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   Galveston County Daily News, The (Newspaper) - December 31, 1947, Galveston, Texas                                OKW M mm alfkk HILL'S CAFE 1MIIM. Mum CUeta on W. LJjjIOODY CO. IMTH YIAM, NO, MS CALVEITON, TIXAti WEDNESDAY, DECEMIIR 11, 1MT ISTABL.SHtD City Officials to Seek More Business for Port Thornton and Mayor Slate Tour in 1948 Cartwright Says New Accounts Purpose of Scheduled Visits Mayor Herbert Y. Cart- irrifrht, Jr. and E. H. Thorn- ton Sr., vice chairman anc general manager of Galveston Wharves, will leave early in the year on a tour through the East and Middle West to seek further business expansion for Gal veston Mayor Cartwright -Tuesday that in view of the unprecedentef amount of business through the port of Galveston dur Ing the put year, both he and Mr Thornton are anxious to call on and who have done business with Galveeton, to thank them personally and to solicit new "The year 1947 a record year for Galveston in tonnage, and the mayor pointed out "We will make every effort to see that the year 1948 will be equally even exceed of 1947. "If there any buslnen to the mayor added, "both Mr. Thornton and I will make every effort to land It for the port trip will take to Wash- ington, New York, Chicago, Kansas City, Milwaukee and Oklahoma City. "In addition, we will pe- riodic to and Fort Worth, many located." The mayor explained that, al- though Galveston has active rep- resentatives for Galveston Wharves at Dallai, Kaniai City and Wash- ington serving general agents, and Mr. Thornton to con- tact personally various firms and to them In doing bust- fiw hout In the damp, dank, moisture-laden atmosphere, the long-beaker forecaster put a cl.umy foot heavily upon the prone citizen's profile. An anguished cry cleared the fog for 15 yard! and Smoe was not a Official Weather Southeast Texas, Including Qal- veston: "Mostly cloudy Wednesday with occasional showers. Fresh, to fresh and occasionally northerly winds. Oalvcston temperatures for the 24-hour period ending at p. m. Tuesday were: High, M degrees; low, 59 degrees, averaging 04 degrees." Murder Charges Are Filed in atch, as saying the representa- ives of the United States, Great Britain and France "did not re- I the problem of a peace settle- nent for Germany as vital for the ondon conference." "At Molotov said, alle- gations are being made that the llscusslon concerning the prepara- ton of a German peace, treaty at he London session was fruitless, although this does not correspond o the facts. "This session, chiefly through the fforts of the soviet delegation, dopted a number of decisions In rhlch progress was in co-or- dinating the attitudes of the four governments in regard to the pro- cedure for the preparation of [support Henry Wallace for preal- Threat to TC Land Cited at Hearing rjrwn tlM Nmn' Awtta AUSTIN, Tex., Dec. conditions in Texas City Industria area are In "extremely dangerou condition" as result of excess wate withdrawals and scheduled expan slon of Carbide A Carbon's plan may be delayed unless outside wate is brought in soon, an official o Anti-Inflation Machinery Is Set in Motion WASHINGTON, Dec, JO. Anti-Inflation machinery created bj the republicans was set In motion by the Truman administration to- day with a crackdown on the dis tilling industry as Its first opera tlon. Shortly after Free. Truman pu reluctant signature on a dupli cate of the GOP bill, the origina got "lost" somewhere in the White of Agriculture Ander- son imposed grain rationing on the whisky makers. He acted under executive order Issued by the prei ident. This Is the only compulsory fea- ture of the act approved on the last day of the special session o] congress after Mr, Truman's re- quests for standby rationing ant! price-fixing authority were re- jected. The next move U putting, the legal machinery Into faster opera- tion will come Jan. 8 when spokes- men for the steel industry meet lere with Sec. of Commerce Har- riman to work out details of an allocation program to channel the scarce steel products under a vol- untary priority agreement system. The commerce department Is ex- pected to issue VP (voluntary pro- gram) certificates to firms enter- ng Into these agreements, enabling hem to obtain goods and materials n proportion to their needs as cor- related with the national needs md available supplies. WALLACE BACKING CORPUS CHRISTI, Dec. 30. (JP) im Boyle, agent for the Corpus 2hrl6tt branch of the National Maritime Union said today le unit has voted unanimously to peace treaty with. Germany. Ident. Pan American refining testified Tuuday in second day of Brlsco Ir rigatlpn Go's, suit for temporar; Injuncetlon to halt canal construe tlon by Galveston County Wate Co. and American Canal Co. 8. B. Schaplro, assistant genera plant superintendent of lean, told Judge J; Harris Garnei in 68rd district court 'that increas Ing demand for water -and th "marked subsidence" of the ground in the Industrial area-as much u two ana one-half fest. :_ Both' BrUcoe and American rested oases Tuesday with Brtscoe'i attorneys making opening argu ments late tn afternoon. American's attorneys will present arguminU Wednesday morning. Spurgeon Bell, Brlscoe attorney devoted argument to tracing his lory of the case and citing from :he records of last summer's hear- ing before the state board of water engineers. He quoted at length Turn to Page 6. See EIGHT 61st Street Is Renamed to Honor Butterowe Sixty-first street was given a new name by the county commissioners court Tuesday. It was renamed Butterowe Boule- rard in honor of the oldest rank- ng member of the A. Butterowe Jr. This was the last, official act of :he court for the year 1M7, and it was taken at the suggestion of County Judge Theodore R. Robin- an. In a letter to the court, County Judge Robinson said: "For many years, the oldest member of this court, both n years and in public service, has erved this county conscientiously and well, and I feel that it would fitting, proper and appropriate hat at this, the last meeting of he court in the year 1M7, that w-j io him special honor and praise In oken of respect, esteem. "I, therefore, most sincerely rec- mmend to the court that you fn- truct the attorney for the com- nissionera court to prepare a suit- ble resolution to be spread upon he minutes of this meeting offi- lally naming or renaming 61st treet as Butterowa Boulevard In Turn to Page 4. FOUR One Other Is Injured in Head-On Crash Fire Department Battle Flames in Still Burning Engine MONAHANS, Te.x., Dec. 30. trainmen died to- night amid flames and scald- ing steam when a Texas ft Pa- cific fast freight train crashed, head-on into a TiP local freight halted on a railroad siding 11 miles eait of Monahani. At least one other trainman wu injured nrlouily. lead: O. M. of Big Spring, glnier of the fut freight (No. who wu scalded to death by ing steam in the cab of hli engine.' WORK WITH TORCHES J. P. Cllne of Big Spring, fire- man of the fast freight. were attempting to ex-- trleate body from shattered engine with welding torches. J. A. Coyne of Big Spring, engi- neer of the local freight. had been unable to ap- proach the engine, burning Four after the accident, an attempt to body.' department! from Mona- hani, Odeisi, and Midland were fighting tbe In the 'till mrnlng engine and in a flaming tank car coupled clove behind tbe engine. THKOWN JTIOM CAB W. T. Morris of Big Spring, irakeman on fut freight, first reported mining. Later wai found near the ilghway paralleling railroad. .throWn thtre. irbin .he oab of engine where he riding with and Cllne. The Dallu office of th.e TAP tld all other crew of he two had been accounted ir. accident occurred at a. at the small railroad point of lanch, eait of Monahani, Flnt report! of circumitancel oncernlng the crash were: The local freight train pulled In- o the siding to let the approaching ait freight pais. However, weitbound train on into the Iding from the other end and rashed headon into the halted utbound train. CABS DEMOLISHED Dallu TAP officials said a large mount of track was torn up-, eventeen of the fait freight were derailed. Fourteen -of lem were reported as "practically emollshed." The Dallas headquarters said ley hoped to have the track leared by early tomorrow morn- ng. In Dallu, Western Union re- orted accident tore .In between Dallas and coait points and that service. >ome cities wis disrupted for ver an hour. All service wu back o normal by B p. m., It wu 're- with west coast traffic be- ng rerouted through St. Louie and alt Lake City. NOTICE! Tomorrow, New Year's Day, News-Tribune tnslaru flee will be cloM4 ill day. The editorial department CM be reached over MM and Ittl. The circulation from 5 a. m. to a. m. mud from 5 to 7 p. m. can be reached phone Mil. Dial No. 4S14 only U you desire tn eommunlcaU regarding circulation matters. Consider able Inconvenience be avoided U these phone an followed. 1948 Depression Seen by Bab son BY ROGER W. BABSON 1. 1948 will be. more or less, of a duplicate of 1947. Certainly there will be no "depression" as so many are talking about, but Fundamental conditions will become Increuingly less favorable. Watch out after Nov. 2, 1948. GENERAL BUSINESS 2. The above paragraph mostly to gross business. Certain Industries will show smaller net means that, In some :ases, may be in 1948. Remember some things may be allocated or rationed again In 1948. 3. The reconversion from war to hu been entirely completed; war lurplusea are pretty well dis- posed of; and 1948 will even show a resumption of military purchues. 4. Inventories, quoted both at their price values and their volumes, will Increase during 1948. Both raw material piles and manufactured goods will be In greater supply during 1948. COMMODITY PRICES i. Notwithstanding the above paragraph, or prlorltiex may be i-einitated in 1948. The public Is sick of high and will make demands for some controls in the case of products In ihort supply. The rettll price of goods, other than food products, will be higher during 1948 as the final expallnn why we expected retail prices on good quality merchandise to held up for awhile after whole- sale prices begin to decline. BtJT 1948 WILL BE A TEAR OF WAR PREPARATIONS. FARM OUTLOOK 9. The total farm income for 1948 ihould approximately equal that of 1B4S IN A NUTSHELL BUSINESS: Watch eut after Nov. 1, IMS. COMMODITIES: Wholesale price peak III light TA7CES: Personal Income faxes will be somewhat lower. LABOR: Wageworken to Taft-Hartley bill cheek on labor REAL ESTATE: Increased suburban building. POLITICS: Election year propaganda. STOCKS: A year for switching. BONDS: Low-coupon rate, long-term wW lower. turn not yet been reached for all of 7. We expect to sre the peak In wholesale commodity prices time during 1948. We, therefore, going easy on Inventories, especially on borrowed money. Retail price changes will lag after wholesale change. Thli 1947; but we forecast for wheat, corn, and certain other products. Farmers should certainly diversify more In 1948, out of debt, put money Into Improve- ments, and prepare for real some day. 10. The supply of certain vege- tables, and fish should Increaae during 1948 and the price of these Bhould fall off bar- ring some weather, Insect, or blight catastrophes. 11. Meat will be In shorter iup- ply in 1948 than In 1947. Should the current propaganda to "eat leu and have a better figure" gain popularity, upward pressure on meat price! would be greatly re- duced. 12. Farmer! will try to get both IMS presidential candldatei to promise further subsidies. The above four farm forecaata normal weather which we do not attempt to predict. LOWER TAXKfl U. federal debt will be de- during 1948. 14. No personal taxes will be in- creaied during 1948 and there will be come b cent to 10 per cent in the upper and the entire elimination of those In the lowest bracket. 15. No forecast that new ui will enable a man to hli tax equally with wife Turn I. ONB   

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