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Salute For Patton Prince Felix of Luxembourg (rl^ht) salutes at the grave of General George S. Pulton, Jr., In the Hamm Military Cemetery, Luxembourg, Memorial Day, during the cercmonie* honoring American war dead. Military and civil dignitaries of the U. S. nnd Luxembourg (background) Join In the homage. (AP Wirephoto), Victims In Valley Deaths ut Brownsville and Edinburg yesterday added .violent deaths in the Valley during the past two days when the second victim of drowning died hero yesterday at 4:30 p. m., and another person suddenly dropped dend.'Ono was killed near Edinburg when struck by n t r a i n at about .10 a. m. Jose Modesto Gar/a, 10, son of Mr. and Mrs. Manuel Garza, died at the Mercy Hospital here yesterday where ho was taken for treatment, a f t e r he was rescued from a resaca. He had been employed by the Western Union office here, He and a brother and a friend hnd gone swimming in the resaca near the Bert M. Cromack residence at the junction of the Boca China and the Brownsville Port roads. At about 2:15 p. m. Garza submerged and remained In the \vator for about 20 or 30 minutes, Justice of the Pence J. N. Accveda snlcl. He was t a k e n to the Mercy Hospital by the Delta Funeral Home ambulance. He was pronounced dead nt 4:30 p. m. Henry L. Carscadin, about 40, died here at about 7 p. m, yesterday. A retired soldier, he operated n pleasure c r a f t t\t the Brownsville Yacht. Club. Wit.nes.scs who were 1 , present, at the y n c h t basin said t h a t , Cantcndiu fell over dead While nt the basin. Meanwhile, this morning nt Ecl- InburK. members of S h e r i f f George IMP ram's d e p a r t m e n t and others wore s t i l l .seeking the I d e n t i t y of a pedestrian killed by a Southern Pncifir. t r a i n at about 10 a. in, ye«- tcrdny. The body was cut In .small pieces as it was .strewn along the I r n e l c lor a b o u t a, rnllr. There \vrrr no iclr-nt I f i e a t i o n mark.'i on t h e c l o t h i n g a n d o f f i c e r s said I t j u.;i«. imr-fx-iftlblf to d e t e r m i n e w h n h r r the man WHS an Anglo- A m e r i c a n or Latin-American. Tho body \vft,«. i n k o n to tho Skinner M o r t u a r y , Ecllnburg. The sheriff'5 office this morning mill hncl not revealed tho I d e n t i t y of a suspert being he-Id at the T l l d n l R o countv j a i l In connection w i t h t h e f a t a l s t u b b i n g of Pnnriufil Vasfjue/. 2;i, of Bucna Vista, Tam- nulipns. Vasfiiif/. died of k n i f e wounds In a Weslnco hospital several hours a f t e r n quarrel nenr Proprf-so e a r l y , Sunday morning. Funeral services will bo conducted at 4:30 p. m. today for Jose Modesto Garza nt the Santa Rosalia cemetery. The Delta Funeral Home will be In chnrgo with church services to be conducted at t h e Church of Christ at 12th and Tyler Sts. He Is survived by his parents, three sisters, Oralla, Mar- T R . Raquel and three brothers, Benito. Manuel Jr., and Gimclnlu- pe. Services were pending this morning for Carscadin, members of t h r John Hanson Post oj: the American Legion snlcl. A m i l i t a r y f u n e r a l under direction of the American legion will be con- d u c t e d tomorrow, they said. PASTOR R E A P P P O I N T K I The Rev. Elinor J. Hicrholzer was re-appointed to the First Methodist Church of this city ut the A n n u a l Conference; hold at 8nn A nt on to Britain To Leave Partition Decision To Indian People LONDON, June 3-- (XT') --The British government announced today that it will transfer power in India to tho Indians almost immediately and leave It to the Indian people to deckle whether there shall bo one or two government*. Tho announcement wtv^s made simultaneously by Prime Minister Attlee In the House of Commons; by the Viceroy, Lord Mountbatten, in a broadcast to the Indian people; and by the British government in a w h l t o paper, Transfer This- Year L.PKl»lfitlon will be Introduced d u r i n g tho present session of Parl i a m e n t for the transfer of power I ills year--on a dominion status basis--to ono or two .Indian governments, depending on which system the Indian people subscribe to. Thus u n t i l the absolute withdrawn! of the British, scheduled for July of 1048, India will be composed of ono or two self-governing countries which will belong to the British commonwealth of nations, A t t i r e said the new British plan, with its o f f e r of temporary dominion status, had been "favorably received" by the leaders of Indian political parties. Churchill Backs Plan Former Prime Minister Winston Churchill threw the backing of the Conservative opposition behind the principle of temporary dominion status for India--whether as a united country of 390,000,000 or as a separate Pakistan (Moslem) and Hindustan (Hindu)--but reserved the right to oppose details of the plan, Churchill said a "blood bath" for India "may stand very near," Ho added that the partition proposal might "offer to India some prospect of escape from one of the most hideous calamities j that has ever ravaged the vast expanses of India. 1 ' Communist Willie Gallacher offered the sole opposition to the plan, He said he was "the more, suspicious of the solution because Churchill, who has a bad record in connection with._Indla, gives It such support." VALLEY EDITION Serving The Rio Grande Valley For Over 50 Year* 56TH YEAR -- NO. 287 (fF) MEMBER BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS, .TUESDAY, JUNE 3, 1947 8 PAGES PRICE 5o TRUMAN GETS TAX Speculation Rife On Action: Chid May Veto Measure "WASHINGTON, June 3 ~(/P). Jongrcss bats the $4,000,000,000 iax-slashing bill to the White House today lo ses if it's going to bounce. Speculation on a possible presidential veto echoed through the capltol as the Senate made ready to stamp its final approval on the measure Introduced as House Bll No. 1 when Republicans took control of Congress last January, Backed By Senate There seemed to be genera agreement that the Senate would sustain Mr, Truman if he chooses to disapprove the Republican- backed bill. The House by a 2SO to 09 vote yesterday gave Its blessing to 'the compromise legislation w h i c h would cub taxes beginning July 1 by a" sealo ranging from 30 pel cent on the smallest taxable in- omes to 1.0:5 per cent on the largest ones. The thumping House vote was wei lover the two-thirds needed to override a veto,. .,..,,, , . i ·-; ; But the Senate passed the "bil originally by a margin of only 51 to 34 and Senator George (D-Ga) who voted for it, told reporters he will stand by the President's posi- fclon if there Is a veto. Chairman Knulson (It-Minn) oi ;hc House Ways and Means Com- mlttoo, author of the bill, said "I firmly believe' thai; he will allow -IB No. 1 to become law." Mr. Truman has said repeatedly that Congress should put emphasis low on federal debt reduction, not ax cutting. However, Secretary of ho Treasury Snyder told the Ways and Means Committee last month that the time for tax relief "Is approaching", Provisions Given The measure would reduce with- holcilngs against wages and salaries for tax purposes on July 1. It provides: 1. A 30 per cent slash for parsons with taxable Income (after exemptions and deductions) of $1,000 or less. 2. Reductions ranging from $57 to $52 for persons with taxable Income between $1,000 and $1,400. 3. A 20 per cent cut for taxable incomes above $1,400 and up to $137,000; 15 per cent from $137,000 to $302,000 and 10,5 per cent on income above $302,000. {""J ON by PPiDRO earned a Hither r.?. box i n t o the o f f i c e this morning. "Something new, little person," he was risked. "Yes and no," he replied. "In t h i s box !.«; nn I n s t r u m e n t I am working on that will f o r t- c- u K t wtteks a h c a d, (.he coming of a tornado. "I have tern r e ci u e s t e cl -omc- very !hy int.erc.st,'. t o tvork on t h i n f,o i' can br used in t h r so-cnilod t o r n a d o b M l . N f i t ura lly T can work It out. fio It will be perfect, when completed I will show It to you. "It. so happens t h e r e Is little I ran say of the weather In tho Valley except t h a t It will bo hot. 60 loni;." (Detailed Weather Report On r«jr» Two) SAN BKNITO, June a--Dr. Gus Evans Jr., Harlingen, was elected president of tho Optomotrlc Society of the Rio Grande Valley at n regular monthly meeting held In I ho offices of Dr, J. K. Frater of Sun Bon I to. Dr. Charles Beardsley of McAllen was elected secretary nncl treasurer. Dr. T. J. LaMottc, eye, ear, nose and throat specialist of Harllngen Safety Officer Aids With Valley Traffic HARLINGKN, June 3 -- Results of traffic survey to be made by Sgt. J. B. Carlisle, Austin, of the State Department of Public Safety, are to be used to help law officers in education and law enforcement. Sgt. Carlisle arrived Monday at the request of City Manager W. P. Brlscoe, and will give special attention to traffic at Intersections, making approach, vision, and compliance to traffic signs, speedsters and pedestrian observance, as high points on his survoy. Tornado Rips Town Of Leedey Taft Says Demc Spending Abroa( Keeps Prices Up Hore. to an air view of damage ciuisetl when «- twister smashed Into Leedey, a northwestern Oklahoma town of 600, six persons and Injuring 25. Lccdcy Is not far from Wood- ward, Oklahoma, and Higghis, Tex., both of which were swept by a twister April 0 wb^'h killed nearly 200 persons. (Apwircphoto. Clark Alleges Freights Violating Anti-Trust Laws WASHINGTON, June 3-- (XP) --. Attorney General Clark said today le , has asked a grand jury to investigate allegod violations of he antitrust laws in the railway reight ,car building Industry. Clark said in a statement that certain corporations and indlvi- en- cluals" are alleged to have gaged in restraints of trade and violations of the anti-trust laws but mentioned no names. His announcement comes after an acute freight car shortage In the country for many months, The. Justice Department said that subpoenas are being Issued "for the production for a ^Dis- trlct of Columbia grand jury, oi certain documents and records of tho freight car building companies rnUway and car building trade associations and others." Oil Production Sags After All-Time Mark TULSA, Okla., June 3-- (/I 5 ) -Crude oil production In the United States averaged 5,040,243 barrels daily during the week ended May 31, a decrease of 1,500 barrels from the previous week's all- time record high output, the Oil and Gas Journal reported today, The largest decline was in California, where production was down 7,800 barrels to 917,000. Notable gains included: Oklahoma 1,900 to 388,900. Texas production was unchanged at 2,226,850 barrels. Louisiana was up 8,000 barrels to 418,900. was .speaker, A period of questions and cll.sciusslon was held the huslnesa session, Others present Included, during v '"-' 1 '-- 1 '' Sun Benito; L. R. Olmstecl, Brownsville; J. M. Reynolds, Mcr- R. G. Roano, Harllngen. Bank Reverses Policy, Now Accepts Deposits HIDALGO, June 3 of u n d e r $'lf) arn being Negotiations May Tip Off Intentions Of Soviet Russia BY EDWARD IE, BOM.AH, Foreign News Analyst Negotiations on opposite sides of the world, at Vienna and Seoul, boar watching for a sign whether Moscow wants improved relations with the United States and the other western powers just now. Thus far no such sign has come from Vienna, where for three weeks negotiations of a big four commit_ t, ee O f experts have been deadlocked on the Austrian peace set- thfi Bank of Mexico to credit Mox- tlement. Some top American officials are Icnn contract workers In the S., according to Allan Skinner U. of the XJ. S. Immigration Service hero. Tho money Is to pay workers fare back to their homes in Mexico. .Skinner said the progarm of leg- a l i z i n g Mexican workers was op- orating smoothly. Contracting will continue through June 18. about ready to write off the latest attempt and toss the Austrian problem back Into the laps of tho big four foreign ministers. Prospects appear more hopeful, however, for the attempt of the Soviet- American Joint Commission meeting at Seoul to agree on the basis far a temporary trusteeship regime for all Korea, It is not impossible that Russia and the United States might agree on Korea's future while remaining i at odds on almost every other major postwar issue. Clark and some others who took park in the Moscow and London efforts to frame a peace treaty for Austria are convinced that for the -present Moscow has no Intention of concurring In- any settlement except on terms which would make Austria n, Soviet puppet. Knottiest problem involves property seized by the Red Army occupation forces as Nnzi-ownod. The seizures include the Zlsterdorf Oil Fields and almost all Austria's principal Industries. \ Some Washington officials were Inclined l;o write off tho Seoul negotiations ns well as the Vienna conference until the Russian conferees gavo in the past weekend to American Insistence that all Korean political elements be consulted in setting up a temporary regime. The Russian delegates hncl held out; for two weeks for a formula which would givs the dominating voice to pro-Communiat groups. Garsson Testifies May Refused Pay For Helping Firm WASHINGTON, June 3 (XP)--Mu- nitions Maker Henry Garsson .sn today that; he tried to give Andrew J. May "compensation" for business help whnn May was wartime chairman of the House Military Committee but May refused it. Garsson testified before a federal court Jury trying him, his brother, Murray, and May · on war bribe charges. He related that May had been doing so much work for him in managing a Garsson-financed lumber firm in Kentucky he suggested to May that he should got paid for it, The government charges that the Garsson. brothers paid May $53,000 In bribes through the Cumberland Lumber Company for wartime favors which the former Kentucky langressman allegedly obtained for the Garsson munitions combine. Gnrsson snirl May acted as agent for the Cumberland company. "I told him on one or two" occasions t h n t I felt thai; there wns an undue burden being placed on him in connection with the services he was performing," Garsson testified. The witness added that May ·efused to take any money, con- ionding he felt "a moral obllg.i- ;ion" to manage the concern profitably because he had recommended that the Garsson s buy the umberland timber tract as n neans of getting -lumber for gun shell crfttei, Truman To Join 35th Division In Reunion Services KANSAS CITY, June 3.-- (ffi) -Veterans of the 35th Infantry Division, President Harry S. Truman among them, will reunite here Thursday to relieve their war experiences and to help build R. hospital for a French town they liberated in World War II. All the money they spend for fun in their first post-war reunion is going into a fund for a new hospital for St. Lo, the town re- WASHINGTON, June 3.-- /P) Senator Taft (R-Ohio) said todaj President Truman and the Demo era-tie administration seem to have abandoned their campaign to keep prices down In favor of "heavj spending abroad that will keej them up." The Ohio senator, told a reporter the Senate-House committee oi the economic report mny orde public hearings on the price situation at a meeting scheduled later irf the day (12:30 p.m. CST). "We plan to go ahead with an investigation ol prices and present economic conditions, but I have noticed that there has been little interest on the part of the administration on this question lately," Taft said. Says Loans Hike Prices "Apparently the President and the administration are abandoning talk of keeping prices down In favor of heavy spending abroad that, will keep them up." Tafl- said It IK his view that loans to other countries for the purchase of good here increase the competition on home markets for those goods and thus force prices up. While, he supported recent- legislation for the $400,000,000 Greek- Turkish aid program, the Republican leader said he did so "reluctantly." Truman Kc«p« Quiet Mr. Truman, who has been trying t.o talk prices down for weeks, has .said nothing on the subject since a May 15 news conference when he said the country could avoid a depression if its Just uses common sense and doesn't let jrreedy people get control. He reiterated his contention then that some prices are too high. Taft's reference to "heavy spending" abroad apparently was built on the general assumption in government quarters here that a program of economic aid to other nations will be presented to the next congress. There seems little doubts that the present Republican-controlled congress Is In no mood for further suggestions now about foreign aid programs, beyond those involved in American-occupied areas in Germany, Korea and Japan. captured by break-through the 35:h nnd the- point, of the Allied drive out of the Norman Peninsula after bloody Omaha Beach. j The mayor of St. v !Lo, Georges Pierre La valley, flew all the way from Paris to be here for the division's three-day post mortem. The 35th, historically a National Guard outfjt from tho Middle West, fought at St. Lo, the. Bnttlo. of the 33ulgo in the second world war and at St. Mihi! and the Mousc- Argonhe- in the first. Some 150,000 men have served with It since it was organized in 1917. Mr. Truman, who played an important part in the division's assault on Vauquols Hill in France in 1918, Is scheduled to speak Saturday night at memorial services honoring the 35th's dead of the two world wars. It will not all be solemn moments or parades for the 35th during the three days. A Trench musical h a l l , - - a . "break-through" cabaret and a French street fair will run almost continuously. And there's where St. Lo will get one more lift from the 35th. This time doughboys with the Blue n n d White "Santa Fe Trail patch are sending some of their dough back to the little French town, Farm Group To Pick Delegate To Capital MERCEDES, June 3--The Valley water Conservation association has already selected representatives to attend the conferences In Washington beginning June 12 regarding the Valley gravity irrigation and drainage project, and directors of the Volley Farm Bureau are expected to select a representative Wednesday. All key men of t.he Reclamation Bureau will be available for the consultation. Those who will represent the Valley Water Conservation association 'include; A. L. Cramer, Elsa; Raymond Smith, Snn Benito; J. C. Looncy, Edinburg; C. B. Cramer. San J u n n ; Alfred Tamm, Harlingen; and O. C. Dancy, Brownsville. J. C. Myrick, Harlingcn attorney, also may attend. Senate Debates Peace Pact Former Enemies WASHINGTON, Junt I --jp) --« Hungary's fall under Communisli domination even as Italy was ridding her government of Soviet tie* provided Senator Vandenberg R- Mich) with ready ammunition today in his battle to win ratification of peace treaties with thosw and two other former enemy na* tions. j Vandenberg told «. reporter rm intended to discuss recent intenia-i tional developments in urging approval of the pacts which some ol his Republican colleagues are excepted to oppose vigorously during senate debate opening today. Vnndenborp, who heads the S^ nato Foreign Rein tions Committee and is Capitol H i l l s chief exponent of bipartisan foreign policy, declined to go into details. Urges Reds Withdraw But the Michigan senator to reported to hold the view that the recent Communist coup in Hungary should speed this country'* acceptance of the treaty terms in order to get Russian troops out ol that area. As they stand, the treaties --also written for Bulgaria and Romania would require withdrawal of all occupation troops except t.hos« needed to maintain communication lines to the Soviet zones in Germany and Austria. It was said to be rhe feeling of Vandenberg and -others that th« ommunists might not, be able to- maintain their grip on the Hun* garian government once the Red army troops go home. The Italian treaty, however, appeared likely to arouse the most? opposition. Aides said Senator Bridges (R-NH) is preparing to ead a fight against its adoption orv lis return from New Hampshire* M'obably tomorrow. , Marshall, Byrnes; Agrr« · Bridges has protested that the demilitarization of Italy provided- 'n the treaty terms may leave that sou n try open to Communist InftJ- .ration when American troopi ar» vith drawn. Backing up Vandenberg. Secreta* y of State Marshall and forme* ecrotnry James F. Byrnes hav» ·eplled that the treaty represent* he best --and probably the only--«· erms on which there con be "«*' grccmnt among the wartime. Hies. They have contended that tnly could not possibly defend herself against infiltration and In-: If it *-er« permitted' aslon even o rearm. Cafe Owners Draw City Court Fines HARL'TNGEN, June s -- ingen's drive to enforce the san-. tatlon code saw operators of six far! in gen establishments fined in ity court Sunday and Monday of; vhich two were closed until such time as they comply with code, fficials snid. Raul Gonzalez, operator of th* Texas Moon Cafe, and John Stalling, operator of the Production Industries Cafe, were each fined, $25 on charges of operating without a permit from the city health officer, and their establishments were closed. O. L. Parduo, of Oscar's Drive- In, E. J. Snldivar, of Moreno's Cafe, and Phil Edie. of Phil's Grill. S. C. Garcia, of Aztecn Cafe, were each fined $25 on various charges of violating t.he sanitation code. S. G. Garcin. Azteca Cafe was fined an additional $]o charged with employing persons - for the handling of food without, displaying food rmn filers' certiflc-atos. Romul- lo Castillo, of Romeo's Cnfe. was fined $25 on a similar volving food handlers' last week. charp* in- certificflt.es Knights Of Columbus Will Elect Tonight The Knights of Columbus will elect officers at 8 p.m. tonight at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 540 Southeast Elizabeth St. Grand Knight Reynaldo G. Garaa urged all members to attend. Refreshments will be served i^tw the meeting. Hearings Ordered On Training Plan WASHINGTON, June 3.-- (fft -The House Armed Services Committee today ordered public hearings on universal training after Kar.1 T. Compton termed the international situation "too serious to justify delay." Compton, who headed President Truman's advisory commission which recommended universal training, telegraphed the committee: "There is no certainty that intrigue backed with force has been abandoned as an instrument for national aggrandizement and unhappily the present actual evidence In some quarters points otherwise." Chairman Andrews (R-NY) told reporters hearings will start in "a week or 10 days" before the committee, with Compton as first witnesi, Stock Markets NEW YORK. June --f/Pj-- Assorted stocks made feeble passes at recovery in today's market although many leaders continued to seek lower ground. Dealings were sluggish from the opening on and fractional declines had a shade the best of the argument near midday. Occasional gainers Included Youngstown Sheet, General Motors, Sears Roebuck. International Harvester, Philip Morris. Owens- IJJinois, Standard Oil (NJ) and Consolidated Edison. Intermittent losers were Bethlehem, Republic Steel, Kennecott, American Water Works, Wostinghonse, Air Reduction, General Electric. Dow Chom- icnl, Sante pv, N. Y. Central, Southern Pacific, Southern Railway and Groat Northern Railroad. Bonds and cotton futures were narrowly uneven. COTTON PRICES NEW YORK, June 3 -- WP -Cotton prices nt noon were unchanged to 60 cents a bale higher than the previous close. July 3-4.40, Oct. 30.01, and Dec. 30.24.

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