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Legislature Quits After Time And Money Run Out ^·"^^ - / r «?·« f~t^\ A\ '. - · * ' . i i n . mi i , i i ii» (See Story Col. 4) Weather Partly cloudy, warm. FINAL EDITION Serving The Rio Grande Valley For Over 50 Years 55TH YEAR -- NO. 290 (fP) MEMBER BROJVNSVILLE, TEXAS, FRIDAY, JUNE 6, 1947 10 PAGES PRICE 5c RAIL THREATEN LOCAL Hanncy Sentences Couple Also Gets Suspended Terms; Allred To Anneal Mathes and Ruth Coleman, n c - , pro couple who formerly operated the Santa Rosa Orphanage and Vocational Training School, near Cornhcs were sentenced to five and two yeans, respectively, in federal prison this morning by Judge Allen B. l l n n n n y In the U, S. Dist r i c t Court. They were convicted last Saturday on nine counts in using the mails to defraud in connection with solicitation of funds. JnclKO Hannay sentenced the Colemans to prison on the first five counts in the indictment while on the last four, they were given suspended sentences. Mathes was given a five-year suspended sentence, with five years supervision on these counts, while Ruth WHS meted out a two-year suspended sentence, with five years supervision. The suspended sentences will become effective beginning with their releases from prison. Show No Emotion I Neither Coleman nor his w i f e ' showed any emotion following the j sentences. As in the days during j the trial, Coleman appeared in j court dressed in a haki suit, open l at the neck, wearing glasses and on crutches. His wife was on an ambulance stretcher and had on * pale blue dress and checkered jacket of light, material. A shoct covered Ruth from the hips down. Both were Injured in nn automobile accident several months ago. Former governor James V, .Allred, chirf defense counsel, gave notice of an appeal immediately following the pronouncement of sentence* by Judge Hannoy. Bonds were set by Judge Hannay at, $7,000 for Mathes and $3,000 for' Ruth, pending the appeal. Judge Hannay also announced that the sentence on R u t h , would be deferred for 60 days, due to her physical condition. Ronald Smallwood, of Harlingen. who assisted Allred in the defense of the Colemans, told Judf,'e Hnnnay, before the sentences were pronounced, about the Colemans having disposed of all of thrir interests in the orphanage, with no strings attached to The Salesian Sisters, a Catholic order at Laredo. This, according to Smalhvood, was done after The Most Rex. E. B. Lcdvina, Bishop of Corpus Christ!, had refused a deed to the property on the grounds that the diocese under his jurisdiction did not have a proper Draw Iren Terms M'athft* 1H. Coleman, and his wife, Ruth, negro couple who operated an orphanage near Combes were .sentenced to five and two years, respectively, In federal penitentiaries by Judjre Allen B, Hunn.ay in U.S. District Court this morniny upon their conviction last, Saturday on nine counts of using the-malls to defraud. They drevp sentences on five of the counts and suspended sentences on four counts* Defense attorneys jfavc notice of appeal to the court. staff at the prsent time to operate the orphanage. Tells Of Deed Smallwood also informcfd the court concerning the deed which the orphanage, a corporation, through its board of directors, had filed in the Cameron County clerk's office in favor of the Corpus Christ! bishop and of the subsequent correction deed filed in . S. Jurists Called In Probe Of Voting WASHINGTON, June 6 --(XP)-- Senate investigators asked three federal judges and a U.S. attorney today to tell how they reached the conclusion that the government lacked grounds to act against alleged Democratic vote frauds in Kansas City. The witnesses are District Attorney Sam Wear and Judges Albert L. Reeves, Albert A. Ridge and John Caskie Collet. Hotly denying tha't the Justice Department tried to "whitewash" irregularities in the primary last August, Attorney General Clark told the senators yesterday the judges decided the evidence was not sufficient." Newspaper Finds Violations In the primary, Rep, Roger Slaughter, strongly opposed by President Truman, was defeated for renomiriabion by Enos Axtell. Ax* tell was beaten in the November election by Albert L. Reeves Jr., Republican nominee and son of the judge. bphalf of the Salesian Sisters. He j The Justice Department last fall nlso told the court that some of jj 00 j. ;cc j j n to reports of fvalid in the the Sisters had arrived at the or-; Democratic primary and Wear de- phanac,''* yrstorday and had taken '·· c [(\ (]( \ there was no basis for pro- nvrr operation.*;. sedition. Later the Kansas City Allred appealed to thr: court f o r , g t n r mac j e its own investigation leniency due to ihc Colemans' u p - J and--largely on evidence the news- parent attempt at restitution in i pftpcr produced--a state grand jury deeding their interest in tho or-| n a a j nc jictcd 71 persons on charges phanaRe to the Catholic Slstei'8,' of violating the election laws, bringing out that they were try--. ,, , K fH . Moi dec]ar ing to show evidence of their good f a i t h . He asked the court to take rsee COUPLE, Page 2) DON PE1DRO appeared upset and nrrvoun about something this morning and he paced the office floor. "It will be warm over the weekend," the Don stBtecl without warning. -I feel that ttie w e a t h e r i s \vhat you are interested in and not myself. But I will fool you one of those d a y s and tell you 3 few personal incidents t h a t will cause you to gasp. "I wish J know how manage to finish my daily work each day. Perhaps !C could if I did not have to go so many places. Right now I arrf due in Matarnoro.s. In fact I am late, In fact i am on mv way over there ricrht now. Adlos." (Detailed Weather Kcport On P»£e Two) Senator Kem (R-Mo) declared at tho senate judiciary subcomlttee hearing 1 yesterday the Justice Department failed to make a full inquiry nncl there was an effort to whltwash the situation." Clark Denies Whitewash Clark flushed as he' replied "It Is veVy unbecoming of your, senator, to Indicate I'd try to whitewash anyone. I've prosecuted many big people including two who were in cong;rc88, and big corporations. For you to say it is a whitewash is u n t r u e . I denounce that." Kem insisted that , Alden A. Stockard, a lawyer on his office stafi', studied the Justice Department files and reported the investigation showed "evidence of conspiracy to deprive people of the right to vote." Clark iwid the evidence "won't Employers Learn Mexican Workers May Be Deported McALLEN, June 6--A group of Valley men, vitally interested in the current U. S.-Mexico farm labor program, met at the office of Mexican Consul Lauro Izagulrre here yesterday the discuss progress of processing workers. A. L. Cramer ( of Elsa predicted at the meeting / that steps will be taken to see if employers are failing to make application for the alien workers they now have employed. A check may be made in the fields, ha said. He also pointed out that application for workers gives the employer a certain amount of protection, and that the farmer who fails to contract for his men could possibly have them picked up out of the filds for deportation, Much Delay Reported Cramer emphazised the necessity of employers taking their workers, to be processed when scheduled.' Much delay has been caused by failure to keep schedules, Those attending also discussed complaints received in Consul Iza- gulrre's office concerning failure of employers to carry out the provisions of their contracts. I could satisfy the Justice Depatment.'' 19,372 Get Auto Tags In County A total of 19.372 automobile, license numbers have been issued Ol processing, through the Cameron County tax en Attending the meeting were Allen department to date for the 19471[Skinner of the U. S. Immigration Application Decrease Cramer said the number of applications is falling off. Names of workers are not needed in applying, he pointed out. The number of workers applied for must be designated, bub if the number changes between the time application is filed and the contract is executed, the employer need only to notify the immigration service before date Solons Let Bills Die After Failing To Act On Deficit AUSTIN, June 6 The State of Texas ran out of money and the 50th Legislature ran out of time a few minutes after noon today, bringing .the session to a close. Presiding officers of both the house and the senate announced that the session was over except for the formalities of signing bills and similar matters. The last important question finally resolved was that of deficit financing, The session's end was virtually coincident with an announcement from the comptroller that he could certify no more appropriations bills, Bills Die That meant dea,th for a list of measures appropriating about five million dollars for various purposes, including a Dallas cancer and pellegra hospital, Lamar college at Beaumont, a branch of the University of Texas Medical College at San Antonio. Proponents gave ' up when they realized they could nob muster the necessary four-fifth vote for deficit, financing 1 .'' It was a session which accomplished these major .objectives, · - 1 ^ ' - ' * To Prison Fnrit Firm Moves To Galveston For Low Freight Levy Hungarian Dictator Boasts Of Coup Before U. S. Action 1. Enactment of a series of strict labor-regulatory laws fitting in with a national pattern of restrictions for union labor; 2. Enactment of the $55 per capita school bill and another measure setting minimum , salaries of $2,000 annually for teachers, but which most persons agree will not; give that minimum to all; 3. Voted submission of a big batch of proposed constitutional amendments including the one designed to force continuing legislative redistrlctlng after 1050; another to give state colleges a $60,000,000 building program ; 4. Voted record-smashing . ap.- propriations for state colleges, departments, and . eleemosynary institutions; Pass School Bills 5. Passed a record -high $36,000,000 aid for rural schools bill; 6. Established a university of the first class and an agricultural and mechanical college for ne- groes; 7. Spent every cent of available or anticipated state money, wiping out the general fund surplus, and refused to impose new taxes in line with Gov. Beauford H. Jester's often asserted statement that his election last Summer constituted a mandate from the people to follow a nornew tax policy. 8. Raised public welfare allocations to the constitutional limit; 9. Enacted an amendment to the State Liquor Control' Acfc that would permit creation of wet cities and precincts in many dry counties through local option elections; 10. Recodii'ied the state traffic laws in an effort to meet high- speed, modern travel conditions. Truipan And Ike Go To Troops Reunion KANSAS CITY, June 6-- (/J 3 ) -President Truman and General Dwight D. Eisenhower chief of staff, arrived today to attend the reunion of the 35th division of which the President was a member in World Dar 1. Their plane, the Sacvad Cow, landed at Fairfax airport in Kansas City, Kas., at 11:35 n.m. CCST). period, E. B. Duarte, in charge of the license department said. More than 20,000 numbcrn were Issued last year, he said, however more numbers have been issued to date this year than there were during the same period last yefir. Service; Fletcher Rawls of U, S. Border Patrol, 1 W. R. Deines of Texas Citrus and Vegetable Growers and Shippers Assn.; Thomas Robertson, Hoyt Boatwright and Jack Armstrong, all representatives of the Farm Bureau labor pool; Izaguirre and Cramer. Senators Discuss 160-Acre Limits ' WASHINGTON, June 6-- (XP) -The senate irrigation subcommittee today considered a bill to exempt three reclamation project from the reclamation law's IGO-acre limitation but reached no decision, Chairman Millikin (R-Colo) of the subcommittee said the measure was discussed at length in a closed session but additional time was allowed for members to study the record of the 16 days of hearings. The bill, sponsored by senators from Colorado, California and Texas, would exempt the Central Valley project in California, the San Luis Valley project in Colorado and the Valley Gravity Canal project in Texas from the prohibition against delivery of water from a federal project to more than 160 acres in a single ownership. BUDAPEST, June 6 (/Pj-- Matyas Rakosl, Hungary's No. 1 Communist and virtual dictator, has told factory worker* that his party took over control of this country "before the United States could rub is eyes." "We were able to solve the Crisis before the foreign press, good. and bad, was able to intervene," Rakosi said. "Before the United States could rub its eyes, everything was perfectly put over. - "Such a task could only be carried out when Democracy is united and is led by the brave and ironfisted Communist Party, conscious of its aims. "This is why the feat has been acclaimed by ^the lovers of Democracy all over "the world." Not Published Rakosi's description of the events which culminated in /the resignation' of Premier Ferenc Nagy was delivered Wednesday, but was not published in the press here. The excerpts were found today in an official .text from the files of MTI, the official government news agency. President Truman's view -- that the coup was an outrage -- was not published in any Hungarian newspaper. Brief ^ention was made that the peace treaty for Hun- senate, but there were no comments. In scenes reminiscent of the German occupation, many persons are huddling every night in Budapest cellars to listen to foreign news broadcasts. In cafes, conversations are carried on in whispers. Members of parliament pass by American correspondents without a word. A Hungaria who works for an American, said that in the town of Gyombo, 10 miles southeast of Budapest, the political police hud confiscated all radios and had warned' citizens not to listen to foreign broad casts^ Home Searched The home of a Hungarian civilian employe of the American Graves Registration Service was searched · by political police. Today's bulletin of the U. S. Information Service, a State Department office, carried President TrUman's remarks about the Hungarian situation and the comments of Aladar Szegedi-Maszag, Hun- Conducted Tour Cosmo. Cucllar, ex-convict and tabbed by officers rvs,thc Valley's No. J bad man is shown as he was bcinff conducted on a lour of the Lower Valley. Deputy Sheriff Exequicl Cnvazos (left), is holding a motion picture projector and another is at his feet, both of which Ctiellnr Admitted to taking- from Valley homes. Chief Deputy Pat Smith Is hold ing 1 a shotg-un which Cucllar also admitted to taking during; one of his raids. » (Herald Photo by Red Moorcs). vernment. Hungarians who called for the bulletin came In hurriedly and departed in even greater haste. The lobby of the American legation, usually full of Hungarians, has been almost empty for a week. Acers Will Direct Officers Meeting Army Orders Down For Inspection HONOLULU, June 6 --(/P)-- Pacific Division Headquarters of the transport Command announced today that all Army C-54 planes have been "suspended from service" on worldwide orders from Washington. I The four-engine planes were grounded, the announcement said jl.o permit inspection of vertical stabilizer bolts and attached fittings, Enemies Cry Death To Peron; National Discord Increases which, it added, field reports had found loose and shreaded." j ATC said this condition had never Jaeen encountered in inspections of the C-54 fleet which has! flown more than 745,00,000 miles in the past 10 months without » passenger fatality. 1 Headquarters said inspection of planes in the Pacific was being carried out at Hickam Field here; Johnston Island, Kwnjalein, Guam, BUENOS AIRES, June Maurice W. Acers, special agent, i1R11 . 1H , ja _ ClU1ISUJ1( O H J l i i ) illlu vjm.-.-*TM in charge of the FBI, San An-1 Palls, Mont. Army air bases. The tonio office, will direct a FBI! latter is the ATC gateway to Alas- Tokyo, Mont. Army air bases. The Presidenl( J u n n Peron W as con- Tokvo. and Shanghai as well as i . . . . . . ,., Great Law Enforcement Conference here ka. June 12. '· The ATC said the order actually At conclusion of the program ' had little effect on scheduled flights all peace officers in attendance since the special inspection requir- will be treated, to a seafood dinner as guests of Sheriff Boy n ton Fleming and Chief of Police Dun- j can Wright. - : The program includes in trod uc- I tion of officers and guests at 2 p.m. by Acers, with the address of welcome by Mayor H. L. Stokely. I Criminal District Judge Arthur' Klein will speak on "The Benefits of the FBI Training Program" and Acers will speak on "The Objectives of Law Enforcement." A demonstration of burglary investigations will be given from 3:15 to 4:15 by Jim Kennedy, Bill Billings, Bill Buckler, and Ernie Kuhnel, special agents of the FBI, San Antonio. The officers will ed only about an hour for each plane. Valley Waits '47's First Cotton Bale policies ho adopted to restore friendly relations between Argentina and the United States. An unidentified voice mysteriously broke into a nationwide presidential broadcast last night with t h e shout: "Death to Peron." ;md there were indications that the extreme Argentina Nationalist affronted by the resignation Wednesday of Federal Police Chief Juan Velazco. Velaxco's resignation, under cir, cumstnnces strongly suggesting ! that he had been dismissed on Valley cotton growers today were' Peron's order, previously had been forward to the first bale interpreted as a _ measure Design- oI f o r t h e ye , cement "elwc«n Ol Staple iur W J B heuauu. i-mai. .y^oi -- - - TT«/»^ engine it was harvested by Prvor Dil- Argentina and the United States nf wariinepn on June ]2lVela7,co was known as a leader McDonald 8 connnissioner of j of extreme Argentine Nationalists predicts the first bale; WNVMTFS KJ«.II s t i i u u i n w . .».,ii»_. %^i.*.^w»^. ..... k n j f j vGjir will be picked around i ion.. .L)jNi_ii\.i.ij-io, impersonate two burglars in the J u n o '20, providing dry weather i process of ransacking a business nrev ' n i] St ' j establishment, and an invcstiga- tion by officers, Acers said. U. S, Stop* Banking on by officers, Acers said. ! ( h i s y eH1 . n a s n ' ( j been made, but if Qf Sugar Rationing Under th/ law_._ the county re- u , compares w ith average production p revn i] St A gu ' c ' ss n s to average production I ceives the first $oO,000 taken in on jn x the f l g u r e s at the end of sale of _ license plates, and after season w m be something lifco that amount has been received the county is authorized to retain one half of the amount until a total of $175,000 has been retained. All above that. amount goes to the state, he said. The $50,000 amount had been reached this year In April, and last year in December. Duarte said. He said he expected more than 4,000 additional license numbers will be issued this year in Cameron county, the season will be something the following: Cameron count;,'. WASHINGTON, June 6-- PI -Discontinuance of the banking system for rationing sugar to public 178,000 acres, .7 bales per acre, to- enting places, industrial users, tal 124,600 bales; Hidalgo county j stores institutions, wholesalers and 143,000 acres, .654 bales per a c r e ( j 0 t n o r distributors was announced total 03,522 bales; Willncy county by the Apricnlture Department. 107,000 acres, .038 bales per ncre, Sur,nr users nnd handlers, under total 99,666 bales; Valley totnl 317, - i t h e banking .system, had been per- 788. McDonald said there Fire 90 ! mi tied to deposit their ration evid- s ence in banks and then drew in tho three Valley counties to be checks on these sugar stamp or operated during the 1947 season. ration accounts. Threatened sabotage of Port Brownsville's banana j business by alleged discriminatory rail rates was I emphasized in disclosures here during 1 the past 24 hours that one banana company is moving to Galveston and three others now operating here are considering taking the same step. Joseph DiPietro, secretary of the P a n - A m e r i c a n B a n a n a Producers Ltd., of Montreal, C a n a d a , pioneer in the banana business here. said. his company is pulling up stakes fn Brownsville because of the more fnvornble mil rate from Gnlveston t;o Canada where the company ships most of its Mexican banana cargoes. Three View Move Justin C. McCarty. Jr., of the McCnrty and Massey Shipping Company, local agents for Pan- American, said that three other banana handling companies operating at this port have been considering shifting their operations base to Galveston for the past month. Reason given was the unfavorable rates applicable on movement out of Brownsville. The rales from Brownsville to Canada on bananas range from $100 to $150 more, a car than the rotes from Galveston, McCarty MI id, "We, ship most of our bannnaa by refrigerator car from port ol discharge, which flas Been Brownsville, to Canada," DiPietro said "But IVm cost on a, car from Galveston is $100 less than from here. We employ a combination routing, using the Missouri Pacific. Th? same sorl^of routing will be used from Galveston. Bt£ Cargo Loss "Additional cost of moving bananas by ship to Galveston. requiring an extra day at sea. is much less than de saving in freight rntcs through shipping from Gal- veslon." Loss of the business of the Pan- American company will mean a loss of 20,000 to 25,000 tons of cargo a year for Port Brownsville, it was pointed out. The company ha* been handling 350 to 500 tons o! bananas a week over the wharves here. Pan-American was the first company to bring bananas to Port Brownsville, DiPietro said. This was in l!M3 when it had 'in operation the motor vessels Kenozhn and Saguenny Trader, both ol which were later lost. The company more recent oper- , ation have been with the SS "Rose- j l e a f " and the motor vessel "Capito- i -We like. Brownsville and would : like to continue to operate here, ! "DiPietro said. "But the rate sis' tuation being what it is we have I decided to move. If adjustments I (See PORT, Page_ 2 D7sr"Con8iders UN Appeal On Red Coup LAKE SUCCESS, June 6--iTV- United Nations sources speculated today that the sharp American ! reaction to Communist seizure of ! power in Hungary might be aimed at discouraging any possibility of a similar coup in Italy. This line was advanced amid indications o f - a possible American appeal to the United Nations in connection with the series of moves ·by which Communist officials were put. into key positions in Budapest. Final Rites Set For Karl Huffaker Karl Huffaker, 55. resident of the Valley since 1922. died at his home 1005 Southeast St. Charles St., here yesterday. Bom in Osage Nation. Okla., he came to the Valley l.o farm, and for several years prior to his recent illness was connected with McDavitt and Lightner. Survivors include his widow. Mrs. Nellie Huffaker of Brownsville; two daughters, Mrs. Arpjyle Mc- Allcn. Linn. Tex., and Mrs. Dudley Martin, New York City; one son, Richard S. Huffaker of Brownsville; two grandsons, Robert and Jimmie McAllen; and o sister. Mrs. Anna Sanders of Brownsville. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday at Darling Funeral Home, the Rev. E. G. Gregory, pastor of the First Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in Buc- na Vista cemetery. Pallbearers, will be Will Cabler. Larry Lightner, R. G. Doc" Treon, Julius Jeffords, Walter Keller, and. John McRay. --

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