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THURSDAY. JAN. 29. 1948 THE MEXIA (TEXAS) WEEKLY HERALD Westminster Second Semester Opens on Wednesday, Feb. 4 ' t ', '• Registration for the second semester of study at Westminster College of Southwestern University, Tehuacana, Texas, will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 4, with classes beginning on Thursday, Feb. 5, according to ah announcement from W. D. Blunk, dean of the college. A large increase in enrollment is expected with an encouraging number already on hand. Westminster College' is how enjoying the largest enrollment in many years with 135 students enrolled for the fall term. Enrollment figures lor the spring term will doubtlessly exceed 150. The list of new students enrolling at midterm is made up of students who i.ave just finished high school, veterans, and a large number of transfers from other colleges and universities. A wide range, of fully accredited courses will be offered during the spring term. Dean Blunk also announces that students of voice and piano may dnroll at ipid-term for the spring semester. New Pickup Service—For Humans Former Mexia Peace Officer Dies in Dallas DALLAS, Tex., Jan. 27 CUP)— J. P. (Pat) Richards, colprful former peace officer in Dallas and Mexia anil more recently g Dallas real estate man, was buried in Dallas Wednesday. Richards, 62, died at his home Monday. He had served as Deputy Sheriff of Limestone and Dallas Counties, was a special agent for the Southern Pacific Railroad, Chief ,of Police at Mexia and Mart and a Deputy United States Marshal in Dallas. Richards and a fellow deputy once talked a mob out of hanging a young farmhand accused of attacking two girls in Pallas County. Doilinger to Speak On Retail Trade At Friday Luncheon H. J. Bellinger of the United States Chamber of Commerce, who is to be the principal speaker at a luncheon Friday, informed the local Chamber offices that his subject will be "Retail Trade Promotion." Apparently Mr. Dplling- er has heard of the very successful bi-monthly Merchants Meetings held here and felt that the interest displayed was unusual. Jimmie Blair, in charge of the arrangements for the Friday Luncheon, said that the advance sale of tickets for the affair was not as large as expected. He pointed out that the cprnrnit- teemen, C. R. Noles, Harold Nussbaum, Ralph Jones, W. W. Barnett and M. W. Anderson were not contacting individual merchants to sell the tickets. Tickets can be obtained from the J. & V. Cafe and the Chamber of Commerce office as well as from any of Blair's committee. C. L. Clark, President of the Chamber of Commerce stated that Mr. Doilinger was well qualified to speak on "Retail Trade Promotion" and .that every Mexia business man should make ' a special effort to attend the luncheon Friday noon at the J. & V. Caie. Testing a new human pickup in Pittsburgh, Pa., daredevil Bernie Cain is whisked through the air and pulled into the plane. Cain, wearing a special harness, sat on the ground until the plane trailing a long rope, with hook at the end, swooped down and yanked 1 him into the air. 3,320 Poll Taxes Paid in Limestone County Thru Monday There had been 3,320 poll tax recipts issued for 1948 up to Monday, January 26, according to information received from Henry Jackson, Limestone County Tax Assessor-Collector. The population of Limestone County, according to the 1940 census figures, was 33,781. Returns to Texas U For Baseball Lessons Grady Hatton, former University of Texas baseball sensation, and now a Cincinnati Reds hotshot, is back on the Longhorn campus. He's taking lessons on how to be a big league outfielder from Coach Bibb Falk. Hatton came to the right man. Falk, whose Lpnghorns were undefeated" in their conquest of Southwest Conference diamonds last summer, was a gardener for eight seasons himself. Val Horn Named Head of Mexia Retail Credit A meeting of the Retail Merchants Association was held on Wednesday to elect a new president in the place of Leonard Tidwell, who resigned. Val Horn was elected president of the Association and J. M. Eller, Gene Sinclair and Marvin Rogers were re-elected as directors. Elected to fill ' unexpired terms were the following directors: R L. Norris, Fred Marberry and John Gafford. Miss Melba Petiy was re-elect ed secretary-treasurer. ttiu- H/ yimr liiKKfl nHHifjr-'itiini; opjxirfuni- tin H/ tin- year! ttrtt raffle* •••r/y «/ cuurnr! I7ART IWIfUIS For Men.... $2.00 Flannel ROBES SWEATERS For 60$,,,$: Boys'JACKETS 4 only • • • • $5. Boys' House SHOES 6 Pair <»ily. leather Sol* One Group ' SWEATERS . „ $1 Ladies' Wool J JACKET! —.. - |S Girls'CO ATS Only 4-JU1 Wool Sizes § and 10 $5.00 DRESSES Lodi**-Alj$jz*< Jersey Print* Whil» jlQQ Lost 4' Men's COTTON FUNNEL 1 00 's Corduroy PANTS Special Close Our 2 °° Lpdies' Cotton Flannel PAJAMAS Close but 1 50 Girls Flannel PAJAMAS 00 1 DRESSES For Women One 000 Group «M In Gabardines and Spun Rayons Ladies' SUCKS 000 Close Out Ladies' Dress Shoes One Group 2 00 Infants DRESSES Corduroy.. $2. COAT & CAP SET Infants.... $5.00 Ladies' Black Potent DRESS SHOES An. Extra Special 3 License Plates Available for County on Feb. 1 Henry Jackson, Tax Assessor- Collector of Limestone County, reported today that the Texas Highway Department had notified him that the 1948 license plates will "oe^ available by February 1, and can be placed on vehicles any time after that date. 1348 plates for Limestone County will be CM 900 to 559fl. Jackson reported that there were 6338 cars, trucks and other vehicles registered in this county in 1947. March of Dimes Drive in Mexia On January 31 Louis Simpson, Chairman of the Limestone County March of Dimes program, announces that a drive will be held in Mexia on Saturday, January 31. The Las Amigas Club will be in charge of the local drive for the third straight year. They will collect funds for the drive all during that day. Plans for the other towns of the county will be given during i the next few days. On Federal Reserve Board Deplored WASHINGTON, Jan. 28 (UP)— Chairman Charles W. Tobey of the "Senate Banking Committee today said "I deplore" President Truman's decision against reap- poiriting Marriner S. Eccles as Federal Reserve Chairman. le Distinguished Service Award to Ralph Bur- Ui ^ c c.w^~, ,n the form of a gold key, was given to Bur- young man of the community for. 1947. In presenting, tlie award i-ocne 1010. 01 «e uu lS u U «u, 8 work that Burford had done in the. musK: department, of /the Mexia school and especially commended him for his work in organizing the Mexia High Choral Club, one of the outstanding singing groups of this area. Others in the picture, taken w< night at the J. and V. Cafe, are Mrs. Herman Focke and Mrs. Ralph Burfprd The Jaycees and wives attended the Wednesday night banquet. Following the program dancing was enjoyed by the group. Episcopal Diocese To Meet in Houston For 100th Council AUSTIN, Tex., Jan. 28 (UP)— St. Marks Episcopal Church in West University Place, Houston, will be the scene of the 100th annual Council of the Episcopal Diocese of Texas next year. The centennial meeting will be held next January. The invitation to meet in Houston was extended during the closing session of the 99th Annual Council in St. David's Church in Austin yesterday. ' The co'iiricil also designated Christ Episcopal Church in Hous- ton as the official Diocesan Cathedral. The church will be the official headquarters for Bishop Clinton S. Quin. 21 Lettermen to Return to NTSC North Texas State will have ! 21 of last season's 26 lettermen 1 returning to defend the Eagles' Lone Star Conference Championship. The five lost by North Texas are Fred McCain, first string quarterback for three years: Bill Oglesby, end; Jim Cooper: all-conference center the last two seasons; Felton Whitlow, all-conference tackle who made the first little All-America team last fall; and Harold Bartlett, (halfback on NTSC's two confer! ence champion bowl teams and leading ground-gainer for the Eagles in 1946. Two-Thirds Vote Must Favor Bonds For Pasadena Tunnel HOUSTON, Jan. 28 (UP) — Two-thirds of the voters must favor the special eleoticn on $3,000,000 in bonds rjr Uie Pasadena Tunnel and highway right of way projects or the entire issue will fail, County Auditor H. L. Washburn said today. If the voters approve the bond issues, the projected tunnel under the Houston Ship -Channel ; at Pasadena would receive $2,500,000 to add to the $5,012,000 already on hand. Washburn said the state and federal government pledges .to build the proposed ' Spillman Island Tunnel were contingent on Harris County building the Pasadena tunnel. ; "One ferry or three ferry routes are all the same to the federal government," Washburn explained. "The government doesn't want ferries crossing the sh.ip channel, and it is. willing to put up about $6,000,000 of the $8,000,000 needed for the Spillman Island tunnel." WASHINGTON. Jan. 28 (UP)—Marriner Eccles said today he" has "no reason to _ believe" that Treasury Secre.- <^> tary John W. Snyder, had anything to do with his replacement as chairman of the Federal Reserve Board. "I propose to find out" why the president is dropping Eccles from the chairmanship in favor of a Republican, Thomas B. McCabe, Tobey said. Eccles—a new dealer by conservative banking standards—will stay on as .vice chairman of the reserve board. Tobey's statement came suddenly during a price control hearing while Seymour Harris, a Harvard University economics professor, was testifying. Tobey's criticisms earlier were echoed by two Democratic members-of his committee. But a majority of the, group appeared.will- ing to confirm McCabe of Philadelphia as Eccles' successor. The fact that McCabe is a Republican virtually assured his confirmation by the Republican I controlled Senate. President Tru- jman asked Eccles yesterday to istep down from., the post he has 'held for 12 years and make way j for the Pennsiyvania paper manur, facturer and banker. —o ST. MORITZ, Jan. 28 (UP)— The International Olympic Committee today barred both .warring United. States hockey teams from the winter Olympic, thus assur- iing the participation of the other I American teams in the games I opening here Friday. 3 Unions Block Labor Peace—Refuse Wage Boost Already Accepted by 19 Other Railroad Unions! W. M. White P.T.A. Postpones Meeting The meeting of the W. M. White Parent Teachers Association scheduled to be held Thursday, has been postponed until a later date, according to the president, Mrs. A. W. Bonner, Jr. ,.. , i- ,.- The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen and the Switchmen's Union of North America, representing 125,000 railroad employes, have refused to accept the offer of the Railroads of a wage increase of 15K cents an hour. This is the same increase awarded 2,OQO,000 non-operating employes by an arbitration board in September, 1947. This is the same increase accepted by 175,000 conductors, trainmen and switchmen by agreement on November 14, 1947. Agreements have been made vyith 1,175,000 employes, represented by nineteen unions. But these three unions, representing only 125,000 men, are trying to get more. They are demanding also many new working rules not embraced in the settlement with the conductors and trainmen. Incidentally, the Switchmen's Union of North America represents only about 7% . of all railroad switchmen, the other 93% being represented by the Brotherhood oj Railroad Trainmen and covered by the settlement with that union. Strike Threat The leaders of these three unions spread a strike ballot while negotiations were still in progress. This is not a secret vote but is taken by union leaders and votes are signed by the employes in the presence of union representatives. , Wh|n direct negotiations failed, the leaders of these three unions refused to join the railroads in asking the National Mediation Board to attempt to settle the dispute, but the Board took jurisdiction atTHJeTequest of the carriers and has Been earnestly attempting since November 24, 1947, to bring about a settlement. The Board on January 15, 1948, announced ito.inpbility to reach a mediation settlement. The leaders of the unions rejected the request of the Mediation Board to arbitrate. The railroads accepted. What Now? The Unions having refused to arbitrate, the Railway Labor Act provides for the appointment of a fact-finding board by the President. The railroads feel it is due shippers, passengers, employes, stockholders, and the general public to know that throughout these negotiations and in mediation, they have not only exerted every effort to reach a fair and reasonable settlement, but they have also met every requirement of the Railway Labor Act respecting the negotiation, mediation, and arbitration of labor disputes. I: seems unthinkable that these three unions, representing less lhan 10 per 1 cent of railroad employes, and those among the highest paid, can successfully maintain the threat of a par- nlyzing strike against (he interest of the entire country—and against 90 per cent of their fellow employes. The threat of a strike cannot justify granting more'favorable conditions to 125,000 em- ployes than" have already been put in effect for 1,175,000, nor will it alter the opposition of tJie railroads (o unwarranted wage increases or to changes in working rules which arc not justified. A gfance at the box shows what employes represented by the'Engineers and Firemen make. They are among the highest paid -in the ranks of labor in (he United States, if not the highest. Compare these wages with what you make! Here is a comparison of average annual earnings of engineers and firemen for 1939 (prewar) and 1947. Also shown is what 1947 earnings would have been if the 15!4 cents per hour increase, offered by the railroads and rejected by the union leaders, had been in effect throughout the entire year 1947. <M7 Intel W7 Imp I IV/i Just! Untie ENGINEERS Road Freight $3,966 S6.12G $6,757 (Local and Way) Road Passenger 3)632 5,399 6,025 Road Freight (Through). 3,147 4,684 5,169 Yard. : 2,743 [ 4,081 4,539 FIREMEN Road Freight 2,738 4,633 5,268 . (Local and Way) <Road Passenger 2,732 4,544 5,165 Road Freight (Through). 2,069 3,460 3,891 Yard 1,962 3,136 3,553 Railroad wages computed from Interstate Commerce Commission Statement M-300. 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