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|g Scales, Knee Pads and other A Typ« *©r eTerr | cotton picking accessories. Purpo** I w. H. Putegnat Company ALAMO IRON WORKS j I Brownsville, Texas ™ T •] I THIRTY-SEVENTH YEAR—No. 14 BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS, TUESDAY, JULY 17, 1928 TEN PAGES TODAY 5c A COPY BROWNSVILLE Chamber of Com 0 metre adopts a rather democratic method for selecting a permanent Fourth of July celebration organi zation. Compiles a list of some fifty men and women who it is believed will work. That’s the sort of folks i *eded to head an effort which means much work just for the joy of seeing it well done. A ballot has been prepared, and copies of it sent to some one thou sand names in the telephone di rectory and out of it. The voters are asked to select the names of three women and the names of twelve men who, the voter believes, will actually work on a committee. And return the ballot to the cham ber of commerce in a stamped and addressed envelope supplied with the ballot. • • • THERE IS at least one thing for which cotton growers of the Valley 0 have to be thankful for. Cotton leaf worms have not made their appearance this year, so far. | 0 The reason—continued dry wea ther which it not conducive to the propagation of the leaf worm. In at least this one respect, the growers have not had to worry. The Herald Sunday reported that 8,000 hales of cotton have been ginned. This week, all things being equal, the ginnings should ascend to 16, •00 bales—perhaps more. The season is well under way. Motorists from San Antonio re port passing caravans of cotton pickers—Valley bound. So far, the labor supply has been equal to the demand. THE STATE*HIGHWAY DEPART jrent has designated a new primary Toad, its first in many months. This road would run south from San Antonio through Jourdanton, in Atascosa county, thence to Hebbron ▼ille, thence to Rio Grande City. Which eventually will give a new main route into the Lower Rio Grande Valley, as well as out of it. j 0 In other words, that route is on j the program for development into a first class highway. It may require a few years of •ffort to put it over. But it will gome. A * * THE VALLEY ia to have one new hotel for the accommodation of printer touristi, and possibly two. Work on Weslaco's handsome new hostelry is proceeding rapidly, with gxpectation that it will be ready for $he opening early in the fall. The second probably will be the |*oint Isabel hotel. In the meantime new apartments • re going up in various parts of the • V»n«r. For the accommodation of those wrho prefer a living room, a bed jtoom. a kitchenette, bath, and so on. And they are not to be high in Rentals. One man. not a business man but j ©ne who has demonstrated bis capa-j eity for business in various ways, declares rentals are too high, at least in some cases. So he plans to rent apartments in which he is interested on what he M«ays is a more moderate basis. He will rent for $45 to $55. Will furnish the apartment complete, sup ply lights and water, electric re frigeration. garage and other fa cilities. The apartments to include a living room, bedroom, kitchenette and bathroom. That should interest visitors plan pin:* on spending a few months. And others who want to stay. • • • THE STATE TAX BOARD cuts the ad valorem tax for the year from 25 to -2 cents. A reduction of three cents, and compared with the ad valorem tax ©f 'previous administrations, a re duction of six cents. Any tax reduction, whatever its ^ize, always meets with the ap proval of the taxpayer. With income taxe* surtaxes, occu pation taxes, automobile licenses, school taxes, drainage taxes, water tax*s, bond taxes, and a thousand | and one other taxes—well, the tax payer is an uncomplaining fellow ( after all. * • • I ^ RICE FARMERS up in the Whar ton district are fighting over their f water supply. Irrigationists in this section can appreciate the situation. Although they have never come to k blows over the matter. And work that is now going t,n bolds forth promise thst it will be necessary to fight over the water supply at any time. More concrete lined canals are going in here in the Valley than ever before. Will help to reduce waste, stop seepage, reclaim land, and otherwise r prove valuable. And will cut the water used in br.f wherever canals are cement i lined. DOUBLE- STANDARD "LIE" MILWAUKEE. Mis.. July 17.—(JP> •-The “double standard" is viewed as ”a curse and a lie ’ by the Rev. W A. Hohensteln, of Bloomington. Ill in an address prepared for de livery before the International Walther league convention today. • i woman has the right and duty to i ,vo#rt of her future husband the ‘ ruritv and faithfulness that rVooV.xD^t. of hi. future he * I I. Mrs. Wilmans To Fight Ballot Bar WOMAN RAPS DECISION OF COMMITTEES Will Seek Mandamus Of Supreme Court To Stop Vote Count, Candidate Asserts DALLAS, July 17—UP)— Mrs. Ldith Wilmans, candidate for governor, de clared here today that she would seek a supreme court mandamus for bidding the counting of the demo cratic primary vote in Cameron, Gal veston and Val Verde counties if her name was not placed on the bal lots of those counties. Mrs. Wilman’i name, together with those of Judge William E. Hawkins, Breckenridge gubernator ial candidate, and State Senator Thomas Love, Dallas, candidate for lieutenant governor, were left off the primary ballot i t those coun ties because they had announced (Continued on page eight) CREAM PIE IS POISON TO 200 Industrial Workers In Boston Hit; Expect All Will Live BOSTON, July 17.—(A*)—Chocolate cream pie today was believed to be responsible for more than 200 cases of food poisoning in greater Boston. Approximately 75 persons were in hospitals in Somerville, Boston and Medford, as many more had been treated and released while an un determinate number of others, be lieved to be several score, were under i treatment at their homes. The victims were principally em ployes of industrial plants who had partaken of box lunches yenerday and ethose who had shared th lunches. * So great was the toll in the Ford automobile plant in Somerville where 150 men and women were affected, many of them collapsing at their ma chines, that work had to be suspend ed for the day while those who were well helped to take the stricken to hospitals and physicians’ offices. Other large concerns where the malady occurred included the Re vere Sugar Refinery and the S. M. Howes Company, both in Charles town. Victims also included several persons who had partaken of noon day meals in a downtown restaurant of the Waldorf Lunch System, Inc., in this city. The Waldorf Company supplied lunch boxes to all of the plants af fected. The boxes contained ham, cheese and bologna sandwiches, chocolate cream pie and milk. Apart from samples retained for investigating authorities, the com rnny directed its store managers to destroy every remainirg pie. Physicians treating the victims de scrihed the cases as similar to pto maine poisoning. Victims suffered severe cramps and became nauseated but as far as could be learned none was in danger. MACHINE GUN USED BY COPS One Slain, One Hurt as 2 Cars of Bandits Are Fired On INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., July 17.— iyip>—One man was killed and an other seriously wounded early to day when police turned a machine zun on two automobile loads of al leged holdup men on the national road east of Indianapolis. Six es caped capture. The dead man was believed to be Edward Rider, about 23, address un known. Officers could not learn the identity of the wounded bandit. The fight occurred when the men in the two cars blocked the road to hold up persons in an approaching ■ar. When the selected victims es caped by driving recklessly over ar< interurban track the man started to hold up the police car. Almost im mediately they recognized their mis lake and opened fire. Machine guns manipulated by Lieut. Fred Brinkut and Patrolman Frank Hieman were turned loose. CAPTURE IS REPORT WASHINGTON, July 17.—f — surrender of 173 Nicaraguan bandits it Somoto was reported by Rear Ad miral David F. Sellers, commander of he special naval squadron in Nica raguan waters. The surrender took >iacc on July 14 and IS* ' MAP OF REGION OF ITALIA RESCUE Map showing the region in which the Soviet ice breaker Krasiin has been effecting the rescue of some of the members of the ill-fated Nobile polar expedition. Inset is of Chuknovsky, Russian aviator, who made the discovery of members of the expedition, trying to walk over the ice floes to land. 2nd Craft Seeks Amundsen As 1st Runs Out of Fuel — MOSCOW. July 17.— (/Pi — New Russian plans for a search for the missing Amundsen party were de veloping today as the rescue ship Krassin was slowly pounding its way toward Advent Lay carrying seven of the crew of the Italia smt’hed from the ire last week and the nine members of tw-> rescue par ties including the aviator Chukhnov skv picked up Sunday nigh With the Krassin temporarily out of the search because of lack of fuel, the second Russian icebreaker Maligin. now in northern waters, is under instructions to make a thor ougn search for the Amundsen par ty. The MaJigin today was 40 miles east from King Karl island, south of Northeast Land, and was fighting a heavy storm which has been rag ing since early morning. MOSCOW. July 17.—(/Pi-The newspaper Iz\estia today published an interview with Professor F. Be hounek. a survivor of the ill-fated Italia in which he quoted Pr. Finn Malmgren as saying the dirigible had been mismanaged. The statement that they left Malmgren behind alone in a grave of ice has been attributed to his res cued companions. His fate has caused criticism of the Nobile expe dition. Behounek, a Czecho Slovak ian meteorologist, was one of the group hurled on the ice by the crash and rescued by the Russian ice bre«k»r Krassin. (General Nobile sent a statement to Stockholm last week saying that no misunderstandings with Pr. Malmgren and that relations of the whole party were at all times frank and hearty). Say Were Over-Worked The dispatch to Izvestia from its correspondent aboard the Krass'n quoted Behounek as saying of the expedition: “Throughout we had been over worked and had little sleep. “Shortly before the crash, T went to awaken Pontremoll (Italian scien tist. still missing) who was sleep ing. but met Pr. Finn Malmgren. who seemed worried. He told me the airship had been mismanaged. “Returning to my seat I noticed a meter was Indicating a rapid de scent. McEccino (motor chief) in Dud Falls In Crowd; Hospital PITTSBURGH. Pa.. July 17.—GPi — Because an aerial bomb that had been a dud in *h» air. exploded as it hit in the midst of 3.000 persons on the ground, 25 persons were in hospitals today. Two men were blinded, flames and powder having seared their eyes. Others suffered burns and contusions. The bomb was part of a fireworks display at an Italian fiesta in honor of Our Lady of Mount Carmel spon sored by residents of the towns of Swmyale »ad Braddoclb stantly threw out the last ballast of 170 kilos of metal. We immediately rose 400 meters. Then we rapidly began to descend again. Drifted With Storm “About fifteen minutes after the initial crash and after the dirigible had carried off the Allesandri group (of six men) we saw smoke but did not hear an explosion, which Indi cates the possibility that the group is alive. “Our desire to investigate the (Continued on page two) NAN AND WIFE IN N. 0. SHOT Waa Murder and Sui cide, Police Say; Husband Dies % NEW ORLEANS. July 17.—(A»>— Vincent Colatte, insurance agent, and his wife were found in what physi cians proonunced a dying condition from gunshot wounds in their apart ment here today. Police said the case was one of attempted murder and suicide. The couple, both of whom are 24 years old. was taken to a hospital where surgeons said it would be al most impossible for either to sur vive. Police said Colatte shot his wife and himself. Mrs. Frank d'Amico. mother of Mrs. Colatte. attributed the shooting to domestic upheavals. Colatte died a few hours later at a hospital. Mrs. Bernstt’n Quits Suing Mrs. Coogan LOS ANGELES, July 17—(&)—The $75,000 alienation suit brought by Mrs. Ciara Belle Be — stein against Mrs. Lillian Coogan, mother of Jackie Coogan. was dismissed in superior court here today on motion of counsel for Mrs. Bernstein. MEXICO HAS LYNCHING MEXICO CITY, July 17.—t/P>— Newspaper despatches from Puebla relate that after a fight between villagers of Lioies and country peo ple, three of the latter were cap tured and lynched. The village was attacked by an armed band of agra rians. Federal troops hve been sent to the place to restore order. BURGLAR A “GENTLEMAN" HULL. Eng.—“He was a perfect gentleman,'’ said Miss Ethel Gordon of John Mason, whom she caught rcb bing her home. MANDAMUS IS REFUSED BY HIGHER COURT Love to be Ruled Off Third of Counties' Tickets Is Belief; Will Rush Appeal SAN ANTONIO. July 17. —(/p)—State Senator Thom as B. Love of Dallas lost his fight to have his name print ed on the Cameron county primary ballot today when the fourth court of civil ap peals denied him a writ of mandamus against the Cam eron county democratic exec utive committee. The com mittee had refused to print his name on the ballot as a candidate for lieutenant gov ernor because of Love’s an nouncement that he would not support the democratic presidential nominee, Gov ernor Alfred E. Smith of New York. The Cameron county committee also barred the names of Mrs. Edith Wilmans of Dallas and William E. | Hawkins of Houston, candidates for (Continued on page eight.) NEW TAX RATE IS RECORD LOW 3 Cent Reduction To Fill State Needs, Board Says AUSTIN, July 17.—(>P;—Action of the automatic tax board yesterday in fixin gthe state tax rate at 64 cents, a 3 cent reduction on each $100 of taxable values last year, gives Texas the lowest ad valorem tax rate for the two years of any administration for 14 years. The combined rate for the two jiars of the present administration was reduced to 47 cents and is 11 cents less than the preceding two years. With a total rate of 64 cents, the gross taxes collected next year will | be $25,442,619, of which $20,354,095 will be net to the state. Action by the hoard was unani-, mous. Following the meeting an ex planatory statement was made public signed by all three members. Gover nor Dan Moody, State Treasurer W. Gregory Hatcher and Comptroller S. H. Terrell. Their statement said in part: “The new rate of 22 cents will yield sufficient revenue to meet the expenses of the government and pay the appropriations which have been made to all institutions and depart ments. The schools will receive a $15 per capita apportionment for next year as they did for this year. All rural schools which qualify for aid will receive a six month's term as they did this year. Comptroller Terrell furnished the figures on which the tax rate was built. He showed that the estimates reach $3,975,409,266, which means , that the final figures will go over $4,000,000,000. ____________________________ Proclamation On November Vote Is Issued By Moody AUSTIN. July 17.—<*»>—Governor Moody’s proclamation formally call ing the November 6 general election was issued Tuesday. Besides naming the numerous state, national, and district offices to be filled, including 20 electors for president and vice-president, the pro clamation ordered that an election on three constitutional amendments pro posed by the 40th legislature be called by county judges or county commissioners. Substance of the amendments would be: Authorizing a tax levy to aid con federate soldiers and sailors and their widows in indigent circum stances. Exempting parsonages from taxa tion. Providing that school officers, in cluding boards of institutions of higher education, shall serve for terms not exceeding six years, and providing for appointment of a state board of education. Finder of Carranza To Receive Reward NEW YORK. July 17.—UP)—John Carr, berry picker who found the body of Captain Emilio Carranza be side his wrecked airplane in a New Jersey swamp, will be presented $750 as a reward today at Chats worth, N. J.. at 3:30 p. m. Five hundred dollars is from the Mexican war department and $250 from Con sul General Arturo Elias. The pres entation will be made by A. N. Msr tinez( a member of the consul gen eral’s stall. Smith Scored As Dem Bolters Meet ___ Youth Kills Rattler About Neck and Faints POTTSV1LLE, Pa.. July 17.— (AP)—A youth whose grip was fatal to a rattlesnake entwined about his neck was in a hospital today apparently tuffering only from fright. He wa: not bitten. On a road between Mt. Pleas ant and Minersville, two men last night found Louis Karbosky, 23, unconscious. The tail of a three foot snake was around his neck. When the men tried to help him Karbosky regained partial con sciousness and Iwisted and grov eled to defeat their purpose, keeping his hands back of his head gripping the snake. Then the men, Peter Mowrery and John Hoptel, appealed to passing motorists and th.' youth was taken to a Minersville ,’oc tor. .But even the combined ef forts of the doctor a-d two men were futile. Dr. Leroy Purcell finally chloroformed Karbo'y. As his muscles relaxed the men stood ready to capture the rattlesnake. The snake however, was dead. Karbosky was removed to a Pottsvillc hospital \ here exam ination disclosed he had not been bitten. He was held for observa tion. From the youth's incoherent muttering, the story was gath ered that he had been walking through brushes hy the roadside when he felt something against his neck. Reaching his hands hack, he found the snake, and. the doctor says, fell to the road unconscious from fright. Patronage Probe May Break Negro Mississippi Rule BILOXI, Miss.. July 17.—f/P)— While a federal grand jury continued to receive evidence of methods em ployed by Mississippi republican leaders in dispensing federal patron age today, speculation became rife as to what effect the investigation would h»*ff on sentiment which has kept a group of negroes in control of party affairs in the state. A bitter faction struggle has been waged within the party in the state for several years with the forces headed by Perry W. Howard, negro national republican committeeman from Mississippi, bitterly opposed at every turn by the group headed by George L. Sheldon, former governor of Nebraska and now a delta farmer, and leader of the “lily-white” faction advocating white leadership. Sheldon has made several attempts to oust Howard from his acknowledged posi tion of party leader. The arrest of Howard, negro spe cial assistant attorney general and recognized republican leader in Mis sissippi on an indictment charging conspiracy to violate the law pro hibiting sale of federal offices was imminent today in Washington. At the same time three of six oth ers under indictment on similar charges were enroute here for ar raignment before Judge Edwin R. Holmes in federal court. Howard, with S. D. Redmond, A. M. Redmond and Ed L. Patton, ne groes, arrested yesterday at Jackson. Miss., and Scott Hubbard, deputy United States marshal stationed at Biloxi, was charged with conspiring and reeciving $1,500 for the appoint ment of A. P. Russell of Magee as deputy marshal for the southern dis trict. Russell served from June until October, 1927. — Negro Leader Is Suspended WASHINGTON, July 17. —14>>— Perry W. Howard, negro national committeeman for Mississippi, under indictment on charges of conspiring to violate the law prohibiting the sale of federal offices, was suspend ed today as a special assistant at torney general. James W. Hubbard, deputy United States marshal for the southern dis trict of Mississippi, indicted with Howard, also was suspended. Howard, Hubbard and two others were indicted by a grand jury spe cifically charged with having re ceived $1,500 for a place on the Unit ed States marshal's staff. Several Murder Cases on Docket At least ten murder cases will b« on the docket for the September term of the criminal district court, which will convene Monday. Septem ber 3, the greatest number in recent years, court attaches state. The docket contains several capital cases arried over from the last term. Indiations are that the number of burglary cases will be about the same at last term, with the number of liquor cases running about the average. i A special term to tr^ some of the continued cases was suggested by District Judge A. W. Cunningham, prior to the close of the February term, but later the decision was reached to hold all cases over to the regular September term. BOOTLEGGING IS * * * SANS APPEAL AS * * f WOMAN IS HELD ■" CHIOCAGO, July 17.—UP*—Mrs. I.eila Fein, 22, formerly of Miami, Fia., has been bootlegging 10 years and was never arrested un til yesterday, when she thanked poiice for seizing her car of liquor. 'Tm tired of it,” she said, aft er admitting she was a bootleg ger. When told she was under arrest, she exclaimed. ‘‘Thank goodness. I wish you'd ret my husband, too, and make him get I out of this racket.f J FIX BOND FOR ROY STUCKEY Writ of Habeas Corpus Granted In District Court Tuesday Roy Stuckey, charged with murder in connection with the shooting of Ricardo Arriaga in El Jardin on June 7, was released from the county jail Tuesday morning following the granting by Judge A. VV. Cunningham of a writ of habeas corpus. Bonds were fixed at 12.000. The application for the writ of habeas corpus was filed by attorneys for Stuckey Monday afternoon, and the hearing was held before Judge Cunningham Tuesday morning. Bonds were signed by several friends of the Stuckey family at Santa Maria. The family came to the Valley two years ago. working a farm belonging to J. T. Brown at Santa Maria. Last year Roy Stuckey secured employ ment with the Trinity Farms Co. on a drag line dredge and had been em ployed by them up to the time of the El Jardin shooting. His father con tinued in charge of farming opera tions at Santa Maria. Arriaga ^.as slain at the home of his father in El Jardin, Stuckey sur rendering to officers shortly after the shooting. At the preliminary hearing Mrs. Stuckey testified that Arriaga had assaulted her on March 9. Stuckey did not testify and was remanded to jail without bond. Old Man Knocked Down On Road (Special to The Herald) HARLINGEN. July 17.—Fecundino Saldana. 60. a laborer here was ser iously injured late yesterday when he was hit by an automobile and knocked to the pavement here. The aged man was * ossing the highway near the Valley Baptist hospital and evidently became con fused in the traffic, witnesses said He was taken into the hospital by the man whose car hit him. Attendants said his condition was serious though possibly not fatal. He is believed to have a fractured skull. TEMPLAR PARADE DETROIT. July 17.—(jp>—Knights Templar to the number of 35.001'' marched in the grand parade today, feature spectacle of the epnual conclave of the organization in ses sion here. With white plumed hats setting off the dark i.galia of the order, the Knights passed over the down town streets where temporary seats accompanving 200.000 were erected. Included among the marchers were 100 bands. TIGER DESTROYS TAMER BOMBAY.—Ali Yussef. an animal trainer, was torn to pieces by a j Bengal tiger to which he was giv ing its first lessor V 350 PRESENT TO PLAN FIGHT ON NOMINEE Man Who Would Hit Dry Law, .Would Deny Religious Free dom, Collins Says DALLAS, July 17.—Declaring that any man who would strike down the eighteenth amendment also would strike down section 3, article 6, of the constitution pertaining to reli gious freedom, former State Senator V. A. Collins of Dallas in his open ing speech before the anti-Smith con vention here today urged every dem ocratic voter in Texas to vote for Herbert Hoover for president and re pudiate “the powers of iniquity.” Approximately 350 persons were present when the rally convened at 10 o’clock. Mr. Collins declared that there were two sides in the fight for the presidency of the United States, On one side, he said, were the ministers and God-fearing citizens of the coun try; on the other side were the powers of iniquity. He was constant ly interrupted by cheering. Mr. Collins predicted that Gover nor Alfred E. Smith would not carry a single county in Texas except those . nominally republican. He promised Herbert Hoover a 10,000 majority in Dallas county. “I don’t know if there still is a Ku Klux Klan organization in Texas,” said Mr. Collins, “but if they are op posed to A1 Smith 1 wish there were 10 million of them in the state.” The speaker reiterated the fact that the organization meeting today was interested only in the forming of a state-wide campaign to bring about the defeat of the democratic nom inee. "We are not promoting any candidate for state office,” he de clared. Dr. J. W. Hunt, president of Me Murry college at Abilene, pronounced the invocation when the convention convened. “We face a national crisis,” he said. “We pray for deliverance from the hands of the spoilers in this our hour of moral suicide.” Election of officers and outlining of the state-wide anti-Smith cam paign was scheduled at the afternoon session. Mr. Collins based his assertion that Governor Smith would carry only the counties nominally republi can upon his opinion that most of the voters in those counties were “wet.” The few republican counties in the state have little voting strength, he said. They are on the Mexican bor der. “Anti-Al Smith Democrats” wae chosen as the official name of the organization shortly before the noon recess. Dr. J. D. Sandefer, president of Simmons university. Abilene, was elected permanent chairman of the meeting. Alvin Moody. Houston, was named vice chairman, with Mra. Josephine Collins. Dallas, secretary^ Church Women Join In Anti-Smith Move SAN ANTONIO. July 17.-^— Members of the San Antonio Prot estant Women’s association joined the ranks of Texas democratic "bolters” when they decifd to work against the presidential candidacy of Governor Smith of New York. Mrs. George W. Jones, preaideni of the association, said the organi zation includes 20,000 members who are preparing an active campairn against Smith and “undoubtedly for Hoover.” WEATHER For Brownsville and the Valley: Fair tonight and Wednesday. For East Texas: Generally fair to night and Wednesday, except some what unsettled in north portion Wednesday; cooler in northwest por tion Wednesday. Light to moderate southerly winds on the coast. RIVER FORECAST There will he no maferial change in the river during the next few days. Flood Present 24 Hr. 24 Hr. Stage Stage Chng. Rata Eagle Pass ..16 221 -0.1 .00 i Laredo . 27 -0.8 —0.1 .00 Rio Grande .. 21 4.4 -0.0 .00 Mission . 22 4.0 40.3 .00 San Benito .. 23 6.9 0.0 .00 Brownsville . 18 2.0 -0-S .00 Note: The river stages in the Vx.1 ley are apparently affected more or less at present hy pumping for irri gation purposes. TIDE TABLE High and low tide at Point Isabel tomorrow, under normal meteorolog ical conditions: High . 6:24 a. m. Low . 10:38 p. m. MISCELLANEOUS DATA Sunset today ..7:24 Sunrise tomorrow ......5:43 . 1*