GIRL WINS IN
Misses Mildred Young
And Maria Guerra to
Represent County in
(Special to The Herald)
SAN BENITO, June 21.—The twen
ty-five rural club girls who attend
ed the two-day camp on the Arroyo
Colorado Tuesday nnd Wednesday
returned to their homes Wednesday
afternoon, while the winners, an
nounced by Mita Kate Adele Hill, on
ber return here, will start prepara
tions for the trip to College Station.
The two winners in the girls'
clothing contest are Mildred Young,
of Wilson Tract, in class No. 1.
school dress; and Maria Guerra, of
Los Indios. in class No. 2, afternoon
dress. The two dresses these girls
had in the contest showed excellent
workmanship and design, and Miss
Hill expressed the .eiief they will
have a good change in the state con
test, which they will enter as repre
^entatives of Cameron county.
Maria Guerra won second prize in
the same contest last vear. and has
b^en working since »nat time to win
fi. ">t prize this year, and make the
♦rip to College Station, Miss Hill
The girls at the camp concluded a
1 usy two-days’ program Wednesday,
*"nd at noon Wednesday they were
t joined by scores of visitors from
*11 rarts of the county.
The camp opened Tuesday morn
ing with registration nnd camp or
gan -ation. and at noon the dresses
entered in the clothing contest were
turned over to the judges.
In the afternoon Mrs. Etta B.
Ringgold. Hidalgo county home dem
onstration agent, directed some head
wtrk. and later the girls took a dip
in the Arroyo. Songj and games
were “njoved after supper.
Wednesday’s program started
early, with a swim before break
fast, followed by a cleanup of the
cam.p Miss Grace Hocking. Girl Re
serve secretary, talked on ideals for
girls, and Mrs. Ringgold gave a table
sendee and etiquette demonstration.
Miss Lucy Williamson, health nurse,
attended the camp and assisted Miss
Hill. She took weights and measure
ments of the girls.
Miss Eleanor Taylor, recreation di
rector of the Girl Reserve camp,
gave a swimming <*xnibition.
The winners in the clothing con
test will make new dresses to sub
mit In the state contest, according to
Miaa Hill, and will start work on
these garments at once.
The camp concludes the list of
rural encampments held at the Girl
Reserve camp on the Arroyo Colo
rado this year.
Students Eat Ton
Of Food at Meal
'"FORT SAM HOUSTON, Tex., June
21.—Mesa call has become one of the
most important events in the daily
life of C. M. T. C. students at Fort
Sam Houston, where seven company
messes and a pastry section are oper
ated under supervision of First Lieut.
Rexford Shores, expert dietician, to
food personnel of the camp.
Fully a ton of food it consumed at
each meal by the 1000 students in the
camp with their appetites expanded
far beyond norm; I capacity by the
athletic games, physical exercises and
military drill they engage in during
The food selected for the students
contains a variety of good wholesome
articles prepared by skilled cooks,
graduates of the school for bakers
and cooks at Fort Sam Houston.
The bill of fare for breakfast Sun
day included grape nuts, fresh milk,
bananas, fried eggs, fried potatoes,
butter, toast, and coffee.
Chicken fricasse with giblet gravy
was the principal article on the Sun
day diner menu, which also included
msshed potatoes, green peas, corn on
the cob, lettuce and tomato salad
with mayonnaise sauce, ice cream and
cup cakes, bread, butter and lemon
For supper Sunday the students
had fried liver, brown gravy creamed
onions, combination salad, bread,
jelly, chocolate cake, and iced tea.
Although the bill of fara varies
from a ay to day. the average Oi
about two pounds of army “chow” for
each man is maintained for every
Find Demand For
(Special to The Herald)
MERCEDES, June 21.—In its first
year of work, part of which was of
necessity pioneering, the Rio Grande
Valley Vegetable Growers’ Exchange
has built up a reputation for its
product in many of the leading mar
kets of the countrv. according to F.
L. Fleuriet, secretary, who has just
returned from a trip through the
north and east.
He visited shippers In Houston,
New Orleans, Cincinnati, Pittsburgh,
Washington, Baltimore, Philadel
Shia, New York, Boston. Montreal,
Buffalo, Cleveland, Chicago, St.
Louis, Kaansaa City and Dallas.
Mr. Flenriet said he found thnt
vegetables shipped under the “Red
Owl’’ brand of exchange have
brought a higher price uniformly
than those shipped without brand, or
under brands not to well establish
ed, and he said this was due to the
reco;nized pack and quality which
the exchange is building up.
New Cotton Disease
Reported at Mission
MISSION, June 21.—The farmers
ef this section, and particularly of
the non*irrigated country to the
northwest of here, have been great
ly troubled about a so-called new
cotton disease which caused the new
ly formed leaf buds to rust and
die, were somewhat relieved at the
coming of State Pathologist J. M.
Del Curto. who cams to Mission on
Tuesdav in connection with response
to a call.
Mr. Del Curto pronounced the dis
ease a* “angular leaf spot.” or bac
terial boll rot, whicn according to
him is very prevalent throughout the
state, and has bcome prevalent here
because of the unusual conditions
0 ef the weather the past spring and
- early summer. He also states that
Bothinr SO f«F has been four.<J as
I remedr or no means of control to
ANOTHER ‘PERFECT’ FRENCH GIRL
Mile. Regine Bouet has been "cro
tists, photographers, theatrical mi
perfect French type of 1928.
Final Preparation Un
der Way For Big
Final preparations for the Fourth
of July celebration and internation
al bridge opening are now nearing
completion and it is predicted that
it will be one of the best celebra
tions in the history of the Valley.
All committees are rounding out
their tasks and the "setting of the
•tst* ' will begin within a few days.
Flags to be used in the decoration
of streets and buildings are being
manufactured and will be hung as
soon as they can be delivered to the
decoration committee, G. C. Rich
ardson, manager of the Brownsville
Chamber of Commerce announced.
Efforts are being made to secure
speakers who will officiate in the
opening of the new international
bridge. A wire has been sent R. B.
Creager asking his aid in securing
the services of a national figure and
invitations are to be sent Morris
Sheppard, Joseph Weldbn Bailey and
P rancisco Castellanos, governor
elect of Tamaulipas. It had been
hoped that Governor Porte* Gil
might attend, but he is still in the
City of Mexico recuperating from a
recent illness, it is said.
.The day will open with old fash
ioned field events, which will fea
ture a tug-of-war and sack races.
A parade, which it is estimated
will be at least two miles long, will
be held, after which the new Gate
way bridge is to be officially opened.
Boat and swimming races will he
held on the Fort Brown resaca dur
ing the afternoon and a water pa
geant and fireworks display held
there during the evening.
Matamoros business men have an
nounced their intentions of aiding
in the celebration which is to give
it an international aspect. All stores
m Matamoras will be closed during
the day. it is said. *
Money necessary to stage the cel
ebration was raised in a three-day
keided by John Fanning.
Endorse Move to
Erect Lion Sign
(Special to The Herald)
of the San Benito Lions club at a
special meeting Tucsd-y night en
dorsed the proposal to erect a large
Lions sign north of Edinburg, as
suggested by the Valiev Lions coun
cil at a recent meeting. *
by a mixed committee of ar
nagers and men about town, as the
Plans For Meet
(Special to The Herald)
SAN BENITO, June 21.—Enter
tainment, and plans for the 1928
convention are on the program for
the membership meeting of the San
Benito Retail Merchants' associa
tion to be held here Thursday night
of this week.
The meeting has been called by
Mrs. Ethel B. Finks, secretary, and
will be at the Stonewall Jackson
Mrs. James Ward will give a vocal
solo, Mrs. George T. Toolan, violin
solo; J. W. Fontenot, vocal solo, and
James Casey will give several saxo
phone selection*. Mrs. Angie Tay
lor will play piano accompaniments
Reports of the 1928 convention
will be given by Roy E. Clark, presi
dent of the local organization, and
Victor H. Mertz, a director in the
(Special to The Herald)
SAN BENITO, June 21.—Plana for
calling a bond issue election in
Cameron county water improve
ment district No. 10, which was or
ganized at the election held recently,
are being worked out, and the elec
tion will be called as soon as plans
of the engineer are completed, it
was announced here.
V. L. Conrad of Brownsville is
drawing plans for the irrigation
system that is to be put in for the
The tract includes approximately
7,000 acres, and is near the townsite
of Los Fresnos. The owners are
Rutherford & Harding of Chicago,
and Bruce Gentry, A. L. Harris,
Harry Whipple, Jack Elliott and E.
E. Ogden, all of San Benito.
Thirteen votes were cast in the
election, all in favor of the organi
zation of the district.
Meet to Discuss
Erection of Plant
(Special to The Herald)
SAN BENITO, June 21.—Farmers,
merchants, bankers, and city officials
gathered at the office of the cham
ber of commerce here Thursday after
noon shortly before 2 o'clock, and en
tered into a discussion of the pro
posed $100,000 packing plant of the
Texas Citrus Fruit Exchange here.
The meeting was called following a
previous discussion, Monday after
noon, and it is expe ted that con
struction work on the plant will be
started within a few weeks.
The plant which is one of a series
of four or five that the Exchange
plans to erect in the Valley within
the next year or two.
. .^ hmjmi 3mm ..■■HUBMl JillHMOTMnHHV
No. G-262 $ 74 $37.00
No. G-264 $ 84 $42.00
No. R-162 $ 85 $42.50
No. R-264 $105 $52.50
No. R-262 $ 95 $47.75
No. R-364 $112 $56.00
No. A-664 $160 $80.00
Rio Grande Valley Gas I
Appliance Co., Inc. I
Brown*ville — San Benito — Mercedes I
■' V ■
MAY INCREASE i
San Benito Asking For
(Special to The Herald)
SAN BENITO, June 21.—Recom
mendations that the area in this city
served with mail delivery service be
almost doubled have been made by
Floyd Worth, postmaster, and fa
vorable action on the recommenda
tion is expected in time to start the
new service in July. Mr. Worth said.
The area covered at present, and
since October. 1925, is 66 blocks, and
the proposal made recently will bring
the total to 121 blocks, or 55 addi
More sidewalks in the city have
made possible the extensions of ser
vice. Mr. Worth said. Residents ot
the sections where the new service
is to be given are already pre
paring for it.
The tentative extensions are:
North Travis avenue to the resaca
on West Stenger street.
W. Batts street to W. Otho on N.
Canal to North Shore Park on N.
Sam Houston BlvJ.
E. Otho St. to Canal on N. Dick
N. Crockett Ave. to N. Dick Dowl
ing on E. Hicks St.
N. Bonham Ave. to McCulloch on
E. Stenger St.
E. Stenger St. to E. Batts on N.
S. Stenger to E. Batts on N. Bon
N. Sam Houston Blvd. to N. Travis
Ave. on W. Adele street.
E. Eowson St. ta E. Preen on S.
Railroad to E. Breen St. on S. Dick
S. Dick Dowling Ave. to S. Crock
ett on E. Landrum.
At the present time mail is being
delivered three times a day in the
butiness district, and twice daily
in the residential district.
White to Attend
Monday, June 25
(Special to The Herald)
SAN BENITO, June 21.—Brown
w hite, one of the leading shippers of
this section, has been added to the
force of Valley delegates who will go
to Washington Thursday night, to
plead for a tariff on Mexican toma
toes. protecting the Valley crop.
The delegation originally was to
include W. E. McDavitt of Browns
ville, and J. E. Bell of San Benito,
and Mr. White was added after a con
sultation of local shippers.
Mr. Bell Wednesday and Thursday
was completing compilation of sta
tistics on Valley tomatoes, including
figures on the acreage, cost, and
He received a telegram from
Ralph G. Grassfield, manager of the
Florida State Chamber of Commerce,
informing him that a conference of
the Florida delegate* on behalf of
the tariff will he held Sunday after
noon at 4 o’clock, preceding the tariff I
hearing Monday. The Valley dele
gates are invited to attend this
preliminary conference and will be on
hand, according to Mr. Bell.
Cooperation of County Agent Henry
Alsmeyer in securing information for
nresentation has been secured, Mr.
Bell said, Mr. Alsmeyer furnishing
information on the acreage, etc.
OIL IN NORH DAKOTA
STEEL. N. D.—Oil leases on many
farms are being acquired rapidly In
1^1 • 6 Pounds.$1.18
1 ncrn 3 Pounds. 61c
V/I iwLU j pound . 21c
FREE: 1 Save-All Pie Pan with each
can of Crisco.
MALTED Thompson’s A ... Inspected California, _
MILK (with Sh.hr) 4 Zc A Real Bargain! _10 p<’l‘ndl. fj
Grape Juice ! ::: £ l J5 K? Wesson Oil «-* 48c |
1 ■ ■ 1 Oxydal (The Magic ■ n ■ ■ ■■» .—. ■. B
PEANUT 3V2 1 A Cleanser) || • Van Camp’s, A R
butter °z.luc ich!p*o nominy n0.2>/2.oc I
_____1 Medium Ivory ~ A
j Catsup .10c 1 Galvanized Water Kraut n^hT.1.10c i
Soup 15c SKE? 99c Jello tSZfZT..15c F
Pineapple Sr‘"g,li”J.....24c | Bacon .40c |
Bean. Md^pinad^*0’46^ ^ °* °eI M°nte and Libby’* cann«d «ood*« and Valley-Packed Tomatoes, String I -
Infants’ Hand Em- $5.50 “EVERGREEN^
Philippine Dreues California Sport*
Sizes 6 months and u
1 year Mat*
$1.00 values.. 82c „ ... . „ u
$1.2a values #1.00 —Dressy Felts
I S2$2,25.d...:., $1.71 j No Phone or Mail Order* on Special* J3 gg
39c Printed FI axon*, dimities, and batistes ..28c
45c to 59c Assorted drapery fabrics, only ... 27c
69c and 75c Ecru color drapery laces, only ... 42c
75c Printed Light O’Day. 63c
45c Ever fast “Yucatan” cool dress fabric .... 28c
45c Solid color glaze oil cloth. 27c
40c Raygee rayon cloth. 25c
59c Rayfahr rayon cloth. 48c
$1.50 New print dress linens. 85c
50c Navy Blue broadcloth. 34c
75c Solid* color fine voiles. 49c
85c Solid color fine voiles. 69c
95c Solid color black voile. 59c
65c Quality natural silk pongee. 51c
75c Quality natural silk pongee. 59c
$1.00 and $1.25 Washable rough pongee .... 87c
$1.75 “Y-So” Fine American pongee.$1.39
$1.75 Heavy colored rough pongee.$1.4?
$1.50 Fine quality colored georgette.$1.17
$2.50 Finest heavy georgettes.$2.04
$1.00 Black “Shah” silk only. 52c
$1.50 Fine washable crepe de chine.$1.17
$1.75 Good quality crepe de chine.$1.46
$1.85 Good quality taffetas.$1.49
$2.98 Belding’s guaranteed taffetas.$2.33
$1.98 New flat crepes.$1.69
$1.85 New fine flat crepe.$1.54
$2.25 Fine quality heavy flat crepe.$1.74
$2.50 Fine quality flat crepe.$2.05
$2.98 Fine quality heavy flat crepe.$2.27
$2.98 High grade crepe romaine.$2.40
$2.98 Crepe Parure soft lingerie silk.$2.47
$2.25 Malinson’s indestructible voile.$1.69
$3.50 Malinson’s printed indestructible voile. . $3.10
$3.50 Mallinson’s solid color khaki kool.$2.50
$4.50 Mallinson’s Indian print Pussywillow . . $3.30
$2.25 Mallinson’s solid color Pagoda crepe.. $1.49
$1.98 “WhoRay” Kimono print silk.$1.69
$1.98 Black radium.$1.48
$1.65 Fine silk radium, only.$1.33
v>2.25 Sheer Celo negligee silk.$1.29
$1.25 Shadow Proof 39-inch sport satin. 89c
$1.50 Beautiful glitterglo satin.$1.20
$2.98 Superb satin crepe artiste.$2.29
$1.25 Solid colors Celanese voile.$1.00
$1.25 Printed Celanese voile.$1.05
$1.15 Fine quality radium, only.$1.00
$1.25 Hand embroidered luncheon scti. 96c
25c All-Linen hemstitched 12x12 napkins .... 20c
$1.50 36-inch hemstitched all linen sq .ares . . . $1.29
98c Ladies’ lace trimmed voile gowns. 65c
$1.75 Ladies’ hand embroidered Philippine
gowns, sizes 15 to 17.$1.39
$1.98 Ladies’ hand embroidered Philippine
gowns, sizes 15 to 17.$1.55
69c Boys’ white dimity union suits, sizes 3 to 12 50c
$1.75 Boys* Tom Sawyer wash suits.. $1.13
$1.96 Boys' Tom Sawyer wish suits.$1.23
$2.50 Boys' Tom Sawyer wash suits.$1.75
$2.58 Boys' Tom Sawyer wash suits.$2.19
$1.98 and $2.25 "Lucette" wash dresses,
sizes 8 to 14.$1.33
$2.98 and $3.40 "Lucette" wash dresses,
sizes 8 to 14...$2.13
$3.50 and $3.98 "Lucette" wash dresses,
sizes 8 to 14.$2.45
$3.98 and $4.50 "Lucette" wash dresses,
sizes 8 to 14.$2.75
$4.98 Lucette wash dresses, size 14.$2.98
$1.00 Children's "Mitze" dresses, sizes 4, 5, 6.. 59c
$2.25 and $3.00 Misses' white organdy dresses 95c
$4.50 to $6.75 Misses’ white organdy dresses. . $1.50
$1.00 Avon sheets, size 63x90 . 78c
$1.10 Avon sheets, size 63x99 . 88c
$1.05 Truth sheets, size 63x90 . 82c
$1.15 Truth sheets, size 63x99 . 88c
45c Mohawk 7-4 bleached sheeting. 35c
40c Garza 7-4 bleached sheeting. 33c n
$2.25 Gold or blue crinkled spreads,
$4.75 White with old rose striped crinkled
spread, size 81x105.$3.44
$1.25 Fruit of the Loom sheets, size 63x90 ... $1.11
$1.29 Fruit of the Loom sheets, size 63x99 ... $1.16
$1.45 Fruit of the Loom sheets, size 81x90 . . . $1.29
$1.89 Fruit of the Loom sheets, size 81x90,
scalloped ..-!. $1.69
25c Gordon's children’s sox, sizes 5 to 8. 16c
50c Gordon’s children sox, only. 34c
$1.00 Fine quality ladies’ all silk hose. 74c
$1.50 and up odds of hosiery stock.$1.08
$1.50 Light service silk hose.$1.19
$1.50 Cadet light service hose.$1.16
$1.65 Pointex heel light service silk hose .... $1.27
$1.85 Cadet brand all silk chiffon hose.$1.33
$1.95 Pointex heel chiffon hose.$1.62
$1.95 Pointex heel service weight silk hose ... $1.57
$1.95 Pointex heel outsize service hose.$1.69
$1.95 and up odds of hosiery stock.$1.53
$2.25 Gordon V-Line chiffon hose ..$1.96
• $2.50 Gordon black heel chiffon hose.$1.79
$2.00 Claussner beautiful chiffon hose.$1.59
$3.00 Claussner kleer-heer chiffon hose.$2.33
$4.50 Claussner ultra sheer chiffon hose.$3.63
$1.98 Ladies’ lace trimmed crepe de chine
8 Yards colored 36-inch dimity check for .... $1.00
9 Yards 36-inch white dimity check for.$1.00
8 Yards 15c quality white nainsook, for.$1.00
7 Spools black and white Coats thread for . .. 25c
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