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Weather Partly cloudy, warm. Serving The Rio Grande Valley For Over 50 Year* MONDAY, JUNE 2, 1947 (/P) MEMBER BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS, 55TH YEAR -- NO. 286 8 PAGES HUNT STORM Eark Outlook Backs Plea For Universal Draft Committee Warns OfExtemiination If Defense Fails WASHINGTON, June 2 -- (/P)-The nation heard from a commission of nine prominent civilians today that compulsory training of up to 950,000 American youths a year is an "urgent military necessity." The alternative to that anc other multi-billion dollar outlay? for national defense Is to invite "extermination." President Truman's Advisory Commission on Universal Training declared. The group painted this bleak picture of the f u t u r e if its warning goes unheeded: For a few years--from four to 10 -- "our monopoly of the atomic bomb" and the availability of battle-trained veterans of World War II may prevent R sneak assault on the American homeland. But the precipitate drop in the nation's state of readiness--"our military forces are a hollow shell" --will encourage "those to whom weakness on the part of peace-loving nations 1« a passport to aggression." Lose Faith Other countries who Khare our democratic ideals will lose faith.' And then "the mantle of totalitarianism will spread Its darkness over mill larger unctions of the earth, increasing the peril to us and narrowing the company of those on whose aid we can count in the search for lasting peace." The document was drafted and *lKnecl unanimously by the nine members of the commission headed by Dr. Karl T. Compton, scientist and president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. This note of urgency was not echoed In Congress. Aside from possible enactment of an Army- Navy unification bill this summer - a companion step urged by the commission-any long-range defense program probably will have to await the next session beginning In January. O u t l i n e Pr off ram As proposed by the commission, the proprp.m would follow this outline. Between 1.000,000 and 1,100,000 youths would become eligible for t r a i n i n g annually for the next few years. (Liability for training would *tart at age 18 or upon completion of high school, whichever occurred f i r s t ) . An estimated 200,000 would be physically or mnntally incapacitated." An additional 50,000 to 100,000 would not meet present Army and Navy standards but still could be trained in some form." Taking va- riationr, into account, a pool of not less than 750,000 or morn than 950,000 thus would be eligible for training. Basic training In camp or aboard ·hip (a choice of service would uSeo COMMITTEE, Page 2) Tito Spurns Protest On Property By U.S. WASHINGTON, J u n e 2 --(/!')-Yugoslavia ha» rejected a United Statf-s protest against removal of "important and valuable" Italian property from the Yugoslav occupation /one at Trieste. The State Department disclosed tnday t h a t Marshal Tito's govern- Mother Overcome Mrs. Alfred Arnold, left, mother of Oliver Terpenlnjf, Jr., confessed «nycr of four children, and Mrs, Donald Tcrpcnlng- are overcome when they meet in Lapeer, Michigan. Mru, Terpenln* In tho wife of Oliver's half-brother, Donald. (NBA Tclephoto). Marshall Stops Credit To Tinted Hungary ' WASHINGTON, Juno 2--(/P--Secretary of State Marshall today ordered cancellation of an unused half oi a $30,000,000 credit to Hungary,-where a pro-Communist regime h£is just been set up with Russian support. In a statement Marshall also said the United States "wishes every success" for the new non-Communist Italian ^regime formed by Prime Minister Alclde de Gasperl. He said: "We shall continue to give ah to the Italian people who have demonstrated their sincere and abiding faith in democratic processes for the preservation of theji ndivldual liberties and basic hu- rmn rights." Marshall made no promise as to when or how the aid would be ;lven. A department official not- rl that Marshall has said there were many ways In which this government could help Italy in iti postwar difficulties. A mission for the Export-Import Bank is In Italy now examining ,he basis for an Italian request or a $100,000,000 loan. The $30,000,000 credit was grant- el Feb. 15, and about $15,000,000 have not yet been utilized. ment replied May H t h a t the properly belonged to "Fascists" a n d t h n t tho United States had permitted MI eh removals from its own occupation /.one. SHVS J"} ON PF.DIIO was crying his customary Monday morning blues. "I am p l a n n i n g on n n n t U m p t to do n w n y entirely wtlh Monday mornings." he re- m a r k e d . " I d o n 1 1 1 ik e them." " I n w h a t way does It b o t h e r y o u since you have no job to go to," came a reply from a corner. "Perhaps I do not but. do you realize that I do more work t h a n two men " he replied. "To realize t h i h you .should follow me each day. F'evv could do that. "My complaint about Monday morn ins; is t h n t 1 worry about n i l my appointments for tho week. I make them all then. And ninny times I do not feel well due to some extra eating over the wnek-end. "The weather will be hot. Adlos." (Detailed Weather Report On Paffe Two) The Hungarian credit was granb- cl for the purpose of buying Amer- mn surplus property. The suspension of the unused iaIf was announced as a tentat- vc step, ponding clarification ot .evclopmenltt in Hungary, where 'rcmler PVronc Nagy and othoi on-Communist government offlc- il« were ousted last weak,In addition, Hungary recently was promised u $7,000,000 credit to buy American cotton. A State Department official said the status of this has not been decided. In his statement on Italy, Mar- shair suggested that the Italian; do more than they have toward postwar reconstruction. He continued: "There is no desire In the United States to minimize--Italy's problems, but the Italians have already overcome many of their most immediate postwar difficulties, and I fool that they may recently have been under-estimating their own capacity for reconstruction, "Everyone who comes back from Italy remarks upon the vitality of the people, their will to work, and of their very real attachment for Democracy..The world has watched with admiration, and even sur- i prise, the progress which the Ita- j l i n t i K have made thus f a r In t a k - ing up their lives again ns a free High Court Upholds Verdict On Curley WASHINGTON, June 2 -- (/P) -Tho Supreme Court in effect upheld the conviction of Mayor James M, Curley of Boston on mail fraud charges .The high tribunal refused a. request by" CurJey that is review and reverse n decision by the U. S. court of Appefilit here which affirmed his conviction. The refusal leaves the Court of Appeals decision in effect. The 72-year-old mayor v/as sentenced to (5 to 18 months in Jail and fined $1,000. Cur ley's attorneys may ask the Supremo Court to reconsider its refusal, but such requests are rarely granted. Court rules allow them L'5 days to act. 20-30 Clubs Name Gene Thornton As District Governor Gene Thornton of Corpus Christ! was elected governor of the Lone Star District of the 20-30 Club international semi-annual convention here over the week-end. Thornton replaces C. H. Harden Jr. of Brownsville, who served during the past year as district governor. Frank Anderson, Brownsville has served j»s district secretary and treasurer. Corpus Christ! was selected «s site of the next convention, A petition* was passed and will be presented to tho International Association requesting' that the North District be sub-divided into two districts due to increase in membership. At the business session held Sunday, a new set'of by-laws for the district was approved and sent to the board of trustees for approval. It was announced that the semi-annual convention o f ^ the^ International will be in San Antonio Aug. 25-20. Delegates will be selected two weeks prior to the convention, H. W. Llndhorn, president of the Brownsville club said. Announcement was made that a 20-30 club has been organized in Plcdras Negras, just across the river from Del Rio, and that Texas members have been invited to attend a meeting there June 21. At the meeting tonight of the Brownsville club at HI Jardln Hotel, plans will be mad-s for a summer reunion dance June 14 at the Charro ballroom in Fort Brown. House Okays Bill For Income Tax Reduction July 1 WASHINGTON, June 2 -- (/P) -The house stamped Its final approval today on Republican-backed legislation to reduce income taxes July 1 by $4,000,000,000 annually. Routine senate sanction is expected to follow tomorrow. The bill then would go to President Truman, confronting him with one of his biggest decisions since the GOP took control of congress--on the question whether to veto, it The President has contended this is not the time for tax- cutting, First Bill The legislation, first bill introduced in the house- when congress convened in January, would trim individual income taxes from 10.G to 30 per cent beginning July 1 Here's how It works: 1. Wage tax withholding* would be reduced July 1. 2. The tax slash on an annual basis v/ould be 30 per cent for persons with taxable income (aftei exemptions and deductions) of $1,000 or less. This would mean the 30 per cent cut would apply to single persons., with total earnings before exemptions -and deductions up to $1,556; married persons $2,222; married couples with one child $2,777; married, couples with two children, $3,333.' $6t Annual Cut 3. Persons with taxable between $1,000 and $1,400 would get a flat $67 annual tax reduction or a 20 per cent cut of their tax bill, which ever is most, 4. The tax reduction would be 20 per cent for taxable. incomes above $1,400 and up to $137,000; 15 per cent on taxable, incomes from Ul87,00 to $302,000, arid 10.5 per cent on any income over $302,000; 5. The measure reduced the present ceiling of 86,5 per cent at which any income can be taxed, to 81 per cent in' 1947 and $70.5 in 1948. Extra Exemption 3. Persons over 65 years old are given an extra personal exemption- of $500, bringing their exemptions to a total of .$1,000. if the bill takes effect July 1, taxpayers will find , thcr percentage cuts reduced by half when ap- pled to all their income for 1947. That is, a taxpayr in the 20 per cent reduction bracket would get only a 10 per cent cut for the whole of 1947, although he would receive the full 20 per cent reduction on his 1948. income. Chairman Taft (R-Ohio) of the Republican Policy Committee -said senate action on the bill probably will be delayed until tomorrow. Andresen Files Suit For $817 Plumbing William Andresen filed a damage suit against J, L. Peabody today in 103rd District Court to recover payment of a debt for plumbing supplies and services rendered last August. Accbrding to the petition, Peabody owes Andeesen $817,37 for material and labor. The plaintiff also asks for interest from last August and that the defendant pay oats of the suits. Private fc Utilities Get Most Of Electricity WASHINGTON, June 2-- (/P) -Tho Bureau of Reclamation said today that privately owned utilities wore its beet customers for electricity during the last fiscal year. A survey for the year ended June 30, 1040, showed that private utili- ,ies paid 42 cents of every dollar ·ecelved by the bureau from the ale of Its hydroelectric power. Two Face Charges Of Drinking, Theft Charts were being prepared today by the constable's office against Alfonso Morris , for driving while intoxicated and without a , driver's license, and Edward Hall, for'theft, driving while Intoxicated and for driving without a license. They were arrested early Sunday morning by Constable Tom J.. Cavazos and Deputy Constable Carlos Davila. Hall was charged with taking several articles of clothing from Johnny's Plantation at about 1 a.m. Sunday. Thomason Approved For U. S. Judgeship WASHINGTON, June 2-- /P) -The Senate Judiciary Committee today approved the nomination of Rep. Robert Ewlng Thomason (D- Tox) to be U.S. District Judge for West Texas. Explosion Wrecks Building Wftlln were blown out and rooms exposed, a* Capt, Ir. C. Morton said two persons were killed shown here, when an explosion wrecked a two- and seven or more injured* (AP Wirephoio) story apartment buildtaf in Denver, Colo. Police Methodists Name Ministers To .fill Southwest Pulpits X SAN ANTONIO, June 1 -- (#·) Bishop A. Frank Smith, Houston announced yesterday afc the close of the 89th annual Southwest Texas Conference of the Methodist Church the 1947-48 appointment; ,o pulpits in the six-district South Texas area. These included: McAllen district--district supt:-- . E. Marshall, Alice; J. J. Mason Bishop; Roy H.-May, Brownsville; Elmer Hierholzer, Bruni; R. R Tames, Donna; Olln W. Nail Edinburg; Vail. L. Sherman, Falfur- ias; Seaborn Mkiker Freer; G. G 3ecil, George West; W. J. Weimer Hargill; (E. F. Jones), Harlingen; J. Chess Lovern, Hebbronville; Leon D. Brown, Kingsville; Don- ild E. Redmond. La Feria; Leslie A. McDaniel, Lardo; Stanley Haver, Los Fresnos; Ilmer A. Rader, Lyford; J. W. Alb- itten, McAllen; Kenneth Hemp- lill, Mercedes; Raymond Taylor Mission; H. M. Ratliff, Fharr; Leser Hatnes, Fremont; J. W. Leg- jltfc, Primera; Ray C. Johnston ort Isabel; F. L. Mnrlln, Ra.y- londvlllc; Wesley O. Butcher, Snn Etonito; L. J. Rode, San Diego; (E A. Potts) San Juan; Warren Els, Santa Rosa; George L. Ryan, Veslaco; Allen G. Roe. Tony Poulos Will Get College Degree Today HARLINGEN,' June 2 -- T o n y -oulos, formerly ojf .Harlingen and ne-time backfield star for Coach Bobby^ Cannon's Bobcats, will be ;raduated from Hardin-Simmons lollege at Abilene today. Poulos was a letteman. on the ndefeaked, · untied Hardin-Sim- lons football team,., o f ' last season. His father now lives, at Harlingen, ut Tony lists Abilene as his cur- ent home. HEADS PRINTERS GOLVESTON, June 2 --- (#)·--Dee Harris, Fort Worth, today begins Is duties as president of the ninth istrict, International Association f Printing House Craftsmen. He was elected to the office by elegates attending a district con- erence here Saturday. The group Iso chose Fort Worth as the site or the 1048 meeting. Texas Lines Opens Office; Offers East Coast Service COTTON PRICES NEW YORK, June2 --{/P)-~ Cotin prices ,~\- noon \vre 15 r.onts 5D $1.05 a ^a'o lower than the previous close. July 34.17, Oct. 29.85, and Dec. 29.05. The Texas Lines, a subsidiary of the Sword Steamship Line of New York, opened its own office here today, with Walter J. PHtt, formerly of Houston, as district manager, and Richard V. Brown, of Brownsville, as commercial agent. Plltt, who was formerly connected with Moore and McCormack Steamship Company at Houston, opened the offices at Pier NO. 3, Port Brownsville. Brown formerly was connected with the General Motors overseas operations traffic department and lately with the First National Bank of Brownsville. Three other offices have been opened in Texas by the company, at Houston, Galyeston and Dallas, to care for anticipated increased business. The Texas Lines have purchased and now have in oper- ation 18-knot "Victory" ships for weekly service b e t w e e n Port Brownsville and Baltimore and New York. These ships are the fastest ever operated out of Port Brownsville between East Coast ports. They offer Valley and Northern Mexico shippers four and n, half day service to Baltimore and seven days to New York. Heinze Arens, an official of I/he Texas Lines from, New York, has been in Brownsville for about a week, setting up .the new offices and arranging for personel. The Texas Lines were formerly known as the Newtex Line. The Sword company purchased the Newtex Steamship Corporation several months ago. J. G. Philen, Jr., was a vice-president in the old Newtex Line. Violent Death Takes Two two over the past W*t»te«nd WRH injured* Law ·n/orcemtn* in mon*h» no ftur ft* ' Amelia Perez, 0tm BenCfe% while swimming at BOCA Chioa, ifcs from San Benito, eh» arrived at the beach a* about noon whor* the group went swmminft The body, after being tmder water for about 20 minutes, was recovered by George Houston of Brownsville after Obed Gonzafles who accompanied Mls» Perea was nearly drowned in attempts to save her, Justice of the Peace Jose Acevedo said. tftpaNi *Md Vtmft »t I - Chief Deputy Smith nnd Judge Acevedo were called, to the scene and returned to the Brownsville fire station with the body Houston and Gonzales gave artificial respiration e n r o u t e to Brownsville. The drawing occu red near the Del Mar Hotel. A 23-year-old Mexican, alien, Pasquel Vasquez was stabbed to death at Progreso at 2:15 a.m. Sunday, it was reported by Hidalgo County Sheriff George Ingram. Details surrounding the affray were not available immediately. Ingram said that Deputies Forrest Hester and Truett Jordan was conducting the investigation. Two automobiles, only two dny? old and which had traveled only 200 to 600 miles, were damaged and one person treated for Injuries at the Mercy Hospital following a collision at about 1:30 a. m. Sunday. Mrs. Alfonso Jones, Austin, was slightly Injured when the automobiles collided driven by Rex O. Dlllow of Austin and Luis H. Luna of Olmlto. ..Investigation was made by Texas Highway Patrolmen Raymond Holub and · James Swoope, and County Highway Patrolman Tom Cocke. (See VIOHENT, Page 2) Appeal Is Expected In Coleman Case Attorneys for Mathes and Ruth toleman, negro couple convicted In U. S. District Court here Saturday on charges of using the mnils to defraud, were expected today to file an appeal in the case. The appeal is expected to 1 filed following sentencing of tho pair which Is scheduled for 9:30 n. in. Friday before Judge Allan B. Han nay. The Colemans were convicted on line counts of the Indictment accusing them of conducting a nationwide fund Braising campaign 'or the Santa Rosa negro orphanage they operate and then using ,he money for personal benefit. "Conviction carries a maximum lentence of five years on .each :ount. To Five In Lebanon BEIRUT, Lebanon, June 2--(#·)-- Beirut newspapers reported today hat five persons were killed ycs- erday in clashes growing out of Drotcsts registered by opposition andldates over the conduct of the 25 parliamentary elections. REFUSED PASSPORT LONDON, June 2 -- (/P) -- The government has refused a passport o Sir Oswald Mosley, who sought o go to France, The former chief f British Fascists said he had vanted a, "warm water swim" as treatment for thrombosis. Boy! faces Trial On Murder Charge In District Court Earnest B.-Boyd went on trial before Judge Arthur A, Klein in the 107th District Court this morning for the alleged murder of "Dutch" Whitis last February at Harlinpen. . The Indictment alleges that Boyd murdered Whitis "voluntarily and with malice aforethought by striking Whitis with a club," In Boyd's Sandwich Shop. A. E. Coneway, of Hflrlingen, is defending Boyd. Until court recessed -at noon today, only seven jurors had been selected to hear the ease. A special venire of prospective jurors hnd been called to handle this case, another of murder a.nd two rape cases, which have been scheduled for this week. Judge Klein announced thnt the grand Jury had been Instructed to return, to'the courthouse the week of June n to consider charges prepared by County Attorney F. T. Graham against more th'an 10 defendants. One case, that of the alleged murder by Daniel Crow of J. P. Glenn, Brownsville business man, early last month, is expected to s bfi considered. It is alleged that Crow shot Glenn with a. sawed-off shotgun after an. argument over gasoline at the Port Supply Station, near Port Brownsville. Glenn died two days later from the affects of the shot- ·u n blast In his side. George. Waters, recently appointed bailiff in the 107th District ourt was on the job, having been sworn In as deputy sheriff this morning by Sheriff Boy n ton Flcrn- Solons Demand New Texas Prison Probe AUSTIN, Juno a--(/P)--Charges of brntnlit.y In Texas' prison farms today brought n request from the house for an interim legislative committee to Investigate the penal system. Rep. Jimmy Hornny's resolution for fl ten-member joint committee as adopted 63 to 47 and sent to he senate. The committee would continue between sessions the work of the present house investigators, who ·ecently reported what Horany ,;ermed as "shocking conditions" in some state prisons. 33 Known Kill In Arkansas Area; By Tornado Bias! PINE BLUFF, Ark. Jim« 2--(/p)--With S3 bodies in; mortuaries, Jefferson couiv* ty officials pushed theirj search today for an addi^ tion^l 15 persons believecr missing- after a tornado ripped a 20-mile path south o£j here, injuring 1 hundred* and leaving: hundreds mor% homeless. ] Coroner E. D. BuPretV who announced early today! 37 bodies had been recovered. RatJ he still believed that was correct* but that some confusion may have resulted from the shifting o| corpses among the various estab«* lishmcnts. A check of the four mortuaries were showed 18 white persona ar,4 15 negroes. Children Are Victim* The majority of the victim* were children, including member*' of a negro 'teen-age group at-! tending a meeting in a hous« whero 11 persons were killed. At least 10 white children died. Searchers began at dawn fe careful check of the rain-soaked: plantation fields and b t t y o t * swamps for additional victims of the twister. .. One orow blasted a hol« in * dike on a dammed break »Iornrf barthlomew Bayou into which »ev-| ernl house* wer« btlleved to hav* bom blown, then w« t ded wai»M deep fci the muddy watt* hunting for bodlWB. Tli* condition of nmny of th* It injured at DavU Hospital wa* critical. Emergency treatment wa» at th* hospital last persona were report** Ambulano* drlv«r« ·ar- recelved on th« ipol akt to* minor hurts. Home* ftftrt!m*ttng that 500 to 1,003 home* were deatroyikl, Mayor] Gtorge »t*ed of Pin* Bluff mid Mr] probably would b« tomorrow be-] Tor* a recapitulation of th* Ktonn'«j toll would, be complete, ) Coroner EL D. DuPre* Mid about : missing. Her had reported aomt of th* vic- Urns w»re blown into bayous an* ponds. Dynamite wa* to b« use* oday In an effort to recover th.eW bodies. The twister bounded along th* 20-mile course--10 miles wide ii* places--from a point approximately] 10 mileg southwest of hert to a spot In the Arkansas River bottom* about 10 miles southeast of Pin* Bluff. Its fringe struck the ex-- ,reme southern outskirts of thi* community of 4.0,000 at the north* jrnmost point of its course. The storm Jumped some small sections along its path but gen- jrally devastated the area, twisting^ iuge cypress trees into kindling and fmtircly eliminating whole pine, ·.hickcts. Only th« foundations--' 10 wreckage--marked the Rites ofr t nnny farm dwellings. Hug« strips of metal roofing w«r« around fallen utility pole*. 1 small timber \cross Imyous lending from P1n« Bluff to the devastated urea }lown «wny and ambulance lad to await removal of trees and ogs from the highways to remov« ome of the Injured. Families Wiped Out "Whole families--negro and whit« were wiped out," tin observer aid. "I saw 10 negroes nil on* leap." Trucks, taxi cabs and private au- omobiles were pressed into service o transport dead and injured. (See TORNADO, Page 2) Texas Senate Urges More Strict Paroles AUSTIN, June 2--f/P)--The senate, today unanimously passed a. complete rewrite, of a house-approved bill designed to tighten the. state's parole and probation laws. Senate opinion agreed that the Dill is still not In its final form and will have to be worked out In a senate-house conference com- 111 tee. Meanwhile, the house passed and scrrt to the senate a resolution -.ailing for a 10-man legislative committee to investigate Texas' prison system between, sessions. Three Sentenced In Cameron Court Three sentences were meted out to defendants before Judge Bascom Cox in the Cameron County Court at Law this morning, two being fined on pleas fo guilty to driving fined on pleas of guilty to driv- for defrauding with a worthless check. Telesforo Delgado and Juan Antonio De Leon, were fined $116,45, including costs, each, on the driving charges while W. A. Dlugoch was sentenced to 40 days in jail on the bnd check charge.' The 17 days h« has been confined In jail will b* counted. Fleming Names Keller For Deputy Position Walter Keller has acepted the appointment as a Cameron county deputy sheriff. Sheriff Boynton Fleming announced today. Keller was named to fill the vacancy in the sheriff's department caused by the appointment of Hugh Barne* as jailer. Keller has been law enforcement officer for quite a number of years. He was a constable, deputy under Former Sheriff J. A. CArt) Goolsby and at one time was a U.S. Deputy Marshal, Lately he has been a bailiff in tht U. ·. Pii- -rict Court h?r»,

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