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* FOR OP G ' SUNDAY Approaches and Drive to Matamoros Near ly Complete; Put on Finishing Touches 1 Brownsville's new international ZZZT^ridge will be opened to traffic Sun* “day, July 1. Crews of workmen are now pav 4 ing the road from the Mexico term inal of the structure to Sixth street in Matamoros and carpenter* are erecting the temporary quarters for the customs and immigration offi cials on the American side. Graveling of the approach on the American side will start Wednesday, and the asphalt topping will be ap plied the latter part of the week. The customs and immigration of fices on the Mexican side are prac tically completed, and will ! e ready for occupancy the last of the week. In the next four days the finish ing touches on the huge steel struc ture that spans the Rio Grande will be applied. Crews are working over time in order to complete every detail of the work, and contractors announced Tuesday morning that the bridge and the highway to Mata moros would be in readiness for opening Sunday. Excellent progress has been made •a the road from the Mexican term inal of the bridge to Sixth street, the main thoroughfare of Mata ino“os. The high grades across the ■ I lowlands between Santa Crus and 7 Matamoros were firmly settled by the hea.y rains of May, and were in good condition for paving. The i paving consists of a 6-ir.ch caliche e ba e with two toppings of asphalt. The second topping is now being ap plied. The pavement will terminate at Sixth street near the Drive Inn, running to the east of the railroad tracks. On the American side the ap proach paving will connect with the Paring on Fourteenth street. The customs and immigration quarters, for which a temporary structure will Prided, will be located on the elfx *>de near the base of the ap The bridge company plans t.-e erection of a concrete and tile •tructure as permanent quarters for j tne federal officials, work to start *n early date. The temporary | •tructure will be frame, and will serve until the permanent building i» erected. There will be no formalities in connection with the opening of the ; bridge Sunday, officials of the Gate w*F Bridge company announced. The wfWge will be formally epened July Bonnection with the interna relebration to be staged by awnsville Chamber of Com nd American Legion. >uge steel jpan. S70 feet in supports a concrete roadway I i thick and 20 feet in width, s walks are provided on each road steps leading from nth street to the bridge lev steel work on the structure n^ coyered with aluminum O.ficials of the bridge comnany I expressed considerable satisfaction I over the progress -nada by the ! bridge and road crews. Considerable ! delay was experienced in starting j the structure, due to litigation, but since work has gotten under way here has been no r-sgation of activi ties, and bridge builders assert that I remarkable progress has been made in the construction work. - .- __ ■ Says Nations of I World Watch U. S. To The Herald: The United States is the greatest country on the continent. The na tions of the earth are looking up to the United States as an example to the world. Here is what Professor Keinitxer of Germany says: “Whis key and beer drinking has a special action on the nervous system which I leads to heaviness of the mind that you can notice in the beer drinker. The hops cause a burning thirst of the beer drinker and has an injuri ous effect upon the kidneys." If any one has been misled by the wet propaganda to believe there is no prejudice in Europe, especially in Germany, to the so-called light drinks, let him read the following statement from Dr. Rudin, made in & Bremen: “A German professor says, ‘I hope for the time when a growing anti alcohol sentiment stamps out the drinks. Even the moderate drinker ia a person of lower value, unworthy of the privilege of marriage.* Dr. Otto Melle, a German college presi dent has recently secured 2,561,000 names to a petition to the reichstag asking for a local option law that will allow them to vote liquor out of Germany. Some people say it is im possible to stop the manufacture and sale of liquor. It’s the almighty dei lar they are after, regardless of hu man lives or morals. Prohibition ought to be preached from the pul pit mors, every preacher ought to preach on prohibition at least four times a year. Keep it before the young people, show them the awful ness of the drink habit.” What does Thos. B. Love, state senator from, T>ai’as and candidate for lieutenant governor think of A1 Smith? Here is his answer: “He is too Tammany’ minded. He says it is the duty of New York to enforce the Volstead act and support the eight eenth amendment, when his record shows that he Is on the side of the wets. I always voted the republican ticket before coming to Texas, but I went Into the democratic primary to vote for Pat N#ff and Dan Moody, and I think I voted for two good men. We ought to throw away party poli tics and voto for the man for the good or our atata and nation, regard less of polities." Thomas B. Love was asked what effect his fight against A1 Smith would make on his race for lieuten ant governor. He said: ‘‘It doesn’t matter. I would rather be right than ». to be lieutenant governor.” \ We should be glad that the gov *’\ ernor of the great state of Texas in» stands for prohibition and law en tJ forrement. The greatest sin in the world is the ain of disobedience. It rUrted back in the garden with our first parent* and has had its effect on mankind ever since. Disobedience leads to crime, fills our jaila and penitentiaries. The truest thing re corded in the Bible is “what we sow. that shall we aU© r*«P-” Let us all vote for the good #f our erect stste of T«xk< .-cd our nction at large. lie- J. F. Steel*. 4 Marshal Otey Walker Arrives In Houston In Cowboy Outfit _4 Worry Believed Fatal to Farmer (Special to The Herald) MERCEDES, June 26.—The death of Joe B. Lyle, who died here Friday on the day that his wife was under going an operation after having been in the hospital for several weeks, has been attributed to worry over his wife's condition. He had not complained of serious illness. His wife has not been told of the death of her husband. Lyle’s body was shipped to Caddo, Okla., Saturday for burial, accom panied by Rev. C. P. Owen of the Presbyterian church. Lyle was a farmer about 50, and had lived in the Mercedes communi ty for two years. His sisters, Mrs. Tom King of Ok mulgee, Okla., and Mrs. G. A. Hol land of Dallas, ceme here and made the funeral arrangements. Yturria Ships 40 Cars Melons Forty cars of watermelons were loaded at Yturria Saturday and Sun day, according to the report of the Missouri Pacific Lines, which shows that 230 cars of melons had been shipped up to Sunday night. Four cars of tomatoes and 9 cars of green corn constituted the remainder of the loadings on the M. P. Shipments over the Misouri Pacific for the season total 16.174 cars as compared with 14,636 to date !>st year. The watermelon movement ifc now at its peak, and shippers state that the total will run close to 400 cars, all shipments emanating from Will acy county. Harlingen Mortuary Owner Returns Home (Special to The Herald* HARLINGEN, June 26.—John T. Thompson, proprietor of Thomp son’s mortuary here, has returned from a vacation trip to the north and east, during which time he took a course in durmisurgery. Mr. Thompson announced that the snow-white invalid coach which the mortuary purchased, and which was damaged in transit, has been re placed, and that the new coach Is on hand now. • HOUSTONf Tex., June 26.—Now let the newa happen—I’m here, all set to help the democrats pick s president and to get the news to the readers of The Herald. I hope I like Houston as well as I did Kansas City. Up there they gave me an elephant button, which got me into places. But I’m not wearing it now. I don't want them to take me for a spy. The first thing I did on arriving here was to look for a place to sleep I’ve found a swell place, and it isn't a billiard table, either. I got to Kansas City late and had to do my dozing on one of those cigar store gymnasiums between two foreigners from St. Louis, who were more fragrant than friendly. Noth ing like that here. I’m holding down a swell hammock between two palm trees in somebody's back yard. 1 hope it doesn’t rain. In this town they talk about the cool breezes from the gulf at night even in the hottest weather, Jesse Jones, the skyline, the ship channel and what a large state Texas is— if you have to walk it (even when not. taking any drinks). I’m not going to start attending conferences until tomorrow, as not many of the candidates know yet that I lave arrived. I have brought along a thermos bottle full of strong, black coffee and a sack of mints. I find that these things are very handy to have after a really good conference. I’m not like some peo pie who believe in sleeping off a conference with a oag of ice on their heads. I cure a conference at its source. Speaking of conferences, I saw two people with their heads together in a hotel lobby talking in under tones. From the back they looked just like Al Smith and Jim Reed. I sneaked up behind to listen. If these two men were talking com promise it would have been the big gest news story since .he Old Home Town won the county croquet cham pionship. But I was disappointed. It was only two colored boya discussing the tip situation, which seems to be booming. The boys said that ev erybody at this convention must be afraid of becoming baldheaded, to many of them sent down for hair tonic. I almost forgot to mention a fox paw which I made. When I heard this convention was going to be in Texas I rented a cowboy outfit so I wouldn’t be funny by wearing reg ular clothes. Well. I put on my cattle suit today and went down town. Everyone else had on American clothes. I felt as conspicuous as a soot spot on a movie star’s nose. I'm certainly glad that the con vention wasn't held at Atlantic City. Then I might have made a serious error. FOR PBESffPJENT DR. PEPPER |§M "I Propose none other than that sterling DHPepDer” Aa*PtaWc t0 "Wets” PP and "Drys” alike For the first time in history a President may be elected by acclamation. Both parties agree that Dr. Pepper is the popular choice. Politicians can’t find an issue. Without an argument there can be no contest. The "Wets” see the end of a "long dry spell”. The "Drys'* see the downfall of "Demon Rum’*. □ Farmers say he brings "Farm relief”. To labor he offers high wages and a big drink for a nickel. Capital says strikes will be unknown ... except $ minute strikes at 10,2 8c 4. Everybody is for the great benefactor... the great humanitarian. Vqte early and often for Dr. Pepper... at least 3 times a day at 10,2 & 4 o’clock. Keep your energy up, I CLUB ta*;a *t:» co. «•:« ■ ( :• 'WL K \ V i_Ss W CUTTING COTTON CROP Boyd Sees Reduction In Yield From Val ley Fields SAN BENITO, June 28.—The props of hope which have held up the rec ord cotton prediction in tha Valley were knocked out unceremoniously Monday by H. P. 'Boyd, cotton prog nosticator and authority on the sta ple. The props were moved mainly by the statement of Mr. Boyd, after a brief survey, to the effect that the estimated yield in the Valley has been cut nearly half within the past lb days. “Fifteen days ago the crop had every prospect to make a record,” Mr. Boyd said, and then he recalled what he had said earlier in the sea son. that “cotton can promise more and do less, and promise less and do more than any other crop I know of.” The damage has been caused main ly by what is called the "angular leaf spot,” he said. This disease, or pest, or germ, or blight, starts in on a leaf or two on the stalk, spreads rapidly to the bolls, turns them black, then goes on to the stalk, causing bolls and squares to drop off, and preventing the cot ton from putting on more fruit. And apparently no check for it ia known. Sometimes general conditions can affect it, Mr. Boyd said. He ex pressed the belief That a good ram. followed by fair weather might help the situation greatly. The same opinion has been expressed in other quarters. Some cotton specialists have given as the reason for the leaf spot. or blight, climatic and. soil conditions following the heavy rains of three weeks ago. They' explained that there is too much moisture in the ground, end that the hot sun during the day causes steam to come out of the ground, with a reverse of the procedure at night, when the tem perature drops, and the cotton cools off. 1 LOST GIRL FOUND DEAD - AYR. Scotland.—Miss Agnes Raw lins, who disappeared from an Edin burgh school last year, was found dead in an abandoned shepherd’s hut. SEEK PACKING PLANTACCI D San Benito Growers of Citrus Asked to Join Exchange (Special to The Herald) RAN BENITO, June 26.—The can v*i's of grower* to demonstrate that San Benito wants, and will support a branch packing plant of the Texas Citrus Fruit Growers Exchange is under way now, and will be rushed to completion within two weSks, it was announced today. . John C. Plott, chairman of the com mittee of growers, has been visiting growers in the section since the meeting here last Thursday, and said that he has met with a satisfactory reception. He has been working with W. E. Allen, field manager for the exchange. Mr. Plott announced the other members of his committee as F. D. Mynck, Clyde M. Jones, W. S. Cal loway and H. F. Cannon, all growers ill the San Benito aeetion. He will later name a committee member in Rio Hondo, and one in Los Fresnos. as these two sections are to be served by the plant at San Benito. The committee in the city is to be organised under the direction of James C. Bowie, and will start its work of securing assurance of finan cial backing as soon as enough farm ers have been signed up, or have given promises of becoming mem bers, to indicate a justification of the plant here. Business men expressed assurance that there would be no question about sufficient support from the city. Mr. Plott urged growers whom he has not seen to communicate with him, or some other member of the committee. The exchange proposes to erect a $65,000 packing plant here, with a total investment of close to $100,000. It will be the first branch of the exchange in Cameron county. BABY BORN WESLACO, June 26.—Mr. and Mrs. John King announce the birth of a ten pound boy late Thursday evening. Mother and son are doing splendidly. SPECS IN ALMS BOX TWICKENHAM. Eng.—St. Miry’s church wants to return to their own er a pair of spectacles be dropped in the alms box. CAPETOWN.—Sevan man and chil dren ware killed and eaten by liens on Transvaal farms in a single week.