The Brownsville Herald from Brownsville, Texas on June 1, 1947 · Page 26
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The Brownsville Herald from Brownsville, Texas · Page 26

Brownsville, Texas
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Sunday, June 1, 1947
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y, Jtm* 1, Boyle Offers Day's Motto: Aid Living To Honor. Dead 1« soldier? asked By HAL BOYLK KANSAS CITY, May :n..~-( "Daddy," said J u n i o r , "why Mommy mad at you?" "Because it is Memorial Day, and 7 \von't go out with her to put flowers on the grave of Great G r a n d f a t h e r Amos McWitch." "Wasn't he Junior. "Yes. he died of saddle itch or some-thing 10 years a f t e r the Civil W a i . " said Daddy. "What's saddle itch, M o m m y ? a.*ki'd J u n i o r . ··Now see w h a t you've .started. 1 59id Mama, looking at Daddy, "You and your crazy ideas." "T don't care, said Clarence Mc- Switch, "I t h i n k we can do .something better on Memorial Day than put flowers on the grave of a man dead 72 years. W h a t if he Is the onlv hero the McSwitch f a m i l y ever h a d ? G r a n d f a t h e r mlsed thr, Spanish- American War u r a n d n n i w o u l d n ' t let him go. My d?'! !lunk- r ( \ t h e f i r m World War because of f l a t fe-et. And the d r a f t board just laughed at me when 1 showed up f i u r i n K t h i s war. They said I belonfied in a medical museum." ··You s t i l l do," ssid Mama cheer- f u l l v . Not Much Gratitude "Well, h r r n I nm doing better t h a n a lot, of .strong boys they look to do t h e M g h t i n g , " -snid Daddy. "And 1 don't t h i n k I'd be showing n u u h g r a t i t u d e b y lur.l p l a n t i n g a n o t h e r two-buck bunch of posies on G r e a t G r a n d f a t h e r McSwltch." -.hist, w h a t l.n your program for t o d n v ? " i n q u i r e d M n m a . -Thr f i r s t t h i n g I'm going to do get the best bouquet of roses in town and take them around to rather. If her husband had come back he'd have the Job I've got now. He was ahead of me In the office,." "I don't know about that," aald Mania, " b u t she has been awfully lonely for Sam." "Then I'm going to take 10 bucks and a quart of whisky around the corner to Jim." "I wouldn't do that./' said Mama. "Everybody says Jim's been drink- Ing too m u c h ' s i n c e he carne bnck from the Pacific." "T don't care. Maybe it's because he t h i n k s nobody gives a hoot about ·him. He nrivcr started d r i n k i n g u n t i l 'his w i f e shook him while he was stili over there." Sny "Hello" "Then will you come home?" asked Mama. "No, I'm going out to the vet- ernn.s hospltnl with some cigarettes. I know the boys there got plenty, but the K o v o r n m e n t doesn't, say ·hello 1 when It sends you a carton of cigarettes. Sometimes when you're in a hospital bed you'd rather talk to somebody than smoke." "T t h i n k maybe I'll get you a hospital bed, in that case, so you'll talk more to me." said Mama. "Can I go with you, Daddy?" asked J u n i o r . "Sure, kid." " W h a t ' l l you do while we're. Rone, "Mommy?" asked Junior. Mama looked a little, and. "I'll fitay homo and cook dinner for you two. men." who wild, "I KIUJHS Groat G r a n d f a t h e r Me- Switch won't miss UK this year." Marna kissed Dad, and as they l e f t J u n i o r asked: "Dndcly, w h a t is Ruddle, itch?" Committee Delays Hearing On Canal Due, a change in hearing: dates, tho Texas delegation which was scheduled to leave Brownsville nnd other sections of the state for Washington tomorrov in connection with appropriations for work on the Intra-Coastal Canal and other rivers and harbor projects in the state, will not leave until next week. , The members of the Texas Comi t n l t t e c have been advised that the hearing by the -Senate Appropriations Subcommittee has beon postponed until June 10 and H. F. W. Hol'mokel, director of the Port of Brownsville; -R. B. Crcager and Judge Oscar C. D n n c y . are member's of the Brownsville, committee who will make the trip. . The world today needs twice RS much food as it produces: 60 percent more cereals; 00 percent more meat; 125 percent more rmlk and dairy products; 1?,6 percent more vegetable oils; 300 percent more vegetables. Britain Cold SKbuldeirs M ward, Wally To Keep Love, Loyalty Of General Public By DEWITT MACKENZIE AP Foreign Affairs Analyst Dowager Queen Mary's 80th birthday party Monday in Buckingham Palace was nrmrod by a nircumstnnce which has -its place in a tragic chapter of England's history. Her eldest son Edward--now Duke of Windsor-- wasn't among the 30 members of the royal family at the party, although he was in London. He had visited his mother before the luncheon, and then returned to his duchess, the former Mrs. Wn-llls Simpson of Baltimore. She has never been received by the royal' family since Edward abdicated in 1936 to marry "the woman I love." ^ Never Forgiven Queen Mary never has forgiven Mrs. Simpson. Apparently others of the royaJ family haven't either, because the duchess ha's never been invited to B, royal function. This refrigeration must be pretty terrible for one who was Prince Charming and idol of the world's greatest empire. But that's not the whole story. The Socialist go- vernmenfc, like the Conservative regimes before it, is very cool to the ex-monarch. Edward is said to hnve boon seeking a job, but the best he has got was appointment as governor of the Bahamas during the Churchhill administration. And that was snmjl pickings for a one-time ruler. Exactly what is back of all this? Hasn't a king the enalienable right to marry the woman he loves? The answer is: Not according to the Hoyle of royalty. The British Empire felt its sovereign occupied too proud a position to become the third husband of any women. There was much religious objection because of Mrs. Simpson's divorce. Great Sin However, Edward's great sin was his abdication. He Was the first British monarch to abdicate voluntarily In 10 centuries. Under the code of royalty, there is no circumstance that ..warrants a ruler to abdicate unless he Is forced to. The royal family belongs to the people. This is particularly true of the sovereign and the heir to the throne. Edward was born to rule. He wns schooled in kingcraft from babyhood until as a young man he was the best equipped of all the many heirs to England's crown. So now--apart from any personal feelings about the duchess--both the royal family and the government are cold shouldering both to protect; the monarchy--to redeem Edward's abdication in ihe eyes of his people. These are troubled days for monarchies. The British government and royal family urn taking no chances on losing the affection and Joyalty of the general public. Y O U N G ' S REFRIGERATION S E R V I C E For ft complete line of Refrigerator Service Phone 1849 Song About Home t\y PATT WATTS ANfUTLl'tfl, ( N K A ) . Dl«- vn* are being promised a t o w n nf t h e i r own In Southern C a l i f o r n i a . A town of house.i with extra- v i d e doorways-- f.o accept wheel c h a i r s , of sidewalks w i t h ramp* mMead of curbs, of one-story b u i l d i n g w i t h no stop-up*. A town with modern factories o f f e r i n g job* t h a t crippled f i g h t i n g men cnn do: w i t h backyard work- Miopp- w i t h land for f a r m i n g ; w i t h Ha own elvle center, hospital, open a i r t h e a t r e , motion picture house, s w i m m i n g poo) nnd churches for t h p fo\ir mujor group*. A t o w n in which ft thousand handicapped ex-GJ.s for $5000 e«rh r a n have their own homes nnd raise their f a m i l i e s nnd live t h e i r liv?s under the most favor able clrcumRtnncM. Song writer Harry Revel con- rnved the idea, not as a. popular t u n e but as the town-to-be of Veivllle. He hopes to rnlre the money t h r o u g h public, g i f t s nnd benefit, shows. Both f u n d - r n l s l n g and nctual construction are to be in the hand* of a commission of j n v i r . religious and screen persona l i t i e s , Revel got. the idea while enter- t a i n i n g service men d u r i n g nnd amce t h e war. He has a 10 by 1ft font *ral» model. Veterans Admin-" istrator Omar Bradley liken the idea, and *o do the veterans with whom Revel checked before going ahead this far. The model shows eight houses to the block. Backyards open Into a central recreation area. Public b u i l d i n g s are on a wide Main Street r u n n i n g through the center of town. A national bank has promised to f i n a n c e v e t e r a n loans. Severn! corporation*, i n c l u d i n g a spark plug m a n u f a c t u r e r nnd a nail polish maker, h a v e aRreorl to place factories In Vetvllle. V e t e r a n s are enthusiastic about t h f idea. "We do not. f e r l t h a t wr will be Isolated there." any a ttd Sweeney, n n e x - M a r l n r paralyzed from t h e u a i M . down, who l« in B i r m i n g h a m V r i e r a n s A d m i n i s t r a t i o n hospital In Van Nuvs. "I canvassed the boys in the hospital. We all feel that Vetville l.s a w o n d e r f u l t h i n g . We cnn be together there, and work for our living." Veteran Telephone Employe To Retire H a r r y board Hovel: It's only a eartl- town right now, but he t h i n k s It will grow. VICTORIA, May 31.-W. A. Ballry, pioneer Southwest Trxjis telephone man ancl manager of t h e exchange here for the 20 years w i l l retire June 1 with vice, according to Stan Bell, Corpus C h r i s t i a n district manager. Bailey who began his telephone rareer at Boston, Mass., is well known in Brownsville and the Rio Grande V a l l r y . He came to Victoria In 1927 from Brownsville to assume m a n a g e r s h i p of the telephone ex- r h M i K f here. He served as a c a p t a i n In the IV 8. A r m y Signal Corps d u r i n g World War ) . nnd d u r i n g World War M served nn, c a m p t e l e p h o n e n n i M H f . f T for Foster Meld and Alos Fu-id. I Pupil Catches Fish To Earn B' "Grade In English Course ABILENE, Mny 31-- (/P) --Bill Davis. Hnrdin-Simmons university student, f o u n d a way to get a "B" grade In English 'ItcraUire and composition w i t h o u t taking the f i n a l e x a m i n a t i o n . . . h e caught a fish. Prof. W. D. Bond, whn also tenches a one-hour credit- course In bait casting and conduer.s a newspaper column tmrl radio broadcast on fishing, promised p.ny student (·.niching n Dn - ss weighing five pounds or more could be, exempted from his English course examination. Davis camp to class yesterday w i t h a. bnfls weighing f o u r pounds 14 mincfiM. «_«. "It had been out of water an hour before I weighed It," he explained. Bond l e f t it to a vote of the class whether to excuso Davis. The students voted yes. Davis smilingly accepted a "B" grade for the n'ourfift r a t h e r t h a n take the f i n a l e x a m . _ __ _ RAM*! TO CLOSE Downtown sales of tickets for the Brownsville Golden Kaglos fteven 1047 ~ home fijnmos closed yesterday nt S p.m., S u p e r i n t e n d e n t John Barron announced. n e « r l v 40 vcnrs of t e l e p h o n e ser- of Schools For the r e m a i n d e r of the bum- the tickets will be available office of Principal Homi-ifc from 9 a.m. to noon earn mer, at the Hanna, clay. 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