Valley Morning Star, February 28, 1948

Valley Morning Star

February 28, 1948

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Valley Morning Star (Newspaper) - February 28, 1948, Harlingen, Texas WEATHER Partly bwocnlag warmer. Additional WMltwr Two. VALLEY MORNING STAR TODAY'S SMILI 111. A rlil wmr U tMt U him wltfc faew. II ku l arc toa'l krlfkt. 38th Y.or No. 177 February 1948 Preiw 5c Dally-lOc Sunday -WASHINGTON DAYIOOK Democrats' 'Revolt' Already Cooled Off by Moderates By THIS COKF1N the problems of Prwldent Truman loom In- and On muddy of In the gnlt of and baffling arlie to the more pertinent of these and the best guesses to tht art presented In this weekly Outguessing the Experts. W1U be a full M-ale revolt ol Soatbern DemocraUT tl'i already been tamed down nd cooled off by from the South. Kor listening for wl'd rebel yells. rump cau- of southern Congressmen a Leu than half of t h flljriljia turned A number of more solid citizens ILkt Brooki of Arkansas. and Percy Priest of Tennessee turned up with sooth- ing talk to match the of Jonr. Rankln. Wllllnm L. Colmer ran agaLrut Bilbo In Mlisls- Lone Bandit Robs Buffalo Bank of Tex. A stocky man about 26 robbed the Stassen Urges Firm Russian Policy ft ft ft tV ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft Tornadoes Take Four Lives In Texas ilppl WM elected chairman. st'ate bVnk of turned out to be a polite Friday and escaped in a sedan he abandoned about 10 memorandum to the Democrat HoiiaJ commllter. the boiutrn of tho caucus refused to tnlk. There were no flam In K Tho was some scornful words tpoken by that sage politician. former Speaker Sam Kayburn. He told some of hta Southern col- Xnow damn well you can't itcede from the Democrntlc party and eel re-elected back home. You alfto know Just well as 1 do that nothing Harry Truman says will make the slightest difference in the passage of any legislation. This Congrris Is controlled by and If they decide to an anil-poll tax bill to get Southern they'll do It. Not all resolutions or from you will make any Word hajt leaked out that the OOP command In tho House will fet behind an antl-lynchlnjf law the easiest kind of bill to they figure Southern Dem ocral opposition to an antl-lynch Wll will enrage Nt-gro voters in the North and bring votei to the In tht lome of the pro- fenlonal Southerners like Allen Ellcnder of the ex-hat- man for Huey Long In will try a fili- buster. But Scator Robert Taft promised to break any fllt- Duiter. He can either by pulling the votes together for or outlasting the filibusters. in still some mystery about exact stand. He out palnst the fair employment prac- ticei bill launched In the btrcauae it represented to him too much Federal meddling In bull- may aUo strike out tht provtalon In -the Vome-and any-lynching bills to fine commun- ities for a lynching. Alabama tftd former telli tho story if lynching 92 yean ago quettlon who would you Tht alleged by a Negro In one county. He WM captured in a second and which he abandoned about miles north of here In Freestone county. Sum president of the said the robber drove the car Into a dead end road off High- way 78. led away from the and the by a posse of about dozen officers cen. tered In the vicinity. R. L. Johruion of Waco of- fice of the FBI atemptlng to get from Gatesvllle for the Burroughs said. The bank official said the man held him and A. a teller nt the point of what Burroughs believed wan a German Luger pis tol. The robber walked In about p. unmojked but wearing dark glasses. Mrs. Ruy Fulks of Buffalo cnme Into tho bnnk as the holdup was on. She found and another Edna with their hands high. Mrs. Fulks Joined them. Trinity River Flood Spreads Into Lowlands By ASSOCIATED PRESS and flood took four injured at I least four and wrougnt great property damage In Texas Thursday night and Friday. Tornadoes lashed Hal- linger and Eastland all In West and Itasca and Donton In North Windstorms struck San and Strong winds in gusts buffeted Fort Worth and and were felt over much of North The Mrs. Sam of Den- ton burned alive in her tornado-wrecked home. Chris of coun- blown from residence by a twister. Bobby of drown- ed in a flood-filled barrow pit when his auto plunged off a road two miles south of Irving. Morris 13. cotton of Fort injured la- 'We gave him enough to satisfy tnlly whvn a Btrong gugt of wind Burroughs commented calm- ly after the Ho got out of the bank Jumped Into car that didn't have license and drove north on Highway 76 Word 'of the robbery flashed and officers threw up road at and other Valley's Traffic Falililies Mount To as Two Die hung In a third county. The were not of the third county. The lynching occur- red at 2 in the morning when law officials of the third county were bed. Would thg third 'county fined In this T fa moderate anil-lynching bill a good many Southerners would vote for It. What Effect Will tho Henry Wallace In New York Rmr On American Korelgn I'olU-yr If words count for plenty. President Truman will a foreign policy declaration In his St. Patrick's Day speech to New York. He will argue that he not a but cr-madcr for pence. He will pledge 100 percent support for the United and will Indicate that will be glad to seo Marshall 8talln for a general look-sec with a view making up. Just what effect this will have on the SUte department Is uncer- tain. There complete cynicism about Mr. Truman's speeches In and It Is not likely that St. Patrick's Day address will alter Secretary Marshall's course. There a revealing incident at secretary's last press con ference. A correspondent asked If thrre were any truth In the report that meetings hud been arranged Berlin between U. H. nnd Rus- sian representatives. Marshall re-1 piled firmly there had been no ThU was such an odd phrase for the secretary of state to thai reporter repeated just to make sure Marshall hnd meant Valley traf- fic No. 18 and No. 19 added to the 1918 Valley casualty list Friday night one man Injured in a crash a week ago died and another died cnroutc to hospital following a late Friday crash. Raquel Sullivan City truck died In a McAllcn hospital Friday night of injuries suffered a week ago when the dump truck he operating col- lided with a similar typo truck driven by Eugene D. uf 1321 In- vestigating officers reported. Tho officers oc- curred a mile and a half north of MoAllen on 20. Nineteenth traffic victim of the Joseph reportedly CAMPAIGNING FOR Harold E. former Minnesota governor and prominent concluded a Valley appearance Friday night with an address In Fair Park auditorium In which he called for and attacked centralized federal control. Photo by blew him ugalnst a lamp pojt. 23 Destroyed At a town of about 40 miles northwest of Brecken- three were .18 homes were 20 were badly and a gin and a store were wrecked. I In Dallas county by Friday night the rampaging Trinity river nad reached nearly 40 almost 12 feet above the 28-foot flood level of the river. The overflow closed some county Isolated some in lowlands. Wind grunts which reached 70 miles an hour Friday afternoon damaged and toutd around in When the tornado flattened the Sam Patterson near Bar- tonvllle Denton their parliamentary freedomsi might be extinguished before Jong. at 3 a. m. Patterson man- aged to free himself from the wreckage. He found but one of her pinned under a timber. He tugged at the timber but was unable to move It. Finally ho ran to a neighbor s a mile for aid. When Patterson and the neighbors re- they found tho wreckage anil the wind-fanned Benes Installs All Communist Czech Cabinet i President Eduard Benes for- mally installed the new cabinet with it's top-heavy Communist membership at a frigid ceremony Friday. New patterns of government be- gan to take shape .soon after. Benes told the de- cision to accept you was difficult personally for But he did not resign. Earlier it had been re- ported he might quit rather than mvear in the cabinet which he was to have declared have only evil Benes thus remained as chief of a symbol of Democracy for his countrymen. For Tht Communlat-conttolled radio only source for reporta of the meet- ing with the said Benes expressed the wish your way will be successful and nnd that Premier Klcmcnt Gottwnlcl promised the new government be Democratic and But then a stieam of announce- on the Communist-controll- ed radio began to make clear the future pattern for this once Dem- ocratic land. Zdenek new education said must be political just as the army must be Immediate Halt In Shipments To Russia Advocated Challenges Russia Asks Finns For Defense Pact u to government said Friday Marshall Stalin has asked Finland to Join the chain of Soviet defense pacts stretching across Europe. The news brought pessimism to many Finns who said they fear- f property damage at Ranger. Rod Aid The Rod rushed emergency aid to the homeless and a representative of the agency esti- Valley Juice Sales Total Over Million of Snn was a pasac'nger In I mated at least 20 persons vvere pickup officers without homes. which was Involved In a head-on1 A tornado at Itasca damaged collision with truck just McAllen on the Rio Grande City the drivers In- volved were Guidalapc of who waji driving west at the time of a crash with a pick- up truck driven by Edward J. of San Juan who traveling east. according to Investigat- ing was riding with Mar- shall at the time of tho accident and died before reaching McAllcn hospital. driver of the other was Injured In the crash. No re- port was available concerning his condition. have txrn no peace feelers. This unfortunate words the Impression that General Marshall is engaged In n Are out In front for the nomination fur The boom for jaunty Henator Joe O'Mahonry of Wyoming Is off nt a good start in central and northwest. The first move wns Russia Is Barred tne filing of a Truman-O'Mahoncyl ticket by the Nebrnskn Democrat Ktate committee. Southerners arol doing a lot of talking ubout Kaytnirn on ticket iw the MMIM for'tx-ing nice boys. Snm privately' pooh pooha this but it I dljplcii.T him. Algerian Students IJStudy Valley Citrus WEiiLACO Four Algerian students at tho Agricul- tural Experiment station here Fri- day to Invesllgato Valley citrus producing methods. Though plenty of types of citrus In the students home Ihe paused to see how Val- ley grove processing plants and other citrus Industry opera- tions are handled. Knroule from Florida lo Cali- the group Included Kdmond Jean Jacques Vlala and Jcpn Compacasso. Thoy lold agricultural station workers In their home arcn has much the pests to combat as were mentioned here. three buildings early Friday. The fronts of two buildings were pushed in and the roof of the Itasca Ice built wllh steel beams weigh- ing from 700 to pounds was blown Into the street. A few hours 160 miles to the a tornado hit Balling- destroying a hangar at Bruce field and damaging six planes. The hangar alone was estimated at JIOO.OOO. At in West a windstorm damaged 12 business- blow out show windows ind knocked down trees. Another wind- On Two Issues McALLEN Challenging- the Truman Administration what B. Stasaen concluded a national he termed two paramount between the Republican and Dem- ocratic Harold E. candidate for the Republican pres- idential Friday nlghl called for a firm pol- icy toward and on the domestic a renewed em- phasis en ax contrasted to centralized govern' mental control. Tho former governor of clearly angling for the ond ballots of the delegation to the GOP national convention this spoke briefly to a crowd of some 350 per- He said new sons at a dinner in the de would be prepared. IPalmas hotel here. The first prosecution of a for-j Denounces Appeasement mer government official was recent Russian action In Sta.en declare continue to be our policy toward Moscow. against Dr. Josef Slovak Democrat and former head of the council of ministers formation of a in semi-autonomous army in Korea clearly No Cenaomhlp The Prague -radio said action veals that our our de- wore utilized by the Com- Rude Communist news- After losing two wars with Russia said school officials at USI in less than 10 Flnhind'a ln Northern Bohemia had been or- waa one res'Kned dered to put pictures of Stalin in all school rooms. There was no direct censorship tranquillity. Information said Stalin sent diplomatic note to President Juho 0 f foreign coriespondents' disT- Paaslkivi Monday when the patches but the ministry of in- engineering of a new Communist- tormation said all goveinment controlled government was nearlng news would be channeled through ita conclusion in it. for conclusion in the nearest futme Ministry of information officials of a defense treaty similar to that threatened measures with all Russia'n other immediate'against foreign correspondents who western neighbors. I are Judged to have violated Like Czeck Treaty tor-national good or over- Valley Friday were Various sources said the pro- stepped the boundaries of correct again given major share of poked pact would be very much like'reporting. would be taken against any body jmunista to move more viciously who made speeches in Slovakia toward fccizure of Korea. against the state._ United States rt- evaluate the policies used during World War Two. They will not do now. In we sent more elec- tric equipment to Russia than we did to France and England com- bined. We sent her more machine tools and heavy equipment than to either of those countries. Just doesn't add up. Unless and until Russia shows signs of willingness to co-operate with us on Page that concluded by Moscow with br. Oskar head of tnc Czechoslovakia in 1943. This was foreign press section of the mln- a 20-year treaty of friendship and istry of charged that mutual defense against Germany freedom to report tho news had or any power uniting itself with been by certain Journal- Germany directly or indirectly in ista during the last few The Valley's share of the 7b2 The proposed pact therefore and demanded that reporters ruly 000 cases for which contracts were would be somewhat different Irom on official information. awarded Friday amounted to almplo alliances negotiated by contracts for single strenglh grape- fruit Juice purchases by the Gov- running the total of gov- ernmental orders for that product to over casts within a week. 000 cases. Florida canners weie awarded contract to supply the remaining according to Sher- Fruit and of the U. with Hungary signing a treaty with Feb. said a bar- rier against now existed in of friendships To Visit Valley Department of .Agriculture office and 78Vistan Val-states on western ley Friday. Tho Government purchase of the is being made for institu frontier from the Black Spa eontracts for supplying cas mads wenk hnfnri. Bids for the Julco purchased this oll were made Mondav. March' March 8 for on and for delivery March 22 April 6. Pobet said the top price p.nd with velocities up to eu'tlonal use. The purchases made miles per swept Goodfellow Friday were the second group of Air force damaging 23 i purchases made this siml- two building and overturning the lar awards having been made last field bus station. Fourteen of tho'week when the Valley was given primary were Urn from their and were blown a mile and one-half across tho air field Into a drainage ditch A report from in Enat said Btlll another windstorm 'did consldeiablc damage to the communities of Trinidad and Euat- oce Friday. At two houses were blown from their barns and houses were unroofed and small outbuildings were de- molished. Power lines were dam- North of Klrkpatrlck store was blown down. Rent Control Bill Signed by President KEY Fla. President Truman signed Friday night a stop-gap bill continuing1 rent con- trol until April 1. Mr. Truman signed the measure at his temporary White house quarters at the submarine base here. The nation was not informed of the development until Then it was learned that Pre.ildcnt Paasikivi had followed up long dls- RAYMONDVILLE Vet- erans of Foreign Wars commander Roger Is schedu'.sd to attend the Difitrict 18 session here March local VFW officials have The state commander's two-day stop-over for the district meeting Warmer Is Forecast In Valley Saturday More summery weather is In prospect for the Valley with temperatures expected to reach a maximum of 82 degrees during the day. This was tho forecast Fri- day night by the U. 8. Weather Bureau in which wild that Valley skies would partly cloudy and winds moderate from a south-southeaaterly direction. Minimum temperatures Satur- day will be 62 to 68 the weather bureau indicated. Seventeen Injured In Highway Mishap Endowment Given to Civil Rights Program Presidential candidate Harold tour in search of popular recogni- tion with three public in the Valley Friday In in- and answering from the he stressed efl- cloraement of and advocated Immediate cessation of U. S. shipments to Soviet Russia. Introduced to a crowd of nearly in Fair Park auditorium Friday night by National GOP Committeeman R. B. Creagcr as man who would make a magniflclent president of the United Stasaen con- tlnued his attack on the national administration's policy of cen- tralized control of economy arid insisted on a In aH Ifovernmer.t action. for he had done in t a noon combined cervicc Stasaen made a brief talk in Fair Park auditorium then called for from bin and aniwered in rcpUw a candidate for Republican presidential nomina- tion. traveling with a per- sonal party of in a North- tvaitern DC-3 stop overnight in the MadUoa Harlingen. uled to leave from All Valley air- port at 8 a. m. Saturday on teturn to Minneapolis. He Bald only two brief refueling scheduled on the'retum one at and another at City. third presidential figure appear in the valley ilnce It be- came a recognized part of arrived at a. one half hour later than scheduled it International airport in after stopping overnight Thursday at the King out- side Kingivllle. He and party toured the vaat ranch early Fri- but didn't go because It out of he saJd. Third Candidate In Valley Only twice before in Valley tory have presidential or appeared in William Jennings Bryan the Valley a candidate In 1909. And in Warren Q. newly-elected a guest of National Commltteman Crcager in Brownrville. Frankln D. war- time participated In a fishing excursion along the Qulf i coast of Port but never cusslons Thursday membera'p-vans on a tnur 'van8 on tour Is the first Valley visit planned by' aliens of Untouched Valley soil. of the government and to include Edinburg a'rid lntoH slated 17 nurt wnen a farm truck loaded 000 r'ed'Tv comnllttc8 of iiTwithin a es or the ordered by the wlth frc8h round f conferences prrlod Government that week on blda and Evans' Valley trip Is a part of a day. leudeis again were summoned to icLllngj. The swing around the state In the In- terests of boosting the organize horn we do not yet know is In reality There is one we'must bear a month-long Jaunt. ftiday strength grapefruit Juulce. Tho people weie were no demonstrations. 33 a In addition to the orders given for ninplo sucngth grapefruit he the Government bids fmm producers for JeWS Plan To Form of grapefruit Juice _ Kiti. which he estimated Palestine Government Butter Drop Change Little amounted to cases of LAKE N. Y. The Jewish agency announced in the Ho out that there are Nations Security council producers of the concenttate in Friday that 11 was ready the Valley. Two Traffic Fines Meted Out by Court forming a Jewish state in Pales- tine without the help of an inter- national army if the UN refujca to mobilize one. The agency attacked a CHICAGO The price of hogj and butter fell but coin WASHINGTON PJ Tho United o-fThXIlSE 'part of the new United Stales Violations of traffic ordinances formula for handling the Palestine cost two Harllngen motorists asserting it might Dlock ln Corporation court Land partition and inciease wheat ami ontn showed little change the Department of Agriculture announced at Washing- ton that tile big price break on farm pioducts duiing the month ended Feb. 13 was the sharpest in 27 years. The department reported that the last comparable declines In farm major'prlces occurred in 1920 and 1921 with 32 persons overturned in a ditch near here Friday were the only ones seriously In- Jiucd Htuto highway officers said lato Friday. Ramon and Floren- tine were the two most seriously officers had a broken while the other man suffered a fractured Irg. Others were treated for minor Injuries. Driver of the Antonio 21-year-old Weslaco said the accident occurred when he put on the brakes of tho vehicle to slow for a truck bound tho other wny. Martinez told offi- cers the truck he was operating swerved into the ditch when he applied the biakes. which continued thel morning. bloodshed between Arabs and The political ncY'iJnVcllTies' to to Bcl1' and In the current to Mnrch 1040' Rnhnr-t vr r-inrv for Mr Thu jolly for production mny not win first but he'd sure ndd glamor and punch the ticket. SHORT IIOKNS WIN STATION. Tex. The Texim University throuRh to freshmen Friday nlpht ovrr the Texns victory both T'timii ended Ilielr Brltlflh-French conference In Lon- don on It was disclosed Friday. The conference of the three big western powers opened Monday. They nrc a consequence of the collnpno of the Big Four Council of Foreign Ministers last Decem- ber In and the first for- mal step by the to proceed In WcHlcrn Germany Russia Makes Bid For German Support BERLIN Marshal Vassily D. commander of thr Soviet occupation Friday ordered the ending of all denazifi- cation pioccedlngs effective Maich 10. It was icgaulcd as one of the Goiman RiiHulun moves yet foi Manuel Almaguer was charged j having no operator's license Robert M. Clark with apeed- Ing. In other court Nicolas Garcia was fined for violation of the city loose stock ordinance. One man was fined J10 on a drunk- enness charge. BTJRMA ASKS UN' MEMBERSHIP LAKH SUCCESS Marooned by Blizzard Minn. Neatly 700 persons In 150 autos and school .buses were marooned by a blizzard Friday night on the high- way four miles north of here. To Limit Use of Tin WASHINGTON The Govern- ment will limit the use of tin In Burma after this week to piled Filtlay for membership' moie of the metal for Unittd 'Nations. stockplli. in the agricultural depression 'ol- louing World Wai I. The bleak lolled back the aver- age of farm pi Ices Irom a lecord peak teachcd in mid-January to the level of last August. The Agriculture department's re- port did not cover price tinds since Feb. but pilce.s on some farm products have fallen even lower. Texas' Parents Warned of Whooping Cough Wave AUSTIN Whooping cough Is on the increase In Texas and par- ents of young chlldien were uigixl i Idav to help stop It. by liinminl ztttion. UT's Regents Affirm Leave for Dr. Lund Stanscn came to the Valley front a tour of the Pacific coait in furtherance of his bid for the GOP presidential nomination. In his three public former Minnesota governor and ex-Naval curtailed talk In favor of answering from hig adulences. Answer Quickly Reacting quickly to ho repeated tho for bent- fit of the then launched into detailed answers. Indicating breadth of once In world were In di- rect contrast to youngish ap- pearance. 40 Li the youngest presidential can- didate of the 20th Dressed in a plain blue biulnesa and black the three times governor of In all on Page AUSTIN The University of _ _ n Texas boaid of regents Friday U. 5. Treasury Will Pay reaffirmed Its lecent action which had forced leave of absence on Physiology Professor Dr. E. J. Lund. Rcaffh-mance came in Dr. Lund's presence o n recommendation of the boaid's committee on griev- ances which had a closed hear- ing with Uic eminent marine bi- ologist. At its last month's meeting the board had placed Dr. Lund on leave of absence from the Depart- ment of Zoology and on half-time pay as director of the Marine Institute The action followed a chaige by Zoology Budget Coun- ell membois that Dr.. Lund 'uui lefiuieil to teach and lo uaopeuitc with department. Billions on Debt WASHINGTON The treas- ury plans to pay off in March more than a billion of national debt Much of this the treasury said will go to the Fed- eral Reserve System. This will bn withheld from the money stream ns part of the joint treasury-fed- oral reserve effort Infla- tion. The treasury said will be paid to the federal and other holders of maturing1 government securities. The rr.icrve Nyntom will gat i this total ;