Breckenridge American (Breckenridge, Tex.), Vol. 27, No. 7, Ed. 1 Wednesday, January 8, 1947 Page: 1 of 6
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J^TER It ON
«' H* Oil HEARD
'ml decided not 10 talk a.
the weather here today
tu .imii ..iu u.c* V.o u-
im-d tli.t we always
weather until 'he re.
got mto power
s'tj backward^ we see
is he anniversary
ot New Orleans.
^nB t the British ill WIS
we are JewU.it; the in oil-
.«• > 'hey tan get back in bys-
1 iii >m(ictitiuti with u . Fur
4i . hinBred years, it appeurs.
ttne not been al ii' .o gel aloir^
*i the lirttuth rvur get along
|H Hit mm. nor they us.
f<- itIN & Powers, nty wa.er man
„ I..IM this morning tu
ftajf iMK everything is under con-
trol Ogam attar the big tlurry
i w .nter came
rescrvutr is full ol water.
thi b<t( wa'er line breaks havi
_ en repaired and workmen art-
busy on the «kilir breaks. It is
asked thai ail who lave no.
changed their water dciiosits liym
the Community Public Service
Company to the city do so at once,
lor uuiy two more days remain
until the turn limit.
Mr Cowers got a pretty ruggcu
introduction to his new job, but
he has s ay id in there and pitch,
AND speaking of when winter
comrs we rise to :ay thai
now ia the time to be planning
and doing your waiter planting ol
shrub* etc This kind of weoiher
should furnish a good seasoning
next spring ind summer
/"*< )T a new slant on peack trees
U by reatLag a paragraph by
A "Randy Moore, former big
■eague baseball star, is at the head
of a biK indusi ry at Omaha. Tex-
as a nursery He has 300 acre*
in pinches and some of the trees
lire over £> years old He says a
T*'ach tree w.ll live forever if
proper rare is taken am that aew
limba will grow.
"Moore goes in for terracing,
fertiliser and chemicals to combat
insects and plan' disaise. Last
season, as an experiment, he
planted a vaUey in iespedraa and
produced 8.UUU baks of hay."
TtlE Texas legislature soon will
•I be in action The governor and
lieutenant governor ran on almost
identical platforms. Wonder how
many voters rrnn mber any of
their planks and how much of a
denund there will be that they
live up to them Here are some of
the outstanding planks:
Redisricting. A square deal for
veterans; improved farm to mar-
het roads; full payment of pen-
sions. first class university for
negro**, increased pay for teach-
ers; and on new or increased tax-
«* ^ ,
Hooks Ummoni aaid today
that the local depot y of the
Wichita Falls and Southern is do.
ing the best business in years.
About the middle of the year for
the first 'ime r.ibound freight ex-
ceeded outbound freight. During
Ifeccmber when good business was
enjoyed inbound business gras-
sed *30.UU) and outbound *17.000
During the heavy snow trains
were cut in half because it took
twice as much power to haul as
when it was dry.
rIE Breckenridge Brick Com-
pany p';mt. slowed own in
preparing for the business by the
freeze, has tw0 buildings under
way. and the making of tile and
bricks is expected to be started
ere long, it was said today
0EKN Or.Heard: J. W Oaskey,
® murder case of Abilene pot.
iceman transferred here (ram
Shackelford county, set for trial
March 1? .... Sheriff Oil* Jack
son gone to Watonga. Okla, ta
re«urn Curtis Johnson here to fare
forgery charge .... Dr. Edwin
Goouill. brother of Mrs- C V.
(Continued Om Page |)
Ft. Wortk LhrMtock
Cattle 3n0a calves 140ft
Beef steers and ymrikigs
at recent cfccUnes of ■round 14ft
Othr .classes cattle and calves
■% wi nh Medium a
steers and yearlings 1700-23.00.
Good aad choice fat u lives 17 00-
f Hogs 130t). Very
30.75 k** r tha
Urged To Reform
TO M DISCUSSED AT
ITIICAGO 'IX* Twelve recom-
mendations for streamlining the
legislative process wiil be present-
ed by the Council of State Gov-
. rnments to each of the 4-1 state
legislatures scheduled 10 conven<-
arly this year.
Legist*.ures in ail stales ■ xcep'
Kentucky. Louisiotji, Mississippi
and Virginia are scheduled to niee.
.n 1947 All sessions will begin tn
January except those i.i Flor.da
and Alabama, wh.eh wi;l open
April H and May 6. respectively
The council's comm.* tee on leg-
islative procevses : ind procedures
,r -w up the recommendations. It
also considered lcg,s.ati\c reappur
.lonment. unicameralism and an.
nual versus beiruital sessions and
• oting procedures, but these were
.'lassified as beyond the scope ot
'he current report.
itecommem tition* wen- sum.
marued as follows;
L Remove restrictions on length
<r regular sta e legislative ses-
sions. which now are linuted in _*>
- Remove consti'utamal rvstric-
'ons on legislators' salaries.
3. Broaden merit systems to in-
clude key legislative personnel
4. Reduce the "jumble" of legis-
lative committees through consoL
C'tian and reorganisation on thi
*as' of subject matter and co-
operation between houses
Public Hearing Asked
3. Prov ide for public hearings on
■B major bills
ft Lengthen and stagger legisla-
tors terms to provide for continu-
ity of membership.
7. Provide for legislative coun*
:ib or interim committees with
idrtjuate dakiil and rcsearcn
& Review and strengthen legis-
lative reference. rrsarch. bill
drafting and s'atutory revision
Limit the period during which
bills may be introduced, and pro.
vide far filing and printing of bills
before sessions open.
10 Review and revise legislative
rules "wherever nccesatary to ex.
pedit legislative procedure, with
due regard for adequate deiibera-
a and fairness."
11. Provide for a budget "ade-
quate io meet all probabiee ex-
penditures during a fiscal period."
:.nd fur'her centralize legislative
12 Provide for local "home rule"
Revision of state tax and fiscal
policies will be the leading topics
tor discussion at the eighth bi-
ennial General Assembly of the
Siate*. to be held here Jan. lb
More than 7U) suite officials, in-
cluding governors, legislators and
key administrators, will attend the
mee a g. sponsore by the Council
a# state Governments.
Truman Asks low Rents. Taxes
Russia First Test
WASHINGTON, Jan. 8 «M:>
Gen. George C. Marshall, freshly
baptised in the devious diplomacy
of the orient for his new job as
Secret!ry of State, today faceu
the immediate task of negotiating
wi;h Soviet Russia. Britain and
France a peace treaty for Ger-
For this major pos'-world war
Q problem. Marsh ill is expected
to carry on James F Byrnes "pat
ient but firm" policy toward the
The new secretary will get his
first test on the Soviets hom.
ground on March 10 he is sched-
uled to begin negotiations on tier
man' and Austrian peace settle*
ments in Moscow at the next big
four foreign ministers meeting.
The surprise seleition of a mil-
i'tiry career man for the first
■me in history to direct Ameri-
.-an foreign policy startled an a.u
pleased most congressmen They
predicted swift confirmation of
But Byrnes departue from Pre*
sident Truman s cabinet at the
Pinnacle of his short, historic dip-
lomatic career rind long public
service left a wake of regrets-
Byrnes resigned because of his
hewlth because hie doctors war.
ned him as long ago as last Spring
"slow up." And H can be stated
authoritatively that unlike many
other "health resignations," this
one is on the level and the real
At this late date. Florida comes
up with — of all things—a
"Sweater Girl." She's Diane Van
Diuen, above. Cypress Gardens
fcigh school junior. *
Bi Crowd Sees
Lions Nose Out
FINAL SCORE IN SWAVINtt
BATTLE IS 32 TO Mt
a crowd that just about filled
the gymnasium saw the Brecken-
ridge Buckaroos and Brownwood
Lions battle to a finish in the first
conference game of the season
last night, the Lions emerging
tutors in the list minute of flay
oy a count of 32 t$ 2ft
This :dter the Brownwood B
earn had defeated the Brecken-
i idge B team by a score of 24
| VOL- 27—NO- 7
For Business At
ROTARY CLUB IS TOLD
OF PLANS TO ASSIST
An airline fur the city uirpon
is a neeti 'hat would be a gr :.t
step in developing airport busi-
ness i here. V D- Howe void mem-
bers of the Brvckenridge Rotary
Club at their luncheon Tuesday.
He added that one airline has
beta approved to s'op here, but
i iately he had no. huird of ihe pro'
gress made- Concerning an all- 1
weather landing s.np, which tt
was said would be reijuired at the 1
| local port. Howe sa.d that one
ZbOU feet long and AJU ftel wide
could be cons.ructed .ind that
would be adequate.
Howe said that much repair
work is now being done on planes
here, 'hree recently having been i
brought in from dis.ant points.
Twelve veterans are enrolled at
.he airport, for training and this J
number is expected to ue Limns- j
cd- Some privately owned planes
are kept ihe re.
One m.stake in the sale ol
plants to individuals, he said,
is that many hove been sold .o
persons who have no real need
for them, while others who ca.i
mike good use of them do not buy
fflCCKENRIDCS. TtXAS WEDNESDAY. JAN. I 1947 PRICK ft CENTS MR COPY
Who's Ana id—Much?
Hottre htwmfc fb assist the club
by working with the local A.i
Scouts, sponsored by the Rotary-
Club. He said a plate can be pro-
vided for them at ihe uirpor.
where they can fly their model
The program was in charge of
Chiries Hagler. E- D McDowell
presiding, introduced Louis B
io 13. - | Kelso of Boulder. Colorado, whe
The main game was a battle ' ^'d he has not missed a Rotary
hat swayed back and forth, both ! C1ub mee'« 8 each w^k for 23
.i..ms taking the lead at times, I )re''''rs- He is retiring from busi-
out at the last ihe Lions began
.ind.ng the basket more consisient
•y and plastered a hickey on the
ouckarots At ihe end of the Tirst
period the Buckaroos led 7 to 0,
a. the naif the score stood at
twelve all, the Bucks once acuin
akmg ihe lead-
Frank VVhHe of Breckenridge
-as a gn point man for the Buck,
-•rcob w ith eleven, and Johnson led
,fte Lions in tally ing with 16.
S.arter* for the Buckaroos were
Payne and Hoi and. forwards;
• hompson. center; Jones and
White, guards. Others playing
aire Dean, Gray, Allen. McDan-
a Is and Jackson.
Starters for Breckenridge in the
3 gume were McDaniel, Isbell,
.orwards; Green, center; Gun-
lock and Moore, guards. Substitu-
tes were Smith, Jones, Ramsey, '
-iray and Draper.
Friday night the Buckaroos will
iay Weatherford m their second
Music was furnished by tha
Buckaroo band under direction of
Alton Roan and the music and j
heer leaders lent pep to the ac.
ness there and moving to t londa
where he has purchased a home
and orchard- Asked why he selec-
ted Floruit instead of nearby
California Kelso answered tha.
Florida impressed him more.
lant lifelong career as a profes.
s*onai soldier which took him «o
the top of the military world——
also will be heir to the Presidency
for the ne*t two year in event
an; thing happens to ITtildi nl
Tr iman He also will be a poten-
tial IMg Democratic presidential
candidate if Mr Truman doesn't
"Ik rhe nomination.
CHINESE REDS RAP II. S.
WASHINGTON. Jan g <U- -
A new drive for a ve'i rans bonu-
was underway in congress today.
Four bonus bills aireaUy we.,
in the house hooper despite Pri-
sident Truman's aiutement that
the government program for aiu
to veterans is complete except
for minor adjustments.
The bills were introduced by
three Democrats and one Repub-
Plaits to Fing«r
Print All Japanese
TOKYO.—Tokyo police are con-
sidering tentative plans to finger-
print every Japanese subject, re*
gardless of sex, age or class, as
part of a new nation wide crime
prevention and detection program.
Officials of the metropolitan po-
lice said such a gigantic project
would prove so helpful in swift
crime investigation that it would
be well worth while the cast and
Japanese press reports predicted
that the nationwide fingerprint^*
You can hardly blame young Judith Knuch and Harvey Kempka
lor appearing Just a mite scary ns they look at Fierce-Faced Leo
and his family. But the youngsters are in no danger, the stuffed
l:*u being just a realistic habitat group in Cleveland Museum ot
HONG KONG—The current
rican commercial treaty _
. . interpreted as beinc one-sided be
" c?,v'nciB>. | cause China is not in a position
about to | to take advantage of the reeipro-
readers that Aawriea
take over China economically, judg-
ing by stories published in the
leftist daily Hwa Shiang Aw,
The White Houee /evealed last
night that Byrnes har submitted
two letters ot resignation, one on
April IS and the other on Dec. It.
of Ma health.
which usually reflects Communist
Stories pt Mished in resent weeks
reported that Am
were ptannimr to
Caaton-Hankow railway, i
on Sauth China skipping
fleet of Mr'
cat provisions while the United
States is. The paper pointed out
that already a large share of
China's coastal shipping is
carried in American bottoms.
. _ The newly-established Chinese
RelW Air Transport line of Claire
t^e j L, Chennault, which was set
Bill Rushed To
Outlaw Suits For
WASHINGTON, Jan. 8 Re-
publican Congressmen speeded ac*
lion Tuesday on a House bill to
check and possibly outlaw more
Jian three billion dollars' worth
of por.al to portal damage suits
1'or back pay-
Representative John W. Gvvy.
one (Rep) of Iowa of the House
judiciary committee, sponsor ol
.he bill, told reporters it wouiu
nave the party right of way ovet
other similar proposals.
"The entire philosophy of col-
lective bargaining is being jeojard
i/ed, ' Gwy nne said in a House-
speech introducing the b.ll-
"The failure of Congress to en-
act proper statu.es o( limitati ai
permits the litigation of claims
ar.sing many years in the ,;.s.
and covering transactions about
*hich satisfactory evidence is no
The portal to portal suits an
Ixis-'d on a Supreme Court deci-
sion that workers must lie paid tor
unie "eon.rolled" by employers-
Under this ruling, many thousand.-
of workers are seeking back pay
—with trip-punitiee compensa ion
- covering time spent in chang-
ing clothes ang other preparations
Gwynne's bill would throw ou.
all pe.iding portal tn portal suits it ;
t The employer was complying
with established regulation* -\is !
then interpreted" when the cause
for the claim suit occurred
2. The- employer was abiding by
a collective bargaining contract.
3- The employer was following
practices customary in his indus-
By City Council
TRAFFIC ORDINANCES COP>
STILL AWAITED; ALLEY
At the meeting of the city
-Omm.ssion yesterdtiy afternoon
routi.ie matters and discussion of
he prcgress to st-eure a new wa-
'er su| (>l V iM-eupied the time ol
.Mayor Herring said this morn-
ng thai while the damage done
<y J.e hard Iree^e here was heavy
i an*, ri-d not as heavy us in
,onie other cities.
The city is looking forward to
idver.is.n^ for h.ds to construct
no dam >ou:h ot town, a.id Ma-
yor Herring today addressed a
after to Frees*.' and Nichols ot
Ft. Worth, who will advertise for
'•lis. This is expected to be done
he ii.:ter part of the month.
A iirge compressor unit had
* en consul<-TeO tor the city to be
used in .eaiing up puvement. but
Manager Powers said he thought
i smaller (Me would serve the
purpese, so ihis is being sought.
Meanwhile, that of the Community
Huh.It- Serv.ee v.oni(.ony is bitui,
D. T Bowles reported that tax
matters hid delayed 'is presen-
. at ion of a copy of al! traffic ur-
J.nance* for modification.
Tluri- was some d.scussion with
reier^ne - to rectifying one or two
jas«-s where the city is suppose J
to h iv - allys and ndViinin" nm.
.'■> r y owners huve built on thetd*
Aadort Wal Qm
PHOVINCETOWN*. Mass.- —
C-C Marks Time
HIGHER ROWERED MANAGER
SUGGESTED. BUT MONEY
Two impor u.it Chamber oi
. i>iu,lit ree committees, one await-
,„t u meeting ot the Ixiard oi
a lectors, and ano.iier on wlixi'
the board meeti.ig awaits an-
a. ui.i. men. ol u-aiiiness. toOay
..ere m stutus quo
Jimmy Ferrel. chairman of the
ct mini i. tee to recommend a man-
ig> r tor the Chamber of Com-
ii.i ree. has stated this committee
.ui.- imu men o reeoramend lor
.i.uiagi r the selic.ion to be made
. y the l>oard-
O. K. \v hitia-y. chairman of o e
.ie-rU to nominate officers tor ac-
.on at the board mee.ing it-id
..a' .he matter of nominating a
,jies.di nt still is hanging fire, the
..s ct tionu iat>ons otherwise Uf-
,,i- L>aiuel. presidru.. who*,
continuance in office would quick-
j end i ne search tor a pres.Uent,
said today he cannot longer serve,
-> h be-cause of his health and
. nvti.c business. Mr- Daniel as he
.ana- into oil.ee ia . y> a,
gura'ed a number of objectives,
.iiief of which was a new water
uppiy. Such progress Has o
ilade toward new city water that
.ns com..iuance in office is greatly
.\leanwhile, the committee in
.'as.ing about has not tound a ri. r.i
uns iu-red sui'able who wiil coo.
.ent to assume the big task.
Today was heard suggestion
.hat if a man of unusual ability
.'uukl he found, although at much
ii.glwr saltiry, to take the man.
igership of the- Chamber of Coni-
nerce with carrying out the wa-
.ir de-1 under city supervision
is his main .;>sk, the auu.nonai
salary lor such a man would be
• orth the money.
Concerning this the committee
m uomsnat.ons wonders where
vhe inoney u> pay him would come
Veto Threat Is
Hung Over Big
Cut In Taxes
LABOR WARNED AOAINST
WASHINGTON, Jan 8
lYe. Truman today asl^d congrcss
to hold renai down and keep tax-
He .-pacifically urged renewal of
the rent control law which ex.
piivs Jui.e 3U-
And lu. again jarred Republic™#
jilans with a possible veto threat
a hen he said "It would be un-
ound fiscal policy to reduce tax-
fho e were high points of
x'onomic message to
i'h„s annual message is a
rung in government, required by
he employment act passed last
Mr. Truman outlined a brand
.ilan lor keeping ihe country pros-
ia rous and at work for the com-
ile warned labor to refrain from
'excessive'' wage demands- But
he also counseled management to
jut prices wherever possible, par-
ticularly in food, clothing, house
iurmshings and building materials.
Mr. Truman said that as 1947
at g>ns, the nation never has bean
"so strong or so prosperous" nor
have "prospects ever been brigh-
1 le ; .cknowli dged that there will
be "m.nor humps and detours" in
the raad ahead, but flatly rejected
the notion that 'hire must be ami
ther depression such as the one
nut started in liKfi).
Mr iruman urged congress to
menu e the minimum wage under
the vka^e hour 'aw a.id boost w<-
.ai security benefits to meet rising
He also called for 1.000,000 naore
housing units in 194/ and a pro-
apt start on a long-range prog-
ram "to reduce the cost of housing
...i all fronts and by all desirable
Mr. Trumm advanced two has.
ic programs one short range, the
other long range- His recommen-
dations on rent controls and tax-
es were quick and to the point—
Hints "The congress should
take steps at once to extend rent
-i.ti.i-ul beyond next June. A large
inert ase in rents would sutetan*
daily reduce purchasing power."
'luxes— "fcxpert and lay opinion
■a .n agreement on the rule of
ut..id publir finance that calls for
a surplus ifc government revenues
i.ver expenditures while employ-
ment is high and the total of in-
come is large In the present eco-
nom c situa.iun. it is clear that it
would be unsound fiscal policy to
WASHINGTON. Jan- 8 a or.
itcpubl.can ieaiiirs wire promised
.A roociatic co-operation today
>n .heir plan t0 put the Senate on
a three day a week working sch.
se.iate lX>mocratic leader Albea
W. Barkley. Ky„ said he thought
■he GOP plan to have the Senate
meet on Mondays. Wednestays
and Fridays "a rather good idea "
Committee hearings would be held
on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
WASHINGTON. Jan. 8 —
Republican leaders in both the
Senate and House pushed ahead
today with plans for new labor
In the senate, high priority was
given legislation which would ov-
erturn lawsuits claiming nearly
•i>4.Ujo.ut)0,ouo B in back overtime
pay for portal to portal time-
Leaders hoped it would be randy
, for committee consideration next
In the House, a strategy nieet-
ing was scheduled for Friday to
decide upon details of an overall
itbor bill- There were strong in-
il.cat ions that House Republicans
would write a bill to tan or re.
s riet the closed union shop.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 8 (UJB —
Francis B- Sayrt, former high
commissioner to the Philippines,
was nominated by President Tru-
man today to be .American repre-
sentative on the United Nations
Alio among the new nominations
was Herbert E. Arnold of Texas
•o be collector ol internal reve-
nue for the seconu o.siia.k
Texas. He was named to an ex-
• / • a l V •!' v M • WW l • .•>■•
In anv event no claimant coul 1 s<>n,e communities al n* the i SAN FRANCIS* 'O.—Deaf since
collect mm* than a v. r«' .i-.m I Knitlund coast claim to have j early rhililhood. Gwendolyn Stone,
coded more than a years dam- . vkJenc, thllt th(fy were ^ding |if4, has succeeded in b^-ominic s
* ttlaiiiuu fii* t nu Viiftfaniun aMilinH hi'iifauy i, ,i, •*! .!■*,.11 — _-tt
| evidence that they were landing
places for the Norsemen around
1,0«H> A. D.
One such bit of evidence is a
strange wall discovered on Chip
u _ „ , Hill here in the mid-lDth Century.
*5* A- f*hL mi her ol whj|( building a house, workmen
Cecil Holifirid of Breckenridge j uneo\ered a reil wall, tha mortar
, for which contained fish
Some local historians
that the wall was built from bal-
last taken ashore from Leif Erie-
son's vessel to hitiUi a fort as
tertion aaainst the natives.
The wall is known variously as
if4, has succeeded in be«-ominir
professional dancer by "feeling'
musical vibrations through bar
hands and feet.
As a child, handicapped by not
being able to hear music, she soon
astonished her teachers by danc-
; ing with perfect rhythm on the
■ WASHINGTON. Jan. 8 <U.*> —
The Senate today unanimously ap-
proved the nomination of Gen.
George C Marshall to be Secre-
tary of slate succeeding James F.
Sen. Arthur H. Vandenberg,
Republican, Mich. Republican For.
eign policy spokesman, promised
his party'* continued support of a
bi-partisan foreign policy under
V: indrnberg, stepped down from
the rostrum where he prrahles as
Senate President pro tern, to laud
retiring secretary Byrnes service.
V:indenberg mid the Senate
should make it perfectly dear im-
mediately that there will be no
interruption tn this country's un-
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