The Alto Herald (Alto, Tex.), No. 37, Ed. 1 Thursday, March 1, 1951 Page: 4 of 10
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THE AI.TO HERALD. ALTO.
-TEXAS VOTES TO
TO TWO TERMS
Austin.—Texas became the 33rd
state to ratify ttic ctistitutional
amendment limiting tiie President
to two terms.
The Senate vote was 23 to The
House approved the limiting ametn!-
ment 119 to 23.
The ratifying resolution now goes
to Governor Aiian Shivers for his
signature, hut this action is not neces-
sary, it isa courtesy.
The "No" votes were cast by
Senators Phillips, A. M. Aikin, Jr.,
of Paris, Kilmer Corbin of Lamesa
and Howard Carney of Atlanta.
The House, meanwhiie, delayed
action on a measure limiting work-
ing hours for firemen and police-
men in cities of 20,000 or more
Rep. Doyle Willis. Fort Worth, its
author, said there still were some
changes to be worked out. l't wiil
come up again next Monday.
The House agreed to Senate
changes in a bill to permit com-
mercial fishing of menhaden in gulf
waters and sent to the governor.
"Senate committee hearing," etc., ^
Senate committee hearing on the
House- approved House redisricting
bill was scheduled this afternoon.
Senator Joe Carter of Sherman staved
off committee action, demanding de- j
lay until opponents of the plan could
A resolution ratifying the pro-
posed federal constitutional amend-
ment to limit presidents to two
terms was approved by the Senate
State Affairs Committee. It has
passed the House.
Three or four proposed state con-
stitutionai amendments had a tough-
er time. One to permit persons to
waive jury trial in lunacy cases was
endorsed narrowly by a House com-
mittee, 9-7. Sent to sub-committee
for further study were proposals to
lower the voting age to 18, repeal
the poll tax, and raise legislators'
pay from $10 to $25 a day.
Hearing on a bill to make drivers
show $11,000 financial responsibility
in accident causing injury or damage
exceeding $50 was postponed until ^
March 7. Rep. J. K. Aynesworth of
Waco said he would work out a com-
plete substitute bill with a subcom-
The House passed and sent to the
Senate 22 local and uncontested
Investigation of charges of ex-
travagant spending in state colleges
was delayed until the House com-
mittee receives written reports from
the state auditor, House appropria-
tions committee chairman, and the
man requesting the investigation,
Rep. W. R. Chambers of May. The
committee will meet Monday night.
OF TAX HIKE
(FORMED MEMHH OF THE H6ISLA1UR6.
MEWS AND RABIO COMMENTATOR)
Friday, March 2, the fifty-third
day of the present Legislature, is
Texas Independence Day.
On that day in 1836, at Washing-
ton on the Brazos, fifty-nine chosen
delegates met "with ample, unlimit-
ed, or plenary powers" as to the
form of government to be adopted.
Then, as now, conditions of the
times called for statesmanship of the
highest order. The colonists were at
war. Goliad was history, and the
siege of the Alamo was in its second
week. The convention had to act
quickly, decisively, and in unanimity.
Working day and night, the dele-
gates adopted the Declaration on the
second day (having actually con-
vened on March 1). They adopted a
constitution at midnight of March
16. completed their task at four
o'clock in the morning, and adjourned
a few hours later.
It is interesting to note that the
president's term was to be only three
years, and he could not succeed
himself. Our present Legislature has
just ratified a proposed amendment
limiting the president to two terms
of four years each.
This Legislature began its eighth
week with over 600 bills already in-
troduced. The House had 130 bills
out of committees, had passed 77
bilts and 45 resolutions. The Senate
had passed 29 bills and had several
times that number out of committees.
In former sessions, the House has
not been able to organize as quickly
is has the Senate. However, this
time, under the leadership of Speak-
er Senterfitt, the House was able to
organize at the same time as dic
The previous Legislature at this
point had just begun committee
icarings, and it stayed in session
'.onger and spent more money than
any other Legislature in history. i
With the difficult task of redisrict-
ing largely completed, the Legisla-
ture anticipates action soon on the
big appropriations bills, which will
probably set off a heated and
engthy tax argument.
Meanwhile, interest centered on
the fight between trucks and rail-
roads, which is growing in intensity.
Senate committee hearings on these
bills drew the largest crowds since
the roads hearing three weeks ago.
nost of the spectators being truck
operators, private owners, and allied
Gardens This Year
College Station. Feb. 28—Horn''
^Hardens can haec two important ot-
facts on the family food supply.
'First, they may be a source of low
Iprieed food. Ant) second, tliey may
j improve the nutritional value of the
in 1950. thete were 477.076 home
! gardens in Texas, says J. E. Hutchi-
* son, associate horticulturist for the
Texas A. & M. Extension Service.
Home gardens usually produce about
25 per cent of the total vegetables
If each of these gardens produced
$50 worth of food last year, that
would be $23,853,800. As the house-
wife knows, it does not take much
food to be worth $50 these days.
If each garden produced $100
worth of food, the figure would be
$47,707.600—quite a contribution to
the Texas food bill.
Each person needs from 600 to
700 pounds of fresh vegetables an-
nually, says Hutchison. He believes
that, in these tense and unsettled
times, it is the patriotic duty of every-
one to keep themselves physically
Home gardens will help provide
the fresh vegetables needed in tin-
daily diet. Hutchinson urges families
to plant home gardens and thus pro-
duce at home as much of their vege-
table supply as is possible.
Dr. Howard A. Rusk, chairman of
the National Advisory Committee
on Mobilization, says that the nation
faces a deficit of 22,000 physicians
Dr. Rusk proposes that medical
education be expanded and acceler-
ated and calls on the medical pro-
fession and the medical schools to
undertake the added work necessary
to cope with the situation.
Estimating that there arc 178.000
physicians in active practice today,
the doctor says that in three years,
the nation will need 210,600. Under
present conditions, only 188,600 will
Man Power, She Says
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men under arms.
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United States ha^ bccnpiaec.it'" '' '
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a stable economy When cur-
rent inflationary pressures
,i„,unt. there were dctnan(isf:."""'e
people fur action by the governmett.
It came in the latter part of .!.'n"aiy.
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occurred all along the l"ie <iur<nn
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tween the first half of l^Oanit!.'
last half. Here arc some of the
Consumer prices imn)ci a
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tarturing went tip).! per (ci.!
The trend that war n-'ttM.-'.lc in
the last haM of 1930 was n'tittnuit..:
m ttic first part of Htfii.t'iii). u-
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first halt of the year. X tm atjiy.
for]n:atn,n profits t<.: the iie)d. de-
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that the gams reflected innea.e-
atter taxes had been paid.
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Ti.oi tnpionant is Mrs. Mildred
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Wetle :cv (,'oHcgc. She advocates
t)„ drafting of women for military Pra.
, , e punting out that the skills heard
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Austin, Feb. 28.—Two of the Sen-
ate's finance leaders called on public
opinion to decide whether the state
should spend less or tax more.
Senator Howard Carney of Atlanta
and Ottis E. Lock of Lufkin turned
the question to the public in a joint-
ly prepared statement issued to the
"Texas is headed for the largest
tax bill that it has ever passed—a
tax bill that will likely include items
upon which no state tax has ever
been levied—unless a sharp reduc-
tion is made in state spending," the
statement said in part.
"The administrators and govern-
ing boards of state agencies are re-
questing for the next two years $75
million more than they are receiving
this biennium, pointing to the in-
creased cost of operation and addi-
tional services desired by the public.
If these requests are granted, $182
million in new taxes will be neces-
"Increased oil production would
bring some additional revenue, but
it would not approach solving the
"Since the acts of the legislature
will reflect public opinion, the people
themselves must choose either (1)
reduced appropriations, or (2) higher
The statement was issued after the
Senate's Finance Committee had con-
cluded a long series of hearings of
state agencies on requests for funds.
Carney is chairman of the committee
and Lock is chairman of the sub- ^
committee holding the hearings.
Mrs. Clyde C. Moon and children,
tames Clyde and Linda Joe, of Dallas,
spent the week-end here with Mrs.
Moon's parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. R.
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F. L. Weimar & Son. The Alto Herald (Alto, Tex.), No. 37, Ed. 1 Thursday, March 1, 1951, newspaper, March 1, 1951; Alto, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth215174/m1/4/: accessed April 25, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Stella Hill Memorial Library.