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   El Paso Herald-Post (Newspaper) - December 20, 1948, El Paso, Texas                                El Paso HeraldPost U S Weather Forecast Fair and warmer Details on 7 VOL LXVIII NO 306 EL PASO TEXAS MONDAY DECEMBER 201948 DELIVERED BYCAKKOJI TOC PKR WEEK Home Edition PRICE FIVE CENTS State Says E P Dairies United in Labor Fight Letter From File Of Finn Is Read At Price Hearing By Unites Press AUSTIN Dec 20 The State in an antitrust suit against 11 milk distributors introduced evidence today contending that two El Paso milk companies combined to fight labor union organizing activity by curtailing ice cream production Attorney General Price Daniel opened the suit today in 98th Dis trict Court against 11 milk distribu tors in El Paso Dallas and Fort Worth At part of its opening round against the milk distributors the state presented a deposition from Jack Thompson now general man ager of the Borden companys ice cream division at Dallas and for mer general manager at El Paso Three companies are involved in charges against milk distributors at El Paso They are Bordens Prices creameries and Hawkins Dairy The state presented a photostatic copy of a letter written on July 21 by Thompson to Ben W Putnam of Houston president of the southern division of Bordens Thompson was not present today In the letter Thompson said that the CIO signed up Prices ice cream plant employes this past week He said that prior to writing of Continued on Pape 7 Col 1 Dutch Forces Race Across Indonesia Bv United Press BATAVIA Dec Dutch army reported tonight that its forces were pushing virtually at will through the Indonesian Repub lic and that Americantrained Dutch marines hadreached the big oil refinery city ofTjepu along the north coast near Soerabaja The Dutch campaign which plunged Indonesia into war after an unessy truce of several months was reported ogressing without a hitch after initial lightning blows overwhelmed the Republi can capital of Jogjakarta and netted the ranking leaders of the Rpublic The United Nations Committee of C M Offices for Indonesia charged the Dutch with clauses of the shattered truce in failing to notify the commission in advance that they were repudiating it The commission asked the UN Security Council in Paris to con sider the outbreak of hostilities as a matter of extreme urgency It notified the Council that Dutch ac tion violated terms of the truce signed by the Dutch and the Repub licans aboard the USS Renville In Paris the Security Council net to take up the Indonesian case GLIMPSE OF NEW is the first glimpse of the new San Jacinto Plaza restroom The interior is done in green and white tile Flooris not finished Two Witnesses at Murder Hearing Assistant District Attorney Clayton at an inquest into the fatal shooting of Herbert H Yates today questioned a Lower Valley railroad con ductor at length about a missing rifle and the purchase of a 38 revol ver Yates 42yearold horse trainer was shot to death from ambush as he entered his stable quarters at Cowboy Park about p m Dec 4 The railroad conductor C R Stay ton 50 was one of two witnesses to be heard as the inquest opened this morning before Justice of Peace F A Hill at Ysleta Says Rifle Was Stolen Stayton whose wife assertedly had been struck and threatened by Yates Nov 25 outside the Penguin bar testified that he went to the bar in search of Yates and that he was angry But I fight with my fists he said Stayton said he borrowed a rifle from Carl Murphy of Ascarate to go deer hunting and to shoot at targets He said he was uncertain about the date but that was around Nov 14 to 16 The rifle was stolen from his au tomobile Stayton tesiiisd Did you tell Murphy the rifle was stolen Mi Clayton asked Questioned About Revolver No You didnt tell anybody about it No Stayton said after borrowing the rifle he decided to buy it from Murphy Murphy was scheduled to take the stand this afternoon Stayton was questioned about a 38 caliber police revolver he bought from Mrs W P Stamfeli at the Ascarate Trading Co and an ap parent discrepancy as to the date of purchase Four Guns Shown Stayton insisted that he bought the revolver Nov 27 of this year despite previous testimony by Mrs believed he Tomorrow Be Shortest o Tomorrow will be the shortest day of theyear It will be 10 hours 3 minutes and 53 seconds long The sun will rise at a m and set at p m All the days from Dec 17 through the 27th are within a minute of be ing 10 hours and 4 minutes long The sun will be at its lowest noontime altitudetomorrow which means that shadows at noon will be the longest of any time in For the people of Sao Paulo Brazil however the noonday sun will be directly overhead Sao Paulo lies on the Tropic of Capri corn imaginary line marking the southernmost point reached by the sun It is summer there Exact time in El Paso tomorrow when the sun will start moving northward will be p m SipRestreii Opens Saturday The City will open its re modelled and enlarged San Jacinto Plaza restroom Saturday if no de lay develops according to W K Bradshaw City public works en gineer Mayor Ponder said there will be no official ceremony The superrestroom has white and green tile walls white ceilings What originally and floors and was the mens and womens restroom has been made into the mens rejtroom A new section for women was built Entrances are in the saire place as before Stolen Mail Bags Are Recovered City police and postal inspectors i are investigating the theft of four It will continue to move north maj bags containing Christmas gift until June 21 longest day of the j parceis They were stolen last night year Ald W J put off deliberations until Weanes Tomorrow will be the first day of day by Russian request to enable a Soviet delegate on the way home from Paris to return Indonesia Appeals to U S for Aid in Dutch War Bv Associated Press WASHINGTON Dec 20 In donesian Minister Soemitro ap pealed formally to the United States today for political and economic support of the Indonesial Repub Soniemitro also asked that take into Serious consid lic Dr the U S cration cutting off American Marshall Plan id to the Nether lands because police action of the new Dutch Dutch Warn U N on Intervention in Indonesia BfAtKKiated press PARIS Dec Netherlands informed the United Nations Secu rity Council today intervention is useless in Indonesia The Dutch statement received by Council after its brief session said further talks with authorities of the Indonesian Republic were futile since the Republicans bad failed to cooperate in carrying out agreements to create a United States of Indonesia by Jan 1 Inside Your HeraldPost Page Ann Carroll 16 Comics 22 Crossword Pauls 23 Dr B U L Conner 4 Editorials Eleanor Roosevelt 11 24 Othman 23 Pcgler 4 Radio 23 SideBar 4 Sports 2621 4 Womens lOl winter Truman Will Leave for Missouri Wednesday By International News Service WASHINGTON Dec 20 The White House announced today that President Truman will leave Wash ington Wednesday morning for his home in Independence Mo where he will spend Christmas with his family and friends The President will travel in his personal plane the Independence Charles G Ross White House secre from the Post Office annex on West Fraklin street A 24yearold suspect was ar rested by Detective M S Baisa who followed a suspicious looking car bearing Nebraska tags Detective Baisa who was off duty after a short chase forced the vehicle to a stop on Santa Fe street near the railroad crossing Two of three men in the car fled The mail bags were recovered THIEF TAKES HAMS A burglar who broke into the restaurant operated by Jim C Fung at 900 Tays street was all set for the holiday season He stole 16 car tons of cigarets two hams a bag of tary said that the President prob peanuts 25 pounds of pecans and ably will remain in Independence i 25 pounds of walnuts The thief until Dec 29 also took an addingmachine Jap War Lords Lose Supreme Court Appeal Stamfeli that she bought it Dec 7 The district attorneys office ap parently was trying to determine whether the revolver was pur chased to replace another revolver that was among r four guns shown by Staytou to Sheriff Falby the day after the slaying On that day Dec 5 Sheriff Fal by previously had reported Stay ton showed him a 38 revolver two shotguns a 22 rifle and a 32 caliber Winchester rifle The miss ing rifle was described as ot an other Cartridges Bought Mrs Stamfeli quoted Stayton as having said he wanted to buy the 38 caliber revolver for his wife He and Mrs Stayton returned the same day and purchased the re volver after asking if they could pay S20 down and the rest of the 54940 purchase price on time she said She said they also bought two boxes of cartridges Mrs Stamfeli said Stayton wrote his name and the date on an invoice for the gun and that she wrote a description of the gun on the same paper 1 think he made a mistake Mrs Stamfeli said She added that she looked at the calendar She said the pur chase was made Dec 7 Mr Clayton asked Slayton Were you carrying a gun the first time you went to the Penguin bar to ask about Yates Stayton replied No I never carry a gun when Im expecting trouble Decided to Go Dancing Stayton said his wife was fami1 Chinese Premier Bids for Peace Talks With Reds Observers believe Chianjr musi quit Page 22 Bit United Prcis NANKING Dec tionalist Premier Sun Fo said today that his new govern ment would be willing to talk peace with Chinese Commu nist leaders But his government will settle for nothing less than an honor able peace and will continue steadfastly to fight the Communists until and unless a just agreement for peace can be made Sun said He announced at a press confer ence that he has succeeded in forming a war cabinet and said it will be submitted to President Chiang KaiShek tonight for ap proval and may be announced to morrow Make Pence Bid Asked what his conditions for an honorable peace would be Sun said that would have to dis cussed later The new premiers open state ment that his government would be amenable to beginning peace negotiations with the Communists was the first official intimation that Chiangs Nationalists would con sider seeking a settlement It was not clear whether the an nouncement indicated the possibil ity that Chiange might resign or might be preparing to turn over most of his powers to other lead ers But Communist leaders always have insisted that no peace agree ment was possible as long as Chiang remained in power Reds Drive On Kiangta Sun said also that Chang Chun Chen LiFu Chang ChinChung and Wong latter the former premier who resigned a few weeks serve as minis ters without portfolio in charge of national policy Other members of the cabinet were not announced pending Chi angs approval of the list Chinese reports said meanwhile that Communist forces driving along the Grand Canal had reached within a few miles of Kiangtu only 48 miles north east of Nanking and might soon reach the north bank of the Yangtze River Spy Hunters Baffled By Disappearance Of Secret Document By TONY SMITH Stmtt Writer WASHINGTON Dec of the secret documents in ihe KissChambers case has been lost mislaid or stolen That became known today as the House spy hunters pushed investigation of an alleged scavenger Communist ring Wife Soys She Killed Soldier In Self Defense liu United Press MARBURG Germany Dec Mrs Wilma Ybarbo testified toda that she shot her soldierhusband three tunes because he threatened to kill her and then brought him water to ease his pain I saw he wasnt mad at me anj more she said The three man military court try ing Mrs Ybarbo 24 of Maiden ass earlier today reduced the about domestic n trouble between Mr and Mrs Yates He said Mrs Stayton told him Nov 25 about Yates beating up Mrs Yates out side the Penguin bar and then threatening to kill Mrs Stayton who was with Mrs Yates Stayton said that on the evening of the slaying he and Mrs Stayton were at home until p m when they went to Carl Murphys home in Ascarate Mr and Mrs J C Little were at the Murphy resi Continued on Page 24 Col 1 the peg sibility that the bruette mother of a sixyearold son will be sentenced to death even if she is found guilty The couit convening after weekend recess ruled that the shooting of Sgt John Ybarbo Goliad Tex was not premeditated Mrs Ybarbo is accused of shoot ing her husband three times with a tiny Hungarian pistol last Septem ber He died 10day later Neediest Families Need Christmas 4 Deserted Mothers Cannot Support Children Who Will Be Sad Yuietide Without Santa A happily balanced home with a mother and father and nice chUdren is something society treasures In El Paso there are many homes out of balance with mothers striving to support many children after being deserted by husbands Families like these and others will have a bleak Christmas unless more fortunate people aid them Here is another group of the neediest El Paso families prepared by the Social Service Exchange for The HeraldPosts annual Christmas appeal NO a bricklayer this man made good wages He has a large family He had to stop work as he has an ad vanced case of tuberculosis There are three boys 5 11 and 16 and three girls 3 7 and 14 There are six children living at home above the age of 18 but only one contributes to the NO mother faces a dreary Christmas She is siek with tuberculosis The wage her husband makes is not enough for purchase of the right food The two boys are 7 and 16 the girls 3 and 18 years of age Groceries and fruit are very much needed Call El Paso Tuberculosis Assn 31832 NO mother of four children Her husband has de serted her There are three little girls ages 8 6 and about 4 and a boy of 9 months When she can find work and leave the children she earns what she can but there is no Christ mas possible unless someone plays Santa Claus Call City County Health Unit ask for Henderson Clinic 32631 NO L is a grandmother Her daughter lives with her The husband walked out and left seven children to sup port There are five girls 14 8 6 5 and 1 The boys are 12 P Engineer Heads Flying Wing Program G R Moore C R Boger Moore a native of El Paso has been appointed proj ectengineer of the Flying Wing program at Northrop Aircraft Inc Hawthorne Calif In his new job he will be re spomibls for coordinating design of the mammoth Flying Wing KB49 bombers soon to be built at Fort Worth under subcontract from Northrop Moore is a graduate of El Paso High Schooland attended the Texas College of Mines He Is recog nized as an authority on allwing aircraft For five years he has been a member of the Northrop engi neering team that developed the giant Flying Wing B35 and B49 bombers 37 Dead in Wake Of Big Snow Storm Br UNITED PRESS Intermittent light snows swept the northern half of the country today in the trail of a heavy storm that left 37 persons dead and smothered New York City under the third heaviest snow blanket in history The storm was the most wide spread of the winter season which is scheduled to begin officially to morrow The snow area stretched from Iowa across the Great Lakes and Ohio River Valley to the East Coast The heaviest snowiail wan re corded in the New York area Ex perts said the exceptionally heavy fall there was due to a collision of the western storm with an other that came off the Carolina Capes New Yorks Mayor William ODwyer personally directed the work of 18340 snow removal crew men who used thousands of pieces of equipment to prevent a disas trous snarl of the citys traffic Almost 20 inches of snow fell rivaling the recordbreaking 25E inches that fell aknoit exactly a year ago and the blizzard of 1888 when 209 inches were measured which operated to obtain govern ment information in the 183739 pe riod covered by the Chambers tes timony This ring included clerks typists office boys and janitors according to exCommunist Whit taker Chambers The missing document is under stood to be the most important of several communications received from the late Gen then CoL Jo seph Stilwell relating to the Chinese Communist war on Chiang Kai Sheks government Still Explosive Issue It has been described as the most explosive of more than 200 confidential government papers tamed over by Mr Chambers Some sources indicated its publica tion would cause more trouble to day than it would have 10 years ago The document in itself is not garded as an important loss It was merely a print from the micro film found in a pumpkin on Mr Chambers Maryland farm It can easily be duplicated Also it is presumed the original said to be photographed for the spy ring was returned to the State Department files and is there today House investigators are much more concerned with learning who took it and why It was at first believed reporters had taken it as a quotation from the document has beeen published This fell through on inquiry and suspicion now is said to rest on every person who has had access to the documents in cluding State Department officials Naval Intelligence and Federa Bureau of Investigation agents Pursue New Phases The document is reported to be a 1938 warning from Colonel Stilwel in Peiping addressed to the State Department advising that if Ameri can aid were granted to the China Reds it would spell destruction of the central government It has been quoted as saying To aid the Chinese Reds would result in the passing of power from the hands the Kuomintang Na tionalist From what is known of the paper it appeared to be a reply to some soft of official proposal to assist the Communists in their war on Chiang Meanwhile the committee turned its attention to several new phases of the HissChambers case brought El Paso Mercury Four Below Freezing Paso had cold weather of 28 degrees today four below freezing Warmer weather is forecast with a low of 35 degrees tomorrow three above freezing and a high of 62 Todays high 60 The Texas weather picture was in sharp contrast to a large section of the East and Great Lakes region where heavy snows fell yesterday AmariUo had the state low of 23 Death on Gate flv Associated Press WASHINGTON Dec 20 The Supreme Court today fused to interfere with the In ternational Military Tribunal which condemned former Prei mier Tojo and six other Jap anese war lords to death i The court by a vote of 61 decided it had no authority over the 11 nation tribunal With this decision the Court turned down requests by victed Japanese wartime officials that it 1 Consider appeal 2 Declare the international trfV bunal illegal 3 Order their immediate release The refusal presumably seals the doom of Tojo and the other six who were sentenced to die on the gal lows General MacArthur confirmed their sentences but stayed the exe cutions until the Supreme Court acted Justice Murphy Dissents Justice Murphy dissented from the courts decision but wrote nbv opinion Justice Rutledge reserved deci sion at this time and said that announcement of his vote would be made later on Justice Jackson took no part in the final vote The other six members of the high Justice Vinson and Justices Black Reed Frank furter Douglas and in a brief unsigned opinion We are satisfied that the trl bunal sentencing these petitioners is not a tribunal of the States Jurisdiction Denied United and otherl Allied countries conquered and occupy and control Japan Gen Douglas MacArthnr has been select ed and is acting as the commander for the Allied PoweriJ The military tribunal sentencing these petitioners the Japanese been set up by General MacArthurj as the agent of the Allied Powers Under the foregoing circumi stances the courts of the United States have no power or authority I to review to affirm set aside or annul the judgments and sentences imposed on these petitioners and i for this reason the motions for leave to file petitions for writ for habeas corpus are denied 5 Tha opinion called technically as per curiam opinion presumably was written by Chief Justice Vini son The chief justice originally writes such opinions out by Mr Chambers and by a Negro investigator for the com mittee Scavenger Spy Ring The bits and pieces scavengers were one This part ofthe Com munist espionage apparatus here in the late 1930s has been described by Mr Chambers as lowgrade but vitally important The former mag azine editor has urged investigators not to ignore the lowerechelon spies merely because they didnt in clude big names The group was said to have op Contitmcd on Page 2 Col 2 Call Off Bus Strike Bv Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE Dec Eighty drivers of the Albuquerque Bus Company continued at their posts verbal agreement strike set for 5 today under a that cancelled a m Spokesmen said negotiators ex pected to complete drawing up a new contract late today Bus Wage Negotiations Delayed Until 949 J M McBride superintendent ot El Paso City Lines today said wage negotiations between the company and Local 1256 Amalga mated Assn of Street Electric Rail way and Motor Coach AFL will be resumed after the first of the year The possibility exists of a bus strike if no agreement is reached by Jan 15 when the present contract expires Top pay now if an hour A F Steel of Tulsa Okla Fed eral mediator called here by the union has checked out of his ho tel MISSING Military police at Ft Bliss asked all officers in the El Paso area to be on the lookout for a missing Army bus Fill Out Coupon to Enter Christmas Lighting Contest El Pasoans who wish to enter the El Paso Garden Club Council and The HeraldPost Christmas lighting contest should fill out the accom panying coupon Mail coupon not iater than Dec 23 Ribbons will be awarded to win els The contest Is for rcsidences and apartments Classes are Lighted windows General yard illumination 3 Living lighted trees Lighted doorways 5 Lighting at military installs tiocs 6 Best living lighted tree fot entire city Lights must be on Dec 24 and from 6 p m to 10 p m daily through New Years Eve Mrs William Floarnoy is general chairman SHOPPING family support Fruit and groceries are especially needed J and 2 Not much chance of Christmas cheer for the children I iThe younger children hope for Santa Claus Call El Paso unless someone comes to the rescue Call El Paso CityCounty j i Tuberculosis Assn 31832 NO mother and father and nine children are living on about S30 a week There are three girls whose ages run J4 months 2 and 3 years and six boys 5 7 8 11 and 12 Food Child Unit 22403 NO the present time the mother of this family is confined to the hospital in poor condition There are two girls of 4 and 8 and two boys of 1 and 11 Not much chance candy and toys would make the children feel there is a Santa of anything extra at Christmas unless someone halps Call 1 Claus Call CityCounty Health Unit Rawlings Clinic 326311 El Paso County Tuberculosis Aisn 31832 Christmas Lighting Contest Entry Blank Name Address Clip coupon write it and address and mall to Oarden CInb Christmas Mshtlnjt Contest El Paso HeraldFost   

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