Galveston Daily News, January 13, 1951

Galveston Daily News

January 13, 1951

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Galveston Daily News (Newspaper) - January 13, 1951, Galveston, Texas HILL'S CAFE 15th PhMtt End Sfwetal Saturday Sunday gprlns ChlcHep Broiled Gratia Salad Hot Butter Me TMM' Oldttf Ih One Hundred end Ninth of Public Service W. L MOODY CO. IMf rrrr fl.Me.ew. oat and a 18-foot outboard motor- Truman Asks Sharp Manpower Increase WASHINGTON, Jan. 12. President Truman sharply in creased the armed forces' man power goal today to b June 10, and called for a Increase In workers producing weapons and other defense needs Congress members questione whether a draft of 18-year-olds 1 necessary to reach the objective They asked whether taking 18H year-olds would supply men fast enough. EXTEND SERVICE There was talk of extending serv ice of draftees to 30 months In stead of the present 21. Defense officials said congress will be askec to take the limit off the number o women in the firmed two per cent. They aren't seeking to draft women. Mr. Truman disclosed that 1951 will bring a heavy Impact on the nation's manpower supply. He sale the armed forces must be given another million persons In the nex few months. This apparently woult bring the services close to the new mid-year target BOOST FORCE Mr. Truman said manpower needs would boost'the total labor force by eight per cent and require more OCCASIONAL RAIN Forecast for and vicinity: Partly efoiidy with occa- sional showers and not much ohangn in to occasionally strong southeast- erly winds. o SUN MOON AND TIDES for Jan. 13 Bur.rla., moon- a.m.; moonnet, p.m high tldeu, and p.m.; low UOff, a..m. nnd p.m. TEMPERATURES and precipitation re- ported from other Rtntlonn To? the 24-hour period fndlnK at p.m Stntlonii Ahllflno Amnrlllo Aujtln Beimmont Browniviile Corpun Chrirtl Dulinc El Punn Fort Worth OAI.VKNTON Hounton Ban Antonio JUKh fts Ofl 70 HI fit A7 71 71 Othrr RUtloni 4.1 32 Bn 13 34 4fl M 07 "3 Rain women and older workers, plus longer hours In essential Industries. New workers must be trained, he said, and "major emphasis should be upon training and recruitment of unmarried women and married women without young children. Support should be extended to nursery schools as an aid to moth- ers who want Jobs." Mrs. Anna M. Rosenberg, man- power expert and assistant secre- tary of defense, disclosed the armed forces speed up In testifying before the senate preparedness subcommit- tee studying manpower needs. REQUEST HIKE She told the group yesterday the .goal was by June 30, held to that figure by limited training facilities. She said today this hud been increased on request of the Joint chiefs of staff and that "the secretary of defense and the President approved It this morning." Senator Lyndon Johnson (D-Tcx.) chairman of the subcommittee Xstudylng extension of the draft to Include boys of 18, called for a study of the effect of a compromise Johnson asked Mrs. Rosenberg ;o supply by Monday information whether the compromise would al- ow the armed forces to Increase with sufficient speed. REDUCE LIMIT Mrs. Rosenberg already had told :he group that the draft would have to Include husbands, fathers and probably some veterans unless he age limit Is reduced to cover 18-year-olds. Draft age now Is 19 through 28, ilthough boys must register at 18. fhere are large exempted classes, lowcver, and defense officials told the committee yesterday that only about 10 per cent of the present Iraft manpower pool of some 8- could qualify under present rules. Length of service Is 21 months, n the bill, the defense Jopart- mcnt ask.i that this be lengthened o 27 months. STRETCH PKRIOn Johnson told the hearing s some sentiment In congress, and 2li North riatte as 21 Oklnlmma Cly .V -1" city 44 Huron, s.h. 3r, Kanun, city (12 i 21 Unit city 30 Hnn flo 3n 2.1 Hrnim m In 32 Wy 40 1.1 Wn.hlnRtcn 4o no 30 willHton N.n. 2J> 8 (O'flom U.B. Wtather Bureau ZHiport) boat patrolling the bay and Its inlets throughout the area until sunset without success. No sign of either the missing couple or the skiff was reported. Deputy Sheriff C. G. Faggard of Gllchrist also launched a boat to join the search. reported find- Ing their automobile parked near the Lind camp. It was through the registration of the car and papers found Inside that the probable Identification No. 6 Board Slashes Rates 'Lame Duck9 Session Bows to Opposition At a duck" session of re- cently defeated directors of Water Control Improvement District the couple established. SON ASKS AID Meanwhile, in Nederland. W. W Sinclair, son of Mr. and Mrs. Miller reported to authorities In Jefferson county that his parents were miss- ing. He said they had taken his car, Intending to drive to Port Bolivar to dredge for oysters and to fish. Deputy Sheriff Faggard said that the attendant at Llnd's camp failed to register the nasnea of the man and woman who hired the boat The attendant told Faggard that it was not customary to take the names of customers, especially when they place a deposit for loan of the skiff. The Coast Guard searching crews were directed by Coxswain Larry M. Swindell. Cook Believed Hiding In Area of Wyoming LARAMIE, Wyo., Jan. 12. Police said tonight they believed that 23-year-old William E. Cook, charged with murder of eight per- sons, was wounded and hiding near Guernsey, Wyo., 130 miles north- east of here. A state-wide alarm broad- cast and special officers were as- signed to the area. A small scout plane was also put Into the region. Police said their belief stemmed rom a rejtort made last night that a man answering Cook's deacrip- lon had fled in a grey Plymouth car Into the Guernsey district SEINING RESTRICTIONS AUSTIN, Jan. 12. The Game, Fish, and Oyster Commis- sion went on record today favor- Ing legislation to tighten restric- tions on seining in Texas inland bays. Such restrictive legislation on seining would ban the use of all netting, except for bait, in in- land bays. No. f. Friday night, it was voted to reduce minimum water rates from to a month and sewer from to a month. meeting wan held at district offices, 2311 nth street Action was taken on vote for redactions east by C. W. Pean, J. J. Mansfield, secretary of the board; and W. Green, the president, 05E OPPOSES Henry H. Freudenberg, a hold- over director whose term does not expire for another year, voted against the reductions. Reduction of water and sewer rates was a prime issue In the election of directors, last an election that saw Pean, Mans- field and Green defeated by a tax- group which had the sup- port of Freudenberg. Green announced after the vote that the rate reductions would be effective at the next of the district consumers. A fifth member of the board, who was appointed several weeks ago. Clem White, was present but not voting. He has yet to qualify by posting bond with the secre- tary. PAID FOR METERS The directors, again conceding to the taxpayers all their demands prior to last Tuesday's vote, agreed to reimburse consumers of the district from available funds in the treasury for meters they had in- stalled. The cost of these meters was each. The three defeated candi- dates signed checks to each claim- ant consumer, Friday night, but Freudenberg declined to sign. He said he preferred to wait until all claims were filed. Green announced after the meet- Ing that any consumer who wished :o receive his refund should see Freudenberg-and ask for his sig- Lawyer Says Lukovich Will Claim Salary Thornton Asserts Case Will Be Settled Finally by March By LUXIAN E. HEBZ Ambrose Lukovich, whom the 3ourt of Civil Appeals Thursday d was entitled to the office of police and fire commissioner, will e over the office early In March, R. R. Thornton, counsel for Luko- vich, predicted Friday. Thornton contended that appeals lied by Johnston's counsel would irobably extend over a fix-week >eriod and that Lukovich would be in office at least two months be- fore the next city election in May. WILL DEMAND MONET Thornton also charged that the ruling the appellate court en- titled Lukovich to the salary of the commissioner's office from last May, 1949. He said that Police, and Fire Commissioner Walter L. Johnston will be asked to turn over to Luko- vich approximately paid to him May, 1949, when he sur- renders the office. "The city is not required to make payment, but Lukovich will look to Johnston to pay the Thornton said. Thornton also contended that If an appeal Is made to the Texas Supreme Court in Johnston's be- half, in his opinion the court will not take jurisdiction. ONCE BEPOBE "The Supreme Court turned down a former appeal of Johnston's and will turn down this Thornton asserted. Thornton explained that the statutes clearly define methods of throwing out ballots, when good votes can not be determined from bad ones. "One provision provides for de- claring the entire election he said. "The second provides for a prorata reduction, and the third, the Minnesota method of declaring 20 per cent of the ballots void." Asked if it were possible to de- termine on which ballots assist ance was given by the presiding Judge of precinct 14, in which S3! votes cast were ordered thrown BIG BLOW shooting skyward more thasi ttf> a salmto, towers feet tat the air after a valve on a water broke IB Kansas City, He. The saate broke when worirmesi attempted to re- pair small leak In the system. In the KSWMM City's Union (AT Wire- Turn to Page 2. THREE nature. TO REPLACE BALDTJCCI Green announced also that plans are in the making to fill the board vacancy created through the fail- ure of Albert Balducci to qualify. BalduccJ was one of three new directors elected last Tuesday but was found after the election not to be a property owner and taxpayer within the district. Mansfield, secretary of the board, laid he had been informed orally iy Attorney General Price Danie'! Turn to Page 2. See FIVE Rains Stretch Over Texas Areas Friday By The AamMes rm. Rains stretched up the east side of Texas Friday night from south of Luflcin toward the Red river and over to Texarkana, Texarkana had a heavy thunder- showers. Lighter rains fell at Tyler Longview, Dallas, Waco and Lufkln. Skies were clear from Abilene west- ward. Clouds covered most of East Texas. Moist air from the Gulf over- running a stationary cool air mass caused the showers. At their top Friday temperatures ranged from 48 at Texarkana to 84 at Alice. Dalhart, in the Pan- handle, had a S2. Another cold front coming in from the west brought a forecast of partly cloudy weather and lower temperatures Saturday. An- other warmup was to begin Sunday afternoon in West Texas. In a 24-hour period ended at p.m. Friday there were these rain reports: Waco .70 inches; Texar- kana .62; Austin .05, Palestine .15, Galveston .16, Bryan .02, Junction .02, Tyler .21. and San Antonio, a trace. Sweeping Qvil Defense Bill Becomes Law WASHINGTON, Jan. 13. President Truman signed a civil defense bill today and called on all Americans to pitch in and help with the gigantic Job of readying the home front for possl- jbie enemy attack. The sweeping measure, rushed through the recent lame duck ses- sion of the 81tt congress, a three-yeas program to prepare major industrial centers to cope with the haiardi of at- tack by atomic, germ or gas weapons. It provides for extensive bomb- shelter construction, with the cost split between the federal and state governments; establishment of nationwide air raid warning net- work; stock piling of medical sup- plies, and training a volunteer corps of civil defense workers. Mr. Truman signed the unpre- cedented legislation at a White House ceremony attended by con- gressional leaders and civil defense Administrator Mlllard F. Caidwell. Battle Area Reading Hits 21-Below-Zero TOKYO, Saturday, Jan. 13. Korean Reds before dawn today hit the United States Second Division front in Central Korea with a series of banzai charges in 21- below-zero temperature. The yelling Communists rushed the center of the envel- opment-threatened, 15-mile Second Division sector south of in two attacks. Both were beaten off. Then the Reds threw a heavier blow. Four companies of Reds struck the division's west flank, manned by French troops. Fierce fighting raged as the morning wore on. The enemy loosed heavy fir-f :--------------------_____ ing on the east flank of Second Division perimeter. IJllIlGSfi IO Like the attack against the French lector, it also continued. William C. Barnard of the AP, with the Second Division, reported a tremendous build up of Red strength east and south of rubbled and burned per cent de- stroyed by air assault Friday, by Second Division estimate. The entire Second Division front threatened by two Communist roadblocks to its rear in both the south and southeast A Second Division spokesman said the Reds were mainlining a Bid for Peace U.N. Will Forward Cease-Fire Plan 48-hour-old road block about 10 a previous plan to confront Felping air miles south of Wonhi on the road to strategic Tanyang. Sev- eral villages were captured by. the enemy. Enemy forces had clamped block near the town of Ochi on lateral highway SI miles southeast of Wonju. Ochl Is nine west of the road and rail Junction of Tanyang, which Is 85 miles south- east of Wonju. MAM The Communist mass on the Korean western front, building up for an expected fresh assault on Iks withdrawing U.S. Eighth Army, began shifting eastward on two fed troops to the central either to reinforce the North KOTSSJI hacking at the Second to exploit any break- through. The other poured Rede out of Osan. 38 south of Seoul, into t new assembly point north of Among, 40 miles southeast of Seoul about midway between Seoul and Taejon. Allied sources regarded the shin a Ansong as the most dangerous. They believed the Red strategy was o try for a breakthrough at Ansong and wheel westward to tht sea In an sffort to cut off alii on the western front Ant strrposT With Allied air and artillery sup. wt, the American, French an hitch main column of the Secon Division In Central Korea threw >aek a sharp Red attack on its northernmost position, one and alf to two miles south of Wonju ind even regained some groun hat had been lost Thursday. Bernard reported the Allies n_- aptured two hills In the northeast LAKE SUCCESS, Jan. 13. (INS) The United Nations decided tonight to forward its five-point peace bid to Red China through the 60-mem- ber political committee, dropping with a "last chance" ultimatum. Hectic last-minute between leading delegates, inehad- Ing India and Britain, deferred until tomorrow the political Turn to Page 2. See FOUR U.S. Football Solons To Make Rules Here The nation's top football coaches athletic directors, newsmen an loop-hole to exchange further sages with Pelping. CONSULTATION STAGE Expectation! mounted at Success that, Instead of an_____ rejection hy Peiplng, nego- tiation! might begin for a cease- fire through Immediate establish, ment of the big power consultation stage proposed under point five. Such a procedure was in minds of the Arab delegations to- night, who may amend trace principles to combine the stipulation with provision fering Red China with Russia, Britain and United States for a Far Eastern settle- ment The United States consented to forwarding the five-point peace big to Peiplng as embodied In the Isreali motion offered tonight. How- ever, it is open to question whether any alteration' on the cease-fire priority would receive full Ameri- can approval. Both the United States and Soviet bloc maintained silence during an afternoon marked by speeches from a dozen small power delegates who were filling time while the behind- the-scene maneuvers were under way. Earlier In the day, Britain sound- ed five countries on whether they would sponsor the five-point prin- ;iples as a resolution. They are: Hexico, Indonesia, Syria, Burma and Sweden. None of the five nations Ightlng units In Korea. Hoover Cites Support for Policy Stand WASHINGTON, Jan. 12. 'ormer President Herbert Hoover sserted today that a "campaign f name calling and misrepresenta- lon" against his foreign policy tand has backfired by rallying' ublic support behind his proposals. He made the statement in a let-- er to Sen. William F. Knowland R-Cal) who had asked Mr. Hoover bout public reaction to his Dec. 20 in which he called for a alt to military aid to Western Eu- ope until It erects a "sure dam" gainst communism. The nation's only living ex-PresI- ent, whose address set off a his- oric foreign policy debate both in nd out of congress, said news- apcr editorials indicate that "hln- erland America" is firmly behind Is proposals. Mr. Hoover's assertion came in he face of renewed demands by cnate Republicans for an imme- iate showdown on President Tru- nan's plan to send more U.S. troops o Europe. Mr. Truman told his news con- rcnce yesterday that while he ould consult the lawmakers on ending troops abroad, he would ot be bound by thoir opinion. He .Id that as commnnder-in-chlef he Turn to Page 2. See SIX ;