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   San Antonio Express and News (Newspaper) - January 24, 1954, San Antonio, Texas                                AN ANTONIO NEWS Leaking Clouds Details Below In Column 6 TWO Great Separate Daily Newspapers Combined Into ONE Great Sunday Newspaper Final Edition Copyright, 1954, by Express Publishing Co. NO. YEAR. C SAN ANTONIO, TSXAS, SUNDAY, JANUARY 24, 1954 134 PAGES IN IT SECTIONS 15 CENTS SECTION A 4 S. A. BOND ISSUES DEFEATED Valley Ceremony To Bring Mexico, Texas Governors VALLEY BUREAU BRCAVXSY1LLE, Jan. of two neigh- boring states divided by the Rio Grande will join hands here Sunday to dedicate the new Fort Brown Memorial Center and the federal-state pink bollworm research center. The ''hands across the border" theme for the'dedica- tion of the two public buildings will be led by Gov. Allan Shivers of Texas and Gov. Horacio Teran of Tamaulipas, Mexico, They will be joined by high of- ficials from the United States and Mexico in the two separate but co- operative dedication ceremonies and will join in a buffet supper! Army Charges Caught Defense Heads Napping for both groups Sunday evening. Each dedication will have an im- portance of its own, with special speakers, some of whom will ap- pear at both ceremonies. CHIEF NATIONAL INTEREST will be in the dedication of the pink bolhvorro research center which is the co-ordination point for WASHINGTON. Jan. 23. Top jail research in the Americas Defense Department officials were j against the insect which causes described Saturday as surprised j millions of dollars damage annual- and deeply concerned over ine: Jy in cotton-growing countries. Army's filing of court martial; chief local and area-wide inter-' charges against Cpl. Edward S.; in tne dedication of the Dickenson, former prisoner of fon Brown Memorial Center, In Korea. ja.cily of Brown ville structure In- One official said the military ser-1eluding a public auditorium, li- vices were under specific orders meeting rooms and recre- take no legal action in the P.W.! ational facilities, situation without approval of the! Participating in both dedica- "TO SAID thnt ctSrS S "STS first notice Secretary of Defense shivers and Oov. Teran: t.S. Charles Wilson and his aides Uovd JL Baatsen Jr.f of the Dickenson dc-velopmtnt was j gressman from the 15th Congres- xvhen an officer of the military clis-isional district; Dr. F. C. Bishopp, jco-ordina'.or lor the pink bollworm {research center and Mayor Her- ibort L. Stokely of Brownsville. GOV. SHIVERS WILL be chief speaker ior the Fort Brown Memo- Arial Cenier dedication and will also :.-pcak briefly at the pink bollw'orn: center ceremony. Dr. Byron T. Shaw of Wash-i, ington, administrator of the U.S. Agricultural Research Service, dedicate the pick bollworm re- trict of IVashiap- tpn delivered copies of an an- nouncement to newspaper of- fices in Washing- ton. The announce- ment said Dick- son, 23-year-old Virginia farm boy who changed his mind about staying with Record Number Vote In Election See Precinct Vote Page 8 A By JON FORD Associate Editor Tgx-wary San Antonio voters Saturday, rejected all four sections of .a record million city bond issue. Near-perfect weather brought out an all-time high of property owners for a city bond election. But the total was only a little more than cent of the estimated number of eligible voters. ALTHOUGH TAXPAYERS dealt more gently with the item for Expressway rights-of- way purchase than any other pro- position on the ballot, even that went clown to a narrow defeat, on the basis of complete unofficial returns from city hall. The Ex- pressway margin of loss was just 49 against to for. The final verdict from 80 prec- incts of "Improvement District A" on the other three proposals unofficial returns) (still quoting follows: for to against issuing in sewage plant improve- ment bonds. for to against a 566.870 streets bond issue. for to against issuing worth of bonds for flood control and drainage purposes. InJcluding state and federal aid on the Expressway and flood con- trol projects, the total issue would have brought an estimated rnillon to million worth of im- provements to the community. AREA VOTING FOLLOWED no clear pattern. Early checks of the unofficial returns showed the Expressway or all four propositions leading in only HO of the district's 80 voting pre- Solon to Fight Academy Funds WASHINGTON BUREAU WASHINGTON, Jan. 23.-A pow- erful member of the House Appro- priations Committee served notice Saturday he will oppose any funds for the proposed Air Force acad- emy as a wasteful and unwise ex- penditure of the taxpayers money. Rep. Albert Thomas of Houston, a rank-tag. Democratic member of the money-voting com'mittee, said he opposed the establishments the academy "now or in the foresee- able future." A KILL AUTHORIZING creation of the academy has been approved by the House and is pending in the Senate. If the administration- backed measure is enacted into' law. Congress; still must .appropri- ate funds before the institution can become a reality. All :money bills originate in the appropriations com- mittee. i The pending bill authorizes Air -GOOD siree.- "Great is the tag rnov'hung -on bond vbte returns' in-the-city council .cham.ber here Saturday night-.- Harold c'Holl, campaign manager for the anti-bond League, hold? the-phone while two bth'er bond-fighting stalwarts lean over to catch-final returns on the, "biggest election. of -.the League's Brive, Charlie-Carroll, well-to-do-business man 'who fpugbt, the bonds> .-join Hall in. acclaiming the Wilson Communists, was beta, charged) with dealing illegally with his cap- search center facilities and will head a list of high agricultural that thej filing of these charges was only a j preiimjnary action. He was placed in under arrest at Walter Reed Hos- pital here where he has been under- going physical examinations. The concern attributed to the defense heads, was said to be over action a border post in HUG, four years before Brownsville was incorpo- rated. The fon is now the campus for Texas Southrnost College whose land both buildings share. The pink boliworm center will the possible effect the acuon open house from ]0 affl against Dickenson would have p m and havfi its formgl the caws of 21 Americans who; have been turned Uwe at Panmun- j jom, Korea, by the Neutral Nations dedication ceremonv at 3 p.m. e son for a come home rind tie Communists refused to accept :30 p.m. A buffet sunper for 'he xover- and other officials will be them from the repatriation com- mission. The United States has not 6A yet made up its official mind) Sf f. CHARGES, Page 6A TRY TURNCOATS, WISCONSIN LEGION POST SUGGESTS BY WITKD PRESS Wis.; Jan. 23 Darte County American Legion members called for courts mar- tial for the 22 American soldiers who refused "immediate" repa- triation the regular ''ex- plaining" period of.the Korean truce, It said the 22 G.I.s., have "dospUed their birthrights as citizens of these United States." It criticized the "'indulgent .at- titude of the press, radio, official army public relations office and the public Jn general" toward the 22 men. Bond Vote Termed Protest On Taxes See Other Pictures. Page 8A By PAUL THOMPSON' Start Writer like a buzz saw hit Thai's the -way Harvey Mc- Donald, described campaign boss, an across-the-board cuttling handed Saturday's pro- posed issue.- of for citywide improvenient. 'I'M SINCERELY SORTtY the bonds said McDonald in the city council chamber, ad-ding hopefully: "But we still' -need public im- provements and I stand ready to back any kind of bond issue that will get The defeated campaigner, looking, fagged out after a clay j of checking polling places in all city quarters, laid the crushing defeat lo balking taxpayers. "More than anything elsei this was a 'tax McDonald declared. "Everywhere I went I went everywhere heard that." AXD THEN, TRVIXG hard Warm Clouds Might Bring Early Drizzle IN GRAND JURY HASSLE Marines to Probe Germ Confession BYB.VTTED PRESS WASHINGTON. Jan. 23.-A Ma- rine Corps court of inquiry was ordered Saturday to investigate whether Frank H. Schwable, Marine pilot, for States waged pe: it a. Judge Laughlin Orders Ranger To Shed Pistol BY ASSOCIATED PRESS was summoncd to appcari ALICE. Jan, Texas Ranger Capt, Alfred Y. Allee Saturday was off his threatened with jail if he didn't Dist. Ally. R'acburn Norris'and Ine pilot, should 'order Itanw-r.foe Bridge to take off his assistant fafeely confessing the pjn appearinp Mm. a es waged perm warfare in no- d j P. P. CarrilJo. con- Lauchlin. grand jury. j THE GRAND Allee reluctantly agreed. He saidj73th District Courtroom. Sc-hwaolc. former chief of staff of; he did so "only upon the advice Laughlin said he considered the gramj jury, request a reasonable one and that for this rcason.he was ordering Allee placed Jn the county jail. Jacob S. Floyd, prominent Alice the First Marine Air Wins in Ko- of rny rea, was the hiRhc-it-rankins Ma- j Disi. Judge C. Laugh- rine officer to be captured by the Communists, He released dur- asked LauKhiin to make Bridge take off his gun. I'm threatened to jail Allue if he Alice told the court It was under didn't do what the Jim Wells ing the prisoner of exchange County Grand Jury wanted. and has or. duty in :hft United States. Gen. Lamuei C. Shepherd, Jr., Jin a gun-waving courthouse scuf- Marine Corps commandant, .said 'fie Monday between South Texas hc expects "the court to advise me (Political Leader George B. Parr, as to whether Ihe degree of physi- Parr's nephew and Allee and cal, mental and psychological suf-! Bridge. lering experienced by Col. Schwa- j It also heard Manuel MomxpiSs, his orders Bridge did not remove the pistol. THE GRAND jury is questioning j Laughlin asked why. persons who saw or were involved] "It's not replied Al- 'lee. Allee said he thought the "whole thing" (the grand jury questioning) was. for "spite and prejudice" and said he thought the district attorney into the grand jury room. st. this point if he could speak with Allee. They conferred for about 10 minutes and then Al- ice said: "OnJy upon the advice of my counsel, I am submitting to the court's ruling that Joe Bridge go into the grand jury room without hh gun." BRIDGE WAS then called. Hc handed his gun to Allee and went had "oolcrs." Laughlin asked Norris if he had We was such as would reasonably j who appeared voluntarily. Marro- consiiiate an excuse for of the jquln said before going'into the anything he wanted !o say. typo ho is alleged to have com-! jury room thai he was going to lei! j "I certainly do Norrh'said mined.'' After his rclflii.se Mid that If he had not signed a i gathering last week ami threatened lire bf. placrd in county 'all until "oNtffssion" of perm warfare he ho kill him and other "so and soV'ihe made'bond." would not have gotten out of Com- jat the aiectine. The grand jury session began to smile, McDonald posed for a couple of photographs, "This one's kind of a wry he conceded as flash bulbs went off, "but you've got to admit it's a smile." The bond .drive leader, who worked oh sales-managing the giant issue.since last he did not know, what political implications, If any, the bond defeat carried. "It was all he went on. "J'll tell you some- thing. I don't believe the peo- ple really understood taxes were not going.up-as a result of these bondi.1' JOHX C. HOYO, campaign chairman for the bond-fighting Taxpayers' League, took a con- tradictory view. He declared: "The people Joiew what they were doing, all right! They un- derstood that the improvement district idea was financially tm> i sound, that it would cost them in higher Interest rates, that the bond issue was set too high, and that one way or another taxes would rise if the issue went through." Hoyo, an almost-daily speaker against the bonds over the last two weeks, said he did not 'think the Taxpayers' League would op- temperatures and1 lower- ing clouds may bring occasional Sunday morning drizzles to some parts of South Texas, mostly in the San.Antonio area. The rain .will, be borjie by clouds moving in off the Gulf in a south- erly In the, Rio Grande Valley 'section' the" winds will be i'om the -southeast and moderate to fresh and less likely to bear rain, according to the weather- roan. The overcast there will be scattered. In San Sunday morn- ing low of 45 and 68 high by late afternoon .are expected.- Extremes in lite rest- of South 'Texas are expected, to -be 4-1-481 and. 68-76. By towns'the expected highs and lows in Valley towns are Browns- ville', 74-5SV Harlingen, 75-51; Edinburg, 77-48; McAllen, Rayhiondville, 75- 51; and'Rfo Grande City, 75-48.. TEMPERATURES racked up the highest vote of the cloy, gave the bonds a slight mar- of approval. Pet. 53, the city's biggest precinct (which ranked fourth in total votes cast) also ap- roved.by a moderate edge. TERRELL HEIGHTS Tit came through with a bond endorse- ment, as did the Jefferson High School box, the two University Park precihc'ts, Columbia Heights, South San Antonio Pet. 9, six West Side polls, and a cluster-of small north and northwest side boxes. The Harlandaie area whomped all four propositions-by better than two-toone. The East Side pre- cincts also went unanimously against the be de- cisive margins. Many North Side like No. 34, also sur- prisingly turned their backs on the capital improvements, proposals. INTERPRETATIONS OF the de- feat varied mainly following partisan lines. Boiled down, second guessers' size-ups turned out something like this: 5 a.m........34 6 a.m.........35 7 8 a.m........37 S a.m.......33 10 a.m.......3S 11 a.m. .40 12 noon......42 1 2 p.m.......52 3 p.m___ 4 p.m.... 5' p.m.... fi 7 p.m.... 8 a.m.... 9 p.m.... 10 p.m.... 42 midt... ..57 ..55 ..53 ..50 ..50 ..SO ..48 most .likely to be chosen are Ran- dolph Air Force Base, a site be- tween Grapevine and Denton, and one in Grayson County. THOMAS OPPOSITION height- ened speculation that funds for the academy, cost of which; is esti- mated from to may not'be voted' for the academy this year even if it is authorized. Rep. John Taber (R- N.Y.) chairman of the appropria- tions committee, and Rep. George vlabon of Lubbock, a ranking mem- ber of the military appropriations subcommittee, also have expressed doubts as to the wisdom of creat- ing the Air Force Academy, The Houston lawmaker gave three reasons for his .opposition: "We have been trying to achieve unification of the armed forces, and now we come up with a pro- posal that would serve to promote disunity. "TH E ACADEMY ACTUALLY would .cost, about to to build in addition to maintenance costs. We already pay a floundering municipal admin- stratkm. Gentler bond foes said the voters turned thumbs .down on :he issue because they considered the improvement district method proposed for -floating the bonds un- sound financially. They claimed axpayers preferred to wait for a jond on an all-city de-anaexation itigation clarifies the city's bound- aries. Others blamed fear of new :axes. Many -bond proponents settled on :he tax re-survey squabble and hew, See VOTERS. Page 8A Jim Wells County Sheriff Halsey Wright, Deputy c ihOW CC01'RC a P'at0! ASKED lhat "Caf" Ailcc bC.........., Semca.jle a Freedom I'arty political held in contempt of court and ibalJGucrra. and Boh Allen, County At- bands alive. The hassel Saturday started when j Alice not going- to the county Wednesday. So far it has heard pose a for oxpre.-i- P--------" WflJ'H HOW the flB.OOO.OOO pro- posals were out of the way. "Actually, I don't know what the League's board of directors will, do." said Hoyo. "For my own part, I'd be In fnvor ot for free- Scaffold Falls Leaving 10 Dead 8Y UNITED PRESO FORESTV1LLE, Quebec, Jan. 23. Ten. epnstructl'on workers w ere killed Saturday wlien a scaffold collapsed Into a partially-completed tunnel at a hydro-coKstrucUon .de- velopment near here. An Hth man on the scaffold was Army Develops Fancy C-Ration BY ASSOCIATED PRESS CHICAGO, Jan. 23. The Army has developed some new and fan- cier C-rations than the former va- rieties which the Gls knew as and less compli- mentary terms. They were developed at the Quartermaster Food and Container Institute in 'Chicago and include a Annapolis and per year to maintain West Point. "West Point should be expanded if necessary to take care of Air Force needs. We fought and won World War II and the Korean war without an air academy and I don't see the reason for one noxv, when everybody is already. The facts just'don't justify it." INSIDE TODAY A State, nation- al news. B state, national news; editorials. 4-B; oplnioits and comment, 5-B, radio-TV sup- plement, 9 and 10-B. C and spo'.-a news, i through' 6-C; oil, 7-C; farm and ranch, S-C; local news, 10-C. D SECTION-Classified .advertis- ing, 1 through 10-D; business and markets, 11-D; local news, ia-D. E SECnON-WeddUigg, betroth- als, clubs, fashions, beauty. variety of food items such as SECTJON-rWorry clinic and Hl- and peas, chicken and noodles, chop suey, pound cake, oatmeal cookies, fruit cake and fresh bread. "We know it's good Lt. Col. .Clyde C. Adkins of the insti-, tute said. "There's only one test' toi-ncy Sum Burrls, County Wash Storm Brown, Alicr Echo reporter, and JBUI Barnard, Alice reporter. IA injured, ond a I2th escaped unhurt, i lftft-wi11 the soldiers like' Roland Michaud, a for the Angus Robertson Construc- tion Co., said the men fell more than 50 feet into a tunnel -being built to divert water 'at the project near Lac Casse, 200 mUcg west of Quebec City, Today's Chuckle Advice Js funny stuff: It Is sold by your lawyer, given away fret by your mother-in-law, but impossible to dispose of yourself. Notes, 2-F; Religion in Review, 3-F; .local news, 5-F; amuse- ments, 5, 6, 7-F. G and gardens; .real estate and building. H puzzle, You Write'the fashions, 2- H: Our Texan Towns, iwclpe con- test, 3-H; fcoota, records, stamps, 4-11: This I Believe, 5-H: photog- rapliy, medicine; dogs, 7-H; movies, Earl Wilwn, ShelJah Graham, 8-H; Mail, 10- H.   

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