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Brownsville Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 7, 1944, Brownsville, Texas Remember NOW GOOD MEAT CHEESE Etc Book 3 Brown stamps R S- PROCESSED Book 4 Green stamps D E F G H SUGAR stamp 29 Book 4 SPECIAL Book 4 Spare stamp 2 t points of pork FINAL EDITION For Fifty Yeart a Service Institution of and for the Valley FIFTY-SECOND YEAR No 162 TEXAS FRIDAY JANUARY 7 1944 EIGHT PAGES TODAY FIVE CENTS PER COPY REDS ARE NOW 10 MILES INSIDE POLAND Victory Year Poll Taxes Lag All-Weather Victoria Road By End Of Year Is Forecast Gravelling To Start From San Fernando To Matamoros Next Week A number of important developments in the highway situation to the south or hero particularly In regard to progress on construction of the highway were announced at a meeting at the chamber of commerce here yesterday afternoon by Mariano Garcia Sola representative of the state and federal highway departments of Mexico Jn charge of road construction In The developments The highway departments have cancelled out a for building of culverts and other structures on the road from Matamoros to San Fernando because of delays and arc now handling this work Topping of the highway from Victoria north will be completed to Jimenez distance of 60 miles this month Gravelling will be started next week from San Fernando north toward Matamoros Rail Delays To End Delays caused by inability to get railroad equipment expected to case off within a month and the number of cars bringing gravel and oil for the road from to Matamoros will be Increased from two to twenty-five a week In ruary This will mean completion of the highway from to os within four months after which all the materials will be used in work on the highway from moros south Mr Sela said at the present time some of the gravel moving In to Blizzard Hits Amarillo Area Halts Traffic Colder Weather Due In The Valley The blue norther which whistled into the today will be felt in the Valley late tonight and Saturday the weather bureau said colder weather is forecast for the Valley accompanied by j rain sand drizzles Small craft warnings are located here Cameron Sales Scant 1000 As Deadline Nears Reward Up To Now reward being offered lor the apprehension and con- viction of the person or persons responsible for filing alarms today was upped to as the Sociedad Hidalgo American civic organization here Important V O t e Si added to the the Lions In 1944 And National Local Sales of 1944 poll tax for the first of the new year were lagging badly here as the county tax office re- ported a scant 1000 poll sold j Sales so far have been very j E B Duarte clerk under Ralph Agar in the office said this morning Duarte said they would have to pick up con- to keep pace with the number sold for the last election Club offered Wednesday In the meantime Police Chief Truett Jordan said the penalty for anyone caught sending false alarm was fine and six months imprisonment It is very hard to catch sons filing a false Jordan said but If it persists we will catch them if we have an officer in the ity of every alarm box in the Reuters Says Yugoslav Invasion Launched But Report Is Denied Garbage Problem Is Number One New Chief Says Giddings Says System Inadequate Urges Co-Operation Until Change Made Sec Editorial Page 4 In office but three days Brownsville's new city ager James A Giddings this morning pointed to the local garbage disposal tem as inadequate for a city martial law in Warsaw Lublin Radom Jaroslaw and other Polish the size of Brownsville j towns near the Soviet frontier which the Soviets say lies generally 200 Nazis Say They May Have To Pull Out Of Russia Americans Capture Monte Maio In Italy Jap Madang Base Is Menaced By RICHARD McMURRAY Associated Press War Editor Russian troops were reported striking deeper old Poland today from captured 10 miles within the frontier and ing the menace to the railway in a plunge south toward Rumania from the Kiev bulge A German military spokesman told Swedish correspondents that the might have to withdraw from all Russia before a Russian offensive which he asserted was in flame from Leningrad to the Black Sea But along the front the only German retreats were those forced by heavy Russian pressure Tass Russian news agency said the Germans have proclaimed Until more and better equipment miles wes can be made available for the is being used on road south toward Victoria the al The most crippling blizzard In 52 years roared Into the today with wards of ten Inches of snow and a wind quickly blocking means of transportation The here skidded to 14 de- grees and the weather bureau re- ported it was headed for level bv nightfall A making military of oncoming forces to stay home The weather bureau predicted the storm con- at a severe level for at least 48 hours A private wire to a gas pipe line See WEATHER Page Twoj ment halted a shifts piling Its 26 Aviation Cadets Killed When Train And Collide KINGMAN Ariz AP Twenty-six cadets were killed last night a Santa though rainy weather has capped the work in addition to lack of materials The Mexican highway engineer came to Brownsville in company with Ruben Martinez Antonio dc Leon and several other members of the Matamoros road committee Also at the meeting were Mexican Consul Enrique U S Consul Nelson R Park of moros and members of the ville Chamber of Commerce road committee headed by Judge com Cox Road The general picture of the road situation given by Mr Scla was encouraging and he expressed the belief that the highway would be an all weather road by the end of this year and probably sooner the solved traffic situation be a lius carrying men stationed it the Kinsman army school here DON PEDRO AND The Weather New Air Ace Is Feared Missing Maj Boyington Had Just Set Record In 1942 poll tax were sold and exemptions were issued making a total of In 1943 notable mainly for city elections in Brownsville and Harlingen a total of exemptions and poll tax were disposed of Brownsville and county voters were reminded recently of the cf voting in 1044 It is a county state and national elections year Some national leaders have called this year the victory year See TAX Light Record Set 102.4 Per Cent Collection Reported For Month In what is probably the highest utility collections rate in recent city history James city tax collector today announced 102.4 per cent as the amount of collections for per cent came about Rocket Ship V Perfected By Allies Revolutionary Design Used By Yanks Whole new vistas or rocket plane travel were opened today with the disclosure that a fighter plane using jet propulsion has been developed and pronounced a success The new plane visions of which awakened scientific re- search years ago was announced OKANOGAN Wash By a tragic twist of fate Maj Gregory Boyington was reported missing in action only a few hours after this northern Washington farming community rejoiced at the news of his entry into the Marine Corps hall of fame by downing his Japanese plane in combat over Rabaul The former Flying Tiger joined Marine Maj Joe Foss of Sioux Falls South Dakota and Capt Eddie of first World War fame as of the record of aerial kills for U S filers He did it in a sweep over New Britain four days ago His achievement was ed yesterday from Guadalcanal Mother Still Hopeful But Greg Pappy Boyington did not come back from his triumph To Mrs E J his mother came the grim Navy De- telegram last We regret to inform you The wire said details would be slow In arriving but a letter would I follow I The mother expressed faith that I Grogg would come through safely I am confident he is all right Sec BOYINGTON Page 2 THE SQUIRT of the new I one of Ll the new jet-propelled planes first flew over the outer London area in an experimental flight many people rushed for ter thinking tha a heavy bomb was screaming down The mystery plane's arrival was heralded by a distant screech which grew in volume until it sounded like a giant Then the rumble of its powerful en- gines was heard as the plane shot overhead The people soon same to know it however as the flights became more frequent and they finally dubbed it the bcr The 2.4 said by the delinquent payments Current bills for De- cember were paid up 100 per cent Of bills still outstanding abouT is safe since it is owed by the U S is installment and another Is more than taken care of by deposits said said it was still too to tell about the January collections but added he was sure the people of Brownsville now were acquainted with the new system of collecting current bills by the eighteenth of the month in which they become due Baseball Czar's Kin Wins Wings In Valley CALLEN Keen m grandson of Mountain czar of baseball received his wings as fighter pilot today as Moore Field turned out its gest graduating class Col Reid G of lia MO Keen Landis father addressed the class bage disposal department I dings is asking local people to I operate in keeping their garbage in containers Preferably he said containers with lids Old oil drums and bij cans make the best bage containers Giddings pointed out and lids can be made of wood In disposing of garbage that might attract flies and other in- sects the city manager urged the people to carefully wrap such re- fuse in old newspapers or bags before placing it in the con- The local health problem as a whole he said is one of the first musts on his list and he plans to get work on this phase of city administration underway as soon as possible He cited as one of his biggest problems the finding of a top notch sanitation officer the health of the city comes first this way will we be able to build toward the other vital problems facing us We must clean he said San Benito Airman Missing In Action SAN BENITO Frank Earl Cowart a member ol the U S Army Air Force in the China area has been reported in tion Cowart who was with the Royal Canadian Air Force for two years before the United Slates entered the war joined the U S Army Air Force a year aso He in the India war theater un- of the 1939 line Invasion Reports Arc Erroneous Resumption Of Coast Shipping Meet Valley Applicat i o rt Figures In Plans Shippers Urged To Aid Deal A dispatch from Allied headquarters in Algiers branded as com- V cly erroneous reports from Zagreb quoted by Reuters in a Steamship Corp operations here holm dispatch that several Allied divisions had landed in Yugoslavia In that Balkan kingdom Marshal Tito's Partisan army announced it had abandoned the six day fight at Benja Luka headquarters of the second German tank army after killing 680 Germans capturing 720 and wounding 700 American troops captured Monte Maio in central Italy but generally the new Fifth army drive upon Cassino along the Via to Rome made but minor progress An intense struggle continued for the village of San six miles from Cassino and more than half of the hamlet was in American hands British Mosquito bombers in considerable force attacked un- specified sections of western many without loss last night They bombed northern France and mined German waters It was their sixth successive night foray light attacks across the channel the sians in less tlinn a year had driven tlic Germans 775 miles from Stalingrad Significantly the Russian com- called a dis- center of Rovno province rather than a part of WAR TODAY Poles May Get Part Of Germany Nazis May Have To Pay For War The prospects for early resumption of coastwise shipping through the Port Brownsville hinge on two hearings by the Interstate Commerce Commission on w T e x to resume to reports to Gilbert of Brownsville vice dent of By MACKENZIE Associated Press War Analyst THE newspaper published in Moscow calls for post-war expansion of Poland westward at the expense of Germany and warns the Poles Poland This was in line with the j that Russia won't give up the Polish territory which the viet occupied in when ler began his effort to conquer the world The Moscow dispatch Russian contention that the actual Polish frontier is about 200 miles to the old Curzon line upon which Russia and Germany agreed in 1939 in the fourth j tion of Poland Russian The hearings arc to be held in Dallas on February 10 and in Washington on February 29 Mr Philen said he would contact fresh fruit shippers table shippers and others in the Valley who nre vitally interested getting relief from present trans- difficulties through transportation and en- list their aid in presenting the casa ol the the ICC Could Be Immediate Immediate resumption of wise shipping from the Port of Brownsville if the decision by ICC is favorable is considered sible in view of the fact that cargo ships are to be delivered soon to Ten new Liberty ships have been allocated by the War Shipping Ad- ministration to and two of these the Charles Goodnight and I the Charles J Finger are to ba j delivered in January The company is ready and anxious to start shipping from Brownsville j according to Capt D A president or the line who was in Brownsville earlier in the winter which looking into the situation here and reports this plans for the future plans to place great water transportation on a normal basis on through this port dous development of commerce half million Germans THE LOWEST THING lower Dnieper WASHINGTON The un- A London dispatch of a husband in winter campaign in Russia said the had print such an article it it was disapproved by the Reci ties Daring Suggestion Fruit Price Delay Balking Valley Deal WESLACO Official action on the pending subsidy on the price of grapefruit for canning purposes was again delayed afternoon reported James H Eurch of after contacting Washington by G of the announcement was for an indefinite time he stated but it is entirely possible that the announcement will be many canning plants in the Valley are operating now on hand Some canners have indicated that they will EON PEDRO said another cold heading this way and said it would probably get very cold much colder than it has been In a month I don't mean Ice and snow he said but men with Charro Day beards may find a little frost Jn them Do you predict we asked he said sharply Don't put words in my mouth These men with frost In their beards drive up to San Antonio It WILL be frosty Kcrc it Just be very THE OFFICIAL FORECAST TOR TKS LOWER BIO GRANDE TALLEY Cloudy occasional light this nnd tonight ruin to during Ihc afternoon considerably Ir temperature Thursday LOW temperature Thursday tides Friday p.m low tides p.m today tomorrow 0.19 jointly last night by the army air forces and the royal air force It already has completed several hundred test flights without mishap and quantity production will begin soon Today's planes of orthodox design have about reached their speed limits and jet propulsion Sec ROCKET SHIP Page 2 made today In the ro with stocks run what they have on hand and it something definite does not come out of the subsidy program by that time they will bo forced to close j Reports will be made by Part of the fruit now being at the end of each month run has been bought outright for giving the total number of tons prices up to or slightly fruit bought during the month to men Of the enemy divisions the sians engaged 257 including 50 from Nazi satellites The tons of bombs cast on Germany's major Baltic port of Stettin Wednesday night left See WAR Page Two Tamaulipas Chief Due On Border per ton with the hope That and the average government will grant a sufficient paid growers pries per ton Blood Plasma Pat Directly On Burns Seen As Major Cure Two navy doctors took a tip from and developed n new surface treatment for burns which they said today is better than any of the many methods In vogue during the past two The method involves tion of a medicated solution of human blood plasma directly to the surface of the by providing another role in medicine for that blood ative Plasma has been used and will continue to be used ly for the relief of shock due to burns and other wounds In that plasma Is ed Into the veins to restore the volume of lost blood fluid Commander Mclvin D Abbott and Lieut John R de- clared in the Naval Medical letin they had employed plasma in surface treatment after re- viewing these Whenever the human body suffers burn nature seeks to compensate for the damage by causing the body to give off main constituent of human plasma Blisters arc formed with the scrum inside providing a protective covering for surviving tissue beneath and allowing It to regenerate Even if the blisters arc broken the serum spreads and covers the injured surface us a protective and soothing layer of insulation Workings of the present subsidy plan as is It now being considered by government agencies was ex- as From the reports of all ning plants In the Volley fin average price per ton paid will be computed and the difference between this and the last year average will con- the amount to be paid Canners will be allowed enabling payments on fruit canned up to See CITRUS Page Two subsidy to warrant the payment I of this price i Other operators have purchased fruit at prices averaging to per ton with the stipulation that whatever subsidy paid by the government will go to the grower Many growers arc with the hard pressed canners by their crop under this plan it was stated The mythical figure of as ceiling price in connection with grapefruit for canning is entirely out of place according to Burch The establishment of subsidy to bring the return from cannin fruit up to this would be a sustaining price he said and this is contrary to direct orders issued by Fred N VInson of the Office of Economic Stabilization to the War Foods Administration Commodity Credit ation The so-called subsidy as It is now appears is to be the ence between the average price paid to the grower by canners and the average price of per ton paid during last season Enabling Payment This payment is not to be known as a subsidy but will be called an enabling payment As one ncr expressed it to enable officers will remain ners to stay in business I present capacities Stein Is Elected Rotary President J M Stein has been elected president of the B r o w n Rotary Club to fill out the term of A H Woolridge who is now living in Corpus Mr Stein is a past president of the service club having served a On Taxes Prices term In 1936 and 37 and will hold the office until the election of new in July of this year Rev W T will con- as vice-president and other Governor Aguilar of the Mexican state of Tamaulipas will visit Matamoros January according madej here yesterday afternoon by tenio dc Leon the colector the state in the Matamoros area The trip to moros Is part of a tour of state he is making to investigate complaints of the high cost of living as well as to check into tax matters A delegation from Brownsville including members of the highway will visit the governor in Matamoros and check with him on progress on the Victoria highway They will also discuss plans for a proposed meeting on this way Still it strikes me that publication of this bold tion may help esse the tense Russo-Polish situation and so brighten the councils of the big America and Brit- ain Such a solution of the Polish imbroglio isn't of course a brand new thought A lot of folk have been wondering quietly why many shouldn't be made to foot the since she has been the cause ol the world's greatest ills during the past generation of turmoil Speculation along this line however has been ed because of its inflammability So far as my advices fro there arc many people high in Allied circles who definitely would like to sec Germany split up into its component states after the war is that Russia for one would be contented with such a program It isn't a far reach from this to Poland's advocacy that some portion of the Reich go to Poland After all who weeps at the thought of Germany paying for some of her Unless Moscow unexpectedly See WAR TODAY Page 2 Gambling Raid Is Made Friday Five local truck drivers today I had been to appear in Cor- Rape Is Charged In Valley Case Dallas Driver Held For Willacy RAYMONDVILLE Charged with statutory rape In connection with the alleged taking of a year-old girl to tin Wednesday H C Newman truck driver for a Dallas concern win face the grand jury here Monday ing Charges were Tiled by the girl's parents this morning in Justice of the Peace B H Deputy Sheriff D W Good phoned the Dallas police who picked tip Newman the report states and re- leased him on his posting of bond He is scheduled to return to to face charges before the Willacy grand jury Monday The girl stated to officers that Newman was to take her home when she finished work Wednesday but instead he started up the way and took her to Austin it was reported She returned to Raymondville alone on the bus last night I charges Court here of gambline VERSER IS NAMED THEATER MANAGER j sakl this afternoon i FOR HARLINGEN I The five men were apprehended j tive son of Harlingen who has been with Interstate Theatres for many years been named manager of the Strand theatres here by Ian Biay district mana- Christmas Season Officially Here When Holiday Lights Removed Christmas season officially ended in Brownsville this ing as city utility department workmen were busy removing the Holiday Lights from the and Washington street to answer with dice ger C C Short of Houston will replace Verser as maintenance Cliff Holloman former manager of the two theatres has resigned Streets According to patrolman Douglas Sadler's report the five men in- were Jose Salinas Eleno Vasquez Jose Flores and Luis Hinojosa Between them the men had a although this entire amount was not in- in the came The arrest was made at this afternoon in to a the The men Sadler said were tis Candy Co ling Today's Smile CALT LAKE CITY there would be a slight de- lay before she should be ed extra gasoline ration coupons to so to a maternity hospital an undaunted applicant threatened to have my baby right here Procedure was speeded up and the woman ing m handful of
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