production chief. Shortly after the conference the maritime commission approved the Sale of four american owned freighters of about 5000 tons each to British shipping concerns. One Hundred and thirty ships have now been sold to Britain of which 86 were of More than 1000 Gross tons. To sell 15 vessels the commission within the next few Days will offer for Sale 15 of the governments Laid up Fleet of 63 ships and every consideration will be Given to British bids. The British contracted for the construction of 60 new vessels of 9000 and 10,000 tons in american shipyards. 29 firms named in indictments 6 dairies affected by Houston walkout Houston dec. 4 up a Dairy workers struck today at six major plants which Supply 90 per cent of Houston a milk. Dairy truck Drivers have been Idle since sunday because of a wage dispute. The milk Drivers Union called inside workers from their jobs in five of the plants making the strike a sixth Plant was left with a Skeleton Crew to pasteurized and cold wave missing port Arthur today one of the seasons bitterest cold much damage done to City London dec. 4 ins a concentrating particularly on bomb battered Birmingham where they wrought heavy damage German raiders during the night and Early today attacked Britain a heavily industrialized midlands and the London area. Revelation that the newly bombed midlands City was Birmingham was permitted by British officials Early this afternoon. Up to that hour it was identified merely As a a Western midlands Many High explosive incendiary and delayed action bombs were dropped during the night. Two City Council schools were demolished along with two furniture store houses. Private houses and shops were damaged but casualties were reported slight. Ern ment was a Quot Good risk Quot and that he always favored making Loans on Good risks Quot when they need it and for the proper Pur to make Survey Jones and Morgenthau Are two of the presidents closest financial advisers. Morgenthau declared that the British Treasury expert was expected to make a careful Survey of the British purchasing missions new York dec. 4 up a a off a use a per do amp in the muted world wide Chain of conspiracies to a Taes dec on u.1s.h Asse control and monopolize the Price Olin tha United Fate. An he prob a Rogen. Rattrap Oda and her of 2 a Date it a. And trates used % the product of Talv to want 9 British Situ. Monopoly of nitrogen Price charged by jury munitions was charged by a fed Tion with american Treasury officials. A should not be repealed eral grand jury today against 29 corporations including the e. I. Dupont de Nemours and company. A series of six Sherman anti Trust Jones made his statement saying act indictments handed up to fed-1 that he considered England a a Good eral judge William Bondy named risk at a press conference. In addition to the corporations 66 however Jones a d that he did individuals officers directors and n0 think Johnson act forbid employees of the corporations. Ding u. S. Loans to nations in de the nitrates which the defend fault of their world War debt ants allegedly conspired to control should be repealed at this time Are used in agriculture the opera Jones statements were drawn Tion of steel Mills Gas plants water out As reporters questioned him works and other industries connect concerning a suggestion for u. S. Cd with National defense in addition Loans to the British attributed to to production of munitions. Federal Reserve Board chairman named with the Dupont com Mariner s. Eccles. Newspapermen Pany among others were the Allied asked Jones for his opinion of chemical and Dye corporation of ti16 suggestion attributed to Eccles. New York chilean nitrate sales Quot i think the British Are a Good corporation synthetic nitrogen risk a Jones said. Products corporation the Barrett company of new York and the Solvay process company of Syracuse n. Y. Different albanian government set up Budapest dec. 4 ins. A a Waves is slipping eastward right on j new albanian government made past port Arthur not far North of up 0 former followers of exiled Here leaving this City one of the King zog has been set up at Korit warmest in the nation and due to according to reports reaching get still warmer thursday weather Budapest today men said today Koritza located in Eastern Al Florida their map showed today i Bania was wrested from the ital already has heavy Frost and much ians greek troops two weeks lower temperatures than this Section of the Gulf coast has. Name pier win $25 indicating their Confidence that the $600,000 pleasure pier development project will be approved by both local voters and by the rfcs the chamber of Commerce today offered a prize of $25 for the Best name submitted for the main building of the planned recreational Center. A a to be 500 feet Long and capable of seating nearly 5000, the proposed building has been Given the temporary name of chamber president f. E. Gifford announced that everyone is eligible to submit names which should reach chamber offices 609 fifth Street not later than noon dec. 14. A a Gifford will ask a committee of representatives from service clubs and other organizations to select the winning name. A when they need it the loan administrator was asked of he did no to always favor loan to Good risks. Jones replied a when they need it for the proper the next questioner asked Jone whether a thought the British needed Money now. A they say they do Quot Jones replied. A i done to know what their obligations c o in in it t ments and their resources Are. In a serious about a do you favor repeal of the Johnson act Quot a reporter asked. A not now Quot Jones said. Rhineland area bombed London dec. 4 ins a a Small Force of Raf bombers attacked Railroad communications in the Rhineland Section of Germany last night it was reported today. Weather report data from u. S. Weather Bureau port Arthur and Vicinity partly Cloudy and warmer tonight and thursday. Hast Texas partly Cloudy warmer tonight. Thursday partly Cloudy warmer Southeast portion. Moderate to fresh southerly winds coast. Louisiana fair warmer tonight. Thursday partly Cloudy. Moderate Southeast winds coast becoming fresh West coast. Storm heroes feted Amarillo dec. 4 up Hundred linemen heroes of ago. Bottle milk for the City a schools weeks disastrous ice storm institutions and hospitals motorists lome to turn on red Light wrecked this City a Public utilities were honoured last Niht at a dinner Given by the chamber of Commerce. Amateur radio operators who gave Amarillo its Only Contact with the outside also shared the spotlight. 19-year-old youths six called up by Italy last Rome dec. 4 up a the news that paper Piccolo said today that the and French indo chinese ship reported sunk Bangkok Thailand Siam dec. 4 up a an armed French indo chinese transport ship attempting to land troops on the thai Side of the Mekong River was destroyed by thai anti aircraft guns Many of the soldiers aboard comparative data 1940 1939 1938 highest. 63 67 69 lowest. 49 4 7 61 precipitation. Barometer 2 p. Rn., 30.16, hourly temperatures motorists. Attention effective thursday the police department announced today no left turns and no right turns on red lights will be permitted at four downtown intersections Procter and Beaumont Procter and fifth and Austin. Purpose of the new regulation which will be effective through the Christmas holidays is to protect the unusually heavy pedestrian traffic at this time of year and to Waco Procter and Austin and j simplify tile handling of vehicle traffic police traffic Captain m. E. Davis explained. He said All officers available from other duties would be stationed at these intersections to Aid in enforcement of the new rules. New signs indicating the regu were Beyng put up today. Strikes spread Seattle dec. 4 up a strikes spread through the forests and Mills of the Pacific Northwest today with More than 5000 loggers and Mill workers already Idle and apr and Cio unions showing a Usi fid a rpt Tor wage indexes class of 1922, comprising about 250,-j probably were killed or injured a too youths 19 years old had been High command communique said to called to the colors and that the Day. Only exemptions were priests and youths already enrolled in the fas Cist militia or police. 2 men killed new York dec. 4 ins a two men were crushed to death and several others were believed trapped today when the massive railroads building at the recently closed world s Lair grounds lapsed. Many Farmers due to vote on program College station Texas dec. 4 to at least 200,000 Texas Cotton Farmers Are expected to Mark their ballots saturday in the referendum to decide whether Cotton marketing quotas will be in col-1 effect on the 1941 crop aaa official Bere predicted. Yesterday noon 56 2 p. Until 4 p. Rn63 6 p. Rn55 5 p. Rn51 in p. Rn53 today midnight5s 2 a. 53 4 it. 50 6 a. In.51 8 a. 58 to a. In is 12 noon a fit 2 p. In69 Sunset this evening 5 16. Sunrise tomorrow 6 5s. Humidity yesterday noon 42% 6 30 a. In. Today 9u%, tide record for High tide s 0x a. Rn., Low tide 12 22 a. In. Tomorrow s 01 p. In.1 25 p. In. Observations stations Max. Min. Prec. Chicago. 6 Corpus Christi 67 46 a a fort Worth. 63 45 a Denver. 6b 51 a a Galveston. By 50 a a new Orleans. 59 43 a a new York. 27 12 a i san Antoniu. .67 42 a a avulsion. 15 a i

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