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PORT PLANS
BROUGHT OUT
AT HEARING
Santa Maria, Boyd
Tract and Part of
La Feria District
Protest Inclusion
____
An order for an election on or- |
tanization of the l’ort Isabel-San
Benito navigation district with the
submission of a bond issue in the
*,”lou^t of $500,000 was passed by
the ( amcron county commissioners
court Wednesday morning following
approval Tuesday afternoon of tho
petition for organization of the dis
trict. ■,
The district as approved by the
commissioners court included all
territory contained in the original
Petition. Commissioners J. V. l.o
ltan, 8. 11. Bell ami Constant La
roche voted in fnvof of the petition,
Commissioner J. L. Br.ughn of Har
lingen not voting.
Two petitions for t-xclu ion from
the district were filed by the Santa
Maria and Bovd tract interests, and
a petition of Los Fresnos residents,
who formerly contested inclusion in
the Brownsville navigation district
was presented by A. L. Montgomery,
San Benito attorney, requesting in
clusion in the Fort Isabel-San Benito
district.
Boyd Tract Protests
The Boyd tract, owned by the
Dixie Development company, com
prises approximately 11.000 acres of
coastal lands on the south end of
the Buena Vista tract about 12
miles northeast of Foiut Isabel. Ap
proximately 4,000 acres are included
in. the Santa Maria section which
sought exclusion from the district.
Judge Mitchell of La Feria. repre
senting the I.a Feria irrigation dis
trict, also requested that approxi
mately 2,000 acres of that district,
which have been included in tho San
Benito navigation district, be ex
cluded, stating that the additional
tax would seriously handicap tho
improvement program proposed by
the irrigation district.
Witnesses for the Santa Maria
Protestants asserted that a port at
either Brownsville or Harlingen,
both of which havo organized dis
tricts. would prove morn convenient
for them than a port at Point Isabel.
Representatives of the Santa Maria
irrigation district Rtated that the
additional tax would seriously han
dicap this work.
At the close of the testimony
Judge J. Q. Louthan stated that
Santa Maria district provided th ■
connection with Hidalgo county, and
that in the future that county
would doubtless desire to aid in the
port development program.
To this argument W. K. t'arlton,
Harlingen attorney representing the
Santa Maria interest.*, said that it
was the intention of Hidalgo coun
ty to nid in the development of the
proposed port on tho Arroyo » olo- |
rado at Harlingen, and that county j
would not he interested in any plans
of the Fort lsabel-San Benito dis
trict. i
Major R. W. Putram. former
army engineer in charge of the t hi
cago district provided sonm inter
esting developments in connection
with the port plans, lie stated that
he considered one port sufficient
for the Lower Rio Grand® Valley j
and that tho port should be locate I
at Point Isabel, where, he stated,
shipping would have easy access to
deco water. Ho said he had made j
a thorough Inspection of tho project
and suggested that the channel bo
cut direct from Brazos Santiago pa*
to a point near tho south side of tho
town.site. where a sheltered hnrboi
could bo secured. wi11 protected
against “northers" aid the prevail
ing southeasterly winds. Ho sug
gested a channel at least 200 feet
in bottom width ihstoud of 100 feet
as proposed by the project plan*,
adding that tho channel eventually
would bo widened to IB'1 feet, the
same width as that through the pass.
He also urged that it le dredged to
a depth of 18 feet.
The former army engineer assert
ed that the Lower Rio Grsnde Vnl
ley is a very compact area, capable
of producing a largo volume of ex
cess tonnage providing water trans
portation can be secured. He added
that a large tonnage would be de
veloped in Mexico, consisting chief
ly of ores and agricultural products.
When uucricd by the attorney for
the Banta Maria interests relative to
the Arroyo Colorado project he
stated that in his opinion it would
cost many millions more than it'
promoters thought. Relative to the
project of the Brownsville naviga
tion districc he asserted that ship
ping would not care to utilize a 17
mile channel if a good harbor rould |
be secured only a short distance
from deep water.
Discuss Rail Plans
C. R. Tyrrell, head of the Port Is
abel company, testified that prepara
tions have been made for rail con
nections with Ban Benito, cither with
a new line or utilizing part of ex
isting rail line?. The Brownsville
section, he said, would be served by
the Rio (Jrande Railway, owned b>
the company. He also stated that ar
rangements have been made for a
car ferry line, which would trans
port refrigerated cars from Point
Isabel to New Orleans or other ports
at a raving in freight rates. A com
pany is being organized, he said, for
the purpose of constructing several
boats, each ca; able of transporting
48 refrigerated cars. Under this ar
rangement cars could be loaded at
any point in the Valley, hauled to
Point Isabel, loaded on the car ferry
and transported to destination. Two
days would be required between
Point Isabel and New Orleans.
Discussing the Corpus Christi port,
Tyrrell asserted that his company
ha*t made a survey of the shipping
entering that harbor and ascertained
that the average draft of boats han
dling the tonnage was between 11
and 12 feet. He declared that the
boat handling the heaviest tonnage
drew only 13 feet.
“Some of the boats have deeper
draft.” he said, “but they could not
handle as much tonnage as the boat
of 13-foot draft.”
Major Putnam stated that he is
part owner of a navigation concern
operating on the Great l.ak**s, and
that it is the intention of the firm
to establish a boat line on the Gulf
and will serve the Valley port. He
added that the company is now con
structing boats of 12 to IG-foot draft
capable of handling large tonnage.
Protestant* Oppose Tax
Representatives of the Santa Ma
ria interests asserted that the voting
j of bends in the amount of 1500,000
would require a tax rate of "7 1-2
rents on the $100 valuation, which,
added to the pre-ent tax and the tax
proposed for irrigation improvement,
would be a burden too heavy for the
farmers of the .Santa Maria and I .a
Feria districts to carry. It was stat
ed that the La Feria district propos
es a bond issue in the amount of 91.
500,000 to concrete canals and com
plete a drainage system. Witnesses
also testified that tne Santa Maria
district would be compelled on ac
count of canal seepage and water
losses to concrete its canals in the
near future.
Approval of the Port Isabel-San
Benito district brings all of Cameron
county into navigation districts with
the exception of the Santa Kosa and
Cantu tracts in the extreme western
part of the county, and according to
unconfirmed reports from Harlingen
these tracts may later be brought
into the Arroyo Navigation district.
The valuations of the Port Isabel
San Benito district are approximate
ly 110.500,000, including both real
estate and personal property, and
valuations of the Brownsville dis
trict. approved November 17, are ap
proximately 917,000,000.
Star & Crescent
Fisheries Bought
By G. J. Weikel
FAN BENITO, Nov. 21.—Purchase
of the Star & Crescent Fisheries of
San Benito and Point Isabel from
Ray Waite by (I. J. Weikel of San
Antonio was announced here today,
the transfer becoming effective im
mediately.
The properties transferred include
twenty-one boats ten of them being
fishing boats, ten seine boats, and
one motor boat, in addition to con
siderable other facilities for icing,
transporting and handling fish.
The new owner has been in busi
ness in San Antonio, and will estab
lish points of contact for moving his
fish at Snn Antonio and Houston, he
said.
NEW HOME OF THE INTERNATIONAL DRUG CO.
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The new hone of the International Drug Company, located on St. Charles atreci an 1 the Belt Line rail*
road, ia the most modern wholesale plant in this section devoted to supplying needs of the public through
the drug stores. The motorized delivery service is a featuic of the business. The modern automobile trucks
used for this service are seen in front of the building.
STUDESSHOCK
BAPTIST BODY
To Investigate Hilar
ious Howard Col
lege Campus
BIRMINGHAM. Ala.. Nov. JI._<Jp
—Howard College, one of the largest
Baptist schools of the South, was in
an uproar today as a special commit
tee appointed by the board of trus
tees reviewed charges preferred by
•Jl students of improper conduct on
the campus.
Among the charges was an allega
tion that a member of the faculty
had asserted that “if all Bibles in
the world were piled up and burned
the world would be better off with
in KM) years.” The complainants al
leged that Pr. John C. Pawson.
president had failed to give a sym
pathetic hearing when this and other
complaints were made to him.
Three other charges being probed
aisp that students, during a recent
fraternity rush, staged a mock “mil
itary wedding” on the campus, wit
nessed by a mixed group of stu
dents; that gambling and drinking
had occurred on the campus, and
that fraternities had permitted dan
cing in their houses, contrary to
school regulations.
The romplaints were placed before
the Alabama convention of the State
Baptist Association recently at Po^
than, Ala., by students. The board
of trustees was then directed to ap
point a special committee of inves
tigation which resulted in the pres
ent probe.
What Dr. Caldwell Learned
n 47 Years Practice
| Dr. C'ahlwell watched the result*
of const ipation for 47 years, and bc
' lieved that no matter how careful
people are of their health, diet and
exercise, constipation will occur
from time to time regardless of how
much one tries to avoid it. Of next
important, then, is how to treat it
when it cornea. l>v. Caldwell always
was in favor of getting as close to
nature as possible. hence his remedy
for constipation, known as I>r. Cald
well’s Syrup Pepsin, is a mild vege
table compound. It ran not harm
the most delicate sjetem and is not
a ha hit farming preparation. Syrup
Pepsin is pleasant-tasting, and
Toungsfers love it. It docs not gnpe.
Thousands of mothers have written
us to that effect.
Pr. (Vildwel! did not approve of
drastic physics and purges. He did
not believe they were g>iod for human
beings to put into their system. In
a praetiee of 47 years he never saw
any reason for their use when a
medicine like Syrup Pepsin will
empty the liowrla just, as prvunptly,
more cleanly anl gently without
griping and harm to the system.
Keep free from constipat ion. It
roia your strength, hardens your
arterie* and brings on premature old
age. Do not let a day go by without
a bowel movement l>o not sit and
hope, but go to a druggist and get
one of the generous liottles of l)r.
Caldwell's Syrup Pepsin. Take the
proper dose that night and by
morning you will feel like a different
person. I> for yourself and mem
bers of the family in constipation,
AT AGE 83
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THE GUMPS — Our Dancing Fathers —Sidney Smith
UMBER UP - UMBER UP
DON'T BE SO $T»FF - BEND YOUR KNEES
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ETTA KETT — Out of the Frying Pan Into the Fire —Paul Robinson
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