The Orange Leader (Orange, Tex.), Vol. 36, No. 21, Ed. 1 Wednesday, January 26, 1949 Page: 1 of 6
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ORANGE TEXAS, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 26, 1M9
Most of Texas Wrestling With Effects of Severe Blizzard
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er Hangs "Urgent" Tag on New School Proposals
Spatial Message to
Mil Without Delay
AUSTIN, Tex., Jan. 26—(AP)—
Qov. Be uford H. Jester today ask-
ed the ft 1st Legislature for speedy
action on bills activating the Gil-
mer-Alkln education committee's
In his third special message to
the session, he put the "urgent"
tag on bills to. reorganise the pub-
lic school set-up. He gave them
emergency status, he said, in ord-
er "that there may be no delay."
"For mEny months the commit-
tee and Its advisory groups have
made an exhaustive Investigation
df our entire public school sys-
tem, and have come forward with
what history will doubtless term
the most comprehensive study of
Texas public schools which has
ever been made," the governor's
Jester made no particular refer-
ence to the first three bills, but
cpnfined his message to a general
commendation of the Gilmer-Alk-
in committee's work.
The House and Senate adjourn-
ed until 10 a. m.; tomorrow after
brief sessions. Speaker Our wood
Manfbrd indicated It might not be
possible to announce committee
appointments until Monday.
, i i —<—m • ■ "
ORANGE SCHOOLS AGAIN
are recognised through one of It's
principal representatives Is the
pleasing news filtering through
publications of the country. This
fact reveala the circumstance of
Raymond J. Free, supervisor of
elementary education of the .Or-
ange public schools being privi-
leged to attend the United Nations
conference to be held at Lake Suc-
cess February 18 to 18, and New
York university, according to the
dean of the university. It Is in-
deed an honor for an Orange edu-
cator to be privileged to attend
such an affair, especially In view
of the reputation that Orange
schools have borne.
MOSQUITOES SLATED TO
GO represents some real good
news for the people of Orange ind
other sections of the Sabine dis-
trict. Orange individuals and or-
ganisations, who sponsored the
movement to Join other localities
in combatting the pests before the
lAilStlS bearing ones increase their «ui "third grades w l present
ntimbkrs until that dreaded dls-
Queens to Get New Shepherds . . .
LEVINGSTON TO LAUNCH FIRST
OF FIVE BIG MORAN TUGS TODAY
TEMPLE, Tex., Jan. 26—
(AP)—The smallest telephone
exchange in Texas—and there's
no argument about it—Is the
Maysfield is near Cameron
in MI lam county.
Southwestern Bell Telephone
company records indicate the
exchange couldn't be any small-
er—becauses It has just one
But the switchboard has 150
lines, |12 of them ready for ser-
So if you're having trouble
getting a telephone, move to
Dredging on River,
City Docks Slip
Maintenance and dredging work
in the Sabine river was com-
pleted recently by the dredge Ve-
lasco No. 11, Glen F. Egan. resi-
dent engineer for the corps of
engineers, announced today.
Project dimensions of the chan-
nel from the mouth of the Sa-
bine river upstream to Highway 87
bridge at Orange have been re-
stored to a minimum bottom width
of 105 feet and a minimum depth
of 30 feet below the mean low
tide, Egan said, adding that:
The Orange City slip was also
dredged to project dimensions of
200 feet width by 30 feet depth—
approximately 400,000 cubic yards
of materials were removed from
the channels under contract.
The work was done by the
Coast Dredging company. Texas
City, under the supervision of
of Col. B. L. Robinson, district
engineer of the corps of engineers,
The work was started under
contract October 19 and consisted
of dredging shoaled reaches of
the river, Egan said.
'Dimes' Program Is
Set at Orangefield
ORANGEFIELD. Jan. 26. (Spl.)
—A "March of Dimes'* program,
under the sponsorship of the Or-
angefield school, will be held on
Friday at 7:30 p. m. in the school,
it was announced by W. D. Lang-
Entertainment for the program
is to feature a presentation by the
Ingram School of Dancing of Or-
ange, Port Arthur high school
quartette, Port Neches high school
orchestra and accordion solo by
Mary Joyce Buster. First, second
■ml llilnl mrtu Will Iiisesiil a
playlet and Information on Wj
The Grace Moran. first of five
big tuga built here by Levingston
Shipbuilding Co. to handle larger
liners In New York harbor, will
be launched today at 4 p. m.
Mrs. George Brink of Port Ar-
thur, wife of the Moran Towing
Co. vice president and general
manager for the Gulf Coast, will
sponsor the vessel at the prhate
launching ceremonies In the Lev-
ingston yard. '
The Grace Moran Is the largest
vessel built on the Gulf Coast
since the war's end. She is 105
feet long, 27 feet across at the
widest point and has a 14.6 foot
deep hull. She packs 1,500 shaft
horsepower in her dlesel-electric
motor which is geared to a 10-foot
solid bronze propeller.
One of Five
The vessel Is one of five tugs
being constructed by Levingston
for the Moran Towing Co. When
all are completed they will do
all the work of 1.4 smaller tugs
now being used to dock the Green
Mary. Queen Elizabeth and other
big liners in New York harbor.
According to Paul Mattingly, Lev
inston official who announced
plans for the launching, the five
tugs will handle the big ships
quicker and more economically
than the fleets of smaller ones.
Last of the five tugs Is sched-
uled to be delivered by the end of
next June unless bad weather or
other unforeseen conditions slow
up work. Mattingly said. As each
is completed It will make the trip
lo New York City under Its own
power. All are big and sturdy
enough to operate in the open
ocean. The delivery schedule Is
geared rapidly enough to permit
the same crew to handle the ves-
sels during the trips to New
Mattingly said that all of the
last 17 tugs built for Moran were
constructed by Levingston.
Biggest In WorM
Moran Towing Co, Is the big-
gest firm of Its kind in the world.
Levingston-bullt tugs snd other
craft are known far and wide for
their dependability and the firm
numbers among Its customers sev-
eral firms operating in foreign wa-
WHITE RUSSIANS EVACUATE SHANGHAI AS REDS H1AR
Two Yeggs Here
Two men wanted for safe-
cracking in Lake Charles, La„
were apprehended by Orange po-
lice in the 700 block of Green
avenue today at 1:30 a. m.. ac-
cording to Capt Varreese Berry.
The men are alleged to have
Warm As Snow And
Ice Covers Most of
State And Nation
The Orange ore*i was Enjoying
murky but comfortable weather
today and some .other sections of
Texas were thawing out from the
winter's worst norther. For the
most part, however, according to
The Associated Press, freezing
weather still gripped the state and
was causing widespread damage
There still was no indication to-
day that the blizzard would move
in here. Four times previously
this month the area has escaped
severe cold spells which threat-
ened freezing weather and chan-
ces were good that it also would
miss this one.
In ice-bound Northwest Texas
and the Panhandle this morning
there was some breaking up of
the destructive, fairyland coating
of ice but complete relief still lay
Communications , and powar
lines had, for the sccond time this
winter, were taking a terrific
Sleet and freezing rain fell in
the Panhandle today: the South
Plains had freezing drizzle and
fog and Central, South and East
Texas were blanketed with drlxzle
Snow fell at El Paso, though
the temperature was 34 degrees
Hailstones as big as marbles pelt-
ed El Paso last night. Salt Flat
and Guadalupe Pass, also In Far
West Texas, had snow today.
Travel was hazardous ..over
much of West and Northwest
Texas and . the Panhandle.
"Highways are dangerous," said
a report from El Paso. "Rain
freezes as fast as it hits the wind-
shield of a car". Roads are open
and bus line# are running. Tem-
peratures are warming and it
rain continues It could have an Ice
Above - freezing temperatures
prevailed at Dallas, and south-
ward. Dallas had a great deal of
tree damage during its Ice
storm—streets were littered with
Sherman and surrounding com-
munities were still wrapped in an
Ice coat. Power lines and tele-
phone lines were out In many
sections of Sherman. Some fit
the surrounding tbwns were iso-
lated by the Ice.
Showers st Fort Worth failed
to put additional ice on the
streets. There was heavy power
line damage. and some interrup-
tion in communications.
WHIll CHINESE COMMUNIS! TROORS-continue to honunfF • besieged Nanking. 500 Whit.' Russian evacuee*
are pictured boarding the S.S. Hwa Shanghai en route to a refugee camp on Samor Island. Th«
International Refugee Organization directed the loading of the. vessel which Included mainly old men.
women, children and craftsmen who will b« ui*lul In making the new campsite habitable. (International)
Committee Gives Green Light to Bill For Veteran's Pensions
By Barney Livingstone
WASHINGTON. Jan. 28. (AP>
—A veterans pension proposal
with a multi-billion dollar price
tag had the right of way today in
the House Veterans Affairs com-
Chairman Rankin (p-Miss)
made It the first order of busi-
ness for tomorrow, with Gen.
John Thomas Taylor, national
legislative commander of the
American Legion, an the flrrt wit-
The legislation, by estimate of
Rankin and the American Legion,
affects some IB.000,000 veterans
of World Wars I and II.
Its impact upon the national
pocketbook has not yet been of-
ficially e*Um*ted. but Veteran#
administration figures show that
there are more thtm 3.500,000 vet-
erans who would reach the pen-
sion age within the nest 10 yean."
On the basis of the bill's pen
si'in provision!!. thls> could mean a
possible bill or $3,000,000,000 to
15,000,000,000 0 year l y 195B—If
all those veterans lived to the age
The bill was introduced by
Rankin laal week at the request
(if Hie American l^pglon. The
Misstsslppian said It l",!i t,ir
proval of othar yetersns organi-
zations as w*H.
Baneflta Run High
The bill provides both tor non-
servjee connected- .disabilities, and
for old age.
On reaching 60, the veterai
would receive JtHl n • month
whether disabled or not.. At lh
age Of Hft it would go to | 0 That
would be in addition to arty dis-
ability payments be may have
been receiving, or would later re-
Disability rated at 20 per cent
would entitle him to $20 nddi-
ttonal a month; to per cent dis-
ability, $40 a month; 60 per cent
$00 a month, total disability, $01
In 'cases where a veteran re-
quired an attendant because , 0
blindness, or any other disability
making him entirely helpless, hit
pension would be $120 a month
By Jack Rnlledge
WASHINGTON, Jan 26--(>P)
Southern senators today threw up
' 17-man defense against admini-
stration efforts, to curb the fill-
Senator Stennis (I)-Mlss)> hss
•ined up that many Southern
Democrats to fight proposed rules
changes being studied by the Sen-
ate Rules committee.
Among the changes under con-
sideration are suggestions that
Senate debate be cut off at any
lime by a.majority or a two-thirds
Rf<puhlicitna are going along
with the administration, but sou-
therners want to retain the fili-
buster, a potent verbal weapon
lometiines used to talk a bill to
leuth, The men frojn Dixie argue
that the propfiaed changes are
merely the first stfp In a move 10'
push through civil rights legisla-
Stennis led the.defense witnes-
ses before the committee today.
(in another front, Ihe Republi-
cans were o"t s«# agreeable. To- .
lay.,,they offered their first chal-
lenge to President Truman's re-
! -|iiest for broad anti-inflation pow-
ers from Congress.
The administration wants a sev-
en-month extension of voluntary
controls over steel and other
scarce commodities. The controls
expire March 1. In the meantime,
a new program nf controla Includ-
ing mandatory powers would be
worked up and presented as a bill. .
The Republicans Instead offer-
ed a one-year extension of volun-
tary , controls, hoping to lessen
pressure for mandatory govern-
ment controls over industry.
The test seen# was a closer! -
door session of the Senate Bank-
Spice' was added to the tariff
hearing when Rep. Reed (R-NYl
charged that the administration
was using "steamroller" tactics
to push through the foreign aid
DRAFT BOARD MEMBERS
HAVE SESSION TUESDAY
Members of the local draft
I ward No. 100 met Tuesday at the
county courthouse for regular f
routine business, according to Mrs.
J. W. Thigpen, chief clerk.
Charles Ehlert, state clerical
audit supervisor; Robert Patten,
of Jasper, and Herman Hall, of
Newton, attended the meeting.
of. Dimes, wi
the mosquitoes moat of the time
for the past several years, as • a _
result of mi^uTlb cdhTrol WOrk,-| The public Is-being Invited -and
i« evidence that the good work
can be repeated.
VER THE COUN-
admission Is set at IS and 25 cents.
Grave of Vinton
gard to Orange county. It will be
remembered that beginning the
here Tuesday night to be on the
lookout for two men in a 1849
One of the burglary suspects
hsd 9205 in his pocket and the
other 9240. Police also found
4.94 cached away In money
4att«r half of the year 1913 that LiUy Barrioa haa rweoivedword
oil was first discovered in what
was to be known as Orangefield
«nd that the bounds of the field
apiNMd- until hundreds of acres
war* Included in the producing
areas. Latftr Si field was brought
in at Bessie Heights, to the west,
and a tew short years ago, devel-
opment of big wells took place in
tfj# yjtfxdty of Terry, then In the
Vldor area, aM next came en-
croachments from the Gist wells In
Ihe lower edge of Jaaper county,
and now the best development
Mams on Its way back Into the
•Mas north or Orange in the
gartburg community discovery
well, 11 miles north of town.
that the grave of her brother.
Staff Sergeant Wade J. Barrios,
who had been reported missing
since May 8, 1944. while he was
serving in the U. S. Air Corpa,
had been located. He had been
burled in the civilian Cemetery
at Linde. Germany but was later
disinterred by the American
Graves Registration personnel
arid reinterred Iri the V. S. Mili-
tary Cemetery in Margraten. Hol-
land, ten miles west of Aachen,
Germany. ,, '
Miss Barrios also received a re-
quest for disposition of the re-
mains and will ask that his body
be returned home, she said.
of $969.94 the men Bail in their
possession. . —
They are lb ItlV City )sll pend-
ing further action. Berry said.
Three Inducted in
National Guard Unit
The local National Guard unit
inducted three new men Monday
night at its regular weekly meet
ing, according to M. B. North.
The men are Thomas W. Sim-
mons, David H. Chenoweth and
Emery L. RiCh#d-
Dr. O. C. Seastrunk gave twelve
men innoculations for typhoid st
the meeting, North saUL
Advance Tickets to Jaycee-Sponsored
Barter Theatre Production Go on Sole
Road Bond Money
Is In Bank Here
Orangr county has available to-
day $1,205,244.47 in cnnh which
is Its i hare of a proposed five-
year, $15,000,000 highway devel-
opment program to be undertaken
Jointly by the county, state and
The sum was placed on deposit
in an Orange bank by Kddleman-
Pollock Co., Houston bond brokers
who purchased the $1,200,000 road
bond issue approved by voters in
BarterTstarrlng Judith Anderson.
For Two Officials
Judge r. s. Bland, justice of
the |rt ace and Constable Fred An-
drew*, both of Precinct- 5 will soon
have an office In which to trans-
act official business. In a special
session Tuesday the commission
ers' court authorized cpnstrpctlor
of a 12x12 foot wooden fr^m.
building to be located in Mau-
rlcftvtjle, for that purpose.
The H, T. Burton Lumber com-
pany of Mauiicevllle was given
the contract for erecting the of
Herman Nies Quits
As City Demo Head
Herman A. Nles; Sr.. city Dem-
ocratic chairman here for the past
four yejirs, resigned the post to-
lay because of ill health. His du-
'ics will be handled by A: F.
Hums, party secretary, until the
Democratic /"ommlttee appoints a
In his letter of resignation t#
tie committee, Nies expreaaad re-
tret at having to give up the post
but said his health no longer
would permit the active partici-
pation in party affairs it requires.
Appointment of a successor Is
expected to be msde later. The
committee will see little sctlvtty
n^xf yeav's city election.
Stark high gymnasium Thursday
nighL_imdei™ pmiamhip^f the
Junior Chamber of Commerce
have gone on sale at a number of
pofnts, it was announced today.
They are available at Keown Sup-
tton...gt 9th and Green,
Kenyon Auto store.
This will be the second appear-
ance here of the Barter players
urider Jsycec sponsorship. Lsst
year the group did Oscar Wilde's
"The Importance of Being Ear-
nest" to a near-capacity audience.
Famena Shaw Flay
"Arms and the Man'*' Is one of
George Bernard Shaw's most fa-
mous plays and Is a satire ort war.
The role of Raina In the pro-
duction will be played by Vir-
ginia Mattis, only one of the ac-
tors In the Barter group which
came here last year.
Miss Mattis spent a season with
the Del Monte summer theatre,
sided over the session in the ab- | STEAMER LOADING
tfUMUIt!!' I. n. LUUyer. TWe ex-
tra $5,241.4'/ represents the $1,500
the bonds plus $3,744.47 interest ; |avet, who was In Austin on offlc-
lte.ted .JMT.10C toljid business Commissioners T R.
delivery of the bonds to the buy- j Granger,"W
The commissionenf court will
$700,000 of the amount over
for use in constructing 51.7 miles
of new. hard-surfaced farm to
roads. The remainder
will be used by the cdurV td buy- - .Knighfg JBl."jColumbu&, KC hall
radio. After microphone roles in
"Henry A Id rich", "Modern Ro-
mance" and "Tomorrow the
World", she Joined the Theatre
Guild production of "Othello" oh
tour in the U. S. and Canada. She
is In her second season with the
Barter theatre. «
and develop rights of way needed
>r building and Improving stab
and federal highways in the coun-
Police reported damages at $25
for a car Involved in a two-car
collision tday at 10 a. m. when
one of the vehicles was backed
out of a driveway into the path
of the other, according to Police
Officer Ellis Landry.
No Injuries end no arrests were
reported. J ' v
steamer, is loading a cargo of
flour here today for overseas de-
A Mrfjuire"and Cais- : livery, ..according"to"port oftlcUU.
ey Peveto also were present. j Heavy fogs delayed the steamer's
■iinm.n| jirrivai in port over twenty-four
• • a
7:30 p. m.
A woman nearly as big as I am
' j said yesterday: Vl've been doing
m . some of those stooping, bending
^ H-ir rsxtsc -
sonic temple. 7:30 p. m. Rquattle." That woman, of course.
Shriners club Gilmer Homes re-! j, prgC.Y O'NEAL , . . Speaking
creation hall, 7:30 p. m, ; |of gaining weight, INEZ RUN-
ELLS has Joined some of the rest
of us about not being able to get
DAY'S PET PEEVE; The driver
\ who failed to reeet the tree he
uprooted and the fence he ran
over In my yard and
Southeast Texas Sportsmen's
club-district courtroom, 7:45 p. m.
Emergency corps of Oringe
Amateur Radio .club, courthouse.
8 p. m.
Optimist club. Airport
12:19 p. m.
cafe,' down aside from waking me
in the middle of the night
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