BOYS, RULING 1
Think Traffic Signal
Would Move Sheds
And Widen Streets
(Special to The Herald)
SAN BENITO. May 9.—Sweeping
•hanges in San Benito—changes cal
culated to add a different appearance
and outlook to the city—and includ
ing removal of packing sheds from
the railroad track, widening of
atreeta, installation ct a dinercm
atreet tralfic light system tnan the
one now proposed, and other matters,
were endorsed by ban Benito s city
Commission at a special meeting
The city commission on that day
Was composed of senior students
from the high school here, who were
•fected to run the business of the
«>ty for a day.
They met and passed the resolu
tion advocating sweeping changes*
put the matter up to the regular com
mission, which went hack into office
Wednesday, and which is scheduled
to meet Wednesday night.
The resolution adopud by the boy*
At a meeting of the commissioners
of th» city of San Benito, presided
A over by the mayor of the city, on
w May 8th, 1928, it was definitely de
cided that should the necessity arise
for the establishment of traffic
lights, a more unique system than
that contemplated by the previous
commissioners meeting should be in
stalled. In making this report we
feel that wa have taken everything
into consideration, ar.d cannot *ee
our way clear to accept traffic sig
nals calling for the building of a
traffic tower sixteen inches square
and seven and one-half feet high,
with a concrete base of 18 inches;
and with advertisements appearing
around the traffic lights. We feel
that this sort of itaffic system
would be nothing short of a public
nuisance, and we theiefore, at this
meeting have passed resolutions that
other measures be passed by the next
commissioners meeting to reject fur
ther plans for such a system of
traffic signals. In the even that
traffic signals are desi.-ed, we would
suggest aome similar *o those in use
by Brownsville, Texas, and Dallas,
Texas, for we believe in building for
the future, and it is our candid opin
ion that within a short period of time
San Benito will be la.ge enough to
warrant tha installation of a number
of traffic signals.
At this meeting wc have passed
resolutions calling for the removal of
warehouse buildings cr. the north
aide of Rowson street for two blocks
west of Sam Houston boulevard, and
the packing sheds on the south side
of Batts street east of Sam Houston
boulevard. We believe the same to
be unsightly, a nuisance, and further
niore a fire hazard. W ealso are in
favor of widening the streets at least
twenty feet, for two blocks on Row
eon atreet west of Sam Houston
boulevard. We believe the railroad
will be willing to cooperate with us
in this venture, as soon as the new
depot is completed.
* These measures orssed this 8th day
of May, 1928. by the city officials of
the city of San Benito, state of Tex
Wm. E. Mallory, Mayor,
The street lighting system referred
to is one which is to be installed her.
with e similar one at Harlingen, fol
lowing action of the commission at
Its last meeting.
Removal of the wnrehouses and
1 packing chads, and widening of the
atreeta mentioned by the boy rom
mieiioners are projects which have
baen discussed in the past, and at
tempted at three times by various
individuate or groups, with no auc
During the reign of the hoys In
San Benito Tuasday things rocked
along quietly, they reported. Billy
Greenslade acted as fire chief, and
Joa Liles was chief of police during
the day. They held cown the city
hall, fire station and police station in
good style while the officers of the
day took a holiday.
Wednesday's program of Rotary
Boys Week in San Benito includes a
trip through the industrial section of
the city under the direction of Frank
C. Ludden, head of the Central
Power & Light company in the Val
ley, on Thursday the boy officials
will report back to the Rotary club
the events of their day's reign.
The program comes to an end Fri
day with a picnic for all boys expect
ed to be on bond.
^increasing importance of the Valley
as a sportsman's paradise and a dis
tributing point for sports supplies is
reflected in an enlargement of the
quarters of Batsell-Wells. sporting
Kods store at Thirteenth and Eliza
th streets. The firm has doubled
Its floor spare by removing a wall
•nd annexing the adjoining store
room formerly used for offices. The
interior has been rearranged along
•tore efficiency lines and the im
Kvement ia further emphaaixed by
eonstructoin of handsome display
•rindows on both sides of the build
Although opened less than a year
•go, the firm'a business haa grown to
%n extent that expansion was found
Imperative to accommodate the en
larged stock and the increasing vol
ume of trade, according to J. H.
Betsell. member of the firm. A new
gelf line has been added recently.
(By The Associated Press)
Senate continues with tax bill
While house takes up Morin bill for
, government operation of Muscle
t Senate campaign funds committee
gxamines Secretary Hoover and
Seed's campaign treasurer.
Agriculture eubcomm-itee of senate
las before it "slack-fill package” bill.
Laguardia anti-injunction measure
Mfore house judiciary committee.
Great Lakes channel improvement
»reject again before house rivers and
Today's Radio Features
FEATURES ON THE AIR
Wednesday. May 9
7 M—loans Troubadours; Popular—WEAh WRC WGV WGR WTAM
WWJ WSAI WUB KSD WRHM WOC WHO WOW WDAF KVOO
WBAP KPRC WHAS WSM WMC WSB KOA
7 00—Or>*retta In Miniature; Musical Features--WOR WADC WAIU
WKRCWGHP WMAQ WOWO KMOX KMBC
" 50—Goodrich Hour: Caroline Andrews. Soioist—WKAF WRC WGT
WGR WTAM WWJ WSAI WON KSD WCCO WOC WHO WOW
WDAF KVOO WFAA KPRC WOAI WHAS WSM WMC WSB
s ro_Columbia Hour: Musical Feature—WOR WADC WAIU WKRC
WGHP WMAQ WOWO KMOX KMBC KOIL
g *0_National Grand Opera: "Shanewla"—WEAF WRC WGR WTAM
* WSAI KSD WOC WHJ WOW KVOO WHAS WSB
KWWC-Valley Radio Station
Brow navi lie
(1080 kc—277.8 meters)
12 ra.—Weather forecast and market newt aervice.
4 p. m.—Weather forecast; market news service; reports of missing
men; news dispatches from The Associated Press and The
12 m.—Featured Coathanger’s program.
KHMC—Harlingen Music Co.
(1270 kc—236.1 meters)
7:00 - 8:00 a. m.—Cal with The Edinburg Review.
9:00 - 11:00—Specialties.
1 p. m.—Weather forecast and market news service.
2:15 • 6:00—Baseball results and radio dealers’ program.
6:00 - 6:30—Brownsville Herald program.
6:30 - 11:00—Specialties.
CHAMBER HITS I
Selfish Business Is
Scored By Session
Of U. S. Body
WASHINGTON, Miy 8.—i/Pj— Re
pudiation by tba bulimia profession
of all aelfiah and dishonest indi
viduals and those who suppress the
truth about transactions about which
the public is entitled to know waa
demanded here Tuesday by Edwin B.
Parker, chairman of :hc board of the
chamber of commerce of the United
Sounding the keynote at the open
ing of the sixteenth unnual meeting
of the chamber, Mr. Parker called
for a sportsmanlike c:nduct of all
business and the throwing out of the
profession of “those pirates whose
acta stigmatize and bring business
generally into disrepute."
His severe indictment of those who
ruthlessly exploit the public for their
own private gain was the high light
of an address, "team-work for pros
perity," in which the speaker reiter
ated the chamber’s oppjsition to gov
ernment entry into the realm of busi
ness where private enterprise can
better serve the public, branded as
“business outlaws" tho«e who fail to
observe the canons of decency and
fair play, called for cooperation in
the interest of agricultural pros
perity, and warned against the
flaunting of i merican prosperity be
fore the rest of the woild in place of
dedicating such prosperity to service.
“Much has been slid and written
of late.” he added, “of the betrayel
of public trusts by tnose in high
places. All such perrons must be
dealt with by the courts and by the
voters to whom they are account
able. I have neither the time nor the
disposition to deal with them here.'
The demoralization to legitimate
business that sometime* follows in
the w*ake of congressional investi
gations, Mr. Parker continued, can
largely be avoided by “organized
business doing its own investigat
Turning to unemployment, he said
it was up to business to find work
for those released thifUgh mechan
ical improvements and seasonal in
To View Vessel
HARLTNGEN. May 9.—The liir
lingen Chamber of Commerce bust
committee w*ill make a trip to Ray
mondville Friday of this week, it
was decided at a meeting of the com
mittee Tuesday, the trip being plan
ned to view n boat which Is being
offered to the chamber of com
The boat under consideration is a
24-foot craft, that will carry a doren
passengers. It is reported to have
a speed of 40 miles an hour.
The boat, if purchased, is to be
placed on the Arroyo Colorado, and
used under the direction of the
Chamber of Coommerce in furthertng
the waterway cause there.
Members of the committee are
Ben Pupkin, H. J. O'Connell, )!. L.
Starnes and A. A. Kimmell.
TO LOOK UPON
V TO TASTE
mTb* Higbast Quality for Htaltb*
WriufoeMrs. Kmx'sNot Cook Book. This is its
fimt s—ann rnn will find it the newest, roost
OistUt E Kaos Gekdm Company
SOP Kmom Aveaee, Johnstown. N. Y.
;£. a. __ '
TO HOLD MEET
Ladies Night To Be
Observed in San
Benito May 15
SAN BENITO, May 9.—Ladies’
night of the Valley District Lum
bermen's association will be observ
ed at the gathering to be held here
Tuesday night of next week, accord
ing to announcement by T. E. Marsh
bank of this eity, an officer in the
The meeting will be held at the
Stonewall Jackson hotel ih San Be
nito, and every member i» expected
to bring a friend, and his lady, ac
cording to Mr. Marshbank. Follow
ing the dinner there will be games
of bridge, dominoes, etc., and music
is to be furnished by the Stonewail
Jackson negro quartet.
Lumber men from all parts of the
Valley are expected, and the local
officer said that he expects a new
San Benito Buddies to
Give Concert In
(Special to The Herald >
SAN BENITO, May 9.—One of the
most Interesting programs of Music
Week in San Benito is exacted to
be riven here Wednesday night by
the Sam Jackson post, American Le
The program will be made up en
tirely of instrumental numbers and
male voices. J. A. Cochran, F. L.
Walker, Robert Reed, Louis Hirvch,
and the Forty and Eight quartet are
on the program for rumbers.
The Legion quartet will sing 'he
song which it has composeJ and
copyrighted, "Our Valley Home,”
and will also sing some medley
songs which are to be sung at the
national Legion convention in San
Antonio later this year.
Music Week was opened with i
massed choir program, in which all
churches joined, «t me r.rs.
church Sunday night.
The San Benito municipal bun!
gave a concert Monday night in the
city park as the second number on
the program for the week, and the
Wednesday Morning Music club gave
a musical program at the high
school Tuesday night.
Old time song: will be sung at the
high school Thursday night under
the direction of Mrs. W. S. Fairey,
and the h:gh school glee clubs will
give a program Friday night, and
another Saturday afternoon at 3
o’clock, cloaing the activity for the
Meet Open to All
HARLINGEN, May 9.—The Trav
eling men's get-together which is to
be held here May 35 under the aus
pices of the Harlingen chamber of
commerce is open to all traveling
men and district branch managers,
and is not to be exclusi\ely for mem
bers of the Travlers’ Protective as
sociation. according to Myron T.
Ward, chamber secretary.
“A number of persons have the
mistaken idea that attendance will
be confined to members of the
T. P. A.” Ward said. "The T. P. A.
is helpinr the chamber of commerce
in arranging the affair, but it is to
be open to all traveling men in the
at their best
You will learn how good
strawberries really can be
when you eat them with
Shredded Wheat* For
breakfast, lunch or supper
this food combination is the
best treat of the season. The
distinctive flavor of crisp,
toasted whole wheat blends
wonderfully with the milk
and the fruit. It’s an easily
digested food combination
too. Shredded Wheat is
nothing but selected whole
wheat, shredded and thor
oughly baked. And
with twelve full size
biscuits in every
package it’s an eco
nomical food as welL
Made by The Shredded Wheat Company
Worth Two in the Bush”
And that’s the way it is with our bar
gains. You’ll find it better to take ad
vantage of the one offered now than to
wait for one later—for our merchandise
sells quickly and cannot always be dupli
cated. Buy now and be sure to get just
what you want
Covacevich Supply Co.
G. A. Covacevich, Prop.
Hardwire, Auto, Electrical and Plumbing Supplies
Everything for the Home and Farm
Opposite New Chamber of Commerce
fn Mrs. Swift*s Lake Forest Home this charm
ing bedroom is rose, blue and brown. The
Chinese rug is blue and cream; the curtains
and bedspreads rose. The Simmons Twin
Beds are Model No. 1540 in Walnut finish
M/s. Edward F. Swift
HAS CHOSEN THIS CHARMING BED
WITH SPINDLES AND PAINTED FLOWERS
COLORFUL and comfortable as a
country house should be is Mrs.
Swift’s delightful home at Lake Forest.
Many of the bedrooms are furnished
with Simmons Beds in different designs.
The charming ones shown here have
spindles and gaily painted knots of flowers.
Mrs. Swift says, “These I like especially!”
cMrs. EDWARD F. SWI FT „ F°r t°wn country houses Simmons
Beds offer a lovely diversity of models.
whose charm and generous in- you can always find a bed just right for
terest in civic progress have made your room whatever its decorative scheme.
fur one of the best loved women ' . . _ . .
in Chicago. Sagamcrc Halt, he There are charmmg Early Amencan
country house at Lake ForesU is and Colonial styles, so much in vogue just
in distinguished Georgian style. now—Windsor and “spool ” and spindle
beds and quaint four posters, all devel
oped after authentic originals, perfectly
preserving the charm of this historic pe
riod. There are chic feminine models,
adorably French in inspiration, and many
other new designs noteworthy for their
crisp clean beauty of line.
And all these charming beds may be
had in charming colors—or in wood fin
ishes exquisitely grained to match your
furnishings. Being made of metal they
arc everlasting and their smooth enamel
never chips. *
In furniture and department stores Simmons
Beds are $10 to $60. Simmons Seautyrest
Mattress $39.50; Simmons Ace Spring $19.75.
Look for the name “ Simmons.” The Simmons
Company, New York, Chicago, Atlanta, San
- - - - II _1M—■
• SIMMONS BEDS *10 /# *6o •
BEDS • SPRINGS O T A / A \ l^T Ql BUILT FOR
MATTRESSES |J X IV. . iVX V7 1 > ij SLEEP
Headquarters for SIMMONS Products
Have You Visited the
At the Borderland you will find Furniture
worthy of your home
Furniture to gain a place on our floors must meet more than the usual
1. It must be sound in construction—to
give a lifetime of service.
2. It must be of genuinely good design
3. It must be fairly priced
But another point plays an equally important part. It is selected with
a view of the part it will play in the home of its owner. That means
that each piece—before we purchase it—is passed upon by persons
skilled in the creation of fine interiors. It assures you of the fitness
of every piece of furniture on our floors.
You will be interested in the new beds by Simmons—colorful, exquisite
ly graceful—and of the most enduring material—metal.
lOth and Washington
xml | txt