El Paso Herald-Post from El Paso, Texas on September 4, 1952 · Page 15
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Second Section Tf.urjd.jy, S«pt. 4, 1952 IS El Paso Herald-Post kuark. Candidates Better Start Givin 1 Public Plain Talk By KOBERT C. BUAXK NEW YORK, Sept. 4.--The trouble with this campaign, like everybody says, lias been that Adlal's been stealing the Eisenhower thunder and saying .things as a Democrat that Ike had ought to be a-saylng as » Republican. Neither one of them old boys has been using 1 ** any knees and eye-gouging anyhow ( and it was just the other day Ik unfroze enough to sound like h was a mite mad at the Washington mess. Ike's ghost f i n a l l y c a m e through w i t h a r i g h t fair line about the jackass boys b e i n g too «mall f o r their jobs and too big for their britches -- t h e y speiled i It "breeches," for' the good Lord's forgiveness--but there really ain' been much around for the poor Illiterates like me to treasure. Fine-Hatred Gento Ruark We got these two fine-haired gents running for office--one of 'em (aid he wasn't interested less'n they drafted him, and t'other said he wasn't interested even if they die draft him--but somehow they both politicked their way in to the jobs. And until Ike bubbled up a little down in the Cornpone Country it was getting to be just too, too tuave for common folks like I. This Stevenson is up there making the swift jokes for bis own private amusement and sniping gentle , back and forth at the world's wrong, until I think maybe he is casting for an allegorical opera like "The Medium-Rare Cocktail Party," if that is what I got in mind that Gian-Carlo Eliot wrote, or else itriving for a television career on one of them panels. This boy could ea^y be the Clinton Fadiman of tomorrow it he plays his cards careful. And Ike. he was going around mumbling about he ain't aiming to name no names, and he don't know this about that, and smiling pretty but no cussing out loud, and, I swear to John, us illiterates seem surrounded by the intellectuals, and grandpa told me never to trust no dodlimbed intellectuals as iar's you can swin a bull by the tail "A lancy-talkm' man is an abomination before the Lord," Grandpa used to say. "And likewise a liar to boot" Grandpa's dead now, and dont count. These two gentlemen got to get a lot lower and dirtier before us commonfolks cuddle up to either. They got to play it loud like Harry. They got to holler damn and blast and SOB and stomp the rostrum and challenge each other to duels with ball bats. We'uns in the sticks of New York and elsewhere ain't got nary a bit of appreciation for subtlety. What we like i« cliches. T h e m big, old, understandable cliches. Got to Get Lower Like one of 'ern should say, well, Dee's got plenty of tough meat to work on, but he just ain't got the knife to cut it. Or, Adlai's only a Truman with table manners, like somebody done said the other day. Dr. if you can't keep up with the Jell cow, you got to gallop with the gang. Or, set a thief to catch a thief. Or, a hit dog allus hollers. Anything. Don't have to make sense. A baseball announcer named Mel Allen is more famous than Stevenson on one phrase. Some bum hits one out of the park and Allen says n that cracker whine: "How abowt hat?" Ten minutes later the whole nation i» saying "How About That." Why don't Eisenhower come up with a "How About That?" Why lon't Stevenson? Amateur Debaters Why don't one of .these amateur lebaters i n v e n t something like 'R's big-stick gag? Or dip into the files and chew on a Yankeefied version of Winston Churchill's sea- oned cliches? The cigar was the test cliche re-dipper of all time, and Roosevelt's ghosts weren't so jad at it, either. They could turn silk purse into a sow's ear any Id day, which is an example of what I mean. Reverse 'em, boys, 'urn 'em around. These boys ain't gonna get nowhere with us as long as they keep iving us the literate deal with all lese gentle beginnings and sly walkouts. Like a genius named Clutch Thrasher said the other day, tevenson's the only man in history o use the word "schizophrenic" in Presidential acceptance speech. How about that? Mining Supply Finn's Manager Plans to Retire R* S. Beard Prepares To Farm in Georgia R. S. Beard of 515 Linda lane, £1 Paso branch manager of the Mine and Smelter Supply Co., will retire to a 1128- acre farm In Cairo, Ga., on Editorial--Sports--Markets Classified Dec. 31. Mr. Beard will have been with the company for 30 years at the time of his retirement. He started in 1923 as a clerk in the El Paso branch. He soon switched to sales. In 1926 he v/as promoted to manager of the Industrial Supply Department, and in 1932 was transferred to Denver as a salesman. Chairman of Meet He returned to El Paso as branch manager in 1936. In 1947 Mr. Beard was elected Cops and Robbcra--No. 4 Pillar of Community Out To Be Hot Car Owner of Garage Chain in Delaware Grosses $600,000 Operating Stolen Automobile Ring By ANDREW TULL7 Serippi-Hiwir* 8orU Writer WASHINGTON, Sept. 4.--Neighbors of Clarence W, Graham of 1 Winding Lane, Wilmington, Del., were appalled when police began making discreet inquiries about him early to 1950. f Why, Graham was a rich man--a veritable pillar of the Turns 'Fence community. Look at the mansion*- New Sewer Line Operates In Northeast El Paso Area 4, new sewer lint is operating today In Northeast El Paso, successfully eliminating bad odors and overloading of a pipe. The new 12-inch line was installed last week next to a, 10-ffich one on Leeds street that? -- -was carrying too much sewage. The old line is used to servic homes in the area, and the new lin carries sewage from Ft. Bliss an Van Horn park. The City cuts down odors of i Coast Police Nab Man On Bops Ciieck Ciiarg Wilborn W. Venable, who sertedly cashed three bogus check, at Hotel Hilton, was arrested yester day by detectives in San, Diego Calif. John E. Reidy, assistant mana ger at Hotel Hilton, said Venabl cashed two $75 checks and a $4 check at the hotel on Aug. 22 an Aug. .24. Mr. Reidy signed com ·plaints in. Justice of Peace R. ] Crawford's court charging Venabl with swindling over $50. Lieut. Howard Wells ol the San Diego Detective Division notilie Detective Capt. R. H. Lessor tha Venable has refused to waive ex tra.iiiion. Truck Kills Boy Juarez police today reported ;. traffic death of eight-ye-.r-ol Jorge Antonio Garcia, son of Hec tor Garcia of Juarez. The lad was crushed beneath-th wheels of a heavy truck driven b Jesus Gonzalez on Agricultur street. The driver said he did no see the boy. El Pasoan Named Firm's Executive Jimmy Crayton, nephew of Mrs E. E. Commander of 2416 Gran evenue, has been named vice presi dent of the Ruben Plate Glass Co in Dallas. Mr. Crayton was reared in E Paso. When he finished his edu cation he worked for the Pittsburgl Plate Glass Co. here for 15 years He went with the Ruben Plate Glass Co. two years 8^--, SAILORS ARE ROBBED Willard Newsom and Leo An drews, sailors stationed at San Diego, Calif., told police someom stole their duffle bags containing clothes while they were drinking coffee at the Greyhound Bus Depo early today. Fly Continental to ATLANTA* Only «l/, Hrt. Lv. 4:35 p. m, Ar. 5:05 «. m. *»ia connecting airline Call your traval agent or 3-2455. Ticket Office ttio del Norfe Hotel. conrinEnrnL nin Lines sewage fay treating it with chloro- ben, a commercial chemical, which retards the growth of bacteria. The chemical is placed in the sewer line at the Van Horn lift station. The Water Department is now making a study of the sewage from Ft. Bliss handled by the City to de-| termine whether it should be similarly treated to completely eliminate odors. R. S. Beard chairman-of the International Mining Day Convention, The business of the £1 Paso branch has multiplied six timss since Mr. Beard was named manager. "Of course, in 1936 we were just coming out of a depression," he said, "So business had to come up some. But I think most of the credit is deserved by the good employes I've had. Will Raise Cattle He submitted his retirement resignation on Aug. 6. It was accepted by the Board of Directors on Aug. 12. The farm to which he is retiring is co-owned by his brother, Major L. A. Beard. They will develop hybrid seed corn, hybrid seed peanuts and hybrid cattle. Mr. Beard was born in Montgomery, Tex. Before becoming employed by the Mine and Smelter Supply Co. he operated Ms father's saw mill in Willis, Tex. Consul Returns From Duty in Mazatlan Consul Joseph F. Walker has returned to duty at the American office. Consulate in Juarez after a tour of relief duty at Mazatlan. He will represent the U. S. at a celebration of Mexican Independence Day Sept. 15 at Lamesa, Texas. he lived in--look at those big car lie drove! An aristocrat if ther ever was one, and why didn't the cops do something about those kid who kept trampling a body's lawn The cops nodded their heads po litely--and kept checking. They looking for the brains of }ig business--a half a million dol ar stolen car ring--and, as a mat ;er of routine, they were investigat ing the proprietors of all garages and parking lots. Owns Chain The aristocratic Graham not only owned a chain of garages, but he was an expert at restoring and rebuilding automobiles; it was sak be could demolish a car and completely rebuild it within 24 hours Moveover, the police knew something about Graham his neighbors didn't know. They knew Graham had a police record. Back in 1925, he had been investigated in an auto theft ring case, but never was tried on that charge because during the investigation he was charged with the killing of his partner, who had agreed to testify against Graham. Graham had pleaded guilty to a manslaughter charge and was sentenced to 20 years in prison. During his term in stir, he worked as foreman of the prison auto repair shop, and by the time he was paroled in 1935, he was an expert auto mechanic. FBI In The Federal Bureau of Investigation because it involved interstate transportation of stolen motor ve- liicles, set its accountants to work. They discovered Graham's garages were doing well financially, but not well enough to permit Graham to live on the scale that had impressed his Wilmington neighbors. So a check was begun of all cars sold by Graham in the past several years. It was slow, tedious work and unrewarding, until one day in November, 1950. Then it was discovered that a 1948 Chevrolet sold by Graham had been stolen from a man in Moylan, Pa. The motor number had been changed and the car altered, but the victim identified it by 14 small markings that had been caused during his ownership of it. Graham was left alone, but the FBI kept checking. Within a few months, 14 more stolen cars that had passed through Graham's hands popped up in Delaware, Connecticut, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina. Indisputably, the tune had come to take a look-see at Graham's garage headquarters in Minquadale, Del. It was quite a setup. Agents !ound the garage was divided into three separate shops, each of which was kept locked, and that only Graham had the keys to the locks. [ These shops, clearly, were where Graham lifted the faces of his stolen vehicles. Identify Cutter* In them, agents found assorted ;ools peculiar to the profession o: auto-stealing -- jimmys, "jumper wires" for starting motors withoui a key, license plates from assortec states. In the FBI laboratory, technicians dentified two bolt cutters as making markings similar to those lefl on the hasps of locks cut from ;arages from which cars had been stolen. Graham, of course, was arrested and, ultimately, sentenced to live ·ears in prison. But before his trial he had a swell time boasting to FBI agents about how accomplished a crook he was. luaerons Confederate* Graham said he handled an average of one stolen car a week. Since le presumably had been operating or several years, and the profit ier car averaged $1000, Graham's llicit gross came to an estimated rand total of 5600,000. Graham also explained that he lad numerous confederates in arious states--all of whom he ;amed. After a car had been stolen, i was driven, to Wilmington by way of back roads to one of three rivate garages Graham rented. The car was left in th« garage Clarence W. Graham overnight. Next day, Graham himself would remove from the car any personal property the victim might have left in it--and, even- The car then would be taken to Graham's public garages. Texas Western .Drama Students Get Scholarships Ysleta, Tornillo, Fort Stockton Girls Honored For Outstanding Work in High School Plays Three outstanding drama students have been awarded Cotton Memorial Scholarships to Texas Western College for 1952-53, it was announced by A. A. Smith, chairman of the scholarship committee. * ' The students are Mary Dorroh of Ysleta, Grace Phillips of Tornillo and Mary Dare Resley of Fort Stockton. j Miss Dorroh is a May graduate one of of Ysleta High School where she was outstanding in drama and speech activities. She was the speech representative to Who's Who and a member of Thespians, Quill and Scroll, senior representative to S t u d e n t Council, a member of the Drum Corps and a staff member of Pow- Pow and Otyokwa. Miss Dorroh was elected personality -queen for '52 and won honors as best actress in regional Interscholastic League contests. She has had parts in "Night of Plays," 'Meet Me in St. Louie," "Hummingbird Hickups," "Lamp in the Win- There, after all his employes had dow," and "Arsenic and Old Pace." left for the night, Graham would alter the car's appearance--usually by repainting--change number and attach new plates. Sometimes Graham even had a stolen car purposely damaged, so it could be towed to his garage and stored along with other UTecked cars without arousing his employes' suspicions. Steals for Thrill Graham, who stole an occasional car himself just for the thrill, claimed he could enter a locked garage, break into a car and have its motor started within four minutes. He boasted that in at least three instances he had stolen two cars from the same individual within a period of three years. "I wasn't angry at these men,' (raham said suavely. "It was just ihat the idea intrigued me.' Graham had a kind of genteel contempt for most of his victims, however. One old friend, an auto dealer who had been done out of 1500 by buying a stolen car from he car ring czar, telephoned Gralam after the latter's arrest and said he was sure Graham could ex- jlain. "Explain," said Graham with a well-bred sneer. 'You're lucky I didn't sell you a new Cadillac." Defer Sentencing In Opiiffl) Case Evaristo V. Diaz, 31, pleaded gufl- ty before U. S. District Judge H. E. Thomason to a charge of smuggling and concealing four pounds of opium. Sentencing was deferred pending a report by the U. S. probation Diaz was arrested In the Union Depot by U. S. customs agents. The four pounds ol opium which he was carrying was estimated to be worth $4000. Pleads Guilty to Charge Of Illegal Citizenship H a u l Ricardez, 23, pleaded guilty before U, S. District Judge R. E. Thomason to a charge of false- 140 Mexican Aliens Get Suspended Terms u. s. District Judge R. E. Thoma-1City Employes Pay School Editor Miss Phillips was graduated from Tornillo High School last May. She honors as best actress in dis- one-act play competition and was awarded a medal in declamation contests. Miss Phillips won the scholarship Hotel Di0U Staff medal and was salutatorian of heri_ . . . ... , . . class. She served as vice presidentpChedllleS iNignt Meet of the senior class and as assistant' E, P, Dogs Take Honors at Show Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Pollock of 7448 Highway 80 East have returned from Albuquerque where two ol their Chow dogs won top honors in an obedience triaL The event wai sponsored by Sandia Dog Obedience Club. Mr. Pollock's Miss Babs was highest point dog in her class. Novice B. with a score of 194 out of a pos- sibla 200 points. Mrs. Pollock's dog, Yin Li Sao, 10 months old, scored 172 points in Novice A class. A score of 170 is necessary for a dog to reach its first step toward the American Kennel Club rating of "champion dog." The Pollocks are members of the Elio Grande Obedience Dog Club of El Paso. editor of the school paper. Miss Resley, a 1951 graduate of) Fort Stockton High School, attended Texas Western College last year and will be a sophomore this fall. She was the outstanding freshman actress in College Players and starred in several productions last year and in the Summer Play Festival at Texas Western. Selected Best Thespian While a student at Fort Stockton she was named salutatorian of her class. Also she won first place for three years in district debate com-j petition and placed second in the! state. She was named to the all- star cast at the regional one-act play meet and was selected best Thespian at Fort Stockton. Among the plays in which she has starred are "Hobgoblin House," The Skeleton Walks," "Hansel and Crete!," "The Perfect Gentleman," and "The Heiress." Miss Resley served as editor of the school newspaper; president of the Spanish Club, vice president of the senior class and secretary of the Dramatics Club. About 60 members of the Hotel Dieu meeting at the hospital today at 7 p. m. The meeting will be highlighted by a clinical discussion led by Dr. Branch Craige with comments by Dr. M. S. Hart. . Dr. R. F. Boverie, president of the Hotel Dieu staff, will preside. The meeting will be held in tha hospital cafeteria. States from Mexico. ly representing himself as a U. S.json gave six months suspended sen-'t I Q 079 \ nf . nTna T*v citizen to illegally enter the United tences to 140 Mexican nationals'* ' income 13X charged with illegal entry in U. s.| City employes last month paid "'$18,872.85 in Federal income tax. This was revealed in a check signed by Mayor Hervey lor withholding tax. Sentencing was deferred pending a report by the U. S. probation officer. He is free under S750 bond. Joe Rey, his attorney, said Ri- cardez believed lift w born in El Paso, although records show his birthplace is Juarez. YOU CANT BID 'E/H IF DON'T 6ET EM I WHAT HANDS! .. WHAT... WHAT TERRIBLE HANDS I'VE BEEN SETTINSf District Court today. It was the first offense for each national They will be deported. Everybody around here with a horse or two is keeping a close eye on them. It's aD because of that story from England about 50,000 horses being killed over there for meat last year. You can't look at a horse around here without the owner sizing up your waist measure- meet and addog what jtgtf v* GHDd. COMBINATION OFFER BETTY CROCKER "TRU-HEAT" IRON; ALL-METAL IRONING BOARD, PAD AND COVER THE AMERICAN INVITES YOU TO ATTEND A FREE COOKING SCHOOL TO BE CONDUCTED BY MR. FRANK DECATUR WHITE REG. 25.59 Value If you appreciate good food and want to know how best k prepare it--this is your opportunity! Come in and learn how to liven your menus and make even "left-over" meals into family banquets! Mr. White is recognized the country over as the "magician of the gas range". MONDAY, TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 8, 9, 10 2:30 P. M. Please Register in the Appliance Dept., in Our Downstairs Store As Only a Limited Number May Attend Each Session! DAILY DOOR PRIZES Big Bags of Groceries and a Gas Range the Last Day! M E N U S MONDAY. Ssptember 8th--Angel-Chiffon Cake . . . Whit* Mountain Icing . . . Mystery Salad . . . Epicurean Dressing . . . Buttermilk Waffles . . . Quiet Creamed Potatoet . . . trailed Steal. TUESDAY. September 9th--Orange-Chiffon Cake . . . Marihmallow Frostino . . . Quick Sated Bear* . . . Shrimp Hen d'oeuvrei . . . Sour Milt Biscuits . . Drip Method Coffee . . . Apple PinwheeU .. . Meet Balls with Sp«gh;H: . . . Broiled Chicken. WEDNESDAY, September 10th--Flaky Pie Crust . .. Cocoonut Cream Pie ... Golden Glow Salad . . . Broiled Mam and Lamb Grill . . . Red Deriit Food Cake . . , Meringu* . . . Broccoli . . . Angeli Delight . . . Chicken Chaw Mem, Auditorium, Seventh Floor A COMPLETE IRONING ENSEMBLE FOR ONE LOW PRICE! The "Tru Heat" iron sells regularly for 14.95! It's a full-feature iron designed to give you perfect pressing the easy way . . . scratch-proof soleplate that never loses its easy glide, safety side rests, fabric selector dial, button-saver edge, permachrome finish! The ironing board sells regularly for 8.95! It's all-metal, rigidly constructed and perforated to make steam ironing easier, quicker! The pad and cover is a 1.69 value with boil-proof elastic that won't lose its pull no matter how often you wash it! It's made of the finest material available, too! Buy now . . . Save 6.00! American's Downstairs Store Oregon at Texas Dial 3-3611 Oregon at Texas Dial 3-3611

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