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VOL. 28—No. IS
FRIDAY. JANUARY 16, IMS-
price 5 cents pee copy
ERP Stand Draws GOP. Fire
Rl'HR \ ALI.E) STRIKK THREATENED—Ruhr workers near Es-
sen, Germany some of the esfimuti'd 15,000 who demonstrated last
week for larger food allowances, bear a sign reading "We want to
<jat bo that we can work." Now German leaders in the Ruhr, de-
manding that coal surpluses be shipped to Holland and Belgium in
exchange for food and that no coal be shipped from the Ruhr until
food la assured, threatened a general walkout of four million men.
, NEIGHBORS PAPER
SEEN OR HEARD
THE THERMOMETER AT
the city water plant this morning
started off the day at 7 o'clock
with 26 degree*. This cold spell
may not be agreeable, but it will
keep shrubs from acting foolish
and budding for a while.
Grady Slaughter rose to say
that a telegram from Crystal Falls
this morning aaki the river had
froien on the north side and the
south side was expected to freeze
late this afternoon.
TODAY IS THE LAST DAY
of mid-term school exams. So far
it appears a targe number are
making good grades, but of course
there are a few failures showing
up, Supt. J. F. Bailey said this
The Breckenridge High School
Will now offer a full year of com-
mercial arithmetic, Mr. Bailey add-
ed. This is now allowed by the
state and is something the stu-
Health continues good. There
have been a few cases of mumps,
but tbe students seem to have es-
caped so far the colds, or flu, with
which their elders have been af-
FORMATION OF A NEW Gov-
ernment in the south will be the
startling news from China before
long, reports Business Week.
"Chiang's regime has been los-
ing the war against the'Commun-
ists and also has been losing" the
fight against inflation. Now it
has lost the support of influential
members of the Kuomlntang,
China's ruling party since 1912.
"But a new regime doesn't mean
that Chiang's number is up," the
magazine points out. "A group
of middle-rood Kuomlntang lead-
ers is fed up with the reactionary
Clique around Chiang and has giv-
en up all hope of stopping the
Communists under the present set-
up. So they've moved south to
Hong Kong and Canton, where
they are preparing the ground for
a new government. They'd like
to bring Chiang down as top man.
With every Red victory, his pres-
tige has dropped but there's still
enough left to give the new group
* big-name drawing card."
BOYCE HOUSE TELLS THE
A man, too stingy to subscribe
to his home town paper, sent his
little cy to borrow a iopy from
a neighbor. In his haste, the boy
ran over a stand of bees and, in
10 minute*', he looked like a warty
summer squash. His father ran to
his assistance and, failing to no-
tice -the barbed wire Mice, ran
into that, ruining a $9 pair of
The old cow took advantage of
the gap in the fence, got in the
cornfield and killed herself eating
green corn. Hearing the commo-
tion, his wife ran out, upset a
four-gallon churn of cream into
• basket of little chirkens, drown-
ing the entire batch. In her haste,
she dropped a |36 set of false
The baby, being left alone,
crawled through the cream into
the parlor, raining a brand-new
|60 carpet During the excitment,
the oldest daughter eloped with
the hired man, the dog broke up
(CWUROMt M Pl|« 4)
Hens Pays The
COLLEGE STATION — Home
demonstration club women of Som-
erVill county have found that it
Eays to clean and dress poultry at
ome before selling. In some in-
stances, the price received for dres-
sed birds amost doubled that re-
ceived for poultry on foot.
Georgia F. Carmean, county
home demonstration agent, says
that :> culling program has result-
ed in (juite a number of hens be-
ing available for market in the
county. In her report to headquar-
ters at Texas A. and M. College,
she tells of the experience of sev-
eral of the women who had poul-
try for sale.
Mr. and Mrs. Ira Plumrner cul-
led their flock and had over 25
hens that were not laying fcnough
eggs to pay their way. They dres-
sed the birds at home and re-
ceived almost double the price of
hens on foot.
Mrs. Leslie Hart received approx
" i'ifc. j \ly 75 cents more per hen for
dressed birds culled from her flock
and figured that she had saved
$.'H) by doing the work herself.
She told Miss Carmean that she
"had done lots harder work and
hadn't been paid as well." Mrs.
Hart has sold over 100 dressed
fryer^ during the past year. The
dressed birds are placed in a freez-
er locker and are available for the
use of hospitals and resturants as
well as individual orders.
Dri fted turkeys enter into the
profit picture also, as Mrs. V. M.
Reeves who raises bnby-beef type
turkeys, estimated that she had
made nearly $2.00 more per bird,
by dressing them at home.
Taken In Ariz.
GLOBE, Ariz., Jan. Ifi.—Four
convicts who escaped from the
Darrington prison farm near An-
gleton, Texas, Tuesday, surrender-
ed without resistance here Thurs-
Officers stopped the fugitives
after their suspicions had been
.1 roused by the sight of four shab-
oily dressed mejj in a new car.
Eleven prisoners overpowered a
guard while on a work detail at
the Texas prison farm, where
some of the state's worst criminals
are kept^ind escaped. Five of the
prisoners were apprehended Tues-
day night near Nacogdoches. Two
remain at large.
The four captured here were in
a car reported stolen at Pasadena,
near Houston, Tuesday night.
They were Harold Romeo Dove,
28, serving fifty years from Terry
County for murder; Raymond
Glenn Thurmond, 26, serving six
years from Goliad and Bexar
Counties for burglary;
Yarber Jr., 24, serving seven
years from Hill County for theft,
and Eldon Lewis Newton, 26, serv-
ing sixty years from McLennan
County for burglary.
Of Year Grips
Breckenridge residents, who
have been in the habit of dashing
out of the house lightly clad of a
morning to retrieve the paper and
dash back, put a little more speed
into getting back this morning.
The north wind put a crimp in-
to any delay. It felt hard and
around breakfast time the ther-
mometer started dropping fast.
It appeared to be the beginning of
what had been warned as the
coldest spell of the year.
The cold wave that has been
passing over the Great Lakes area
was scheduled to hit this area Fri-
day evening, but it appeared here
this morning. It was said there
will be no sub-zero weather as
was experienced in January last
year and like that which gripped
most of the natiori but it is pre-
dicted to set record cold of the
So far twenty degrees has been
the lowest recorded at the city
water plant here.
The norther followed March-like
weather yesterday the winds hit-
ting a peak of 30 miles per hour.
The worst cold wave of the win-
ter swept across the entire nation
east of the Rockies Thursday and
forecasters said extremely low
temperatures will hit most states
as far south as Texas and Florida.
The cold mass moved into north-
ern plains states and is expected
to drop the mercury as low as 25
below zero in Minnesota and Wis-
consin Friday night before moving
southeastward and intensifying
acute fuel shortages.
Eastern states from New Eng-
land to Florida, gripped Thursday
by the coldest weather of the sea-
son, will shiver even more Sat-
urday and Sunday when the second
wave of cold air is expected to
Only slight moderation is fore-
cast to follow the second cold
wave, and widespread distress re-
sulting from fuel scarcities seem-
ed likely to increase.
Aetion On Kilter
WASHINGTON, Jan. 16 <ORX_
President Truman said today the
Senate Armed Services Committee
did "a disservice" to the nations
air policy by refusing to permit
Maj. Gen. Laurence S. Kuter to
serve as chairman of the civil aer-
onautics board and keep his air
force rank and pay.
Mr. Truman disclosed his feel-
ings in a letter to committee chiyr
man Chan Gumey, Republican, S.D.
Last week the President asked
Congress to permit the nomination
of Kuter to the board with reten-
tion of his army rank and pay stat-
At issue is the amount of pay
Kuter would draw, as well as the
general policy of putting military
men in civilian jobs. The civil aer-
onautics board post pays only
$10,000, but Kuter now receives
approximately $15,500 in Air Force
Most Successful Counterfeiter
i Secret Service agents in New
I York are holding a 72-year-old
junk dealer who they describe as
the "most successful" counterfeit-
er ever caught. Government
agents said Edward (Pop) Miuller,
shown with worthless bills, had
passed approximately $15 per week
in counterfeit bills since 1932.
pay, allowances and flight pay. He
has said he would |pt resign from
the Air Force to take the job.
To Re-Open Hi
With mid-term examinations be-
hind them, the Breckenridge Buc-
karoos tomorrow night will re-
open basketball hostilities, Weath-
erford to be engaged in A and B
games at the local gym.
The Kangaroos will come here
as sort of an unknown quantity,
Coach Carl Cook said this morning.
They have played several games
but not' against teams by which
comparisons can be made.
The B teams will meet at 6:45
o'clock and the A teams about 8.
Coach Cook said the Buckaroos
have been working to create a stif-
fer offense, need for more scores
being felt. The Buckaroos in their
game with Brownwood, last home
engagement were hitting the bas-
ket a little better.
Starting five for Breckenridge
probably will be Rex Martin and
Harry Dean, forwards; Pat Thom-
pson, center; and Jack Gunlock
and Jack Jones, guards.
Attendance at the basketball has
been increasing and is expected
to continue to do so as the double
round robin play gets under way.
So far the Buckaroos have de-
feated Stephenville and Brown-
wood in conference play to keep
their percentage at 1,000 per cent,
but have dropped non-conference
games to Graham, Woodson and in
the tournament at Brownwood.
Russia Ready To
WASHINGTON, Jan. 16 «J.E>—
Russia is ready to resume nego-
tiations with the United States to
settle the Soviet Union's $11,297,-
000,000 lend-lease bill, Soviet Am-
bassador Alexander S. Panyuskin
GOP Tax Slice
WASHINGTON, -dan. 16. <UJS—
Albert Treasury Secretary John W. Sny-
der today denounced the Republi-
can income tax reduction plan as
a red ink proposition for the gov-
ernment and hinted that President
Truman would veto it
Insight Into Work Is Given In
First Girls Scout 1948 Meeting
The Girl Scout Leaders Club
met Tuesday night, 'January 13,
at the Y. M. C. A. with Mrs. Lind-
say Hawkins, president, presiding.
Reports were made on previous
months work. Girl Scout Leaders
showed great enthusiasm in
badge work. Badges being earn-
ed in Dramatics, Radio Traveler,
Folk Dancing, Colorcraft, Needle-
craft, Homemaking, and Commun-
ity Life. Brownie Leader^ report-
ed trips being made to the fire
station, dairies and the Broadcast-
ing station, also work in Arts and
Craft and games.
Plans made for the New Year
A Radio Program by the Girl
Scouts and Brownies each Thurs-
day at 4 p. m.
Each Troop to complete one
Friendship Kit to be sent over-
Each Troop to have all girls in
Magazines and newspapers to
be collected by troops wishing to
eran extra money.
Registration dues to be collected
each year not later than the last
It seems that this can be a great
year for Girl Scouting in Breck
Ranger Given Fair
May Says Boswell
RANGER, Jan. 16.—Coach Onis
Warden of Ranger high school
said Thursday a misunderstanding
in interpreting the rules led to the
■disqualification in football of his
school by the Texas Interscholastic
The league disqualified Ranger
in the 1948 gridiron campaign on
charges that three Gordon High
"School players were recruited to
School officials declined com-
ment but Coach Warden said: "I
don't have any comment to make
in regard to Ranger High School
getting disqualified for the 1948
football season, other than to as-
sure the sports world that there
was a misunderstanding by school
officials as well as myself in in-
terpreting the rules, or a mistake
of this «k:nd would never have oc-
The complaint against Ranger
was filed last fall by Gordon
school officials, who charged that
Warden and Raymond Lingle,
president of the Ranger Quarter-
back Club, went to Gordon to re-
cruit the players.
Ranger, which was in Class AA
football last year, will be in Clow
A next fall. It will not be eligible
for the district championship but
any victories against other mem-
bers of the district will count
3 New Patients
Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Wampler are
the parents of a baby girl born at
Breckenridge Clinic yesterday. She
weighed eight pounds, five ounces.
Mrs. Silas Brown, Jimmy baroea
Imhy, and George Melton are med-
ical patients. >
JERUSALEM, Jan. 16 <U.P) —
Jewish Haganah squads struck
back at Arabs in Haifa in a two-
hour attack before dawn today
and first reports of casualties
ranged up to 30 Arabs killed with
an equal number wounded.
Arab sources said the attack
inflicted 60 casualties, half of
Jewish sources said the attack
was made by 400 Haganah mem-
bers who invaded Haifa from the
Valley of Jesreel and fought into
the heart of the Arab section.
The Jews blew up five houses
and a large Arab garage, where
scores of Arab owned vehicles
were parked. The attack appeared
to be launched againBt Arab trans-
port in retaliation for yesterdays
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Rain And Snow '
Fall In Texas
(By United Press)
A blue norther, accompanied by
light and widely scattered showers,
swept into north Texas during the
night, and the mercury was on the
decline over a wide- area of the
state at mid-morning.
Light snow fell in some areas
of the Panhandle, where tempera-
tures already had dropped to near
20 degrees with little chance for
warmer weather during the day.
Amarillo reported a low reading
of 18 degrees, while the warmest
in the state was 63 degrees at
Rain was falling early today in
the vicinities of Waco and Austin,
however the advance of the cold
front toward the coast was ex-
pected to replace the rainfall.
Forecast was for cotder weather
in most areas this afternoon and
tomorrow, with the mercury ex-
pected to hit a season low at many
points over Texas tonight.
Elsewhere in the nation, winds
up to 60 miles an hour drove a
new cold wave across the frozen
cities and fields of the middle west
today, carrying death and misery
to the northern portion of the na-
Bemidji, Minn., was tht cbldMt
city early today with the tempera-
ture degrees beloW zero. It
was'BziMlow at Alexandria and at
Int£ttifetltyial Falls, Minn., where
hundreds of families were without
oil to fuel their stoves and fur-
New Widest Test
For County Slated
In southern Stephen County, 23
miles sotuhwest of Breckenridge,
location for a new wildcat test
to the Caddo and possibly to the
Ellenburger has been filed by Ed-
ward H. Clarke, trustee, as the
No. 1-A Lulu Eddleman, 3,127 feet
from the west and 1,263 from the
south )ine of section 52 OAL sur-
vey. Permit for the well is to
4,260 feet with rotary.
Fifteen miles northeast of Cisco,
drilling was continuing in the El-
lenburger with no fluid encounter-
ed in almost 300 feet of the (Sec-
tion on the H. L. Hunt No. 2 Dan
Hamilton, 330 feet from the north
and 1,320 from the east line of the
northwest quarter of section 462
SP survey. Top of the Ellenbur-
nr was logged at 4,061 feet, and
drilling had progressed below 4,-
Ten miles northwest of Cisco,
Lone Star Producing Company No.
7 8. W. Brooks, 1,558 feet from
the east and 330 from the .gouth
line of section 54 block 7 TAP sur-
vey, has been abandoned with no
shows reported to total depth of
By Street Mob
NEW DELHI, India, Jan. 16
—Mohandas K. Gandhi, too weak
to walk Thursday after three
days' fasting, was aware that some
militant malcontents had shouted
in the streets and outside his
house, "Lfit Gandhi die."
A large crowd of refugees from
the Punjab, embittered by their
treatment at the hands of Moslem
mobs, let it be known they did not
sympathise with Gandhi's program
of communal peace for which he is
fasting. Shouting "Let Ganidhi
die" they broke up a peace proces-
sion from a Sikh Temple to Birla
Palace, where Gandhi is staying.
Gandhi slept uncommonly ldtig
Thursday, not awakening even
when his followers were permitted
to march in pain past the room to
view him through a window. Too
feeble to conduct his usual even-
ing prayer .meeting, he neverthe-
less moatefaed strength to dictate
a message which was read at the
HATS GET "LUCKY TREATMENT"—With a fist full of four-leaf
clover in cne kind, and a big rabbit's foot in the other, John Ben
Sheppcrd. President of the Junior Chamber of Commerce of the U. S.,
begins his task of giving the "Lucky Treatment" t<*these Texas Style,
Western Rcsistol Hats, which he'll give to governors of nine states
on a forth-coming tour. (NEA Telephoto)
M^rch Of Dimes
Judge Johnny Lauderdale, Ste-
phens county chairman of the
March of Dimes, said that letters
asking contributions are - being
placed in the mail today.
There will be no personal solic-
itations. In addition to the let-
ters being mailed coin containers
will be placed in places of business
for those who will dr?p in their
Of the money raised here fifty
per cent will be kept here to be
used in case the*? should be a
local ease or go. In case of an
4pid4mic the fact that funds were
raised here will give the county
the nght to call upon the nation-
al association for aid.
La$t year about $600 was raised
in this manner, Judge Lauderdale
said, and like amouts in previous
drives. I'l case of an epidemic
this would not go far, ana che aid
of the National organization
would be needed. At least one
lpcal case, that of child stricken
while the parents were away from
home, was> furnished fur.ds last
Infantile paralysis, while not ap-
pearing in numbers of cases as
other dread diseases carries with
it great fear because it more often
strikes at the young .people, and
unless quickly ana promptly
treated makes them cripples for
Organized effort against polio
was greatly stimulated by the late
President Franklin D. Roosevelt,
who was crippled by the disease
long after reaching maturity.
The campaign here will be con-
ducted from Jan. 15 to Jan. 30.
Brother Of Breck
Mrs. N. E. Brooks of Brecken-
ridge has received a message tell-
ing of the sudden death of her
brother, N. L. Biggs, at Hilnboro
yesterday afternoon at 4 o'clock.
Because of illness ft..s. Brooks
was unable to go to Hillsboro.
Funeral services will be held there,
it was thought, sometime Satur-
Membes of the Bernice Coles
Post, American Legion^ at their
regular meeting last night, contin-
ued their campaign for universal
military training. Several spoke as
to the needs, among other things
that nations that might threaten
us look at the number of guns and
number of men we have already.
It was asked that members of
the post write their congressmen,
and petition is being prepared,
with many names signed and more
to be signed.:
It was decided to open a wiember
ship drive. on : February 1 and con-
tinue it lihtil the annual George
Washington Birthdfcy banquet.
Paid up membership' for 1948 now
numbers 150, Post Adjutant James
Evans said, and it is expected to
carry the number at least to the
445 members of last year.
It was suggested that the post
start a go-to-church movement the
week before Easter and to be con-
tinued through Easter Day.
Work of raising more funds for
the Legion home under construc-
tion east o/ city Park was discus-
sed and one plan is being worked
out, announcement tcf be made
when the many detail'- are com-
Report was made that Dewey
Young who underwent an append-
ectomy last Saturday is improving.
Auto Workers Peg
30 Cents Pay Hike
DETROIT, Jan. 16 <U.f — The
CIO United Auto Workers today
pegged the equivalent of 30 cents
an hour as the third-round wafec
increase it will demand for 800,-
The Big Auto Union, which us-
ually sets the wage pattern fol-
lowed by organized labor across
the country, broke its demand
down into a flat 25 cents an hour
pay hike plus 5 cents an hour for
a health insurance program.
In adidtion the UAW called for
a "guaranteed weekly wage" and
three weeks vacation for workers
with five years seniority.
Demands were mapped by Un-
ions 22-Man Executive Board after
a policy meeting and announced
by President Walter P. Reuther.
Brack Boxers Wl Moot Eastland
Glove Knights Saturday Night
Aid In Form
WASHINGTON, Jan. 16 (U.Rl—
Sen Arthur H. Vandenberg, Repub-
lican, Mich., said today "hatf the
criticism" of the Marshall plan
could be eliminated if the U. S.
demanded and received power to
inspect the books of borowing
The chairman of the Senate for-
eign relations committee agreed
with John J. CcCloy, president of
the International Bank, that loans
made to the 16 western European
nations under the recovery pro-
gram should be "productive loans
—not fuzzy loans" which might
never be repaid.
McCloy, administration witness
before Vandenberg's committee,
revealed that the wor'd bank soon
wr-.-ld issue a statement showing
that for the first time it was in
the black. .
He told the committee that his
organization insisted on powers to
inspect the books of borrowing
countries and to make certain that
hank funds were not diverted i;
rron-productivc uses. He disclosed
that a $500,000,000 loan request
from France was halved pending
evidence that France was taking-
steps to balance its currency.
"That single protective device,"
Vandenberg interjected, "if put into
the European recovery program
would do more to satisfy U. S.
public opinion than anything else
I know of."
But the administration "t.ake-it-
or-else" stand on the Marshall plan
was under heavy fire from a group
of Senate Republicans led by Sen.
Robert A. Taft, Republican, O.
Taft charged secretary of State
George C. Marshall with taking an
"utterly indefensible" pbsition on
the recovery program, and he ac-
cused the State Department of re-
sorting to "propaganda" tactics to
push it through Congress.
RANGER, Jan. 16—Dr. G. C.
Boswell today in commenting on
Ranger's being disqualified for
Interscholastic football honors in
1948, stated that this was the high-
est penalty for the offense of
which ganger was guilty.
;He; stated that the school could
have bjettt suspended from play
entirely but as it is the football
team will be allowed to play in
District 8 A but will not be allow-
ed to claim the championship of .
the district should they win it.
Truman Pat On
WASHINGTON, Jan. 16 (U.O—
President Truman said Thursday
he has just as much right to add
a balcony to the White House as
Mrs. Millard Fillmore had to in-
stall a bathtub there.
The President so told reporters
who wanted to know if he planned
to go ahead despite criticism of
He said some people wanted to
lynch Mrs. Fillmore for putting
in a bathtub .
Work already has started on the
$15,000 second-floov balcony where
Mr. Truman hopes to find a little
cool privacy during the hot sum-
Tlie question came up at the
President's news conference when
a reporter told him that Rep.
Frederick A. Muhlenberg (Rep.)
of Pennsylvania had delivered a
speech on the House floor in pro-
Breckenridge boxers will go to
Eastland, a change from their in-
tention to go to Cisco, Saturday
night for boxing bouts at the high
school gymnasium, beginning at 8
Among those going appear
names of boxers with little or no
experience, who are starting to
learn the art. Among these are
John McKee, Joe Knight, Rusty
Morales, L. Smith, Charley Clary,
Billie Joe Roberts, Don Smith and
Bill Hays. Most of them weigh
around 150, Clary and Roberts be-
ing the heavies at 198 and 200.
Other fighters going, who have
seen more- action here,
here, are Robert
Snuffy Morales, C.
Otts, Clayton Otts, Elmer Killion
and Claudie Mehaffey.
These boys are sponsored by the
American Legion, proceeds when,
they fight here going to the Le-
gion building fund. Eastland will
get the proceeds Saturday night,
a return engagement being ex-
pected, Bill Burkett, promoter said
None of the. boys receive pay
of any kind, all in it for the sport'
To date in matches with neigh-
boring towns here Breckenridge
boxers have tied with Abilene and
won over Cisco. The boxers in-
tended to give Cisco a returned
match but the engagement tvas
changed to Eastlsxd.
Albany Man In
BOISE, Idaho, Jan. 16—Arthur
A. Smith, 72-year-old stockman of
Sterling,'Colo., was elected presi-
'dent of the American National
Livestock Association at the clos-
ing session of the 51st Annual
Loren C. Bambert of lone, Calif.,
was advanced to first vice-presi-
dent from second and Joe Mathews
ofAlbany, Texas, was elected sec-
Cattle 450. Nominally steady.
Practically no steers or yearlings
offered. Canner, cutter and com-
mon cows 1200-1700, better kind
Calves 300. Nominally steady..
Cull, Common and medium slaugh-
ter offerings 1400-2100.
Hogs 500. Butcher hogs mostly.
50 lower than Thursdays average,
sows steady to 50 lower, stocker
pigs dull practically no . demand.
Top 2725 paid for good and choice
195-300 Jha. I
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