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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 wind- ow of the Silvis, III., jail in an1 effort to subdue a 63-year-old negro identified by Koster as Sllkle Scott, who refused to be moved to the county 'jail nt Rock Island. Later, Scott was fatally wound- 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 103'years tho Mississippi dropped slightly today but U. S. Army ______i r.-M. ttiiTtn Invpus in rhfi 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 '.vrre reported tlnmaged by the tremors which lasted about five ncconds. Freinh appeals for volunteers wore made by the engineers in their ef- forts to save dikes north and south of East St. Loins and 100 miles south at Chester, 111., whiln hun- dreds wore evaluated from thoii nomes ah end of the flood. I' eared The river reached feet, Lhrr Jell .05 of a foot, but engineers sale water-soaked 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 organ- ;ze economic cooperation trans- Bending political and Ideological liferrences. The three convened at p.m. a.m. Informed sources said there was no agreement between Soviet For- eign Minister V. M. Molotov on one side and Britain's Ernest Bfwin and Prance's George Bidault on the other concerning the Marshall aid- 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 ftnd inu-io ornimrl nrrtrhv InclllH- drop was probably a temporal1; one Harry F. predicts the Mississippi would climb to 39. .36 of a foot over a previou high in 1944. The all-time recorc Is 41.3 in 1844. At least persons were home less in St. Louis and St. Loui. county with the Red Cross scttin; up four temporary shelters to house the victims. Quake Shakes Flood Area The earthquake added to the ten- nener.s of the Miuation although h apparently had no connection with the, flood. No heavy damage was reported but residents flooded news- paper officer and police switch- boards with calls. Ings, hotels and Downtown bulld- hospitals wore shaken by quake n.s well tu: smaller homes. The hardest battle on the levees was being carried on in the Chou- teau Island district, opposite North FRENC POLICE REVOLUTI Serving The Rio Grande Valley For Over 50 55TH YEAR NO. 310 BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS, MONDAY, JUNE 30, 1947 PRICE 5c 8 PAGES CHIANG PLAN the lowlands around nearby Indus trial areas of Granite City 111. whether such aid could be obtained by de-let end dupo levees south EiaM St- Louis and the1 barrier south of Choator- 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 So- 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 Chiang- Kai-Shek 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 reach- ed, the source said, at a five-hour care- 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 hare-after with no holds barred." Chiang appeared before the hlgfc policy-making bodies as large- scale Nationalist reinforcements n Manchuria entered still-smok- ing Siiepinkai, battered by a 17- day siege of now-retreating Com- munist troops. However, a Mukden dispatch from Associated Press Corres- pondent John Roderick reported government recapture of Szeping- rail city between Mukden and the munists still appeared to Com- rctain global police force. the offensive in Southern Manchu- ria with a now thrust reported de- veloping 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 ammuni- tion to Chiang Kai-Shek's govern- 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 educat- ing them on why they must de- feat the Communists. One of the first steps toward to- Labor Unrest Grips Industry SOFT COAL AREAS Beginning- of the 10-day vacation of some soft coal miners finds Industrial coal supplies dwindling1, causing: production cutbacks, and a general unrest in labor, with shipbuilders striking- on the East Coast steel production curtailed in the Pittsburgh area and othcf stool centers announcing1 shutdowns, causing- cuts in auto production in the Detroit area Vaca- tion oi' miners follows a walkout a week early' by more than mostly in the Pennsylvania, Virginia, Ohio area in Hnrilcy 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; tolcphone 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 Francisco-San Diego-Colo- 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 fis- 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 oper- ate past midnight unless some- thing is done quickly. The two are the Treasury and Postofficc departments, whose appropriation ibill for the year beginning torn or- row Is on President Truman desk. i Bothe senate and house have passed a stop-gap measure allowing iunfinanced agencies to incur ex- penses In Anticipation of their pending .appropriations. But there is a question whether they can ac- 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 jthe discovery of a "very i widespread" plot by an or- iganization' known as the j Black Maquis to overthrow jthe French Republic and -iset up a military dictator- Iship. Depreux said General Guillaudot, inspector gen- jeral of the French gendar- jmerie: Ma.f. Jean Loustau- neau-Lac.au, a fighting re- jsistance leader who before the war acknowledged that he was a member of anti-Republican Cagoulards (Hood- BOSTON. June It was understood that the taf 'mobilization, sources said, will ton Army transport "St. Al- bans victory" and the Danish collided in fcg- bound waters off Nantucket todny and the transport's crew of 70 and United States, Britain and France had offered individual estimates calling for a force ranging from 1.000.000 to men. be the merger of the Kuomingtang with the affiliated Sanminchuyi Youth Corps, a semi-military or- 100.000 to men ganlaation headed by Chiang's The informant said China nf mlucd no flguros of hcr own of staff. 10 troops and a woman were taking lwns cxpeclccj to support one of to lifeboats in mcclorntn sens, the (hcsc primates or a Big Five ma- CoaM Guard reported. High Winds Jorlly 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. andj'1' mo.UnB here dta- n11Mlniy forecast, "warm nncl windy." issued here today. Partly cloudy and warm weather is expected lo continue through to-1 morrow night. Moderate to fresh j southerly winds will prevail. agreement over a question of pro- cedure and a majority-supported ruling of U. S. Gen. Joseph T. Mc- Narney, committee chairman. Sheriff Boynton Fleming will ad- Maximum temperatures this nf-j dress members of the Klwanis tcrnoon will be 94 to 00 Club at Harllngcp at noon tomor- mlrilrmims tonight. tn 80. (row on "Responsibilities of Clti- row on "Responsibilities of xons in Law Enforcement." Congressional circles predicted that Mr. Truman will sign the bill which extends federal controls eight months with permissive 15 per cent rent hikes. The present control law expires tonight. Both Republicans and Demo- crats on Capitol Hill expect the President to accept the bill al- 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 lake- it easy if I rnuU the feeble brain Thai .you havc Don replied. "Bur I so much to d'i, The Cnamhrr of Cmu- merr.f has ailed u p o n me to insure rhfir mem- bership drive as being' a success. back to civilisation today after six weeks of near starvation on a desolate Pacific Island of fthe Mexican coast. The five fishermen, missing with the 45-foot boat "Thistle" out of San Pedro since May ID, were rescued late Saturday by the buna clipper "Normandie" from point Clippcrton Island, a pin- five! were Capt. William Noble, Charles square mile coral atoll, miles IS. Warren, Gilbert; B. Stethe, Rob- south of here and 500 miles from'crb 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 indl- j probably was caught in a "chubas- catnd the men were In "fair con- co" storm, the equivalent of a "cy-1 but did not elaborate. 1 clone at and described trop- ;The "Thistle" was shattered on the ical Cllpperton as "a very bad Allen, were Hospital at taken to Bdlntaurg Grandvlew last night shore, but none of the crew was hurt. stamp of "approval" on Tnc Navy requested the "Nor- a San Diego vessel, to I take the fishermen to the Galapa- Islands, about miles fur- ther south, nnd said it was send- and future program. That means It will succeed. "It has been warm lately not hke it will be. Adlos. (Detailed On Weather .Report Two) spot, anytime." M. J. Gorby, president of the California Marine Curing and Packing Company, Terminal Is- 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 truck-auto collision, one and one-half miles north of Edlnburg. Driver of the truck Involved was Pedro Cano of Edlnburg, according to Hidalgo County Highway Patrol- man Walter J. Lysinger, The truck struck a palm tree after it collid- ed with' the auto, he said. Mr, and M-rs. Gee were reported to be getting along "as well as could be expected" early toda.y. Moreno Segura was taken to Valley Baptist Hospital in Harlln- gen early today after he was re- portedly run over by a tractor at Russelltown. Clay Hall ambulance answered the summons to the scene of the accident. Allegedly Segura crossed the road at the "Y" at Russell- town, stepping into the path of the tractor. Name of the driver of the vehicle was not secured. The accident- 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- JThe government lowered the Amer- ldergone sharp rises, trade and government figures show. Within the lean flags over more than prices zoomed to record peaks, topping the highs of the 1919-20 soft coal mines today and formally j postwal. period restored the pits to the private, The owners alter 13 months 0.1: federa" operation. The contract dispute which prompted federal seiiiiivc of the mines May 22, 1946 still was unset- tled, however, and another strike nt conclusion of the current 10-day vacation July 8 is a del'Jnitu pros- pect. 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 succeed-by 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 ac- cidents in the Lower Rio Grande Valley over the weekend. Mr. and Mrs. Lonnie Gee, of Mc- RS steel, oil, and lag far behind de- mand requirements. With 1926 prices as a base aver- 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 1035-39 base aver- 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 includ- ed in the index averaged 16.9 per cent above last June, with major Items like food 28.8 per cent high- 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 27-year-old man is being held in Cameron county jail here in con- ection with attempted rape of two 14-year-old girls, alleged to have occurred last Wednesday. According to reports heard by of- ficers, 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 report- el to have appeared at the home of the other girls, about two miles away, and was met by her father, vho turned him over to officers. Deputies Ezequiel Cavazos, Walter Seller and Pat; Smith investigated. Plane The two girls were being questionr HiRf.Hr.h af-.t.nrnfiv's To Land Here Today A special plane, bearing a con- gressional committee, is scheduled to arrive In Brownsville from King- 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 Benlto yesterday- House Group Acts To Let GIs Cash Leave Bonds Now WASHINGTON, June WP) A House Armed Services Subcom- mittee todny approved legislation to permit: 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 next- week. Republican leaders have tag- ged the bill for passage. There are approximately bonds outstanding, with a. face value estimated at The treasury has opposed the le- gislation 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 approxima- 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 r'late. The subcommittee voted approval of the bill 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 up- 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 lead- 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 hurd- les'still on the road to planned ad- journament July 26. Many Laws Enacted ed and other officers and civilians had been arrested. A usually reliable semi-official 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 clan- destine organization of former right, wing resistance leaders, mo- narchists and Vichy collaboration- ists became known to French po- lice forces late In 1946 from police informers. Through undercover investigation Depreux continued, police uncover- ed' numerous details. He snmd the Black Mnquis 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 "pro- .'isional directorate" of military lea- Jers, patterned along totalitarian lines. The Maquis were French underground fighters during the war, Depreux held a long conference chis morning with Premier Paul Ramadier concerning the purport- ed conspiracy. French press agency dispatches from Renncs, in Brittany, named M. de Vulpian, 47, editor of the weekly France Vicante and Pre- sident of a veteran's organization, as among those arrested, together with Atfarcb Jacquot, a wine mer- chant of Montigny, and the rector of the abbey at Lambalie, in Brit- tany, identified only as Rault. Confirms Arrests Depreux confirmed the arrest of all three of these persons and identified de Vulpian as a count. In the nearly six months It hasjDe vulpian was brought to Paris been in session this congress has !jast Wednesday and signed a. sU- enacted laws of far-reaching im- i lenient implicating himself and port at home and abroad; it has iduillaudot in the affair, the minis- cut a pattern for sharp reductions said. in government spending and it hasj He said Guillaudot was question- given President Truman many at once, but was not taken inco ..he things he asked for even while j custody until' he allegedly sck- turning a deaf ear to some of his jnowledged that he knew about the other requeste. jBJack 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 In! Also arrested last night, Tcpreux recent history has come to the end jsaid, was Mme- de Waleff, a widow of a fiscal year with as few dep-jin whose Paris apartment a large artmental appropriations bills out of the way. Fund Reductions Sought On the basis of appropriation quantity of gold was found. He said she had provisio- nal liberty because of her advanc- ed age. Police learned nearly all action to date, the house of the purported blican drive to slash i conspirators were held in her apart- from President Truman's 1948 and tlial General Guillaudot was present at all of them, the {minister declared. I He said some of the persons jhcld had tried to enrol) in Gen. get of will come closer to the cut re- commended by the House- approved reductions to date on 11 annual bills approximate 000.000 compared with budget "ntes- He snirt the organization even Aside from the money bills, the {published a clandestine newspaper. record on other legislation hinging JLe Roseau, Copies of on the fiscal year-end deadline is lit were seized in such wldelv somewhat better. pa rated sections as in Bills extending the Reconstruc- Britany. Agen in Southern France, Finance Corporation and in. the easL Commodity Credit Corporation for another year from midnight; to- ilght are on the President's desk. So also is a bill extending rent ontrols until next Mar. 1 and per- nitting 15 per cent rent boosts by (See CONGRESS, Page Two.) British Decrease Imports For Year LONDON, June COTTON PRICES NEW YORK, June 30 (A3) -Noon "We intend to push our (See FRENCH. Stock Market NEW YORK. June 30 dividual stocks edged forward to- day although many market leaders continued to display retreatine 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 per- nin would cut imports of tobacco, sisted as a cautionary argument gasoline and newsprint during the' Dealings dwindled after a faulv ?ear beginning tomorrow to con- opening serve her shrinking dollar supply. f. held a shade the majority J V 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, Good- import duty on motion pictures, ii year, N. Y. Central. Standard Oil necessary; to economize in foreign Anaconda. exchange, Harvester, Boeing International and Spcrry. 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. Weslinghouse. Air Re- drawn upon much more rapidly auction, J. C. cotton prices were five cents a bale: 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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