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TEXAS G. 0. P.
State Campaign To Be
Mapped at Meeting
Called on July 17 By
Foes of Smith
DALLAS. Tex.. July 11.—{/Pi—The
fight to carry Texas into the repub
4 lican column in the November elec-'
tion will be launched in every pre
cinct of this state under the prob
able direction of an executive com
mittee to be chosen here July 17 at
a meeting of forces opposed to Gov
ernor Alfred E. Smith of New York.
Preliminary plans of organization
of the state were discussed here yes
terday at a meeting of leaders of that
group of democrats who have de
clared they will not support the New
* ork governor and will use every
means to defeat him.
Among those attending the prelim
inary conference were former State
Senator V. A. Collins, Oscar B. Col
quitt, twice governor of Texas, and
the Rev. C. A. Boothe, presiding elder
of the Fort Worth district of the
Methodist Episcopal Church, South.
Mr. Collins and Mr. Colquitt were
leaders of the constitutional demo
crats who waged a bitter fight before
tha Houston convention for a Texas
‘M^Wtion instructed against Gover
nor Smith and who were defeated by
Governor Dan Moody and his backers
or more moderate dry views.
Plan State Committee
Senator Collins stated after the
Conference that it was decided to
recommend to the meeting July 17
that a state executive committee com
posed of one member from each sena
torial district of Texas be created,
and that a chairman and a campaign
manager be named to direct activi
ties of this committee. Others who
attended the conference said reso
lutions urging voters to support Her
bert Hoover for president would be
presented to the July 17 meeting.
“Aggressive, energetic men will be
named on this committee to take
charge of the campaign." Mr. Collins
said. “The campaign will be fought
out in every precinct to carry the
state against A1 Smith."
Meanwhile old line democrats
awaited news from New York of na
tional campaign plans before begin
ning the battle which their leaders
have said will be waged to roil up the
normal democratic majority in No
vember. Before leaving for New
York. National Committeeman Jed C.
Adams stated that the democratic
regulars would start a vigorous cam
paign soon to record a victory for
Governor Smith in Texas and to
crush the bolters. He scathingly de
nounced candidates for high state of
fices who have declared they will
run on the democratic ticket but will
do everything possible to defeat the
New York governor. These include
Mrs. Edith E. Wilmans and Judge
William Hawkins, candidates for
governor, and Thomas B. Love, candi
date for lienter.ant-governor and a
former national committeeman from
A movement to bar names of these
candidates from the democratic ballot
to be used in the state primary July
28 has gained some headway, despite
a strong fight being waged to check
it. The executive committee of Cam
eron county notified the bolting can
didates that their names would not be
allowed on the ballot, and stuck to
the decision after Mr. Love told the
committee at a special hearing that
its action was illegal.
Mrs. Wilmans announced late last
Bight that she would take steps to
“invalidate tickets in counties where
fa her name was barred from the bal
lot, and said she was confident of
defeating Governor Moody by a huge
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SUPERIOR. Wis.. July n._<;jy
Good health is so general at the
summer White House that President
Coolidge has turned his physician
over to the treatment and care'of the
Cedar Island Lodge trout.
1 he fish in the famous hatcheries
on the lodge estate developed a
strange goitre-like ailment that de
• ormed them and sapped their vi
tality. Hatchery attendants were
helpless and watched with dismay
the growth swell on the trouts*
necks. It remained* for Col. James
F. ( oupal. White House physician,
to diagnose and cure the evil.
Colonel Coupe! noticed that the
small trout in on# of the vats in
which fish of various sizes are seg
regated in the hatchery, had appar
ent.y hardly enough energy to move
to get the>r food. This had to be
brought to their mouths for them
to feed themselves. The distracted
attendants also showed him tjie Wig
ger fish in other vats with the j
swellings on their bodies.
Nothing appeared to help the fish
and there seemed nothing more to
do but to wait and hope for some
thing to happen, when Col. Coupal
remembered about the thyroid gland,
and how this would sm’ell if the body
of which it formed a part had to live
in polluted surroundings.
He came to the conclusion that the
goitres in the trout were due to
the fish living in such crowded
quarters that the water became
slightly poisoned. To counteract
this the trout’s thyroid glands were
obliged to work overtime to produce
enough iodine compound in their or
ganisms to enable them to liv«.
Col. Coupal put three drops of
iodine solution in the vats contain
ing the small fish. Within five min
utes the little trout, whch provious
j ly had not had enough energy to
fetch their food, were darting hith
er and thithrt- full of energy.
He dropped five drops into the vat
with the bigger fish and gave orders
for this treatment to be repeated
daily. Within five days the goitres
had practically disappeared. Col.
Coupal explained this by saying
! that the addition of iodine to the
i water relieved the thyroid glands
i from the necessity of producing
much iodine. The' glands therefore
I decreased in size and the goitres dis
i appeared.
The hatchery attendants regard
I the whole performance as nothing
short of a miracle.
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(Continued from oage one.)
Mrs. Marshall McJlhenny, Mrs. C. C.
Rougeou. Mrs. W. D. Gardner, Mrs. |
Cam E. Hill and Miss Exah Angel.
The Texas governor was intro
duced by A. W. Cameron, county
judge of Hidalgo county, who told of
Moody’s almost meteoric rise to the
governorship of the state of Texas.
He described Moody as an advocate
since early manhood of “democracy I
in its strict sense."
Taking the different departments
of state affairs in his speech here
last night, the governor explained in
detail how each has been placed on a
i sound, business basis, how graft and
i corruption have been so far removed
from the handling of state affairs
that there has been not a word of
; suclu charges since he took over the
1 affarra of the state. He opened his
talk with an explanation that affairs
jof Texas were in a deplorable con
dition when he took office, and that
Texas had become the laughing
jstock of the nation.
'School Fund Larger
The highway department was the
first subject of discussion, and un
der this topic Governor Moody ex
plained that contracts for a total
of 2.400 miles of highway improve
ments have been let, that federal aid.
which had been withheld, has been
secured, and that the debts of the
department are paid off and it now |
has a surplus. He mentioned the
American Road company contract*
and the Hoffman construction con
tracts of the Ferguson administra
The governor explained that since j
his administration schools of the
state have received better support |
than at any other time in their his
tory. He. mentioned that a $15 per!
capita is now- paid for public school [
The penitentiary svstrm, and how
it has been changed from a slip
shod affair into one that is not
only self supporting hut that pays a
prolit to the state was also men
tioned. Governor Moody mentioned
the increase in nrisoners from 3.000
to 4 600, and said that this is due
partly because “I have not heen par
doning criminals in wholesale lots."
He explained briefly how he has
used the pardon power—to grant fur
loughs. and try to establish con
tacts between the prisoners who
merit it. and their families, and thus
return the prisoner to societv grad
Predicts Tat Cut
Text book contracts of the prev
ious administration, and the law
which Moody hns secured passed pre
venting fraud in these contracts in
the future were next discussed.
A prediction that the state ad va
lorem tax would he reduced below
its present ?S rent basis was ex
pressed by Governor Moody. It will
not be raised, even if not redueed
and if it remains at its Presen*
point the total tax over the two rear
neriod of his administration will he
50 cents, as against 58 during the
pre- ioua administration.
H- touched briefly on other re
forms and improvements in the af
fairs of the stite. mert'onirg judi
cial reform, the health department
and others.
But as a w-hole T consider the
great thing of oUr administration."
he as the placine of our ?or
ernment where it belongs. We have
demonstrated the public office is a
sacred trust, and that the affairs of
Texas must he administered with
honesty, integrity and ability, jus
tifying the big ideals of the people
of the state. All these, and espe
cially confidence in the peonle. had
heen destroyed hv the previous ad
Flaya Ferguson
The governor then launched intc
• n attack on the present campaigr
of Jim Ferguson.
‘‘The force against which T cam
paigned two years ago is again at
tempting to raise its insidious head
and is trying again lo get control of
the state.” he said.
‘‘Old Jim Ferguson has his candi
date now. and would like again to
get control of Texas."
He mentioned a letter that Ferru-1
son sent out to his friends, a copr !
of which Governor Moody received
The la«t paragraph of the letter
read ‘If our crowd will stand to- I
gether. we -will win a glorious vic
"James F. Ferguson can win no
political rictorv in Texas that wool)
not he a" inglorious victory.
Given Big Oration
"Bv a svstem of gum-shoeing and
secret political moves he is trying
to get control of the government
nnain hv proxy. He is trving to ge*
his hands on the ~»ublic affairs of
this state."
Governor Moody closed with the
state,nent that he is offering to th*
people his record of constructive ad
ministration against the previous ad
ministration. and the assurance
that this public office will he held
as a trust to the neon!*, during the
next two years if he is elected over
th* Ferguson forces.
He was given a tremendous ova
tion at the conclusion of the ad
dress. which stirred the l*rg» croVd
frequently, and especially during
the last few remarks, in the attack
on Ferguses,
Witness Tells Court
Of Defrauding In
surance Groups
NEW YORK, July 11.—<**>—An
I elaborate system of fake accident
I claims estimated to cost insurance
i companies $>,000,000 a year has been
| described at an investigation into am
| bulance chasing belore S uprcme
Court Justice Wasservogel.
Thirteen lawyers and five physi
| ciar.a were named as members of a
ring that employed men and women
to fake falls over man hole covers and
| other sidewalk obstructions.
Operation of the ring was described
| by Daniel Lauiich, lawyer’s runner
who now is serving a prison term for
: insurance frauds, and Irving Fuhr, a
i truck driver and painter when not
engaged in accident "flopping.”
Lauiich, who named lawyers and
physicians involved in the accident
1 faking and estimated the amount of
; the insurance companies losses, de
| scribed in detail the method of op
i eration.
A "flopper* he said, would find a
defect in a sidewalk of an insured
! building, trip over it and then make a
false claim of injury. The "flopper,”
he declared, rarely went to a hos
pital but a second man would gather
the names of witnesses to the “ac
The claim would be placed in the
hands of one of the attorneys in the
ring, while a physician also affiliated
with the ring would furnish a false
medical certificate. Suit would then
be filed against the insurance com
Lauiich said the ring had arranged
with an insurance broker for in
formation on buildings carrying in
surance against personal injury and
paid $5 each for such tips. He said
he drew a salary of $40 a week from
the lawyers and a split of the profits
which averaged $30 a week.
Fuhr testified he at first svas em
ployed by an “agency” to fake acci
dents for a salary of $50 to $75 a
week but later became a "free lance
flopper” selling his claims to lawyers
on a contingent basis of 50 per cent
of the recovery. He did about 10
“flops” a day, he said.
Several girls testified they had re
ceived small sums, usually $5, from
various lawyers for posing as acci
dent victims before insurance com
pany physicians.
Firemen to Meet
Next at Mission
WESLACO, July It—The next
quarterly meeting of the Fifth Dis
trict Firemen association will be held
at Mission on the second Tuesday of
October, according to a decision
reached by the asociatior member
ship in regular quarterly meeting in
this city Tuesday night.
A musical program was given by
the Weslaco municipal band and the
Harmony Three. Short talks were
mace by various fire chief members
of the organization.
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Celebration and dedication of
the New International Bridge
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Elected at Valley Ve
getable Gro wer»’
Exchange Meet
MERCEDES, July 11.—S. E. Reid
of Donna was elected president of the
Rio Grande Valley Vegetable Grow,
era Exchange at the annual meeting
of that organization held at the Ex
change offices in Mercedes Monday
of this week.. A. B. Cron of San
Juan was elected first vice president;
George Warren of Rio Hondo, second
vice president; F. 0. Flenriet of
Mercedes, secretary and manager;
and manager; and F. L. Andrews of
Weslaco, treasurer.
It was made plain at the meeting
yesterday that the exchange would
be much stronger next season than it
was last season. The total member
ship has been increased to fourteeen
local associations with a probability
of several more being added before
the shipping season begins.
It was decided to move the Ex
change offices into the new United
Prniting company building sometime
this week.
It was announced that new sheds
will be built at La Feria, Donna,
Weslaco and Santa Rosa. The sheds
at San Juan, Pharr and Alamo are to
be enlarged.
Is Satisfied With Work
Being Done In
Complete satisfaction with the
activities of customs officials in
Brownsville was expressed by Roy
Campbell, collector of customs f^jr
the San Antonio district, following
a tour of inspection itj Brownsville
Monday and Tuesday.
Campbell also inspected the new
Gateway bridge and declared that it
was the finest and most beautiful
international bridge on the Texas
Mexican border.
He also expressed lomplete satis
faction at the semi-annual report
which showed that customs revenues
had increased 100 per cent over col-'
lections for the same time last
This report was completed Satur
day by W. A. Neale, deputy collector
of customs for Brownsville.
Neale said Wednesday that the
coming six months would evAi show
a greater percentage of gain from
all present indications.
Campbell left Brownsville Tuesday,
night for his San Antonio headquar-j
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On Strangler’s Hurt
TL'LSA. Okla., July 11.—(VP;—The
Tulsa Athletic commission has asked
for a physician's report on the in
juries which Ed “Strangler” Lewis,
world champion heavyweight wres
tler. sustained in his match with
Martin Plestina at Minneapolis Mon
day night and which led to a cancella
tion of a scheduled match in Tulsa
with Rudy Dusek here Thursday
But Howard M. Acher, chairman of
the commission, said this was purely
part of the regular procedure of the
commission and did not indicate that
the commission suspected Lewis of
misrepresenting his injuries.
PARIS.—Two landlords have been
shot within a week for increasing
their tenants’ rent.
VIENNA—Four women have been
arrested here as members of a gang
of forgers.
Prohibitionists and
Laborites to Name
Separate Ticket
CHICAGO, July 11<$V-Sepa
rate presidential randidats, rather
than a fusion choice, appeared the
likely iutcome of the prohibition and
farmer-labor party conventions as
each moved into its second session
Leaders desired to replace the two
groups with a new single party, but
a lengthy conference of three del
egates from each convention yester
1 day failed to reach any desirable
plan of amalgamation.
Late hour prophets last night were
unanimous in the opinion that each
group would select its own candidate
today, when both conventions were
expected to end.
Neither par+y appeared willing to
become subordinate to the other. A
single enti-wet plank was the pro
hibitionists’ aim. while the farmer
lahorites opposed a dry declaration.
Defeat of Smith is the principal
aim of the prohibition party, de
clared Dr. D. Leigh Colvin of New
York, keynoter of the drys. A need
for new party alignments, due to the
neglect of the laboring man, was
stressed by Mrs. Laura Hughes
Lunde. Chicago, who delivered the
laborites’ keynote speech.
Mrs. Lunde charged both major
parties with being equally guilty of
corruption, citing the "war graft of
the democrats” and the “republi
cans’ little green house on K.
Dr. Colvin in his attack on Tam
many charged that the democrats
are misleading the south by saying
that a “wet" president could do
nothing without congress.
Only 22 states were represented
on the prohibition roll call, while 10
western and middle western states
and the District of Columbia com
pleted the farmer-labor list.
Only ‘90 Percenters’
To Be Sought Says
New Club Head
Flans to increase the membership
of the Brownsville Lions’ club grad
ually and with "30 percenters’’ dur
ing the coming year were discussed j
by Bill Keikel. newly elected presi
dent of the organization, a* the reg
ular meeting of the club Tuesday.
The importance of working up the
weekly luncheon attendance was also
discussed in order that the club
might retain Us lead over other
service clubs of the city, now com
peting for an attendance trophy.
Regret at the departure from
Brownsville of Lion Arrowsmith of
Gibson City, 111., was expressed by
the .local organization.
Arrowsmith, aside from being
champion tail twister of the Gibson
City Lions’ clubs, is mayor of that
city and one of its leading mer
chants. He had been in Brownsville
for the past few months on an an
nual vacation, it is said.
In explaining the term "30 per
centers.” Keikel declared that the
new members initiated into the club
must attend at least 30 percent of
the luncheons and take part in ell
activities of the organization.
WASHINGTON, July 11. — i4V
With Sam Rice out of the game be
cause of injuries received yesterday,
the Washington club today recalled
from his home in Salem. New Jersey.
Leon (Goose' Goslin. leading batter
of the American league, w ho has been
suffering all season with a sore arm
(Continued from page one)
Nobile's party of 16 which was
aboard the dirigible Italia when it
crashed May 2b, while returning from
the North Pole.
Roald Amundsen, Lieutenant Lief
Dietrichsen, Captain Rene Gilbacd
and a crew of three of a French sea
plane, which tried to find Nobile’s
party The Italian Alpine Chasseur.
Captain Sora and two Norwegians.
Vanning and Vandongen. guides, who
also started search.
Commander Nobile is the only one
of his party rescued. One man was
killed in the crash.
No Rescue in Prospect
Fear grew today for the safety of
five fever stricken and partially in
sane men marooned on the ice by the
crash of the airship. There appeared
to be no immediate prospect of their
rescue. For four days attempts to
communicate with them by radio have
This silence was attributed to
either weakness of Radio Operator
Giuseppi Biogi or atmospheric con
ditions. Lieutenant Einar-Paal Lund
borg, Swedish airman who was res
cued from among the marooned men
off Foyn Island, said Biogi was
weak from fever but managed twice
daily to send out radio reports.
Aboard the base ship Citta di Milano
it was asserted that atmospheric con
ditions prevented short wave radio
The floe upon which they are drift
ing was growing soft preventing
planes from landing to take them
off. Their hope of rescue appeared
to rest upon the ability of the ice
breakers Krassin and Braganza forc
ing their way through the pack ice
to them. The Krassin reported no
progress yesterday, being held in the
ice about 30 miles from the survivors.
Amundsen Still Sought
A dog team expedition of Captain
Sora with the Norwegians Vanning
and Vandongen started across the ice
several weeks ago to rescue the
marooned men although warned that
such an attempt was fraught with
great peril. They were swallowed up
by the Arctic.
Search for Amundsen, generally be
liexed to be futile, was being made
today by the sealer Hobby with two
hydro airplanes aboard between
Amsterdam Island and the Greenland
ice. The whole section along the
ice from 75 degrees north toward
Sflitzbergen has already been ex
plored by Norwegian and French ves
sels without results.
Deny Party Is
Losing Courage
ROME. July 11.—MP>— No message j
has been received »n Rome from
Giuseppi Biogj. wireless operator
with the Italia's men stranded off
Northeast Land, such as has been
published abroad to the effect that
the party was losing courage and be
coming increasingly despondent.
A spokesman for the air miaittrv
said that wireless communication
with this group has ceased tempora
rily because of a magnetic atcrm.
The report revived again of the
death of Natale Ceccioni. motor chief
whose leg was broken, was declared
to be false.
American World
Racers In Tokyo
TOKYO. July II.—The two
American aviators. John H. Mears
and Charles G. D. COliver, flying the
plant “City of New York" on a round-,
the-world trip, landed at Tichikawa
field near Tokyo at 7:45 this evening.
They had made a short stop at Osaka.
The airmen will board the steamer
Empress of Russian tomorrow with
their plane, sailing for Vancouver,
and will make the flight from Van
couver to New York. They expect
to complete their world trip in 25
Mrs. H. Yturria. who was dis- !
charged from Mercy hospital Wed
nesday morning, has returned to her I
home. She underwent an operation
at the hospital and is now well on the j
road to recovery.
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Probe Is To Go to
ATLANTA. Ga., July 11.—(/Pi—The
purpose of the senate investigation
into alleged irregularities in repub
lican postoffice patronage is not to
cause removal of postmasters who
have contributed money to secure
their appointments. This was stated
emphatically by Senator Smith W.
Brookhart of Iowa, chairman, at the
opening of today’s hearing here.
With few witnesses remaining to
be heard here, the senate committee
was ready to transfer its activities
temporarily to Washington.
Senator Smith W, Brookhart. re
publican. Iowa, said the Georgia hear
ing would be closed during the day
and the committee next would meet
in Washington to hear Postmaster
General New before proceeding with
hearings in other states where com
plaints similar to those in Georgia
have arisen.
Meanwhile, with Mrs. Mabel Walk
er Willebrandt, assistant U. S. attor
ney general, en route to Biloxi, Miss.,
to sak grand jury investigation of
charges in that state, the committee
said it would watch the proceedings
closely and follow up wih its own in
quiry soon.
A few postmasters were among the
witnesses summoned to appear before
the committee yesterday. Ona re
lated how he had paid live per cent
of his salary to the state central com
mtiteee. Another man declared he
was asked $500 for a reappointment
for his wife as postmistress at Ball
Ground, Ga.
Roscoe Pickett, chairman of the
state central committee, occupied the
stand most of yesterday's session, as
serting that he knew nothing of any
alleged plan for assessments and had
not collected or authorised the col
lection of any funds. So far as he
knew, money received by the treat- I
urer same as voluntary donations.
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