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- HOUSTON THREATENED
Deaths at 11
DALLAS OP Hail and thunderstorms battered storm-weary
Texas from the Panhandle to the Rio Grande yesterday threat
ening new floods.
The rains continued today
Two persons drowned at Dallas
yesterday and a Mexican couple
were killed by lightning at Nuevo
Laredo, across the Rio Grande
Olheri Die In Wrecks
At least 11 drownings have',.. : : ,,,
been blamed on the floods since
the violent weather started April
18. Several other deaths, incliid-
ing traffic accidents on slick high
ways or washed out bridges, have
been attributed to the weather.
The surging Trinity River
in the Houston area. The Trinity
passed the 26-foot mark yesterday
WASHINGTON (UP) The
Interior Department today an
nounced award of a $107,955,522
contract for construction of Glen
Canyon Dam on the Colorado Riv
er in Arizona.
The 700-foot high dam will be
the second highest in the Western
Hemisphere, exceeded only by the
726-foot Hoover Dam.
The contract went to Merritt
Chapman & Scott Corp., New York
The contract was described as
the "largest single contract of rec
ord" for construction of a dam.
It allows about seven years to
build a huge concrete arch dam.
which will create a reservoir of
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The dam will be located 16 miles
above the dividing point between
the upper and lower Colorado ba
sins at Lees Ferry. It is designed
as the chief control structure for
the Upper Colorado Basin.
It will have eight 112.500 kilo
watt capacity generators in a
powerhouse at the toe of the struc
ture; Total capacity will be 900,000
kilowatts. - ' -
A total of 4.770,000 cubic yards
of concrete will be poured into the
vast new dam, a volume exceeded
only by Grand Coulee Dam on the
Columbia River in Washington and
Shasta Dam on the Sacramento
River in California.
Announcement that the contract
had been authorized was made by
Assistant Secretary of Interior
Fred G. Aandahl.
threatened to spill over its banks!;" the state the past 10 days. A
35 Tried for Looting
PADUA, Italy (UP- - Thirty-,
five persons, most of them for-1
mer Communist guerrillas, went
on trial here today on charges of
murder, looting and embenlcmcnt
arisine, from the theft of Benito
Mussolini's 1900,000 fortune.
Only 34 defendants were present
In court. The 35th, Communist
legislator Dante Go r r e r 1, has
been a fugitive from justice for
The trial is expected to last
four to five months. More than
300 witnesses are scheduled to
appear, including Mussolini's wid
ow, three of their children and the
sister of his murdered mistress.
The Fascist dictator and his
mistress, Claretta Peiacci. were
killed in nearby Dongo 12 years
Sunday by Red guerrillas who
ambushed the German convoy that
vas trying to smuggle them out
of the country.
No one is certain what became
of the "Dongo treasure 1 some
$61,000 worth of gold and more
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along the Gulf and in south and
at Liberty. Tex., 40 miles north
west of Houston, two feet above
It was expected to reach 28 feet
before it slops rising, which may
flood residential areas in Liberty.
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The Department of Public Safe
ty said nine major rivers were
fjooding after the torrential rains
total of 68 highways were closed
and hundreds of bridges were
Six Feet Above Flood Stage
The Sabine River on the east
ern boundary of the state has
been six feet above flood stage in
its upper branches near Mineola
and Gladewater and another six
foot rise was expected early this
The swollen Colorado was ex-!
pected to crest at 32 to 35 feet
at Wharton and Bay City today.
The crest at Wharton would be
higher than the flood of June 1941.
Flood warnings were issued for
Gonzales. Cuero and Meyersvilte
in central south Texas as the
Guadalupe continued to rise. The
Nueces and Frio rivers, also in
south Texas, flooded lowlands
along their banks.
The Rio Grande, Pecos and
Devils River were being watched
closely in the junction area.
Streams feeding into the Rio
Grande have washed out railroad
tracks and highways in the Laredo
area along the Mexican border.
Boy Swept Off .Spillway
The body of David Jones, 10.
was found on White Rock Creek
yesterday in Dallas. He was
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drowned yesterday in the Trinity
He was swept into the river as
dozens watched in horror.
C. R. Seymour of Ropesville has
been missing on I-ke Diversion,
near Wichita Falls, since last Fri
Rains up to 4'4 inches were re
ported yesterday in central Texas
on the Colorado and Guadalupe
Hailstones up to the size of coif
balls piled up nine inches deep at
Clarendon after a storm yester
day. At one time WRter ran
seven feet deep across U. S. 287
west of Clarendon. Hains up to
6 inches were reported in the
Flood damage along the Trinity
and Brazos rivers alone already
amounts to more than 15 million
dollars, according to an estimate
by Army Engineers.
than WOO.OOO in Italian. British,
Spanish and Swiss currency that
Mussolini was carrying with him.
A number of persons who ap
parently "knew loo much" about
the theft have been murdered in
the years since the Mussolini for
New York City has a new Mu
seum of Primitive Art which ex
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ca. Oceania and early phases of
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PORTLAND, Ore. Gov. G. Mennen
Williams of Michigan (center) was greeted
by Oregon Gov. Robert Holmes (right), -and
Rep. Porter (D.-Ore.) (left), when he
arrived at the Portland airport yesterday.
Deliver the Goods,
'Soapy' Tells Demos
PORTLAND (UP) Gov. G
Mennen William of Michigan told
Multnomah county Democrats Sun
day that achievement of power
by their party demanded also the
assumption of responsibility.
The youthful governor, who has
been mentioned as a candidate for
the Democratic nomination for
President in 1900, highly praised
Oregon Democrats, for the "tre
mendous job" they have done in
"Now you have to deliver the
goods," Williams said. "The peo
ple should have a larger slice of
the good things in life."
Williams lauded Sen. Wayne
Morse as a man "we all have
HIGH COP RUMOR
5 Said About to
WASHINGTON (UP) - Five
members of President Eisenhow
er's cabinet may resign soon, ac
cording to informed GOP circles.
Secretary of Defense Charles E.
Wilson and Treasury Secretary
George M. Humphrey, previously
have been reported ready to re
turn to private life.
The GOP circles said the three
other cabinet members who may
Low out soon are Secretary of
State John Foster Dulles. Secre
tary of Commerce Sinclair Weeks
and Postmaster General Arthur E.
Wilson and Humphrey were ex
pected to stay on until after the
outcome of the congressional
fights over appropriations, defense
Wilson's resignation has been
rumored, and denied, for months.
Reports that Humphrey is leav
ing sprang up again last week and
the Treasury secretary himself
dropped a strong hint that he
plans to resign soon. Humphrey
said it was well known that he
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Michigan Governor Greeted
tremendous confidence in
Williams spoke in Medford Sat
urday night at the annual Roose
velt Memorial dinner.
He said the Democratic party
must "recognize the new chal
lenges and meet them with new
ideas. That is what Franklin
Roosevelt would be doing if he
were with us today."
SAN FRANCISCO JH Michi
gan's Democratic Gov. G. Mennen
Williams, in California for a two
day series of speeches, said he
was "tired of Eisenhower normal
cy and drifting."
Williams told reporters 'the
people want to start doing things"
had "been in the cabinet much
longer than I originally planned. '
Three names have been men
tioned as possible replacements
for Humphrey. They are Robert
B. Anderson, a Texas Kisenhower
Democrat and former deputy de
fense secretary: Undersecretary
of Treasury W. Randolph Burgess. 1 1
ana Lewis . Douglas, lormer-g
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time budget director under Presi-'
dent Franklin D Roosevelt. ;g
Should Dulles leave. I ndorsee-;
retary of State Christian A. Her-;
ter, former governor of Massachu
setts, would be a likelv successor. : H
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spread to social gatherings of
belles in such United States cities
as Newport and Saratoga.
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Williams spoke at the annual Franklin D.
Roosevelt Memorial dinner at Medford,
Ore., Saturday night and in Portland Sun
day. (AP Wirephoto) ,
as he arrived by airplane Sunday
night from Portland.
"I think the people want some
thing done about the big money
items in all state budgets high
ways, education and mental
"The Democrats," he continued,
"are the ones who have the pro
grams on these problems and
stick to them because they want
to give all the people a belter
Williams said "the administra
tion's foreign policy depends on
who's talking. Eisenhower says
one thing, Dulles another, and
your own Sen. Know I and tR
CaliO has his own ideas.
"What is needed Is a general
review of the world situation to
evolve some way for the nations
of the earth to build economic
and political stability. A firm
basis for peace must include a
policy of justice and self-determination
of peoples an item on
which Secretary of State Dulles
has been vacillating,'1 he declared.
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"Free Gift Wrapping"
Kennedy Says Probe Unit Can
Prove $320,000 Theft by Beck
By HERBERT FOSTER
United Press Staff Correspondent
"WASHINGTON (UP)-The Sen
ate Rackets Committee has a
"good deal more" -information on
Teamster Union chief Dave Beck,
committee counsel Robert . Ken
nedy said Sunday night.
Kennedy also Expressed confi
dence the committee could prove
that Beck stole (320.000 in Team
Kennedy, appearing on the NBC-
TV program "Meel The Press,"
was asked if the committee could
"prove in a court of law" its ac-l
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KITTERY, Maine Stolen station wagon
hangs suspended in air ,after ramming
into i post following a hundred mile-an-hour
chase for IS miles. Lionel ' Palardis
of Chicopee Falls, Mass., 17, who police say
was driving the stolen vehicle was serious-
cusation'that Beck "took" W20.000
in Teamster funds for his own
"I think that without question
we could prove that Mr. Beck
stole the $320,000," replied Ken
nedy. Lot More Information
He said the committee has a lot
more information on Beck than
disclosed in previous hearings and
said the Teamster chief will be
given "an opportunity to come in
and refute" the data "if he wants
Kennedy said the new matter
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1 involves companies in which
Beck "had a financial interest
thai nave dealings wnn mc cam
Sters Unioi.." He said the "infor
mation that we will develop" will
be of interest to the AFL - CIO
Ethical Practices Committee,
which is already considering
Beck's case, as weli as to the la
bor movement as a whole and the
The rackets committee sched
uled a public hearing this after
noon to give Earl P. Bettendorf,
a Texarkana, Tex., businessman,
a chance to explain why he was
not indicted along with two Team-
lv injured in the crash at the Interstate
Highway Toll station early today. State
Police. say Palardis is an escapee from the
Maine State School for Boys at South Port
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ster Union leaders accused of a
cepting money from him.
Texan Not Indicted
Bettendorf asked to appear after
committee chairman John L. Mo
Clellan ID-Ark.) said the commit
tee would ask the Justice Depart
ment why the Texan was not in
dicted. Teamster Union business
agents Joseph McHugh and Rob
ert Malloy of Scranton, Pa., art
under federal indictment for ex
torting $4,200 from Bettendorf.
The committee pressed a search
for four long-missing witnesses in
its investigation of Beck and his
Teamster Union. They are Beck's
son, two of Beck's wife's rela
tives and a Teamster Union audi
tor. Kennedy said the son and two
relatives are wanted for question
ing because they hold "prominent
roles in certain companies that
have had financial dealings" with
MRS. SWEET'S POTATOES
ST. LOUIS, Mo. (UP) - Mrs.
Dee Sweet's potatoes the Maim
variety should bring her close to
$600 during the coming year.
Mrs. Sweet, an Indianapolis
telecaster. won an acre of the
New England spuds at a conven
tion of women broadcasters Sun
day. CAUSE AND EFFECT
SAN ANTONIO, Tex. (UP) A
mass meeting of citizens called to
protest poor drainage that last
week caused flash floods had to
be postponed Sunday.
The reason: More flash floods.
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