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Brownsville Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 30, 1947, Brownsville, Texas Fires Tear Gas Chief Deputy Sheriff William Koster fires tear Into the ow of the Silvis III jail in effort to subdue a negro identified by Koster as Scott who refused to be moved to the county jail nt Rock Island Later Scott was fatally ed when he seized a tear gas gun and ran into the street A P Quake Hits Flood Area New Crest Roars Down ST LOUIS June climbing to its highest peak here in tho Mississippi dropped slightly today but U S Army in area warned that the battle for three critical levees in the area was far from over with another crest pouring down from the mouth engineers the Missouri river A brief earthquake last night brought the threat of breaks to of rich farmland on the Illinois side but the engineer said no levees reported by the tremors which lasted about five appeals for volunteers wore made by the engineers in their forts to save dikes north and south of East St Loins and 100 miles south at Chester 111 dreds wore evaluated from nomes ah end of the flood I eared The river reached feet Jell 05 of a foot but engineers sale barriers holding back the river from thousands of acres Europe Hunts Way Out Of Difficulty On Economic Front i PARIS June for- eign ministers of France Britain Russia met late today in a critical third session which may decide whether Europe can ze economic cooperation trans- Bending political and Ideological The three convened at p.m Informed sources said there was no agreement between Soviet For- eign Minister V M Molotov on one side and Britain's Ernest and George Bidault on the other concerning the Marshall Europe plan These informants predicted a showdown saying the French and the British planned to restate their proposals for European economic recovery after weekend disclosure of the Russian view that the task of the conference was merely to decide the amount of financial aid St Louis where the dike Protects d fc drop was probably a one Harry F predicts the Mississippi would climb to 39 36 of a foot over a high in 1944 The all-time Is 41.3 in 1844 At least persons were home less in St Louis and St Loui county with the Red Cross up four temporary shelters to house the victims Quake Shakes Flood Area The earthquake added to the ten- of the although h apparently had no connection with the flood No heavy damage was reported but residents flooded paper officer and police boards with calls Ings hotels and Downtown hospitals wore shaken by quake well smaller homes The hardest battle on the levees was being carried on in the teau Island district opposite North FRENC POLICE REVOLUTI Serving The Rio Grande Valley For Over 50 YEAR NO 310 BROWNSVILLE TEXAS MONDAY JUNE 30 1947 PRICE 8 PAGES CHIANG PLAN the lowlands around nearby Indus trial areas of Granite City 111 whether such aid could be obtained by end dupo levees south EiaM Louis and barrier south of Two Ships Collide In Fogbound Waters v under the advanced J Secretary of State Marshall oi LAKE SUCCESS June 30 A reliable Informant said the viet delegation had declined to submit an estimate to the United Nations military staff committee today on the size of the proposed China Mobilizes Troops For Allout Communist Drive NANKING June and leaders of his Kuomintang Party agreed today on com- plete mobilization of the nation's manpower and re- sources to battle Chinese Communists in China's civil war an informed source said The decision was ed the source said at a five-hour fully of the government party's political council and Its central executive standing committee One government leader said the action moans simply we are taking off our gloves and really fighting the Communists with no holds barred Chiang appeared before the policy-making bodies as scale Nationalist reinforcements n Manchuria entered ing battered by a day siege of Com- munist troops However a Mukden dispatch from Associated Press pondent John Roderick reported government recapture of rail city between Mukden and the still appeared to Com- global police force the offensive in Southern ria with a now thrust reported de- from Jehol province to the north The Kuomintang decision to turn the government's full power on the Communists followed by two days the U S agreement to sell rounds of rifle tion to Chiang ment The decision must be approved by the multi-party state council but Informed quarters expected no opposition from minority party members The mobilization order It was learned will Include provisions to try to revive national spirit of Chiang's fighting men by ing them on why they must de- feat the Communists One of the first steps toward Labor Unrest Grips Industry SOFT COAL AREAS of the vacation of some soft coal miners finds Industrial coal supplies production cutbacks and a general unrest in labor with shipbuilders on the East Coast steel production curtailed in the Pittsburgh area and stool centers shutdowns cuts in auto production in the Detroit area tion oi miners follows a walkout a week early by more than mostly in the Pennsylvania Virginia Ohio area in Act thus precipitating the national fuel shortage Trainmen have been laid off on coal runs at Birmingham Ala midnight Monday Is set for a walkout of West Const shipbuilders as well as in the Gulf area workers ask the Conciliation Service to try to avert a strike on the Pacific Coast and 300 bus drivers set a walkout for Monday on the Santa Fe Trailways lines through the San rado area U S Gives Mines Prices Hit High Peak Back To Owners New Strike Looms Congress Rushes Action On Funds Fiscal Year Ends WAHINGTON June Congressional fiscal experts went into n huddle today over ways of financing federal agencies as the cal year neared an end with only one of 12 regular appropriation bills cleared by both the senate and the house Only two of the departments will have cash with which to ate past midnight unless thing is done quickly The two are the Treasury and departments whose appropriation for the year beginning torn row Is on President Truman desk i Bothe senate and house have passed a measure allowing agencies to incur ex- penses In Anticipation of their pending appropriations But there is a question whether they can tually meet their payrolls Appropriations Discussed A senate resolution permitting them to make actual expenditures Is before the House Appropriations Committee Some members of that committee arc reluctant to accept It because it permits expenditures at the rate contemplated in the resident's budget estimates which the committee hopes to reduce The 11 snagged appropriation Minister Reveals Wae Plan After Three Arrested PARIS June 30 i Interior Minister Edouard j Depreux announced today discovery of a very i widespread plot by an known as the j Black Maquis to overthrow French Republic and up a military Iship Depreux said General inspector jeral of the French Jean a fighting re- leader who before the war acknowledged that he was a member of anti-Republican Cagoulards BOSTON June It was understood that the taf mobilization sources said will ton Army transport St bans victory and the Danish collided in bound waters off Nantucket and the crew of 70 and United States Britain and France had offered individual estimates calling for a force ranging from to men be the merger of the with the affiliated Youth Corps a 100.000 to men headed by Chiang's The informant said China nf no of hcr own of staff 10 troops and a woman were taking to support one of to lifeboats in sens the primates or a Big Five CoaM Guard reported High Winds view on the question The generals and admirals military on 1 President Scheduled To Act On Rent Curb WASHINGTON June 30 Hats should for tied on here forecast warm windy issued here today Partly cloudy and warm weather is expected lo continue through morrow night Moderate to fresh j southerly winds will prevail agreement over a question of and a ruling of U S Gen Joseph T committee chairman Sheriff Boynton Fleming will ad- Maximum temperatures this dress members of the will be 94 to 00 Club at at noon tonight tn 80 row on Responsibilities of row on Responsibilities of in Law Enforcement Congressional circles predicted that Mr Truman will sign the which extends federal controls eight months with permissive 15 per cent rent hikes The present control law expires tonight Both Republicans and crats on Capitol Hill expect the President to accept the though it does not conform to his recommendations Fishermen Start Home After Island Rescue SAN DIEGO Calif June weary and sun-blackened Take it easy little man and re- i California fishermen blown miles off their course were enroute DON PEDRO seemed quite ex- cited this morning and extremely nervous member your ul the office wit remarked I could it easy if I the feeble brain Thai you Don replied Bur I so much to The of has ailed u p o n me to insure drive as being a success back to civilisation today after six weeks of near starvation on a desolate Pacific Island of Mexican coast The five fishermen missing with the boat Thistle out of San Pedro since May ID were rescued late Saturday by the buna clipper Normandie from point Island a were Capt William Noble Charles square mile coral atoll miles IS Warren Gilbert B Stethe south of here and 500 miles Marshall and Walter Richards the Mexican mainland all of San Pedro First word from rescuers to the Veteran fishermen said the boat Const Guard and Navy here j probably was caught in a the men were In fair con- co storm the equivalent of a but did not elaborate 1 clone at and described The Thistle was shattered on the ical as a very bad Allen were Hospital at taken to last night shore but none of the crew was hurt stamp of approval on Tnc Navy requested the a San Diego vessel to I take the fishermen to the Islands about miles ther south nnd said it was and future program That means It will succeed It has been warm lately not hke it will be Detailed On Weather Report Two spot anytime M J Gorby president of the California Marine Curing and Packing Company Terminal land expressed amazement at the position of the wreck He said the Thistle's normal cruising range ing a craft from Panama to pick was about 700 miles and that she Up the victims The Thistle's must have blown the rest of the crew members way out of following a collision one and one-half miles north of Driver of the truck Involved was Pedro Cano of according to Hidalgo County Highway man Walter J Lysinger The truck struck a palm tree after it ed with the auto he said Mr and Gee were reported to be getting along as well as could be expected early Moreno Segura was taken to Valley Baptist Hospital in Harlln- gen early today after he was re- run over by a tractor at Clay Hall ambulance answered the summons to the scene of the accident Allegedly Segura crossed the road at the Y at town stepping into the path of the tractor Name of the driver of the vehicle was not secured The occurred about 6 a m A front wheel of the tractor was reported to have passed over the lower section of his body ket and retail supplies are higher in many lines but farm supplies of livestock are lower than a year ago and cold storage stocks of many foods are lower Such commodities lumber still On OPA Anniversary CHICAGO June this first anniversary of the end of federal price controls pork on the dinner table costs 78 per cent more than it did a year ago beef and veal 62 per cent more WASHINGTON June 30 other food clothing and living costs in general also have un- government lowered the sharp rises trade and government figures show Within the lean flags over more than prices zoomed to record peaks topping the highs of the soft coal mines today and formally j period restored the pits to the private The owners alter 13 months federa operation The contract dispute which prompted federal of the mines May 22 1946 still was tled however and another strike nt conclusion of the current vacation July 8 is a With the government stepping aside as operator it will be up to the owners themselves to make terms with the miners If they don't July 8 the miners are expected stay home The government gives back the mines in the same condition it- found them 13 months of workers Valley Trio Hurt In Auto Accidents Three were injured in traffic in the Lower Rio Grande Valley over the weekend Mr and Mrs Lonnie Gee of RS steel oil and lag far behind de- mand requirements With 1926 prices as a base age of 100 the Associated Press wholesale prices index Friday was 175.64 A year ago the figure was This represents an increase of 43.6 per cent In the year The highest was reached in March at A compilation by the Federal Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that for May the most recent calculation available this index was on a base age of 100 Throughout the war period up to a year ago the index had advanced 33.3 points In the ensuing year it went up 22.5 points All costs of living items ed in the index averaged 16.9 per cent above last June with major Items like food 28.8 per cent er clothing 17.3 and household furnishings 16.3 Specifically meats in general are 52.2 per cent more fish chicken 10.3 dairy products 16 eggs 21.6 fruits and Vegetables 12.8 beverages 50.6 fats and oils 58.6 and sugar and sweets 31.6 higher Man 27 Jailed In Attack Probe A man is being held in Cameron county jail here in con- with attempted rape of two girls alleged to have occurred last Wednesday According to reports heard by of- the man is said to have at- tempted attack on one of the girls at about 3 p.m but ran when she struck him with a cup One and one-half hours later he is el to have appeared at the home of the other girls about two miles away and was met by her father turned him over to officers Deputies Ezequiel Cavazos Walter Seller and Pat Smith investigated Plane The two girls were being To Land Here Today A special plane bearing a con- gressional committee is scheduled to arrive In Brownsville from Ranch today The men are en- route to Mexico City where they will investigate the status of the foot and mouth disease program in the Southern Republic today in the district attorney's office Drowned Man Buried Still Unidentified RIO HONDO June The body of a man not positively identified who drowned near here was burled in San House Group Acts To Let GIs Cash Leave Bonds Now WASHINGTON June WP A House Armed Services approved legislation to holders of GI terminal leave bonds to cash them immediately The legislation will come before the full committee tomorrow and its approval is expected in time to permit house action early week Republican leaders have ged the for passage There are approximately bonds outstanding with a face value estimated at The treasury has opposed the on the ground it would add to inflationary pressures The legislation is not mandatory It merely allows holders of the bonds to cash them without waiting for the five-year redemption period originally provided The maturity date on the bonds is five years after the day of dis- charge of the person receiving them They bear two and one- half per cent Interest Should the legislation become law holders of the bonds could start cashing them at tely banks starting Sept 2 The committee decided to allow that much time to set up the machinery for redemption New applicants for terminal pay would have the option of taking bonds or cash Should they elect I to take cash they would receive interest from the date of their dis- charge The legislation requires payment of accrued interest to the date of redemption on any bonds cashed before the five year maturity The subcommittee voted approval of the after Edward F Bartelt fiscal assistant secretary of the treasury testified the addition of more than a billion dollars in cash to money now in circulation is bound to result in further ward pressures on prices bills are the main business before congress as it goes into the last scheduled month of its session But as the lawmakers turned into the home stretch Republican ers in the driver's seat for the first time in 15 years voiced pride in their record and confidence that they will overcome the many on the road to planned ad- July 26 Many Laws Enacted ed and other officers and civilians had been arrested A usually reliable tource said earlier that four French generals and several civilians had been implicated Depreux told a news conference that whole units of the French Army might have been involved First Details He said first details of the destine organization of former right wing resistance leaders and Vichy ists became known to French lice forces late In 1946 from police informers Through undercover investigation Depreux continued police ed numerous details He the Black had drawn up a complete blue plan for first filling Frenchmen wiMi wear of a Communist putsch and lien stepping in to set up a directorate of military Jers patterned along totalitarian lines The Maquis were French underground fighters during the war Depreux held a long conference chis morning with Premier Paul concerning the ed conspiracy French press agency dispatches from in Brittany named M de 47 editor of the weekly France and Pre- sident of a veteran's organization as among those arrested together with Jacquot a wine chant of Montigny and the rector of the abbey at in Brit- tany identified only as Rault Confirms Arrests Depreux confirmed the arrest of all three of these persons and identified de as a count In the nearly six months It was brought to Paris been in session this congress has Wednesday and signed a enacted laws of far-reaching im- i lenient implicating himself and port at home and abroad it has in the affair the cut a pattern for sharp reductions said in government spending and it hasj He said was given President Truman many at once but was not taken inco he things he asked for even while j custody until he allegedly turning a deaf ear to some of his that he knew about the other Maquis organization and had But it still has several major some relations with nearly every bills on the calendar -person implicated Probably no other congress Also arrested last night recent history has come to the end was de Waleff a widow of a fiscal year with as few whose Paris apartment a large appropriations bills out of the way Fund Reductions Sought On the basis of appropriation quantity of gold was found He said she had nal liberty because of her ed age Police learned nearly all action to date the house of the purported drive to slash i conspirators were held in her from President Truman's 1948 and General was present at all of them the declared I He said some of the persons had tried to enrol in Gen get of will come closer to the cut re- commended by the approved reductions to date on 11 annual bills approximate 000.000 compared with budget He snirt the organization even Aside from the money bills the a clandestine newspaper record on other legislation hinging JLe Roseau Copies of on the fiscal year-end deadline is lit were seized in such somewhat better pa rated sections as in Bills extending the Britany Agen in Southern France Finance Corporation and in the easL Commodity Credit Corporation for another year from midnight are on the President's desk So also is a extending rent until next Mar 1 and 15 per cent rent boosts by See CONGRESS Page Two British Decrease Imports For Year LONDON June COTTON PRICES NEW YORK June 30 A3 We intend to push our See FRENCH Stock Market NEW YORK June 30 dividual stocks edged forward day although many market leaders continued to display tendencies Principal bullish restrain still was blamed on cloudy labor situations particularly the soft coal impasse threatening output in heavy in- dustry A little bidding here and there was based on more optimism regarding business and lessening of regarding a fall re- DRlton announced today that Brit- cession Foreign complications nin would cut imports of tobacco as a cautionary argument gasoline and newsprint during the Dealings dwindled after a beginning tomorrow to con- opening serve her shrinking dollar supply f held a shade the majority J V i i Vr i w In addition Dakon told the ncar midday House of Commons he would ask Occasional resistance was shown parliament for authority to put an by U S Steel Bethlehem import duty on motion pictures ii year N Y Central Standard Oil necessary to economize in foreign Anaconda exchange Harvester Boeing International and Motors Sears Steel Public Dal ton said a- severe shortage of Backward most of the time dollars was developing in almost Chrysler General all parts of the world Roebuck Republic In he added our Service of N J American Water own line of credit under the Anglo- Works Phelps Dodge American American loan agreement is Smelting Air Re- drawn upon much more rapidly auction J C cotton prices were five cents a than we expected It is our clear ns Southern Pacific and Southern lower to 90 cents higher than the previous close July 37.52 Oct 32.80 and Dec 31.81 duty to take further steps to close Railway the gap between our necessary Bonds were narrow and cotton imports and our exports futures uneven
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