Sweetwater Reporter (Sweetwater, Tex.), Vol. 52, No. 205, Ed. 1 Monday, August 29, 1949 Page: 1 of 8

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Number 205
Truman Sees
•No Easy Road
To Stability
Tells Legion Way
To Prosperity In
World Is Tedious
(HP)—President Truman warn-
ed today on the eve of Anglo-
American dollar talks that the
TJri'tpd States is not interested
in "trick solutions" to the
world's economic problems.
Mr. Truman promised, how-
ever, all possible cooperation in
helping world recovery, which.
•Qhe said, would thwart Russia's
aim of achieving world domina-
tion by prolonging "the dis-
tress and suffering of free na-
To stop another disastrous
world-wide depression and cre-
ation of "tyranny and slavery"
in many nations, Mr. Truman
told his fellow Legionnaires, the
United States must be "alert to
^*new developments, and turn to
advantage every possible re-
Prosperity Essential
"World prosperity is neces-
sary to world peace," he said.
"Furthermore, world prosperi-
ty is necessarv to our own pros-
perity in the United States."
He enunciated four principle?
on which the economic policy of
fre nations must be based.
C The first, he said, is that a
sound and expanding world
economy is essential to world
The second "is that we are
trying to exnand the exchange
of goods and services among
The third is that we must
keep plugging "everlastinglv" at
attempts to create sound global
ecr'-'omi" relations.
** The fourth nrincipk is: t.iat
democratic nations do not pro-
pose to interfere with one an-
other's internal politics.
Onposes Gold Raise
Mr. Truman's remark about
"trick solutions" was construed,
in part, as an answer to such
proposals as revaluation of the
price of gold from the present
$35 an ounce to $55 or $70. This,
proponents argue, would ease
'Britain's dollar shortage by
about doubling what little she
has left. It also appeared to
close the door on any proposal
that some of the United States'
$24,000,000,000 gold reserve be
transferred to Great Britain.
He asked for patience in set-
tling the economic problems
and, in doing so, seemed to con-
vey a threat and a plea. He
^warned apainst the return of the
"dog-eat-dog" economic policies
of nations in former days. He
said he will become annoyed
and impatient by delays.
"But we cannot throw in our
hand and walk out on the
game," Mr. Truman said. "Nor
can any other nation afford to
do so."
No group gets all it wants, he
said, but the solution to diffi-
culties lies in "mutual conces-
sion and cooperation."
America, he said, has a self-
ish stake, too, in booming for-
eign trade. Without such trade,
it would be "difficult, if not im-
possible, for us to develop at-
omic energy." And without it
many of our industries would
Defends Arms Program
Truman said that the arms-
^o-Europe program was really
simple, he said today there is
a "good deal of misunderstand-
ing" about world economics.
Certain persons and groups are
interested in making it sound
complicated, he said.
The nations of the world are
suffering from the after-effects
of the war which, he said, caus-
ed "an almost complete break-
down" of European industry and
*f world trade.
The roots of o ur troubles to-
day go back to World War I, he
said, when nations followed
"narrow and short-sighted poli-
cies of economic nationalism."
While we have not yet ach-
ieved "the sound and expanding
world economy that is necessary
for lasting prosperity and
peace," Mr. Truman said, "we
I (jpust demonstrate that the eco-
' nomic system of the free na-
il tions is better than the system
1 of Communism."
E ? POUND BEACH—Crashing, smashing seas, whipped up by hurricane winds, lashed
300 miles of Florida's eastern shoreline, causintr uncounted damage to boots and shore proper-
ty. Here a giant wave rages into Miami Beach. (NEA Telephoto).
School Program To
Cosf $181,593,637
them are seeking consolidations
so that they will have available
more advantages for their pu-1
pils in larger administration
AUSTIN, Aug. 29 (UP) —
Texas taxpayers were told today
that the minimum foundation
school program, the basis of the
Gilmer-Aikin education reform.
will cost $181,593,637 over the
next school year.
Of this amount, local districts
will provide $114,931,444. Thn
remainder $66,662,193, will
come from the state.
In addition to the more than
$66,000,000, Texas will also fur-
nish per capita school aid total-
ing an estimated $72,000,000.
The figures were revealed in
a progress report released by L.
P. Sturgeon, director of the
foundation school program act.
Sturgeon said that records of
the division show there are ap-
proximately 2,600 school dis- Brown of Beaumont., Tex., na
^rictc in the state. Of this num- 'ionr'l commander, to present the
hpr. 2.4fS1 havp filnrl annliratinrrc Lpgion s new national program
Texas Plan
To Legion
(UP) — Attorney General Price
Daniel of Texas will give the
keynote address to the 31st Na-
tional Convention of the Ameri-
can Legion today.
Daniel was asked by Perry
Brown of
ber, 2,451 have filed application's
to participate in the new school
School consolidations, blue-
printed under the Gilmer-Aikin
acts, have totaled 1,318 in the
last two months, Sturgeon re-
Ho forecast continuing con-
solidation, and noted, "it is ap-
parent that the people in many
smaller districts are coming to
realize the impractibility of of-
fering a modern school pro-
gram with their limited re-
sources for only small numbers
of pupils. As a result, many of
'if community development.
Brown satu tne program was
modeled after a plan originated
by the legion at Burnet, a small
city in central Texas.
The nationwide program would
pervail upon 17,350 Legion posts
to assist local civic organizations
in surveying needs and opportu-
nities for new businesses and
jobs in their communities.
Daniel said the object of the
program was to substitute com-
munity and individual s'lf-reH
liance for the "growing nabit"
of relying on government and
taxpayers money to solve prob-
Navy's inquiry Into Rumors
About B-36 Will Be Public
WASHINGTON, Aug. 29 (UP) I inquiry which he heads will be-
The Navy today decided to open gin public hearings on the B-36
to the public its hearings to fix affairs; next week.
charges Unit led to the emigres- The announcement was an un-
sional investigation of the B-36. [ usual departure from navy policy
Adin. Thomas Kinkaid an- in conducting such inquiries,
nounced that the Navy board of | which customarily are held be-
Football Is
Rotary Club
Topic Today
Coaches Pat Gerald and Ken
Newton of Sweetwater High
School were the principal speak-
ers at the Rotary luncheon club
Monday in the Blue Bonnet sky-
Coach Gerald introduced the
Mustang football captains to the
Rotary group and talked on New-
man High School's chances in
the district grid race this year.
Coach Newton outlined the ma-
jor rule changes which come
into effect this season.
Gerald said—"We are behind
the eight-ball this year. Because
of the grade system we will
play younger boys against some
of the other school's older fel-
And too, continued Gerald,
only two regulars are back with
the Mustangs, while Abilene
and San Angelo have virtually
all their first stringers return-
Captain Billy Hooper, quar-
terback of the Ponies and co-
captains Riley Cross and Red
Rushing were introduced.
Coach Gerald told the Rotar-
ians that the Mustangs would
use the split T formation this
year. The team is handicapped
by only two minor injuries so
far—a knee injury to fullback
John Woodard and a bad "char-
ley horse" to halfback Doug
"The top state contenders,"
said Gerald, 'will be Lubbock,
Odessa, Amarillo, Abilene and
San Angelo."
Guests at Monday's meeting
were Rev. Ralph Perkins, Eli
Pickins of Royal Oak, Mich.;
Fritz Wehner of Big Spring and
A1 Coff'man of Big Spring.
There will be no club meet-
ing next Monday because of
Labor Day.
Art, Nicholas, high school
principal, reminded the group
that season football tickets are
on sale at the National Bank
of Sweetwater.
Move To Force Cuts|'"™ne ,1s
Whipping Up
East Coast
In Spending Beaten
Senate Economy
Bloc Tries New
Loophole But
Lacks Two-Thirds
The Senate passed the $14,790,-
380,478 defense appropriation
bill today after administration
forces had defeated the Sen-
ate economy bloc's major effort
of the year to force the govern-
ment onto a balanced budget.
The bill was passed by voice
vote with the money items just
as they came from the appro-
priations committee. The Senate
represented a cut of $1,118,736,-
Xil from the military spending
bill passed by the House.
The administration today de-
feated an attempt of the Senate
economy bloc to compel Presi-
dent Truman to try to balance
the budget.
On the biggest economy test
of the year in the Senate, Ad-
ministration forces mustered
more than the necessary one-
third vote to block a budget-bal-
ancing rider to the armed serv-
ices appropriation bill.
The rider would have required
the President to hold federal
spending an average of 5 to 10
per cent below his budget esti-
mates which totaled about $42,-
Under a ruling by Vice Pres-
ident Alben W. Barkley, a two-
thirds majority was necessary
for adoption of the rider.
The vote was 48 for the rider
and 29 against. There were 19
Thus the economy bloc lacked
four votes of getting the needed
two-thirds majority.
The vote had been delayed by
a parliamentary argument over
whether a two-thirds vote was
ref dl red.
Senate Democratic leader
Scott W. Lucas of Illinois had
made a point of order against
the rider, contending that it
was "legislation" (changing bas-
ic law) on an appropriation bill.
To adopt such provisions, a two-
thirds vote suspending the rules
of the Senate is necessary.
Sen. John L. McCIellan, D.,
Ark., insisted, however, that
parliamentary objections to his
amendment had been waived
when the Senate adopted a un-
animous consent agreement last
See ECONOMY On Page 8
HIOLD FOR KILLING.—Mrs. Sandra (Sandy) Peterson, 23,
(right) hitchhiker is held for the murder of Lewis E. Patter-
son, Brady business man. At the left is Sheriff Bennie
Willburn. (Photos through cooperation of Brady Herald and
San Angelo Standard-Times).
Legionnaires Urging U. S.
Support For Free China
New York Area Is
Lashed—Winds Of
Storm Lessening
NEW YORK, Aug. 29 (UP) —
A dying hurricane lashed the
i metropolitan area with winds up
i to 70-miles-per-honur today and
I drove on toward New England.
Power lines were knocked
: down throughout New York,.
New Jersey and parts of Long
Storm warnings were posted
from Cape Hatteras, N. C., to
block Island, off the northern tip
of Long Island. The weather
Bureau In New York said warn-
ings probably will be put up
; along the ew England coast to
i Eastport, Me.
The storm, which caused an es-
timated $60,000,000 damage in
Florida, would give the entire
Eastern Seaboard a taste of its
fury, the weather bureau said.
The storm center reached a
point just west of New York City
shortly after daybreak ana swept
thp Manhattan and Long Island
areas with 70-miles-an-hour gusts
) and sustained winds of 55 to 60
miles an hour.
The storm, which worked
northward along inland areas
- after striking Florida last Fri-
day, appeared to be abating as it.
moved up the coast, the weather
said. The storm center moved
at about 30 miles an hour.
The hurricane already had
caused four deaths in Florida
and Georgia, left hundreds home-
less, and caused millions of dol-
; iars damage in its 1,200-mile
| drive from the south.
i Last night it bore down on
: Charleston, S. C., causing a
I major power break, sped through
North Carolina with driving
| winds and rains, and struck
1 Washington, D. C., Baltimore and
New York City early today.
Four persons were reported
missing Hi l^ela'ware Bay near
| Cape May, N. J., in the storm.
! The Coast Guard said the four
were aboard a 28-foot fishing
I skiff.
5 VFW Club Painted
The local V. F. W. post quar-
Jters has a "new look" today.
,1 Some 10 veterans painted the
inside of tiie quarters of Post
2470 Sunday. Myron Wagnon
mil O. O. Holllngsworth were
charge of the "painters."
Two Drivers Accused
Of Drunken Driving;
One Penalized $122
Two men, charged by officers
with driving while intoxicated,
were arrested Sunday night. One
of the defendants pleaded guilty
in county court Monday to the
D. W. I. charged and was fined
$122.40. The other; defendant
pleaded not guilty and was releas-
ed under $500 bond, trial pend-
Sheriff's officers made one of
the arrests, while police officers
filed the complaint on the other.
in police court over the week-
end, seven persons charged with
drunkenness were fined $14 each.
A "speeder" was fined $5 and two
men charged with simple assault
paid $14 fines each.
Police officers investigated two
automobile accidents Sunday. A
1949 Nash and '48 Buick were
involved In an accident at 600
Lamar. Damage to the Nash
was estimated at $450, while the
Buick suffered $10 damage. A
1937 Ford turned over on the 100
block of Alexander. Damages of
$50 was reported.
In Justice Of the Peace M. C.
Manroe's court, one man charg-
ed by sheriff's officers with
drunkenness, was fined $14.
(UP)—An unidentified Italian
in working clothes committed
suicide In St. Peter's basilica to-
day by jumping from Michelan-
gelo's cupola. His body landed
in front of the altar of the con-
fession 90 feet below,
hind closed doors
Navy Secretary Francis P.
Matthews set up the board last
week to determine whether any
Navy officials besides Cedric R.
Worth had anything to do with
the anonymous document at-
taching the B-36 program which
touched off the congressional in-
Kinkaid said the inquiry board
at its initial meeting today mere-
ly organized and planned its
course of action. He disclosed
that copies of the B-36 document
have been sent to Matthews and
Air Secretary W. Stuart Syming-
ton for an opinion as to whether
it contains classified informa-
Stock Show Heads,
County Agents And
Ag Teachers Dine
Vocational agriculture teach-
ers and county agent of the six
county area working together in
the Sweetwater Livestock Show
will be guests of the stock show
at a dinner here tonight.
Invitations to all teachers and
agents in the area have been
sent out by President J. C.
Stribling Jr., of the Sweetwater
Area Livestock Show and Fair
The dinner will be held in the
El Patio room of the Blue Bon-
net Hotel with members of the
association board joining in the
Sweetwater firemen extin-
guished a grass fire at 1105 Baw-
coin Monday morning at 10
o'clock. Slight damage to a
fence was reported.
Stunting Airplane
Falls During Races
CORS1CANA, Tex., Aug. 29 —
(UP)—Norton Vinson, 29, was
killed yesterday when his stunt-
ing plane crashed on a race track
as he entertained more than 1,-
000 persons awaiting the begin-
ning of some jalopy races.
Among the spectators were the
young man's parents, Mr. and
Mrs. W. A. Vinson.
The crash occurred when Vin-
son completed one loop and went
into a second. The plane was
at about 200 feet, and it nosed
into the earth as he tried the
second loop. Witnesses said the
pilot apparently did not realize
that he had lost so much altitude
in executing the first.
5 Percenter Office
Filled With Photos
Of Officials Faces
(UP)—Several photographs of
President Truman, one signed,
and autographed pictures of two
of his Senate inquisitors adorn
the walls of "Five Per Center"
James V. Hunt's office.
The pictures include those of
31 Senators or former Senators
and 35 House members.
This was disclosed today
when Roger Q. White, attorney
for the ailing "influence sales-
man," threw open Hunt's plush
offices for inspection by news-
men and photographers.
The pictures include those of
two members of the Senate sub-
committee investigating five
percenters—Sens. Joseph R.
McCarthy, R., Wis., and Mar-
garet Chase Smith, R., Me. Both
were autographed.
Mrs. Smith has asked for an
investigation of how Hunt ob-
tained the pictures.
One photograph of Maj. Gen.
Harry H. Vaughan, who will
testify tomorrow in a climax to
the five per center inquiry, was
inscribed: "To my good friend.
Col. James V. Hunt, with all
good wishes. H. H. Vaughan,
Brig. Gen., U.S.A."
29 (UP)—The American Legion
opened its 31st national conven-
tion today with subdued frivol-
ity and prepared to hear Presi-
dent Truman discuss world
There were some caperings by
the jovial "40 and 8." But most
of the 6,678 official delegates
and alternates were set for a
convention to consider weighty
national and international af-
President Truman was a dele-
gate from Missouri. Civic and
Legion officials prepared a big
Some 2,100 soldiers, sailors
and marines lined up five feet
apart along the parade route.
They were joined by city po-
lice, who were on duty to a man
to receive the President.
The President attended a
Stamford Pilot Cf
Bogus U. S. Money Made By
Hitler Plates, Circulating
LONDON, Aug. 29 (UP) —
Scotland Yard is seeking the
hideout o)f an international
forgery ring flooding north and
South America and Europe with
counterfeit American bills be-
lieved to have been printed on
plates prepared early in the war
for Adolf Hitler, it was report-
ed today.
More than $120,000 in forged
United States currency has
been recovered in little more
than a week. Thirty thousand
dollars was taken from the body
of Frederick Oberndorfor, an
Austrian antique dealer who
committed suicide in Yirnia,
and $60,000 was reported by a
jeweler in Zurich who accept-
ed the counterfeit money for
a sale of diamonds.
Press reports said the police
chiefs of eight European coun-
tries, including Britain, were en-
gaged in hunting down the
leaders of the counterfeit ring.
It was understood they were
working with American agents.
All the police officials agreed
the counterfeit money was be-
ing printed from the original
plates made on order of the Ger-
man high command in 1940 by
expert engravers of the German
mint, press reports said.
Be Buried Tuesda?
STAMFORD. Aug. 29 (UP) —
A little boy whose pilot father
was killed in World War II will
be in St. Louis tomorrow to at-
tend funeral services for him
and ten of his B-29 Superfortress
crewmen at Jefferson Barracks
National Cemetery.
Earl A. Russell, III, was only
a year old when his father, Capt.
Earl A. Russell, of Stamford,
Tex., went down with his flam-
ing ship near Yokohama, Japan,
on April 16, 1945.
Ten other crewmen and an ob
served were lost. The War De-
partment reported the men
"missing in action" and said the
plan was last seen diving toward
the sea.
The widow of Capt. Russell
and other immediate relatives of
those aboard believed for three
years the crew had perished at
sea. Then last November, the
War Department notified surviv-
ors that the crewmen were
buried in the United States Air
Forces cemetery, No. 1. at Yoko-
Besides little Earl, those who
will attend the services from
here include Mrs. Russell, the
widow, the parents of the pilot.
Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Russell; his
brother, Norris Russell: Mrs.
Russell's parents. Mr. and Mrs.
R. B. Bryant, and Russell's sister.
Mrs. David Bunker and her hus-
band. of San Antonio. Tex.
Other relatives and crewmen
from throughout the United
States will attend the services.
Russell was the only Texan
aboard. He had been awarded
the Air Medal with Clusters and
See PILOT Oil Page Eight
luncheon honoring him and
commander Perry Brown, and
then addressed a joint session
of the Legion and the Legion
Auxiliary at Convention Hall.
The Legion's fun-makers fol-
I lowed right, after the President's
speech with the "40 and 8" pa-
! rade.
Several thousand members of
' the Legion bands and drum and
i bugle corps becan competition
j for awards tonight at municipal
| stadium.
Before Commander Brown, of
I Beaumont, Tex., brought down
s his gavel to open today's first
session, the Legion already had
j gone on record urging the Unit-
| ed States to support a free
China and to help form a "Pa-
i cific Pact." to halt Communist
aggression in the Pacific and
Far East.
The Legion's National Execu-
tive Committee late yesterday
adopted a report by its Foreign
Relations Commission urging
that "our long friendship and
cofnmon causes with the Chinese
prompt a policy of not aban-
doning this area to Communist
The Legion will put on its an-
nual S5.000.000 parade tomor-
row, beginning at 10 a. m. it
is expected to take up to 15
At the final session Thurs-
day. the delegates will elect
their next national commander,
after voting on resolutions.
Child Dies As
Aftermath Of
Aspirin Spree
FORT WORTH, Aug. 29 (UP)
i Linda Kay Enns, 18-months-old,
died today in a hospital, a day
! after eating an undertermined
| quantity of aspirin.
Her brother, 2% years old Wil-
I liam Floyd, was in critical condi
! lion.
Their parents, Mr. and Mrs.
; William F. Enns, found the chil
| dren in the bathroom at their
j Arlington home yesterday eating
I from a large bottle of aspirin.
I Mrs. Enns said she did not
j know how many aspirin tablets
J the children had eaten before
I they were discovered.
Single Currency
With U. S. Hinted
LONDON, Aug. 29, (UP)— In-
formed sources said today that
Britain may propose at the
j Washington financial talks a
i single currency for the United
| states. Britain." Canada and cer-
tain other dominions.
A proposal for merger of the
| -Sterling and dollar areas was lw-
I lieved included in a 15,000-word
program for solution of this
I "ountry's financial ills prepared
by Cri'pps at his country home
over the week-end.
Soviet Satellites Pushing
Up War Of Nerves Program
LONDON, Aug. 29 (UP)- Ra- j
Idio Moscow announced today |
1 that seven Cominform countries, |
I including four bordering Yugo-j
| slavia, have met in Bulgaria and J
taken "necessary decisions."
Belgrade dispatches giving j
| the Yugoslav side of the picture i
| said that the Russians have
| shifted between 100 to 400 tanks j
| from Romania to positions
j along the Hungarian border fac-
! ing Yugoslavia.
Under terms of the Balkan
treaties. Russia is entitled to
maintain troops in the Balkan
I countries to protect lines of
communication with the Soviet
garrison in Austria.
Yugoslav reports said the
Cominform meeting in Sofia,
capital of Bulgaria, included
discussions hv military chiefs
of the iron curtain countries on
what steps to take next against
Marshal TitQ,
The Moscow broadcast, how-
ever, said only that the meet-
ing was attended by represen-
tatives of the Economic Council
of Mutual Aid, the Soviet ver-
sion of the Marshal plan for
countries behind the iron cur-
Top military men from Ro-
mania, Hungary, Poland and
Russia were seen entering and
leaving the hotel. None was
identified by name but many
were reported to be of a rank
associated with division com-
Although Yugoslav quarters
took an exceedingly grave view
of the reported Soviet troops
movements, there were excel-
lent reasons to believe that no
new Yugoslav troops have been
moved into the Hungarian bor-
der area, Belgrade dispatches
said. ........

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