Austin American-Statesman from Austin, Texas on August 22, 1950 · 11
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Austin American-Statesman from Austin, Texas · 11

Austin, Texas
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Tuesday, August 22, 1950
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SPORTS Comics Classified PAGE 11- AUGUST 22, 1950 tie Mstttt gftaf esroan The Capital City Newspaper Since 1871 TOWNm TALK Lacks, Quite often we get on- the wrong wave length. It is not often we get caught on Main Street with our kilocycles down. That seems to have been what ' happened Aug. 18 when we stated that LBJ owns KVET. . As Willard Deason, general manager, says: "Senator Johnson does not own KVET, never owned jt, owns no interest in it, has never owned any interest in it, has no connection with it, and never has had any connection with KVET." Mrs. Johnson owns KTBC. John Connally is the main stockholder of KVET. Over and out. -i . HAD YOU HEARD how they . tell the difference between rich and poor folks in Midland? No? The poor folks wash their own Cadillacs. Dr.iEduard Taborsky, secretary from 1939 to 1945. to Dr. Benes, late president of Czechoslovakia, will speak Sunday between 3 and j5 p. m. at the Austin Club on ' "Life Behind the Iron Curtain." ' Dr. Taborsky is in the UT government department, is not only quite smart and talented, but knows how to talk. If you get a chance to go, your time won't be wasted. v. Report is that you can get live lobsters delivered to you now. Order 'em and they are shipped. They can be shipped anywhere that doesn't require over six days have been known to live as long as six days. Claws are plugged so the lob sters won't jump out and nip you when you open the box. We are a bit fuzzy on how they're kept alive that long in cartons. But it's guaranteed you won't have to use artificial respiration on arrival ... A friend of ours who has a television set invited us by the other night. It came about when we inquired about the oil derrick in his back yard. The derrick turned out to be his aerial. We heard a long discourse on how well it worked; and went by. It was in the throes of the wiggles. We thought the picture being shown was in a snow storm until he explained this was static and not snow. ON THE WAY home that night we had the fright of our lives. We looked at the moon and the blamed thing was on fire. We Checked with our good wife and she said it was either on fire or bleeding. It was quite red. About : that time a car showed up several blocks ahead. The headlights looked red, too. We decided it was dust in the air. ; Until we remembered the .television set. Did you get to speak to Lieutenant Colonel Jimmie Nichols while he was here? He looks fat and saucy. Been in Germany several years. . Sold insurance when he lived in Austin. Was quite the' bachelor about town, too, until he married. Col. Jimmie made an' excellent record during World War II. Was said by many Texans to have been among the best in the yard. . CHARLES E. GREEN. Parents Appeal Schools Aclion The Austin School Board Tuesday declined to make i public its reasons for closing three school-spensored child care centers Until a special meeting on the question can be held. School Board President Willie Kocurek said the special meeting has been tentatively set for Friday. Meanwhile a spokesman for the board declared that "all the details, the background and the reasons behind the .closings will be thoroughly discussed at the meeting." Monday night a group of Austin parents held a protest meeting at which it was charged that the centersoperated in the past at Pease, Rosedale and Blackshear schools were abolished at the board's Aug. 14 meeting without a public hearing and without informing affected parents. They will be closed effective Sept. 1, the parents said. John Davenport, elected chairman of the protesting group, met early Tuesday with Kocurek. Kocurek said the board "is ready and willing to meet any group with special problems to discuss at any time." The affected parents said they had been told by school board members that the centers were to be discontinued for "several reasons." They indicated they would ask reconsideration of the . ruling at the special meeting. AVSTIN CLUB MEETS TONIGHT Harry Kelly, president of the Austin Club, has announced a meeting of club officers and directors Tuesday at 6:30 p. m. Dinner will precede the business session. , BY WILLIAM Establishment of WE EG union bus terminal at the city market site at Seventh and East Avenue is not looked on with favor by representa-ties of Austin's two largest bus lines. Expressing their personal viewpoint, T. J. Stambaugh, local terminal manager for Continental Trail-ways, and Perry White, local man ager for Southwestern Greyhound Lines, declared the location is not a desirable one from the standpoint of bus passengers. HENRY MATTHEWS, manager of Kerrville Bus Company, said his company would be willing to operate from a union bus terminal, but said the East - Avenue site presently is "a little out of access" to the shopping district. Matthews pointed out that workers who commute from nearby towns such as Elgin and Bastrop and shoppers .from these' smaller towns want to disembark from buses in a downtown location convenient to their work and -to the shopping centers. : They want, he said, to be spared the expense of cab fare to reach the downtown area. While they did not stress the point, the local managers of Continental and Greyhound lines point-ed out that these two nationally known carriers do not operate out of the same terminals, except in verv rare instances." It is known that Continental Trailways for a "year has been Public Hearing On Paving Plan Sept. 7 Studied The City Council Thursday will consider an ordinance setting a puD-lie hearing for Thursday, Sept. 7. on the new 80-block paving pro gram for which a contract was awarded last week to Brown s Root. In a conference Monday afternoon at the City Hall, representatives of Brown and Root announced actual work in the paving program will start Oct. 15. Public Works Director C. G. Levander announced that the 40 street units will be paved in the following order: Bridle Path from Exposition to Forest Trail. Bonnie Road from Hopi Trail to Exposition Boulevard. Cherry Lane from Schulle Ave nue to Exposition Boulevard. Clearview Drive from Mountain-view Road to Exposition Boulevard. . Gilbert Street from Matthews Drive fo Rockmoor Avenue. , West 38th Street from Jackson Avenue to Oakmont Boulevard. West 38th Street from Oakmont Boulevard to Bull Creek Road. Sinclair Avenue from West 40th to .West 41st Street Woodrow Avenue from Burnet Road to North Street. West 45th Street from Avenus B to Avenue E. East 45th Street from Avenue E to Avenue G. East 45th Street from Avenue G to Duval Street. East 47th from Duval Street to Evans Avenue. East 42nd Street from Duval Street to Barrow Avenue. King Street from West 34th to Maiden Lane. ; Edgewood Avenue from East Ave nue to Cherrywood Road. Cherrywood Road from East 32nd to Edgewood Avenue. Salina Street from East 12th to East 13th. Chicon Street from Rosewood Avenue to East 12th. East 12th from East Avenue to Comal Street. East 13th from East' Avenue to Waller Street. Brushy Street from East First to East Second. West 10th Street from West Avenue to Rio Grande. West 16th Street from West Avenue to Rio Grande. West 16th Street from Rio Grande to Nueces. West 10th Street from West Lynn Street to Elm Street Alley. Palma Plaza from Newfield Lane to Hartford Road. Deep Eddy Avenue from Lake Austin Boulevard to West Seventh. Henderson Street from West Sixth Street to West Ninth Street. Josephine Street from Juliet north for 102 feet JESSIE STREET from Juliet north lor 102 feet. Juliet Street from Jessie Street to South Lamar Boulevard. Kinney Avenue from Bauerle Avenue to Margaret Street. Bartlett Street from Euclid Ave nue to south Congress Avenue. Lindell Street from Bartlett street south to the end. Brackenridge Street from Live Oak to Leland Street. East Annie Street from Newning iveuue io .cast aiae Drive. Drake Avenue from Park Lane to The Circle. Drake Avenue from Monroe to Park' Lane. 348 Absentees Have Cast Vote Twenty-eight more . absentee ballots for Saturday's run-off election were received by the county clerk's office Tuesday morning. The additional ballots raised the total to 348 received so far. The deadline for absentee balloting is 5 p. m. Tuesday. Two years ago, 2,938 absentee ballots were posted over the same period, when there were several local races included in the run-off election. This year, there are only five contests included on the ballot. All of them are state-wide races. j. us Terminal anaaers seeking a location for a new terminal. Latest reports are that a prospective location has been found but negotiations are to be completed. Both Greyhound and Continental managers said they were speaking personally and not for their headquarters officials. But both pointed out that bus companies establish terminals near hotels and shopping districts of the cities in which they operate. Two city officials, Councilman W. S. Drake Jr. and- City Manager Walter E. Seaholm, are advocating disposing of the old city market and converting the place into a union bus terminal. SEAHOLM TUESDAY pointed out LEGISLATION NEEDED? City and County Chiefs To Study Fringe Plan How the County Commissioners Court can cooperate with the City Plan Commission in the orderly de velopment of subdivisions on the fringes of the city will be discussed in a joint meeting of the two groups Thursday at 8 p. m. at the City Hall. City Planner William Parker said Tuesday in the absence of a state law giving cities and counties power to regulate subdivision development outside the city limits that objective can only be achieved through the voluntary cooperative effort between the city and county officials. Parker hinted that an effort will be made by city planners in Texas to secure passage of legislation in the 52nd Legislature whereby such problems as layout of streets and selection of school and recreational centers can be controlled by the city and county in a five-mile dis-tance of the city limits. Parker, who recently returned from a planners convention in Los Atigeies, pointea out inai uuiw nia has successfully controlled de velopment adjacent to cities since passage of its Map and Planning Act on Aug. 14, 1929. In the meeting Thursday night, Parker said, he- will recommend selection of an advisory planning committee composed of city and county officials and several mem bers of the City Plan. Commission to handle details connected with the approval of subdivisions, so that the work of the City Plan Com mission can be expedited, unaar the present system, the City Plan Commission holds one meeting month on subdivision matters. Specific problems mentioned by the city planrver in which the county and city can cooperate include the location of future schools and recreational centers and layout of county roads to link existing city streets and boulevards in a uni form pattern. Parker pointed out that proper Navy Leading Recruit Race The local recruiting office Tues day was leading the other two local stations in the number of men enlisted so far this month. A spokesman from the Navy of fice said 39 men have joined the Navy through his office. The total number of enlistees recorded at his office during the month of July was 27, he said. The combined recruiting station for the Army and Air Force re ported that 31 men have enlisted through Tuesday. This figure represents 140 per cent of the office's minimum monthly quota of 22, a recruiting official said. Last month's total came to 33 men, he added. The Marine office also has ex ceeded its July total. Ten men have been accepted through Tuesday for the Marine Corps through the Austin recruiting station as compared to only seven for the entire month of July. tilt?- l - ' ' A j if ? ' I ' ' fu .'' 4 - If;" . - 1 TERRAZZO ARTIST The State Capitol's second floor soon will twinkle and shine with new terrazzo designs. Bill Loesberg is putting Site Favor that with the completion of the Interregional Highway down East Avenue, the location at East Avenue and East Seventh Streets will be on the highway, making it easier for buses to operate in and out of the terminal. , f Drake proposed using the jld market as a bus terminal when he came into office as a councilman last May. A master plan for the railroads drawn up a few years ago by the City Plan Commission proposed a union station to be located about Fourth and East Avenue. Pro ponents of that plan suggested that a section of that site be designated as a union terminal also for bus lines. city planning calls for schools to be located at least one mile apart. The city administration and Austin School Board recently adopted the plan of buying school sites and recreational areas adjacent to each other. This plan, Parker pointed out, provides more usable land at less outlay. The County Commissioners Court now approves subdivision plats for record only after the City Plan Commission has given its approval of any fringe realty development. The court also has adopted a program of rejecting subdivision plats until provision has been made by the developer for installation of either septic tanks or sanitary sewers. Parker emphasized the import-jo jusiudoiCAap jo aaue these fringe areas. He asserted 15,000 persons are now living just outside tha city's perimeter. These areas? he suggested, may be annexed to the city of Austin in a relatively short time. Firemen Delay Pay Raise Suit For New Plea The Austin Firefighters Associa tion (AFL) has decided to delay filing of any mandamus suit to compel the city administration to grant its pay raise demands pend ing a compromise solution which the association plans to seek. John D. Cofer, association attor ney, said Tuesday he will appear before the City Council Thursday "and try to work out a compromise." "If that fails," he, asserted, "the firemen's association will have to take the next step." Earlier, it had been Indicated that the association might file a court suit to mandamus the council to grant increased salaries for firemen and policemen. The firemen recently filed petitions signed by more than 6.000 persons asking an increase of about 20 per cent in their present pay. The city administration has pointed out that money is available only for a 10 per cent pay raise. The council Thursday will con sider its new deal plan of providing better pay, liberalized pensions and retirement for city employes. City Manager Walter E. Seaholm announced lists of firemen and policemen are now being checked by the personnel department to de termine how many firemen and policemen fall into various longevity Drackets. The increase in Austin's popula tion over the 100.000 mark under state law entitles firemen and policemen to $15 more base pay per month. The state law prescribes a basic, minimum of $210 for cities of more than 100.000 population and $195 for cities below 100,000, Provision was made in the 1950 budget for the higher basic pay. The new pay will be retroactive to April 1. the finishing terrazzo art. 1 WBWflP W v V. - ; - hi--AtzJ - A ' ! Iff: - - -mn-"- - CAT LOVES MOUSE And presumably the baby field mouse adopted by Tiger, a pet belonging to Bette Wilson, 1212 Norwood, loves the cat. Tiger fetched thte mouse home when one Chest Council To Date Drive A meeting of the Community Chest executive council adjourned late Monday without completing scheduled business. H. Aubrey Elliott, chest executive director, said Tuesday. Elliott said the meeting will be continued later in the week. Opening date and goals of the organiza tion's next fund raising campaign will be set at that time, the director added. Conditions Listed On Polio Patients The condition of Dorothy Diddle, 10-year-old Thrall girl who is a polio patient in Brackenridge Hos pital, was reported as not very good'' Tuesday morning. She is the daughter of V. E. Diddle, Route 1, Thrall. She was admitted to the hospital Monday. Dr. Ruth Bain was reported in "good" condition at Brackenridge where she also is a polio patient. Dr. Bain, University of Texas Health Service physician, was admitted to the hospital's polio ward Saturday morning. She had been in St. David's Hospital several days until her case was diagnosed as polio. touches to one of the works of (Neal Douglass Photo.) REPLACEMENT Deadly Mouser Weakens, Adopts Intended Victim For love of a baby field mouse, Tiger isn't Tiger any more. She's Mother Machree. The onetime mouser, or common alley variety cat, adopted the mouse to replace her own dead kitten. Now all the neighbors are flocking into the H. W. Wilson home. 1212 Nor-wood, to see a sight they can't believe. Tiger, who is owned by 12-year-old Bette Wilson, brought the tiny mouse in Tuesday, a few days after the cat gave birth to her second litter of kittens. One of them was born dead, but another kitten survived. Either mathematics or plain old maternal instinct told Tiger that one baby was missing. She Austin Soldier in Korea Asks for Planes and Men Take it from Sergeant Frank Tymel Jr., a rest area in South Korea is restful in name only. In a letter to his mother, Mrs, W. A. Green, 1801 South Sixth Street, the 18-year-old Texan said he is now "getting hot food for a change." "The last rest area we were in," he explained, "we had to fight our way out. These d North Koreans are everywhere. "We gave them all a bad time. They hit and run, then lay artillery in on you for three or four hours. You can't fight it." He pleaded: "Send us more Job or Guard, Employe Told By Associated Press The Texas National Guard grudgingly transferred a member to the inactive list Tuesday. Adjutant General K. L. Berry said an Eastland guardsman was t.-ansferred because his employer told him he must quit the guard or lose his job. "Although because of world affairs I have established the policy of freezing such transfers and discharges, I will have to make an exception in this case," Gen. Berry said. "The Texas National Guard needs every man it has or can get, but I can not deprive a man of his right to earn a living in the face of such threats. "As long as this remains an isolated instance, I can afford to make an exception. If employers continue to present this alternative to their employes who are members of the guard, I shall feel it my duty to ask for the assistance of public opinion." ,v ) v.- . :s . '. OS- -A ' -f " ' f V f of her own kittens died. Now Tiger lavishes loving care on the adopted baby and on her surviving offspring, presenting a picture no one but a newspaper reader would believe. (Staff Pnoto by Charles Taylor.) scattcd in her old hunting grounds the tall grass surrounding the nearby airport and came home with a replacement. The mouse, only about an Inch long, nestles In the cat's fur and gets the same tongue baths from. Tiger as the kitten does. Presum' ably, the mouse is thriving on a diet of Tiger's milk. Love, the Wilsons agree as they watch this oddly assorted family of Tiger's, is a wonderful thing. But at the same time an uneasy mem ory stirs in their thoughts. Tiger used to be the No, 1 mouser of the neighborhood. Js it really love, they ponder . or is Tiger hoarding a food supply? planes, tanks and men." Tymcl wrote from a ne"w rest area. His letter was penciled on a brown sugar sack spotted with white clay and oil. "This isn't the best paper in the world," he admitted, "but it's better than none." He asked Mrs. Green to send soap, stationery and many letters from home. "When you are out like this and the next time it may be you, a letter is really nice to have," he said. Mrs. Green said she has been writing to her son almost every day. Apparently his. mail has not caught up with him. The Greens gave young Tymcl permission to go into the Army in 1948. He was sent to Japan after his basic training in California, and landed in Korea early in July. In Austin, Tymel was a member of the Austin Sea Scouts. 90-Day Duty Offered ERC Clerk-Typists A 90-day tour of duty is offered 20 enlisted Reserve Corps clerk-typists at Texas Military District headquarters in the American-Statesman Building, the public information section has announced. Members of the ERC, including WACs and active reservists, are eligible and are entitled to the pay and allowances for subsistence and quarters appropriate to their grade. Qualified reservists interested are asked to contact the personnel officer. Loss Undetermined In Rabb Road Fire A cedar brush and grass fire burned off approximately 50 acres at 2000 Rabb Road Monday afternoon. City firemen answered the alarm at 2:38 p. m. Property loss was undetermined. Blount Charges US Complacent State Legislator Ralph (Peppy) Blount charged Tuesday that "members of our State Department have lost nations but have been promoted for losing them." Speaking to the EnfieldJreakfast Club at the Hitchin' Post, Blount added that some nations used to court martial officers who lost armies and battles. Our present policy is apparently just the opposite, he said. As a result, the United States il in an all-out war for which we are unprepared, Blount told the club. "We have been living in an Alice-in-Wonderland sort of world," he said. "For a while, it looked like we were going to be taken in like the French. They were fooled by their Maginot Line and we were complacent because of our atomic bomb." Blount said that the United States must get ready now for "the war we're going to have to fight." He proposed three immediate treasures: 1. All-out mobilization and wartime controls such as rationing "We should have had all-out mobilization five or six weeks ago." 2. Outlawing the Communist Party "The Communists should have been outlawed two years ago." - 3. An end to politics "I think we've been sold down the river from the White House on down Politicians have gone too far." Oplimisis Offer Hillbilly Tickets Tickets to Friday night's hilly-billy show and dance at the City Coliseum have been placed on sale at four Austin music shops, Al Campbell, producer, announced Tupsday. They are the Hays Record Shop, J. R. Reed Music Company. J. T. Rice Music Company and The Record Shop. Both the dance and the show are sponsored by the Austin Optimist Club. Hillybilly entertainers on the program will include Jimmy Short and His Silver Saddle Ranch Boys, Jerry Jericho, the Hungry Mountain Boys (Chet and Tom Ayers and Tack Peale) and 8-year-old Douglas Sahm. Campbell will be master of ceremonies. William T. Jacobson Leaves for Reserves Metalsmith Third Class William T. Jacobson, USNR, 1304 West 37th Street, left Tuesday to report for physical examination in Houston. A Naval Reserve spokesman said Tuesday that Jacobson will receive further assignment in Houston after he completes his physical examina tion.

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