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r^-f 7%Ui> *M ^ “EKKF I •- Modern Ga. Range. I I jll |7 T| ! f7 i 111 mJSTmJS: | Pulegnai Company ALAMO IRON WORKS Brownsville, Texas Q) san antonio Brownsville t ^ -----■’ THE VALLEY FIRST—FIRST IN THE VALLEY—LEASED WIRE SERVICE OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS—(>P) -“ _ _ ___ I THIRTY-SIXTH YEAR—No. 189 BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 11, 1928 TEN PAGES TODAY 6c A COPT \ NOW Valley farmers whistle cho§r felly. I From the topa of motor trucks piled high with cabbage. IThey are headed for the loading ptations. * Where they will get from $t5 to p20 for their cabbage. . IMiich is why they are whistling | Cheerfully. It's much more fun to travel three Stiles to loading station atop a truck of cabbage that will yield from $30 to $40 to the load th.i to carry the same load for $8 to $8 a ton. When cabbage bringa the latter figure Mr. Farmer has no whistle Coming, and he refuses to whistle. The average farmer in the Valley Will tell you that he can make his cabbage a profitable crop if he can get from $15 to $20 a ton. W One grower once told the writer that if someone would guarantee him *10 a ton for cabbage over a period of ten years he would be wealthy enough to retire. No one accepted his challenge. I • • * THE NAME of the city of Browrs Ville, Texas, appeared several times f 111 the dispatches of The Associated press today. One dispatch had to do with the International air mail route. Another dispatch from Cleveland told of Mexico's plans for a great highway to extend from Brownsville to a point on the Mexican Pacific coast. Still another told of a turkey ex hibit at Dallas, with displajs from Brownsville to Canada. All of which calls forcibly to mind that for the first time in many vears Brownsville's name appears in the dispatches in connection with con ■tructive undertakings. Which, from every standpoint, is better than the “war'* stories in the years from 1913 to 1J16 and later. • • • NOW Postmaster General Cosme Hinojosa of Mexico announces that the Mexican government believes the best route for the air mails will be via Queretaro. Saltillo. San Luis Potosi, Monterrey, thence to Browns ville. Unless the United States would prefer to meet Mexico at Laredo. But the United States air mail ser vice is being importuned to use the western route, via Fort Worth and * San Antonio. It insists, however, that It prefers the Atlanta-New Orleans Houston-Brownsville route. At all events, there's a healthy scrap on for the location of the bor %ter junction roint. with Brownsville and Laredo the contenders. Brownsville has a slight edge, be cause Washington is inclined to fa vor this route. Which doesn’t mean necessarllv that Brownsville Is certain to get it. Brownsville had better “step on It.’’ “make hay while the sun shine«.” “let no grass grow under its feet." if it wants this air mail route. • • • BEET PRICES up a hundred per cent in the past ten days. Cabbage prices up from f>0 to 100 per cent in the past ten days. Shows what a little freeze in other sections of the gulf coast will Ho for winter vegetable# in the Lower Rio Grande Valley. Indications are. say shippers, that the upward trend will continue for some time to come. All of which is welcome to Valley farmers. They can use a little extra money at this time. Now the farmers can employ har vest labor. The labor will speed a little money, the farmer will «pemf • little money, pay a few debts; the merchant# will get some money with which to gladden the hearts of their creditors. It’# a sort of endless chain, this prosperity business. • • • WESLACO road district disposes «f a road bond issue of S8.VO.itO0. Purchased by same concern that bought the Fdinburg-Mercedes dis trict issue of ?3.9n<V,0°. All of which means that within a short time, no doubt, there will be a, considerable amount of road con ftruction under way in the eastern end of Hidalgo county. And Cnmeron county should lay plans to join every Hidalgo rend that touches at the Came*-on county line. • • • BROWNSVILLE city commission •rs announce plans to pave Palm Boulevard from the terminus of the present paving to the Los Flbanos subdivision privately-built pavement. Already a corerete road has been extended from the north end of Talm Boulevard to connect with the Pare des line road to Los Fresno?. e Will give the city a second outlet to the Paredea road, another beine under contract, that of Seventh street pavement to the city limits. Ft. Worth Hotel Clerk Wounded FORT WORTH. Tex.. Jan. 11.—</T> _G. B- Welch. 67. hotel room clerk here. was shot through the chest last night after being robbed of $100 in cash and a tl& eheck by a young unmasked man who- after registering for » room as “Albert Johnson, held him up with a ?mal1 ca,»bcr re ^Weich was shot when he attempt ed to kick the robber. After firing ence the robber ran down stairs and made his escape. OIL WORKER KILLED HONDO. Tex- H ■-'James E ’ gtalsby. 30. an ©»! field machinist, killed instantly in an automo bile accident here Tuesday. He is ,, survived by hi# widow and one J ehild k . . MRS. SNYDER AND GRAY TO DIE IN CHAIR Governor Smith Issues Refusal to Act On Plea For Clemency In Slaying Case NEW YORK, Jan. 11. (^—Denied clemency by Governor Smith, Mrs. Ruth Snyder and Henry Judd Gray apparently are doomed to die in the electric chair at Sing Sing tomorrow night. Governor Smith disposed of their application bv this statement: “In the matter of the application for executive clemency for Ruth Sny der and Henry Judd Gray: “This case has received my anx ious consideration, not merely since the hearing before me upon the ap plication for executive clemency, but ever since the Court of Appeals unanimously affirmed the conviction of the defendants. ‘The execution of this judgment on a woman is so distressing that I had hoped that the appeal to me for executive clemency would disclose i some fact which would justify my j interference with the processes of (Continued on page two.) MERCYPLANE LANDSSAFELY Serum Brought Here For Tucker Help Tuesday Night The Mercy plane of the San An tonio Drug company won another victory over the Grim Reaper here Tuesday night, but it* occupants. Gilbert Waller, pilot, and W. F. Knecht. an official of the company had a narrow escape from death themselves when they dropped into the Fort Brown landing field at 7:40 p. m. The plane, rushing anti-rabies serum here for two domestic ein Dlovee* of E. J. Tucker, bitten by a i tad dog lat-t Saturday, came down hard on the extreme edge of the landing field, and all the skill of the pilot barely prevented the ship from i cashing headlong into the brush along the river bank. Serum was suggested by Dr. B. 0. Works, attending physician, when a report came back from Austin that ! an examination of the dog’s head j had returned positive, and was or ! dered bj»H. G. Weinert. of the Eagle Pharmacy. The dog was killed last week af ter it had bitten Caroline Tucker. !fl-year old daughter of Mr. Tucker; Bragebios Rios, 23 and Remigo Rios, ! 15. both employed at the Tucker 1 home. The little girl was rushed to the *ta*e laboratory at Austin for treat ment there, although it was not be lieved that the dog was infected. Tie head of the animal also was ' *ent to the state capital and when rabiefc showed in its brain, the sernni was ordered from here. The Mercy plane left San Antonio at 1:30 o’clock Tuesday afternoon, and as darkness fell a line of auto mobiles was gathered along the lower side of the filed at Fort Mrown. each with its headlights thrown upon the landing space. At 7:45 o'clock the distant hum of a motor was heard, and almost im mediately the flashing lights of the plane could be seen cutting the sky. After circling the field three times, the little ship came to earth, but m a diagonal line across the field. It landed in the road that skirts Ihc flying field, and fast work on the part of Waller turned the plane bark onto the cleared space without a mishap. Both victims of the dog were re ported doing nicely Wednesday morning, following the injection of the serum by Dr. Wi.-ks Tuesday night. Dr. Works. Mr. Weinert and about 25 others waited at the field until the plane came in. Waller and Mr. Knecht took off for San Antonio Wednesday morn ing after spending the night here, apparently not the least impressed by the narrowness of their escape. ’ When one flies in the service of humanity such adventures are a part of the day’s work,” Mr. Knecht said. . About six weeks ago the ship was forced down in darkness on its maiden voyage while bringing serum , here for the Cisneros drug store on ;an emergency call. Yale Students Trial Delayed NEW HAVEN. Conn.. Jan. 11.—(JPi i —It order to prepare their cases, both prosecutor and defense attor neys today secured postponement in city court of the hearing for nine teen Yale students arrested last night charged with violating a city ordinance prohibiting distribution of hand bills of an advertising nature. The subject matter of the bills had to do with a labor disagreement. Judge Stanley Dunn set January 21 as the time for a hearing and As sistant Citv Attorney Nelson R. Du rant and Phillip Troup for the stu dents. each expressed belief that they would be Yeady at that time. a p--— -* Rising Prices Bring Smile to \alleyites Rapidly rising prices of cabbage, beets and carrots, the principal truck crops being harvested in the Valley at this time, co-incident with the return of bright sunny days, are bringing smiles to the faces of Valley growers and busi ness men. Cabbage prices have risen to $13 and $20 per ton and the price of beets and carrots have doubled in the past few days. Shippers say the increase in prices will con tinue for some time. Large shipments of cabbage, beets and carrots were leaving the Valley Tuesday, consigned princi pally to New York ana other east ern points. Growers were receiv ing around $13 per ton for cabbage, several shippers paying as high as $20 per ton for choice lots to fill mixed cars. Beets were bringing the growers from 73 cents to $1.00 per hamper according to quality, and the carrot price ranged from ■40 to 50 cents. Shippers at Brownsville, San Be nito. Harlingen, Mercedes. Weslaco, I'onna and Alamo reported a steady demand for Valley vegetables, but stated that eastern dealers ap peared reluctant to meet \ alley quotations. However, they had no difficulty in disposing of every thing loaded, and asserted they were confident that the steady in crease in prices would continue for several days. Officials of the Valley Vegetable Growers Exchange expressed them selves as well pleased with the out look. They have secured excellent returns for their members on prac* tically all shipments in recent weeks, and got good returns on early shipments considering the condition of the northern markets, the officials state. The price at which cabbage was moving out Tuesday indicated returns of $18 to *20 per ton for the members in the pool. Practically all shipments from the Mercedes tract are going into the New York and Pittsburgh mar kets. with scatterings along the Atlantic seaboard. Shipments from the Jill Bros, and Vohlsing Co. plantations in the northern part of the tract arc getting into full swing, most of their shipments moving over the Southern Pacific. Heavy shipments of cabbage, heets and carrots are forecast for the next three or four weeks, with small shipments of turnips, pars ley and a few other vegetables. Wilbur Asks Big Naval Building Budget in House WASHINGTON'. T). C., Jan. II.—UP)—Stressing his own belief that 'America needs a first class navy”. Secretary Wilbur placed today before the House Naval Committee both his personal reasons and those of the Navy Genera! Board for asking congress to authorize a $725,000,000 new warship construction program. "In the preparation of this program the general board has primarily considered the need of this government for its naval defense,” he said. *It is true that in detfrmining this need the general board at all times has taken into consideration the condition of other navies and their construc —-jftion and replacement program so far I SCRIVENER IS FOUND GUILTY Alleged Bank Robber Of Texas City Gets Life Sentence GALVESTON, Tex.. Jan. 11.—<JP>— A jury in district court here early today found W. S. (Shilo) Scrivener guilty of robbery by assault of the First National Bank of Texas City Nov. 1 and assessed a sentence of life in the penitentiary at Hunts ville. The verdict was reached after the jury had received the case late at a night session and had deliberated one hour and fifteen min ties. Defense counsel immediately filed notice of appeal. Scrivener based his defense on an alibi, asserting that he was at his home in Houston when the Texas City bank was robbed. The state combatted this defense by introduc ing witnesses who testified that he was seen in the vicinity of the bank before the holdup. Trotsky Banishment Report Is Doubted BERLIN, Jan. 11.—i45’)—'The soviet embassy and the Russian news agency Tass today continued to as sert that they were without knowl i edge of the reported banishing from ! Russia of Leon Trotzky and other opposition leaders. The German papers, however, almost without ex ception deal with the report as if it were a fact. At the embassy the statement was made that “it is wrong in any case to use the term banishment, but even on the reported sending of members of the opposition into the provinces we have no informatin.” is iney are Known to us. "Future wars must be fought largely by vessels already completed at the beginning of the war. Great Britain announced at the Geneva conference that she needed about 600,000 tons of vessels of the cruiser class. Our original proposal at Geneva was for cruiser tonnage of between 250.000 and 300,000 tons, a tonnage less than we felt necessary for our fleet. We were willing to ac cept the hazard of building less ton nage than we needed if the other powers would accept similar hazards. "Great Britain was not willing to accept this limitation but felt her needs for the larger tonnage of cruis ers she proposed to be imperative or the protection of her national in terests. “The insistence of Great Britain, her naval experts and delegates at the Geneva conference upon her ab solute need for a larger tonnage of cruisers, regardless of the naval pro gram of other powers, is most per suasive evidence that we also have a definite need for cruiser tonnage, re gardless of the program of other powers, if we are to have a well rounded fleet for our defense, and also that such a program for us is in no sense competitive.” The secretary said that the pro gram proposing construction of 15 cruisers, five aircraft carriers, nine destroyer leaders and 32 submaines was "in no sense competitive but is baed upon the needs of our navy as is determined by the secretary of the navy upon the technical advice of the general board.** "The president is opposed to com petitive building,” he continued. “Congress has also manifest its un willingness to engage in competitive building. "We do not ask you to build a cer tain number of tons of each type of vessel for the reason that Great Brit ain has that number of tons or be cause to do so would bring us up to a parity with Great Britain nor do we ask you to construct a certain amount of tonnage in order that we may he on a 5-3 ratio with Japan. Point Isabel Lighthouse To Get Honored Position (Special to The Herald) POINT ISABEL. Jan. 11.—The old lighthouse which has been seamark and landmark of Point Isabel since 1872 is being repaired, repainted and set apart on a terrace to mark the center of activities in “building a city where a city belongs. Abandoned by the federal govern ment after the present lighthouse was built near Brazos Santiago Pass, the Point Isabel lighthouse stood sturdily upon a high hill untenanted but still a marker from as far out as fifteen miles at sea and from just east of Los Fresnos on the landward side. *"Dangerous-Po Not Enter’’ was a sign warning nailed across the door in the old brick tower for many years. A few treads in the iron stairway had been weakened and the platform at the top of the tower had fallen away. When the old keepeds’ house was torn away last week to make space for opening of * new street visitors feared that the old lighthouse would be torn down also. But the Port Isabel Company, de velopers of the new harbor city, have set aside the old tower as a perma nent marker and center of interest and are rebuilding it to make it ser viceable again. The outer appearance will rot be changed except that a new coat of white paint will be applied. A new platform will be built where the old one fell away and visitors may soon climb to it and view the coast, bay and Gulf for many miles. The stair may is being rebuilt so that it will be safe for all visitors. Ground around the base of the tower is being cut amay to leave it on a double terrace. Wide steps will lead up from the street level on three rides to the base of the tower. In a couple of weeks the old light house will shine whiter than ever over the Valley’s port project and from the top of it Valley people can orama of the seacoast playground. OLD BOARDS IN VALLEY WATER DISTRICTS WIN Hotly Contested Races Result in Very Few Changes at Polls in Tuesday Elections Practically no change will be made in the personnel of the various boards of directors of the Valley wa terd istricts as a resultofthe m ter districts as a result of the dis trict elections Tuesday. The heaviest vote ever cast in wa ter district elections was polled when all district*, with the exception of Edinburg, elected five directors. The Edinburg district, which was convert ed into a water control and improve ir.ent district over a year ago, eletted three directors. In several of the districts, includ ing Harlingen, Donna. Santa Maria and McAllen, the old boards were returned almost without opposition, and in those ditricts where the elec tion was contested thei. were few changes in the old boards. The di rectors elected by the Edtnburg dis trict are all newr men, but had the support of the old board. The most interesting contest was staged in the Pharr-San Juan, San Benito, La Feria and El Jardin dis tricts, and record votes were polled in each of these districts. Old Board Win The entire old board of the Pharr San Juan district won by heavy ma jorities after one of the most spirited campaigns the district has ever witnessed. A total of 619 votes was cast as compared with 343 in the 1924 elections. Practically every voter in the district went to the polls. The final count stood: Clay Everhard 472, Charles Starlin 482. E. H. Griffith 610. P. M. Johnson 612. E. H. Russell 470, G. L. Callis 163. U. J. Boehnka 169, Foy Hull 15S, J. O. Miller 87. An interesting contest was staged in the Los Fresnos district in which the old board won by decisive ma jorities. The vote was: Ed Box 21, (Continued on page two) CROWDSMEET AT RIO HONDO Celebration of Loop Road Opening Be in Observed (Special to The Herald) RIO HONDO, Jan. li. — Sooth Texas’ longest highway loop is being formally opened here today. From every part of the Valley a stream of cars early today com menced flowing over the new con crete highway Irom Harlingen and 2an Benito to Rio Hondo, and by noon the largest crowd ever as sembled in the Arroyo City was pres ent to aid in the tri-city celebration of the opening of the San Benito Rio Hondo-Harlingen loop. “The finest highway in the South,” was the unanimous verdict of those who rode over the new loop for the first time. They enthusiastically congratulated Rio Hondo upon the acquisition of the highway which residents of the city assert will even tually make Rio Hondo one of the most favored resort points of the Valley. The celebration program, prepared by the secretaries of the chambers of commerce of the three cities and a special committee, started at 11 o'clock. Chas. Carpenter, secretary of the Rio Hondon Booster Club, wel comed the visitors, and expressed Kio Hondo's appreciation. He stated the citizens of the three cities were proud of the new highway which he predicted would be an important fac tor in the development of the entire (Continued on page two) Death Sentence For Two Upheld In Appeal Court AUSTIN. Tex., Jan. 11, Two men sentenced to the electric-chair because of convictions growing out of holdups, today found the Court of Criminal Appeals unwilling to intercede for them. Death sentences assessed J. E. (Bob) Silver for his alleged partici pation in the robbery of Roscoe Wilson. Fort Worth theatre oper ator, slain when his money wts tak en. and Juan Flores, who allegedly killed Manuel Feinandet, San Anto nio youth, while holding a pistol on Fernandez's mother in a “raid” on her small store, botn were af firmed. Discussing the Silver case, the court declared the fact that Silver was sitting in an automobile when Wilson was shot did not present a “mitigating circumstance.” Other ex ceptions raised by the defense were dismissed in the same manner. The court granted the habeas cor pus plat of Olive Wallace under a Tarrant county murder charge, for bend, allowing him to offer $7,500 security. SMITH ENDS LAST HOPE oov AL SMITH ms. RUTH SNYDER HENRY JUDD GRAY MEXICAN SCOUTS * * * REACH NOGALES * * * ON HIKE TO U. S. NOGALES. Ariz., Jan. 11.—UP)— Four Mexican Boy Scouts, after a hike of 62 days from Mexico City, arrived here yesterday. After a brief visit the scouts will continue their hike to San Fran cisco where they will celiver to the Boy Scouts of America mes sages of Mexican friendliness. During their trip north, made by way of the west coast of Mexico, the boys said they had four en counters with bandits and once were threatened with execution. On that occasion they were saved by the arrival of federal troops. On reaching San Francisco the boys will have tramped 3,000 miles. MEXICO PLANS HIGHWAY HERE _ Big Building Program Revealed At Meet In Cleveland CLEVELAND, 0., Jan. II.—UP)— Mexico faces the greatest road build ing program in its history, speakers from that country told the conven tion of the American Road Builders Association here today. Plans were made public to American engineers for the construction of seven nation al trunk highways, foremost of which is the Mexican link in the Pan-Am erican highway from Canada to Chile. Julio Garcia, consulting engineer of Mexico's national highway com mission. said the seven highways will link populated centers of Mexico with its frontiers, the first from Mexico City to Laredo, Tex., 300 miles of which have been completed; the sec ond from Mexico City to the Guada lajara to Vera Cruz; the fifth, from Brownsville. Tex., and Matamoros to port of Chamela on the Pacific coast; the sixth, from Guadalajara to Ciudad Juarez at El Paso, Texas, and the seventh, from the state of Jalisco to Sonora on the Pacific coast. Ford Gets 20 Years In Marshall Slaying MARSHALL. Tex., Jan. 11.—UP)— Charles Ford today was found guilty of murder in connection with the slaying here last December 31 of G. C. Jenkins and was sentenced to 20 years in the penitentiary by a jury which had deliberated an hour and i a half. He seemed unmoved by the verdict, although his wife burst into tears. Attorneys for the convicted man immediately set about preparing a motion for a new- trial, and announ ced it would be filed in district court here as soon as it had been complet ed. The case went to the Jurors at 10:30 o'clock last night, and then immediately retired, beginning delib eration of the case at 9 o’clock this morning. Senate Will Delay Nicaragua Inquiry WASHINGTON. D. C , Jan. 11.—UP) —The senate foreign relations com mittee today agreed to delay action on the resolution providing for in vestigation of the administration’s policy in Nicaragua until after the l Pan-American conference in Havana. 1# tVith the refusal of Governor A1 Smith of New York to interfere in the ease, Mrs. Ruth Snyder and her paramour, Judd Gray, apparently were sure to go to the electric chair in Sing Sing prison Thursday for the murder of Mrs. Snyder’s husband. Attorneys were making efforts to halt the executions with other legal weap ons, but there seemed to be lit tle indication that these moves ^ would be effective. 2 HURT HERE IN FIRE DASH Grid Star in Auto Ac cident; Bettin Home Damaged Two high school boya were In jured, Roy Weller, fire chief chief had a narrow escape from inji , aud one woman barely escaped burning to death, as a result of a fire that did damage estimated at $4,000 to the home of Sol Bettlu, First and St. Charles streets, at 4:30 p. xn. Tuesday. Rodolfo Samono, 18, Eighth and Washington, and Harold Reed, 16, Sixth and Jefferson, were secerely cut and bruised when an automobile in which they were riding was struck by the official car of Chief Weller, at Ninth and Washington streets, as the latter was answering the fire call. Mrs. Jennie Bettin. aged mother of Mr. Bettin, was alone at the home when the fire broke out, and (Continued on page two) | Late Bulletins FORD OPPOSES PROFIT. CLAIM NEW ORLEANS. Jan. 11.—(JP)— Plans of the American Cotton asso ciation to give the cotton growers a “reasonable profit" on their products have been opposed by Henry Ford. Detroit manufacturer, who has stated that if the price is “brought high enough" he will be forced to use other material. J. S. Wannamaker, president of the association said to day. CLEMENCY REFUSED NEW ORLEANS. Jan. 11.—(JP)— Clemency again was refused Byron and Robert Dunn, convicted slayers, by the state board of pardons here today. The decision of the pardon board leaves the men without hope of staying execution of their sentences other than from Governor Simpson and the federal court. HORNSBY DENIES ROW ST. LOUIS, Jan. 11 -—(eP>—Answer ing the statement of Charles A. Stoneham. president of the New York Giants, Rogers Hornsby said today there never had been a word of con troversy between himself and Man «qer John McCray and he had neve\ contemplated getting the manage ment of the Giants. ENDURANCE TEST ROOSEVELT FIELD. N. Y. Jan. 11. —i/P>—Clarence D. Chamberlin New York to Germany flier, and Roger Q. W’illiams hopped off 13 minutes after noon today, in an attempt to break the present duration flight rec ord of $2 hours, 22 minutes and 31 seconds. RECOVER SIX BODIES PROVINCF.TOWN, Mass.. Jan. 11 — 0P>—The bodies of six more of the submarine S-4’s crew were recovered today in the motor compartment by Di%-ers Thomas Campbell and Frank Crilley. These brought the total re covered to 23. ASK FI NDS WASHINGTON. Jan. 11.—UP)—'The multitudinous activities of the in terior department will require an ex penditure of $272,430,000 next year under the second departmental supply bill reported to the house today by its appropriations committee. FUND BILL PASSES WASHINGTON. Jan. 11.—UP)—'The second big appropriation bill of the cession, that providing fb2,202,00© for the state, justice, commerce, and labor departments, was passed by the house today, and sent to the sen ate. WOMAN FOUND DEAD GREENVILLE. Tex.. Jan. 11.—(AV Mrs. J. W. Cover. BO. was found dead in a bam at her home today. Her throat had been cut. A rator was nearby* RIGHT HERE FROM MEXICO SANSINCIDENT Party Assured of Air Mail Route to Come to Brownsville, Says Local C. of C. Head The Houston Chamber of Com merce good will planes, on the return trip from Mexico City, landed at Brownsville at 12:15 today and wera preparing to continue the flight homo later in the day. The start was made from Mexiro City at 9:35 a. m. today, and the flight was made here from Tampico after a short stop there at 10:15 this morning. Although the weather was eloudy and a rain was threatening when the planes left the Mexican capital, the flight was without incident, accord ing to G. C. Richardson, manager of the local chamber of commerce who made the light. The trip was a succe.-sful ona In many ways, according to members of the party. The delegation, according to Rich ardson, saw thesr airplane flight to Mexico City hear fruit when President i P. E. Calles. receiving them formally at Chapultepec Castle, assured them that a Mexican air mail route will be established to the Texas border. “Mexican and the United Statee joined hands at Chapultepec Castle, the historic point stormed nearly four score years ago by Americans. The party was told Monday by Postmasteg General Casme Hinojeso that the Matamoros-BrownsviUe Houston air mail route in preferred to the Laredo route. The route prob ably will be via Queretaro. San Luis Potosi, Saltillo, Monterrey, and to Brownsville, he said.” "It is understood that Chicago, Dallas, Kansas City. San Antonio, Laredo, and other cities are join ing in a movement to gain priority for a Central Mexican-American air mail route hrough Laredo. “Mr. HI- ljosa told the Houston men that tue central route with a feeder from Tampico to Mexico City and another from Tampico to Brownsville would be excellent. His department is negotiating with a Mexican aviation company, of which George Rihl is president, for carry ing mail via Tampico to the capital. Postmaster General New of tha t United States, a few days ago said he favored an air mail route front Washington to Mexico City, through Atlanta. New Orleans. Houston, Cor pus Christi and Brownsville, there to connect with Mexican lines.” Senate Group In Search of Bribe Papers’ Forger WASHINGTON, Jan. 11, (A”) — Branding as spurious the Haarst documents which named four United States Senators as proposed benefi ciaries of & Mexican slush fund, l hairman Reed of the Special inves tigating committee informed the sen ate todav that he suspected Miguel Avila, who procured the material for the Hearst papers, of manufacturing them. As Senator Reed completed hi» re port Senator Norris, republican. Ne braska. asked if the committee did not think that Avila and John Page, Hearst reporter, had committed per jury before the committee. Reed replied he thought Page had, but that he did not think there was sufficient evidence to prove it. Turning to the case of Avila. Reed declared his suspicions and told of an error made by Avila in a sample of his typewriting which appeared in the documents. M AN DEC A PTTATFD JACKSONVILLE. Tex., Jan. 11. (& —Sam Carlton. 20. was decapitated by a Missouri Pacific passenger train here last night. Trainmen did not know of the accident until they had reached Palestine, 25 miles from here. ’ ' — —». .. WEATHER For Brownsville ard the Lower Rio Grande Valley: Partly cloudy tonight and Thursday; somewhat warmer to night. Light to moderate southerly winds on the west coast. For Fast Texas: Fair tonight and Thursday; somewhat warmer in the southeast portion. Light to moderate southerly to westerly winds on the coast. DAILY RIVER BULLETIN There will be no material change in the river during the next few days. Flood Preset t 24 Hr. 24 Hr. Stage Stage Chog. Rain Del Rio . 10 .00 Fugle Pass .. 18 8.0 0.0 .00 Laredo.27 -0.1 0.0 .00 Rio Grande .. 21 8.0 0.0 .00 Mission . 22 8.0 -0.2 .00 San Benito .. 23 11 1 +1.2 .00 Brownsville .. 18 5.3 -0.4 .00 TIDE TABLE High and low tide at Point Isabel tomorrow, under normal meteorologt* cal conditions: High . 8:08 p. ra. Low .... 12.28 p. m. MISCELLANEOUS DATA Sunset today...5:82 Sunrise tomorrow 754.* ......... 7:12 \