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Ion years have elapsed since that fateful day. No
vember 11, 1918, when the armistice was signed, and
the word was passed along the trenches of the West
ern front to "cease firing.'* Millions of men, exhausted
physically and mentally by years of struggle, cheered
w:!dly as the word was passed, realizing that though
peace had not yet been signed, the great struggle was
over, and that the formal peace was assured.
Ihroughout the civilized world memories of that
day will never be forgotten. They will be handed down
from generation to generation, dimmed to some extent,
possibly, by time, but the joy which found expression
when ihe world realized that the great struggle, which
for four years had sapped the vitality of civilization,
will continue to be expressed in each annual observ
ance of Armistice Day.'
America has its Independence Day on July Fourth,
but to the entire world November 11 is independence
day. The fruits of that great struggle, borne and won
ao bravely by the allied arms, is today, ten years after
the signing of the armistice, evident in all civilized
nations. From that great struggle came forth a new
conception of democracy and individual and national
liberties. In the midst of turmoil and world-wide dis
tress was born the world-wide desire for a greater
civilization, a greater liberty, a greater opportunity for
the individual and nation, and the assurance to all that
might can no longer control the destinies of men.
November 11 will be celebrated wherever freemen
live, as the day which symbolizes the regeneration of
men and nations. Its significance is not confined to
the feet that it marked the end of the world. It also
marked the beginning of a new era in civilization, and
the flrst ten years of that era have proved that the
sacrifices of lives and treasure to win the w-nr were
not made in vain.
Business Breaks Record
With renewed activity following the national elec
tion, it now- appears certain that business as a whole
in the United States for 1928 will establish many
records. All lines of commercial endeavor have not
been equally prosperous, but many irregularities have
been ironed out since midsummer and corporate
profits arc expected to exceed any year aince the
a World war.
The key groups in industry—building construction,
steel production and automobile output—now promise
to establish new records for the twelve months. There
are at present, according to the most experienced
business observers, few signs of any but a normal and
seasonal letdown in the industrial situation as a
Agriculture i« sharing, for the first time in sev
eral >ears, in the general prosperity. With the ex
ception of cotton and corn, the harvest is well com
pleted, according to the November 1 report of the
department of agriculture. Prices on practically all
staples are holding firm and banks in the rural sec
tions report condition far above normal.
The general improvement in practically all indus
trial lines, decrease in unemployment and better fi
nancial tone throughout the entire country indicates
that the Lower Rio (irandc Valley will this w-inter
participate to a greater extent than ever before >n
the national prosperity. Better markets for winter
vegetables, the Valley’s ch>ai stock in trade, are fore
csst in practically all distributing centers, and dis
tributors are decidedly optimistic.
One of the contributing causes of the poor market
the Valley growers encountered last season was the
extensive unemployment, especially in the eastern
mining and steel center , which normally arc heavy
consumers of Valley products. Throughout the in
dustrial regions of the central states the general de
pression was reflected in the decreased consumption
and the consequent smaller orders for Valley prod
ucts, Score of markets which under normal condi
tions would consume hundreds of cars of Valley vege
tables actually consumed less than f»0 per c'nt of
their normal receipts.
The profits of the grower of perishable crops are
verv susceptible to the influence of strikes, unem
ployment or business depression in any form which
deprives any g«eat number of consumers of their reg
ular wages. When wages are curtailed the wage
earner immediately turns to the most economical sta
ges. and in order to dispose of perishables under
auch conditions they must be priced at a figure that
•liminat* all profits for the grower. On the other
hand, when the great multitude of wage earners arc
receiving their wages with regularity, they buy per
ishables in large amounts, and do not object to a
price which assures a fair profit to grower and dis
The renewed optimism throughout the entire coun
try, supplemented by the increase in foreign orders
and decrease in unemployment, is an excellent augury
of a prosperous season for the Lower Rio Grande Val- j
ley growers, and they will welcome a return of good
markets and fair profits
TRAFFIC LAW VIOLATORS
Police »ho capture a drunken automobile driver or
a hit-and-run driver after a hazardous chase deserve
more prajee than thry usually receive for performing
this duty. A pistol battle with a burglar attracts more
attention, but an automobile chase may easily be more
dangerous to the police who take part in it.
As a rule, police of American cities enforce the
traffic Uws as well as circumstance!* will permit.
Police are eager to arrest the flagrant traffic law
violators whose carelessness may endanger a number
of lives. But the traffic problem is one of the most
complex with which the civic authorities of the Unit
ed States have to deal, and every days to its complex
Automobile factories are turning out thousands of
paw cat*. The greater part nr# sold in the United
futea t>4 thua, day, by day, the stream of traffic
V* 4 *
that pours ever American streets a*4 highways be
comes • little heavier, a little harder to manage.
While the police, city and county, do remarkably
well, they cannot possibly catch all the traffic law
violators. Nor do the majority of tha violators de
serve any greater punishment than • reprimand.
Until the lyitem of traffic aignali la made uni
form throughout the United States, motorists who
now travel everywhere in their cart will not under
stand the traffic signals in different parts of the
country and will on that account unwittingly violate
local traffic ordinances.
Violations of this kind, however, are leas to be
censured, although they may sometimes cause death
of a pedestrian at a crossing, than excessive speeding,
joy-riding and drunkenness. The latter offenses are
criminal everywhere they are committed and should
be dealt with accordingly.
JL'ST A FOREIGNER
An American citizen who lives in Cleveland was
traveling in Italy. In Venice he employed a guide to
take him to a designated place and hack again. But
the guide, instead of bringing him back to the point
of departure, landed the American at another place,
and tried to induce the atranger to spend some more
money for further sight-seeing. The tourist, enraged
by the guide's impertinence, walked off,- after paying
the amount agreed upon in the first place.
The Venitian gondolier was angry, and followed the
American, demanding more money. The result of the
whole miserable affair was that the guide had the
Amereian arrested on a charge which the tourist does
not yet understand, and the victim was lodged in a
dungeon for several dajs, without benefit of counsel
The Cleveland citizen has appealed to the American
state department, now that he is home safely. He
wants some sort of satisfaction out of the Italian gov
• • • a
I think the American is entitled to satisfaction. He
was subjected to outrageous treatment, for no other
reason than that he was a foreigner, unable to under
stand Italian language and cuatoms. He was taken ad
vantage of by an unscrupulous gondolier, who probably
wag no better than a common burglar.
If the American state department is as anxious
about the rights of American citizens abroad as is the
British foreign office about the subjects of Great
Brtain, this Clevelander will eventually have an offi
cial apology and heavy damages for his unwarranted
imprisonment and other mistreatment.
Mussolini is a patroitic Italian nationalist, and n»
is trying to inspire his countrymen with great devotion
to Italy. That is as it should be. But Mussolini and his
subordinates ought to be informed right now that an
American citizen is not to be imposed upon and made
the victim of atrocities in any foreign land, so long as
the Amercan government continues to be the most
powerful upon earth.
• • • •
There is this other thought which is suggested by
the horrible injustice inflicted upon the American citi
zen in Venice. We Americans ought to be as careful
of the rights of foreigners in our country as we expect
foreigners to he of the rights of our own citizens
abroad. We ought always to see to it that nobody is
jailed and abused in this country for no better reason
than that he is a foreigner.
I fear that if our state department becomes very
hard-boiled with Mussolini, that gentleman will dig up
several cases of Italian subjects who have been beaten
up by American police for no reason at all. In sonic
American cities it is customary for th«J police, when
enofronted by a murder mystery, to make up for their
own stupidity and failure to find a .'lue, by "rounding
up” foreign-born rrsidents who have no influence, and
beating them up. in silly efforts to make the foreigner.
American should insist upon their rights as citi- !
zens of the greatest nation on earth, when they are j
abroad, and respect for the nghls of foreigner* in this
ARMS LIMITATION REGARDED I NLIKELY TO
By EDWARD P. WARNER
Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Aeronautics.
(Edward Pearson Warner was horn at Pitts
burgh, Pa., Nov. 9. 1891. He was graduated from
Harvard university and obtained an M. S. degree
from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
where he was an instructor in aeronautical engi
neering for a year. Later he returned there as j
associate pofessor from 1920 to 1924, when he was
made a professor. In 1920 he served as technical
attcahe for the National Advisory Commission for
Aeronautics. He was appointed assistant secre
tary of the navy for aeronautics in July, 1920. His
home is in Cambridge, Mass.)
Limitation of airships and their armaments in any
Future arms limtations conferences between the lead
ing powers of the world within the next few years is
We must first agree on the things much more im
portant, .such as was done at the Washington confer
'nce in 1921. where capital ships were limited. Aux
lirry craft, such as cruisers, destroyers and subma
rines. probably will be considered for limitation before
the nations of the world give serious thought to air
The airship is somewhat out of place at the presrnt
time in these discussions because it is not primarily a
Airships are important, hut nevertheless auxiliary
to the surface ships as naval fighting craft. They are
extremely valuable for scouting and observation, but
st this stage of dirigible develpoment they can not bo
very effective because of their vulnerability to attack.
The airship is a comparatively easy target for fast
fighting planes. The maximum speed of the dirigible,
■bout 85 miles per hour, is only about half that of the
Concerning the practicability of arming airships,
they may carry light guns and even bombs, hut, in war
fare. because of the danger of attacks, the carrying of
high explosives would be extremely hazardous.
The airship now must take a subordinate place .n
naval combat. W'e must wait for progress.
It ia strongly urged by some of the delegates on the
preparatory commission at Geneva that land, naval and
aerial armaments be considered with a virw to agree
ment: hut to niy mind the airship does not yet war
rant this consideration.
W> don’t accuse him of commercializing art., but
the other right a California undertaker played “Wait
ing for You” on a trumpe! at a lodge function.—Th’
Thomas E. Pickerill Service.
Albert B. Fall says he isn’t taking any *titercst in
politics this year and. just to even things up. politics
isn’t taking any interest in Albert.—New York Eve
Qtng Poit. |
IN FLANDERS FIELDS
Armistice Day’s Message'
* * * * * *
“Brass Tacks” on the Sunday School Lesson
Che (5olfrett (Text
be not overcome
SV EVIL. , eur
By DR. ALVIN F Bi* LL
November 11. 1918. is certainly
one of the most memorable dates of
modern times. The celebration of
its tenth anniversary on the Lord's
dev suggests the fart that loyalty
to God, as expressed in religion,
points the way to loyalty to coun
trv ar; expressed in patriotism.
Our lesson is taken from that
practical section of the epistlo to
the Romans which which Paul closes
that wonderful letter. In the first
eleven chanters of Romans Paul
deals with the great fundamental
doctrines of Christianity, viz., con
demnation because of sin, justifica
tion through faith in Jesus Christ,
sanctification in Christ, glorifica
tion with Christ and restoration
even for Israel through Christ.
Life the Fruit of Doctrine
Not until Paul has set forth these
great doctrines, which, in the open
ing verse of our lesson he refers
to “the mercies of God.” does he
turn to the practical matters of
Christian living, and when he does
so. he connects the two directly and
inseparably with that characteristic
word “therefore,” which is found in
all his great doctrinal epistles like
a golden hinge connectirg Christ
ian doctrine and practice: “I be
seech you, therefore, brethren, by
the mercies of God. to prlesent
your bodies a living sacrifice, holy
acceptable to God. which is your
spiritual service. Ard b«* not fash
ioned according to this world* but
he ye transformed by the renewing
of your mind, that ye may prove
what is the good ami acceptable and
perfect will of God.” This sort of
a life dedicated to God as a living
sacrifice, is the fruit borne by the
mercies of God. expressed in the
sacrificial death of Christ. So, al
ways. doctrine and life are connect
ed as root and fruit.
Similarly, true patriotism must he
rooted in and nourished by »n ap
preciation of the fact that our heri
tage as American citizens has come
down to us through the lofty devo
tion and supreme sacrifice of a long
line of heroes who laid down their
very lives for our country. Their
willingness to sacrifice even their
lives for their country is our strong
est incentive to live tor that same
country. Anv other incentive for
true patriotism is .nadequate. Their
sacrificial death for our America de
mands our sacrificial livng for
America, and shames any lesser con
A .Call of Peace
Whether they were too idealistic
or not. the fact remains that our
boys who laid down their lives rrior
to and following the first Armistice |
day in 918 did it in the noble en
thusiasm of a crusade to end war
forever on the earth. It therefore
remains for us the living to highly
resolve that in that noble cause of
world peace they shall not have died '
Let America, therefore, lead the
nations of the world by applying to
international affairs Taul's injunc
tion in this lessor, ‘If it be possible,
as much as in you lieth. be at peace
with all men. Avenge not yourselves,
beloved, hut give place unto wrath.”
Ameriac gave a splendid exemplifi
cation of this at the close of the
Boxer uprising in China, when she
chose to use the indemnity paid by
China to educate Chinese youth in
American institutions of learning.
By so doing America sought to
‘‘overcome evil with good.' as our
golden text teaches. It is high time
that the nations of ahe world were
learning that these injunctions of
God’s word apnlv to nations no less
than to individuals. Our Armistice
Hay prayer may well be voiced in
those wel-knosrn words of Kipling’s
‘•Recessional.” “Lord God of hosts,
be with us vet. lest we forget, lest
(The International Uniform Les
son for November II is Romans 12:1
21, the subject being “Peace and
Good Will Among Men,” and the
Golden Text. “Romans 12:21: “Be
not overcome of evil, but overcome
evil with good”)
SPEED CARS SHUN TRAFFIC
Because of the traffic jams in Lon
don's business streets, high-powered
automobiles are unable to follow the
slow pace through the city. It has
been found necessary to tow some
large cars in the slow-motion pa
rade, while many drivers are com
pelled to Veep to the outskirts of the
Mho am I? What i my profes
sion? How manv time- have ! hern
Who is president of the Ameri
can Red Cross?
Where is Echo river?
Where is Wilson dam?
“For wo are hut of yesterday,
and know nothing because our days
unon earth nr© a shadow.” Where
is this passage found iti the Bible?
Todav in Ihe Past
Joaquin Miller, met of the Sier
ra*. wa* born on this day in 1*41.
Persons born under this «ign of
ihe Scorpion are loath to fight for
their rights hut their friends rome
to their rescue and see that they get
what ia coming to them.
HELLO, IS THIS ” T~
WELL. HA VIE VOU SEEN
MV PET Turtle what
ran awav ?
Horoscope for Sunday. Nov. 11
Persons born on this day are oft
en musically inclined but they de
spise routine practicing and often
nlav with a certain dash more than
skillful technique. Their ideas are
A Dally Thought
“Calamity is virtue’s opportunity.”
Answers to Foregoing Questions
1. DeW'olf Hopper; actor; six.
2. Calvin Coolidge.
R. In Mammoth cave. Kentucky.
4. In the Tennessee river (Muscle
5. Job viii, 9.
WOULD YOU BELIEVE IT?
LEEDS, Eng.—W hen Charles Hor
bert committed suicide he left a note
to his mother-in-law saying she had
been his best friend.
LAWN MOWER EXPERT
T. J. Rommer
1260 Washington Street
N*w Yoirk | j
NEW YORK, Not. 10.—I have b««n
asked by young wives coming to New
York to live: “Isn’t it loneiy in New
York—is there »ny possibility of
Yes, it's lonely. Where the larg
est masses of people are. it’a lonely.
But among those thousands and
thousands of folks are some just
like you, craving for the company
Indeed, there are real folk in New
York, as elsewhere.
I have friends who make a to-do
rbout going to the picture show once
a week: and the same folk come on
the same day.
Then, there art the neighbor
hood markets. Surely, gossip in a
small town could not he more ram
pant than around the markets.
Oh. one esn get over loneliness in
New York. Rut one lever can be
as big in an inflated manner in New
York as somewhere else. Relative
values reduce the estimation of a
And the man a woman married In
a smaller place does not loom to
large in the Big City. But he snd
she may go farther.
• • e
There is a restful place for weary
shopners on Fifth avenue—St. Pat
rick’s cathedral at dusk. Heartily
e e e
After the world's series. I was in
terested in observing the ease
with which the railways got rid of
the abnormal crowds. All through
trains ran in sections—long rows of
Pullmans. And. on certain trains
(on the New York Central at least)
the custom of polling no uppers un
less requested was kept.
By forcing persons into uppers,
many fewer sleeping cars would he
required for a number of the speedy
overnight trains. Rut those trains
are popular because they always
It ««• down is tha Chelae* 4,,.
trict (Tur«tytkM rtraat fr*..
Broadway ta tno Hudson r.Vbv»
quirinr for rooms, t teamed th*t
this district, wins building, w#r*
vacant a few year* agu team N*,
York had movad uptown, bow ig
inr into iu awa again.
Tha owner of on# apartment h*.
tel floored ■# by asking II.nan ,
room for three rooms on o yea
lease. Worse (or better for btm 1 ho 1
was getting it.
You see. New York 15 going bo
wards—over the tamo old termor
it covered years aga. Erecting bu»
ness structure* and apartment
houses in districts gar* ta seed
Thus does as industrialised, re
ntercial nation rebuild a cite and
wipe out tho tenements.
Doctors havo tea doing a gr*.
business this autumn, treating New
Yorker* for colds a kick king
o a e
Teas gi%#n hy the pre»»
of movie stars to gtt tho itfM
tho papers n« longer arou«e ,*»*«•
interest among tho person* **•
cculd get tho movie stare in*« •>,*
v * a * a
Census estimates plats tb« b.f.
ough of Brooklyn as the I «rg*»t of
five borough* of New York City. >. * ||
only that, if Brooklyn were to
from New York City and rc*uir# *
place as a citv hy itself, it w. a!d
be the fourth largest American
being esceeded onlv hy New V
Chicago and Philadelphia.
And. hy tho way. Brooklyn ha* • 4
imposing skyline. Or.ce, bees* •• '
its numerous cemeteries. New \
ers would say It’s a place to g« «»•
when ore dies. Now one ***» t»
to really live in New York. M-> *
some day New York»r* will r- -
something of Chicago-when <k
rmro’s largtr than New York.
By CHARLES P. STEWART
SMOKERS WANT HELIUM TO BE
USED IN DIRIGIBLES
W ASHINGTON, Nov. 1ft.—America!
<an afford to be a little lit* in get
ting into the transoceanic passen
ger-carrying business via the air.!
W hen she does start, she can count
on the patronage of all the smokers
who travel that way, no matter how
behindhand she may he.
They argue thus at the naval bu
reau of aeronautics, anyway.
Considering the weed s popularity
with both sexes these times, the
aeronautics bureau's experts reckon
that "all the smokers” will include
practically everybody “as is.”
With a monopoly like that how
could the rest of the world compete
with us?—the experts ask.
Dispatches have described vividly
the dreadful sufferings of nicotine's
slaves on the Graf Zeppelin, where
a lighted smoke was as verboten as
in a powder magazine. lest the big
dirigible's 3.708,000 cubic feet of
hydrogen gas explode and the whole
thing tumble—crew, passengers and
all —a sizzling cirder, Into the sea.
Aside from being uncomfortable
for smokers—does someone suggest?
| —this must he a dangerous kind of
gas to inflate a dirigible with.
Relieve the experts—that only
laintly expresses it.
Then why not use some ether
Ah. now we come to the real
beauty of the situation.
There is only one other kind of
gns that will float a lighter-than
air .'hip, and that is helium—a nice,
non-inflaramahle gas. the safest
stuff imaginable to put in a dirigi
: ~_' '
But the only deposits of it
ever have been found in the •or! i
are in America.
Wo can build all tho botium-in
flated dirigibles wa pleasg.
No other country can build th*»
unless wo furnish tho helium.
Just how large our own bollim
supply is. is problematical.
Our deposits are in tho south
western United States, and seem
adequate for an indefinite number
Tho Shenandoah was filled from
one of these wells. The ShenandosH
came to a bad end. but at that, ah*
did rot explode, as sbo sor*
would, with still heavier loss of Ilf*,
hod sho been hydrogen-inflated.
Tlenty more helium wells remain
to be tapped.
Indeed, only recently tho navy let
contracts for two new dirigible
each nearly twice tho Graf Zeope
'lin's rapacity, hut instead of hydro- i
gen. like the Graf, helium will float
Of course, the navy's main inter
e»t is in war dirigibles.
However, tho bureau of aeronau
tics folk do say that they believe
the Graf Zeppelin ha* proved the 4
dirigible to be the craft of the near
future for trahsoceanir aerial cow
merro navigation. jH
Soon, they predict, dirigibles w|i I
he rarryng mails and light, hurry |jj
up freignt regularly between th
Rut as for parseng<*r traffic, if the I
navy experts are good gutssers, tt |
will take helium to make lighter- V
than air vessels popular, at any rate
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||i Now, an Approach to
| MATT’S CAFE
j; We wish to announce to our patrons how \
;l they can drive right to :
I MATT’S CAFE, Matamoros
during paving work on Sixth street.
!| ^ust turn to your left at the first street reached in
:> Matamoros, one block east of Sixth street, which
formerly carried the street car tracks.
After driving one block, turn to the right, and you
will come right to Matt’s cafe. The road has been
l! repaired, and can be passed over without dis
I j! comfort.
Try Our Famous Roast Wild Duck
1( ookrd in sauces that Matt used to make for the
King of Italy
jj MATT SEPICH, Prop. — Matamoros
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