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Brownsville herald. [volume] (Brownsville, Tex.) 1910-current, December 21, 1928, Image 16

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The responsibility of financing the Brownsville ship
channel and port project and meeting the requirements of
the federal government relative to jetties and a channel at
Brazos Santiago rests upon the voters of the Brownsville
navigation district.
Each voter has an individual responsibility, a respon
sibility which his oblgation to himself, the Brownsville
navigation district and the entire Lower Rio Grande Val
ley, demands that he assume. The one way in which that
* responsibility can be discharged is to go to the polls Sat
urday, December 22, and vote on the project and the pro
posed $2,000,000 bond issue.
There are approximately 3,000 voters in the district.
| Every point gained in the sale of bonds will add $20,000
to the funds available for channel and port development.
This means $7 to each individual voter in the district, ac
tual cash to be invested in a project which will enhance the
i value of his holdings, reduce the freight costs he is obliged
» to pay, and which in innumerable ways will benefit him
directly and indirectly.
It is conservatively estimated that the gain to be re
alized from a heavy vote and an overwhelming majority
for the bonds will range from two to five points. This
would represent from $14 to $35 for each voter, practical
ly all of whom are property taxpayers in the district and
all of whom will receive direct benefits from the port. No

taxpayer can afford not to go to the polls and aid in
swelling the majority which will enhance the value of the |
bonds. ’
Considerable emphasis has been placed upon the tact
that the price the district will receive for its bonds will de
pend to a large extent upon the size of the majority au
thorizing the issue. In other words, the voters themselves
will he the determining factor in the bond sale. If the
vote is a true index to the general interest in and support
of the ship channel and port project the bonds should
bring the maximum price.
No good citizen would think of selling his vote; but
it is a fact that every vote will have a certain cash value
when it comes to the sale of the bonds. The buyers will
carefully consider the vote cast, the size of the majority
authorizing the bonds, and their bids will be based upon
that vote as much as upon the actual and assessed valua
tions of the district.
Every taxpayer should carefully consider these facts.
The port project is purely a business proposition in which
every taxpayer in the Brownsville navigation district is a
stockholder. Each voter has a personal interest in the
bonds which the district has been called upon to author
ize. It is to his interest to enhance their value, to assure
the maximum bid when the bonds are offered for sale.
Any voter who fails to go to the polls December 22 is neg
lecting his duty in this respect.
Go to the polls Saturday and vote for the bonds
Give your employes an opportunity to vote
Telephone your friends; urge them to vote j
early I
| McDermott Motor Co.
a W. H. Putegnat Co.
I First National Bank
Hicks Rubber Co.
'i Rio Grande Valley Gas Appliance Co.
Quinn and Derrick
Borderland Hardware Co.
Willman’s Pharmacy
« Alexander Tire Co.
Gulf Concrete Pipe Co.
J E. W. Archer, Lyford, Texas
Texas Bank and Trust Co.
j Patteson Motor Co.
International Drug Co.
| Henson-Lomax and Houston
i Brownsville Development Co.
i McCleary Music Co.
| J. C. Penney Co.
Dr. 0. V. Lawrence
Roy C. Sethman Co., Inc.
Brownsville Title Co.
Dorf man’s Jewelry Store
Brownsville Sheet Metal Works
Proctor and Dudley
Frontier Lumber Co.
A. N. Tandy and Sons
El Jardin Grocery
Court House Garage
E. A. Mousees
State National Bank
Blackstone Cafe
Stevenson Motor Co.
Bishop Print Shop
W. B. Clint
Valley Wholesale Dry Goods Co.
F. W. Woolworfh
S. H. Kress & Co.
Mason Transfer and Grain Co.
Skelton Bros. Printing Co.
Dr. Geo. J. Toland
Todd & Underwood
Sam Hughston
Ike Bollack
Harry’s Vulcanizing & Auto Repair Shop
F. Yturria
Rio Grande Valley Gas Co., Brownsville
Rettig’s Paint Headquarters
Brownsville Bakery
Eagle Pass Lumber Co.
Otal Sales Co.
City Drug Store
McDavitt Bros.
Merchants National Bank
Harpers Cafe
E. Manautou
Jesse Dennett, Inc. |
Miller Hotel
Santa Cruz Kennel Club
Guarantee Electric Co.
B. L. Kowalski Representative Texas Co.
Central Power & Light Co.
Popular Store
Garza Hardware Co.
Universal Dress Shop
Covacevich Supply Co.
Sterling Davis
This is the last of a series of si* full pafe ad
vertisements sponsored by business and profes
sional interests of Brownsville in support of the
development of a ship canal and harbor pro
ject for the Valley. ^

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