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BR El'KEN RIDGE, TEXAS
-WEDNESDAY. JAN. 25. 1950
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Draft Extension Is
Agreed To On Basis
Of Call By Truman
WASHINGTON, Jan. 26 (U.P>—.a "standby" draft extension, pro-
The administration agreed today to vided President Truman is given
I authority to order inductions if the
By Mam lai
R- V. Tidwell, president of the
National Rank in Graham and
outstanding rix'ic leader, apnke to
members of the Rotary Club at
their noon luncheon on "Current
Economic Trends in the United
States." Our economy and our abi-
lity to decrease the national debt
is now baaed on our ability to pro-
duce, Tidwell states.
The outlook for this area is en-
couraging, he states. The govern-
ment at the present time is spend-
ing $2 for every $1 it gets from
this area. The average income in
this area ia also higher than in
many other parts of the country,
The question is what will the
government do, and how will the
people react. Our economy, he
points out, is based on the supply
of money, production, and prices.
Before World War. I, the Bank
of England was the banking cen-
ter of the world. The control of
most of the world's money has
shifted to the United States which
has control of a large supply of
gold. This gold is used in inter-
"The economic clock has chang-
ed." Tidwell states. The U. S. has
24 billion dollars in gold reserves.
Bank deposits are up, and the a-
mount of money in circulation has
Some economists have claimed
that to reduce the national debt
by more than 5 billion in one year,
would lead to deflation. Yet from
Aug. 1, 1949, to Aug. 24. 1949, the
deficit^f $700 million was brou-
ght down by million. The re-
sults were just the opposite. Cre-
dit was easier, and business was
stimulated. Some experts also
claim that with the present alarm-
ing rate of increase In the debt,
we will anon have a IS coat dollar.
That increased government spend-
ing is only acting as a temporary
panacea and not a cure for our
troubles. High government offic-
ials admit they don't know the an-
Machine power since the out-
break of war has increased many
times over, until man and animal
power used have shrunk to a low
percentage. Production has also
upped from about 61) cents per
hour to |i.6t per hour for each
The decreasing of the national
debt is based now on our ability
to produce. Tidwell said that in
his opinion the high coot of living
would not decrease too much, and
that the government would con-
tinue farm, labor and bond price
The speaker was introduced by
Judge Frank S. Roberts. Program
Chairman Jim Wilkerson announ-
ced that next week's program
would films furnished by the
American Cancer Foundation,
"The Doctor Speaks His Mind."
and "A Hatter of Time."
Jack Gunlock was introduced as
the Junior Rotarian for this term
Guests present were Ben J. Dean.
J. D. Sandefer, Eugene Thomp-
son, O. A. Gilmore, Keith Muters-
paugh. E. R. Maxwell, T. A. Mob-
fev, and Bernard Clegg. Visitors
were Geo. E. Kesterson-of Olney,
and W. A. McAnally of Cisco.
cold war suddenly heats up.
This compromise of previous ad-
ministration demands for an un-
qualified three-year extension of
the draft act was reported to the
House armed services committee
by defense secretary Louis John-
The law expires June 24. John-
son told the committee by letter
that he and tne President and the
joint chiefs of staff would accept
a no-induction rule in extension
legislation provided Mr. Truman is
given emergency power to set it
Committee chairman Carl Vin
son, D., (ia., has said Congress
will not extend the drift except
on a standby basis to keep it alive.
And he has said Congress will keep
to itself the power to start in-
ductions in event of an emergency.
But Gen. Omar N. Bradley,
chairman of the joint chiefs of
staff, said there could be an emer-
gency "so dire" that it would be
hard to convene Congress and get
an induction resolution passed.
Presumably he meant an atomic
"Pearl Harbor" attack.
Gen. J. Lawton Collins, Army
chief of staff, said the draft is
needed to strengthen the country's
"military posture" toward the iron
And Secretary of State Dean
Acheson said it is essential to ac-
complishment of U. S. foreign pol-
icy objectives — maintenance of
Other Congressional develop-
Atomic probe—Russia asked for-
mer Secretary of War Henry L.
Stimson to help it get 1ft tons of
atomic raw materials in 1944 af-
ter getting turn downs from other
government sources. Stimson also
said no. This was revealed by in-
vestigator^Courtney E. Owens of
the House UnAmerican activities
committee. The committee is try-
ing to learn whether Soviet at-
tempts to get uranium compounds
Continued on Page 2
S25 Cheek Spurs
March of Dimes
Largest contributor so far in the
March of Dimes Drive for Steph-
ens County is O. C. Truesdale,
father of little Donna Jean Trues-
dale, polio victim who donated $25
to the drive. Response to the Mile
of Dimes has so far been very
slight, with only $28.65 being ad-
ded to the total to make $40,'t.l4.
Goal for the county is $4,450.
The year of 1949 took large tolls
of life and limb in what is report-
ed to have been the worst epide-
mic in the history of this country.
The year 1950 may also be a re-
cord epidemic year, and residents
are urged to contribute as much
as possible to protect those who
may be infected with the disease
During the year, polio in this
county affected the lives of five
youngsters who were stricken by
the disease, and cost $4,07.'! in
cold hard cash alone. The resi-
dents of Stephens county furnish-
ed $2,352.30 of this total, and the
rest was made in an advance of
$1,721 from National Headquar-
This year the Texas chapter of
the National Foundation is ask-
ing that the citisens of this coun-
ty and all other counties over the
state raise their goal to 35 cents
per capita. Last year the quota
here was based on a .1904 per cap-
A booth has been opened in the
Burch Hotel where donations may
be made. Collection boxes and
posters have been placed in pro-
minent places, and envelopes have
been mailed out. Youngsters will
take part in the drive, with Boy
and Girl Scouts manning the
booth after school and on Satur-
days. Different grades will stage
contests for raising money for the
89,000 Chrysler Workers Quit
When Raise, Pensions Refused
RA Masons W«
Meet Here Tonight
A special meeting of the Breck-
enridge Chapter of the Royal Arch
Masons No. 410 will be held to-
night at 7:30 p. m. at the Masonic
Hall, to do special work. All mem-
bers are urged to attend. Visiting
Masons are welcome.
Near Fork Dam
M. E. Daniel of Breckenridge,
who attended the meeting at Abi-
lene yesterday where the proposed
dam of the Clear Fork of ihe Bra-
zos was discussed, on his return
today said the dam there will af-
fect the Breckenridge water sup-
How much it will affect it can-
not be said, Mr. Daniel added.
Our protection here is to get the
water from Lake Daniel to town.
The people at the meeting seemed
surprised when I told them we
have a water supply here but can-
not get it to town.
The dam proposed at Nugent
will cost $4300,000 and will cover
10,000 acres with 325,000 acre-feet
of water. It will be a hydraulic
project as well as for flood con-
trol. These figures mean that the
lake will be a little less than half
as large as Possum Kingdom
Mr. Daniel went to Abilene as
a member of a committee from the
Brazos River Conservation and
Reclamation board, this body in
March having applied for a $40,-
000 federal grant with which to
complete the survey. Other mem-
bers of the committee present
were Graham Stewart, Graham,
and R. A. Whatiey, Mineral Wells.
Representatives of the Abilene
Chamber of Commerce appeared
enthusiastic over the proposal.
Supporting the findings were R.
D. Collins, Mineral Wells mana-
ger of the river district and C. M.
Caldwell, Abilene, a Brazos River
Engineer's report was that the
new water supply would give Abi-
lene sufficient water for a popula-
tion of 100,000 and could be car-
ried from the reservoir to Lake
Phantom Hill with 200 to 300. feet
RUSSIANS STOP TRUCK TRAFFIC INTO BERLIN—A line of trucks, halted by guards ;it Russian
checkpoint near Marienhorn, Germany, awaits clearance trt proceed from Berlin to West Germany after
tne Soviets cut truck traffic in new transportation restrictions. Russian gestures toward a new Berlin
blockade began after L". S. authorities in Berlin invoked a law permitting idle space to be requisitioned
and occupied in the vacant 800-room headquarters of the Soviet-controlled railway administration in
western Berlin. (NEA Telephoto transmission from Berlin to London—flown to New York)
State Asks Death Penalty For
Murder Of Mason By Smithwick
By O.B. fcLOYD, Jr.
United Press Staff Correspondent
BELTON, Tex., Jan. 25 <U.I&_
The state demanded today that
burly ex-Deputy Sheriff Sum
Smithwick be sentenced to death
as a "cold and wanton" killer.
Smithwick, 62-year-old erst-
while deputy of Jim Wells County,
may learn his fate today on the
charge that he shot to death his
WSCS Has Dinner
Tickets On Sale
A chicken spaghetti dinner,
sponsored by the Metnodist Wo-
men's Society of Christian Service
will be given Tuesday night, Jan-
uary 31, from fi to It p. m., at the
Mrs. Sloan Baker is general
chairman of a committee compos-
ed of Mmes> J. W. Moore. Hugh
Toland. F. D. Reed. Ben Grant.
Walter Clegg. and Guy Hart.
Tickets are $1 for adults and
50 rents for children and stud-
ents. The public is invited to come.
severe critic. Radio
W. H. (Bill) Mason.
District Attorney Homer Dean,
Jr., of the Alice district where
the murder occurred last July 29,
led off in final arguments for the
"Smithwick calmly and cooly
made up his mind to kill a man
who was telling the truth," Dean
said. "He made up his mind to si-
lence forever his critic. Restore to
Newscaster Judge Dice, his face immobile. In
his hands, he clutched his ever-
present western style hat.
Dean called Mason's killing a
"cold and wanton murder" and he
referred several times to testi-
mony that, as Mason lay dying,
the deputy sheriff drove by and
called out, "Dirty S— 0- B—."
The Mason shooting occurred
one day after Mason charged, in
a news broadcast over Alice Ra
At Scout Pow-wow
OF CNEMCK FtM MRIMLL
The gang that helped you down called the "Tom Cat" sermon, and
fBul's hi" is the finrt th*t
will desert you when you reach the
bottom, and the road bock is
rough" Evangelist B. B. Crimm,
"rip-roaring" preacner said at the
Row Avenue Baptist Church Isst
night. He was preaching on "The
Prodigal So*" * W
The vivid imagination of the
speaker swept the great group with
him as he described the scene of
^ the prodigal son as he left his
father's houst. "Tne sad part of
every such story ia that for every
boy that goes to the had. there ia
• girl that traeela the same way
. with him. We used to Hag, Ww*
V M My Waadering Boy Tenight'—
Now we h#ve to ■£* ,*****
My Wandering Girt Tonight?' The
moot emboli easing tkfett to me is
to go into a restaurant and see a
woman with a bottle of beer oa
the table in front of her and a cig-
arette between her fingers. I fool
sorry for the poor cigarette—It
has fire on one end a fool on
^The^prseiMf said it himself
when he dbdSad to go back to his
father's h u . I'm sorry l am
a sinner; Pm qiiillfBC ••
ness and now I*Vn going haeh to
is to apeak oa *T*a
up or The White Throne Judg-
ment." Thursday night, he win ghre
in that he will speak on the moving
picture show, the mixed swimming
pool, the dance and the nonkey
tonk. He says, "If you have any
scruples against hearing the tructh.
don't drag your carcass down here.
If you want a good seat come early
for an overflow crowd is expected.
It has been known that he has
preached this same sermon three
times in one evening to congrega-
tions of 1,200 each.
Services are continuing through-
out the week, beginning t 7:30
ra^vv irwo as
the people of Texas confidence in. dio Station KBKI, that the deputy
the justice of the law of the land, was owner of a night club of
The punishment should be set at shadowy reputation.
the maximum penalty under the
District Judge Wesley Dice, im-
mediately before final arguments
began, told the jurors that they
could return any one of three
Guilty of murder with malice,
with the punishment death, life
imprisonment, or imprisonment of
not less than two years; guilty of
murder without malice, with im-
prisonment of not less than two or
more than five years; or, if they
believed Smithwick shot Mason
because of "reasonable apprehen-
sion" of danger, not guilty.
I Smithwick testified yesterday
that fie shot Mason to death in
Alice last July 29. He testified
that Mason cursed him and then
j grabbed at the pistol which Smith-
I wick had drawn.
| But Dean said: "All public of-
ficials have positions of trust,
more particularly officers on
whom society has strapped a gun
.... Sam Smithwick is a willful
man who betrayed his trust and
killed in cold blood a defenseless
man.... he had long forgotten
that his gun was given him to pro-
tect the people; he thought he
was the law."
Mason's widow, sitting at the
state counsel table, sobbed uncon-
trollably. Smithwick sat facing
ZUMBROTA, Minn. <UA-Lieut.
Cmdr. M. P. Horn of Za rob rota was
pilot of a Navy plane which took
a three-year-old German girt 11,-
000 feet above Bremen in an at-
tempt to cure her of whooping
Navy and U. S. officials author-
ised the flight after German doc-
tors said a change of air and air
pussuit might eaae her condition.
The girt, Jutta Mayerle, said she
felt "fine" when the plane lanUed
and she was able to eat a full meal
for the first time in 10 days. How-
ever, there was no immediate med-
ical opinion as to whether the
flight helped decisively.
Illness Fatal To
Irs. 0. Sinclair
Mrs. Oleta Sinclair, 34, died at
9 o'clock this morning at her re-
sidence on Caddo Road after a
rr's illness. Her husband is R.
Sinclair, who is with In mail
The couple came here from
Odessa a year ago, and formerly
lived at Harrell and Wichita
She is survived by her husband;
a daughter, Dorothy, who is a
freshman in Breckenridge High
School; her mother, Mrs. M. A.
Cass of Dallas; her father, John
Hart of Paris, Texas; two broth-
ers. Clarence P. Hart of Dumas
ana Billy R, Hart of Austin.
Funeral services are still pend-
ing. Arrangements will be hand-
led by Kiker Funeral Home.
Three Breckenridge Scouters at-
tended a district Pow-Wow in
Ranger Monday night, at which
planning of programs for the en-
tire year was held. The group vo-
ted to hold their next meeting in
Eastland February 27.
The National Jamboree will be
held at Valley Vorge June 30 to
July 6, with some seventy or
eighty Scouts from this area eligi-
ble to attend. Camp Billy Gibbons
'will be held June 21 through July
16, with two weeks for Scouts,
and one week for Explorer Scouts.
The North District Scout meet-
ing was set for November 27.
Those attending the Pow-Wow
from here were Jodie Baker, Har-
old Bigham, and Jack Pippin.
To Five Years ,
NEW YORK, Jan. 25 (UKC^kl-
ger Hiss, the bright young state
department expert who advised
President Roosevelt at Yalta, was
sentenced to five years in prison
today for lying about his 1938
cooperation with a Communist spy
The 4.5-year-old former president
of the Carnegie endowment for in-
ternational peace, stood white and
tense as Judge Henry W. Goddard
sentenced him to five years on
each of two perjury counts, the
sentences to be served concurrent-
Even as the sentence was pro-
nounced, Hiss repeated that he
Retainer Wall At
The City Council met Tuesday
afternoon and discussed the possi-
bility of erecting a 1,280 foot re-
tainer wall around the Saints
Rest Cemetery between Parks and
Wayland to prevent seepage of
water from Gonzales Creek from
entering the graves. The relatives
of those buried there petitioned
the City last week to move .all
bodies requested by the family,
"V^ebtiming the damming of the Gon-
zales Creek had led to the seep-
age;. No formal action on the peti-
tion has been taken as yet. The
1,280 foot wall would be 2 feet
higher than the present spillway.
The plans for the wall, still in
a formative and experimental
stage, call for the wall to be built
on the water side of the cemetery,
covering part of the south and
eaW.SWeS*Rogers and G. R. Whit-
ney were named by the city to the
zoning committee for the airport.
The county has already appointed
Sid Bowers and Fred Ward as
their representatives. The group
will meet together, and appoint
a fifth member to the board. It
will be the duty of this board to
see that buildings in the area of
the airport do not violate regula-
C. V. Welch requested that the
city lay pipe from its 7th street
connection to three rent houses,
owned by Welch, on Sth street. At
present, the houses are serviced
by a line coming down 6th, which
Welch claims is rusting out and
badly in need of repair, rusting
ruled that it wouid lay the line, if
Welch will furnish the pipe.
W. W. Rogers, Texas Electric
representative appeared before
the Council, to complain against
the number of street lights being
Shot out by juveniles. In one night,
there were about sixty shot out.
At that rate, Texas Electric Co.
cannot continue to replace the
bulbs free, Rogers stated, and ask-
ed increased policing of the town
at night. The vandalism is wide-
spread over the town, and not
confined to one spot or section, he
Another resident, N. Silkwood,
requested that the city speak for j
REV. MUM MT CALLED TO
TESTIFY M EASTLAND TRIAL
Eastland, Tex., Jan 25 <U.E>-
Prosecution in the murder trial of
Mrs. Elva Moad, 38, of Cisco, said
today it would not call Rev. James
W. McClain to the stand if the
Marshal To VMI
la DaRas Today
DALLAS, Tex., Jan. 25 <UJ&-
Gen. George C. Marshall, army
chief of staff during Wood War
II and former secretary at state,
will visit Dallas today.
Marshall is expected t arrive
at 4:30 p.m. He it visiting Texas
teams as president or.tlw Ameri-
can Red Croak
Parents Die In
To Save Girts
HATBORO, Pa., Jan. 25 <U.B—A
sailor, nis wife and their three
daughters died today in their
flaming home despite heroic eff-
orts of the parents to save their
The dead were: Horace Morrow,
40, rviation machinist's mate 3-C
it the nearby Willow Grove (Pa.)
Naval air station; his wife, Claire.
39, and their daughters, Virginia,
13; Patricia, nine, and Lolita, two.
Mrs. Morrow had reached safety
only to die when she rushed back
into the blaxing building to help
her family. A neighbor tried to
stop her but failed.
The charred bodies of Morrow
and the daughters were found hud-
dled together in the children's bed-
room at tne rear of the second
floor. Firemen believe that Mor-
row, awakened by the smoke and
flamrs. rushed from his bed to aid
the children and was trapped.
The couple's only son, John, 19.
a sailor, left the house two days
ago to return to duty.
a slush "pit through The Morrows occupied quarters
line passes. The city!''1 a four-dewlling unit at the La-
?ey Park housing project. Three
other families in the unit escaped
although their homes were damag-
ed by smoke and water.
John Cruise, 30, a next-door nei-
ghbor, said he was roused from
3ieep by smoke seeping into his
"I looked out the window and s'.w
one solid mass of flames," Cruise
said. "I ran outside and saw Mrs."
Morrow standing there with only
1 robe on. Before I could stop her.
she squirmed through a trap door
leading from an outside coal bin
into the utility room on the first
him in requesting the telephone I '"""f ****,
company move a tele phone' post! W."' ^ * feW
and guide wire directly in front of . J* ,
- - - - one nad absolutely no chance
of getting up the stairs," said fire
chief William Murphy of Lacey
his house, in the middle of his
property. He also complained a-
bout the wiring of the house which
he is remodeling, claiming that a
city inspector did not find several
bare wire connections. Captain L.
E. Isbell who made the inspection,
reported that those connections
were not in when he made the in-
Aired To Oppose
AUSTIN, Tex., Jan. 25 <UR— A
familiar name but a new face en-
tered the political ring today as
James L. Allred. a Mansfield news-
paper man, announced his candida-
cy for general land commissioner
The 31-year-pld editor-owner of
the Mansfield News, a small weekly
located 15 miles southeast of Fort
Worth, said he believes in the
"good old democratic principle of
rotation in office."
"You don't elect your county of-
ficials more than two or three
terms." Allred said, "why keep a
man in a state-elective office all
Bawom Giles,, the present land
commissioner, has held the position
since hit election in 1938.
No More Surplus
No more government surplus po-
tatoes are available to county
farmers and ranchers, Charles T.
Gann, administrative officer of
the PMA (AAA) Office here re-
ports, but thry will be made pvail-
able again at a later date for a
The potatoes, part of govern-
ment surplus from Colorado, were
made available for a short time
to livestock feeders who could pur-
chase them by paying freight only,
which ran 40 cents a hundred. They
were sold in carload lots only,
with 360 hundred-weight or 60
sacks to the car.
To date six ears were ordered in
the county, five of these car orders
came from feeders out of the veter-
an's classes here.
Farmers and ranchers were alao
reminded that application for New
Grower; peanot allotments moot be
made by February 3. Applications
are available at the PMA office
except as a
Rev. McClain, original "Dr.
I. Q." of radio quiz fame before
entering the ministry, has said he
would rather go to jail if need be
than to testify of a confidential
conversation he and Mrs. Moad
had after the fatal shooting of her
estranged husband, Emory, last
Rev. Mr. McClain is minister of
1 Holy Trinity Episcopal church
state witness. He said yesterday
he would not violate the confiden-
ce of their conversation. He thus
risked a possible contempt charge.
Selection of a jury was comple-
ted late yesterday and testimony-
opened today. First witness was
Mrs. Ivene Moad, sister-in-law of!
the dead man. She testified for |
the state and related how she
drove Moad to a Cisco hospital
after he appeared with two gun-
shot wounds at her home.
"Texas needs. \ law to protect
the confidences of such conversa-
tions," McClain said. "Someone
must be the goat to press the need
of it upon the legislature."
its Offer Bettor
Than Men Asked
By PAUL F„ SVOBODA
I Unit.-d I'ress Staff Correspondent
DETROIT. Miclv- Jan. 25 <UK—
1 Eighty nine thousand CIO United
| Auto Workers began a nationwid*
strike today against Chrysler Cor-
I potation. They demanded "pensions
or pay increases."
The strike halted assembly of
j K iNMt cars and trucks a day by the
world's third largest car maker.
Picket lines formed quickly a-
r.Hind Chrysler plants la tlx states
when the deadline came. Souad
trucks roared strike orders ia the
motor city. Oil can stove* were set
out to warm Strikers, hof 'they
weren't needed. The the^uoqaeter
hovered around 60 degrees. "
Negotiators had met continuous-
ly for 24 hours to forostap a mid-
winter walkout. But neither side
would budge on its chosea method
<>t paying 3100 monthly pensions to
ap:<'il workers, or compromise on
hospitalization and insurance bene-
State and federal efforts failed.
Four thousand workers at the
Dodpe division plant began' picket-
I !nz .n '.lour before the deadline.
■VI,: I- than 80,000 workers were
I "ailed out immediately, in Michi-
gan, Delaware, and Georgia- Ph'nts
in Indiana, California,. an4 Kansas
closed as the 10 a. m. deadline
came in their tihie zones- ]
An additional 16,000 ndn-strikers
at Chrysler will be idled*within ?
short tirye and 55,000 employes of
supplier firms will be thrfewn out
of work in two weeks. .
Negotiators at a mid-city hotel
appeared hopelessly deadlocked as
the strike hour passed. The ciga-
ret-strewn tables and unshaven
faces were mute evidence of rooad-
the-clock efforts to avoid the first
major automobile walkout since the
Ford Motor Company strike last
Walter P. Reuther, UAW presi-
dent. held doggedly to kf* rock
bottom" proposal for a 10-cent an
hour "welfare package." It would
provide $ 100 pensions and health
and hospitalization insurance.
His alternative was a flat 10-
cent wage hike. " . ;
Hoping to i-void a strike, he ai "i
the walkout would b celled off
in Chrysler agreed to the HF-cent
formula. Technical details could be
ironed out later, he said.
HcClsin „id «. church fS
Episcopal Dio-1 which closed most Chrysler plants
jvom two to six weeks, held to its
first and only offer. Chrysler said
;ir r !:in was "even better" than the
Chrysler offered *100 monthly
;v n ;ions. including-social security,
rid increased disability and death
nsur nee. But the UAW claimed
the plan amounted to 6n'y three
cents an hour.
convention of the Episcopai Dio-
cese of Dallas was being held to-
morrow and Friday in Dallas, and
he wanted the matter "brought up
Mrs. Moad went to the Rev.
McClain for a conference shortly-
after the shooting took place in
nearby Cisco last September.
The Rev. McClain was to be re-
presented by Robert L. Doss, a
Denison attorney, if he should he
called upon to testify during the
Doss has prepared a five-page i'
typewritten trial memorandum CItaaA
which he will present to Judge ; 4 !%CH|Qe n€l9
The Breckenridge Rifle Club
| oft at the National Guard Ar-
i mory Tuesday night, and consid-
er'd an offer from one of the
Site Proposed F0r
Jones, if the Episcopalian rector
is cited for contempt of court for
Second Death Of
FORT WORTH. Tex. J; n. 25
'U.R —Fort Worth's second polio
ieath of 1!)5(! war, listed toiiay.
Robert Luther Kliis, Jr., i>. rli d
ate yesterday at City-County hos
lital shortly b"for« a t -levisif.i
irogram went cn the air in an ad
joining polio ward to aid the M ir<-h
■f Dimes caaipaign.
I members, Joe Schwind. who pro-
: posed his property west of town
I for the erection of a sheet rer
A committee composed of
Dean, C. G. Fite and D. 0.
! Grounds were appointed to look
into the matter.
Seven members finished firing
from a prone position lor qualify-
ing. Those qualifying were C. G.
Kite, D. O. Grounds, Joseph Sch-
wind, Jr., J. F. Schwuid. Joe
Jackson, Bill Dean, and Bubb
1 Spears. :
KUYO NORTHER HULL
MITER WEATHER TV W.
(By UNITED PRESS)
A slow-moving cold front pushei.
into the Panhandle and b<'R;r,
spreading out eastward and soul.i-
ward over Texas today.
ii 1 hart reported 18, and Wichita
Falls fi!>. Amarfllo came.in With
a report of 21 degrees. Southward.
Lubbock was still being fanned by
It dropped the temp-rature at southerly winds and reported a
Dalhart, on top of the Panhandle balmy 59.
to 16 before dawn. By mid-morn
ing, the mercury climbed up to IP
Behind the front, in Oklahoma
freezing rain and snow fell. The
U. S. weather service said the
Panhandle of Texas would get some
of the same out of the winter storm
this afternoon and tonight.
Tiie north portion of Bast Terr;
was expected to catch freezing
l.'enind the front, some other
temperatures reported at (hat hoar
included Clarendon 27 and Childress
Overnight lows included, for the
period ending at 6:30 a. m., 25 at
Amarillo. 28 at Clarendon, 32 at
Childress. At the other extreme
before dawn were Beaumont and
Lufkin, with readings of tO.
Yesterday's highs ranged from
Pass to 89 at
ram or snow tonight. A9 at Guadalupe
Running six to 24 hours behind Laredo.
"the'schedule which had been set up i High winds, ranging. Up to-SO
fbr .it yesterday,.the new front gave | miles per hour velocity, raked West
the state a vivid contrast in wca Texas yesterday, CTeatfaf
ther conditions this morning. dust storms. They died
At 9:30 a. m., as its forward ing the dark hours.
advance stretched southward al- ported north winds of XI miles per
most to Lubbock and eastward to hour at mid-momhlg. Ahead of
a point juat shy of Wichita Falls, the front, breezes still came. oat
t'nere was a temperature variation of the south. At Labboek, they wave
of 50 degrees in North and West clocked at 19 miles per f
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