The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, January 26, 1954, Image 2
TUESDAY, JANUARY 26, 1954
General Motors Expansion
Answers Depression Rumors
If it be true that money talks, the an
nouncement by General Motors that it will
spend 1 Billion or so to expand its produc
tion facilities is a resounding statement of
the corporation’s faith in the future of Amer
A soundly managed industry does no!
spend that much money for expansion, if
its top officials are not convinced it will pay
oif. And no one ever has accused GM’s
managers of not knowing their business.
In making the announcement, Harlow H.
Curtice, GM president, gave his views on fu
ture business conditions in this country. He
said he can see no depression in sight, adding
that in his opinion “the national economy
should be strong and healthy throughout the
year.” And he gave some compelling rea
sons for his belief. Mr. Curtice said:
“The fact that we are embarking on
an unprecedented expansion program at
this time is evidence that we have con
fidence both in the immediate future
and in the long-term growth of the mar
ket for our products. This program is a
measure of our faith in our country.”
The GM announcement folowed by a few
weeks one by Henry Ford II that the motor
company he heads will spend some $600 Mil
lion on an expansion program. It would ap
pear that both giants of the automobile in
dustry are confident that the nation will take
the cessation of hostilities in Korea without
stumbling into a depression, but, instead,
will go forward into a healthy peacetime
What these two are doing is being done
also on a smaller scale by business firms
everywhere. Instead of losing momentum
and cutting back to see what may happen,
they are enlarging facilities and making
plans to go after new business. It would
appear on the whole that only those who like
to be frightened are paying much attention
to those who moan of hard times ahead.
— Houston Post
WASHINGTON — (A 5 ) _ John L.
Lewis today denounced Albert C.
Beeson, President Eisenhower’s
nominee for the National Labor
Relations Board, as a “self-styled
unionbuster” who “possesses an as
tonishing bias” against labor.
Lewis, president of the United
Mine Workers, wired all members
of the Senate Labor Committee,
not considering the nomination:
“It is inconceivable that any
senator . . . who takes the time
Program to Aid
Prof. Henry Ross of the Agri
cultural Education Department
Texas A&M College is directing
an organized program designed to
bring technical agriculture assist
ance to the nearly 1,000 vocational
agriculture teachers in Texas.
Under the new program, Profes
sor Ross meets with area planning
committee composed of vocational
agriculture teachers to determine
the in-service assistance needed in
technical areas. He then arranges
for A&M specialists to meet with
the teachers for training purposes.
Dairy, poultry, animal husban
dry, entomology, farm shop and
other A&M specialists have been
called upon to assist in this new
He estimates that teachers of
vocational agriculture will call for
150 such meetings in 1954-55.
“Changes in the technical as
pects of agriculture take place so
rapidly that vocational agriculture
teachers must have expanded help
from A&M,” Ross says.
to read the record would in good
conscience unleash, with the power
of government behind him, such a
raging protagonist of the exploit
ers of labor in the nation.”
Meanwhile, the committee sched
uled a fourth meeting on the nom
ination of Beeson, a San Jose,
Calif., businessman who would
bring the five-man board to full
If approved by the committee
and then by the Senate, Beeson
would be the third Eisenhower ap
pointee to take a seat on the NLRB
—thus giving the administration
a clear majority. Beeson has told
the committee he would approach
his duties without bias.
During close questioning by com
mittee Democrats last Wednesday,
Beeson said he thought the NLRB
under former President Truman
had administered the Taft-Hartley
law to favor labor over manage
Chairman H. Alexander Smith
R-NJ expressed confidence that
Beeson will be approved by both
the Labor Committee and the Sen
ate, but a committee vote appeared
Democrats have indicated they
fear that Beeson might reflect the
management point of view in board
Lewis said in his wire that Bee
son “admits to a prejudical favori
tism toward employers and a
vengeful attitude toward labor
which borders on hysterical malig
nancy. I protest the confirmation
of the self-styled union-buster Bee
Most recently, Beeson has been
industrial relations vice president
for the Food, Machinery and Chem
ical Corp. of San Jose.
The United States has admitted
more than 40 million aliens since
the end of the Revolution.
Lawrence Sullivan Ross, Founder of Aggie Traditions
“Soldier, Statesman, Knightly Gentleman”
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HOLLYWOOD— (A 5 ) —Mari
lyn Monroe is suspended
again, for refusing a movie
role, and there is talk that
the picture she rejected may
be made without her.
She was suspended Jan. 5,
when she disappeared. But
Frank Sinatra left a reconcili
ation with his wife Ava Gard
ner in Rome and flew to Hol
lywood on time for his role in
the same film.
Shooting was delayed, and
when Miss Monroe turned up
married to Joe Di Maggio her
studio relented and gave her
until yesterday to report.
She didn’t, and was prompt
ly suspended again.
Killer Shot By
TEXARKANA, Tex., Jan. 26—
b? 5 )—Four highway patrolmen last
night cornered and killed a 54-year-
old former railroad worker who
critically wounded his estranged
wife and then shot to death a po
liceman trying to arrest him.
The four patrolmen found C.
Jack Strachan in a clump of trees
near Simms, Tex., Strachan’s home.
The fugitive opened fire, and was
killed trying to fire again, though
wounded, police reported. Mean
time, his wife Josephine, 44, was
in critical condition in a Texarkana
hospital with a bullet wound in her
Pu blica tion Da tes
The next issue of the Commen
tator should be off the press by
Feb. 27, said Bob Hendry, editor.
The following issue will be com-
p’eted in April and the last one
the latter part of May, he said.
The next issue of the Agricul
turist has been delayed by adver
tising, but should be printed by the
first part of February said Ed
Stern, editor. The next issue should
be off the press by March and the
last issue will be printed sometime
in May, Stern said.
Save Your Money!
Save Your Clothes!
C A M PUS
Roadblock Ahead Seen For
Federal Held Strike Vole
WASHINGTON — OP) — Top ad
ministration officials were reported
convinced today that President Ei
senhower’s proposal for secret gov
ernment-supervised strike votes in
labor disputes is all but dead.
The proposal was certain to
come in for more discussion dur
ing Secretary of Labor Mitchell’s
return appearance at a Senate La
bor Committee hearing for further
questioning on Eisenhower’s 14-
point program for revising the
Taft-Hartley labor law.
Mitchell, due half an hour later
before the House Labor Commit
tee, was to be followed at the Sen
ate hearing by W. B. Barton, gen
eral counsel of the U. S. chamber
Informed cources who asked not
to be quoted, by name said the
administration has been doubtful
all along that Congress would ap
prove the strike vote recommenda
tion. They said Eisenhower’s chief
labor advisers now feel the pro
posal would meet overpowering op
position in the Senate.
Barton said the Chamber feels
Eisenhower’s labor message to
Congress had “a sincere ring and
paves the way for needed changes”
in the Taft-Hartley Act.
However, he disclosed that the
Chamber supports only about a
half the President’s recommenda
tions— including a form of the
strike vote proposal—and “ques
Barton said the Chamber be
lieves a strike vote should be taken
prior to a walkout “and only after
collective bargaining negotiations
have reached an impasse.”
Dr. Gee Is Named
To Okla. A&M Post
Dr. Lynn L. Gee, of the bacter
iology department, will become
head of the Oklahoma A&M col
lege bacteriology department this
Dr. Gee will serve in the Schools
of Veterinary Medicine and Agri
culture, in addition to Arts and
Dr. Gee, professor of bacteriol
ogy here since 1948, is a graduate
of Brigham Young university,
Colorado A&M college and the LTni-
versity of Wisconsin. He is a
native of Pocatello, Idaho.
Dr. Gee was on the Purdue uni
versity staff before coming here.
He served four years in the U. S.
A SHORT COURSE, sponsored by
the Chemical Engirteering depart
ment, will be held at the Memorial
Student Center Wednesday, Thurs
day and Friday. “Instrumentation
for the Process Industries Confer
ence” is the title. Dr. J. D. Lind
say is chairman.
* * *
JANUARY 31 is the deadline for
paying poll tax to vote in elections
this year. Persons who become 21
this year may obtain exemptions
at the Court House in Bryan.
RICHARD A. HAAS has been'
employed by the Texas Forest -
Service as assistant forester at
Woodville. He has been employed
by a consultant forestry firm in
* * *
SEVEN STAFF MEMBERS and
one graduate student from the De
partment of Range and Forestry
will participate in the annual meet
ing of the American Society of
Range Management at Omaha,
Nebr., which begins today.
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