The Mexia Daily News from Mexia, Texas on October 10, 1947 · Page 1
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Mexia, Texas
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Friday, October 10, 1947
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- ~ 1 Attend the Fiesta de Mem Oct. 29, 30, 31, Nov. 1 Little Salesmen! — They are NEWS Want Ads. They catch the public in a resceptive mood, and results follow. Use them to buy or to sell! Phone 491. —SERVING THE PEOPLE OF THE BI-STONE EMPIRE— TEXAS WEATHER East Texas — Partly cloudy tonight and Saturday. No important change in temperature. VOLUME XLLX UNITED PRESS FULL LEASED WIRE SERVICE MEXIA. TEXAS. FRIDAY. OCTOBER 10. 1947 MEA COMPLETE FEATURE SERVICE NUMBER 238 First Ove«seias World SWiaF II Dead Arrive at Siato Francisco Today 2 School District Protests Set for Monday by Board Woods Charged with Playing Politics in Teacher Pay Scale AUSTIN, Oct. 10 (UP) — Two protests were ready today to be placed before the State Board of Education Monday on the question of equal pay for white and Negro teachers. The Goose Creek and Texarkana school districts, whose pay scales were rejected by Dr. L. A. Woods, State Superintendent of Public Instruction, because he said there was discrimination in teacher pay between the two •races, have filed appeals with the board. Charges that Dr. Woods "made his ruling and statements about our schedule for political purposes alone and not on the basis of 'social justice," were made by George H. Gentry, Goose Creek Superintendent in his protest. H. W. Stilwell, Texarkana Superintendent, declared that with' equal payment to Negro teachers they would be targets for ill will from the tax-paying public which "would be so great as to have pretty bad effect upon the school system. Dr. Woods' interpretation of the $2,000 minimum salary law as requiring equal payment regardless of race, protested at the board's September meeting, has been upheld by an Attorney Central's ruling. The opinion also upheld the constitutionality of loss of accreditation contained in the act as a penalty for failure to pay on equal schedules. Twenty-three independent school districts out of 356 still do not have approval of their salary schedules under the law passed by the 50th Legislature. Steamers Collide COPENHAGEN ,Oct. 10 (UP) —The 1,775 ton Danish steamer Hammershus collided with the Finnish steamer Petsamo in a dense fog early today, but the Hammershus, though damaged, probably will be able to reach Copenhagen. SELECTED STOCKS American Airlines 9 Vs. AT&T 156M-. Anaconda 35. Chrysler 62. Comw.& Sou 3Va. Gen Motor 58%. Penney J C 42%. Phelps Dodge 42 7 / 8 . Pure Oil 25%. Sears Roebuck 36 V*. Sinclair Oil 15%. Sun Ray Oil 11% Tex Pac Co & Oil 38% US Steel 72% CURBS Humble Oil 68% , • Lone Star Gas 19% MARKETS *AT A GLANCE Stocks firm in quiet trading. Bonds, .irregular. U. S. governments did not. trade. • ••• Curb stocks higher;; Chicago • stocks . irregularly higher. , : .-•--,. Silver unchanged in New fYock at 71% cents a fine ounce.; ': Cotton futures lower. . - \ ; .Grains in Chicago: wheat, corn) oats and barley futures irregular. HI NABOR £ A judge says if men would slap their wives now and then, there'd be less divorces. Maybe so , but there'd be more funerals. Sun-Times Syndicate Funeral Ship Reaches Port At Noon Friday Wilbur H. Bailey, Of Fairfield is Listed Among Dead SAN FRANCISCO, Oc.t. 10 (UP) — The first American World W-ir II dead, taken from military graves on .battle-torn Pacific isles, came home today. The dirge-like booming of a distant cannon echoed over San Francisco's hills as the transport Honda Knot slipped quietly through the Golden Gate shortly before noon and came to anchor off the North Shore. In her hold were more than 3,000 brown steel caskets bearing the bodies of fighting men — mostly those who were the first to die at Pearl Harbor. Following is the list of the war dead of this Central Texas area on the funeral ship, Honda Knot. Following each name the "next- of-kin" is listed. Sl/c Wilbur H. Bailey. USN. John E. Bailey, Fairfield. Sgt. Joe B. Chastian. USA. Mrs. S. E. Chastian. Rte. 6. Waco. STM2/C Arthur C. Evans, USN Mrs. Ella Jones. Bryan. 2nd Lt. Leslie E. Garrison, ACUSA. Mrs. Mae Garrison. Elkhart. Cpl. Jack V. Gulledge. ACUSA, Mrs. Hose M. Gulledge, 211 Maple Ave., Waco. > Cpl. Odie M. Pritcheti, USA. Ocie E. Pritcheti, 725 W. 8th, Corsicana. Pfc. James C. Harris, USMC, John C. Harris, Streetman. AMM2/C Billy B. Herrin. USN. Mr. Lafayette M. Herrin. Hillsboro. Pvt. Eugene Lollar. USA, Koll W. Lollar, Rt. 1. Buffalo. Lt. (jg) Harry I. Myers, USN, Harry I. Myers, 509 Michaux Ave.. Palestine. Lt. (jg) Roland F. Travis. USNR, Dr. Roland T. Travis, Jacksonville. LUCKY PASSENGERS—Lucky passengers congratulate each other on their narrow escape when an Airliner in which they were riding tried to cut a few acrobatics over the .pity of El Paso, Texas. All 48 passengers were*thrown to the ceiling when the plane flew upside dowri'for a few moments. From left to right are: Herbert Schreiber, his 20-months-old son Kenny; S/SC James A. Magee, 27, Boston; .Robert L. Halvorsen, S/SC, 19, San Diego; M. -Kent Goodwin, 35, Los.Angeles; Mrs. W. E, Dalton, 30, Washington, D. C.; Krienheild Wallensteiner, 20, Moscow, Russia; Mrs.'W. J. Arsenault, 22, San Diego, and her children, Warren Joseph, Jr., 1, and Sandra Leigh, 3; Ima Portis, 47, San Diego; W. R. Rutland, 40, Corpus Christi, Texas; Lt-W. M. McCarson, ;26, Atlanta, Georgia, and Clint Umphrees, 37, of Los Angeles. (NBA Telephoto.) • Nation's Grain - Conserving Drive Gets Boost As Corn Crop Estimate Increased They were the vanguard of a solemn procession, destined to last more than two years as the bodies of 228,000 men who died in action are returned from temporary graves in Pacific and European battlefields. It was the fourth time in history the nation has moved war dead from battlefields to home cemeteries. Similar repatriation operations followed the Civil War, the Spanish-American War and World War I. Art aerial honor guard of Army, Navy and Marine Corps fighter planes droned overhead, as the Honda -Knot moved into San Francisco Bay flanked by a Coast Guard Cutter, two Navy destroyers and an Army tug. The strains of Verdi's "Requi- rem," sung by 100 voices, drifted out over the water and the transport weighed Anchor to move across the Bay to San Francisco port of embarkation "dock where the caskets will be removed and sent on their way to homes throughout the United States. 1 Six of the flag-draped caskets will be taken to the rotunda of the San Francisco City Hall to lie in'state throughout tomorrow, they will symbolize the heroes, of the five services and the civilian,] 'casualties pf the war. Though' it is by far the largest, this operation is riot the first of its kind in the nation's history.) Simila'r operations followed the Civil' War, the Spanish-American War and World War I. ssss^s Late Bulletin MIAMI, Fla., Oct. 10—(UP)—The Miami weather bureau warned today that a tropical storm in the Caribbean had'built up to dangerous force and may strike Cuba with winds of hurricane force during the night. Mexia-Franklin Tickets Coach Carroll Wood said today that those who want referred seats for the Mexia- Franklin gam* had,better purchase the tickets now. The 198 reserved seat tickets that were sent to Franklin hare already been sold and the Franklin coach has asked for another section of reserved seat tickets. The Mexia-Franklin game will be held on the night of October 31. The Queen for the "Fiesta de Mexia" Celebration will be named on that night at the stadium during half-time. Coach Wood pointed out that all the seats in the main stands will be reserved on that night if necessary to meet the demand. Chilean Expulsion Of Yugoslavians May Be Hard On Commies Speculation In Chile That Party May Be Outlawed BUENOS AIRES, Oct. 10 — (UP)—Argentine government circles speculated today that the expulsion of two Yugoslav diplomats from Chile might bring down strong measures upon the heads of Communists from governments throughout South America. Franjo Pirc, the Yugoslav minister here, said there was no truth in the Chilean charge that the two diplomats—Andres Cunja and Dalibor Jakasa—promoted a coal miners' strike in- Chile as part of a continent-wide Communist effort to strike at the United States. : The 'Argentine Labor Confederation 'endorsed the'expulsion of the, Yugoslavs' and" warhe'd • its j members 1 to' purge their'ranks of Communists -and -protect themselves from \vould-fbe destroyers" Df "family,'society' and country." ' The Communist-'party:'of Argentina 1 demanded 1 that " Chile back up its charges and'blamcd it all on "Yankee imperialism." There was lively speculation in Chile that the government might outlaw the Communist party. Agriculture Dept. Ups Prediction by 54 Million Bushels (UP)—The nation's food-saving and grain - Conserving drive for Europe got a big boost today when the Agriculture Department estimated the critical corn crop at 2,458,674,000 bushels, an increase of about 54,000,000 over last month. Simultaneously the department revised downward its estimate of the wheat crop — already a record-breaker—to 1,406,761,000 bushels, a decrease of about 2,000,000 bushels below last month. The report was based on Oct. 1 crop conditions. The Sept. 1 corn crop prediction was 2,403,913,000 bushels. Last year's record corn crop was 3,287,000,000 bushels. The increased corn crop will' ease the world grain shortage to j some extent. Agriculture officials estimate that the corn crop must hit 2,800,000,000 bushels to meet the nation's minimum feed and food requirements. The closer the corn crop comes to that goal, the less wheat and other food grains will farmers have to feed livestock. rectify a blow his words at a Chicago news conference had given to. the meatless^ eggless and poul- tryless days. He said he agreed completely with President Truman and the citizens food committee that the days were of "vital importance" to the grain-saving drive. Yesterday he said' the days were' of "little impdrtance" in themselves, but served as reminders of needy Europe. He claimed those words taken "out of context" did not reflect the spirit of his remarks. 2. The "do-without" days apparently still had not caught the public's cooperation. Reports from throughout the country said the plan encountered spotty support. HOUSTON, Tex., Oct. 10 (UP)—The Houston Restaurant Association drafted tentative plans today to make President Truman's food conservation plan a success after State Association directives are clarified. "The Jocal group will follow the recommendations made in Austin yesterday by the State Restaurant Association, but the recommendations need some explaining." said A. B. Gibson, a state director. The department estimated winter wheat production at 1, 095,648>000 bushels; Spring wheat .production, will be about 311,113,000 bushels.: . • •• Blames Local Boards WASHINGTON, Oct. 10 (UP) —Housing Expediter Frank Creedon dumped main responsibility for continued rent ceilings on local boards today amid rising protests from union and consumer sources. While American distillers and brewers are considering . ways and means of saving grain to ship to hard-pressed countries abroad, business appears to be about as usual 'among the whisky and' beer makers of western Europe. A survey of five countries showed today that Scotch distillers got an increased barley allotment last summer and are hoping for a continued high allotment. The favorable corn crop report was made amid these food developments: 1. Secretary of Agriculture Clinton P. Anderson sought to Names Marcantonio, Pepper, Wallace Commies' 'Playmates' SALT LAKE CITY, Oct. 10 — (UP) — United States citizens would now' be dodging atom bombs had the late President Roosevelt died while Henry Wallace was' still Vice President, National Republican Chairman Carroll Reece charged today. In a speech prepared for delivery to the Western States Republican Conference, Reece declared that had Mr. Roosevelt died "a few months earlier, it is highly improbable that we would be here making plans for the next or any other election." "Instead we might well be dodging atom bombs from Maine to California," he said. Reece assailed Wallace, whom he said still held high rank in the Democratic Party, as ( being more than merely a "well-meaning but misguided man. The company he keeps makes that impossible." •• .". :•• •• • Reece • devoted- most-.-of-.-iuV speech to a discussion' of • Communists in this country, and to; their "playmates." In this, category, besides •Wallace,, he, includ-i ed Sen. Claude,.Pepper, p., ..Fla<, and Rep. ,• Vito Marcantonio,;,.A, L. F./N.iiY-..., ,---.>'::; ,; ,.--. :. Limestone County Men Receive Regular Army Commissions ". The Department of Army and Air Force announced today that 1st. Lt. William W. Dominy, Jr., of Thornton has been tendered a regular Army commission in the Army Air Corps. Capt. Francis H. Wilson, Jr., of Groesbeck has been tendered a regular Army commission in the Ordnance Branch of the Army, Palestine Question Russia Launches Ail-Out Attack on U. S. Japan Policy Charges War Potential Is Being Rebuilt LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., Oct. 10 (UP)—Russia today launched an all-out attack in the'United Nations on U. S. policy in Japan, charging that "reactionary forces are feverishly working on the restoration of the industrial power of Japan." The attack was delivered in the UN General Assehbly's economic cominittee/oy Soviet delegate A. A. Arutiunian who charged that in Asia the United States is working to rebuild Japan's war potential while in Europe American policy seeks to build up Germany. "For this purpose," he charged, "the theory is invented that, unless Japan's, economy ia restored, the war-stricken countries of Asia and the Far East cannot be restored. , "This is the pretext under which the war-industrial potential of Japanese imperalism is being revived." "In Asia the same thing is happening as in Europe,.where in accordance. with^the Marshall plan they want to restore 'the war-industrial potential of Germany id the Rhur." The Soviet spokesman charged that the American far eastern policy would lead to "the restoration of the economic basis of imperalism in the Far East under American direction." Roger Mills, Native Of Groesbeck Dies At Kerrville Thurs. Groesbeck, Oct. 10 — Roger Q. Mills, son of Mrs. Alf Mills of Groesbeck, died at Kerrville Thursday afternoon at 4 o'clock. Mills was born in Groesbeck, fifty years ago last June 29. His father, the late Alf Mills was county clerk of this county from 1902 to 1906, his death occurring in 1933. Mills was a veteran of World War I. He had been an inmate of the veteran hospital in Kerrville and Waco for many years. He is survived by his wife, two sons, Henry in the U. S. Army and Thomas Edward, age 12, two sisters, Mrs. Starley Parker of Groesbeck and Mrs. J. L. Walker of Dallas. Miss Nannie Jackson and Miss Ollie Jackson were his aunts and Robin Henderson and Troy Jackson were first cousins. Burial was in Kerrville. Committees Named For PTA Carnival C. S. Hereford, General Chairman of the PTA Carnival which will be held during the "Fiesta de Mexia" Celebration, has announced the following chahjnen and committees, for the staging carnival: G, ,W..Perkins, Finance Chairman; Publicity, Mrs. Blake Smith, Jr.; Midway, PTA;. Cake-, walk, Band Parents; .Auction Sale, PTA; Concessions, Rotary Club; Bingo, rLions Club; Ducking Stool, Junior Chamber of Commerce; Raffle of turkey and gun, Mrs.'Blake Smith, Jr., and Prizes for Concessions, Miss Julia Kauhl. Camp Chairs Needed Charlie .DuBose, President of the Centrai Texas Fox Hunters Association, today made an appeal to all Mexia citizens to give the Association the use of any camp seats that they may have, to be .used during the four days of the fox hunt which will start Monday, Oct. 13. Expect U. 5. to Give Mild Support of UN's Plan of Creating Jewish State Queen Nominee CeLindia Webb CeLindia Webb is a nominee for the "Fiesta de Mexia" celebration from the Senior class of Mexia High School. CeLindia, who is eighteen years old, is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Taylor of Mexia. She was born in Mexia on July 26, 1929. CeLindia says she has no hobby in particular but when it comes to sports she loves them all, especially swimming and tennis. " ' . She is engage* in many activities at'Mexia High' School She is a: yell leader, secretary to Mr. Wood, editor of the -annual, vice- president of the H. E. Club and a member of the Press Club. When she graduates from high school CeLindia plans to attend a business school. Expect Resignation Of Pat Neff at Baylor Trustee Meet Waco, Tex., Oct. 10 (UP)— The News-Tribune said today .It had learned from three, reliable sources that ex-Gov. Pat Neff would submit his resignation as president of Baylor • University during the day. Baylor trustees were to meet at 10 a.m. Friday, -to discuss a proposed gift "to the university and it appeared possible that they might receive Neff's resignation at that time. The News-Tribune said that, neither Neff nor the trustees had made any official statement about the reported resigr nation. Orville Wright In Serious Slate After Fall Friday DAYTON, O., Oct. 10 (UP) — Orville Wright, who with his brother Wilbur, invented the airplane, suffered a "dizzy spell" on the steps of' the National Cash Register Co.; off ices' here today' and was taken to Miami Valley hospital. . , The 76-year-old inventor was accompanied to the hospital by, Col. E. A^P.eeds,, Chairman of t|ie ^oard of Natjoriai Cash Register,, who said Wright regained consciousness en route, joked about it, and asked to be taken home. Observers at the hospital said Wright appeared to be in a semiconscious condition. His face was bruised when he fell on the steps. A physician described'his condition as serious, and ordered an oxygen tent brought to the roonj. His older brother, Wilbur, died in 1912, nine years after the pair made the first successful heavier-' than-air flight at Kitty Hawk, N. C. Troops Not Massed For Aggression Says Lebanese Spokesman LAKE SUCCESS, N. Y., Oct. 10—(UP)—The United States announced today amid reports of the mobilization of Arab armies that it would break its long, silence and declare its stand tomorrow on the question of partitioning Palestine into Arab and Jewish States. The long-awaited American policy statement—probably the key to whether there will be a Jewish, State in the Holy Land—will be delivered lo the United Nations General Assembly's Palestine committee by Herschel V. John- BEIRUT. Oct. 10 (UP)— Government sources said tonight that 25.000 Syrian and Lebanese troops were massed along the Palestine border, and would go into action if the Jews tried to seije Palestine by force after the British withdraw. A Lebanese government spokesman emphasised that the troop massing in the Border area zronting Palestine ,;was not-prompted by "ag-" gressive" intention*. The 10,- ' 000 Syrian and 15.000 Lebanese ' soldiers will strike only if the Jews move to take over Palestine, the official source said. The statement clarified a maze of reports that troops of five Arab countries were marching on Palestine, ready to invade in case of friction between Arab* and Jews in that country. son, one of the chief U. ' S. delegates. Secretary of State Geprge C. Marshall, who 'has ihesifated- 'for • • weeks about the stand this country will take, will not appear before the 57-nation committee to deliver his decision-in person. The American policy has been kept highly secret but there have been several reliable signs that Marshall has decided to give mild support to the proposed partition, of the land into Arab and Jewish states. It was likely, however, that the United* States would hedge at this time on the most important single aspect of .partition — how to enforce it in the face of threats by the Arabs to fight to the death against a Jewish homeland in the Middle East. The United States decision to speak up ended the days-old attempt by American'and Russian delegations to outsit each other in the Palestine debate. Soviet officials were considered likely to show their hand in the 57-nation committee soon after Johnson re- v,eals this country's stand. :So far, Marshall has confirmed' himself to ; saying that the United States gives "great weight" to the, proposal of the United Nation, special Palestine commission that the Holy Land be partition-' V" ••••'•"• ••'•- --• ••• ' ' •' "••• The, announcement that Johnson would address the Palestine committee followed the disclosure that a group which represents, the Jewish underground on this side of the Atlantic had asked the Security Council to block the massing of Arab troops along Palestine's frontier; The Palestine resistance committee, in telegrams to Marshall and delegates of the 10 other nations on the Security Council, said UN action was imperative to put down an "impending Arab invasion, of Palestine.

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