A Jntm , T04I PAGE 8TT THE NTWS AND THE HERALD. KLAMATH FALLS. OREGON U.S. CONFUSED I N SO AXIS N SOUTH Br TTTR EDSON WASHINGTON, June 4. The "policy of confusion" which seems to have characterized moves to active the problem of German and Italian airlines In South America will in all prob ability be continued until the department of commerce, the federal loan agency, and the Rockefeller office for the co ordination of commercial and cultural relations between the American Republics all of which center around the Hon. Jesse Jones can decide exactly what they'll do. The confusion began when Loan Administrator Jones let allp a remark that he might want to establish a government air line between the Americas. That was followed by surmises that maybe the United Sates gov ernment would want to take ever, own and control certain airlines in South and Central America. These remarks could not have had a more unfortunate effect. It made the South Americans ore because they figured this was Just more Yankee imperial. ism, instead of good neighbor cooperation. It upset the airlines In the United States because it was another threat of govern ment competition with the priv ate airlines. And In some quar ters It was interpreted as an ad ministration slap at congress. Too Much Talk About Talk Instead of clarifying this mesa, however. Secretary of Com merce Jones took the position that tinea it was already confus ed badly enough by too much talk, more talk wouldn't help, as the agencies concerned didn't know exactly what they would do. Therefore things would have to stay confused till they found out. This deliberate distortion of tha remedy only brings into harper relief the definite symptoms of what alls the South American aviation setup. Of the 44 commercial airlines operating in South America over 97,000 route miles, 13 are American, 30 are local and nine are operat ed by German and Italian sub sidies. Furthermore, on the 20 lines operated by South Ameri can companies or republics them selves, German and Italian equipment predominates and it la operated by German and Ital ian pilots. It is the liquidation of this axis control that the United States is most interested in as a measure of hemisphere defense. Cash Might Clear It Up Solution of this problem will In all probability not come from starting any U. S. government operated airlines in competition with private companies now op crating from the U. S. to South America or within the Latin American republics. Instead, the play will help the South Ameri can republics finance purchase of axis-controlled airlines. Due Spring Arrives for th Folic Department r iimr J P: ri i -1 ft i ri i i i l " .? Sr. l 3 O O O O - O O u " CD S;MA'U- Camart. Resplendent In their new summer shirts of powder blue with navy blue trim, members of the city police department and a group of junior police pose in front of the city hall. All members ei the department are not present. Lett to right, front row. Bob Mocabee. Jack Eittreim, Bobby Steinseiier. Sheriff Lloyd L. Low, Chief of Police Frank Hum. Norman Knloht. Hans Ten. neios. and Donald Eittreim. Second row. BUI Wilson. Donald Davis. Jack Llnkenbach. Assistant Chief Earl HeuveL Frank Blackmer. Bill Meade and John Foster. Third row. Glens Proctor. Donald Erickson. Esrl Kennerly. Hal Eittreim. Clifford Mil horn. Scott Reed and Stubby Ringstead. Fourth row, Walter Bethune, Howard Ball. Odell Olson. Clay Sample. Jack Breedlove. Syd Herbert, Jack Lawson and Gene Peyton. Back row. Officers Bob Elder. Archie Huff. Al Kennerly and Orrllle Hamilton. to the pressure for military fly- lug equipment. South America got only 1.3 per cent ot U. S plane output in 1940, and that must be increased. The fact is that some time be fore the Jones departments of the government took this project under wing, the Rockefeller of fice had been working on it Some of the bright young men of that office with a knowledge of investment hanking, aviation and South America had been as signed to the Job. They will now probably be taken over by the RFC and gradually work out the program of eliminating the axis finger-tip hold on the tail of South American aviation. Irving H. Taylor, manager of trade development for the aeronautical chamber of com merce of America, has estimated that there are today about 140 transport planes below the Rio Grande, SS of which are of Eur opean origin. To replace these planes with American equip ment TvilL he believes, require an initial outlay of nearly $10 million, while the ultimate out lay to completely Americanize the air over the westren hemis phere, will require an eventual sum of perhaps $100 million, ad ministered on the same basis that the lease-lend program is admin istered for aid to Britain. Such a program would insure that the feeder lines operating within the 20 American repub lics would be under domestic, South American control, and furthermore, as aviation devel- Two War Aces Among RAF Pilots Recently at Tacoma TACOMA, June 4 Among the 40-odd British pilots who visited this city to ferry Boeing four-motored bombers from McChord field to England were two famous war aces, each of whom had shot down IS or more German planes. Now that the ferrying proced ure is completed, or ceased tem porarily, at McChord, air corps officials have revealed that Spencer Ring of the Royal Can adian air force and Tom Purdy, royal air force, were included in the number of pilots lodged in a local hotel here a month ago. . Ring shot down most of his planes over Dunkerque. He re ceived the distinguished flying cross from King George early this spring. Purdy was well i over the 15-plane mark, having brought down a number of Mes-' serschmitts in England and over i Norway. Cameras are Installed ' in all fighter planes, they dis closed, automatically photo- graphing the destruction of ! enemy planes. Purdy, who was also award ed the distinguished flying cross, made aviation nistory in the Pa cific Northwest. He arose one morning at 4 a. m. to fly a Boeing comber to San Diego. There he turned tail and flew back to McChord. After eating lunch, he again made the round trip to San Diego and back. "I wanted to see how these big busses stand up for a long flight," he said, "and I certainly learned they're all right." Pilot Purdy had a son born to him In England while here. He said he would name the child "Tacoma" if his wife would agree when he returned to Eng land. There are no English pilots in Tacoma now, McChord officials say. There is no escaping our des tiny. Either we shall lead, and lead Into paths that we have found worth while, or we shall fall and sink into oblivion be cause we were not equal to our destiny. Commander Robert C. Lee, Moore-McCormick Lines. Texos Students Visit Klamath, Go To Crater Lake Seventeen high school stud ents from Balmorhea, Tex., paid Klamath Falls a visit Monday land went to Crater lake Tues day. They are traveling ty bus on a trip financed by their own earnings. With them are Sup erintendent and Mrs. M. H. Greenwood of Balmorhea high school district, and Bus Driver and Mrs. W. C. Kountz. Youngsters in the party were Merle Glass, Delton and Betty Seward, Ray and Ann Pritchett, Frank Davis, Fanny Lou King ston, Bill Bates, Nola Rae Stock ton, Ruth Bayless, Ruth George, Ruth Marcy, Clemence Pittman, Cletus Grady, Taylor Hogan and Viola McCarty. PLANE MOTOR OUTPUT ILL DOUBLE ZIS oped In these countries, it would I m going to do it the hard provide an outlet for post-war way, which Is the democratic production of U. S. airplane way. Treasury secretary Mor- manufacturers. Igenthau on defense bond sales. When the war Is over and we breathe freely again we shall begin to build a fairer Britain. Arthur Greenwood, British cab inet minister. FALSE TEETH PIT LIKC MIWI Drrrrer-Exe. rt new Icutbtoa plastic Bukcs loose platee it comforublf for weeks. Sttm pwdir- m4 m psitt. Economical. ThotueiKle of eeris tied ttsers. Gel iu ha of Detuur-Exe ttxUr I Haaclriie tube tf New I tree lite 914 HARTFORD, Conn., June 4 (UP) Given adequate material, the American airplane engine industry will double Germany's estimated current production within 1 months, F. B. Rents chler, Pratt and Whitney chair man, told correspondents who toured the company's plant Tues day. Rentschler said Germany la believed to be producing 3.000, 000 to 4,000.000 horsepower of engines monthly for combat planes. This number would power about 2000 planes. Pratt and Whitney's current production la about 1,400,000 horsepower per month and be fore this year is out will reach 1.000.000 horsepower with the completion of a big plant addi tion. This la an average of 1400 and 2000 engines monthly. Curtis Wright is producing ap proximately at the same rate. The Ford, Buick and Chevrolet companies, making Pratt and Whitney engines under license, are expected to produce between them about 2.500,000 horsepow er per month by early next year. The Allison plant of General Motors at Indianapolis will bring the American grand total engine production to approximately 10. 000,000 horsepower per month by next May, Rentschler said. President E. E. Wilson of Pratt and Whitney said the company waa abreast of schedule on com bat plane motors of 1200 and 2000 horsepower each, and was 1000 engines ahead of schedule on 400 and 800 horsepower motors for training planes. About SO per rent of the parts for Pratt and Whitney's engines all air-cooled are produced by sub-contractors located most ly In New England. Rentschler said his company and the Wright people together would produce during the fiscal years 1941-1942 80.000 to 80.000 air-cooled engines. These engines will average 1000 or more horse power. They will power approximate ly 20,uu0 planes, when multiple englned craft and replacement engines are considered. It will be a long time after peace is restored before profit able markets can be re-established on the European contin ent. Frederick E. Hasler. pres ident, Pan-American Society. 200 Organizations Indicted for Price Fixing in Foods SAN FRANCISCO. June S W Nearly 200 organisations and persons In six Industries were accused today of fixing I"1"" and of other monopolistic prac tices. In the greatest mass of In dictments ever returned hy a special federal grand Jury hero. Five food Industry groups ami one so-called nations! defense in dustry were Indicted. Those charged Included 14 Industrial associations, 89 corporations and partnerships, and 01 officers and directors. Ball of the Individuals were set at $1000 each. In the food Industry Indict ments were returned against fruit and vegetable dinners, dried fruit packers, evaporated milk companies, the rice In. I dustry, and tha sardine Industry, The defense group Involved the manufacture and sale of bat. trry seiaratnra, wooden parti. I Ions between battery cells used In automobiles, airplanes, tanks and submarines. M. 8. Huber. man. In charge of anil-trust pro, rrutlnn here, said this monopoly was nationwide. Yea, It la a bit better (In Italyl In (lermany they had Illusions nmi lust than). Here we had ne Illusions llenrdetlo Croce, ItaU Inn historian, In a reported Intes. view In Naples. Investigate the libels, untruths, and general isolations which make otherwise fine Amerlt-an homes the breeding grounds of intolerance. Dr. E. R. Clinch,, director. National Conference of Christians and Jews. Special Shoe Demonstration w La ttha 1. 1. Stewart Mr. Iral I. Stewart Factory Representative for Cantilever and Ground Gripper Shoes , , . will be In our store for consultation ond showing the complete line of Orthopedic and Dress Footwear, Including styles for fall. Mr. Stewart will Orthogroph your feet, and onalyie your shoe problems. 2 Days Only - Fri. and Sal, June 6-7 Chet Smith Invites You To See The 600 Pairs of Shoes that Mr. Stewart will bring with him and have for sale during this two - day demonstration. e.,w. 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