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I URGE
SUM IN VALLEY
Development In This
Section in 1929 Has
Been Set At $2,509,
009
The Lower Rio Grande Valiev’s de
velopment record during 1928 in*
eludes expenditure of approximately
$2,500,000 Ly the Central Power ami
Light compan.*, company ligures re
vealed by Frank C. Ludden, district
manger, show.
With this i r.nouncement came the
statement thnt contemplated work in j
the Valley •lirtrict, during 1929, will
he even mor«> extensive than during
the past y«»j r, indicating a great
stimulus to development of this en
tire scctin.
Although tho development work of
tho Cent at Power and Light eom
pan-- v,as scattered over practically
the entire Valley, a considerable
* action of the total is represented
in new construction, remodeling and
general development work on the
•jmpany properties and service in
Brownsville.
The completion of the new ice
plant ol sixty-ton capacity, together
with a largo steel car-icirg dock, a
new- cold storage plant with a capa-j
city of 11,000 cubic feet and a new.
retail ice station, together with many
minor improvements to both ice scr
vico and property wns accomplished
this year, ac<i>rding to Local Man
ager W. A. Putegnat.
Construction in tho immediate vi
cinity of Brownsville in the electric
department includes the relocation
and rebuilding of tho Matamoros
high-voltage line, tho changing of
the distribution voltago from 2800 to
11 K. V., construction of 11 K. V.
line to F.l Jardin set»>nd lift ump.
construction of new 11 K. V. line to
servo the Brownvlll* airptrt, and tho
addition of 17 new rural customers,
each requiring new- construction in
order to obtain service.
The work for tho entire Valley in
cludes the completion jf new filtra
tion plants and elevated tanks, addi
tion of newly constructed high-volt
age lino for the year.
“The expansion and remodeling
work of the company, in which this
$2,500,000 was spent, is in keeping
with tho company's policy of build
ing several years in advance of the
needs of the communities it serves.”
Mr. Ludden said. “This pjlicy is to
b© maintained with tho continued
stimulus of other development, which
has been noted in the p-st year.
“Tho program during the year 1925
consisted of three general classes of
work—namely, new construction, im
provement and enlargement of the
electric, ice and water plants, in
creasing the gercrating capacity at
tho central power plant and the four
outlying emergency plants, extension
of water and electric service flj now
stations and Improvement and rc-ta
forcement of tho existing service.
“In line with the building for fu
ture development, the company Is
maintaining its remarkable record of
practically doubling its generating
capacity yearly. Installation of the
new 13.400 horsepower turbin, now
in progress at the La Pal^ma station,
will increase the capacity of the
plant from 14,000 kilowatts to 24.00C
kilowatts, thia amount added to the
capacity of th® four outlying emerg
ency plants bringing the total for
the Valley district to 2r',000 kilo
watts.
‘•During the past year a total ol
158 new rural customers, each re
quiring new instruction to obtain
service, eight new electric cotton
gins, brick yards, gravel pits and sev
eral electrically operated overhead
I irrigation systems were supplied
with power by the coin-any.
Fourteen per cent of the total
new rural customers securing ser
vice for the first time during the
past year, reside in the Valley and
were brought in by the Central Pow
er and Light company according to
statistics for the state of Texas,
Those figures show that less than
1000 new rural customers, each re
quiring new construction were sup
plied with service over the entire
state during the past twelve months."
KINGBEHER;
LONDON FETES
Christmas Celebration
Extended; Workers
. Remembered
LONDON, Dee. 2d.—fP)—Confi
dence grew today thir King George's
recovery was assure! although the
path to health migl . be long and
strewn with difficulties.
Jt was slated in authoritative cir
cles this morning that there was
a slight improvement In his condi
tion.
LONDON, Dec. 26.—(Pi—London
and all England today continued to
observe the Christmas holiday, mak
ing merry in home and places of
amusement despite the misty skies
and nid-winter ta and chi!
ness.
Continuation of the celebration
took the form of that English in
stitution known as boxing day ami
gratu ties were generally distributed
to postmen, dustim n, milkmen and
other public and private servitors
by householders throughout the
country.
In London and other cities all
but the most essential services were
dispensed with.
No newspapers were published on
Christmas day nor were any publish
ed today, boxing day. which is a legal
holiday when Christmas boxes arc
given to letter carriers, errand boys
and the like. Word of the king’s
condition was conveyed to the pub
lic !y the radio and bulletins posted
in the windows of post offices.
The members of the royal fami
ly attended divir.e services in the
morning. They all lunched together
except the Prince of Wales, who left
the palace to r ike nn appeal by
radio in behalf of unemployed
miners.
ONE KILLED IN AUTO WRECK
PORT LAVACA. Tex., Dec. 2*.—<P)
—Leonard Elliott, 36, mechanic, was
killed and Miss Pessie Garner and
Miss Christina Calhoun were in
jured slightly when an automobile
overturned on the highway ’ otween
Port Lavaca art .ceadrift yesterday.
Cause of the accident was unex
plained.
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LESLIE CLAIMS
HOLDS OFFICE
2YEARSMORE
Says He Was Elected
In 1926 for a 4-Year
Term; Replies to
Contest
EDINBURG, Dec. 28.—Tho claim
that ho was elected to the position
of district judge in 1926 to servo a
four-year term is made by J. E. Les
lie, judge of tho 79th judicial dis
trict, in his answer to tho election
contest recently filed by UGrdon
Griffin of McAllen.
A test case to determine the ten
ure of office of a district judge, ap
pointed to fill an unexpired term
and elected at a general election be
fore such term has expired, is ex
pected to result.
In his answer to the contest re
cently filed by Gordon Griffin, Dis
trict Judge J. E. Leslie declares that
in 1924 L. J. Polk was elected judge,
resigning tho position in June, 1925,
at which time Leslie was appointed.
In 192*5 Leslie was a candidate fjt
tho position and elected. In his an
swer Leslie contends he was elected
for a four-year term and not for the
remainder of the term to which Tolk
was elected.
Attorneys for Griffin claim the
question raised by Leslie has been
passed upon and the courts have
held where n judge was elected fol
lowing his appointment to an unex
pired term, the tenure A office was
only for the number of years to
which his predecessor had been
elected.
Attacks Griffin Vote
Leslie in answer to Griffin’s alle
gations contained in the contest
which was filed several years ago
states that while the c’ection board ,
declared Griffin receiv'd 3484, in
reality Griffin orly received 2573
legal votes.
Tho differenco between the clec
ton hoard figure and Leslie’s are
charged to bo illegal votes. The
votes are described as illegal by Les
lie who states in his answer that
they were cast by persons who did !
not have tho legal right to vote.
The answer sets cut that 231 per
sons voted for Griffin who had not
resided in the state for 12 months; I
that 118 votes were cast for Griffin
by persons who had not resided in
the a unty for six months preceding
the election; that 120 votes were
east by persons who had not resided
in election precincts in which they
cast their ballot; that 115 votes cast
for Griffin were cast by persons who
did not reside in tho election pre
cincts in which they cast their bal
lot on the date of the election; that
350 perrons wrongfully cast a bal
1 it in tho McAllen box upon which
tho presiding judge of the election
had not written his signature as
provided for by law; that 29 per
sons cast their ballots for Griffin who
were not citizens of t he Urited
States; that 365 votes were cast for
Griffin by per«ons who had not paid
their poll tax for the year 1927; that
383 were counted by various e’ec
tl n jud-es for Griffin when as a
matter of fact these votes had not
been cost for his opponent, Griffin;
that 101 votes wrere cast for Griffin
by rersons who bad not reached the
ago of 21; that 315 votes were ca«t
for Griffin by persons whose names
Hid not appear on the poll lists and
that they did n«.t make affidavit be
fore presiding judge that they were
ontiUed to a vote; that 411 persons
voted for Griffin who made false
affidavits for the purpose of voting;
that 234 persons east their ballots
for Griffin who after having receiv
ed a ballot used a paper, card, a
pocket bv k. a vanity case, a spec
iacl© rn*e, the hand, niff sleeve or
other thing upon which wis a written
memorandum or lists of pers ms for
whom they intended to vote; that
200 persons wrongfully voted in the
Snn Juan box and that their ballots
were void because the presiding
judge failed to write his signature
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on the back of the ballet*; that 12<
vote* csst for Griffin in the Edcouct
box should not be considered by th<
election board because the clectior
judges did not sign any tally sheet:
or poll list as required by law; tha<
200 persons who voted at McAU*r
and who claimed exemption failed t(
secure an exemption certificate fron
the payment of the poll tax from th<
tax collector; that in McAllen 2;
persons voted for Griffin who claim
ed to have paid their poll tax in an
other county in the state did not lesi
than four days prior to the electior
present to the tax collector theii
poll tax for transfer.
I ho answer which is 16 pages ir
length is sigred by Leslie’s attor
neys, Seabury, George and Tavlor
i Brownsville; D. W. Glasscock, Mer
redes; B. D. Tarlton, Corpus Christi;
J. K. Daugherty Bceville; E. A. Me
Daniel. McAllen; Graham and Gra
ham, Brownsville; L. J. Polk, Pharr;
Geo. p. Brown. Edinburg; and Smith
and Gibson. Austin.
D. B. JOHNSON,
TEACHER. DIES
War. Founder, Presi
dent of Winthrop
Women’s College
ROCK HILL, S. C., Doc. 26.—(A*)—
Dr. D. B. Johnson, 72, southern
educator and president of Winthrop
college for women here, died early
today after a lengthy illness.
In devoting his life to the field of
education, David Bancroft Johnson
not only followed in tho footsteps of
his father, but duplicated one of the
latter’s outstanding achievements—
the founding of u college for women.
The father, whose name the son
bore, established and until his death
was president of the LaGrange
tTenn.) Female college. The son
centered his educational activities in
South Carolina, where t' difficulty
of obtaining competent teachers im
pelled him to found Winthrop col
lege.
An accident in which Dr. Johnson
suffered tho loss of his left arm
when eight years of age, played an
important part in shaping his career.
Pl&ying ’’hookey’’ from school, he re
ceived permission from United States
troops, then active near his home at
the time of the Civil war, to board
an army train. The compunction to
return to his class growing as he
rode, he attempted to jump from the
train. His arm was so badly crushed
that amputation was necessary.
Realizing that this physical handi
cap would hamper him in later life,
he took a renewed interest in his
studies. He was graduated from the
University jf Tennessee in 1877 as
valedictorian of his class, winner of
the gold medal for excellence in stu
dent activities ar.d senior captain of
his battalion.
Entering immediately upon educa
tional work, ho served as tutor in
Tennessee schools and was for two
years an assistant professor at the
University ,f Tennessee, lie went to
Abbeville, S. C., as principal of grade
school nnd after two years was ask
ed to organize the school system of
Columbia. S. C. He remained as
superintendent for three years, dur
ing which ho conceived the idea of
founding a college to train teachers,
having encountered difficulty in ob
taining competent instru* t^rs for the
schools.
Ho interested Robert C. Winthrop.
then chairman of the George Pea
body Board, nnd obtained an appro
priation of $1,500 with which to « -
tablish the college. In 1895 the in
stitution was removed to Rock Hill,
S. C., and eventually was accepted
as a state institute r. The state since
has mad© large appropriations to
meet the expending needs of the col
lege.
It was Dr. Johnson's proud bon«’_
that “the sun never sets on Win
thron daughters," a reference to
more than 10,000 graduates of the
institution scattered over the earth.
Dr. John* n wrs born in one of
the dormitories of LaGrange Female
college January 10, 18-56. A year lat
er his father died nrd the family re
moved to Memphis. After entering
unn educational work his interest in
that field extended over tho entire
South ami to th» National Educnti
association, in which he had bee
active since 1906.
He was elected president of th“
National a w <ciation in 1915 and for
ten years previous to that time had
served as president of various dr
pnrtments of the «s®o'*iation. He
-r.lxo was president of the Southern
Education a sociation, having been
elected in 1910. nnd sin^o 1919 was
an elector of the Hall of Fame. He
organized the state assicintion of
school superintendents and the rural
school improvement association in
South Carolina.
In addition to his educational work
h« was actively interested in the
Young Men’s fhri-tinn Association.
He organized th© Colombia branch
and * r ten years was its president.
H© •Do served ns chairman «f th»
stat • executive committee from 1RR6
*" 1‘TG nrd was n member of the In
ternational Y. M. C. A. committee.
On August 6, 1902, Dr. Johnson
married Miss Maim R. Smith of
Charleston, S. C.
DREDGE WORKER HURT
HOUSTON. Dee. 26.—<Ab—E. Ball.
"0. suffered a frarturrd skull todav
aboard a dredge off La Torte. Po
inds of the accident were not lecrn
e*. The injured man was fished out
of the bay by other members of the
crew.
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NEAR ACCORD
Bolivia Makes Reply
To Questionnaire;
Terms of Protocol
Being Worked Out
WASHINGTON, Dec. 26.—(/P)—The
peace and good will of the Christmas
season waa reflected today in ths
Rolivian-Paraguay dispute which
seemed nearer a peaceful settlement
than at any time since troops clash
ed on the border early in December.
A special committee named by the
Pan-American Conference has agreed
on the general terms of a protocol lo
be sent th two countries for ap
proval. This action was taken yes
terday after Bolivia replied to a
questionnaire sent her by the spe
cial committee. Paraguay had pre
viously sent an answer to a similar
questionnaire which asked for a defi
nition of the points at issue in the
quarrel and suggestions for the
makeup of the proposed conciliation
tribunal.
The special committee, named for
the purpose of aiding in the media
tion of the controversy, said that the
replies of both Paraguay and Bolivia
were considered satisfactory, agree
ing on basic points and that after
further information from the two
governments, a report would be sub
mitted to the conference.
The hope was expressed that be
fore the end of the week both Para
guay and Bolivia will have agreed to
the protocol now in the process of
formation. If the protocol is adopt
ed by the conference, the appoint
ment of judges on the tribunal of
conciliation would follow. The work
of actual mediation would be left to
this tribunal.
The protocol being drafted for the
consideration of Bolivia and Para
guay is in charge of a committee
consisting of Dr. Victor Martua of
Peru. Minister Diez De Medina 'f
Bolivia, and Eligio Ayala, Paraguay
an dlrgate to the conference. Para
guayan and Bolivian representatives
to the Pan-American Conference at
tended the meeting of the special
committee yesterday.
While the protocol was being
shaped, other members of the con
ference went ahead with work on a
general treaty of arbitration and con
ciliation affecting the American re
publics.
1 Flashes of Life
(By The Associated Press)
(By the Associated Press)
NEW YORK.—Mrs. trank A. Van
dcrlip thinks there is no New York
society. “The city has not had any
for years, since the death of Mrs.
Astor. There cannot be society
without a leader. Ther» must be
some one in a position such as Mrs.
Astjr had, someone who can say to
you, ‘You’re in’, and to somebody
else, ‘You’re out’.”
GREENSBURO. Pa.—Sister Cecelia
Mary Schwab, sister of Charles M.
Schwab, is to join tho Carmelite Or
der. She has long been a Sister of
Mercy at Seton Hill, teaching L.usic.
NEWARK. N. J.—A Christmas gift
from Amelia Earhart to her mother
was a $5 airplane ride. They took
a night trip in n commercial plane
with 17 other passengers. Miss bar
hart insisted on paying the same
tariff as everybody else.
NEW YORK.—Back from Europe
cn the same ship Christmas day
came Charles A. Levine and Mabel
Boll. They left secretly a few weeks
ngj, presumably in relation to a
transatlantic flight
BUCHAREST.—A letter written by
a Rumanian in the United tates
— LAST DAY —
Also COMEDY
and
PARAMOUNT NEWS
BAN LIFTED, MAN
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WON’T RETURN TO
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WIFE, EX-HUBBY
LEWISTON, Idaho., Dtc. 26.—
(A*)-—Four-year-old Helen Karr was
happy today because she spent
Christmas with her real daddy.
A week ago Ray Farr, her father,
I brought some Christmas presents
j to the home of Mr. and Mrs. John
! llall, her mother and step-father.
While there Farr was stricken
’ with small pox. Health authori
j ties quarantined the house, forc
I ing Farr to remain. Meanwhile
John Hall spent two days fighting
legal obstacles.
Today with the release of the
quarantine, Farr still was in the
Hall home and although Hall was
vigorous in his fight against the
quarantine for a time, he had tak
en quarters elsewhere and his ef
forts to return home had ceased.
EDCOUCH MAN
KILLED XMASj
* I
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S. W. Pierce Accident
ally Electrocuted
In His Shop
(Special to The Herald)
EDCOUCH, Dec. 26.—Going into
his electrical shop here early Christ
mas night to fix an extension cord,
Sam W. Pierce, 45, of this city, was
electrocuted in a manner as yet un
determined. Two theories are held
as to how the fatal accident occurred.
One is that he came in contact with
high voltage wires in his shop or
that the cord on which he was work
ing became short circuited.
Funeral arrangements are being
held up pending the arrival of a
brother from Drumright, Okla.
The decedent was one of the first
settlers in Edcouch. coming here
from Oklahoma about two years ago.
He was a Mason and had a number
of friends over the Valley.
Mrs. Pierce stated that her hus
band left their home about 8 p. m.
with the object of repairing the ex
tension cord. When he failed to re
turn within a half an hour Mrs.
Pierce went to the shop to investi
gate.
She found the body lying across a
work table and was slightly shocked
when she attempted to lift it from
the table. Pierce's hands were badly
burned and the body had a severe
burn on the chest.
Th deceased is survived by a
widow, four sons. Sam, Jr., 16; Mack
and Jack, twins. 15; Paul, 12, and a
number of other relatives.
when Grover Cleveland was president
was delivered recently. It went to
an heir. The man to whom it was
addressed died 25 years ago.
NEW YORK.—The estate of E. H.
Gsry has been appraised at $12,938,
072.28 ret. of which only somo $500,
000 is in stock of the United States
Steel Corp ration.
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