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Albuquerque Journal (Newspaper) - July 22, 1947, Albuquerque, New Mexico TODA VS SMILE DENVER. Jfaly 21 Mr. and Mr*. • oh*r1 Beer* of Denver hoe* naked tho district court for prrnliilon to change their surname to Bartell because: "Vie strongly disapprove „f the drinking of »>coho!Je beveragea.” NAL Good Morning f «m rn un Ult And fink* tire I rgtMf Third Party. Bm ti Would Bo Hard To f inance A Party That ««arter! Off In The Red Wouldn't It* 67th Year Volume 273 Number 22 Entered aa second cite* matter____ N M . post office under act of Congree Albuquera Congress ll Tuesday Morning, July 22, 1947 Published Every Morning Holding Hoof-Mouth Indonesians Claim Line, A nderson Told; 0pen M Gen. Corlett to Aid Price 5 Cent* Secretary of Agriculture Clinton P. Anderson Monday confirmed appointment of Maj. Gen. C. H. Corlett of Riverside, N. M., to head the transportation end of the fight in Mexico against the hoof-and-mouth disease, con-ferred with an official of the advisory committee for the campaign, and reported the fight appears to have halted spread of the disease. General Corlett, who announced his appointment in Santa Fe before coming here to con- BiH to Abolish PoD Tax Passes House, 290-112 Surprise Move Aims To Block a Senate Filibuster Next Year WASHINGTON. July 21 (AP)—Smashing down an incipient filibuster, the House passed and sent to the Senate today an poll tax bill. Colonial War Appeal Goes to U. N. As U. S.-Made Planes Spearhead Attack BATAVIA, Java, Tuesday, July 22 (AP)—The Indonesian Republican ra-j dio reported today that! Dutch forces had struck against East Java in a large- scale amphibious landing. The radio said Probolinggo, Setoe-bondo and Banjoewangi had been House Committee Takes to Warpath Against Wallace and His Magazine fer with Anderson, will handle captured ternT'for'the movement *of^neni■ equipment and supplies. He was action" against theRepub “ /«r the appoint- urged Indians to l.ydown ment by Chie.-cf-Staff General their arms. headou'arw. feu”" h ^ V , c his „ Republican officials accused the headquarters in Mexico City. Dutch of starting a full-scale Elmer Brock, Gayce, Wyo.. actins as chairman of the livestock industry** advisory committee in the fight on the disease, because of the illness of Chairman Albert Mitchell of New Mexico, arrived in Albuquerque late Monday night from Mexico, where he has inspected work being done. Brock and Anderson . , _ conferred until anti-: ear ^- v today, Anderson stated, after the connie 290 to 112 vote that ap- J ference began, that Brock was proved the legislation in a sur | making a report on the situation prise maneuver engineered by an ° said: “There is no indica te Republican leadership was tion that the disease is spreading 1 *' ar ° or on I —-j bast, the north line of the quar-I Ba , njoe . wangi FERNANDEZ VOTES TO BAN POLL TAX WASHINGTON. July 21 (AP) — Representative Fernandez (I)., N. M.) was listed today as voting in favor of a bill to prohibit collection of a poll tax es colonial war." Indonesian troops were ordered to “counter-attack” wherever they were attacked. Jogjakarta, the Indonesian cap* ital situated near the center of rich Java, was blacked out following a raid by four Dutch planes on its airport. Land From Sea The Republican ministry of in-formatom at Jogjakarta said 80 Dutch soldiers had landed from the sea at Ketapang, just north of Banjoewangi, the principal rice harbor on the east Java coast. is more than 500 ----un: tjuar* , ** _ ----- anime and there is every reason ml,es fr om the western tip of to believe that .the situation is under control. United States officials are ex-tremeh happy over the co-operation they have received from the Mexican authorities. miDii collection or a poll tax I----'"'“I . who have a voting prerequisite in elec- H r> ^ !n ? ln tfieir power to ----- - am, and who have followed the advice and experience of the experts sent there by this country.” Brock will remain in Albuquerque several days to confer with Mitchell, who is a patient at St. Joseph’s Hospital. lions for Federal offices. Rep resentative Lusk (D., N. M.) was not shown on the roll call. 22 votes more than the two- thirds required for passage. A two-thirds vote was required Java. Other Indonesian sources reported heavy land fighting under way at Bandoeng and Semarang, in western and central Java, respectively. Dutch pamphlets dropped over Republican territory said the Netherlands army was advancing to guarantee terms of the Cheri-bon agreement, under which the independence of the United States of Indonesia was to become effective J an. I, 1949. • I wo-* nims vote was required ' Aidmen i u • fictive Jan. I, IS becasse the measure was called e^lvthTmoS SIT. ^1 Lirht Censorship up for consideration out of the r ,, . morning for Salt Lake Although the tfiffi'lor U________ . .... tegular order of business.) Affects T S. Offices The legislation, if approved by | the Senate- would make it unlawful for any state or municipality to require payment of a poll tax as a prerequisite to voting in a pri- i rn ary or general election for presi-1 cerrial and vice-presidential elec-1 tors and members of congress Seven states—Virginia. Texas. Mississippi. Tennessee. South Carolina, Alabama, and Arkansas— no* have poll tax laws- Lovett President Of Flood Group Harry B. Tellyer resigned Monday as president of the Middle Rio Grande Flood Conrtol Assn. There are no plans, though, foru^ ^ as _^ Kcee ded by Austin D. consideration of the bill in the . vett * Belen, who had been first Senate this session, for it is cer ta n to run into a filibuster there a? it has on several past occa- s ion*. To Balk Filibuster The bill's backers said privately they want to get it out of the House this year so the Senate can take it up early in 1948. when a (mtinarR on Pate Tv* Truck Firm Plans To Bring Kansas Produce Here Plans to truck farm and dairy products into New Mexico from Kansas were disclosed Monday bv Charles G. Lavertv, head of the Little Audrey Transportation Co The plans hinge on a hearing before Interstate Commerce Commission here Thursday on La-verty’i application for permanent authority to operate as a common carrier of perishable commodities. If the permit is approved, Lavertv plans to establish a major terminal in Hutchinson. Kas., and to transport farm and dairy com modities to other points in Kansas, Colorado. New Mexico. Arizona and Texas. Lavertv s plan has been endorsed by the Hutchinson, Kas., Chamber of Commerce, whose transportation commissioner said the service would “vastly improve” present shipments, now chiefly by rail. This is a good chance for the Hutchinson territory, a surplus producer of farm commodities, to get to the deficit areas of New Mexico and down to El Paso, Tex., he said. The commodities include butter, eggs, ice cream, frozen and fresh fruits and vegetables and fresh meats. TO SENTENC E (HANDLER BOSTON, July 21 (/Pi—Federal Judge Francis J. W. Ford today set July 30 for the sentencing of Douglas Chandler, 58. former Baltimore writer, who was convicted of treason for serving as a radio mouthpiece for Nazi propaganda during the war. The Weather Al Bl'Qt I ROI t ANH VICI MITT: Partly cloudv todav *nd Wednesday *tth widely fettered afternoon thunder* horn era. Con-’Inned he: High today »4, low tonight sr in valley, ss in Height*. vert MEXICO: Partly cloudy Tuesday and Wednefday. widely scattered after-boob or evening thunderatonna moun’aln* weft and nor’h. hi»h •empe-aturen Tues-Cl SN-pN ne-th. SO-HVi fruth. vice-president and treasurer. Tellyer gave the press of private business, necessitating frequent out-of-town trips, as the reason for his resignation. The resignation was accepted by the association’s directors, who voted to name Lovett president. Lovett resigned as treasurer and the directors elected Hubert Ball, Conservancy engineer and an association director to fill that I vacancy. The directors also discussed plans for the impending membership and fund raising campaigns. Two Fatally Burned In Minot, N. D.,Fire MINOT, N. D., July 21 <A*)— Two persons were fatally burned. five others seriously burned, and at least nine business establishments destroyed in a spectacular fire here today. Firemen battling the blaze since a gasoline bulk station explosion touched it off shortly before noon said they could keep it confined to the area it has gutted unless a south wind springs up. RIVER ENGINEERS MEET DENVER, July 21 (INS)—Representatives of five Western states on the engineering committee of the Colorado River Basin Com* Dutch imposed only a light censorship on miii- I tary news, correspondents were able to obtain little detailed in- J formatoin from Dutch sources, j Dutch officials said there would be no censorship of political news j Dutch military sources said torrential downpours slowed their armor and infantry, and the first j communique told only of aerial I activity, adding that operations: were hindered by “very bad weather.’’ The communique stated that the planes which had gone into ! action against Republican air- 1 dromes were American types. Soekarno, in a radio appeal from the Indonesian capital of * Jogjakarta, urged the nations of! the world to bring the Indonesian question before the United Nations Security Council. House Adopts Bill To Let Indians Become Citizens WASHINGTON, July 21 The House passed unanimously today legislation making it easier for Indians to obtain all the nights of United States citizenship. The measure now goes to the Senate. Most Indians are now wards of the federal government and special laws apply to them. Under the bill, an Indian who wants full citizenship rights can apply to the local courts for a writ of competency If the writ is granted, the Indian would then be given all the rights of a white citizen. The bill also provides that an Indian born sfter the date of the law’s enactment shall have a certificate of competency issued to him upon reaching the age of 21. Representative McCormack (D„ Mass.) told the House “Those of pact Commission are meeting to-j the Indian race are about as good day in Denver. 'Americans as we have.” i4ir Full of Planes Here as CAP Caravan Makes Night Stop on Tour Morp than 40 airplanes from Colorado and Northern New Mexico swooped down on the Albuquerque airport late Monday afternoon, completing the first leg of the Civil Air Patrol-sponsored sky tour of the Southwest. Sands Proving Ground to observe test firing of an Army rocket-The CAP flyers and their guests were honored at a dinner given by the Chamber of Commerce at the Hilton Monday night followed I by a dance at La Loma. Cap. Joel ISI OIA. 1 ' 550 TTI I 11 T\ I ♦ PAm rn Using every type of civilian j Newsom, USN, unit commander plane, the caravan started Mon-| of the NROTC at ttye University SBIFFEKb' FORECAST: North MV Red aer* >5 ^-njtb IO*. *-f*t M. Hit day in Denver, picking up additions all along the route. By the time the flyers reach Roswell, at noon today, the squadron will consist of an estimated IOO planes Col. Homer D. Bray, commandant of the CAP here, said the caravan will circle Albuquerque this morning in “classification formation” — ships flying in groups according to size and make —before taking off for the southeast part of the state. At Roswell the flyers will be luncheon guests of the Roswell Chamber of Commerce. The tour will end July 29 at Denver after stops at Silver City, Carlsbad. Deming and a visit to White of New Mexico, and Col. Howard G. Bunker, commanding officer of Kirtland Field, were special guests. Wolfgang Klemperer, pioneer flyer, spoke on “Early Days in Aviation.” The Chamber of Commerce and the aviators stressed the coming age of a new sightseer—the air tourist—and emphasized the scenic attractions and flying facilities available in New Mexico and the Southwest. Max Hood, secretary of the Chamber of Commerce, presented each dinner guest with a brochure of the Land of Enchantment and motoring and aviation maps of New Mexico. Judge Tosses Out New Mexico Law On Embezzlement New Mexico’s 24-year-old law against embezzlement was ruled unconstitutional Monday by District Judge Albert R. Kool. The ruling, if upheld by the State Supreme Court, would leave the state without a law against embezzlement by individuals, until the legislature could pass a new law. It would result in ending of numerous embez-zement cases pending here and elsewhere in the state. Defendants previously sentenced under the law would be in a position to obtain release from prison or jail, and to get back civil rights. The decision does not affect other laws against embezzlement Continued on Fare Two Albuquerque Man Killed in Mora LAS VEGAS, July 21 —Her man E. Harris, 31, of Albuquerque died in a local hospital Sunday night from effects of an electric shock received Saturday while repairing a transformer at Mora. Harris, a lineman of the Rural Electrification Authority, touched a hot wire on top a 35-foot pole. In addition to shock. Harris received severe head and internal injuries when the current threw him to the ground. He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Ada D. Harris, Aluquerque; three sisters. Mrs. F. E. Mulkey, Corona; Mrs. Pearl Lundv, Ta-jiqirt*. and Mrs. Smith cf Eugene. Oregon, and two brothers. Carl E. Harris, Aluquerque. and Russell S. Harris of Eugene, Ore. He was a veteran of World War II. Funeral services w ill be held Wednesday raftemoon at 2:00 o'clock in Palm Chapel in the Strong-Thome Mortuary. Albuquerque. the Rev. Russell V. Goff officiating Fahy Alternate To U.N. Meeting WASHINGTON, July 21 (ZP)_ A former Santa Fe attorney, charles Fahy, 55, was among the alternates in the American delegation named by President Truman today to the September session of the United Nations General Assembly. Secretary of State Marshall is expected to head the delegation to the next session opening in New York Sept. 16. Mr. Truman sent to the Senate the nominations of these three members. Delegates—Warren R. Austin, senior representative in the UN Security Council, Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt. Hershell V Johnson and John Foster Dulles. Alternates, in addition to Fahy. were Willard Thorp, assistant Continued on Fag* (oar ‘Ben Cohen Quits State Department WASHINGTON, July 21 (AP)— “Ben” Cohen, last of the original “brain trust” of early Roosevelt Administration days, bowed out today when President Truman accepted his resignation as counselor of the State Department. To succeed him the President nominated Charles E. Bolden, veteran foreign service officer and the State Department's Russian expert. The shift enables Secretary of State Marshall to keep indefinitely at his side his closest adviser on Soviet matters. Boulen would have been due for a foreign assignment next January under a law limiting foreign service officers to tours of four years in the United States. The rule does not apply to posts requiring Senate confirmatoin, such as the position of counsellor. Also sent to the Senate along with the Bolden nomination was that of John Carter Vincent, another career diplomat, to be minister to Switzerland. The 52-year-old Cohen steps out July 31. He wrote that after 14 years he wished “to take a rest free from all official responsibilities.** . Mr. Truman said he accepted the resignation “regretfully** after consultation with Secretary Marsh-** House Agrees on $89,528,038 For Reclamation Elephant Butte Given $755,000; Senate Still Must Vote on Bill WASHINGTON. July 21 (AP)—The House approved today a conference agreement providing $194,- 587,859 for the Interior Department for the next 12 months, including $89,528,038 for reclamation project construction in the west. The money granted the department as a whole in the conference report sent to the Senate was $101,500,000 or 34.3 per cent, less than the budget estimate of $296,100,000. The Reclamation Bureau received $50,400,000 less than the budget estimate of $145,952,200 in the conference agreement upon which the Senate has still to act. Cites Big Carryover Representative Robert F. Jones (R-. Ohio), chairman of the House Interior appropriations subcocmmittee, told the House that the conference figure is higher than be thought necessary, but with $111,878,000 carry-over of unexpended funds from last year the new money will give the Reclamation Bureau a $201,-406,038 total program for the fiscal year ending next June 30. Following are the conference agreements approved by the House for reclamation project construction: From the general fund of the Treasury: Columbia Basin, Washington, $17,500,000; Davis Dam, Arizona-Ncvada. $9,700,000; Colorado-Big Thompson, Colorado. $9,500,000; Central Valley, California. $9,141,288; Hungry Horse project. Montana, $2,500,000; Gila project. Arizona. $1,400,000; Kings River project. California, $100,-000; Missouri river basin, $17.-000,000; Fort Peck project. Montana, $1,500,000. Carlsbad. Butte Funds From the reclamation fund: Boise Project, Idaho. Payette division. $897,000; Anderson ranch dam. Idaho, $3,874,000; Lewiston Orchards project, Idaho, $500,000; Palisades project. Idaho, $930,750; Carlsbad project. New Mexico, $21,000; Rio Grande project, New Mexico-Texas (Elephant Butte), $755/100; Deschutes project. Oregon. $1,626,000; Klamath project, Oregon-California, $7,800,000; Ogden river project. Utah, $30,001); Provo river project. Utah. $1,000,-C00 and authority to enter into contracts up to $430,000 additional Shoshone project. Wyoming, power division. $443,000. Southwestern Power Administration was stripped in the final bill to $125,000 in new money for operation and maintenance of its transmission system. However, the agency is permitted to use its unexpended balances from last year’s appropriation for the construction of jnter-connection links in connection with the construction of the Denison-Norfolk transmission lines, and for other engineering and administrative functions. Sours ‘Show Cause’Hears Testimony Hearing Up Today Lawmakers Demand Records on Ownership Of the New Republic Hearings for the owner and three drivers of the garbage company—United Service Corp.-—on charges of violating the garbage ordinance, have been postponed until Wednesday morning, Police Judge E. C. Gober said Monday. Meanwhile the garbage company's head. Abc Sour, is slated JIO appear before a special session of the city commission at ll a. rn. Settlement Due In S. P. Strike SAN FRANCISCO, July 21 (API —The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers struck the Pacific Lines of the Southern Pacific) .......... Railroad tonight but the tie-up 1 to have only one driver cited to ter S. Steele, chairman of the may be brief, for negotiators are| s * U)w I* 1 ® garbage firm “we mean National Security Committee of rnntinnino Affnrtc i n monH business” in the matter of get- * be American Coalition of Patri- ntinuing efforts to real h agree- , (inR garhage trucks covered .But : otic. Civic and Fraternal So- ment and a union source predict-1 he guessed that • police took the detie* cd a possible settlement tonight j order too literally” with the re. I After hearing his story, the Wes! Coast ‘ suit that other garbage truck cotnniittee a>k»*d for record* he VV (-SI V OHS I , lam i/4 (la. Ka.- .... *K-a U.- ^I drivers were cited. today to show cause why his contract shouldn’t be revoked for! WASHINGTON. JtfiJ 21 non-performance. I (AD—The Ho UM Commit- Assistant CHV Manager Arthur tee on unAmerican activi-P Stanton said Monday he had u I * _ .. issued the order last week-end s . , ' * u> Y**t? which resulted in the citing of |agBimst Henry A. auace Sour and three of his truck anew today after testimony that drivers for failure to cover their the Communists are pushing garbage trucks- i for a third party which he might ‘Too Literally* • head. Stanton said he had planned , The testimony came from Wal- P. O. Peterson, chairman of the brotherhood, emerged from the conference room at 7 15 to tell newsmen that tentative agreement had been reached on all 20 working rule changes demanded by the union. “We are hanging on language,” he said. “I think there will be a settlement tonight.” Engineers left their cabs in S. P. terminals promptly at 6 p. m Pickets appeared in some cities. Trains moving at 6 p. rn. were to finish runs to division points. Peterson's brief statement was the only word coming out of the conference in the four hours which followed the strike zero hour. The strike capped a long controversy. Involved by the action were lines of the Southern Pacific south of Portland. Ore., and west of Tucumcari, N. M.. El Paso, Tex., and Ogden. Utah, as well as two SP subsidiaries Police records disclosed that Joe L. Chavez, 1914 West New York, who was th. first truckdriver cited Saturday atfemoon. was cited again about 8:30 Sunday on the same charge—operating a garbage truck without a cover. The citation quoted Chavez as saying his truck had never had a cover since he went to work for the garbage company. Same Charges The other two drivers who face the same charge were tagged about noon Monday. They are Espiridion Valencia. 331 West Southern, ticketed in the 900 block of West New York. and Luis Chavez Garcia. 512 West Cromwell, cited in 700 block West Mountain Road sh ii I he has on the ownership Bi the New Republic, weekly magazine of which Wallace .$ editor Steele replied he would be glad to furnish them. Steele, the first of 14 witnesses slated for a week of hearings on Communist activities. testified that American Reds have used wartime atomic experts on the faculties of their schools. It was when he told of Communists working for a major third party of “Leftists** that he turned to a discussion of Wallace. prompted by pointed q uestions from Representative SfuiBdt (R . S. D K The national cor mittee of the Communist party issued a call at a meeting in New York Cit* on Feb. 23. 1946. Steele said. for j 'the immediate formation of a ----- _ _ __ _ - UJ rn Stanton denied that the show- coalition of left wing elements cause hearing slated for today into a third party” early in 1947. had anything to do with his Red Fronts sudden order calling for enforce-1 “Immediately thereafter.** he ment of the garbage ordinance continued. * a reorganizing of po-He said he had been urging the I*ticiI Red fronts was begun, garbage company “for at least a This resulted in the forming of month” to get its trucks covered Progressive Citizens of Amer- j I. rn . . . i ~ ... . . . inumn 10 «ei its thicks covered . *• One of the union demands was and cjtpd onP instanc . e on Coa , lea a guaranteed daily wage of $12.95. as against the present $10.02. Mysterious Sugar Stamp Peddler Described at Trial Sour Says Trucks SANTA FE. -Tillar 21 0P>—Men. I J Will Arrive Soon Dixon Resident Admits Killing Brother-in-Law SANTA FE, July 21 (IP)—Tony J- Velarde. 31-year-old Dixon resident, pleaded guilty today before District Judge David Chavez to a charge of manslaughter growing out of the death early Sunday of his brother-in-law. Jose Eduviien Atencia, 50. near Dixon. Judge Chavez sentenced Velarde to from one to three years in the state penitentiary. State Police Capt. A. B. Martinez said Velarde had made a statement to officers that he and Atencio had been drinking late Saturday and that on the way home he had struck his brother-in-law with a rock. Hatch Regrets Long Vacation of Congress WASHINGTON, July 21 <*>*— Senator Hatch (D. N. lf.) told the Senate today that “the good old days of prolonged vacations are gone forever,” and that he is sorry the Republican leadership has decided to adjourn Saturday until the next session starts in January. He said Congress should not quit “in the present dismal state of world affairs,” without fixing a date to reconvene early in the fall. SANTA FE. July 21 UP)—Mention of a “mysterious sugar stamp peddler” and the testimony of an 18-year-old Lea County State Bank employe highlighted th*' trial today of A M. Bartlett and Trudy Edwards, charged with conspiring to falsify government records by the establishment of fictitious sugar accounts. Charles C. Hopkins, chief investigator for the sugar section of the former Office of Price Administration Denver offices, said huge quantities of sugar stamps from an “unknown man” driving a “big black automobile” with Washington. D. C., license tags. And Jesse Combs, 18. present Continued on Face Five Morgan Win* Yacht Race While Asleep in Bed HONOLULU, July 21 (IP)— Frank Morgan, white-haired film actor, today became the first person ever to win the classic California-to-Honolulu yacht race while fast asleep. When Morgan’s hour of triumph arrived at 7:32 a. rn. He was not at the finish line peering into the morning mists for a glimpse of Sea Biscuit, the only yacht in the field of 33 that—up to then—had a chance to beat his schooner Dolphin II on a handicap basis. He was snoozing soundly at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel. Ave. where he required a gar-1 slJ d this organization is the bage truck’s crew to clean a machinery through which o*h*r quantity of trash that had blown ' Pi? 1 *li es penetrated or a into the street. I th !f T d P«£>• launched. Today’s special session will re-1 .. s ,. tnat , ? ''. e organization." place the usual Tuesday night " of which ORt meeting. Commission Chairman mar _ * is a spokes' Al Buck said i m t n H j ,n Kr';T b T r He is, Steel responded. J Under further question**#. Steele said the Progressive Citizens is linked with a California group headed by Robert Kenny which has sounded a Wallace-for-President call. Steele said Kenny has “headed some other fronts.” Abe Sour, head of the United ' ,K D °JL° U Jnow anything about _ _ ... ownership of the New Re- . er\ ice Corp., scheduled to go public magazine?" Mundt asked, before a city commission hearing “I have the records in my of-today in regard to the garbage W1 tries* replied, contract held by his company. * ° • 11 financ ®’ 1 said he had received confirmation Monday from the Garwood I Im oft elusively by foreign capital?'* Almost 98 per cent." Steele answered Co., in Wayne, Mich., that the *** incorpcratad first two of his eight new trucks ! n * ln *“y in England and now' would be shipped July 28. ° 3 Cana l1 ... ... h J .u h ,r.„s? h ,;^ casioned by a strike in the truckjords on the ma«az-e ^ factory. He said also that the ness quickly a>sented other six trucks, to complete the! Michael Straight, publisher o' garbage firm’s order, we re I the New Republic, commented rn scheduled for delivery in Sep- * tem ber. In connection with the commission hearing today. Sour said he j would be glad to take Commis-1 sioner Morelli, or the entire city commission, plus representatives j of the Albuquerque newspapers! to any spot in the city they might I select and prove to them that garbage w.» being handled | From |hp Journa| ., Pr0mp,ly - I Santa Fe Bureau IwllaaH *n Fat* Tv* Gov. Mabry Tells Dwyre to Enforce Car Insignia Law “They can pick the spot.” Sour said. The garbage company head said he also had placed a special truck on the run to handle complaints which came in. Highway Post Office Is Suggested For State by Rail Mailmens Head There probably is a need in New Mexico for the newest in mail service, the highway post office. Elton L- Davis, Los Angeles, president of the Eighth Division, Railway Mail Assn, said here Monday. Davis, who came to Albuquerque for the division’* biennial convention, said only about five routes were being covered by the highway postoffice service, which consists of buses manned bv mail clerks who sort the mail en route to be presented to the Post Office Department and the association's members. Grievances, if any, will be likewise formulated The sessions, at El Fidel Hotel, will continue through today. Davis said the association will endeavor to obtain better co-op-and senators for improvement of and senators for improveemnt of postal service in the division, which includes the Hawaiian Islands, California. Nevada, Utah. Arizona, and New Mexico. Association members are requir He suggested the Taos section of; ed to rate 97 per cent in their New Mexico could be given better!current examinations, which come service by such means. The approximately 30 members, some of them accomoanied by their wives, are drawing up suggested improvements in service. at five-months intervals, but the average is 97 per cent. Members of the association handle all units of air mail, railway mail, seaport mail, and highway post offices. SANTA FE, July 2! — Gov. I nomas Mabry indicated impatience today with drivers of state * ars who fail to display proper insignia and disclosed he h7d asked State Highway Engineer Burton Dwyre to check thoroughly for violations The governor said, “There may be a few drivers who aren’t show-mg insignia on state vehicles I am making it plain ’that violations are going to result in somebody’s going afoot* He said it is Dwyre’s duty under the law to enforce the insignia rule and that “I don’t belies e (state police) Chief Beasley enters into it at all.” Previously Dwyre had said that a September. 1939. regulation placed the enforcement of la«s governing state cars in the hands of the state police chief. Beasley came back with “I have no orders to check state cars. * The insignia, two for each sta*e car. were distributed July 3 Dwyre. Dwyre said today he had asked department heads, in turn, to instruct employees in their proper use. And that he personally was checking into violations and would notify department heads of abuses ‘as as I learn of them ’* €
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