Austin American-Statesman from Austin, Texas on March 21, 1950 · 10
Get access to this page with a Free Trial

A Publisher Extra Newspaper

Austin American-Statesman from Austin, Texas · 10

Austin, Texas
Issue Date:
Tuesday, March 21, 1950
Start Free Trial

Page Ten SIDE GLANCES- THE AUSTIN STATEAN1JUgTIX, TEXAS By Galbiaith Tuesday, March 21, 1950 S.-. vX. n -m w! COM t0 V Wl MPVICI K ' MC. U, T Of WATER STUDY GOES TO WICHITA FALLS "Theie rides with you are perfectly thrilling. Codfrey I didn't dream one could get to much healthful exercise sitting: down!" AMARILI.O. March 21. 'P The Texas Water Code Committee Tuesday had moved on to Wichita Falls for another session on what the state' water laws should be. It left here after a day -long meeting in which a parade of High Plami" farmers and lawyeri defended present underground water conservation law. The committee was created by the Legislature last year to study and recommend changes in the state's surface water laws. But undernround water supples ieame in for a good deal of atten-! t ion at the meeting here ! Four witnesses told the commit' tfc and the several hundred farm-' ers and ranchers attending the session that they favor the measure ; adopted by the Legislature last I veai. They said it authorizes op-jtional control on the local level. A spokesman asked that the law j be given time and opportunity to i prove itself. Do this, he asked the j committee, before considering any ! plan for a central state agency to j reguinte underground water as the railroad commission prorates oil. L. A Howard, farmer and law-; yer m both l.ubbock and Amarillo, siiid the underground water decline is not s 1 1 1 1 1 1 s enough to warrant 'regulation by a "remote central allelic, m Austin dealing with something il knows nothing about."' itngiis Kelley, state senator from Ediriburg and chairman of the (committee, and Representative Douglas E. Bergman, Dallas, said ! witnesses before the committee at j El Paso and Pecos had declared the ' present law a disadvantage and ineffective. The measure was termed a "Eood law by Arthur Duggan, attorney for the High Plains Water Conser-i vation Association, Littlefield. He said it was satisfactory to the ; farmers he represents. Kelley said the committee had learned that the surface water problem is inseparably interrelated with underground water The proposed Canadian river dam came in for much discussion at a morning session of the committee. Andrew Rollos. a member of the state board of water engineers, and William Broadhurst. Austin, chief of the US Geological Survey in Texas, emphasized three points: j 1. Tne underground water on the I high plains is a static reservoir, ; unreplenished by any underground stream. i 2. There is no connection between subterranean water and the Cana- idian river. The subterranean level is 400 feet below the level of subterranean water deposited in past I geological ages. i .1. The underground supply may ; be reduced by pumpage to an un-i economical level in many areas on the high plains FIRST rOl R-I)OOR IX 1W Four-door automobile bodies first were mirodueed in 1909 r ; 0) j vm ' " nk ' r fjL.lV ii -1 ( r? i y a l . y-y. 7-- -;v -.v. ;-.v. , 1v . : ... W?t TpSSSS . , (Rape-Death Probe Pushed As Young Victim Buried OPPOSITE SAXES This is the big and the little of the sax section of the 100-piece Sun Devil band of Arizona State College at Tempe: Betty Blythe uses all of her 90 pounds to blow a note through the big bass sax, while 300-pound George Rayes has plenty to spare in breezing through a score on the little soprano saxophone. BLOODY NOSE COMING UP Right or Wrong, M'Carthy Usually Sticks to Guns BY DO I Til, AS WASHINGTON. B. fORNEIX March 21.--!jTV DID YOU FT) KNOW? That the an Joseph R McCarthy iR-t bomber squadron in the t'acitie boxer. IS . He enlisted as a private, come nui I of the war a captain i ("ensure by the Wisconsin StaV1 ; Supreme Court This grew from j complaints by the Slate Board of Bar Commissioners he was guilty of unethical conduct in failing to ! resign as circuit judge to run for ! the US Senate. And at the moment you can g.'t ! an argument either way as !o ! whether his charges of Red infil-! tra'ton of the State Department are ! helping or harming the country, i Just Mondnv. for instance: I MeCaithy won the Mam' Corps leagues national American award fuc pr,n f,.r rousing the nation to Hi.- ii i i. ace i f bad .security risks in our go t'i unient.'' Senator . Wisi, a fornvr amateur i in a scrap that may cost somebody a bloody nose Right now it isn't ch ar whether McCarthy himself or the Slate De-; partment will be hurt most in the I ruckus he started with charges that the department is infested with : Communists. The utork.v Irishman as he has : proof. So far he has produced none. Fellow Republicans have Kiven him little help. Senate Democrat nay his charges may boomerang agalruit him and the HOP. Enfield Shopping Court Has Timot by Dnr thoi PhMtp-oiha H nndmada of put met ion by CHEPUBi. mot. to I yr, Revalry fpnngfoot Snekt. Alpha t Sh.rtt. V St tANTONi V rllCrttr Of Boyt Oirl. McCarthy admits he may S'-t cut up a bit in the incjuiry a Senate foreign relations subcomn.itt e is makuiK into his accusations Rut he says "somebody is gouit' to know they have been in a fight." II just isn't in the background of tl slocky, 40-year-old Irishman to avoid a battle or back awav in the middle of one His is a li.irkiu'u.uid that includes. Turning from a Democrat into a Republican. Brilliance. In school, shrewdness in politics. He didn't start high school until he was neatly 21, then be finished a four-year course m oik.' year and got on the honor roll. too. At 3D, he was the youngest circuit judge ever elected in Wisconsin. A bit cf income tax trouble. Eighteen months with a Marine Philip ('. .lessiip. I S anibassador-at-larse, said the senator has di-pjed a "shocking disregard for the interests of our country." Jessup said that in the present state of inter minimal relations it is of utmost gruvitv when an American envoy Is "held up before the eyes of the rent of the world as a liar and traitor." McCarthy has accused Jessup of having an atlinitv for Communist caii-M's Jessup denied any Communist connections of sympathies. He said McCarthy has hurt IIS foreign policy in the conflict with world communism. JW 8-95 the your partner datic- cauco print . on yellow, toast, black or two-piecer peasant .lackpround. floiiiu'od skirt blouse. sizes Mail filled. color thoics order? promptly ?rifeifv cocnnH fji -.Jiu. '''inf mar-it - .w . . -.:-m 4T McCarthy shrugs off criciticsm easily. He meets attacks with counter-punches. Right or wrong, lv is a hard man to talk down in an argument. If he stumbles into a hole, he seems to be good at. climbing out without suffering too much damage. This has been demonstrated in some of his political scuffles back in Wisconsin. One apparent result is a self confidence approaching brashness and cockiness. i A bachelor with thinning hair and i jutting chin. McCarthy has show n .a tiemendnus drive to get ahead in ; politics. i In the late 20s. while running a ! grocery store at Matawan, Wis . he I decided to go to high school. After i compressing four years into one, I he spent a couple of years on engineering at Marquette University. Then husth-d through a law course ill lluve yars. On the side, he go t in that amateur boxing and worked in a filling station. In IMS, McCarthy ran for district attorney in Shawano County and lost. Three years later he was elected a circuit judge--as a non-partisan, his office says. McCarthy made his next political move while still in the Marines. That was in 1944 when he ran a good second to Senator Alexander Wiley in a bid for the Republican nomination for t'S Senator. Then in 1946. he turned in a victory that was a surprise to nearly everybody but McCarthy. He called the shot in taking the Republican senatorial nomination in a race with the veteran Robert M. LaKollette Jr. And he kept right on to take the measure of Democrat Howard J. MacMurray in the general election. The voters apparently paid as little attention as McCarthy to a hullabaloo over his hanging on to the circuit judgeship while." trying for the Senate. Right after the 1944 primary Fred Ieli Hettengell asked the State Supreme Court to disqualify McCarthy and declare LaFollette the (.OP candidate, on grounds the state Constitution bars circuit and Supreme Court judges from running for anything but judicial offices. Democrat MacMurray pitched his campaign largely on the idea that McCarthys candiclacv was illegal, j that he had violated a lawyer's oath mil rules of ethics, and that his court was a "quickie" divorce mill. ( ' m paigmng from door to door ! ami farm to farm, occasionally I making a speech. McCarthy pretty much ignored MacMurray' cracks. And he went to the Senate as a :i; war-old freshman with a margin of some IM.YOOO votes It wasn't until 194ti that the State S i reme Court held the constitu-t'lT.i! ban doesn't apply to a judge t ;ng for the Seriate. I'M re vears later the same court censure hum for violating his oa'li as a iawer. This was the -mi.!' ion ' Miles J McMiilin. lawyer and an editorial writer for the Madison, Wis Capital Tunes, filed charges w.tti the State Bar Association that McCarthy had violated the canons of ethics of the American Bar Association, his oath as a member of the Wisconsin bar. and a constitutional ban against holding a non-judicial office while serving as a judge. The State Board of Bar Commis-MomMs also accused McCarthy of unethical conduct and asked the court to take disciplinary action This could have taken the form of a retnmand. temporary suspension or disbarment McCarthy denied he was guilty of anything. During the 1946 campaign, he said, neither the state board nor any representatives of the American or Wisconsin bar associations had asked him to resign his judgeship The court held McCarthy "guilty of an infraction of the moral code' and thus subject to "just censure " But it said the violation wasn't serious enough to warrant his disbarment as a lawyer. And the court noted that McCarthy's conduct "did not meet the condemnation of the voter?" i McCarthy showed little concern i in '947 when several Wisconsin j newspapers carried .stories that he j had failed !o pav proper federal in come taxes tor ly-t.e .xictanny was in the Marines in 194a, Sure, he said, he owed more tax, but only because of a "technical disagreement" over deductions. He said the internal revenue collector at San Francisco had approved his deductions, but that the Wisconsin collector decided later that he owed more taxet. One Man's Opinion BY WALTER KIKRN'AN International News Service Turns out that Mr. Roosevelt was an average man after all . . . started a diary and gave up after three days which is about par for the course. Anyway we're clear on one point . . . it's Elliott who is in charge of arranging controversies tor his mother's program. And she couldn't have picked a fellow with more personal experience in the field of controversy . . . that boy's got personal letters of recommendation. Some people don't like Elliott but he's a hustler. How many men you know have headed a radio chain, written books, sold Christmas trees, packaged his mother for television peddled fruit juice and still found time to get married occasionally'.' Last I heard he was lining up his baggage for a trip to Moscow . . . I don't know whether he's going to get a book out of Stalin, try to switch him to his froen orange juice, or sign him for television. Or he mav be leaving carle to M il Joe a Christmas tree but whatever it is I'll bet on Elliott to make expenses and a small profit. Deputies 'Ousted' In Negro Killing HOUSTON. March 21-(P)Two Harris County constables have marked "void" all their special deputy commissions. Action by Constables J. W. (BUI) Lambert, Precinct 2, and K. D. Wright, Precinct 1, grew out of an investigation of last week's fatal shooting of Carter Boyd. Wash J. Howard Jr., who had held a special commission from Lambert, is charged with murder in the shooting of Boyd, a Negro yardman, after a minor traffic accident. Lambert said he revoked about 162 special deputy commissions, Wright about 200. The shooting of Boyd caused demands that officers do something about pistol-carrying specal deputies. SI N TO POWER FACTORIES MIAMI. Fla. (UP Charles F. Kettering. General Motors research consultant, foresees factories powered with energy from the sun. Ket- i tering has been conducting "ad-j vanced" solar radiation experiments. He said Miami, with 1,700 hours of intense sunshine per year, has the best chance to become the center I of solar-powered industry. There are 2.324 first class post j offices in the United States and its J possessions. COLUMBUS, Mo., March 21. (UP) Pretty Janett Christman, who was raped and strangled by a sex fiend, was buried Tuesday her 14th birthday in a shroud bought with money she earned as a baby sitter. It was as a baby sitter that the young high school freshman met her violent death late Saturday night. Mr. and Mrs. Ed Romach, who had hired Janett to sit with their three-year-old son while they played bridge with another family, found her battered body on their return early Sunday morning. Their child was not harmed. Janet, a large girl for her age, apparently fought viciously with her assailant but was struck with a heavy instrument and garroted with an electric cord her killer ripped from the wall of a utility room. Police Chief E. M. Pond said the Columbia City Council had called a special meeting Tuesday to add five more men and an additional patrol car to his force. A reward of more than $1,000 for capture of the sex fiend was collected Monday by members of the Columbia Chamber of Commerce and the amount was expected to reach $2,000 Tuesday. The entire eighth grade at Jef ferson High School was dismissed I to permit students to attend the funeral of their popular classmate. , Janett's grief -stricken family; Monday decided to bury their daughter in a suit she bought re- j cently from her baby-sitting funds ! to wear on Easter Sunday. Police said they had questioned j scores of known window-peepers j and other sex offenders without : uncovering a "definite suspect." However, they declined to theorize that the killer was an "out- , sider." "It was a local job, all right," ! they said. "This man knew the ' lay-out here too well." j Chief clues in the slaying were 1 foot and fingerprints, plus hair and; blood spattered over three rooms, j The Romachs' six-room house is in j a neighborhood where another girl j was raped only two months ago. ; George Allen Talks With Greek Minister ATHENS. March 21. (Pi George i V. Allen. US ambassador to Yugo-i slavia, conferred Monday with Greek Foreign Minister Panayotis. j There was no official statement ' fin w hether Greek-Yugoslav rela-1 tions were discussed, but a reliable; Greek diplomatic informant said: afterward that no decisive turn in j Greek-Yugoslav relations could be expected immediately. ! The informant said there had' been a relaxation of tension between the two neighboring nations and he predicted this would continue. 1 Laboratory officials at the State Highway Patrol headquarters in Jefferson City ran tests on the evidence Monday but did not comment on their findings. Meanwhile, police were checking reports of neighbors who said they saw prowlers near the Romach home recently. at CABANISS" DOWN DELIVERS A BRAND NEW 1950 I Payments 1 1 in Austin! FULL WIDTH FROZEN FOOD COMPART MEXT Prices Begin at $199.50 6th and Brazos r !fJSiii tost BRUSH c9 fr tli first f isii 0 0 0 . . .You'll get thecoffsurprise of your life. FRESH coffee means FRESH from the roaster and ground FRESH only when you buy it. That's the way Nob Hill Fresh Coffee comes to you. After Nob Hill is roasted, it's rushed to your SAFEWAY Store still in the whole bean then ground the instant you buy it, and not before. So you get a coffee that is weeks fresher than is possible lVi otherwise. It's so fragrantlyvesh it needs no vacuum can. And the whole delicious procedure saves you (G a pound. coKee-wise.Look Xo at BMEJM

What members have found on this page

Get access to

  • The largest online newspaper archive
  • 15,700+ newspapers from the 1700s–2000s
  • Millions of additional pages added every month

Publisher Extra Newspapers

  • Exclusive licensed content from premium publishers like the Austin American-Statesman
  • Archives through last month
  • Continually updated

Try it free