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Many Stations Unite
To Tell World of
Events at Kansas
City and Houston
KANSAS CITY, Mo., May 19.—<**>
— The air again will carry the story
of a republican national convention
when the 1928 gathering open* here ■
June 12.
Broadcast station* in all sections
of the country, as in 1924 when the
Cleveland convention was the first
to have a radio audience, are pre- j
paring to join in giving a word-by
word account of the incidents that
lead up to the selection of the party
•“ candidates.
_ I Microphones will he so placed that
the voices of the speakers will be
audible through receivers almost j
anywhere, as short wave* will be j
used on some of the broadcasts. Do- j
acriptive matter will be given by
announcers whose voices are well
Probably a hundred or more sta
tions, from the Atlantic to the I‘a- j
eific, will be hooked up on either
one of tho two chains that have
{iekup apparatus in the conventtwu
all. In addition to the National
Broadcasting company and the Cu
f lumbia Broadcasting system, WON.
Chicago, has been granted permis
sion to broadcast. Similar plans arc
expected to ba made for the demo
cratic national convention at Hous
ton. Tex.
In charge of the National micro
phones will be Graham McNamee.
Major Andrew J. White, another
pioneer announcer, will officiate for
the Columbia chain. WGN probably
will have Quin Ryan as its chief
While a complete list of stations
expected to participate is not avail- (
•bie, a compilation shows that up
wards of 75 hava made tentative ar
rangements to add their audiences
to the visible gallery in the conven
tion kail. Others are expected to
swell this numDar.
Included in the list are these sta
tions: WADC, Akron. O.; WSB. At
lanta; WBAL. WC'AO. Baltimore.
Md.; WBZA. WEEI. WNAC, Boston;
WGR, W'MAK, Buffalo; WBT, Char
lotte, N. C.; KYW. WGN-WL1B,
WEBH, WMAQ-WQJ, Chicago,
WKRC, WLW. WSAI. Cincinnati;
WTAM, WEAR. Cleveland; WAIU,
Columbus; KOIL, Council Bluffs, la.;
W’FAA, Dallas; WOC. Davenport, la.;
KOA, Denver; WHO, Des Moines.
Ia.; WGHP, WJR, WWJ, Detroit;
WOW'O, Ft. Wayne. Ind.; WBAP. Ft.
Worth, Tex.; KMBC, WDAF, WREN.
Kansas City. Mo.; WTIC, Hartford.
Conn.; KPRl , Houston, Tex.; WJAX.
Jacksonville. Fla.; KF1, Los Angeles;
WHAS. Louisville. Ky.; WMC, Mem
phis, Tenn; WTMJ, Milwaukee, Wit.;
WCCO, WRHM, Mianeapolis-St.
Paul: W’SM. Nashville. Tenn.; WOR.
Newark. N. J.; WEAF. WJZ. Ne»
York; WOW, Omaha. Neb ; WCAU,
WLIT-WFI. Philadelphia. Ta.; KDKA.
I— WfAE, WJAS, Pittsburgh. Pa.;
WCSH. Portland. Me.; KGW, Port
-land, Ore.; WEAN. WJAR. Provi
dence, R. I.; WRVA, Richmond, Va.;
Rochester, N. Y-; WOAI,
San Antonio, Tex.; KGO, Kl'O, San
Francisco; KSL, Salt Laae City;
KOMO, Seattle, W'ash.; WGY, Schen
ectady; KHQ. Spokane. Wash; WBZ.
Springfield, Mass.; KMOX, KSD,
KWK. St. Louis; WFBL. WSYR.
Syracuse. N. Y.; KVOO, Tulsa, Okla.;
WRC, Washington, D. C.; WTAG,
Worcester, Mata.
Oil Bearing Plant Is
Being Given Test
At San Benito
SAN BENITO. May 19.—The Val
ley may hava another new industry,
Straight from China, if experiments
which have been started by L. L.
Zenor and County Agent Henry Als
meyer prove satisfactory.
Mr. Zenor, a local real estate man,
after some investigation has come
to the belief that the tung nut, a
Chinese nut from which oil is extract
ed for paints and varnishes, will
grow in the Valley.
He and Alsmeyer have secured some
•f the nuts from Louis Alsmeyer.
Bow of Florida, and formerly county
agent of Cameron county, and they
art to be planted in the Valley and
'w given a trial.
The nuta grow in a climate in China
that is very much like the one here,
according to Mr. Zenor, and he be
lieves that they could be grown
profitably on some of the less val
uable land of the county. The trees
need very little care, and the nuts
drop from the tree to the ground and
can be gathered when there is a slack
ef other work.
^There are about 500.000 of the trees
^bw growing in Florida, and that
•tate promises to make an important
Industry of growing them.
Elaborate preparations were made
to guard the rare stamps on exhibi
tion in London in connection with
the Philatelic Congress of Great
Britain this year. The total value
af the exhibita is estimated at more
than $500,000. The insurance ran
into five figures, and a number of
detectives were instructed to be on
constant watch. One displayed
stamp, owned by Arthur Hind, is,
valued at $36,750. It i* of the fa- 1
aious Ferrari collection, which took
about three years to sell, and brought
more than $2,000,000. Another pair
#f the Mauritius postoffice, are val
aed at $55,000. Some ef the mem
bers of the association have stamp
collections worth $250.t>00. and their!
Joint collections would bring more
San $1,000,000. One man gave
000 for a collection just to get five
stamps he had been wanting for
pears. ___
As a relief to the crowded univer
sities in the Philippines, junior col
leges are being proposed. Fight
thousand students are expect'd to
enroll in the atate university th.s
year, and with the present equip
ment and available space, authori
ties say that the University of the
Philippines will be unable to accom
modate them. Junior colleges would
BOt only help this situation, but
mould alao girt edeicational facili
ties i» other parts of the islands
tjJI. do not now have such edvan
|age», they say* i
a iks . -
Widow Seeks Crime Exoneration
By Public In Re-Election Plea
M2 - \T
OMAHA. Neb., May 15.—Mrs. A. A.
Holtman. society woman, widow of j
a prominent physician, is gofng to
put her case before the public by
running for re-election to the school
She says the election will be a test
as to whether Omaha citizens believe
stones that she had threatened to
shoot her husband.
These stories emanated from testi
mony during a trial recently, when
Mrs. Holtman tried to break a second
and secret will which Dr. Holtman
made known to her only a few hours
before his death.
Made Same Kind of Wills
In 192:1 Dr. and Mrs. Holtman made
reciprocal wills, each making it plain
that the one dying first was to leave
every penny of his or her estate to
the survivor. According to testi
mony, however. Dr. Holtman, after
making the reciprocal will, went to
the office of an attorney friend and
told him that his wife bed just forced
him to make a reciprocal will, but
that it was not what he desired. He
told his friend that he desired to
leave part of his money to his
brother, John Holtman of Center
City, Minn., and to his two sisters.
Mrs. Mnblo Holtman Johnson of St.
Paul and Miss Ida Holtman of Min
neapolis, Minn.
When Dr. Holtman died in 1926 he
left $20,000 to be divided evenly
among his two sisters and his broth
er—his wife was to get any balance.
Pharr Kiwanis to
Have Picnic For
Honor Students
(Special to The Herald)
PHARR, May 19.—The committee
from the Kiwanis club met with com
mittees from the Lions clubs from
San Juan and Alamo on Friday and
made preliminary arrangements for
the picnic to he held at the San Juan
plantation. The affair will he held
for the purpose of entertaining stu
dents in the Pharr-San Juan public
schools and pupils of the Valley View
school who have been neither absent
nor tardy during the nine months of
It is believed by the clubs of this
community that this will be a won
derful method of encouraging pupils
to attend school regularly and to
be punctual and thereby further edu
cation. The picnic will be at 4 p. m.
Tuesday and more than 200 pupils
are expected to be present. Games,
and other diversions will be enjoyed
after which barbecued beef, “cabrito,"
ice cream and other delicacies will be
served. The committee from the lo
cal Kiwanis club includes P. S. De
vine, W. C. Shippee and W. M.
BREMEN. Germany.—After two
suitors quarreling over Fraulein
Anna Gundstrieh. a deneer. had
threatened to kill her she shot them
both to death.
Death was due to heart disease, ac
cording to the attend.r.g physician.
Mrs. Holtman, the widow, fought
the probation of the si cond will on
the grounds that her husband had no
right to make a second will without
telling her that he did not desire to
carry out the reciprocal will.
The trial was the re«ult. The blood
relatives and many of the doctor’s
friends testified that they were pres
ent many times when Mrs. Holtman
flourished a gun when she desired
to make her husband do something,
or when they had arguments.
What Witnesses Testified
Friends of the doctor, many of
them prominent Omahana, testified
that Dr. Holtman had told them his
wife had threatened to shoot him
on numerous occasions.
The court decided fer the blood
Mrs. Holtman was selected two
years ago by Governor Adam Mc
Mullen as Nebraska’s most repre
sentative woman, being sent to Phila
delphia’s Sesquieentennial exposition.
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All Factions Planning
To Control Conven
tion As It Opens,
Writer Declares
HOUSTON, Tex.. May 19.-The po
litical air is full of claims on the eve
of the state democratic convention,
which meets in Beaumont Tuesday.
The Moody-Davidson forces claim
their minimum will be about 100
votes more than the maximum of the
Love forces, who, in turn, claim they
will control the convention with 200
votes to spare, while the Smith crowd
asserts positively that they will con
trol the meeting. Now take your
It would he next to impossible for
a neutral observer to base an esti
mate on which claim is nearest cor
rect. due to that word “uninstructed,'’
which hasks the real feelings of the
delegates. Virtually every delegate
is going to be, to a certain extent,
for or against A1 Smith, and it is im
possible to look through the “unir.
structed’’ sereen and determine how
they really feel.
Who Has Majority?
Formal figures sustain the Moody
element in their claims, for more
delegates were instructed to support
the “uninstructed” program, by far,
than those insturcted for Smith or
instructed to vote against Smith.
But will these figures mean anything
if the voting gets hot at Beaumont
over the Smith issue? Or will those
uninstructed delegates who lean to
ward Smith go into his camp and
those bitterly opposing him go into
the Love camp, leaving Moody high
and dry?
On only one thing are the Smith
and Love forces agreed—that the
Moody faction will be the minority
group at the convention. The spokes
men of each group claim they will
be strongest of the three. However,
they get their figures by first count
ing their instructed votes and then
adding all from Moody’s uninstructed
camp whom they know to lean their
way. It might work out that way in
the final analysis if the voting gets
hot. but very likely most of the un
instructed delegations will start with
Moody. But there is s lot of sub
surface bitterness and many of the
Moody uninstructed crowd would go
to Smith in a minute rather than see
Tom Love get control of the con
vention. and many would go to Love
rather than see the Smith forces get
Moody lost his best chance to get
absolute domination of the situation
First photo of the three-month-old son of the late “Private Padgett,**
bulldog maseot of the U. S. marine corps, who is expected to prove a
worthy successor to his father. Photo taken in Washington, D. C.
this week when Steve Pinckney, a
Smith lender, denounced Love and
his crowd as being under the control
of the klan and their efforts at be
ing a plan of the klan to regain con
trol of Texas politics. Had Moody
issued the same kind of statement a
week ago, after the klan-controllcd
delegations to the county conventions
had broken their agreement with the
Harmony faction, had Moody then
declared that it was a klan fight, the
results of previous elections show
that the whole stat® probably would
have been back of him.
Now that Smith people have raised
the klan issue. Moody would lay him
self liable to further charges of co
operating with the Smith crowd
should he also denounce the klan.
Tom Lov® issued a statement Wed
nesday denying that he is. ever ha?
been or ever will be a member of
the klan, but admitting that he is
working with that organization. It
has been generally known over the
state that Lov© was not a member,
but he has cooperated with the or
ganization in polities for years.
Monday night will he a hot time in
Beaumont. At least two and prob
ably three caususes will be going on
at the same time. The Smith and
the Love forces have announced their
plans for a caucus, and the Moody
forces probably will hold one.
The convention Tuesday probably
will be the hardest fought Texas has
seen in many years. Heretofore
they have been one-sided, with one
crowd operating the steamroller,
but it looks like a hot time Tuesday.
Church going is being revived in
England, and this year has seen larg
er congregations than for some time.
On special days, such as Easter,
there have been greater crowds than
could get in, and at times the unusual
sigh of people waiting in line at St.
Paul's Cathedral and Westminster
Abbey are seen in London. On a re
cent Sunday these churches were
forced to turn away many people,
most of whom found the same con
dition at a number of other churches.
In London suburbs and even in the
country a revived interest in church
attendance is reported. Scotland re
ports large congregations in the
TOULON. France—Mm*. Berthe
Cadeur died on her 106th birthday.
She had been married five times.
The world'* oldest letter we* shown
at the recent exhibition held in Lon
don by the British Antique assorts
tion. It Is dated 500 B. C-, end refer*
to the purehaae of a field ia Babylon.
The writing ia in coniform charac
ter! on fire day, and wher found at
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