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Established July 4, 1892 Entered »■ aecond-cleaa natter In the Postoffice Brownsville, Texes. THEE BROJVN8VILLE HEBA1.D PUBLISHING COMPANY SUBSCRIPTION RATES—Daily anti Sunday (7 Issues) One Year .... $9 00 Six Months . $4.*0 Three Months . $225 One Month . .75 MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Associated Press u exclusively entitled to the use for publication of all news dispatches credited to it or not otherwise credited in this paper, and also tha local nees published herein. TEX A** DAILY PRESS LEAGUE Foreign Advertising Representatives Pallas, Texas, b!2 Mercantile Bank Building. Chicago, 111., Association Building. Kansas City. Mo., interstata Building. New York. 350 Madison Avenrfe. A Good Suggestion \ _ i ounty Judge O. C. Dancy, the Valley’s most op timistic “dealer in futures," proposes that Cameron county employ a competent port eugineer to make a curvey of the Brazos Santiago harbor project for the purpose of ascertaining what lands must be acquired for termin tls and other facilities and also arranging general plan.- for the port. The suggestion is worthy of careful consideration h> thi- members of the commissioners’ court. It is typical of Judge Dancy’s propensity for looking for ward and ruuking preparations for the future; to pre pare for contingencies before they arise. While it ia not distinctly a function of the county to protect a proposed navigation district, yet it is obviously to the interest of Cameron county to make such provisions. The commissioners’ court has already taken action along this line in securing an option from the federal government on the Point Isabel wireless station site, an option which will be exercised when the navigation district is formed, the property to be turned over to the district dt the price paid the government, $30,000. This property, when the port is completed, doubtless will be worth several times the option price, but due to the “futuristic” wisdom of Cameron county's com missioners the district will be enabled to acquire the property at a small fraction of its future value. Employment of a competent port engineer will cost the taxpayers of Cameron county several thousand dollars, but investment of this comparatively small sum by the county will probably save the tame taxpayers several times that amount after the navigation district is organised. The engineer must by necessity be em ployed either by the county or the navigation district, and the most intelligent policy would be to have the surveys completed and options secured by the time the district is organized and ready to take over the port project. So far as known, owners of the property which must be acquired by tha district have evidenced no intention of placing an exorbitant price upon such properties, but it would be advisable for Cameron •-ounty, as was done in the ease of the wireless station site, to secure options on such sites as may be desig nated by a competent port engineer. It is very necessary that a port engineer of proved ability be secured. *iore money will be required to earn ploy an engineer of experience and proved ability, but the cost is infinitesimal in comparison with the loss which might accrue through employment of an in experienced man. In handling highway and flood con trol work Cameron county has secured the services of experienced engineers, men who hive made a life study of those special branches of the profession, and as a result the county has saved countless thousands of dollars. Tort engineering is a highly specialised branch of the profession and it is as essential that itn expert be employed in that work as it is that experts lie employed on highways or flood control, Surely the great majority of Cameron county tax payers will approve the recommendation offered by County Judge Dancy. Flans for the Valley port must be formulated, sites secured for terminals, wharves and other facilities, and if the suggestio nthat the county inaugurate this work is accepted it means that consid erable progress will have been achieved on the port project by the time the organisation of a district has been completed S' Aclveritsing Valley Products At the annual meeting of the Rio Grande Potato Growfrs’ Association, the secretary, Paul Dye of Brownsville, off* red a recommendation that the asso ciation create an advertising and publicity fund to be expended in establishing markets for Valley - potatoes throughout Texas, and especially in the Valley and the southern section of the state. In support of tie recommendation he pointed ou*. that in the Valle> and throughout South Texas, which should be a market for large quantities of the Valley product, potatoes from California and other seetions were sold in competition with the Valley product dur ing the period of heavy marketing. The recommendation offered by Mr. Dye should be! Riven careful consideration. There should lie a market in Texas for practically the entire crop of early pota toes produced in the Lower Rio Grande Valley, and that market can only be crested and maintained by proper publicity. The great majority of Texas consumers arc proba bly not aware that the Valley has potatoes on the mar §tt. Taxans are probably as loyal to their state as are the residents of California or Florida to their re spective states. But in those states the co-operatives include advertising and publicity in their annul bud gets, and as a result the consumers know' when and where they can buy local products. Growers are nn compelled to appeal to state loyalty—that loyalty is ex tended voluntarily when the California or Florida resi dent is apprised that he can buy his local products on the local markets. It is interesting to note that during the period of heavy shipment of potatoes from the Valley, many cars i of Florida potatoes were received in Central and South Texas markets, and later the Florida potatoes were! succeeded by the California product. In the meantime th« Valley growers were seeking markets in the North. East and \test. It is only logical to presume that if *! demand had been created in the Texas markets, the saving in freight charges would have been far in ex cess of the cost of the necessary publicity. California and Florida have created their markets by judicious expenditures for advertisin/and publicity —and then providing the markets with products which in quality and pack supported their advertising cam paigns. They did not expect consumers to hunt them up In order to buy their products. Instead, they wei t IP direct to the consumers, “sold" them on their products, and thereby created markets of immense value to the || vegetable and fruit industries. The Lower Rio Grande Valley is not in position to fembark on such extensive advertising campaigns as Florida and California have launched, but the expe dience of recent years should be sufficient to convince yaJUy vegetable and fruit growers that Valley products ptnai be properly advertised if markets are to be ere ui -— - ^ a * ■ • Oftk©r Papers THE WOMAN VOTER AS A PROBLEM (Chicago Daily News). Owing to the widespread interest in the prohibition question, persons addicted to political speculation nat urally are trying to gauge the influence of women voters on the national campaign. “What will she do?” is a question put by some newspapers, especially in southern cities. The answers are not very definite. American women who voted in 1920 and in 1924 did not greatly influence the results of the national elec tions of those years. Only about 40 per cent of the women who were legally entitled to vote went to the polls—phenomenon not at all strange, considering the remarkable ease with whicn equal euffrage bad been obtained in the States and the difficnlty of getting out the full vote of the ruder sex. Most of the women divided politically, exactly as did their husbands, fathers and brothers and eousins. That they would do so might have been foreseen. It some circles, however, the idea persists that to called moral and welfare issues unite women to a much greater extent than they do men. Since prohibition is regarded by them a^ a moral issue, it is claimed by some of the dry» that four-fifths of the women will cast their ballots for the republican ticket this year if Mr. Hoover explicitly commits himself to the status quo and opposes repeal or amendment of the Volstead law. It is true that the great national organisations of women stand for law enforcement and for a longer and more effective trial of prohibition. Whether in this view they represent the mass of the unorganized wom en of the urban centers is a question yet to be deter mined. Psychologists and sociologists formerly contended that women were too conservative, too emotional, too disposed to put their trust in law and authority to be given the ballot. Equal suffrage, it was asserted, would lead to paternalism and overlegislation, and hence to the destruction of civil and personal liberty. This view has not been entirely abandoned, but expe rience thus far has not lent it much support. *The No vember election may shed light on the interesting question. Meantime, it inay be noted that in Germany, where women’s votes are tabulated separately, an analysis in seven leading cities has shown that the women, at the recent general election, voted mainly for the cen ter parties, particularly for the Nationalists. Few of them indicated by their votes that they were either radicals or reactionaries. Tkd. World amid! All By Charles P. Driscoll JUDGES AND CONTEMPT The most difficult job I can think of is that of a judge. The higher the bench, the more difficult the job. One of the circumstances that makes me proud of America is the generally high average of character and performance among our judges. Quite generally the judges feel the responsibility of their jobs so keenly that they carry off the role beautifully. The exceptions are extremely painful for an Amer ican to look upon. They are the cases in which small calibre men have been mistakenly elevated to impor tant positions. And a judge’s bench is no place for a small-souled man. A judge, under our system of procedure, is a dictator. If he doesn’t like you, he can send you to jail for contempt of court. Your contempt may be a contempt of J. H. Bongbong. the judge, and it may he justifiable contempt. Hut Judge Bongbong has the power to send you to jail or to take a great deal of money away from you, merely because you happen to indicate in the courtroom that you don’t like his honor. It takes quite a man to sit year after year on a judicial bench and never abuse his power. But, to the everlasting credit of America be it said, most of our judges make just such a record. In Brooklyn -ecently a federal judge abused a rep utable lawyer with language that one man doesn’t use to another unless the other man is in the language user’s power. When the lawyer protested that he nad never been talked to in that manner by a judge before, the man on the bench raid. “Would you like to go to jail with your client?” * Well, there's no answer to that that a civilized man can make. The reputable lawyer walked right out of the courtroom. What he in contempt of that court? If he wasn’t he was no natural man. This lawyer sat hiht down and wrote a letter to the chief justice of the supreme court of the United State*, reciting the incident in detail, and in scathing, scorch ing language, denouncing that jud^e. The papers printed the letter, and thus the lawyer, who had to take whatever the judge gave him in the courtroom, had his say before the millions whose opinion is really the supreme judgment. A judge can fine or imprison one citizen for con tempt, but what’s he going to do about the millions? Tknxgly ¥i@w§ i_ AIMS F INTERNATIONAL LEAGUE FOR PEACE DEFENDED By JANE ADDAMS, Chicago Social Worker. (Jane Addams was born in Cedarville, III., in 1060. After she was graduated from Rockford col lege, Mi's Addams passed some time in Europe studying. Upon her return to the United States, Addams opened a social settlement, Hull House, in Chicago, which she is still heading. She since has gained international recognition as a social work er. Miss Addams has been connected with many organizations for the promotion of better social conditions and civic development. She is also rec ognized ..s a writer, her books on social problems having attracted much attention). , The Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, of which I am international president, aims at uniting women of all countries to appose war, ex ploitation and oppression, and work for universal dis armament. The league’s members never have taken any pledge regarding participation in war. We take no attitude toward people who differ with us. We believe in free speech and fair play for them, as for us. 1 suppose the Daughters of the American Revolution consider it objectionable to rcnounca defensive war, but ten yeitrs ago every country in Europe was waging defensive war. They may also object to complete dis armament, but our plans naturally contemplate a mu tual nternational agreement and grdual process. The D. A. R. made me an honorary member in 1900 when I helped obtain a prize at the Paris exposition for the D. A. R. exhibit. They were grateful and made me an honorary member for life, or perhaps only during -food behavior, for I doubt whether my name is on their honor roll now. 1 cannot imagine how membership in the Interna tional League for Peace and Freedom could conflict with a citizen’s obligation to uphold the constitution of the United States. I swear every year to uphoid the constitution because I have long been postmistress — — u ^ j 1 — —- - r-ir-n-g—-T" nr ■ ri.j-in--ur..l-lrT.l-Lr-t.r- TLim«-.rnn_j nun ~iu 1 i.nir_r.i u ion-i.r-ui-ijnj~-.r-ur-in. — i—.i— _i-il nrw-xr rui i_r^m-_n.r - THE PRISONER’S SONG —sd « Lew Davidson was growing tired of forever making money. READ THIS FIRST: The story opens with the pending displacement of the star, Alice Car roll, of the Davidson Productions Co. Alice's contract is about to expire, and Lew Davidson, a hard-boiled judge of pretty women, has been seen to seen cynically the first traces of wrinkles in her otherwise girlish face. Her fate is regarded as sealed. Tony Hull, a director with a sense of decency, a tall, gray-eyed man of thirty-live, has secret hopes of wit nessing the elevation of Jane Dare, a small, graceful woman just emerg ing from joyous youth, of great beauty and fine character, to stellar honors, into this situation .s pre cipitated Irene Shirley, a vamp of much sophistication, and a past that might not bear too close inspection, but with an alluring innocence of manner that is very deceptive. (NOW GO ON WITH THE STORY) CHAPTER IV “Don't be absurd. I'm too- old for a girl of twenty. But I admire her —tremendously, and if there’s any thing I can do to help her along, 1 will. She’s a fine girl, clever, am bitious, full of temperament. Nobody back of her—no pull of any sort— just her ability, her looks. You’ve been through the mill, Jimmy, and you know what it means, for a girl like that—a long, hard row to hoe, withiut influence, without a big publicity campaign. Why, half the celebrities today—and I'm aot speak ing only of the picture business, either—owe their position in the public eye to clever propaganda. It’s a case of the best press ag?nl, now adays, if you want to succeed. Half a dozen newspaper men. sittirfg around the supper table, can make the reputation of an actor, a song writer, a politician—or break it—over night. Everybody who wants to make a reputation nowadays starts a publicity campaign, from screen stars to society leaders, from prize fighters to ministers. The pen sure is mightier than the sword, Jimmy. Even wars are fought largely in the newspapers, by means of clever propaganda. Blow your trumpet— make a noise—ballyhoo yourself—if you don't you’ll be lost in the shuffle. That’s why it’s so hard for a girl like Jene Dare to get ahead. She lacks— well—you might call it insolence. Self-assertiveness. Conceit. But once her, you can bet your publicity de partment will see to it that she’s on Davidson decides to make a star o» the front page just as often as we c|4 get fcete there. So I'm hoping Lew will se the light, and give her a chance.” "You sap this girl hasn’t anybody back of her,” Jim Reese laughed. "Looks to me, Tony, as though she had you.” "That’s true. But I can’t make her. I’m not big enough. Davidson is." “Great Scott! Of course you are— big enough to make anybody. Bet ter try a little of that ballyhoo stuff yourself. There isn’t a better man in the business. I ought to know. Didn’t you teach me all I’ve got, when I was your assistant, on the old All-Star lot? What about that plan you had of starting an inde pendent producing company of your own ?” “Some day. maybe, when conditions ire right. They’re not, just now. That recent slump in the market has given the down town crowd a bad case of cold feet. Guess I’ll play along with Davidson for a while yet.” "H-m. Don’t wait too long. The public is hungry for better pictures. And I’ve always figured you were the man to give them what they want." "Is the public looking for better pictures? Sometimes, when I se the way they pass up the good ones, and fall for cleverly advertised bunk, I begin to doubt it.” “f»o, you don’t. You’re just spoof ing yourself. You haven’t turned out any flivvers on the Davidson pro gram. have vou? And it’s a good program, isn't it—good stories—well acted—beautifullv directed? I haven t heard any rumors of Davidson going to the poor house." “I guess you’re right,” Tony said, with a short laugh. “I must have a grouch, tonight. What you suggested abotu Le wand Irene Shirley got my goat. The little rotter. Well—that’s no way to speak of a woman. Jimmy. Forget it, and tell me something about yourself. And you’d better get on with your dinner, too, if we’re going to a show tonight. There’s Gladys Morton, of the Tri-State—at that corner table, with Abe Spellman, our studio manager. HI introduce you, later. Have some more steak?” Lew Davidson, rolling westward through the California hills, was in what was for him a rather festive mood. In New York. Mr. Davidson attended strictly and continuously to business. In addition to his picture company, he had other interests for he owned a great deal of real estate, on most of which stood theaters. Some were picture houses, among them the famous Plaza, at which the Davidson productions were given their premiere showings. Others were legitimate theaters, in which Mr. Davidson was more or less inter ested. All of these various and profitable enterprises served to keep him extremely busy; it was seldom that he indulged in the luxury of a holiday. While other men sported on the sands at Palm Beach, or Deau ville. or attended the races at Havana, Mr. Davidson could usually be found in his office on Forty-seventh street, snaring the elusive dollar from ten in the morning until dinner time, and often far into the evening. He loved to work; it had been second nature to him ever since his early days, when he sold his wares along the teeming thoroughfares of New York’s East Side. Of late, however, a queer restless ness had disturbed his waking hours. He felt himself growing tired of for ever making money, without any real knowledge of how to spend it. Gam bling. beyond a modest game of pinochle, did not appeal to him— gambling with cards, that is. He was tremendously amused when cer tain of his friends were victimized by a clever sharper, at stud poker. The stock market he called a “sucker’s game.” He might have become a collector of pictures, but beauty, in animate, meant little to him; he pre ferred it alive, dramatic, in move ment, which explains his love for motion pictures. And for women. For Lew Davidson loved beautiful women—not any one in particular, hut the thousands of them that passed him daily on the street, in endless variety and profusion. Since passing the fifty mark the habit had grown on him; he began to find an increasing enjoyment in the riots of beauty provided by the smart re views. Yet through it all, he contin ued to admire the other sex in gen eral. rather than in particular, as one might view with delight the endless variety of blooms in a flower garden, without desiring to pluck any par ticular one. A clever Frenchman once said that, concerning woman, there is safety in numbers, and, so far, Lew Davidson had proved the truth of it; he was safe. Speeding coastward through a riot of poppy fields, geranium hedges and blossom-crowned fruit trees, a new and very pleasant joyousness crept over him, quite foreign to his every day life in New York. The business which took him to Hollywood was of no great importance; he might have transacted it by long distance tele ., Th® Grab lag _ - * i Who am I? To what post have 1 been recently appointed? With what business am 1 connected and where? What Is the main export product of the United States? Whst does Islam signify? Who was head of the American war relief work in Belgium during the World war and later became a member of the U. S. cabinet? “These things I have spoken unto you. that in me y# might have peace, in the world ye shall have tribula tion: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.*' Where does this passage appear in the Bible? Today in the Past On this date, in 1901. President Mc Kinley was shot at Buffalo, N* Y. .»■ iii .—■ nn ' ■ — ■■■ ..UNI Zmmmm J Today** Horoscope Persons born nnder this sign are generally positive, firm and deter mined to have their way. They are rather conservative and stickers for old forms and customs. A Daily Thought “Under all speech that is good for anything there lies a silence that is better. Silence is deep as Eternity; speech is shallow as Time.”—Carlyle. JIMMY JAMS (whew gran'm* SEE6\ci THIS SKE'LL. GIVE ME/ f A DIME TO SWEEP J ( I \ i i \ \ i ; I i Answers to Foregoing Questions 1. Wiliam E. Whiting; secretary of commerce to succeed Herbert Hoov er; paper manufacturing at Holyoke, Mas*. 2. t’otton. 3. The Mohamedan religion and the people who profess it. 4. Herbert Hoover. 5. St. John, xvi, 33. !-— - ; Washiington \ By CHARLES P. STEWABT HOOVER SUBORDINATES FIND HIM SYMPATHETIC WASHINGTON, Sept. 6.—Herbert Hoover, though lacking in the qual ities to win great numbers to hia standard on the strength of hia mere personality, is far from failing to make fast friends of individuals he cornea in contact with. Ills commerce department assist ants’ loyalty to “the chief” always has been very noticeable. A good word for “the boss” is any thing but the rule in the Washington departments. Treasury workers, in particular, openly charge Secretary Mellon's “system” with driving tnem to suicide—and cite instances of it. Most of the other governmental branches have severe critics inside their own ranks. 1 never have en countered any in the commerce de partment-under Secretary Hoover, e • e The pro-Hoover atmosphere was not to be mistaken a few days ago. when the Republican presidential candidate turned the department over to his successor, William F. Whiting. I am not so unsophisticated as to have expected an expression of his helpers* blessed relief upon his re tirement. For a long time, however, the com merce department has had all the signs of an easy-running institution, lit his been singularly free from evi dences of sand in its bearings. Every body appeared to be working effi ciently and yet well within his re sources. The personnel has seemed contented—which is a great deel to say for a force on Uncle Sam’s pay roll in these days of high living costs and Coolidge economy. • • » In surrendering his job to Secre tary Whiting, the retiring cabinet head presented all his first lieuten ants, one by one, to his successor, and said a few words concerning each _ one's record and the character of his duties. The amount of detail he evidently was familiar with was surprising. Domestic and foreign trade, radio, aviation, fisheries, navigation, the census, the highly scientific work of the bureau of standards—he seemed equally acquainted with every spe cialty, to a degree amusing to the trained technicians in charge of the most abtruse research, in lines as far apart as the national screw thread commission’s from the coast and geodetic survey’s division of ter restrial magnetism and seismology, ess Naturally many an old delver into some queer branch of investigation felt hit* heart warmed at the thought that, all unknown to him. his activ ities had been interestedly wstched by his chief. It accounts for a perculiar kind of popularity the commerce secretiry has enjoyed with bit subordinates. Without realizing, perhaps, until just as he was leaving them, how close his scrutiny has been, all have been more or less aware that the de partment head did concern himself personally with an extraordinarily wide range of their varied employ, ments—wnieb was flattering, if pos sibly a trifle onerous. 9 9 9 As one of his most trusted aides remarked to me shortly before the Kansas City convention— “Secretary Hoover has not what Is ordinarily known as a magnetic per sonality. He has not the faculty of attracting great throngs to him by the very fact of his presence. “But don't make the mistake ©f thinking that he is not liked by those who meet and come to know him. He is not cold. He has an extraordinary gift of understanding and sympathy. And anyone who ever has worked with him. swears by him/* .-- ----————— —. N@w Y®irk i -.-.;-;-.. NEW YORK. Sept. A new $600,000 building is taking the place of the somber brownstone con certed residence as the environment for the telling of strange sagas of world adventuring by members of the Explorers' club, probably the most distinguished of all New York clubs. To the Explorers’ club, in meet ings closed to the uninitiated in peril, men such as Roosevelt, Peary, Nansen. Stefansson, Byrd. Amund sen. Beebe. Johnson, MacMillan and others have brought the first tales of strange finds in the jungle, or of the opening of a new continent, or the discovery of a new river, or the climbing of a mountain hereto fore unclimbed mountain. And the club has a precious collection of souvenirs of the great expeditions of the last two decades. There will he more room for them in the new juarters in Cathedral Parkway. Strange trails meet at the club. At this time its insignia is being worn in the Mongolian deserts by Roy Chapman Andrews; to the South Pole by Commander Richard E. Byrd; into Uganda, Africa, by Martin Johnson; into the ruins of Cro-Magnon civilization in southern France; into a diving bell in the West Indies by Beebe. Its button went with Amundsen on his fatal phone, had he so desired. But some touch of spring in the air bad brought a sodden decision; he would use it as an excuse for spending a week on the coast, for enjoying a visit to his many business friends, for looking over their studios, their new produc tions and, perhaps, with the memory of Alice Carroll’s developing wrinkles in his mind, for investigating possible material for a star. The festive spirit which filled him showed itself in his attire. In New York Mr. Davidson was content to appear in dull greys and blacks, ex pensive enough, but conservatively cut. His spare figure, as it threaded the crowds of Times Square, might have suggested anything, from a mil lionaire cloak and suit manufacturer to a cut-rate ticket speculator. For his Hollywood trip, however, he had provided a wardrobe more in keeping with the spirit of the occasion. On this particular morning, aa he fin ished his after-breakfast cigar, he wore a very becoming suit of light English tweed, a rakish soft hat, and a brown and white polka-dot tie, and did not show his age by at least ten years. For this he had to thank his slender and not ungraceful figure: embonpoint usually tells its own story. When he alighted from the train in the station at Los Angeles, his old expedition into the arctic in the attempted rescue of Nobile. This insignia is a star upon a globe-shaped ground. The red ground symbolizes danger and adventure, the globe the field of action, e e e The man who knows more about what is needed on an exploration ex pedition than any other in New York la Anthony Fiala, himself an explorer of note. From an insig nificant little shop downtown he outfits the famed explorers of the world for their expeditions. He knows everything they’ll need wher ever they go. He’s the hag-packing ’’mother” of many an expedition. • • e The biggest collection of names of visitors to New York is not on any hotel register, hut upon the guest book in the Woolworth Tower. By turning back far enough, most any visitor to the tower can find the names of persons he knows or folks from the old home town. And many persona are disposed to pore over the pages of the great book. Oh, yea. my nans la in thera. e « e Ona of tha most •accessful of Broadway plays was rejected by four producers before it got tha chance to pile up royalties for its authors. friend, Sam Kessler, who had driven in to meet him, sm:led broadly. "Lew—you old scoundrel 1” he ex claimed. "What yon been doing to yourself? Why — you’re getting younger every day." Mr. Davidson, in his new-found liberty, found the remark distinctly Dilating. “I got a few kieks left in me yet, Sam,” he laughed. (TO BE CONTINUED) Officer Denies Negro Fined For Stabbing (Special to Tha Harald) HARLINGEN, Sept. 8.—No negro cutting case was tried in the court of Justice of the Peece Grover Reid here this week. Judge Reid said Wednesday in connection with news paper stories that a negro had been fined in justice of the peace court here in connection with a cutting. “I know nothing shoot the case, and from what I hear of the inci dent. would not have fined the man, but would have bound him over to higher courts." OPIUM IN GUISE OF GUM LONDON.—Three Chinamen were arersttd for importing opium wrapped J and packed like chewing gum.