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Weathei Partly cloudy, warm, ttm. Serving The Rio Grande Valley For Over 50 Year* FINAL EDITION 55TH YEAR -- NO. 287 (fP) MEMBER BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS, TUESDAY, JUNE 3, 1947. 8 PAGES PRICE 6c URGES PEEDY PEACE PACTS Texas Solons Discover Two Million Deficit Legislators Find Costly Error Major Fund AUSTIN, June 3 r/Pi--A surprise warning of a state deficit of about $2.000,000 In the major appropriation bills forced the house today to reconsider its f i n a l adjournment vote and recall the resolution setting quitting time at noon Friday from the senate. Representatives swiftly changed t h e i r minds about going home Friday after Rep. Claud Gilmer of Rock Springs told thorn that new estimates of the a m o u n t of money spent in the big appropriation 'bills were between $1,000,000 and $2,000,000 short of the comptroller's estimate of money available for atate spending. Rep, Wood row Bean of 131 Paso, who sponsored tho f i n a l a d j o u r n - ment resolution yesterday, f o l lowed Gilmor to the microphone to tell the house that. "somebody made a mistake somewhere." To Check on Krror "I don't know who made it, I'm groins to start checking up to find out who misled us," he said. "Bean I n t e r t o l d reporters that the big money bills would have to b«- recalled .from the governor, and d i a l hr would a t t e m p t to bring up his n a t u r a l resources U\x bill t h i s afternoon to make up the d e f i c i t . Ollmer did not say w h a t caused the discrepancy but- he did admit t h a t t h e d e p a r t m e n t n l a n d eleemo- synnry appropriation bills should bp, "corrected." To Reconsider A d j o u r n m e n t The house undertook parliament a r y maneuvering in order to re- u vise it* lefs-go-home-on-Friclay stand. First it voted, 94 to 35, to rrcon.'-ider the vote by which it adopted the final adjournment resolution yesterday. Then 11 adopted by voice vote Bean's resolution requesting the senate to return the a d j o u r n m e n t resolution. Gilmer said that he and members of his appropriations committee had pushed yesterday for adjournment Friday "on the assumption there was enough money In t h r genera! revenue f u n d to permit certification of the major money bills." "Now we f i n d t h a t our previous e s t i m a t e s were not quite d e f i n i t e and t h a t there will be a deficit of $1.000,000 to $2.000.000." he said. Safety Officer Aids With Valley Traffic H A R L I N G E N , J u n e 3 -·- Re- suits of t r a f f i c survey to be made j by Sgt. J. B. Carlisle, Austin, of t h e State Department of Public Safety, are to be used to help law officers in education and law enforcement. Sc;t. Carlisle arrived Monday at t h e request of City Manager W. P. Briscoe, and will give special a t t e n t i o n to t r a f f i c at Intersections. maklnK approach, vision, and compliance to t r a f f i c signs, speedsters and pedestrian observance, RS n l c h points on his survey. Salute For Patton Prince Felix of Luxembourg- (Hfrht) salutes at the *rave of Gener al George S. Patton, Jr., In the Humm Military Cemetery, Lux embourg, Memorial Day, during the ceremonies honoring Amor loan war dead. Military and civil dignitaries of the tl. S. and Lux embourg (background) j^iJ 1 ^" 1 ^^ 0 ' (Ar \Vlrcphoto). Violence Takes New Victims In Valley Deaths at Brownsville and Edinburg yesterday added violent deaths In the Valley during the past two days when the second victim of drowning (lied here yesterday at 4:30 p. m., and another person suddenly dropped dead. One was killed near Edinburg when struck by a train at about 10 a. m. Jose Modesto Garai, 16, son of Mr. and Mrs. Manuel Garza, died at the Mercy Hospital here yesterday where he was taken lor treatment after he was rescued from a resaca. Pie had been employed by the Western Union office here. He and n brother and a friend had gone swimming In the rcsaca near the Bert M. Cromack residence at the Junction of the Boca Chlca and the Brownsville Port roads. At about 2:15 p. m. Garni submerged and remained in the water for about 20 or 30 minutes, Justice of the Peace J. N. Acovedo said. Pie was taken to the Mercy Hospital by the Delta Funeral Home ambulance. He was pronounced dead at 4:30 p. m. Henry I*. Carscadln, about 49, dlod here at about 7 p. m. yesterday. A retired soldier, he operated a pleasure craft at the Brownsville Yacht Club. Witnesses who were present at the yacht basin said that Carscadln fell over dead while at the basin. Meanwhile, this morning at Edinburg, members of Sheriff George Ingrain's department and others were still socking the Identity of a pedestrian killed by a Southern Pacific train at about 10 a. m. yesterday, The body was cut in small pieces as it wa v s strewn along the track for about a mile. There were no Identification marks on the clothing and officers said . it was Impossible to determine The K n l K h t s of Columbus will f i n e r officers n t .8 p.m. tonight, at: t h e K n i g h t s of Columbus Hall, Mn Southeast Eli'/.nbelh St. Grand K n i g h t R e y n n l d o G. Oaiv.u urged n i l members to attend. R e f r e s h - , ----- m e n t s will bo served a f t e r t h e ; still had not revealed the Identity meeting. whether the man was an Anglo- American or Latin-American. The body was In ken to the Skinner Mortuary, Edinburg. Tho sheriff's office this morning of a tmspect being held at the p\ON PI-.DRO carried- M r a t h e r large box into the o f f i c e this mornmp. "Something new, l i t t l e person, 11 he was nskocl. "Yf\s nnd no." he replied. "In this box Is an Instrument I am working on that will f o r e c a s t weeks a h e a d , the corning of a tornado. 14 J h n v e been r e q u e s t e d b y fcome very weal- t h y interests lo R'ork on t h i s KO it can be used in t h f so-called tornado b e 11. N a t u r a l l y I can work it, out HO H will be perfect. When completed T will show it to you. "It so happens there is little I can say of the weather in the Valley except that it will be. hot. So long." Weather Repo * On Page Two) (See VIOLENCE, Page JO fax Setup Brings Business To Texas WASHINGTON, June 3-- (/P) -People who N otherwise would live in Arkansas, says Senator Ful- b r l R h t ( D - A r k ) , are moving across the lino Into Texas'to enjoy the b e n e f i t s of the community property system. Texas community property laws permit a husband and wife tjo split their f a m i l y earnings for federal income tax purposes and thus pay u lower lax. The Arkansas senator, backing nn unsuccessful effort to extend the same, b e n e f i t to all states, said t h e Texas-Arkansas line runs down t h e middle of the main street of Texarkana but that "recently the town has begun to be lopsided." Then he read a letter from a "leading attorney In Texarkana," whom he did not identify, which aald; "Here on the Texas-Arkansas line wo are losing many valuable citizens because they go across the state linn and buy themselves a home on the d i f f e r e n c e th°v would pay In Incom- K«.X." Clark Alleges Rail Freights Violating Anti-Trust Laws WASHINGTON, June 3-- (/P) -Attorney General Clark said today he has asked a grand jury to investigate alleged violations of the antitrust laws in the railway freight car building Industry. Clark said in a statement that "certain corporations and individuals" are alleged to have engaged in restraints of. trade and violations of the anti-trust laws bub 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 District of Columbia grand jury, of certain documents and records of tho freight car building companies, railway and car building trade associations and others." Boyd Named To Board Of Vocational Group SAN BENITO, June 3 -- A t an organization meeting last week at Austin of vocational education coordinators, T. B. Boyd, San Benito, was elected as a member of the board of directors. Boyd is Cameron county co-ordinator of the Veterans vocational training program. Glen Flueharty of Bonham was named president of the state organization. Valley men at the conference Included 'joe Cunningham of McAllen, fio-ordlnntor- for Hidalgo county; Earl;Cox of .Raymondville, coordinator for Willacy ; county, and Boyd. The group passed a resolution urging the legislature to appropriate enougli money for supervising all veteran training In the state. Trial Run Slated A trial operation of the $60,000 Rio Grande Canning Company plant will be held at 1 p. m., tomorrow, preceding the full operation of the plant next Monday, it was announced today. The plant, as one of the newest and most modern in the Valley, is locatecl near the Southern Pacific tracks near ebh and Rlnggold Sts. President Truman lo May Use Veto WASHINGTON, June 3 --(/P)-Congress bats the $4,000,000,000 tax-slashing bill to the 'White House today to see if it's going' to bounce. Speculation on a possible presidential veto echoed through the capitol as the Senate made ready to stamp its Ulnal approval on the measure Introduced as House Bill No. 1 when Republicans took control of Congress last January, Backed By Senate There seemed to be general agreement that the Senate would sustain Mr. Truman if he chooses to disapprove the Republican- backed bill. The House by a 220 to 99 vote yesterday gave its blessing to the compromise legislation w h i c h would cut taxes beginning July 1 by a flcale ranging from 30 per cent on the smallest taxable incomes to 10:5 per cent On the largest ones, The thumping House vote was wel lover the two-thirds needed to override a veto. But the Senate parsed the bill originally by a margin of only 62 to 34. and Senator George, (D-Ga), who voted for it, told reporters he will stand by the President's position if there is a veto. Chairman Knutson. (R-Mlnn) of the Bouse Ways and Means Committee, author of the bill, said "I firmly-, believe that he will allow HB No. 1 to bec.ome law," Mr. Truman has said repeatedly that Congress should put emphasis now on federal debt reduction, not tax cutting. However, Secretary of, the Treasury Snyder told the Ways y and Means .Committe«.;lapt,month' that the time for tax relief "is approaching". Provisions Given The measure would reduce withholdings against wages and salaries for tax purposes on July 1. It provides: 1. A 30 per cent slash for persons 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, Court Rules Out WACO, Julie 3--(/P)--Judge W. M. Harmon of 74th District Court ruled today that ex-Gov. Coke Stevenson 'could not revoke his pardon granted Marshall Morris of Palestine, and ordered all costs of the lengthily court trials on the case be paid by Sheriff Paul Stanford of Anderson county. The latest trial ended here about six weeks ago, but Judge Harmon entered Judgment. only today. Morris was convicted in Palestine on an aggravated assault charge, and sentenced to a year in jail and a fine of $500. Later, Gov. Stevenson granted him a pardon and ordered the fine refunded. Following protests from Anderson county, then Gov. Stevenson re- vqked his pardon. Postal Receipts Gain Over Previous Year Postal receipts continue to climb at. the Brownsville postoffice, Robert A. Bunyon, acting postmaster, revealed today. Receipts Tor the month of May amounted to $11,313,23 while for the same period last year they wen; S10.132.5S. April receipts this ypar totalled $12,650,74, bui; this included Xees from "box" rents, Receipts for April 1046 were ftll,255.(-6. A total of 459,300 letters was cancelled at the postoffice during the months of April and May this year, while for the same period last year the amount was 395,620. Deputy Recovers Loot Articles valued at more than $800 was recovered at Reynosa yesterday by Chief Deputy Pat; Smith and Deputy Esequiel Cavazos alleged to have been stolen by iosme Cuellar Sheriff Boynton Fleming said today. Cuellar was returned here yesterday' from, the Hidalgo county jail and is being held for action of the grand jury. Included in the loot recovered yesterday were pistols, rifles, cameras and jewerly, Fleming said "We believe there are more stolen articles ab Reynosa which we have not yet recovered, but we are working on the cases," Fleming said, Where Air Crashes Occurred ICELAND, 25 KILLED IN MOUNTAIN CRASH 'ALASKA, 3 KILLED FROM LADD FIELD HOLLAND, 12 KILLED WHEN TWO PLANES COLLIDE LAGUARDIA FIELD, N. Y., 40 KILLED WHEN NEW YORK- CLEVELAND UAL DC-4 * CRASHES FAIRBANKS V REYKJAVIK^ PORT DEPOSIT, JAPAN, 40 PEOPLE KILLED NEAR TOKYO . KILLED WHEN NEWARK- MIAMI EAL DC-4 CRASHES V NEW YOR NEWARK. CALI, COLUMB.IA, 13 INJURED WHEN PLANE HITS EAGLE CRASHES AT HERNANDO AND MENDOZO KILL 4 ___H!:RNANDOj MENDOZO* · DE GRACE MP. WASHINGTO Gov. Jester Signs Bill For Police, Firemen C i v i l Service Plan AUSTIN, ,lun« 3 (/P)--A measure calling: for it civil service system for policemen and firemen today had Gov. Bcauford H. Jester's signature. The Governor 1 * office announced lust night that he had approved the bill which makes it mandatory for cities over 5,000 population to hold an election within 90 days after the legislature adjourns to decide whether policemen nnd firemen will go on the merit system. Larire map nhows where at least 177 persons died closeup areas where 40 died when n Clevelnnr!- In airplane crushes throughout the world in less bound UAL DC-l crashed in take-off from Lathan two days, marking the most disastrous per- Guardht Field, N. Y. (I) and 53 more kWed in iod Jn peacetime aviation history. Three worst crash of Newark, N. J.-Miami, Fla., EAL DC-4 crashes, at New York, near Port Deposit, Md.; anil near Port Deposit, Md. (2). Tokyo, Involved American pianos. Inset map shows _ Downey Hits Limit On Watered Land; Long Delay Seen WAHINGTON; June 3 --' f/P) -Members of the Senate Irrigation Subcommittee indicated today that it will be several weeks before it votes on a bill to exempt three reclamation projects from the 160-acre limitation. . The subcommittee concluded 16 days of hearing yesterday. Senator Downey (D-Calif) the most 'active proponent, was the last witness. He presented a two- hour summary of his contention that the welfare of the California Central Valley requires removal of the limitation. Senator, Ecton (R-Mont) told reporters he would not call for a vote until the voluminous record is printed and other subcommittee members have time to read the testimony. Sees Delay He said it will be "weeks" before the printed volumes are available. The indications are strong that the bill, even if it receives the onoroval of the subcommittee and the full Public lands committee,, will not reach the senate in time to be enacted before the contemplated July 31 adjournment of congress. Downey asserted that the three irrigation districts in the Central Valley with the largest percentage of land holdings in execess of 160 acres are located on soil in which it is impossible to replenish the underground water of the small landowners without building up water levels of the large landowners. Hits Limitation Downey said, "I would prefer to see the districts not get in the water than to sign a contract with the acreage limitation in It." The bill would exempt the Central Valley, the San Luis Volley project in Colorado and the Rio Grande Valley gravity canal project In Texas from the provision in the 1920 federal reclamation law prohibiting delivery of water from a federal project to more than 160 acres in a single ownership. The Reclamation Bureau and See DOWNEY, Page 2) Hearings Ordered On Training Plan WASHINGTON, June 3.-- (/P) -The House Armed Services Committee today ordered public hearings on universal training after Karl 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 commit: "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 full committee, with Compton ai the first witneM. Garsson Testifies May Refused Pay For Helping Firm WASHINGTON, June S (#)--Munitions Maker Henry Garsson said today that he tried to give Andrew J. May "compensation" for business help when ~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 get paid for it. The government charges that the Garsson brothers paid May $55,000 In bribes through the Cumberland Lumber Company for wartime favors which the former Kentucky congressman allegedly obtained for the Garsson munitions combine. Garsson said May acted as agent, for the Cumberland company. "I told him on one or two occasions that I felt that there was an undue burden being placed on him in connection with the services he was performing," Garsson testified. The witness added that May refused to take any money, contending he fell, "a. moral obligation" to manage the concern profitably because he had recommended that the Garssons buy the Cumberland timber tract as a means of getting lumber for gun shell crates. 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 Valley Farm Bureau are expected to select a representative Wednesday. All key men of the Reclamation Bureau will be available for the consultation. Those who will represent the Valley Water Conservation association include; A. L. Cramer, Elsa; Raymond Smith, San Benito; J. C. Looney, Edinburg; C. B. Cramer, San Juan; Alfred Tamm, Harlingen; and O. C. Dancy, Brownsville, j. C. Myrick, Harlingen attorney, al«e nw attend. Britain To Leave Partition Decision To Indian People LONDON, June 3-- (/P) -- The British government announced today that it will transfer power in India to the Indians almost immediately and leave it to the Indian people to decide whether there shall be one or two governments. The announcement was 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 white paper. Transfer This Year Legislation will be introduced during the present session of Parliament for the transfer of power this year--on a dominion status basis--to one or two Indian governments, depending on which system the Indian people subscribe to. Thus until the absolute withdrawal of the British, scheduled for July of 1948, India will be composed of one or two self-governing countries which will belong to the British commonwealth of nations. Attlee .said the new British plan, with its offer 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." He added that, the partition proposal might "offer to India some prospect of escape from one of the most hideous calamities that has ever ravaged the vast expanses of India,' ' Communist Willie Gallacher ol- fered the sola opposition to the plan. He said he was "the more suspicious of the solution because Churchill, who has a bad record in connection with India, gives it such support." Senate Debates Peace Pact ffitl Former Enemies WASHINGTON, June 3 --Senator Vandenberg (R- Mich) told the Senate to? day v that the United States "cannot wait too much longer" for Soviet coopera* tion to make peace with Germany and establish an "integrated Europe." Urging: speedy Senate ratification of peace treaties with Italy, Bulgaria, nnd Romania, the chairman 01 the Senate Foreign Relations Committee asserted that any delay may hold up action on agreements with Germany and Austria. "Some day we shnll get thest other treaties--even if. unhappily, we arc forced by circumstance to organize peace in our own zones alone," he declared in a prepared address opening the treaty de*» bate. Prefers Agreement "I further believe that we can* not. wait, loo much longer fo* Soviet, co-operations and consent* in stabilizing western and central Europe, although common consents and co-operations are still Infinitely preferable." As the senate took up the treaties, there was an evident feel* ing of urgency among some mem'* bers because of Hungary's fall un« der Communist domination. ThU sprang from the pact that rutifU cation of the pact would call fox withdrawn! of Russian troops from the country. As they stand, tine treaties --als« written for Bulgaria and Romani* -- would require withdrawal of ati occupation troops except thosi needed to maintain communica* tion lines to the Soviet zone* tit Germany and Austria. It was said to be the feeling of Vandenberg and others that th Communists might not be abl* U maintain their grip on the Hum garian government once the Red army troops go home. The Italian treaty, however, appeared likely to arouse the most opposition. Aides said Senatoi Bridges (R-NH) is preparing td lead a fight against its adoption on his return from New Hampshire probably tomorrow. Marshall, Byrnes A^ree Bridges has protested that th demilitarization of Italy provided in the treaty terms may leave that country open to Communist infiltration when American troops art withdrawn. Backing up Vandenberg,, Secretary of State. Marshall and forme* secretary James F. Byrnes hava replied that the treaty represent! the best --and probably the only--, terms on which there can be a.n agreement among the wartlm* allies. They have contended that Italy could not possibly defend herself against Infiltration and in* vasion even if it were permitted^ to rearm. I Dr. Gus Evans Head* Optometri c S o c i e t y SAN BENITO, June 2--Dr. Gu* Evans Jr., Harlingen, was elected president of the Optcmetric Social ty of the Rio Grande Valley at a regular monthly meeting held in the offices of Dr. J. K. Frater of San Benito. Dr. Charles Beardsley of McAllcn xvas elected secretary and treasurer. * Dr. T. J. LaMotte. eye, ear. nos« and throat specialist of Harlingen was speaker. A period of questions and discussion was held during the business session, * Others present Included. J. KL Prater, San Benito; L. R. Olmsted, Brownsville; J. M. Reynolds, Mercedes; William Kitchel, Weslacof R. G. Roane, Harlingen. Draws Jail Term Lorenzo Rodriguez was sentenced to 30 days in jail today by Judge Bascom Cox in the Cameron County Court-at-Law on a charge of aggravated assault. According to the information f i l ed against Rodriguez, he commit- ed the asault against his wife, Josefa Rodriguez. A charge of aggravated assault and battery has been filed in the same court against Cyrus Maning on an information filed by Assistant County Attorney Clarence Bennett. The complaint was filed by Mrs. A. A. Culley, upon whom it Is alleged that Manning committed the assault. RECORD ENROLLMENT KINGSVILLE, June 3-- } --A record total of 1,116 students have registered for the Summer session at Texas A and I College. Cafe Owners Draw City Court Fines HARLINGEN, June S -- Hnr- lingcn's drive to enforce the sanitation code saw operators of six Harlingen establishments fined in. city court Sunday nnd Monday of which two were closed until such a time as they comply with code, officials said. Raul Gonzalez, operator of the Texas Moon Cafe, and John Stalling, operator of the Production, Industries Cafe, were each fined $25 on charges of opereting without a permit from the city health officer, and their establishments were closed. O. L. Pardue, of Oscar's Drive- in, E. J. Saldivar. of Moreno's Cafe, and Phil Edie, of Phil's Grill, S. C. Garcia, of Azteca. Cafe, were each fined $25 on various charges" of violating the sanitation code,' S. G. Garcia, Azteca Cafe was fined an additional $10 charged with employing persons for the handling of food without displaying foodhandlers' certificates. Romul- lo Castillo, of Romeo's Cafe, was" fined $25 on a similar charge involving foodhandlers' certificate* last

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