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RAT HARLINGEN - 1,1 T.~ ecord of New York Governor Lauded; Make Plea For Re ligious Tolerance (Special to The Herald) HARLINGEN, Bept. 29.—More than t thousand persons ftsaembled *t the Harlingen municipal auditorium Friday night to hear the cause of A1 Smith and the democratic party defended by ft corps of Harlingen j and Brownsville speakers. The prin-j cipal themes of dia-ussion were a plea for religious tolerance, and the declaration that on the prohibition question the democratic party and its nominee do not differ from the, stand of the republicans. Other themes were. principally, that the republican party is the party of privilege, that the demo cratic party is the party of the peo ple, and that A1 Smith is one of the greatest forces in government that America has produced in a genera tion. The meeting was opened by Claude Carter, chairmen of the democratic club of Harlingen, who mad© a brief introductory talk. Mr. Carter touched principally on the religious question, reading from magaxine* ar.d other publica tions articles quoting clergymen of the South at admitting that the principal grounds for the fight on Governor Smith is religion. Denounce Intolerance "What we want to do, is to make; every attempt to take this campaign out of tho realm of religious intol erance, and decide it on grounds of platforms and the ability of the candidates.” Mr. Carter said. •T have heard many of my friends say they will not vote for Smith because he is a Catholic.” He then read a list of famous southern statesmen, military leaders, edu cators, and others who were C ath olics, and said no man should be barred from office in America on the grounds of religion. The succeeding speakers all touched on religious intolerance dur ing the course of their talks. Judge J. H. Mitchell, La Feria, talked on the days of reconstruction in the South, and the carpet bag rule. He lamented the fact that any southern democrat should "depart from the fold." . .. Judge Mitchell interspersed his talk with anecdotes and kept the crowd cheering and laughing. Lauds Smith’s Record In a prepared address, Mrs. Vol Bey W. Taylor of Brownsville traced the life of Governor Smith and his public career, stressing mainly his pome life. She told of bla extreme devotion to his mother in her old age; his de votion to hit family at all times, and of the same devotion to his friends, his state and his country. She proceeded from the story of his private life to that of his public record, stressing mainly his stand on prohibition, and showing that the measures he has favored, or oppos ed. ar.d which are used as a basis 01 the fight against him on grounds of opposition to prohibition, were not in themselves expressions of a stand one way or the other. She declared the Mullms-Gage law had been so interpreted that a man could b* tried and convicted twice for the Mine offense, once by a federal court, and once by a state court, and that it was to remedy this obvious injustice that Smith opposed it. «... Dancy for Smith With the declaration that “I will go to the polls and vote for Gov- j ernor Smith for president with more; pleasure than I have ever voted for; any other democrat in my life, County Judge Oscar C. Dancy) launched into a vigorous defense of the New York governor and the democratic party. Judge Dancy further declared that the republican party has always* been the liquor party, and the demo cratic party the dry party in the United States. He mentioned Mel-; Ion, “the man who nominated Hoov er,” as being one of the "biggest distillers in the United States.”, "The republican party is wetter j than the democratic party now,” he declared, "and a man is foolish to' oppose Smith on the grounds of liquor.” “When Catholic* enlisted in the* army to fight for America in the World war, nobody asked them if they were Catholics,” he declared "And now they want to bring up the religious question before admit ting a Catholic to public office.” A. L. Lewis touched on general points in the campaign, and men tioned the liquor question specifi cally, stating that "I have a lot of: friends who used to ‘lop* up a great deal of liquor with me in the days when I used to drink, and now when I ask them why they are opposing Smith, they say because of the liquor question.” He ended his talk with an expres sion of the belief that the liquor question is not a valid one. and that behind it it the mask of re l>g ious intolerance.” Tarty of the People* The final talk of the meeting was given by Judge H. L. Yates of Brownsville, oounty democratic chairman. Judge Yates spoke principally on party policies, explaining the prin-j ciples on which the democraticI party is bssed as opposed to those of the republican party. He de- ] scribed the democratic party as the party of the people, and the repub lican party as the party of "Hamil tonisra, Mellonlsm and privilege,” stating that its history has been one of favors to special interests as op posed to the interests of all. He declared that the income tax fight between Garner and Mellon is typical of the party differences. Garner standing for a tax that will place the burden on the rich in pro Krtion to what they have, and Mel i favoring taxing the poor out of proportion. He also dfacuaaed the record* of the two parties on farm relief, stat ing that the republican party twice has incorporated farm relief planks in its platform, in 1920 and 1924 and has done nothing for the farmers. A. L. Brooks, who was scheduled to talk, was on the jury in Browns ville. and J. I, Coursey and W. T. Carlton, two ethers scheduled to talk, did not do ao because of the lateness of the hour. Carter said that more meeting* will be held soon, and voiced the bolief that the meeting Friday night resulted in much good to the demo J campaign. jj Here’s a Barber Who Can String His Line Out Loud; It’s Poetry Barber Rees, above, catting hair of Miss Frances Smith. If yiu see a tlal fellow ahead of the crowd. A leader of music, raacrhing fear less and proud, And you kniw of some tloe whose mere telling oloud Will cause his proud head to in on guish be bowed, It’s a very good plan to forget it. —BARBER REESE. Exclusive Central Press Dispatch to The Brownsville Herald SAN JOSE, Calif* Sept. 25.—T. W. Rees, San Jose barber—all fel low—recited as he worked at bobbing the hair of Miss Frances Smith, one of his cusomers. She listened and nodded and com mented mentally on her gossiping neighbors. But she is not the only customer who has heard Barber Rees recite. There are very few of his customers, in fact, that have not heard him re cite. He knows just about everything in poetry and is not afraid to an nounce it to the world and his cus tomers. Tennyson. Swinburne, Keats, Longfellow are just a few of his favorites, and Barber pees knows the in from A to Z. He can recite lines he learned 40 years ago and— Can Recite Five Hours He can recite poetry continuoussly for five hours. His repertoire in cludes lengthy narrative poems of V ictor Hugo and George E. Prentiss. He is also a student of Welsh verse and prose and quotes with equal ease in that language. The love of Barber Rees for poetrp r— started at the age of three. It has progressed. “‘Since the time I felt the con sciousness of poetry in life, I have wanted to satiate myself with it," he says. “I have never been a crea tor but I appreciate originality in others." San Jose knows Rees as the phil osophical barber. A few lines help to lift his customers from the bore dom of existence, he says. His voice is deep and resonant. His sense of rhythm excellent. He rceites to all his customers. And they like it and come back for more. Anti-Saloon Head Backs Gov. Smith RICHMOND, Va., Sept. 29.—MP)— Dr. John P. McConnell, president of the Virginia Anti-Saloon League, has announced his intention of support ing the entire democratic ticket, as serting that “the national election is not a referendum on the prohibition question.” Superintendent Hepburn of the State Anti-Saloon League, has charg ed that McConnell's announcement is due to pressure brought to bear by the educator’s committee supporting Governor Smith, headed by President Edwin A. Alderman of the University of Virginia. McConnell is president of the Virginia State Teachers’ Col lege. SEE MOTHER DROWN WINNETKA, 111.—Two small chil dren of Mrs. Amy Watson saw her drown while swimming ia Lake Mich igan. NEW LETTER BY DR. HALL AM Says Will End His Debate With Judge F. W. Seabury Dr. S. K. Hallam, Valley chair man of thq anti-Smith campaign, Saturday made public a new letter written to Judge F. W Seabury, chairman of the Smith <4* npaign in the Twenty-seventh senatorial dis trict The letter follows: Dear Sir: . In your letter of the 25th inat., you seem again to be greatly con cerned over the fact that in my in terview with the reporter of The Herald, 1 had mentioned a matter not included in my Harlingen ad dress Is this so unusual? Is it not true that outlines of speeches are fre quently given to the press before or after their delivery, from which some of the matters have been omitted in their delivery? If this is a crime then Mr. Smith is a great sinner No one who has read the carefully prepared and edited speeches he was supposed to deliver at Omaha and Oklahoma City and then listened over the radio would have recognized his rantings on the platform as the product of the same mind. Had he confined himself to the speeches as printed he would not have made so many votes for Hoover. You also seem to rejoice that what you are pleased to call a “vicious untruth has been scotched” If you refer to the statement accredited to me concerning the New York law giving whites and negroes the same privileges in hotels. restaurants, etc., I tried to make it plain in my last that the statement as given did not correctly represent what I said. I am sure that any one less obtuse than yourself understood that I was attacking the position of Tam many and not the republican party of fifty years ago. I am also sure that the reporter did not intend to misrepresent what I said, but simply got the wrong viewpoint. I gave the proof in my last that Tammany-controlled New York City, under the leadership of Mr. Smith had so long associated with the negroes and used them for political purposes, that if such asso ciation made any one a believer in negro social equality, then the pot should not, could not afford to, call the kettle black. You did not attempt to refute the facts stated, for you can not. It is claimed, but « do not vouch for its truth, that the negro commissioner of New York City—the one with the white woman for his private secre tary—is such a pal of the governor that he familiarly calls him Al, and expects to have a place in his cab inet. You made no reply to my chal lenge to show one instance where any republican president ever at tempted to change the negro status in the south. You did not because it cannot be done. Then why have the Smith speakers in the south raised this social equality question? On the religious bigotry question, you say this ha$ been made an issue “by those ministers who have con verted the house of God into a forum for the discussion of social and economic questions.” This is the old cry heard in every prohibi tion campaign for the last sixty years—“long-haired preachers and ...1.. I Outdoor Sports POR Hunting and Fishing You W ant a Car with Power, * Stamina, and Endurance ... A Car that You Can Clutter Up with Tackle and Traps ... A Car That You Can Take into the Rough without Worrying about W hat It Wrill Do to the’ Paint . . . W'e have Just that Kind of a Car... A Dodge Four Touring, 1925 . ., The Works Are Right... It Will Stand the Gaff ... 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Mr. Smith and bis feirowers are trying hard to make him a martyr on ac count of his religion. But nowhere has this question been raised by any accredited speakers or writers sup porting Mr. Hoover. But when you attack the preach ers for discussing moral issues in the pulpit and all civic questions on ( the platform as they, as American citizens, have a right to do, we are in good '•ompany. So did the oppo j nents of righteousness persecute all its defenders from the days of Eli jah, Isaiah, John the Baptist, Paul and even our Lord himself. They continued it down through the cen turies in their attacks on Luther, Huss, Cranmer, Lattimer and men like them who stood for the moral right against all wrong. Some of them they imprisoned, others thay beheaded, crucified and burned at the stake. That prohibition and not the ne gro question nor the religious bigot ry question, is th* real issue is at tested by the following quotation from a “wet” magazine called Lib frty. In an editorial in the current issue it says: “Shall the present liquor laws stand? Mr. Hoover Is committed to the policy of preserv iRj them unchanged. Shall they be modified? Mr. Smith is committed -o an effort to have them modified if elected." No doubt this was given out for consumption in the wet states of the north and not in the dry south. But it clearly states the issue. The is sue of the battle is made plain. “To your tents, oh, Israel!” But since you have resorted to the common tactics of those" who dc feated in argument try to win by calling their opptaenls hard names, I will not burden the columns of The ! Herald further. I appreciate its fairness in permitting me to reply to your attacks, but am not dieposad to eonticus the dbteussion with one who has so far forgotten tha ethics which guide gentle.nen in debate. S. K. HALLAM. Valley Chairman. Anti-Smith Demo cratic Campaign. Hidalgo County Cotton Growers Start Cleanup EDINBURG, Sept. 29.—Farmers in many parts of Hidalgo county alrea dy are burning or turning under their cotton stalks, in launching the campaign in this county, according to J. W. Kirkpatrick, Hidalgo county agent. Kirkpatrick said that the farmers are being urged to turn under their stalks in order to secure the benefits of the additional humus to tha soil that this will bring. Cotton stalks cleanup work in Hi dalgo county for several years, up un til 1926, had progressed so well that there really were no boll weevils to any extent in the county, Mr. Kirk patrick said. “But when the price dropped in 1926, then the farmers lost interest in the cotton stalks, since they had made nothing on the cotton, and it has been more difficult since then.” He said that efforts will be made to have the cleanup carried out along i the most thorough lines this year, i At present stalks are being piled [ up ready for burning in many fields, I particularly in those where the stalks were not cut last year, but were left over to make “volunteer” cotton. A similar campaign is being launch ed and carried out in Cameron coun ty, under the direction of County Agent Henry Alsineyet, and with the aid of ginners and others. - -.-... * -.i. - --—.. ..I .—; Body of Mrs. Glass • S$nt to Old Home HARLJfGEN, Sept. 29.—The body of Mrs. ‘1 E. 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