The Austin American from Austin, Texas on November 16, 1947 · 1
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Vol. 34, No. 163 Price 10 Cents AUSTIN, TEXAS, SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 1947 3 SECTIONS 66 PAGES City Edition Aft' sQsfe t yk The Weather CENTRAL TEXAS: Partly cloudy with moderate temperature Sunday. Monday increasingly cloudiness, and slightly warmer. EAST TEXAS Sunday lair, warmer in northwest portion during afternoon; Monday partly cloudy with rising temperatures; gentle variable winds on the coast becoming south to southeast late Sunday or early Monday. WEST TEXAS Sunday fair, warmer during the afternoon; Monday partly cloudy with ris ing temperatures. John North Buys Majority Control Of Ringling Bros. Scion of Biggest Show Founders Is First To Hold 51 of Stock SARASOTA, Fla., Nov. 15. (UP) John Ringling North, scion of the Ringling Brothers of circus fame, Saturday negotiated for 51 per cent of the capital stock in Ringling Brothers, Bamum and Bailey Circus and was elected president of the "Biggest Show on Earth" by the Board of Directors. It was the first time in the history of the huge circus corporation that an individual member became owner of more than 50 per cent of the capital stock. The negotiations for transfer of stock from Mr. and Mrs. James A. Haley were announced officially at a special Board of Directors meeting here, but had been rumored in circus circles for several weeks. Also rumored earlier was the elevation of John Ringling North, 48-year-old nephew of the founders of the circus, to the presidency. He replaces Haley who had served as president and general manager in a temporary capacity. Mr. nad Mrs. Haley, both of Sarasota, announced they were resigning from the Board of Directors of the circus immediately after the stock transfer to North is completed. Other shares of stock owned by the Haleys are being transferred to Mrs. Charles Ringling, who will own 49 per cent of the capital stock and who was elected vice president Saturday. Restrictions Put On A-Materials WASHINGTON, Nov. 15. (X) The United State is imposing new controls to govern the export of equipment which might be used in atomic energy experiments. The Atomic Energy Commission, which has been relying on the export licensing authority of the Department of Commerce and the State Department, is supplementing them with its own regulations. A license from the Atomic Energy Commission will be required for hte export of any equipment capable of producing any fissionable material, cyclotrons designed for "atom smashing" and similar devices. Licenses also will be required for the export of such items as radiation detection equipment, high vacuum ...apparatus and other items which might be used in the basic atomic experimental mechanisms. Legion Plans Anti-Red School in Washington WASHINGTON, Nov. 15. (P) The American Legion will conduct a four-day school, here next week for the announced purpose of training a special group on "how to expose Communists and counteract communism." The school, beginning Monday, will be attended by 75 Legionnaires. Wheat Sowed Dry Central Texas For Ten Years Soil-searing drouth, although broken this week by light rains, has resulted in the worst Central Texas range conditions in the past 10 years, a survey of county agents revealed Saturday. Reports from 12 county agents show conditions are serious, if not critical, over the entire surrounding territory. Reporting were San Saba. Llano, Gillespie. Lampasas, Burnet. Blanco, Comal. Hays, Travis. Williamson, Calc'well and Bastrop Counties. In Williamson County, Agent Roy L. Huckabee says "crop conditions have been at a standstil' for the past 45 days." Because of the drouth, he continues, cotton harvest has been limited and land preparation and dry seeding of small grains nd winter legumes have been principal operations. Huckabee reporti that Fletcher i i" mm m lis m 'tm&m , 1 'A K 2 3r,i ' MONARCHIST PAPERS BURNED A crowd (background) stands in a Naples street watching the burning of monarchist office papers after a leftist group wrecked the office. In right foreground is a torn monarchist sign. Food, Not Dollar, Aid Setup Develops; Truman May Ask Reserve Control Plan Cost-of-Living Item P rice, Ration Rules Considered WASHINGTON, Nov. 15' (UP) President Truman may ask the emergency foreign aid session of Congress on Monday for hold-in-reserve authority to place key commodities under price and consumer rationing controls if other anti-in flation measures fail. An authoritative source said Saturday night that the President had not yet made up his mind. But a majority of his principal advisers, this source said, favor the hold-in-reserve controls idea. Some, he added, even favor imposition of such controls immediately. But most Republican House and Senate leaders apparently were hostile to price and rationing controls and were expected to be none too cordial to the other measures the President will suggest for halting price rises. GOP Promises Aid The GOP leadership in both houses has, however, promised top priority to the administration's proposed $597,000,000 program of emergency aid for France, Italy, and Austria. The Senate foreign relations committee hoped to get the measure to the Senate floor by Thursday. The House foreign affairs committee expected to complete consideration of the bill by Friday and get it to the floor the following week. The President, meanwhile, dedicated the weekend to work on his Monday message, which he will deliver in person. It was disclosed that he also plans to send a separate message on the long-range Marshall Plan to Congress in about 10 days. Marshall Plan Delayed The Marshall Plan, which may cost this country about $20,000,000-000 in four years, is not up for discussion by the special session, although there is nothing to stop Congressmen from talking about it if they want to. But the President, it was said, wants House and Senate committees to have plenty of time in which to study it before the regular session in January. Whatever Truman proposes in the way of anti-inflation measures in his Monday message, he is bound to get a battle. If he mentions price control and rationing the battle is likely to get rough. Republicans are unlikely to approve his anticipated reiteration of opposition to tax cuts for yet awhile. Taft Oppossed Some Republicans, told of the hold-in-reserve control authority idea, said it might be smart politics to "give the President everything he asks for." Then if the administration anti-inflation plan fails, the GOP could point the finger at the President. But this attitude was not general. Senator Robert A. Taft, (R-Ohio); chief GOP Senate spokesman on domestic matters, is flatly opposed to reimposition of price and rationing controls. Speaker Joseph W. Martin Jr.. said Saturday night that he had not "the slightest idea that Continued on page 2, col. 6) Crops, Range in Worst Shape as Farmers Haul Water, Feed Grain Company in Georgetown has sold as much seed wheat this season ":s in the past 10 years combined" and the sale of seed oats has been five times as much as any previous year. Practically all this giain has gone in the ground dry. t Planting of hubam clover, vetch and winter peas has fallen 35 per cent short, according to AAA records in Williamson County. The A A committee says this shortage of seed distribution is due almost entirely to unfavorable planting conditions. Huckabee said the range condition 'j compared to that of 1925 and 1917 by many stockmen. Several ranchers have reported that the only feed their cattle get is what hey give them. Herds Are Culled "There just isn't any grass." H. G. Frederick, who has ranching interests west of Georgetown and H Ai' - UN Assembly Votes To Hold Europe Session US, Russia Concur As Britain Opposes Move to Continent NEW YORK, Nov. 15. OP) The United Nations-"Assembly voted Saturday to hold its 1948 meeting somewhere in Europe but the decision was subject to final review when next year's budget is considered. The vote was 32 to 17 with Russia, the United States and France supporting the temporary move across the Atlantic. Britain spearheaded the opposition. Saturday's ballot came on a joint French-Swedish resolution that the session be held at a city in Europe to be selected by a nine-nation committee and required only a simple majority for passage. Geneva, Paris and Brussels have been mentioned as possibilities. However, Britain made it clear that she would continue the fight against the move when the budget comes up for decision next week. Under UN rules, budgetary matters require a two-thirds vote for approval and the proposal would be defeated later unless it gained additional support. Under Saturday's vote, the plan was just short of the necessary two-thirds. Most of the debate centered around increased costs which UN officials i estimated would be approximately $1,000,000 more. The figures were $961,679 for New York: $1,863,554 for Geneva, and $2,009,554 for any other city in Europe. s' Beaumont Man Named Assistant to Daniel BEAUMONT, Nov. 15. (Attorney General Price Daniel announced in a news release to the Enterprise Saturday the appointment of Pat T. Peyton Jr. of Beaumont as an assistant attorney general. He said - Peyton would b assigned initially to the antitrust investigation, recently instituted by the Attorney General. near Jarrell, said. "I have culled my herd as close as possible and have been feeding for quite a while." Huckabee said that the scarcity of water has caused several stockmen to either haul water or drive their cattle to it for several weeks. "Range conditions in Hays County are the worst for the past decade," Don A. Windrow, county agent, reports from San Marcos. A large number of Hays County tanks and watering places have dried up and several range grasses are either at a standstil" or completely out of production, Windrow said. However, he added, the slow rains Wednesday and Thursday will benefit stockmen to some extent but will not remedy the grazin" conditions over the county. Many livestock men in that county have purchased large quantities of (Continued on page 4, col. 4) VI t J f j - - ' j Five Dead In Riot-Swept Italian City Transportation Strike Holds Rome; Leftists Push Regime Attack ROME, Nov. 15. VP) Riotous fighting swept the southern Italian city of Cerignola Saturday night, with at least five persons reported killed and many wounded, and a sudden transportation strike tied up Rome as the leftist assault on Premier Alcide De Gasperi's government leaped from city to city on a nationwide scale. Reinforcements of armored cars, police and troops were rushed to Cerignola, near Foggia, where demonstrators were said to have gained control of the main square. The Interior Ministry said it had received word that the mob had attacked the police barracks there with machine gun fire and hand grenades. The assistant police chief (Continued on page 2, col. 7) Some Lawmakers Gulping At Size of Marshall Figures WASHINGTON, Nov. 15. (AP) Bi-partisan support appeared to be forming among lawmakers Saturday to fix in material terms of available bushels of wheat and other commodities rather than in dollars any emergency aid to turope. President Truman will lay his $597,000,000 program for stop-gap relief for France, Italy and Austria before the opening session of Con gress Monday, along with sug gested means of halting the rise in the cost of living at home. He is to appear in person, at a joint session of the Senate and House, at 12:30 p. m. (CST) and his message will be broadcast to the nation. He spent a consider able part of Saturday on writing it, the White House reported, and had no formal appointments. Details Later Truman in his stopgap aid message also is expected to outline at least the broad aspects of a long range European recovery program that Secretary of State Marshall has estimated will cost from $16,-000,000,000 to $20,000,000,000 in the next four years. Details on this are expected to be forthcoming in a separate message to be submitted later to- the special session, although the administration apparently has no hope of action on the long range program until next year. Several lawmakers have jpilped at the size of Marshall's figures and some from both parties said they think it may be much wiser for the United States to let Europe know in terms of specific commodities, such as wheat, coal, oil. fertilizer and machinery what it reasonably can expect to receive. Inflation Feared Senator Edwin C. Johnson (D-Colo) told a reporter he hopes that Congress will be furnished with concrete figures on the available supply of such commodities before it makes any specific promises of aid. "Telling them we are going to appropriate a certain number of dollars doesn't mean anything unless, for instance, the wheat is available," he declared. "We can't give them wheat that doesn't exist and we can't send so much abroad that we bring about wild inflation at home that will destroy our economy." Senator Connally (D-Texas) already has suggested that both stopgap and long range assistance be conditioned on American supplies and needs. He said the United States ought not to mislead the European countries into thinking that they are going to be given a check for any specified amount. No Action Prediction He and Chairman Vandenberg (R-Mich) of the Senate foreign relations committee are expected to work together in drafting a statement which would make it clear that aid will be contingent on American resources. Vandenberg made no predictions on the timing of final action but the Senate Republican policy committee already has agreed on a schedule calling for Senate consideration of the stop gap measure beginning Nov. 24. Marshall has suggested the bill should be passed by Nov. 30. Pres. Truman's recommendations on anti-inflation questions also ave been promised speedy action. Taft said the Senate-House economic committee probably will begin hearings next week on these proposals. Ex-Austin Minister Dies at Groveton GROVETON, Nov. 15. UP) Dr Victor A. Godbey, 79, retired Methodist " minister and former presiding elder in Texas and Arizona districts of the church, died Saturday at his home here. Godbey came to Texas in 1889 and held pastorates in Beaumont, Trinity, Lufkin, Rusk, Tyler, Palestine, Austin and San Antonio. He was a presiding elder in Texas from 1926 to 1929 and in Arizona from 1929 to 1932. He retired about ten years ago. . Funeral services will be held at 3:30 p. m. Sunday at Lufkin. y ri a-': : M. INTERCEPTION DANCE Max Bumgardner, No. 81; TCU End Foy Gaddy, No. 82, and Vic Vasicek, No. 69, try a few ballet steps as Dick Harris intercepts a TCU pass early in the first Saturday Total Adds $1,000 To Chest Drive Campaign Extended v Indefinitely With $86,000 Still Needed Austin reduced the amount still needed in the combined Community Chcst-Iloy Scout campaign by more than $1,000 Saturday as additional contributions were reported by the University, Rural and Negro divisions. The Elroy community turned in $53.50 to the Chest office, bringing the total amount gathered by the Rural division to $267. The Negro division reported an additional collection of $708, bringing the divisional total to date to $1,094. The University division collected an additional $293 for a total of $7,278. The campaign as of Saturday noon stood: $149,356.03 collected ,to date and $86,643.97 to go if the goal of $236,000 is to be raised. Drive Extended The big city division, which is expected to collect $15,000 or more, was still out. No report will be made by this group until all. allocations are in, Chest officials said. The drive was scheduled to have ended Friday. However, R. B. Cousins Jr., general campaign chairman, extended the campaign when divisions reported they were 37 per cent away from the goal and still had many prospective contributors to contact. Reports Canceled Cousins said the campaign would be extended until all possible sources of contributions had been exhausted. He expressed the hope, however, that all the 800 volunteer solicitors in the campaign would finish their jobs by the end of this week. Cousins said Saturday that no more report meetings would be held. All collections except in the employe division hereafter will be turned in to Chest headquarters, 610 Guadalupe Street. Team captains in the general solicitation divisions are urged to check with their section leaders before reporting, while firm captains in the employe division should submit collections to their section captains. $100,000 Seen As Rosebud Loot ROSEBUD, Noy. 15. (Federal, state and county officers continued an investigation Saturday night of the daring night robbery of safely deposit boxes in the First National Bank here early Friday Bank President V. D. Nicholson said Saturday that bank officials had not been able to determine the amount of loot taken. Estimates of the cash and valuables taken y the two bandits after they tied up the nightwatchman have ranged as high as $100,000. ATTLEE'S DAUGHTER WED TO ELECTRONICS ENGINEER PRINCES RISBOROUGH, BUCKINGHAMSHIRE. Eng., Nov. l.W(P) Janet Attloe, daughter of Prime Minister and Mrs. Attlee, was married Saturday to Harold Shipton, an electronics engineer. c5) ITS O Historian Jesse Ziegler, 90, Succumbs in Hospital Here Jesse A. Ziegler, 90-year-old Gulf Coast historian, died Saturday at 11:50 a. m- in Brackenridge Hospital following a month-long illness. , ' . Funeral services will be held at Cook Funeral Home Monday at 9 a. m. with the Rev. Charles Sumners officiating, and burial will be in Galveston at 4:30 p. m. with graveside ceremonies. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. L. H. Wand of Austin, and Mrs. Boyd Mullen of Houston. Ziegler was born in Galveston March 5, 1857, the son of a Bavarian immigrant, and as a boy heard Sam Houston speak. He lived in Galveston when the Yankee troops battled with Confederate forces for control of the island. As a young man he moved to Houston, where he helped develop the Houston Ship Channel in later years. He came to Austin about three years ago, and was active in soliciting funds for a library of Texas books for the USO, which was later turned over to the Austin Public Library." He also conducted a book campaign for the USS San Jacinto. Ziegler was the author of two books on the state, "Wave of the Gulf," and "When Texas Was Young." He was also the owner of Ziegler's Bookshelf, specializing in rare and historical books on Texas and the Southwest. JESSE A. ZIEGLER US Delegation Doubtful 1 Ja, sJLjttftgJ Europe's Royalty Gathers For First Wedding Of Heiress to Throne Since 1816 Ceremony LONDON, Nov. 15. (JP) The wedding of Princess Elizabeth and Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten next Thursday will bring back to this bomb-senrred capital of an economically embattled empire something of the traditional state splendor which the war interrupted. Nearly 30 members of foreign royalty not all of - them occupying thrones today will attend the ceremony along with diplomats, cabinet ministers, prime ministers of British Dominions and members of the nobility. The occasion recalls the last great regal show, the coronation of King George VI and his It will be the first marriage of an heiress to the British throne since Charlotte Augusta, daughter of George IV, and Leopold of Saxe-coburg were wed in 1916. Charlotte Augusta died before- reaching the K n k In NI Douglag Fholo quarter to set up the first Texas touchdown. 'Harris returned the interception to the TCU 25-yard line, and the Longhorns drove on over. Centex Donates Boxcar of Food 69,860 Pounds Sent To Friendship Train Austin and Central Texas sent 69.860 pounds of food for friendship rolling toward Europe Saturday night. A big 80,000-pound capacity Mis souri-Pacific boxcar was sealed at 5:15 p. m. Saturday, and is sched uled to join the Santa Fe's South west division of the Friendship Train in Fort Worth Monday. Contributions from Austin soar ed to 55;250 pounds of food far exceeding the 40,000-pound goal set for the brief campaign, the Rev John Barclay, chairman of the Lions Club committee sponsoring the drive, said late Saturday. Three Central Texas towns add ed the other 14,610 pounds, with Georgetown sending 10,000 pounds of flour, Gonzales, 3,700 pounds of groceries, and Llano, 910 pounds of groceries. The Rev. Barclay expressed his thanks to the people of Austin "for the very generous and spontaneous way they answered this appeal." "Counting school children and people contributing to collections. (Continued on page 4, col. 1) McAllen Voters To Buy Surplus Sewage Units McALLEN. Nov. 15. (JP) The McAllen city commitssion has voted to purchase an estimated $30,000 worth of sewerage disposal equipment at Camp- Barkeley, Abilene. Cor $7,500.' The equipment will be used to expand the disposal sys tern here. throne. Queen. Victoria, Britain's last woman monarch, was already a queen at the time of her marriage. Of the millions filling London on the wedding day only some 2,000 the invited guests will attend the ceremony in Westminster Abbey. Bidden to the wedding are King Haakon of Norway; King Frederick and Queen Ingrid of Denmark; Queen Frederika of Greece; King Mihai of Romania and his mother, Queen Helen, who arrived in Britain in the monarch's private plane Saturday; former Queen Victoria Eugenie of Spain; former Queen Marie and former King Peter of Yugoslavia and his consort, Alexandra; Crown Trince Gustaf Adolf and Crown Princess Louise of Sweden; Princess Juliana and Prince Bernhard of The Netherlands; and Prince Charles, regent of Belgium. I Texas Keeps, Ball To Run Up 326 Yards 43,000 Watch Touted Frog Defenders Yield To Longhorns' Might By WELDON HART American-Statesman Sports Editor Flaring to the challenge of their most persistent nemesis, the Texas Longhorns blasted wide open the Southwest Conference's No. 1 defense and roared to a convincing victory over Texas Christian here Saturday. 20-0. Blair Cherry's ripsaw T attack rolled for 326 yards on land and in the air against a stubborn, rugged Horned Frog team that hd held previous opponent to an average of 150 Instead of the lethargy with which some other Texas teams have encountered TCU, this Texas team was fairly throwing off sparks of determination. Befor all the 43,000 fans found their pews in Memorial Stadium the Longhorns had converted an early pass interception into a quick touchdown. Crack TCU Line From there on it was not easy, but it was so continuous. Directed cagily' by Bobby Layr.e. and occasionally helped along by one of his zipping passes. Texas Backs Tom Landry. Billy Pyle and Jim Canady slashed through cracks in the TCU line or followed their blockers wide on ball-holding marches that rarely gave the Frogs a chance to display their offense. Texas ran 75 plays, exclusive of kicks, to TClTs 41. In the first half, which ended 13-0, the margin was 40-18. Frogs Out of Race The Horned Frogs forged past the 50 only three times and never got closer to the Texas goal than the 33-yard line. The result shunted TCU , out cf the Southwest Conference race and left the Longhorns pounding at the heels of undefeated Southern Methodist. Texas has only one game left Texas A&M in the traditional Thanksgiving classic Nov. 27. Briefly, here's how the Longhorns scored: Harris Intercepts 1. Dick Harris, a surprise starter on an injured leg. intercepted Lindy Berry's pass on the third scrimmage play and hobbled back 13 yards to the TCU 25. Eight running plays later Canady whirled over from the three for the first touchdown. Canady carried the ball the last five times for a total of 15 yards. 2. To climax a 60-yard drive opening the second quarter. Substitute Frank Guess ran wide with a pitchout from Layne, leaped high and pegged perfectly to big Peppy Blount racing behind Berry on the TCU 10. Blount dashed across for the second touchdown on a beautifully executed 31-yaxd play. 3. Midway of the fourth period, when a 40-yard TCU advance bogged on the Texas 45, Leon Joslin's attempted punt boomed off Dale Schwartzkopfs chest and bounced toward the east sideline. The fast Texas end ran the ball down on the TCU 35 and outraced Joslin for the final touchdown. Guess Makes Two Guess missed his first extra point kick, made the last two. And that is the short story cf Texas' 20 points. There is another story of the points Texas almost got but didn't. Twice the Longhorns were hurled back in-( Continued on page 17, col. 1) Scotland Yard and Buckingham Palace's own security staff have been instructed in extraordinary safety precautions on their behalf. The United States representation remains in doubt. Invitations were sent to Ambassador and Mrs. Lewis Douglas and their daughter, Shar-man, and it Is expected they will attend. Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt, widow of the late President, was asked but declined because of her United Nations commitments. Informed sources intimated that Secretary of State George C Marshall, who is coming for the Foreign Ministers' Conference, might attend, but there was no official confirmation. By invitation of Lieutenant Mountbatten himself. Mrs. Cobina Wright Sr. of - Hollywood. .Cal. mother of the movie actress and a longtime friend of the bridegroom, will have a place in the Abbey,

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