Del Rio News Herald from Del Rio, Texas on February 21, 1947 · Page 1
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Del Rio News Herald from Del Rio, Texas · Page 1

Del Rio, Texas
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Friday, February 21, 1947
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"'V >? /'' f '' " *^ ' ' 1( *>, j 't TODAY'S NEWS TODAY PEL Rio NEWS-HERALD WEATHER Mostly cloudy tonight and 8at« in-day; warmer Sfturday. DEL RIO, TEXAS, FRIDAY AFTERNOON, FEBRUARY 21, 1947 NUMBER 242 RUSSIAN BUDGET CALLS FOR Radio Station XERF Opening Saturday New 50,000-Watt Station Announces Saturday Schedule FWturlruj a program by elvlc or ganteatJcns of Del Wo and Villa Acntia. XfeRF, the 80,000-watt sta tion of Clfl. Rftdlodifusora de Cc*h ulla In Villa Acuna will hav* iU formal opening Saturday evening tetween the hours of ft to 10 p. m. X«IP Us at 1570 on the dial. Programs by the Del Rio and Villa Acuna Chambers of Com* rnerce, the Rotary Clubs and the Ltoiw date of both cities are Included In the official opening braWtoiite: as well as various talks. The etfctlon, ownea and operated by RJumn Basques and Arturo Oon»lei, has Invited officials of both cities and too cltteerw of Del Bio and VJlIa Mttna to witnew the, van* Governor Davaltt Coorraila nas been invited to attend the opening ard, in the event he is unable to be there, will send a representative, Bosquee said Friday. Rfc. S«#. OuUar Barragan, Bishop of the Diocese of SalUUo, will be In attendance at the opening, Th* Vill» Afiuna Chamber of Commerce wttl broadcast over XEKP Saturday at «:M p. m.; the Del tsto Chamber of Commerce at «:«. The Villa Acuna lions Club are slated for 7 p. m. and the Del Rid lioni at 7:15. fhe American Legion will broadcast at 7:30 «rd the Villa Acuna, school band at 7:15 p. so. Rev. J. Harold. Smith of Knoxvlllc, Tenn., the evangelist who la on XERF daily at 8 a. m. and 8 p. m.. will at ft p. m, Saturday. At 9 p. »,. Rev. sam.Morrla, widely known a« "»ho Voice of Temper«n«, w , Will speak, At 8:15 p. m. the VUla Acuna Rotary Club will be on the atr and at 8: JO, the Del Rio Ro- urjr*3Hb will broadcast JHBRP announcers are Leo Mai' lard. Don Renr.&ult and Jesus CMux- ' ''- , Chlct engineer :for jthe aUUon, which boast* the 'mo* up-to-date tranatnuter on the continent, is Luli : Ou»ra«na. His a**tst«nt* are Hector Btlandrano> Jose Rodriguez, Charlea Lisbana, Juan Diego, V». cento 'Hnmandea, Fernando Her- nandt*. Eduardo Arredondo. Jose Ootualec arid Bolero Oarxa Jr, _• Don Howard and Walter Wilson of BW Bio are the national sates agent* for XERF and the office penoonel 'Includes Htginlo Munoa. Oalan, A* Oaitan and Nato Chkwr; , Tb* elation ha* been under eons* truetfc* since June, 1MB. Keit Speaks On Midwest Food Sou rce KANSAS cmr, *w>. ao-~wv- Rolmft 8. Kerr, former governor of QtUPPoma. said tonight UK, ww ld • loafed to {he Midwest foi- production «f food an<* feed Mfl declared no i&at area "In the eMfced world TWO TUGBOAT COLLISION BEAUMONT. Feb. tugboat crewmen drowned early today when the tug Winona of Houston Mink In the Sabine-Nachea ship Channel near Port Arthur after * collision with the tanker Pennsyl- irarla Sun. The men were believed to be the ship's cook and deck band. Another deck hand was hurt. Divers are searching for the bodies, Jaycee Speaker HOKEWARNER DFTI7C! TA HI? ItIIlio IU lifi HERE MONDAY Hoke Warner, 56-year-old native of Del Rio. died Wednesday Id San Francisco, local relatives a«ld Friday. • , Funeral aervlcea wjn be held hi Del Rio Monday morning at 10 o'clock in the Doran Chapel. of the late.Mr. and Del Rio. He served with the 90th Division in World War One and moved to California; after his honorable dlfcharte. He had made his home there since then. Warner played professional baseball with Pittsburgh at one tune In his career. He married In California several years ago. Survivors include his widow, two brothers, three nephews and three cteces. The brothers are Dr. Clyde and Dr. Lucian Warner of Houston. The nephews are W. W. (Bunny) Warner of Alameda. Calif., Sonny Warner and Lucian Warner of Houston, The nieces are Mrs. Prosser 1 Martin of Del Rio. Betty Ann Warner and Jessamy Warner of Houston. Intercoastal Canal Work To Be Resumed WASHINGTON. *W>. » <*V-«ep. (D-Tex) announced tonight that work will be resumed on construction of the Louisiana-Texas Intra-coastal canal between corpus Christ! and Brownsville, Texa*. Army engineers informed him. he said, that work should get underway within toe next 09 days. The project had been held up under President Truman'* order of l««t fall banning construction of new public works. , Jury Panels For Federal Court Are Drawn A grand jury and petit Jury panel were, drawn for the next session o| rj. a District Court by Jury Commissioner B. E, Wilson and U. l» i* bfeted with tavorf tole dim,. 9, Deputy Clerk Jamea Riggs Thuraday. Judff* Ren H. Rice Jr. will preside at the regular »prin« session of redaral (Jourt In Del Rio March 17, the session to last two or three days, court pffjcialt said. ACTOR «VOOim«W WCW YORK. pab. 30 6T).-Henry Herbert, M, 10a«Uah-bom abake «tor whoa« last Hew in "Araenlo and the 1948 Republican nomination, said to- •poke at a nwttlnf of Uw Beaulord jester, ggvemor of Texat. addresses a luncheon meeting of the World Congress j^p^, ^ffllOTir, Chsunbf rs \ ol iCooi* meroe International in Dallas Jester told the Jaycees their conference was a genuine contribution to Peace. (AP Photo >. SEEKING MORE VICTIMS OF Light Plane Missing In Oregon PORTLAND. Ore., Feb. 20— (IP)— The Civil Aeronautics Administration tonight reported a light plane missing the the Eugene. Ore., area since Sunday. . Tho CAA said the plane, a single- engine Navoa en route from Los Angeles to Beaverton, Ore., had just been reported missing today. The pilot, whoso last name was Locke, took off from Red Bluff Calif., at 4:45 p. m. Sunday for Eugene or Lakevtcw. Ore., the C.AA said. At 7:45 p. m. that day the Eugene airport heard a plane report it was loft In that area. The airport reportc dthe plane's r umber as "NC86098." The plane from Los Angeles was numbered NC8800H. It was being ferried to the Chadwick Air Service in Bea- vertoa, The CAA said Locke's disappearance was not noticed because he had failed to file a night plan. The search and rescue unit at McChord Field, Wash., will send two B-17s and two C-47a to search the area when weather permits tomorrow. Other search and rescue planes from Hamilton Field. Calif., are, expected to aid. About 29 private filers also will'take part. It is the third plane missing in the area this winter, ; Vwrnon Caul- tor and his mother, both of Portland, were lost on '* flight from Red Bluff to MedWrd. Ore., last October and Robert' Lee Rubottom, McMinnviUe, Was lost In a flight from Klamath Falls to HWsboro, January 10. Stasscn To Study European Conditions Stf. PAUL, Minn., Feb. Harold B. Btaseen, announced candidate for presidential night he will leave here- by piano at 7*30 a. m. Friday far Washington on the first leg of an air trip to Bnrope to Study condition* there at I he WQ«id bold * i hi* WifthMXKton head- •vmi>to«nMtt*t.iqi LOS ANGELES. Feb. 21—(£>)— Workers continued digging 1 today at tons od debris, seeking additional victims of yesterday's electroplating plart explosion which took at least 15 lives. The Injured list included 158 and several of them were believed to be dying. The devastating explosion, which occurred at 9:45 a. m., was in an area largely devoted to industry wjiich Is only a mile from the Los Angeles civic center. Elevators in some buildings several blocks away were Jammed in their shafts by the force of the blast. As a blue-black column of smoke wared hundreds of feet In the air, inhabitants of nearby houses stumbled out of their collapsed dwellings, some with blood streaming from them, screaming for help for members of their families trapped inside. William Tynan, battalion fire chief who saw the explosion, said the district "seemed to go up Jn «moke alaUlar to the ' " seen of the atomic bomb explosions." Fifteen fire companies. 500 police officers and contingents of Marines and soldiers converged on the hectic scene. All police ambulances were placed In service ard Georgia Street Receiving Hospital pressed' 17 extra doctors and 21 additional nurses Into service. Dr. Charles Sebastian of the Emergency Hospital said the institution was Jammed with 69 injured shortly after the explosion occurred. Hours after the explosion workers still worked In the debris. pull- Ing down battered brick walls and searching for victims. It was estimated by police that 500 persons were made homeless by the blo5t because of damage to many frame houses and flat buildings in the area. However Al D. Church, senior inspector for the building safety department, said only about a dozen buildings would have to be demolished and that the remainder could be repaired. The electro-Plating plant, with only the shell of a brick-wall corner left standing, had a frontage of 190 feet on Pico Boulevard and extended, back approximately 130 feet. Hundreds of spectators flocked to the area, hindering the work of rescuers, and police patrols were called Into the area because of reports of looting. Higher Prices Asked For Fish Fishermen balked at unloading 19 vessels with 1.485,000 pounds of fish at the Boston. Fish Pier because of low prices bid for them. Spokesmen for the Atlantic Fishermen's Union said that the fish would stay on the vessels until it rots if the prices are not met. This picture shows a general view of' the boat? tied up and the unloading carts lying idle. (NBA Telephoto i. Find Little Boys After Long Search NOTTINGHAM, N. «.. Feb. 20 <4V-Missing from home tor 10 hours, two little boys were found tonight sound asleep in the middle of a dense woods a mile and a half distant and both were reported In good physical condition. The boys, Reginald Wentworth, 4, and Bruce McOowen, 3 1-3. sons respectively of Mr. and Mrs. Royne McOowen and Mr. and Mrs, Roy Wentworth; wandered away at noon from the McOowen yard where they had been playing. Del Rio Weather Information »jr u. a. DeH « DEL RIO AND VICINITY; Mostly cloudy this afternoon, tonight and Saturday; somewhat warmer Saturday- , MjuMwum temperature yesterday, «; minimum temperature, 30. Minimum temperature 1 TKXAS: ",W*8T OF 100th Animals Ready For Sixth Val Verde Boys Lamb Show And Sale Saturday NEW YORK HIT BY HEAVY SNOWSTORM NEW YORK, Feb. 21— (ff*>— The worst snowstorm In six years choked New York City's streets today, bringing out an army of more than 10.000 snow removal workers. The storm extended from Maine into North Carolina. At least three persons were dead is the result of 19 Irchcs of snow in Lee County. Virginia. Eleven inches New York. of snow fell In • Fat lambs and breeding sheep* received final grooming Friday in preparation for the Sixth Val .Verde Boys Lamb Show and Sale Saturday at the 4-H Club bams on Dlg- nowity and Pierce at Oriner Street. The 4-H Club boys and FFA boys staging the show stenciled place numbers on the backs of their ari- mals. MAY AID HOOF-MOUTH WORK WASHINGTON, Chairman Hope. Feb. 21— </P>— Republican of Several hundred will be accom-! Kansas, of the House agriculture modated in the bleachers, which have been reinforced and put in place and a good attendance U expected by officials. Fifty-lour' boys have entries in the fat lamb show. 29 have entries In the breedlpg sheep show ard three have entries In the calf show. committee predicted the House will approve legislation today enabling the Department of Agriculture to aid Mexico in eradicating the outbreak of the hoof and moulh disease threatening the cattle industry. Legislation would authorize the R. E. Homann of Junction is the I Departmer t of Agriculture to send judge. Walter S. Britten of Col- The 19-inch fall was in the cool | i?5 e _.. 8ta !;'. oh .! s ^auctioneer and fields of the southwestern tip of Virginia. Traffic was disrputed Tind the schools closed in at least 19 counties and three cities until Monday. The storm was the worst Virginia had experienced in seven years. Pennsylvania had its most severe snowstorm of the winter. As much as 16 Inches fell in the mountainous sections, traffic crept in cities and In ^the country as highway crews labored to keep, ma in arteries open. The snow turned to sleet In the southern part of the state. Public and parochial schools in Philadelphia were ordered closed. In Delaware John W. Thompson. 76, of Cheswold was killed in an atuomobile-truck collision in a blinding snowstorm near Symrna. Striking Convicts In Confinement BAN QUENTIN. Calif,, Feb. 20 W) —Sixty-one convicts were placed in solitary confinement tonight as a consequence of. three days of stop- work • demonstrations for more food and less work at San Quentin others have Seen transferred to Folsom Prison 1 , no miles to the northeast, and Sari Quentin Warden Clinton Duffy said they would tit chanted with incit- Ug the "strike'V-wbich could mean extension,of their terms. The muWnaus prisoners returned quletjy to their Jobs In the Jute Will this afternoon after the third Incident w*» quickly terminated by luarde, who marched si convicts prison. Eighty-four Prosser Martin is the announcer The show will begin promptly at 9 a m. and continue throughout the morning by classes The sale will start at 2 p. m. At noon the Guild of St. James' Episcopal Church will serve the barbecue meal on the grounds. The executive committee Includes Sparks Rust, the chairman. Therrell Ro-.e, O. D. Finegan, Virgil Cauthorn. Pat Rose Jr , Joe Routh. Noel C. Fry, Autrey Walker, Tom Miller and Drury Wood, with Mrs. E. K. Fawcett an hororary member. Boy Scouts Finish Fingerprinting Thirteen Boy Scouts have completed work on their fingerprinting merit badge following instructions by' A. C. Kennedy, fingerprint expert und counselor. The Scouu attended six classes in fingerprUHing under Kennedy's Instruction. Identification and classification of the cine types and the taking of fingerprints were included in the instruction. One Scout had u rare type of print including two types on the same finger. Kennedy said only one out of several thousand has euch a type. Later K«r.nedy will give other classes. ' ,, Those completing the work included Charlie Martin, Lee Walker. Thomas Walker and Lotinle Popham of Troop TO; Fred Robertson, Jack Oarrett, Kenneth Bayer. Kenneth Locke Hud Gerald Petty of Troop 79; Julio caldoron, Bulftlio Calderoa, Lwadro Itpdriguaa and veterinary specialists to Mexico to direct a campaign to stamp out the Let Contract For Highway 90 Surfacing A 10.75-mile stretch ol u * S Highway 90 extending from Coin- stock to two miles east of the Peco.s River will be surfaced soon, John A Waller, district engineer, said Friday morning. The State Highway Commission let a contract to Collins Construction Company, of Austin ut $29,618.80 Waller said cold nHx limestone and roch asphalt would be applied in a black-top leveling-up course on top of the present surface. The job. taking several months, will be started In three or four weeks, he said Brackett Scouts Hold Court Of Honor Sponsored bv the Brackfttvllle Rotary Club, Boy Scouts ot Troop 75 there held a court of huiutr Thursday night, J. B. Morris, Boy Scout executive, reported. Bugler George McCallum opened the program and S. A. Worley led the songs. Scouts George McCul- luiu. Marcus Tidwal) and Billy Joe Burnett stused a first aid demonstration und tenderfoot Investiture was held for John Qheedy and Joe York by James W. Morris. Merit badge* went to Oeorge Mc- O»Uum f Marion McKlnuey, Itotoo* Davis and BJHy J^jpurn««, with » Increase In Agriculture Funds Asked Both Houses Of Supreme Soviet Debate Measure MOSCOW. Feb. 21 (/?V-Delega tes to the Supreme Soviet (parliament) debated today the 1947 budget calling fcr a decrease in expendlturot; for the Soviet armed 'forces end Increases for industry, public health, sport?, communications and agriculture. Finance Minister A. G. Zverev re- "otnmended to a joint session of tho Supreme Soviet (parliament) 1 Thursday night that Russia in 1947 spend but 18 percent of her total budgeted expenditures for her armed forces. In 1946 the military expenditures }f the U. S, S. R. constituted 24 percent of the nation's expenditures, ?nd in 1945 military expenditures constituted 43 percent of the total. With Prime Minister Stalin looking on, approvingly in the great oalace of the Kremlin, Zverev made his lengthy report to the attentive delegates. Last year the Soviet Union spent tH.520.000,000 for her armed service'. The total this year figures out to $13.400.000,000. The finance minister made th? following over-all recommendation: Revenue—$78300,000.000. Ex penses—$74,280,000.000. The estimated income for 1947 will be 21 percent higher than last vear and expenses are expected to be 22 percent higher. Both houses ar the Supreme Soviet- the Council of Nationalities and the Courcll of the Union— lebale the finance minister's recommendations Friday. If the usual custom is followed— and there is no reason to assume it will not be—Zverev's recommendations will be accepted. Science received a boost, the finance minister recommending that last year's scientific allotment of $1.000,000,000 be increased to $1.300.000.000. Social insurance (pensions) was upped from $3,402.000.000 in 1040 to 54.120,000,000. Taxicab Driver Killed By Stray Bullet WAUKESHA, V/Js., \ ft!)-year-old taxlcab driver was hut to death today ard he was icscrlbed by Dist. Atty. Homer, Williams u.s Lhe "innocent bystander" jl a shooting involving a "triangle " William haid Omar Cra.btre.e, 32, would be arraigned on a charge of second degree murder tomorrow in t-oimecUon with the death of cab driver Robert Shankiin. He sairt ^rabtree hud made a statement admitting the shooting. The prosecutor said the fatal bullet apparently was Intended for a pasbcnger in the cab, Ignatius Snyder, 34. Both Snyder and Crabtree had been "dating" Mrs. Avb Price, 33, Williams said. Stores And Banks Open Washington's Birthday, Saturday Store?, the banks and the Past Office will not observe Washington's Birthday Saturday a^ »• holiday but will remain opau for business. '.•.•• Only the Court House s«d the City Hall, with the usual exceptions of the sheriff's office, the fin» btatipn and the police station, will be closed for the holiday. SPOKANE, Feb. Ouo check from «|ajw Blag was received today far. ,€*ons»ga ¥

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