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Valley S®dlefty | MISS BARBARA PAYNE, Editor Phone 7 .■■■ ... 111 ... i r — 1 FRIDAY CALENDAR Friday Bridge club, tin. J. A. Graham to entertain at 8 p. m. at * her home in West Brownsville. First Ward P.-T. A. meeting, last pae of year, at school house at 3:30 m* El Jardin P.-T. A. meeting at the school house at 3:3 p. m. Graduat ing exercises for high school seniors at 8 p. m. Called meeting of members of Eastern Star Chapter 124 at Masonic Temple at 8 o’clock. a • a MRS. SPIKES ENTERTAINS Mrs. J. S. Spikes was hostess to a group of friends Wednesday after noon at bridge. Clusters of Lark spur, roses and ferns were used for floral decoration. Tallies, place cards and other card table appoint ments were in colors green ana white. Guests for the afternoon were Mesdames H. L. Thomas, high score winner; Harbert Davenport, Milton West, W. W. Deen. W. W. Deen, W. B. Thompson, W. F. Moothart, Col lis Perkins, Fred Latham, who re ceived the consolation. A fruit salad course was served with cake and coffee by tha hostess. • a a Mrs. Paul West and children were here visiting Mr. and Mrs. Milton West Wednesday. They returned that evening to their home in Mer cedes. a • • ' MUSIC LECTURE Different stages through which the writing of music has passed was the subject upon which Miss M. Flo ra Jodd talked Wednessday morning when addressing the members of the Brownsville Music club and their guests «t the Baptist church. This ia one of a series of lectures with which Miss Todd has been favoring a the club members. Interest out side the club has grown until sev % eral guests attend regularly. The final business meeting and luncheon of the club year will be held next Wednesday. It has been announced. • • • Miss Antonia Fertsch of Halletts vllle. Texas, sister of L. M. Fertsch of Brownsville, is here visiting her brother and her niece, Mrs. V. A. Rehmet until the closing of the lo cal schools. From here she and Mr. and Mrs. Fertsch will go to Boulder, Colo., to spend the summer. • • • CLUB WITH MRS. BRULAY Those present at the meeting of the Wednesday Bridge elub yester day afternoon .were Mesdames E. J. Tucker, Dick Morris, J. H. Batsell. Thomas Sweeney, A K. Black. J. K. Wells, Wallace Harwood, W. F. Tucker. Lula George, F. C. Gay. A. D. Dickason ana W. K. Mendenhall, . J r. Mrs. Maurice Brulay, hostess to the group at her home on Levee street, mas assisted by her mother, Mrs. Kirk. • * • EVENING BRIDGE Miss Cecelta Rica made high •cora Wednesday evening at the meeting or the Evening Bridge club, which was held at the home of Dr. M. L. Murray on Washington street. Miss Austin Durst scored for sec ond high. Miss Mary Mattingly will enter tain next week at her rooms in San Carlos apartments. The hostess served her guests punch, candy, ic« cream and cake. • • • Mrs. T. W. Adamson has returned from a trip taking in several Texas points, including Houston, San An tonio and Corpus Christi. • • • TWO CLUB GUESTS Mrs. J. F. Pendergraft of Calves || Clever New Summer Frocks <i : i • ]: j: j They’re at gay and j bright as anything you ! Scan imagine.yet delightfully sheer and jj !; cool! Ju#t what you |! !; want for Summer af* !; j; ternoons and evenings. . A wide variety of styles jj and colors from which j! to choose. I ton and Mrs. V. A. Rehmet of Brownsville were guests at the Just Sew club, which met Wednesday aft ernoon at the home of Mrs. Harry Slavitchek. Phlox, roses and nas turtiums were tastefully combined for the rceeption room decoration. Mrs. George Beil will entertain next week at her home on Elizabeth street. • • * MRS. MARTIN HAS CLUB Two guests, Mesdames Fritz Schmidt and R. H. Eisaman, were entertained with the members of the Wednesday Tournament Bridge club yesterday afternoon at the home of Mrs. Jack Martin on the corner of Washington and First streets. Sweet peas were the chosen floral decora tion. Prizes given after the bridge games went to Mrs. Robert Schwarz, club, and to Mrs. Eisaman, guest trophy. 4 Fruit salad and iced punch re freshed the players after the games. Mrs. Chauncey Reid will entertain the group at her home in Colonial apartments next week. • • • Mrs. Fred Gray, mother of Mrs. Jack Martin, will be a week-end guest in Brownsville and will visit her daughter several days before re turning to her home in Mercedes. • • • PLEASING DANCER Alice Warden, daughter of Mrs. Ralph Warden of Brownyaille, ha* been receiving much praise for her dance, “The Moonbeam,” which was given at a recital at the Queen theater Tuesday evening. Miss War den was in the original class of pu pils six years ago under Katheryn Alexander Gay and has performed successfully in recitals every year. Tuesday evening she wore a costume of white georgette trimmed in bands of silver which caused favorable comment. • ■ • Mrs. J. S. Graham, who has been at Edinburg the last few days with her grandmother, who is ill, has re turned to her home. Her grand mother is reported to be much im proved. • • • CLASS BANQUET Members of the.first year class of the Junior college of Brownsville are entertaining the last year class at a banquet this evening at El Arco tea room. Placr* have been ar ranged for about forty so far, it is announced. WESLACO SCHOOL HOLDS PICNIC The captains of the twelve classes of the Stephen F. Austin school held a picnic Wednesday afternoon, May 9 on the canal near the school. They were chaperoned by Supt. F. C. Mc Connell. Following is a list of names of the pupils who were captains of their grades: Kindergarten, Glenn Walker, Charles Leonard and Naomi La Duke: B-First, Peyton Ligon. Frances Hammer and Ainy Shimotsu; A-First, George Palko and Shirley Gudmanson; B-Second, Dick Tarp ley, Harry Shimotsu, Marcell Robin son, and Mary Archer; A-Second, Al len Robinson. Helen Marie Taylor, Kathlene Wilson, and Annette For man; B-Third, Kenneth Shimotsu, Dean Garrett, Pauline Anderson and Joy Dyer; A-Third, Joseph Robert son, Grady Russell, Dorothy May Marshall, and Furiel Ludwig; B Fcurth, Tom Carpenter, Rachael An drews and Dorothy Shimotsu; A Fourth, Leonard Shives, Helen May Laier; A-Fourth, Ralph Lowe, Erwin Mills, Mary Clivai and Mardell Kin dell; B-Fifth, Billy Davis, Temple Wall and Mattie Muriel Cook; A Fifth. David Arnet and Ollie May Raneau. • • • Mrs. N. K. Holsinger was hostess to the faculty of the Stephen F. Austin fchool on a hayride and wei ner roast at her home on Miles 3 1-2 and 7 3-4 Monday evening. Those enjoying the hospitality of Mrs. Holsinger included Mesdames O. E. Odem, J. Cruz. Mr. and Mrs. Jake Halcombe, the Misses Gertie Whitehurst, Fern Fisher, Lucile Hardberger. Ada Ve Williams. Mar garet 'heffield, Wilma Gound and Fannie King. • • • PERSONALS Mr. and Mrs. Louis Horn spent Sunday at the Hachenberg home in northeast Weslaco. Prof. E. E. Chamncss, F. C. McCon nell, and W. T. Barbee attended the superintendents* meeting in San Be nito Monday evening. Mr. and Mrs. Jack Line left for Pearsall Saturday, where they will remain for two months. Mr. Line has a contract to construct a home for B. B. Campbell of Weslaco at that city. Brantley Meyers, son of Rev. and Mrs. B. A. Meyers, returned from S. M. U. at Dallas list w?ek end. Tn June Mr. Meyers and Howard Baughn of Liberty Hill will leave for an extensive tour through Europe lasting five months. Mr. and Mrs. R. P. Bledsoe of Harlingen spent Sunday with the C. W. Cook family. J. P. Doyle of Brownsville spent Monday and Tuesday with Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Finley. Miss Mary Jane Yates, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Yates has been elected president of the Valley Girl Reserves. Mr. and Mrs. J. Levin and fam ily motored to McAlIe.i Sunday Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Ashburn and son made a trip to San Juan Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Rice of San Juan were guests of the J. O. Friz zell family Sunday afternoon. PHARR MR. AND MRS. BRIGGS HOSTS Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Briggs enter tained the members of the Tuesday Night Bridge club this week. High scores were won by Mr. and Mrs. M. B. Gore . The following members and guests were present: Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Lauck. Mr. and Mrs. Stan ley Melton. Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Gunn. Mr. and Mrs. M. B. Gore, Mr. and Mrs. Guy Johnson. • • • L\ Devin* w*» hostess to the Wednesday Bridge club at her home on Caffery avenue. Club mem and truest* included Mesdames Geo. Thomas. B. F. Johnson. M. B. ™ort; D* iaack* R- C. Stephens, n«,HLne;.Raymond Johnson. L. J. Polk* ST. Melton. J. P. Lockhart. H. krampff, and D. McLendon. • • • Mr. and Mrs. E. C. White enter tained the members of the Thurs day Night Bridge club at their home on Cherokee avenue on Thursday of *aa* we*k- Those present included Mr. and Mra. B. F. Johnson. Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Murray, Mr. and Mrs. 1. L. Devine, Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Lana, and Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Perkins. • t « The members of the Eastern Star of Brownsville were hostesses to the local lodge of the Eastern Star on Monday evening at the Masonic hall in that city. Among those from Pharr who attended were Mrs. J. M. White, Mrs. Fred Ruecking. Mrs. Geo. i'sotta, Mrs. Gien Britton, Mrs. A. A. Kelley, Miss Ella Hansen, ana Miss Ella Zachry. , o • a Among those who attended the meeting of the superintendents of the Valley on Monday night from Pharr included Mrs. H. L. Gunn, Misses Edna Carnahan, Sadie Pearce. Bessie Winn, J. Lee Stambaugh, and D. U. Buckner. OIL CHIEF (Continued from page one) “I tell you I don't want to be an noyed.” The steward intervened and the in terview terminated abruptly. Col onel Stewart continued his meal but a moment later was heard to order one Chicago and two New York news papers to be brought to him. Solons Praise Rockefeller Stand WASHINGTON, May 10.—The demand of .John D. Rockefeller, Jr., for the resignation of Robert W. Stewart is regarded by leaders of the senate oil investigation as a move de serving of high praise. Both Senator Walsh, democrat, Montana, veteran prosecutor of the oil scandal inquiries, and Senator Nye, republican, North Dakota, chair man of the Teapot Dome committee, have expressed gratification over Mr. Rockefeller's action, which was taken April 27 and announced yesterday in New York. Prior to the resignation request, Stewart had twice refused to answer questions put to him in the inquiry into the operations of the Continental Trading company, but on his third appearance revealed that he had re ceived $759,000 in Liberton bonds or a fourth share in the company's profits accruing from an oil deal in this country, and had held them in trust until after the acquittal of Harry F. Sinclair when they were delivered to the Indiana Standard. •Country Waking l'p’ Coupled wit hthe “ringing speech,” of Edwin P. Parker before the Cham ber of Commerce of the United States, Mr. Rockefeller’s action, in the opinion of . Senator Walsh, is “gratifying evidence that the business world is waking up to the enormity of the offenses revealed by the com mittee.” “It is reassuring to know,” he said, “that the public is not indif ferent to such transgressions as those disclosed. The result of the criminal trials might have been different if the public conscience had been earlier aroused by expressions such as those referred to.” Mr. Parker, who is chairman of the board of the United States Chamber of Commerce, told the 16th annual meeting of th* organization here that business must purge itself of those “pirates” who flaunt the law, defile business, debauch public servants and suppress the truth about deals the public is entiled to know about. He said it was time that the profession considered the disturbing evidence of a “public be dammed” policy on the part of some of its members. ‘Nye Lauds Stand’ Declaring Mr. Rockefeller was to be congratulated. Chairman Nye said he hoped the Indiana .Standard stock holders would find his attitude con tagious. “I am happy If the work of the committee investigating the scandal has caused the inauguration of a j program for a clean-up in the oil world.” the North Dakotan added. 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Millions of mothers know about California Fig Syrup from experi ence. A Texas mother. Mrs. J. Cl. Moore, 119 Cliff Ave., San Antonio, says: “California Fig Syrup is cer tainly all that's claimed for it. I have proved that with my little Dor othey. She whs a bcttle baby and very delicate. Her bowels were weak, I started her on Fig Syrup when she was a few months old and it regu lated her quick. 1 have used it with her every since for colds and every little set back and her wonderful condition tells better than words how it helps.” Don’t be imposed on. See that the Fig Syrup you buy bears the name “California" so you’ll get the genu ine. famous for fid years.—Adv. Rida the POINT ISABEL BIS LINE You Are Insured Leaves Brownsville Black Diamond Bua Station 8:00 — 12:00 — 4:00 Leaves Point Isabel 10:00 — J:00 - 6:00 % a, V . If % "US. BRUNET WINS BEAUTY CONTEST ! — v & ■ ~~q I Mws Hilda Floe, of Rand’e, Wash., brunet, ha* been chosen the most beautiful co-ed on the campus of the State college of Washington, at Pullman. She ha* been crowned junior prom queen at the institution. clair or whether he knew anyone who received any of the Liberty bonds. It was after this appearance that Mr. Rockefeller, testifying before the committee, expressed his "bitter” dis appointment over Stewart's failure to furnish his inquisitors with all the facts in his possession and his readi ness to withdraw his support from the management of any company "that no longer justifies the confidence that has been put in it.” Rockefeller Statement Stewart made his third appearance last month and told about his con nection with the Continental trans action. The senate then vacated its order of arrest against him, but transmitted a copy of his testimony to the district attorney here for study to determine whether a charge of per jury was warranted. The statement issued by Mr. Rocke feller follows: "On April 27th I wrote Colonel Robert W. Stewart, chairman of the board of the Standard Oil Company of Indiana, the following letter: “‘Dear Colonel Stewart: “‘Your recent testimony before the senate committee leaves me no alter native other than to ask you to make good the promise you voluntarily gave me some weeks ago that you would resign at my request. That request I now make. "‘Very truly, John D. Rockefeller, Jr.’ “On April 80 I wrote again as fol low? : '“Dear Colonel Stewart: “‘Mr. Seubert (President E. C. Seu bert of the Standard Oil Company of Indiana) has told me that in the course of the conversation you had j: # i:| !j Extra Special l i : For II I; I; Ill Friday jj and Saturday Selling Taffeta and Indestruc- i: Is tible Voile "I ;; !; WASH FROCKS jj I *675 I ' ill ! They’re fresh, new, spark- j!! lingly modern—in fact, jj they were unpacked this !; morning. Ill These frocks should sell !l for $12.75, but for a quick jj j;; turnover we have set the ;j price at only $6.75. Ijj Gimble’s j j! <! 1205 Washington Brownsville jj . jj jj jj | Kelvin a tor jj ELECTRIC REFRIGERATOR jj! EASY TERMS ji F. II. WILLIAMS I jj 948 Elizabeth jj jj _____ ‘ ___ __|; PERRY L. KING & CO. AUDITING—GENERAL ACCOUNTING INCOME TAX SERVICE Systems. Organisation u< Statistical Reports Business Control Travis Building Baxter Bldg. Nixon Building San Antonio, Texas Harlingen, Texas Corpus Christ!, Texas . - . '‘...J .. „ ‘1 at" , rith him after the receipt of my lat er to you on tha 27th inst., mention vas made as to the possibility of a ipecial meeting of the stockholders >f the Standard Oil Company of In liana being called so that they might ill have an opportunity to express .hemseWes in regard to your suggest ed resignation. If this plan is to be followed I hare no doubt that you srill have the thirty-day call issued it once and that you will wish to erite me that this has been done. “‘Vary truly, John D. Rockefeller, fr.’ “1 have taken the above action be rause I have lost confidence in Col >nel Stewart’s leadership and believe ;hat the interests of the Standard Oil Company of Indiana can now best be icrved by his resigning. This action ihould not be construed as a pre judgment on my part as to the issues nvolved in the legal proceedings now pending.” The New York Herald Tribune says Wall Street views Mr. Rockefeller’s efforts to oust Colonel Stewart as the first test of strength of the Rockefeller interests since the disso lution of the Standard Oil Trust in 1911. The paper says that the street is not at all sure of the outcome, feel ing that Stewart can muster as much strength in the Indiana company as the head of the family which former ly dominated the entire Standard em pire. The Herald-Tribune says there are rew disgruntled stockholders in the Indiana company because of tha liber il policy of dividends which the com pany has established under Stewart’s regime. Ft. Worth Woman Shot; Mate Slain FORT WORTH, Tex., May 10.—</P) —Mra. Fred Mercer, • bride of leaa than four weeks, was in a hospital here with ballet wounds in her groin, breast and abdomen fighting for life today while funeral arrangement* were being made for her husband. The shooting occurred here last night in a cafe owned by Mercer, following an argument between the couple. Neighbors heard the shota and a minute later Mrs. Mercer ran out of the cafe screaming “I’m kill ed.” Her husband's body was found on the floor. The county coroner said last night that he will return a verdict of sui cide in the case of Mercer unless contrary evidence develops. ‘The General’ Is Texas Fun Film For the first time in motion pic ture history, a star allows another character to play the title role in his own production, in Buster Kea ton's “The General,” which comes to the Texas theater today. An iron horse of the crtnoline days is “The General.” In April of 1862 the famous An drews railroad raid took place at Rig Shanty, Ga^ and much of the fea ' in Keaton’s new comedy centers upon that basic incident. The crack rail way snorter of Big Shanty was bap tised “The General." Buster plays the pari of the young engineer, an actual character in his tory, who was so attached to his iron friend and companion. “The General” that he chased a score of Union daredevils over burning bridges and torn-up tracks, even in side the Federal lines. “The General" is the costliest com edy spectacle ever made and is Kea ton’s first picture for United Ar tists. Directed by Buster himself, the comedy was produced by Joseph M. Schenck. ;-i --- . ■ - V j a i s The Ready to Wear Event of the | Season 1 Brasher And Jones I “The Ladies’ Supply” 9 HARLINGEN | Friday And Saturday Only Figured Chiffons, Georgettes and Crepes The season’s prettiest Frocks are featured in this won der value event; a collection of frocks that will be adored by every Woman and Miss, who appreciates the latest in style creations. r I Organdies and Wash Silks The kind of wash frocks that re flects the latest trend of fashion. Each charming and individual in style. 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