TB Quarantine Tried in Corpus CORPUS CHRISTI A new chapter in the old fight to rid Texas of infectious tuberculosis is being written here in the enforced isolation of a 34year-old Corpus Christi woman, the mother of three children. County Health officer Dr. G. Turner Moller signed a precedent-setting writ of quarantine ordering the woman’s confinement at Hilltop Sanatorium in the interest of public health. Although known to be suffering from a “far advanced” case of infectious TB, the woman was living in a four-room house with her three children and ten other persons. Health officials said the action came after earlier efforts to have her voluntarily enter a sanitorium had failed. The quarantine was imposed under an old but apparently never previously used state law. The action was in part provoked by the death of a nine-year-old girl who had been infected by her mother, who had run away from the sanatorium and refused to take additional treatment. Dr. Moller favors a statewide TB quarantine program. “We feel we can take care of our county, but we may drive some of the worst carriers into other cities, where they will continue to spread the disease,” he explained. The case for such a program was also pointed out in a report by Dr. James A. Bethea, executive director of state hospitals, who wrote: “You may be interested in knowing that of 1,949 patients discharged from out state tuberculosis hospitals, 1,222, or 57 percent, left against medical advice and with their disease unhealed, following an average hospital stay of only 186 days. “Trained observers estimate that only 20 percent of these would go ahead and get well and that the state would therefore lose its investment in the other 80 percent. “At the present daily cost of $4.52 per patient day, this loss against medical advice reaches the surprising total of $754,630,” reported Dr. Bethea. The Corpus Christi Tuberculosis Association has passed a resolution asking the Legislature to allocate per diem payments to city-county hospitals for treatment of TB. HOW LAW-VIOLATING CAN YOU GET? 1 OLed by Protestant ministers, Houston prohibitionists are mobilizing for a massive fight to stop the sale of all alcoholic beverages in most of Harris County. The campaign will open with a poll tax payment drive in the next few weeks. The Week in Texas OState hospital system executive director Dr. James A Bethea resigned effective June 1. A survey by American So cial Hygiene Association investigators showed that despite repeated cleanup campaigns, Galveston’s red light district has 1R brothels with more than 100 prostitutes. Sheriff-elect Paul Hopkins, who promised voters he will enforce the laws, commented: “I think the people can look for a definite improvement after Jan. 1.” Texas Independent Produc ers and Royalty Owners executive committeemen meeting in Midland proposed the presentation of federal legislative bills which would give small, independent gas producers “more equitable” treatment in any new gas bill passed by Congress. University of Texas students residing at Robert E. Lee hall protested the placement of parking meters along the street in front of their dormitory by uprooting twelve of the meter poles and bombarding police cars with eggs. Isle’s After-hours Tippling Ordered to Come to a Halt AUSTIN 0 As result of the crucial Mid dle East situation, air force and army reservists across Texas were placed on notice they are subject to 30-day call to service. “It’s nothing to worry about,” said Major Stanley Swiatek, army ‘reserve advisor in San Antonio “It’s just a precaution to see that Dec. 7 and Korea don’t happen again.” 0 Maggie nelson, 56 year old alcoholic postitute, who was convicted of killing her common law husband \(with whom she said life was “just a slap, a stomp, sheriff’s officers took her to prison “desperately ill.” State prison board secretary Dr. George Beto said the transfer of Mrs. Deison to prison when she was so ill was neither “humane or moral.” the federal government for the aid of education, through grants to states and local authorities, where such aid is necessary,” he said. “It will not lead to federal control so long as the people of this country do not want federal control.” He said the federal government has been aiding education since the Morril Act of 1862, “but the control of our educational system is still within the hands of of the state and local authorities. That is where it should remain.” Hart repeated his position that the Supreme Court anti-segregation rulings should be carried out. Open Shop j Governor S h i v e r s conferred with Sherman Adams, assistant to the President, in the White House last week. Adams took him over to chat with Eisenhower at the swimming pool on the grounds. Reporters missed the visit because they were talking to Jim Hagerty at the time. “He was in town and dropped in to see his friends,” Hagerty explained. Hagerty said Eisenhower and Shivers didn’t discuss the Texas senatorial situation. Shivers told Senator Daniel the senator and his staff are welcome at the Governor’s office, invited Senator and Mrs. Daniel to the Mansion, said he didn’t want to appoint the Senate successor unless he had to, and promised to The U. S. Treasury Depart ment sold $1.6 billion in 91 day notes at interest rates averaging 3.043 percent, the highest rate on this kind of security since the bank holiday of 1933. Tremendous pressure is being applied to increase the maximum rates of interest on governmentguaranteed loans. U. S. Rep. Wright Patman of Texarkana heads a joint subcommittee on the Economic Report, which has scheduled hearings on the latter question for next month. 0 In a record city vote, Mayor Pat Kindle and councilmen of Aransas Pass were removed from office by recall election growing out of the Sept. 12 firing of Police Chief Felix Turnbough by City Manager Howard McCalla. 0 District Judge J. K.Quinn of San Antonio ruled that Cameron County Attorney J. T. Canales libeled Webb County District Judge E. D. Salinas and set damages at $10,000. The suit grew out of newspaper articles in which Canales criticized Salinas for dismissing two indictments against 79th District Judge C. Woodrow Laughlin. “Labor has a right to organize into , unions and to present its demands through collective bargaining. Management has the right to conduct its own business without unreasonable interference …. When there is industrial strife, labor, management, and the public all suffer. “The government must not be dominated by either management or labor. The government must see to it that disputes between management and labor are settled on a reasonable, lawful basis, and with minimum damage to our national economy.” Hart developed his reasoning on the issue of the “right-towork” law, which prohibits the establishment of union member OHigher prices on motor oil will be posted by Dec. 1, according to predictions by Joseph J. Malec of Houston, executive secretary of Texas Service Stations, Associated. OThe Galveston Housing Au thority filed a $16,460 damage suit against former GHA executive director L. Walter Henslee and former Galveston water commissioner Marshall McNeel, Jr. Henslee was found guilty earlier this year of defrauding the government in his GHA operations and sentenced to a year in prison and a $4,000 fine. He has given notice of appeal. 0 Hidalgo County officials backed down before a storm of protests and rescinded their plan to raise their own salaries and those of all other elected county officials. e r Calling for continued ear marking of their share of the cigarette tax, the state hospital board announced plans for a $54 million, 10-year construction program. 0 Plans are being made for nationally known wildlife artist Francis Lee Jaques to do a series of four paintings for the administration building to be built at the Rob and Bessie Wildlife Foundation near Sinton. 0 All eight of Harris County’s state legislators are supporting a proposal of a constitutional amendment to authorize out-ofstate advertising of Texas’s recreation facilities and favorable vacation climate. 0 Duval County auditor Don ato Serna asked the county commissioners to hold county expenditures to the “bare essentials.” Some funds were left short after payment of $247,660 of current tax payments for deficiency warrants issued last year. He blamed the financial problem on expenditures “far beyond the budget in previous years.” Washington abide by an attorney general’s opinion on the timing of the Senate election if Daniel would. Daniel said he thought Shivers was being “unfriendly” by trying to appoint the new senator and neglecting to follow the law by calling a special Senate election before the new session of Congress. Rep. Martin Dies, a Senate candidate, asked Daniel to set a special election as soon as possible after his inauguration. Senator Searcy Bracewell, another candidate, called on Daniel to resign at once so the election can be held this year, while the election year poll lists still apply. Apart from James I4art’s policy speech in Pasadena \(see related the political realm. hardy band of fellow L-men have been circulating the county raiding after-hour operations. First they hit the Kemah Club, then an establishment known as De Elmo’s Club. Contrary to past procedure, they were not content with simply filing charges of operating an open saloon against the owners and employees. Charges of consuming liquor after hours were filed against all the customers. However, instead of hauling the 13 customers off to the local Bastille, the sympathetic L-men did permit courteous treatment of their prisoners. Operators of the Kemah Club summoned Justice of the Peace Emil Schenk from a presumably sound sleep to come down to the bar to hold an extraspecial 2 a.m. court session. He fined each of the customers $1 Plus court costs of $18, which the club operators quickly paid. Liquor Control Board chief Stevenson says he is dead serious about enforcing this after hour consumption law in Galveston County. He says his boys have done an “awful lot of work down there but haven’t been able to accomplish much.” “What do you feel is the reason yoUr enforcement program hasn’t worked down there?” Stevenson was asked. “Well, er-r, that’s a question I’d rather not answer for publication. I’ll tell you uoff the record though.” Regarding this current past midnight crackdown, Stevenson says “we’re prosecuting these boys under 4-C, 666 of the penal code controlling after-hour consumption. If we can’t get the places to close up we may be able to run off their customers,” he .explained. Did the after-hour crackdown apply to all places? “It certainly does.” Does that include the Maceo syndicate swank Balinese Room? “Well,” said the liquor chief. “that place is awful hard to gel into, but the naw applies to the Balinese Room, too.” Page 8 Nov. 28, 2956 OU. S. Rep. Omar Burleson of Anson came out against bringing Hungarian refugees into the United States. “They are being wined and dined and having a big fuss made of them and will think that kind of treatment will go on forever. After a ,while, they will flock into the big cities and form their o w n settlements. These Eastern Europeans are not going to contribute anything to this country,” he said. Hart Calls for .Federal Aid, In a speech pre-billed as ” major statement,” Form UT Chancellor and Supreme Court Justice James Hart told a breakfast meeting here that he is for federal aid to education, 90 percent of parity prices for farmers and ranchers, foreign aid, and voluntary membership in labor unions. Of the Senate race in which he is a candidate, he said: “Based on news reports, I judge it will not be until next spring. Whenever it may be and whoever may be the other candidates, I am in to stay and to win.” He said he thinks Senate service should be “a long-range career.” His speech contained his most precise statements on labor and foreign aid to date. a ship as a requisite to employ interest as well as the nation’s welfare, that union membership should be on a voluntary basis.” Hart defended foreign economic aid because, he said, it makes it possible feir other countries to buy finished products in this country which otherwise could not find a market. He also argued: “Recent news releases showed that 77 percent of the dollars spent in foreign aid since the beginning of the Marshall Plan have been paid to American suppliers. So foreign economic aid in most cases is really aid to American industry and labor or American agriculture” just as much as to the country receiving it. Texas representatives in Congress have traditionally voted against federal aid to education. Hart wants to break , this pattern. “I would not hesitate to favor the appropriation of money by ment. “The labor unions of this country have prospered, and one reason they have done so, in my opinion, is that they have been able to persuade men and women to join their ranks voluntarily,” he said. “If we should ever get in the situation where all men and women who work in industry are forced to join unions, then the next step might be that the government would step in and regulate and control the unions, just as it has stepped in and regulated and controlled industrial monopolies. “I think it is better for labor’s GALVESTON Do what you will in most of sin loving Galveston County these days, boys, but remember that when it comes to consuming alcohol, midnight is the witching hour. In a move that has local tipplers more amazed than awed,
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