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Trip To Canada
Shown Rotary By
Shop Teaeher *
J. W. Vaughn, shop teacher at
the Breckenridge High Si'h'Mil,
presented a travelogue tn Rotar-
lans Tuesday, using color film, on
his trip to Canada, in which, he
says, they spent days on the
trip, anil not more than two nights
in one town. Many hi autiful
scenes were shown taken along the
6,000 miles Y.iuifh an. his wife, and
two srhool teachers traveled on
Among the many beautiful and
notable places visited was Jeffi i
son City, Mo., where a monument
marks the place where the i.ouis-
is n treaty was signed, Springfield,
III., and Lincoln's home there.
Pictures were shown of Chicago,
the I'lanatornim sponsored by the
University of Chicago, where you
can see 5.HHW years into the past,
and t2.0flft year., into the future
In tnat far off time, Vaughn say ,
the seasons will be reversed.
Then, on to the famous Niagr.i
Falls over which "I million gallons
per minute flows. The International
Rainbow Bridge separates t h.
Canadian from the American snl.
On the Canadian side, Vaughn
showed pictures of the beautiful
Horsesho* fails, over which mil-
lion gallons flow per minute Tin-
falls will wash away in J""
years, "he rep«>rts, and are h<-mg
worn down at the rate of I feet
4 per year. Pictures weie also shown
of the rapids brlow the falls.
Ottawa, where the House of I'ar
liament is located, and Tor- nto.
where the A A M Cnllegt of < a;-,
adi is built, wen- also shown, a-
was pictures of Montreal, indu
trial city i f 4 million people.
Qu ebec. a town built on a moms
tainoiis prnnmul.i. was also visited
by the VaughiiA. which brags of one
of the highest sw inging hi idg>-s
in the country.
Tn Monte Mercy Falls, 5* feet
higher than Nu gra and the public
market place ia Montreal was vis-
ited. Pictures were shown of Port
land Maine and Longfellow s«|uan-.
the river which flows over a bed of
marble. The apart no nt houses of
Bo lit on. Providence, R. 1., and the
islands of Rhodes and Newport,
were also visited. On the island of
Newport, an old structure exhists
which dates before the Indiana,
no one knowing w'ho built it or
when. New York. Manhattan, and
Radio City camr in for their share
In Washington the capitol was
visited, as well as the Lincoln
Memorial. Washington Monument,
and tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
Rotarians were taken on a journey-
through Ike Blue Ridge Mountains
and Shemid h Valley, viewing
the natural Bridge, and Lace Look-
out Mountain in Chatanooga, Tenn..
with its famous "Lover's Leap"
Dr W. S. Parks reported that
A. W. Whitfield was improving
from a fractured vertbrae at the
local hospital. Members were re-
minded of the basketball game
Friday ntght between StepH"i villc
DiaMb Man K ed
THROCKMORTON. Jan. II
(Spl>—Orover C. Jordan, 57, of
Dublin, was killed instantly Tues-
day night about O.'IO when the car
he was driving hit the end of a
concrete culvert 4 miles north of
Throckmorton on the Woodson-
Jordan was thrown against the
steering wheel, his chest crushed
and his neck broken. The wreck
was discovered about an hour lat-
er. and investigating highway pa-
trolmen set the time of death a-
bout 'J -Wl or 1*1 p.m.
Survivors include his widow,
two sons, Jim and Lee, both of
Dublin, two daughters. Mrs. Har-
rv Jones of Goree, and Mrs. Joe
Hudson of Wichita Falls, a step-
son. William Hancock, and a step-
daughter, Elizabeth Hancock, both
of Dublin: one grandson, and two
Services will be held Thursday-
afternoon at .'I o'clock at the First
Baptist Church in Goree, with bu-
rial at Mundav.
Seventy-Five Housing Units,
Loan Are Approved For
National VFW Commander Urges
Students To Be Loyal* Prudent
Cbile A. I.cwi-. Pl.itt-burg. New York. Commander-in-Chief, Veterans
i't Furvign Wars of the I nited States.
Ray To Die For
Raping Girl Says
II 'U.R —
«1 at h .sentence fo|
, convicted of rap-
The court of «
Wfcliam R. liu; , i
mg a Il year oJd For
It wa. Kay' jeeond appeal fco tin--
high criminal court.
He wa,; originally tried and con
virted before a Navarro county-
court in July, ItWH.
The caw- wa.« taken there from
Tarrant county oil u change of
Defense i-oun ap|«"ale(l the
first, time on rrounil.- that the in-
dictment had been faultily drawn
because the victim of rape was
not identified ay a female.
The court, in a split decision,
overruled the plea.
However, when the court's find
tng was returned to the trial court,
if was learned that original judge-
ment of the Navarro county court
had never been enti red in the
In July oi last jinr, the state
entered i nunc pro l> t <• now for
then judvi iih nt, Defense coun-
sel again apresfeil. claiming thi
>|)|iella' court lutil n«4 had proper!
jurisdiction on their first ruling
because no i 111; on nt had been
entered at that time.
Howi vei, the court held today
that T xas i w provides that fail
lire to enter jud jenient may be
remedied at a later date.
The court referred to its orig-
inal opinion of March I11)49, and
not. ii. "\ve| no it •( ful purpose
in writing again tVr ron,"
"Suffice i* is to say," the court
added, "ihat each of us remains
of the same views as therein ex-
Fourteen Hurt In
OAKLAND, Calif., Jan. II <t'P>
— Fourteen | rsons wi re injured,
none seriously, last night when a
crowded Key System bus struck
a light pole on the San Francisco-j
Oakland Bay bridge and burst in-
California Highway Patrol Of-
ficer Fred Larey said it was "a
miracle" that any of the riders j
got out of the bus, which was de-1
molished bv tie- flames.
AUSTIN. Tex., Jan. 11 U.R:
1'iv State .Supreme Court ruled
today that an "innocent purchaser"
>f a used car in Texas is not pro-
tected against foeclosure by an
out-of state mortgage holder.
The court therefore held that a
I :>4X Studebaker sedan involved in
i rapid-fire series of exchanges
must be returned to the Hank of
A year-old holding whicn hail
become known as the "Texas doc-
trine" was upset in the opinipn
written by Associate Justice John
The automobile was purchased in
Decatur, (la., by W. N. Harris, who
mortgaged it to the hank of At-
lanta. However, despite this, Har-
ris brought the automobile to
Houston, where it was sold to a
used car dealer and in turn sold
to an "innocent purchaser."
The purchaser nad no knowledge
■if the mortgage against it.
(ieorgia, the Supreme Court
pointed out, has no "certificate of
title" act. Texas passed such a law
in 1 ! :«>.
However, the rtiurt ruled, "the
spirit and purpose of this law is
to prevent fraud; not to encourage
"It,was not the intention of the
legislature," the opinion added, "by
this act to invalidate liens validly
acquired in states which do not
aave a similar law ..."
"If the legislature had intended
this, it could have stated that
ill liens acquired in other states
not having certificate of title laws
would be forfeited when the ve-
hicle reaches the hands of an in-
nocent purchaser for value in this
(By UNITED PRESS)
Stocks firm in active trading.
L\ S. Government bonds easier
in moderate trading.
Curb stocks irregularly higher.
Midwest stocks irregularly high-
Silver unchanged in New York
at 7:! '% cents a fine ounce.
Cotton futures steady.
(trains in Chicago: wheat, corn,
oats, rye and soy bean futures
Clyde A. Lewis, national com-
mander-in-chief of the Veterans
of Foreign Wars, was met at the
local airport shortly after II
o'clock this morning by a delega-
tion composed of Garland Goody,
district commander of the VFW,
G. W. Callaway, post commander
of the VFW and representatives
of various civic organizations. He
was then hustled up to high school
auditorium where he made a short
talk to the students of Brecken-
ridge High School.
Lewis urged the students not to
adopt new-fangled ideas of gov-
ernment, to listen to their teach-
ers, be loyal to their country, and
discuss any strange new doctrine
with their parents.
He told of a disc jockey on a
major station who intersperses his
numbers with a recitation of "This
Is My Country, Land of My
The Veterans of Foreign Wars
were awarded the second highest
honor for outstanding community
service, Lewis states. This project
of community service is one of the
main things being sponsored by
the VFW, and any post who does
not undertake this project, has no
justification for its existence, Le-
"Do you realize how lucky you
are to be Americans?" Lewis ask-
ed the youngsters, stating that
too many people in this country
today do not realize the opportu-
nities and privileges afforded Am-
ericans. You can study what you
wish, enter any profession you de-
sire. "No other country extends
that privilege to its citizens," he
Listen to your teachers, read
history, and try to understand
what makes this country tick, he
told the group of students. The
reason this country is free, he em-
phasizes is because men and wo-
men have been willing to lay down
their lives, to protect that free-
All members of the VFW have
served overseas, and members re-
present veterans of three wars,
the Spanish-American War, World
War I. and World War II.
The one main purpose of this
veteran's organization, he states,
is to make certain the children of
today never have to go through a-
There are people in this country
today who want to take our free-
dom away, he warns. The Com-
munist organization, numbering a-
bout 78,000 official members and
a quarter of a million under-
ground workers, have worked ha-
voc in labor unions and industry.
One of the ways in which the VF
W is trying to fight this menace,
he says .is by advocating the out-
lawing of the partly.
In New York, his home state.
Lewis reports that Communist are
on the official ballot .and that ev-
ery move to outlaw the party is
bitterly opposed. If the Commun-
ists arp outlawed as a party, he
points out, they would have no
right to solicit funds or to put out
propaganda in public places, and
even in schools and colleges aimed
at undermining the thinking of to-
Another way in which the VFW
organization is fighting commun-
ism, Lewis relates, is by huge loy-
alty day parades, which they are
trying to promote on a national
scale. For two years now they
have held these parades in New-
York on the same day as the
Communists hold their parade.
The first year, over 20,(MM) march-
ed in the Communist parade. Lust
year, by comparison, about 8,000
marched in the Red parade, and
few spectators were noted. The
VFW group planned these parades
to demonstrate their loyalty to
America publically, and to show
by comparison just what Commun-
ism and Communists stand for.
The one thing Communism cannot
stand is comparison, Lewis said.
Lewis concluded his talk with a
plea to the students tn know all
they can about their country, con-
tinue to be loyal to it, and let
themselves be guided by the Am-
erican principals laid down by
their parents and teachers.
Lewis was introduced by Julian
Dickenson, department command-
er of the VFW. (iarland Coody
Continued On Page 2
City To Be Visited
By Show Boosters
Breckenridge will be visited by
a large number of boosters from
Fort Worth who will extend a
special invitation to the citizi ns of
this section to attend the South-
western Exposition and Fat Stock
Snow, dates of which are Jan. 27
through Feb. 5.
The visitors, leading business
and professional men, will arrive
in a chartered bus at 4:10 p. m..
Wednesday. Jan. 18. They will
bring along a fiddle band and oth-.
Sponsors of the trip are the Fort
Worth Civitan Club and Chamber
of Commerce. Trip chairman is
Bill Parr. Cities visited will in-
clude Jacksboro, Olney, Seymour.
Throckmorton, Albany, Brecken-
ridge and Palo Pinto.
For Next Year
At a meeting of the board of
directors of the Breckenridge
Chamber of Commerce last night.
Hooks Lemmons, vice president,
was elected president for the en-
suing year, succeeding R. W.
The meeting, a brief one, also
elected the following other offi-
P. M. Faulkner, first vice pre-
sident; Ted Butler, second vice
president; and A. J. Buchanan
President Lemmons following his
election stated he will appoint his
committees at an early date, but
announced the appointment of
Chapman as membership chair-
man, succeeding Lemmons, be-
cause of the membership drive
now under way.
Those elected were recommend-
ed by a nominating committee
consisting of M. E. Daniel, Judge
Jones and Bernice Trammell, Jud-
ge Jones making the report.
Trammell reporting for the tele-
phone committee said Manager C.
A. Dueschle has informed the
committee that the telephone pro-
ject here will be completed by the
last of February if ice storms do
not interrupt. The project will
add 117 new telephones in the
northeast, northwest and south-
east parts of town.
In addition a telephone project
going west has been approved and
a survey is to be made. This will
give telephones as far west as the
Country Club, and it is hoped far-
ther. There was no report on the
project for Caddo and the eastern
part of the county. •
Harris Veale, chairman of the
agriculture and livestock commit-
tee called attention to the calf
show to be held here in August in
which the Chamber of Commerce
Harrell Named Chief
For 2-Year Program
Itieckcnridge received a green
light from the National Public
Housing Authority in Washington
yesterday afternoon on the con-
struction of 7."> low rent housing
units for a two year program
under the new Public Housing act.
A preliminary loan of $.'>0,000 was
approved also, though still await-
ing signature of the pn sident, A.
E. Sweeney, president of the local
housing committee, states. Confir-
mation of the approval in Wash-
ington came Tuesday afternoon
trom John Taylor Kagan, com-
missioner of the Public Housing
Association in Washington, D. C.,
Tom Connally, senator from Tex-
as, and Omar Burleson, Texas con-
gressmen in wires received here.
Meanwhile, Sweeney announced
Tuesday afternoon, that Frank
Harrell. local attorney, has been
appointed to represent the Public
Housing Authority in Breckenridge
in their K gal work.
The PHA approval specified
that under* th • two year program.
40 units would be built the first
year, and -la units would be built
the second ye i. Several weeks
ago. the local Housing Committee
i-r reived approval fn m the district
PHA office tor
for 'J"0 low-rent
liminarv loan if.
The "local Hoi
plans to ;;o to I
units and a pre-
ine ( i mmittee
ort Worth about
ev states, to con-
To Hear Own Song
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla., Jan.
11. il'.lti—Gov. Roy J. Turner will
hear his newest song, "The Ten-
derfoot's Dream," tomorow night
on an Oklahoma City television
The first public introduction of
the song-writing governor's latest
tune will be a highlight of the
Sooner Shindig program.
Turner will be a guest of the
Police Chief, Woman Customer
In Battle During Cafe Robbery
MENDON. Mass.. Jan. It. ( '.B> j
— Police Chief Matthew Mantoni
and a young woman were slain
and three other persons including
a bandit were wounded early to-1
day during a gun battle at the
Red Rooster cafe.
Six patrons and pmiwoyes had
been held for 2 hours by the ban-
dit before the shooting took place.
As well aa the M9-year-old po-;
lice official, Catherine Brady, 22,1
a diner, «w billed.
Wounded dining the wild fus-
silade of pistol fire were the al-
leged gunman Hai^ild Ward, 32,
Lawrence Griffin, 22, Miss
Brady's escort, a patron, and Jo-
sephine Pitaai, 24, of Mendon, a
waitress ... >
Ward, who had obtained about
9100 during the robbery and then j
had kept customers and employes |
cowed in the roadside restaurant.!
was under guard at the hospital.,
charged with murder.
He allegedly had entered the I
Red Rooster about II p.m. and]
had a few drinks. Shortly after!
midnight he drew a revolver and
demand"d that proprietor Aubrey
Hensel hand over eash.
Hensel produced the day's re-
ceipts and Ward then ordered cus-
tomers and employes to line up
against the b-ir
The g>-oup included Miss Brady,
Griffin. Henry Brown, a diner and
employes that included Miss Pit-
asi, Hensel and Otis De Vol.
Cntil about 2:4-"> a.m. they were
held prisoner as Ward brandished
a revolver in front of them. At a-
bout this time Hensel's wife be-
came worried because her hus-
band had not returned home and
telephoned the cafe.
Ward permitted Hensel to an-
swer the telephone but warned
him to give no indication that a
robbery was in progress. How-
ever, M rs. Hensel became suspi-
cious because of her husband's
Mrs. Hensel then telephoned
Chief Mantoni at his home and
with Policemen Clarence Grant
and Fire Chief Harold Lowell, he
sped to the Red Rooster.
On arrival, Mantoni peered
through the lighted windows, saw
the customers lined against the
bar, but thought they were being
troubled by a drunken customer.
With Grant and Lowell, Mant-
oni entered the establishment. At
this Ward wheeled quickly and
Mantoni drew his revolver and
returned the fire in the wild
shooting that followed he and
Miss Brady were killed.
Lewis To Order
linen To Work
On Next Monday
WASHINGTON, Jan. 11
John L. Lewis today directed
striking coal miners to return to
work next Monday.
Lewis' order was in the form of
a "suggestion" to presidents of
United Mine Workers districts af-
fected by "spontaneous" strikes in
His telegram to the district
"Will you please transmit to our
members who are idle this week
my sugestion that they resume
production next Monday."
The telegram was signed, "John
His order applies to the more
than 77,000 United Mine Workers
who went out on wildcat strikes.
It has no effect on the three-
day work week in coal fields of
operators which have not signed
new contracts with Lewis.
John D. Battle, executive vice
president of National Coal Asso-
ciation, said Lewis' back-to-work
order "does not correct the loss
of production that already has re-
Battle said that "if Lewis had
been really sincere he would have
told his men to make up that pro-
Battle said that continuation of
the three-day-work week in the:
mines merely continues the state j
of chaos that has existed for some
time in the industry.
Lewis' one-sentence directive j
came in the face of threatened
double-barreled action by the gov-1
The Senate Judiciary Committee
was under pressure to consider le- |
gislation to outlaw labor monopoly
—a move primarily' aimed at i
Lewis' three-day work week.
There also were mounting de-:
mands in congress, chiefly among i
republicans, that President Tru- j
man invoke the Taft-Hartley Act
against the United Mine workers.
A total of more than 77,000 mi-1
ners were out in Pennsylvania, i
West Virginia, Ohio, Kentucky,!
Alabama, Utah, Montana, Virgin- j
> ia and Wyoming. I
LOCAL ON. REM WILL SEEK
■MKT FM MSTKSS ML
The next step for Breckenridge
oil men. after securing an exten-
sion of time in which Premier will
take local oil until Jan. 1!), is to
secure a market for the 5,000 bar-
rels of distress oil here, Lester
Clark said today. *
■ 'lark added that if a buyer is
found Premier, who cut the allow-
able will gather the oil.
A number of oilmen form Cen-
tral West Texas appeared before
the railroad commision yesteray
protesting the cut of the allow-
able by Premier. Premier agreed to
continue taking the oil until Jan.
Oil men attending from here in-
cluded J. D. Sandefer, Jr.. Clark.
Billy Rhodes, C. J. O'Conner, Guy
Kwing, and Paul Darnell. John
Sheffield, former resident, who has
interests here also was present.
Following action to secure a mar-
ket for the distress oil local oil
men will attend the hearing to be
held in Houston on January 17 to
report progress made to dispose
of the oil.
Should a market not be found
it was the opinion of some oil men
here that the Railroad Commission
will cut the allowable over the state
to relieve thr situation.
Commissoner Frnest O. Thomp
son had requested that Premier
Shrug Off Police
NEW ORLEANS, Jan. 11 'CP'—
Owners of a gambling casino rob-
bed of between $28,000 and $50,-
(M)0 shrugged off offers of police
aid today and said they would
"take care of the bandits."
All indications, however, said
the victims might have to do a lot
of traveling to accomplish their
The man and his attractive girl
friend who staged the precision
holdup were believed headed for
Both the club owners and police
said they knew the malfe robber
because he once worked at the
Sheriff Frank J. Clancy of Jef-
ferson Parish said he was joining
in the search also, despite the ow-
ners' intentions of going it alontf.
Clancy said the woman was belie-
ved to be from Bay St. Louis,
continue purchases until Jan. 17,
t'ne late for the state-wide hear-
ing. He suggested that a purchaser
for Premier's surplus crude might
be found at that time.
Premier last week announced in
a letter to producers that it could
no longer sell its surplus, and that
it was cutting its crude purchases
to 40 per cent of allowables for
each well connected to its ssytem.
Statements by several operators
at the conference Tuesday pointed
up the crisis created in Shackel-
ford. Eastland, Stephens, Coman-
che, Young, Erath and Palo Pinto
Counties by the purchase cut no-
French M. Robertson, president
of the West Central Texas Oil and
Gas Association, outlined in gen-
eral to the commissioners the prob-
lems faci • the operators.
Ray Dilger of Ft. Worth, with
the Fred Manning Inc. interests
told the railroad commissioners
that his firm operates in the Man- >
ning-O'Conner field in southwest
Stephens County, and that its
operations would be ruined under
a 60 pi r cent cut in production.
He pointed out that the field is
operated under gas repressuring.
and that shutting the wells in
would result in a loss of bottom
Paul Darnell of Breckenridge, of
the Prairie Oil Co. production in
Stf phens and Shackelford Counties,
explained that most of his com
pany's wells are strippers making
a tremendous amount of water.
"If we have to shut them in,
we can never regain the oil pro
duction, and it will be reserves
lost forever," he declared.
Clark explained that he is faced
with the same type situation. He;
also operates a small gasoline plant.
that would have to be shut down
in case a SO per cent crude pur-,
chase slash were to last long. '
While some temporary relief
was granted by Premier's an-
nouncement tb^t the purchase cut-!
back has been rescinded until Jan. <
19, operators seem agreed that the
problem is not solved.
Involved is about 5.376 barrels of i
oil daily. Producers from the Ran-[
ger, Eastland, Breckenridge and
Cisco areas said the amount was (
relatively insignificant in the state,
but vitally irtyortant tn them.
The "Crimm Campaign" was
shifted ipto high gear last night
as a new brochure on evangelism
signalized "the evening service. In-
spiring songs and choruses from
the two choirs were greeted by one
of the largest crowds of the pre-
sent series of meetings. The last
three nights the church has been
packed to capacity with ushers
looking for more chairs.
"Parson Crimm" was declared
at his best. Last night he spoke
of "The Soul's Conflict with the
Devil." He said, "I still believe in
a personal devil, and just as King
Phanmh once had the folks in
bondage, the devil has folks now
under the power of sin. When you
want to be a Christian and live
right, the devil comes along and
says you can't do it. He's a liar!
I may be buried in .a potter's
field, but I will never stultifv my
conscience; I will never sell my
Lord for a mess of pottage."
Tonight, his subject will be
"The Destructive Power of Sin,"
Thursday nijrht, "The Inevitable
Result of Sin' 'and Friday night,
"God's Remedy for Sin." The mes-
sage he will give on Friday night
is one of his greatest sermons . .
a great message! Hear it! Ser-
vices begin each evening at 7:.'t0
p. m. Come early and get a good
Barber Poles To
Be Toned Down
LOS ANGELES, Jan. 11 'fT.Ri—
Los Angeles has an ordinance
banning striped barber poles, and
Benjamin Miller is up in arms a-
Barber Miller found a champion
in City Councilman Harold Harby,
who told fellow council members
yesterday that the law flouts all
American barber shop traditions.
"A barber shop without a pole
is like a hug without a kiss, a
ship without a sail, a shirt with-
out a tail, a house without a mort-
gage." Harby said.
The council planning committee
will reconsider the ordinance.
fer with tue legal advi • tli.
Southwest Division Uo t' tie il "Xt
steps to be taki n.
The low rent housing units will
furnish homes for f: mi lies wln-si1
income is around The uin'-
will be built for the .'amily v. in.
is to occupy them, and v.nl mr.
for an average $.';0 a mouth, in-
Under a government guaranteed
financing program, the units v. ill
pay for themselves, anil be au,".-
tized in a 2D year period. Any de-
ficit between the cost of operation
and money on hand will be made up
by t'ne government. The project
Will be directed by the local hous-
ing board, subject to the appioval
of the Public Housing Authority.
The project will be financed by
the floating of government bonds
at an interest of 17S p- i cent.
Members of the local Housing
committee, organized hi n Nov. I,
include Sweeney, the chnii tu-iu.
who will serve one y ni and !' •..
Smith, one yeai, R. W. ('h-uunan,
Mac Machen, and Ha it.:; v< tie, ail
appointed to tuo-y i terms.
Trusty Bids For
By HAROLD FOREMAN
United Press Staff Correspondent
KOSCIUSKO, Miss., Jan. II L °
—A prison trusty today bid for
his freedom from a 100-year sen-
tence by (yipturing two despera-
does wanted for the massacre of
three Negro children.
C. B. Grammer, who claimed lie
won the world light-heavy weight
boxing championship in 1!W9,
trailed the hunted men with blood-
hounds to a one-room shack in the
Mississippi hill country.
He made the capture after
shooting Leon Turner, ".8, alleged
triggermau who |>ut to death
three children at the home of
Thomas Harris, a Negro tenant
Turner was shot in the back and
one knee but was not believed se-
riously wounded. Alt hough bleed-
ing slightly from the back wound
and at the mouth. Turner was kiv-
j en no first aid at the scene.
Captured with him was Wi nd**!!
Whitt, 24, one of two brothers
who escaped with Turner Dec.
from Attala county jail. The other
brother was captured earlier.
Police said they apparently en-
gineered the triple murder and the
wounding of Harris and another
of his children two days ago out
of revenge. Harris had icin I a
complaint that led to their pre-
Grammer said he fought under
the name Hog JaV Mullen and de-
feated Tiger Burns a Madison
Square Garden for the light hea-
vyweight title in 1 !).".!>. The ring
book did not list any such fighter,
Regardless of his ring status, lie
got full credit for effecting to-
day's climax to a manhunt that
has brought out a posse of more
than 100 heavily-armed men.,
for his experience as a hunter of
- Hog Jaw, known as a "shooter"
escaped prisoners, joined 'he sear-
ch for Turner and Whitt with
three bloodhounds at davhreak.
HOLLYWOOD, Jan. II <U.R —
! Western Star Roy Rogers and his
'screen partner and wife, Dale
I Evans, announced today they will
1 become parents "next summer."
| Rogers has two children by his
j first wife, who died three years
ago, and an adopted daughter.
BRITISH TO CHE VERDICT
OH SOCIALISM M FEB. 23
By Ii. H. SHACKFORD
United Press Staff Correspondent
LONDON. Jan. 11. T.R>—Prime
Minister Clement Attlee today set
Feb. 2:! as the date of a general
election at which British voters
decide if they want five more
years of Socialism.
Attlee announced the date of the
elections in a special statement
which said that the present parlia-
ment would be disolved by King
George VI on Feb. 3.
Although Conservative Leader
Winston Churchill is vacationing
in the Madeira Islands, Conserva-
tive party headquarters said "we
"We look forward to polling day
with confidence,' 'said a statement
issued by Conservative Chairman
"But let us not regard this elec-
tion as just a party contest. The
future of. our country is at stake
and it is time for a change."
The forthcoming election cam-
paign, according to observers, pro-
mises to be one of the most bitter
in British history. The Labor gov-
ernment will campaign on its re-
cord of social security and nation-
alization of industry. The Conser-
vatives will attack S o c i a 1 i st
"waste" and call for a return to
"waste Sp s k2 earse y-y F1
The last general election was
held July 5, liMS. after the var
was finished in Europe hut before
Japan surendered. The Labor par-
ty won an overwhelming landslide
victory which surprised Labor
party leaders as much as anyone
A British general elction rolls
for selection of an entirely new
House of Commons. Because of
reorganization of constituencies,
there will be election contests thi*
time for 6iJfi seats in Parliament
compared to 640 in the 11)45 elec-
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