Galveston Daily News, December 16, 1949, Page 25

Galveston Daily News

December 16, 1949

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Galveston County Daily News, The (Newspaper) - December 16, 1949, Galveston, Texas 4 CENT COFFEE SALES BOOM M'AKES REPORT-. Rebelling at talk of coffee shortages and the 10-cent restaurants are asking. Hyman Fader, left, cut the price from a nickel to 4 cents at his cafe In Dallas. Fader says be doesn't be- lieve there Is a nhortajje and says cafemen kUU would make money at 5 cents a cup even If coffee sold for a pound. He cut the price and said his coffee business has tripled. Fader Is shown as he served Arthur Gordon of Seattle, Wash., who said, "I've paid 10 cents at a lot of places recently." (IP wlrtphoto) AFL Demands U.S. Put End To Foreign Worker Imports WASHINGTON. Dec. 15. The AFL demanded today that the United States stop Importing for- eign farm workers. It the practice, born during the wartime labor shortage, is driving down living standards of American workmen and depriving thousands of them of jobs. It urged farm workers now in the United States be sent home as soon as their contracts run out. The federation said United States workers have suffered particularly from the practice In California, Arkansas, Mississippi, and Connec- ticut LODGE COMPLAINT The APL's complaint was lodged with the bureau of employment security at a meeting of the bu- reau's advisory council here. H. L. Mitchell of the AFL's farm labor union, with the backing of other AFL officials, formally pro- posed that: "The United States employment service advise all agencies of gov- ernment that there are sufficient numbers of American citizens avail- able for farm work to meet any an- ticipated requirements for man- power on the nation's farms during the coming year, and that there Is no longer any need for Im- portation of foreign labor. "We therefore recommend that I no international agreements b negotiated or any other arrang ments be made during the comln year for recruitment of foreign workers and further, that th United States employment servlc withdraw all pending certification of need for foreign agricultura workers and order the return 1 their native homes of all foreign agricultural workers now employe in the United States, upon com pletion of their present Mitchell charged that imports workers are "being used by larg farm operators to displace and re- duce the living standards of Amei lean citizens." CITE REPORTS The AFL cited United States n ports that 90.459 Mexican national were working in this country IL of Aug. 1 under an agreement be tween the state department an Mexico. Of these, the AFL sal: were i legally in this country whose res denca was legalized by the inte: national agreement. In the Indlo. Ca., area, Mltche said, scores of Mexicans were hire by large date and cotton rancher "while American negroes and those of Mexican de- thrown out of ployment, evicted from their homi in labor camps operated by grow Former 'Waif Oiiers Home For 'Little Miss Christmas' HOUSTON. Dec. 15. (UP) A pretty, 20-year-old brunet, at one time a foundling herself, offered today to take "Little Mies Christ- mas" Into her heart and home. Mrs. Betty Cunningham told police she knew the ins and outs of being a homeless waif, and that she wanted to epare that pain for the chubby, blue-eyed baby girl found in a bus station baggage locker here Thursday. HANDLE IT "I know what Little Miss Christ- mas has been through, and I'd know how to handle she pleaded to officers and matrons at the Strickland home, where the dimpled two-week-old baby Is being cared for. Betty was ony five days old when she waa abandoned in a car back In 1929. It was five years later before she was adopted, and Strickland home attendants pre- dicted H would be two years before legal barriers could be cleared to adoption of Little Miss Christmas. FOUXD IN LOCKEH The child, happy as any Infant. Was found stuffed In the metal locker. She was in a paper shop- ping bag. apparently comfortable in a worn blue and pink blanket. At her Bide was a nursing bottle, paitly filled with milk. It was still Warm. Officers who promptly dubbed the baby "Little Miss believed she had been abandoned by her parents only half an hour before the discovery by a young soldier who recovered quickly from the shock and called police. Hundreds of adoption offers, in- cluding picas from families of 10 policemen, came pouring in. None "was accepted, however, nnd none the little dresses and haven't been used. "When I heard about Little Mis Christmas, I knew this was th baby Richard and I hava wanted. We would give her such a good home, and although we haven much money we have love to mak up for she said. K.tty is sure that Little Mis Christmas will be her own, mayb in time for Christmas, But matron and officers just shake their heads can he for a two-year period, SAVK MONEY Belly married Richard Cunning- ham In 1B47. They saved up, bought home and thrn invested In some Fields College Idea Is Voided HOLLYWOOD. Dec. 15. A portion of Comedian W. C Fields' will directing establlshmen of a college for "orpnan white and girls" has been Invalids! cd for assertedly proposing racia discrimination. Superior Judge William R. Me Kay ruled that the clauses dealing with creation of the 'institution from the bulk of Fields' estate are "void and unenforce- able." Judge McKay said: "Mr. Fields in his lifetime could have discriminated against all races except the white, but he can not n death call upon the state to undertake the administration of his affairs and supervise a corporation which overrides the constitutional- ity of equality of rights common to all races." The will provided that the resi- due of the estate after the death of three principal beneficiaries who were left weekly incomes should baby "just in case." But ho used to establish the school in 1.0s Angeles County. It added. "No religion of any sort IB to be explaining "har- mony Is the purpose of this UiouRhL" KENTUCKY BOURBON WHISKEY-A BLEND KENTUCKY STRAIGHT BOURBON WHISKEY BRAIN NEUTRAL SPIRITS 1XJNK STAB CO, DISTRIBUTORS HOUSTON and forced to live under trees in ditch banks." Mitchell said wage rates were cut from 75 to 80 cents an hour o 65 cents, and In some instances o 45 cents. Employment of Mexican citizens n the cotton fields of Arkansas id Mississippi, Mitchell asserted, drove wages down from per 00 pounds in IMS to 52.65 in Ar- kansas and In Mississippi n the fall of 1949. The AFL. also objected to impor- ation of ahout 6000 persons from he British West Indies to work on American farms and in American ood processing industries. These workers were hired under a con- ract which, the AFL Bald, pro- vided for deductions of 20 per cent rom their earnings to pay for their ecruitment and other costs. Subversive Activity Is Seen in Military WASHINGTON. Dec. 15. A presidential committee said to- day there Is evidence of at lent one well-organized subversive ac-j tivity in the armed forces and urged loyalty safeguards In the uniformed services' Information and education program. Prca. Truman's committee on re- ligion and welfare in the armed forces declared in its report to the chief executive that command- ing officers should be required to "exercise closer supervision" over the quality of the program and the personnel administering It. The report said: "There is considerable evidence that the c.-ganlzed 'get the hoys movement after world war II originated in subversive sources and was spread through information and education media such as (service) newspapers and discussion groups by men affiliat- ed with these sources." MUST TAKE STEPS The committee declared that steps must he taken to prevent subversive agents from infiltrating the program and that it must be made a weapon against persons attempting to promote disloyalty among GI's. The report said: "If I E provides a good vehicle for subversion, then it must be an rquelly good vehicle for civic en- lightenment and opposition to sub- version. SPREAD THOUGHTS "If there were no program, men whose thoughts were disloyal might still spread their thoughts among their fellows at work and at play. Thus, it Is necessary to have the program to counteract in the open what may be spread- ing unobtrusively." The committee, made up of lead- ers in business, religion and educa- tion, castigated public apathy to- ward the postwar armed forces and warned that such an attitude constitutes a serious threat to democracy. The report said: "This committee Is frankly dis- turbed over the alarming Indif- ference which the civilian commu- nity displays to an armed force in Its midst totaling almost 50 per cent of whom are under 22 years of age." Principal points disclosed In the survey on which the report was based included: 1. The information and educa- tion program is not operating as efficiently In any of armed forces should be expected. 2. The most serious handicap Is lack of support from commandin officers. 3. There Is a serious sbortag of qualified personnel to adminli tar the program. 4. The controversy about th necessity for a compulsory tnfor mation hour should be settled in defects in the operation of such hours should be corrected. Runaway Try Of Youths Ends JOPLIN, Mo., Dec. 15 youths started back to their homu today after their runaway ended la JopHn, Mo. Police identi- fied them Fred Kelllck. IT. of the time. i llfetOfl CtlAiton Mews. Friday, Dec. 1Bf 1M9-PACE 25' iford, 16, both of St. yout money jpave out and their autoi Chile's gasoline supply- placed a telephone call St. Ctair, Mo.. Charles D. Bland- to his mot seph Blan live was a SCIENTISTS "BEAD" LEAVES RIVERSIDE, Cat, are "reading" orange leaves here but not the way a fortune telle scans tea leaves. University California chemists grind up orang leaves and analyze them to se what the plant needs in the wa of food. SWISS AMERICAN WATCH REPAIRS The most deli- cate foreign and American move- ments are per- fectly repaired here. 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