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_ _ ___
\ NOW Valley farmers whistle cho§r
I From the topa of motor trucks
piled high with cabbage.
IThey are headed for the loading
* 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
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
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
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
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.
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 . .
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
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.)
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
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.
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
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
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
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
“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
"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
*"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.
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)
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
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
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
oov AL
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* * *
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
Grid Star in Auto Ac
cident; Bettin Home
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
—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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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
’ ' — —». ..
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
There will be no material change
in the river during the next few
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
High and low tide at Point Isabel
tomorrow, under normal meteorologt*
cal conditions:
High . 8:08 p. ra.
Low .... 12.28 p. m.
Sunset today...5:82
Sunrise tomorrow 754.* ......... 7:12

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