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Amarillo Globe, The (Newspaper) - January 26, 1949, Amarillo, Texas NEW 26 food prices have dropped to the level prevailing under OPA price controls in 1946. Dun and Bradstreet announced Vet Hospital Chief Says He Welcomes Smith Probe SICK OF BABY-SITTING FOR WIFE SLAYS HUSBAND Jan. 26. 29-year-old wife charged with murdering her husband told de- today she was paid 96 a week to baby sit for other Mrs. John T. Foster was booked at city Jail on a murder charge after her a 39- year-old telephone was found shot to death In the en of their suburban home last Their 20-month-old child was In the house at the time of the Clarence Barclay and Huge said Mrs. ter told them that at her Insistence she acted as baby sitter for the woman with whom she accused him of The had two children of her didn't want to keep the but my husband In- that I detectives quoted her as saying In a signed loved my and I was doing all I could to try and keep the family While certain phases of the investigation of alleged re- of admittance of Billy Gene to Veterans Hospital came to a close here phases were expanding and gaining widespread particularly among 18 years died last Sunday in Northwest Texas less than three alter he had been taken in an ambulance to the Veterans Facility ing to charges by his Mrs. Farley 1608 North East was de- nied hospitalization on the grounds that his was not an emergency case Funeral services for Smith were held this Ambulance drivers who last Thursday night took Smith to the Veterans Hospital gave affidavits this that a doctor at the hospital had stated definitely did not consider Smith an gency and also attributed to the doctor a statement to the fect that of people have aches but don't go to a two American Legion one appointed by Charley C. 18th District and another appointed by L. A. commander of THE AM ARILLO Indicates the Associated Press Indicates The United Press GLOBE News About Amarillo and the Great Plains Empire TWENTY-FIFTH NO. 244 JANUARY 26, 1949 24 PAGES PRICE 5 CENTS son were continuing their in- of the charges against the hospital made by the mother of Another veteran the rine Corps announced also it was preparing a report to be made to its national At the same Lewis P. chairman of the Texas Veterans Affairs an- that he had completed his investigation yesterday and found that the hospital records showed Smith was classified as an emergency patient and was fied for hospitalization Saturday District Attorney Lloyd King and Sheriff Paul Gaither announced that they had no further interest in the since their investigation revealed no criminal Smith died as a result of a sive brain hemorrhage of several according to the results of. an autopsy ordered by the district Officials at the hospital yesterday joined in the investigation asking a probe of their own in the records and we welcome any Col. Paul Veterans Hospital executive reiterated this have nothing to other than I have no comment to he Mr. statement that the boy was qualified for emergency H. F. MCGREGOR heads Legion probe treatment was ex- by Colonel The hospital director said family physician called about 2 o'clock Saturday and stated the He asked us if we would take the and we told him that we would admit him doctor said he would check with the family and call He never called us District Commander Gibson today is not a condemnation All want is a. unbiased The com- will Interview veterans who have knowledge of the way the institution is The people are en- titled to After all it is the people's hospital for the Gibson said he expected a report from his committee not later than Feb. 5. The F. H. World War Jack World War Walter World War T. G. dry World War World War n. Commander of Hanson this morning will have a complete report on 'the Billy Gene Smith case at our next Feb. 1, and we'll let the chips fall where they are going to give full in- formation on this and other cases to members and all ex-service men who care to anyone has definite in- formation about any veteran be- See Z County's Activities Put Squeeze on Ready Cash By FRED TRIPP Despite recent budget the gap between cash in sight and cost of Potter County projects scheduled lor com- this year remains big enough for County Auditor John Crudgington to walk The county at present has work in progress on the stock Exhibition Building and a Kre station at Tri-State Fair and on a new dormitory at the convalescent Already approved by but not yet is a 4-H Club dormitory project also to be located .at the fair Not yet approved but scheduled for early consideration are removal only commissioners approve full we'll just have to scramble for money before the year is the auditor is not he we might have to issue Of the present poultry building at I warrants arp a kind of the fair grounds and tha? ran bt at dis nr n note tnat can D6 at the dis- of the commissioners county farm property near the con- the new projects plus out- the county on a specified The warrants bear are and must be redeemed by standing costs on work in progress today was estimated by ton to total As the 1949 budget holds in sight Crudgington warrant is just a sort of THE WEATHER AMARILLO AND Warmer this tonight and Occasional snow this afternoon and Continued cloudy WEST Occasional snow in the Panhandle and South Occasional rain except freezing rain in the upper Pecos Valley Considerable cloudiness Slowly rising Low temperatures 20 to 26 degrees in the Pan- handle South Plains and 27 to 34: degrees NEW Light or rain and snow today and Clearing in the west portion Colder in the northwest portion High temperature for tne 24-hour period which ended at 18 15 of an troubles began cently when county costs in con- with development of way 66 were estimated to run to in 1949. Partial adjustment the budget was accomplished at the Monday meeting of when proposed road and bridge fund expenditures sharply reduced on The auditor reiterated today that he i s not in favor of diate work on the juvenile de- See Z It Looks Like A Clean Scoop A product of the mechanical age today to throw a of Amarillo out of pocket Hauling off snow on Potter County Courthouse walks this morning was a small tractor with a four-foot snow scoop One pass at the walk with the machine and the snow was Rapidly completing the task it would take a small army to the tractor operator was heard to remark on completion of his if any homes around here would like to rent this pocket money for scoopers is going to scarce this DECISION LEAVES BABY ALIVE NEW Jan. 26 A young asked to choose be- tween probable death or blindness for their two have de- blindness is As a surgeons yesterday removed both eyes of 11-month- old Michael Goldstein and one eye from his Both were reported doing of the Presbyterian Hospital's Institute of said Michael was afflicted with a cancerous eye condition They hope treatment will prevent spread of the same disease to Karen's other The decision was all the more difficult for the children's Abe 30, a veteran of three and years war ice in the The hospital said he was afflicted with the same condition as a child and had lost one MAY FILIBUSTER FOR FILIBUSTER 2S oi hinted broadly today that Southern senators are prepared to tie up the entire first session of the 81st Congress by a filibuster it necessary to save the Long raised that threat at hearings by the Senate Rules Committee on proposals to provide for a limit on Senate debate and so end the Addressing Senator Massachusetts Long you thought the whole first session of the 81st Congress would be tied up by a you still want a proposal to change the rules brought Lodge retorted he could not sume that 15 or 16 senators would till hell freezes Senator New York put in that he was ready to take get that chance if necessary rules on to Farm Union Elects Berg for Third Term To Evict Families Of 600 26 hundred ies faced eviction to day as members of the Tulsa Property Owners Association from the rental to protest against two rent control bills now in Rev. Wallace I. executive secretary of the said similar action would be taken by landlords in 20 other including Kansas St. Fort Wayne and I Grand simply refused to operate under rent Murphy going out of the rent ness as long as there are Eviction notices to the 600 tenants were in the mails Murphy also is honorary dent of the American Property Owners which has branches in Colorado Kansas St. San Des Cedar and Srand an extensive property owner and founder of a rescue sion is a retired Baptist He said the two rent control bills before the 81st Congress are In Rent Director Tighe E. Woods said he was by the but added there apparently nothing the government could do to stop the He said the tenants could appeal their eviction notices to local courts under the current rent control act. there isn't anything we can Woods said that he has heard of the American Property Owners I'm shocked to think that anyone who uses at- to his name would lend his support to such an uncharitable move which seems to thwart the in- of the he Woods was one of the framers of the administration's new rent con- trol which was sent to Congress The other was by Both measures provide long term extensions of reni control and strengthen the present The administration's would give office power to con- trol It also would give the rent director authority to col- lect triple damages from landlords who break the is even Need More Room for Growing Pains us this day our daily Children at Amarillo Day Nursery might add a little more Mothers who work for a living must leave their children at the sery and the nursery is Fund Now Contributions to Amarillo Day Nursery's building fund The total today stood at Preliminary estimates on a much needed addition call for mately three times that Latest Beaumont Stinnett Dr. T. M. Montgomery Dr. Mike Montgomery Previously reported contributions range from Day Nursery officials are dent of the success of the launched by Mary Miles 1522 who became interested in the need while signed to duty at the nursery by the Junior Pre-school age children of ing mothers are left at the 401 Van The a non-profit in- has the stamp of proval of Amarillo's of the Dr. E. B. who contributed to the Checks made to the Nursery Building Fund may be sent to the nursery or to Mrs. 1522 who also has volunteered to collect any cash Version Of Affair Ambulance drivers who last night took Billy Sene Smith to US Veterans here gave sworn today in which hey say that a doctor at the Veterans Facility stated that te definitely did not consider mith an emergency The ambulance drivers are Wayne 19 years and Bob 20, employes of ell Brothers Funeral They also attributed to the or a statement to the effect that lots of people have headaches but go to a These same two ambulance drivers ook Smith to Northwest Texas at the request of ers of Smith's after re- eiving permission of the doctors at he Veterans they The joint affidavit of Edwards Morrison the night of Jan. 0, 1949, about 10 we an- wered an ambulance call to 413 Vorth Pierce in where picked up Billy Gene Edwards drove the the and Bob Morrison drove from that address the US Veterans with Edwards serving as an attendant with the Gene Smith was in a we thought he had but when he ted we knew he had because here was no smell of intoxicating we got to the Veterans we were delayed at the admission office about 15 waiting for a doctor to The whose name we do came in and asked Smith what was his Smith was still in a but he was able to tell the tor that his head and his ach were The doctor said that that was no reason to come to a He said lots of ple have headaches but don't go to a He said he ly did not consider it an gency doctor took Smith's his blood his heart and examined his Smith was still on our He was never taken off of it at the Veterans The doctor asked Smith tine but Smith couldn't answer because of his scious All was head and stomach doctor said he would have to call in another doctor before Smith could be that if the other doctor saw fit they would take care of picked up the phone and See 3 Warmer Air Tackles Job of Defrosting Warmer temperatures may begin peeling the coat of snow and ice from the Panhandle P. W. US Weather Bureau Observer at English said this A gradual rise in temperature is scheduled to start this and the mercury is slated to climb above the freezing mark he Occasional light snow is forecast for this after- noon and High temperature expected today is 28 and low forecast for tonight is 22. High expected row is 35. High yesterday was 18, and low last night was 15. Lightning Hashed and thunder rolled early this morning as EIGHT JOBS PAY HIM HE STEALS 117 SALARY NEW Jan. 26 A man who earned only a week for doing eight jobs is said by authorities to have admitted taking about from his employer 117 salary mostly to buy liquor and bet on The William J. 52-year-old lost as much as a day in the Asst. Atty. Francis Clark said Ahearn worked as accountant and general manager for two allied Clark said he admitted taking the during the past 20 Ahearn was arranged on an indictment specifically charging theft of 31 The smallness of the pay for the eight jobs was not explained in long told reporters that if Southern senators were going to filibuster a civil rights program then there was no reason why they wouldn't filibuster against a rules What Long meant is If the Rules Committee backs a rules change designed to end the committee's recommendation go to the Foes of the change could filibuster and prevent a Senate vote on changing the That would mean the Senate could conduct no business until the posal was the filibuster was Before the committee heard it got from Senator a proposal for compromise on the Outlaw the filibuster in emergencies Fire doesn't oare who you Be protected with Boyce Phone 433V Business reports and an tion of a state program were qn this morning's for the annual state convention of the Texas ers Union The convention was scheduled to end at cording to Harry C. state secretary for the farmers On the business schedule was completing election of J. J. veteran booster of the Texas Farm was named president of the group for his third Mr. Berg first was named head of the farmers union in 1946. He was re-elected in 1947 and was named chairman of the board of directors last He returns to the dent's post for 1949. Named to the board of directors Andrew E. W. Fred and Peterson and Hawkins were named for three-year Haiduk was named for a two-year ner was named for a one-year a from the old FARM 2 Gals May Have The other was v 1 W Sen. Francis of I I apt Democratic Cl Jan. 26 Jeanette M. Dye demanded today the end of a Pennsylvania law that punishes women for talking too She has proposed a in the ster state legislature which would abolish common-law crime of common Edward A. president of the Kansas City Property Owners As the legislature's leading said his group would meet of women's Mrs tonight to consider the action taken Dye says of the common scold law by the Tulsa He said Murphy sent him a tele- gram asking Kansas City See 3 J. J. BERG named again Jeweler's Bracelets Are Plenty Tricky NEW Jan. 26 In response to a telephone Jack 21 years a diamond took worth of jewels to a hotel room for dis- play and possible When he entered the room three men grabbed One held a gun on him while the others took the a said one of the should have known call was a At that moment two detectives waiting in the hall outside called for the bandits to They did and were soon Jucker was no 1. It's Laws against disorderly conduct and libel cover common 2. It's Women alone are subject to the law which over the years has ed what's more I intend to do everything I can to as far as Pennsylvania is the farce of subjecting women to a silly law such as she told a reporter 1 The crime of common scold j originated in England centuries ago and was directed against womer became a public PHONE USERS GET THE AIR i NEW Jan. 26. I Bell Telephone Company an today that an air-con phone booth has been developed and is now being placet in booth will be times a Air in the new changed severa Watch for the most beautiful thine on January 31. Markers For Houses Aim of Civic Clubs Pictures on Pages 4 and 12) Erection ol street markers on every intersection in Amarillo is being studied by the San Jacinto Kiwanis Club and the 20-30 Club as a joint in connection with project to all houses n we can sell numbers for half the houses in each we can also mark the Sid representative of the San Jacinto Kiwanis told the The two groups are completing ilans for a city-wide ng The which have a glow in the light ot automobile will be mounted on a two-sided standard to be placed near the curb in front of the where it will be easily seen by Suggested street marker is a- triangular concrete about 18 inches to be placed near the curb at each The street names will be marked in the easily ible at don't know how much it will to mark the inter- the club representatives may have to call on the city for The city commissioners expressed definite interest in the have studied this problem before but it ran too much Mayor rence Hagy told the club are definitely if you can show us a way to mark the streets at a reasonable he LOWDOWN WEATHER Jan. 26 elaborate electric to register only to 40, was broken yesterday when the dipped to 57 degrees be- low Winner of Gift Car Gets in a Prize lam WEST Jan. 26 A brand new automobile was offered free to a Hartford man last night but he couldn't take it. The name of Joseph Elansky was drawn as persons with raffle chances jammed In and about a Elansky was given five minutes in which to claim the One hundred yards the first elated then frantic man pushed and elbowed through the He He Finally he wedged up to 'the platform just in time to hear the auto being awarded to one Elansky said rillo had its second thunderstorm of the The thunder and ning heralded the fall of freezing Amarillo was roused by der in the early morning hours Intermittent sleet fell yesterday and last Precipitation for the 24-hour period which ended at o'clock this morning was of an Total for the month is 1.80 or 1.39 inches above mal. Precipitation since the storm began Sunday night is of In spite of slippery road no serious traffic were reported this morning by either the State highway patrol or the city police traffic There were no emergencies at St. Anthony's or Northwest Texas Hospitals this The traffic department said street intersections have been Buses were operating on or near All highways were icy but J. M. state highway department district maintenance said roads were slick all over the All the department's light snow plows were engaged hi seraphic sleet off The covering was not heavy enough to require heavy He said a thin skim of ice clung to the pavement and could not be removed with the The communication system was still hampered but was and no communities were A. o. Southwestern Bell Telephone Company district mana- said 9nly 50 of the 340 long distance circuits into rillo was About 50 per the long distance lines were out Mr. Thomas said the situation will become much better with thawing Chief cause for he was freezing together of wires which were slapped against each other by the The Western Union wire chief said difficulty was still being en- countered between Amarillo See S FHA repair 10% down Co. EC
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