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I THE VALLEY FIRST—FIRST IN THE VALLEY—LEASED WIRE SERVICE OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS—(/F) H
THIRTY-EIGHTH YEAR—No. 129 BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 1929 TWELVE PAGES TODAY 5e A COPY
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IN OUR
VALLEY
MEMORIES of earlier days, and
earlier conditions in the progress
of the Valley were revived by re
marks of S. P. •Swede'’ Neilson of
Sebastian, recently.
Incidentally. Neilson Is chamber
of commerce secretary, mayor, po
lice chief. Justice of the peace, and!
a few other officer?, ill rolled into
one, at Sebastian.
Neilson said he had started for
the Valley Fair, and that his car
slumped into a hole of mud on the
road to Harlingen.
A farmer came along.
"Do you think I can get out in
time to see the .Fair?” Neilson
asked.
“Why, I think so,” the man re
plied. “Today is Tuesday, and the
’ lair lasts three days yet.”
Such conditions seem hardly pos
sible to people in the habit of trav
eling the paved road from Ray
raondville to Harlingen now.
• A *
VALLEY TOWNS are working
out their itineraries for sight-seeing
busses. The San Benito Itinerary
is completed.
It would be a good idea for as
many Valley people as possible to
take these trips.
They would be surprised at the
many interesting points in the Val
ley, and sometimes even in their
own cities, that they have missed.
The trips are planned principally
lor visitors.
AAA
RECENTLY an investigator for a
national advertising league, which
passes on the value of products ad
vertised, came to the Lower Rio
Grande Valley. ,
Came to Investigate.
He Investigated extensively and
thoroughly.
Now he owns a tract of land in
the Valley, Is building an attractive
home on it. and expects to spend
his winters here.
Later he will move to the Valley
to live the year ‘round.
Apparently the product advertised
must have been good.
• • •
ABOT this time every year, when
the citrus market has been hurt
to a certain extent by shipping out
a poor quality fruit, there is talk
of delaying the opening of the ship
ping season until November 1, in
stead of October 1.
In the opinion of J. M. Del Cur
to, state entomologist, this is not
Justified.
Del Curio says that the fruit
which moves out in October has a
sufficient quantity of sugar, and a
proper acid and sugar ratio.
"Much of it may be of inferior
quality, but this probably is due
to causes other than the lack of
sugar.
"It is true the fruit would be bet
ter in November, or still better if
it. remained on the trees until De
cember.
"But the nation wants citrus
fniit in October, and if the Valley
doff not ship it, Florida will.
TBuyers don’t expect the fruit
to be as good in Oc vober as in De
cember. But they do expect a ripe
fruit, and one of good quality, and
the Valley can give them such fruit
if it will select it carefully.”
Del Curto believes that the in
crease in production the next few
years will solve the quality prob
lem, as the shippers, having more
fruit from which to select, will re
fuse the inferior fruit.
• • •
A DISPATCH from Laredo quotes
General Eduardo Hay to the effect
that the air mail line through La
redo probably will be opened again
January’ 1 of next year.
Local»people believe that the
suitability of the route through here
has been established, and its pre
ference over other routes to and
from Mexico City proved.
They are confident that the air
mail, passenger and express busi
ness through this port can not help
but grow, and that the opening of
any other lines will have little ef
fect on it* grown h.
They have reason to believe this
since the Laredo route was ad
opted first, and later abandoned in
favor of the Brownsville route.
Royal Marriage to
Take Place In Rome
HOME, Nov. 7—(iP)—Indications
today were that crown Prince Hum
bert and Princess Marie Jose of
Bedgium would be married in Rome
at the Pauline chapel in the Qulr
Inal palace.
The crown Prince, who has been
tn Rome for several days, yester
day received the Papal Nuncio,
Monsignor borgongini Duca. for a
20-minute conversation, presum
ably in the connection, while Queen
Elena came from San Rossore in
the strictest incognito to discuss
the wedding with her son.
Three Identify Man
As Woman’s Slayer
' GASTONIA, N. C., Nov. 7—<**)—|
Three persons have taken the stand
and identified Horaoe Wheeler,
vLoray mnl worker, as the man who
♦fired the shot which killed Mrs.
Ella May Wiggins, textile striker.
Ilia State today had 15 other wit
nesses ready in Its efforts to solve
one of the acts of violence result
ing from recent t :tile labor dis
orders In North Carolina.
Strong Buying Support Boosts Market
BELIEVE END
OF DISTRESS
WAVE REACHED
Early Losses Cut
Down and Long List
Sells $1 to $27 Above
Yesterday’s Trading
NEW YORK. Nov. 7—Strong
buying support came into the se
curities market today after prices
of many leading issues had broken
$5 to nearly $32 a share at the
opening on what appeared to be
the completion, at least temporarily,
of the distress selling that has been
over-hanging the market for the
past few days.
Most of the losses were cut
down sharply and a long list of is
sues sold $1 to $27 a share above
yesterday’s final quotations in the
last hour of trading.'
Total sales on the New York stock
exchange in the first two hours were
5.386,200 shares as against 3,340,
700 in the same period yesterday
with the ticker running more than
an hour behind the market.
The curb market, like the stock
market, ralUed vigorously after ab
sorbing a huge volume of selling in
the first hour.
Total sales for the three hour
session of the New York stock ex
change were 7.859.360 shares as con
trasted with 5.914,760 in the same
period yesterday.
U. S. Steel common was again the
bell-wether of the market. Opening
$7 a share lower at $162. the stock
thereon sold down to $161. 50 and
then rebounded to $179, closing at
$174.50 for a net gain of $5.50. Gen
eral electric closed $18 a share high
er at $224, after having sold down
to $117, closed at $134.75, up $6. Erie
Railroad common rallied from $45
to $53.50. up $5, and New York
Central closed $5.12 higher at $185
after having touched $174.

Legion Parade to
Terminate At Fort
The American Legion parade
Armistice Day will terminate at
Port Brown, where the drum and
bugle corps will march down the
center of the parade ground and
execute their drill. The field meet
will be suspended for a few min
utes for the drill.
Lieutenant Francis E. Rundell.
post athletic officer, extends an
invitation to all those followng the
American Legion parade to stay at
the Post and watch the field meet,
and Colonel Daniel Van Voorhis an
nounces that he will be pleased to
have all take part In the one min
ute service at 11:00 A. m.
Johnson Replies to
Hoover’s Apology
WASHINGTON. Nov. 7—01V-Se
nator Johnson of California today
dispatched a brief letter to pre
sident Hoover acknowledging re
ceipt of the President’s letter of
explanation over the failure of the
Californian to be invited to the
White House dinner to Ambassador
Dawes along wtth other members
of the senate foreign relations
committee.
The Senator did not make public
his reply which was understood to
be confined to an expression of ap
preciation over Mr. Hoover’s letter.
RAILROAD OFFICIAL
TO TELL OF PARTY
WASHINGTON. Nov. 7—<VP>—
District attorney Rover announced
today he would ask E. E. Loomis,
railroad official, to appear before
the grand jury here Monday to
tell what he knows of the famous
•’Wall street booze party," given
here by Walter Fahy to a number
of members of congress.
BEGIN NEGOTIATIONS
FOR DEBT PAYMENTS
BERLIN, Nov. 7—<*>>— Formal
negotiations for direct settlement of
German reparations payments to
the United States began today be
tween Edwin C. Wilson, of the
American Embassy in Paris, and
Dr. Erwin Ritter, reparations spe
cialist of the Oerman foreign of
fice.
8 TRENCH HATS
ARE NEEDED IN
LEGION PARADE
Relics of war days are needed
by the John Hanson American
Legion post.
Members are seeking eight ad
ditional trench helmets to be
worn in the Armistice Day pa
rade next Monday.
Residents of Brownsville who
can accommodate the post by
the loan of helmets for the cele
bration are asked to notify Skel
ton Brothers Printing shop, as
soon as possible.
I
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*Ole Man’s’ Contest to
Feature Friday Grid Go
Interest will be added to Brownsville’s last home game Friday after
noon with the Harlandale Indians by an “ole man’s” contest to be
staged during the half intermission. There will be three events. These
are punting for distance, forward passing for distance and drop kick
ing for accuracy. Anyone who has seen 30 seasons roll by Is eligible
to compete.
Those entered up until noon Thursday Included Junie Cobolini,
Spitz Clark, Geo. Bell. Sid Brown, Bill Kiekel, John Hunter and sev
eral others. Numerous "dark horsts" are expected to enter, according
to “Red” Irvine.
It has been rumored that Cobolini has warned Hunter, former Hous
ton Heights star weighing 335, that he will file protest if he enters.
He says he has positive proof that Hunter was at one time a member
of the Boy Scouts.
Bridge Tax Valuation
Rehearing Under Way
A rehearing of the tax valuation placed upon the Gateway Bridge
company by the city was held at the city hall Thursday morning and the
board was expected to render its decision about 3 p. m.
The bridge company was represented by R. B. Creager, head of the
concern. The tax board is composed of H. M. Skelton, Sr., W. O. Willman
LEAGUE HEAD
OKEHS PLAYER
Sylvester and Brownsville
High Given Clean Bill
By Henderson
John Sylvester, crack right end,
and the Brownsville High school
Eagle football team have been
given a clean bill of health by the
state interscholastic league. The
Herald was advised in a message
from Superintendent G. H. Gotke,
who has been in Austin since Wed
nesday conferring with Roy B.
Henderson about the notification
filed by Austin and San Antonio
officials.
Sylvester, now a senior, accord
ing to records of the league is
playing his third year on Browns
ville teams. His first season was in
1925, the reports show, when he
was in the eight grade, fcu fering
an injury to his arm lat m the
season, Sylvester was out of all
atheltics the following two years,
not having donned a football un
iform between 1925 and 1928,
During these intervening years, !
a brother, Fred Sylvester played
sandlot football here, and his name
appearing on sport pages of The
Herald gave rise to the protests
by Austin and Main Avenue, It is
believed.
Gotke is endeavoring to gain an
explanation from San Antonio and
Austin teams for statements which
they were not able to substantiate,
and which, though unfounded, re
flected on the athletic sportsman
ship of Brownsville High, local of
ficials said.
Gotke is expected to return to
Brow’nsville Friday. '
Northwest Kansas
Under Heavy Snow
GOODLAND, Kas., Nov. 7—(/P)—
Northwest Kansas today was in the
grip of one of the heaviest snow
storms in many years.
The snow began at midnight, and
this morning was about two and
! one-half feet deep here and with
more still falling.
Highway transportation was
partially halted, and many auto
mobiles were stranded on paved
streets.
_ _ _
Lubbock Man Wins
Trial Continuance
LUBBOCK, Tex.. Nov. 7—{/P)—A
; motion for a continuance in the
i trial of Clay Lester, charged with
slaying his wife, was granted here
today by Judge Clark M. Mullican.
The case was reset for Dec. 2. The
motion was filed by the defense
because of the absence of import
ant witnesses.
Requisition Issued
For Texas Fugitive
AUSliN. Nov. 7—(fl*)—Governor
Moody today Issued a requisition
on Louisiana for Floyd Brewer,
wanted in Wit. vr county an
swer a charge of robbery with
firearms. He is under arrest in
Bossier Parish, La.
BIDS ON TEXAS LAND
AGGREGATE $277,000
AUSTIN, Nov. 7.—</T>—High bids
for mineral rights on 16 tracts of
University of Texas land aggregated
$2774202, it was disclosed when the
bids were opened today by the board
for lease of the lands. This was In
addition to the required $1 an acre
; and the minimum one sixth roy
alty.
Don’t Skid—Insure
Bio Grande Valley Trait Co.
ana manuei uestiero.
There was a wide gulf between the
board's contention and that of the
company officials. The bridge com
pany estimated that the value of
abuttments and approaches on the
American side of the bridge is $12,
000, but the equalization board held
the property to the center of the
river is taxable and set the valua
tion at $175,000, worth considerably
less than a million dollars.
The board gave no Indication of
whether It intended to cut the figure
already set when the session ad
journed at 12:30 p. m.
Second East Texas
Oil Well Spudded In
TYLER, Tex., Nov. 7—<iP)— Van
Zandt county's oil boom received
new impetus today with news that
a second well had been spudded in
late yesterday.
Drillers of the second well, known
as the People’s National ban1: No.
1, announced they were going down
for oil, If necessary to drill 5,000
feet. Three other wells, two by
Shell and one by the I .:re OH
company, who sponsored the dis
covery well, Jarman No. 1, are
ready to spud in.
Arizona Solon Asks
Tariff On Manganese
WASHINGTON. Nov. 7——A
demand for a tariff on manganese
a raw material used In the manufac
ture of steel, was made in the se
nate today by Senator Ashurst
democrat. Arizona, who said statis
tics in Tax returns of the big steel
corporations showed they had made
a net profit of $930,181,059 since en
actment of the present tariff law
Veteran Race Writer
Dies On Texas Trip
DALLAS. Texas. 7—<A>)—J. L
Dempsey, veteran race writer anc
chart maker for the dally racing
form, died in his hotel room here
today. Dempsey came to Dallas t<
report the race meet at Arlingtor
Downs, the beautiful new plant
just opened between here and Fort
Worth.
Burglars Enter All
Stores In Texas Towr
GREENVILLE. Tex., Nov. 7—<AV
With the exception of the bank, all
major business places of Point, 19
miles southeast of Greenville, were
entered last night by burglars whe
escaped with a considerable amount
of loot.
The greatest haul was obtained
from the postoffice, where the in
truders carried away the safe con
taining $194.
PROCLAMATION ISSUED
WASHINGTON. Nov. 7.—
In order that the people of th<
United States may recall “the higl
purposes for which this nation en
tered the World war.” Presiden
Hoover issued a proclamation toda;
naming Monday, November 11, a
Armistice Day.
METHODIST SESSION
HILLSBORO, Tex., Nov. 7.—(flV
After an afternoon’s discussion, th<
Central Methodist conference ii
session here yesterday, selected dele
gates to the general meeting in Dal
las next May. _
ALMAZAN GETS
NEW COMMAND
ALONGBORDER
Will Control Strategic
Stretch From Chi
huahua to Matamo
ros Boundary Line.
MEXICO CITY, Nov. 7—{fPy—
General Juan Andreu Almazan. who
drove Escobar rebels out of north
ern Mexico last spring has been
given command of the entire border
from the Chihuahua boundry line
to Matamoros. under revision of
military commands effective Nov. 1.
Revision gives general Almazan. ex
pected to return from France some
time this month, one of strongest
and mo6t strategic commands in
Mexico
His territory Includes in addition
to states of Nuevo Leon and Coah
uila, the Tamaulipas border towns
' of Nuevo Laredo, Guerrero, Micr.
Camargo, Reynosa and Matamoros.
; Strategic towns of Mazapil. Con
1 cepcion de Oro and San Pedro del
Campo in Zacatecas, and Gomez
Palacio and Lerdo in Durango.
Concepcion del Oro is the termin
al of a branch railroad to Saltillo,
and Mapimi is the terminal of a
branch line to Bermijillo, trunk line
i point for the Atj of Chihuahua.
Gomez Palacio is about five miles
! from Torreon. embarking point on
the railroad to Chihuahua.
Besides controlling a vast ex
panse of the border line. General
Almazan will have charge of Mon
terrev. Saltillo and Torreon. three
of the most important cities in
j northern Mexico.
General Abundto Gomez, until re
cently sub-secretary of war. Is given
j charge of the state of Chihuahua
under the new division and general
Pablo Macias takes charge of So
nora. General Abelardo Rodriguez
remains in control of the northern
section of Lower California.
General Euloglo Ortiz, who head
ed Almazan’s cavalry in the last
campaign, has been given charge of
j the federal district here and part
i of the state of Mexico, and General
Jaime Carrillo commands the state
of Drrango. except for the towns
: nlaced under General Almazan.
i Tamaulipas. except for the border
points, has been assigned to Gen
eral Jose AmariHas.
Thompson May Get
Death Commutation
AUSTIN, Tex., Nov. 7.—(/P)—
Chances that Governor Moody
! would commute the death sentence
; of P. W. Howard, whose latest elec
trocution date has been set for Sat
urday. were good today as the chief
executive studied the record of the
C&S€.
“The warden has just advised me
the former wife of Howard, who
testified against him in the trial of
his case, has retracted much of her
testimony,” Governor Moody said.
I “She is in Huntsville where she told
Warden Harrell her testimony was
irregular.”
; Moody Proclaims Red
Cross Roll Drive
AUSTIN, Nov. 7.—(&}—The pe
riod from Armistice Day to Thanks
giving was set aside by proclama
tion of Governor Moody today as
the time for the annual roll call of
the American Red Cross.
I The governor pointed out that
during the past year the Red Cross
had given aid to over 856,000 people
HOOVER TO SPEAK ON
FOREIGN RELATIONS
WASHINGTON, Nov. 7.—</P)
Secretary Stimson said today that
foreign relations would be the sub
ject of President Hoover's Armis
tice Day address which will be de
livered at the American Legion
• celebration here in the Washington
'■ auditorium.
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; GIRL SCOUTS IN
ANNUAL MEETING
NEW ORLEANS, Nov. 7.—
Mrs. Herbert Hoover's suggestion ol
a five year development prograir
- with a goal of 500,000 members, the
> raising of $3,000,000 for the work
i and the Girl Scout objective ql
- peace absorbed attention of the an>
. nual convention of the Girl Scoute
of America today.
MISSING
DETROIT, Nov. 7—(#)—William
: E. Scripps, publisher of the De
troit News announced today that he
had received word from his son
William J. Scripps. 24. who has
been missing since Oct. 23. He did
not reveal his son's whereabouts.
.“. .
RUMOR RIFE ON
SECOND TICKET
!■ . I
“Administration" Line - up
Announcement Expected
Within Few Day*
_
With one ticket, styled the ‘‘Citi
zen's Ticket,” already in the field,
there is considerable speculation In
Brownsville as to who whl be tn
| eluded in another ticket expected
i to be announced in a few days in
i the Brownsville municipal election,
Decfl 10.
The other ticket, termed the “Ad
ministration Ticket,” by some, will
have less members of the present
i city commission on it than the
"Citizens’ Ticket,” and may have no
members of the commission on it.
It is still considered a strong pos
sibility that Mayor A. B. Cole will
head the ticket against the Starck
lineup. Mayor Cole said today that
j he has made no definite decision in
the matter, and will make a state
ment in a few days.
R. B. Rentfro is also being men
tioned as a possible candidate for
commissioners’ posts along with
Cole or Rentfro, or whoever heads
the ticket. Among these are H. L.
Thomas, George Desha. A. W. Reed,
and others.
Three Aliens Are
Placed Under Bond
Three confessed aliens were plac
i ed under $500 bonds Thursday
morning by U. S. Commissioner E.
K. Goodrich after preliminary hear
ings. The commissioner recom
mended 30 days imprisonment for
i each. This recommendation will be
i forwarded to the federal Judge at
Houston who will take final action
in the matter.
The aliens are Felipe Rodriguez,
Simon Leija and Ignacio Almaguer.
Rodriguez and Almaguer were taken
Into custody at San Benito while
Leija was taken at Harlingen.
MEXICO DOGS TO
* ¥ *
HOUSTON BY AIR
# * *
FOR TREATMENT
>l HOUSTON, Tex.. Nov. 7—(JP)—
Two dogs in a bad way with a
skin disease will leave Mexico
City by airplane today for Hous
ton for treatment, according to
a telegram received at a dog and
cat hospital here.
The dogs belong to Mrs. Mary
Wenger of Alabama, who also
maintains a home in Mexico
City.
The telegram said the animals
would go from Mexico oity to
1 Brownsville by air and thence
! to Houston via railway express.
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ALL COUNTRIES INVITED
WASHINGTON. Nox. 7—'A*)—Th«
State department has been instruct
1 ed by President Hoover to invite
all foreign governments to prrticip
i ate in the World's fair to be held
In Chacigo in 193*.
VALLEY-WIDE
LABOR BUREAU
MOVESTARTED
Serious Labor Short
age In Sight If De
portations Continue,
Meeting Told.
(Special to The Herald)
SAN PENITO, Nov. 7.—The first
organized Valley-wide move to pro
tect the Mexican in this section,
both as regards his legal rights
here, and to retain him for labor,
was launched at a meeting of about
| 50 leading Valley citizens in the
chamber of commerce office here
Wednesday afternoon.
The meeting was called by John
T. Lomax, president of the San Be
nito Chamber of Commerce.
After a thorough discussion of
the situation, in which conditions
of mistreatment, intimidation, and
general demoralization of the Mexi
can people alony the border, result
1 ing in the departure of thousands
; of them, were described, a commit
1 tee was selected to work out a
method of procedure, and to report
back at another meeting
The method to be followed, ac
cording to indications at the meet
! ing, will be the formation of one
1 or more immigration bureaus in
| the Valley, the employment of le
gal talent to represent the Mexi
j cans, and a general effort on the
• part of Valley people to check the
| movement across the Rio Grande.
Labor Shortage
The seriousness of the situation
from the point of Valley prosperity
was emphasized in the statement
that this is fee first time in years
that rm VCgy “TO^nor a labor
shortage in November, with pros
pects of a serious shortage when
heavy harvesting begins in March
and April.
The committee appointed is head
! ed by Lamar Gill of Raymondville.
1 and includes Tom Hester of Donna.
A1 Parker of La Feria. John Phe
lan of Mercedes, and W. E. Thomas
of San Benito.
It met immediately after the gen
eral meeting, and arranged for a
meeting at Harlingen Tuesday af
ternoon of next week, with immi
gration officials present. At that
time each member of the commit
tee will offer his suggestions as to
: meeting the problem of deportations
| and another general meeting will
be called for final action.
A budget of $1500 a month will
be necessary for operation of the
bureau, it was indicated, and those
present said no trouble will be en
countered in raising this sum.
Attorneys of the Valley, includ
ing County Attorney M. R. Hall of
t Brownsville, volunteered their ser
vices in giving any information de
sired by any Mexican.
Bowie on Legion
The meeting was opened by Mr.
Lomax, who presided. He explain -
: ed its purposes, and introduced
Charles Bowie, commander of the
I local Legion post, which has taken
a determined stand in the protec
tion of Mexicans over a period of
months.
Bowie told how Mexicans living
here 25 years are being deported.
They came when scarcely any im
migration regulations were in ef
fect, and when only the undesir
ables were being deported, and now,
because they have crosse dthe river
even for an instant in the past
five years, they are subject to de
I porta tion.
Bowie said the Legion has taken
a part both to protect the rights
| of Mexican people here, and to
save the labor for the Valley.
The Legion is at its “rope's end, ’
now, he said, and urged the mat
ter to be passed on to some one
else.
Col. Sam Robertson was called on.
and stressed the enmity which the
deportations are arousing in Mexi
! co, where a boycott is beginning to
be carried out against American
goods. The results of this, he said,
will be to hurt manufacturing in
America, and cut down the market
i for Valley produce.
Praise Officials
He told of labor shortages in the
l west, and said those sections ma>
invade the Valley to carry off la
| bor.
Col. Robertson praised D. W
Brewster, Portis Gay, Dave Fergu
son, Jack Smith, and several othei
immigration and border patrol of
! fleers, but said there are some
members of the force who are
“hard boiled” with Mexicans. He
related the difficulties he weni
through in securing freedom foi
(Continued on Page Seven.)
Senators Caper Over Tariff ‘Knicknacks'
WASHINGTON. Nov. 7—<JF)—Be- i
natorial dignity gave way to a pre
mature yuletlde spirit in the Se
nate chamber today at members in
going to their desks passed a huge
display of knicknacks ranging from
jrass horns to bird cages.
Gathering about the big table of
exhibits, senator after senator could
not resist the temptation to pick
up an article to see the wheels go
•round or to smell ft foreign per
fume.
In the middle of a quorum call,
Senator Norris of Nebraska, chair
man of the Judiciary committee,
fetched a huge brass horn, rose on
his toes and made many around him
hold their ears as he began, but did
not finish, a powerful blast.
Then another senator lifted a uke
lele and began strumming an air
that no one could make out
Mixing in the fun, 8enator Van-;
denberg of Michigan, deposited a big j
purple bottle on the desk of Se
nator Brookhart of Iowa, who only :
two days ago revealed the goings1
on at what he termed a “Wall street,
booze party” In a Washington hotel.
Brookhart had not yet arrived, but
he was denied the “gift” anyway
when a capitol attache took the
bottle away.
i When the session finally opened
a
and the tariff debate resumed, Se
nator Barkley of Kentucky asked:
‘ By what authority has Kresge
and Wool worth moved into this
chamber?”
The tariff, of course, was res
ponsible for the party as the “pre
sents” turned out to be a display
of foreign articles, the cheapness
of which high tariff advocates want
ed to use to Bolster their claims foi
Increased duties.
B ' • **•%, fPbi<kl
ARNOLD FINDS
BELCHER NOT
MAN TOR JOB’
Garner Defeat Would
Warn D emos A
gainst Folly of Low
Tarriff, Letter Says.
WASHINGTON. Nov. 7 — T>—
J. Arnold s activities in connection
with the tariff bills were again
under scrutiny today at the senate
lobby committees investigation.
Letters the general manager of the
Southern Tariff association wrote in
an effort to eliminate the seasonal
clause, which permits the free en
try of foreign vegetables at certain
seasons, were introduced.
One, written to Loren®* A. Wil
son of Jacksonville. Fla., said the
‘whole thing swings around” the
votes of Senators Fletcher
Trammell, democrats, Florida, add
ing “No other influence is needed."
The latter, added he talked with
the Florida senators and they talk
ed with Senator Watson of Indi
ana. republican leader.
Letters Read
’ Were you trying to make a
trade?” asked Senator Blaine, re
publican , Wlscopsm.
“No. But we wanted as many
senators with us as possible.”
Letters from Arnold to R. B.
Creager, republican national com
mitteeman from Texas, were read
which had to do with the work of
Vance Muse, field man of the tar
iff association In Texas.
One dated July 19. said Arnold
was “suggesting to Mr. Muse that
he spend his entire time in Texas,
provided you feel justified In lend
ing him your influence and coop
eration in matters undertaken."
The letter added that the ‘ situa
tion down there requires most able
handling, and I believe Mr. Muse
is the best equipped man In ttui
country for it, and his Work seems
to fit admirably Into the purpose
and objects you have in mind ‘
Belrber Fades Oat
Another letter from Arnold u
Creager said in regard to C. C.
Belcher of Texas "that in my con
tact with him he has always shown
up well in the beginning, but fades
away toward the end
A letter from Arnold to Creager
on July 20 said “the defeat of Con
gressman Gamer would do more to
warn the democrats against the fol
ly of continuing their low tariff
policy than anything else, but you
and I don t need to argue these
things”
Indict Ex-marshal
For 1922 Murders
LAREDO, Tex., Nov. 7.—'(Pv-Al
len Walker, who fled Into Mexico
more than a year ago after a charge
of violating the prohibition law was
filed against him, today was indict
ed by the Webb county grand Jury
for murder in connection with the
deaths of General Lucio Blanco and
Colonel Aurelio Martinez of Mexico,
whose bodies were found handcuff
. ed to each other in the Rio Grande
; near here in 1922
Walker, who is a former deputy
United States marshal and who
served as a captain with the Phil
ippine Scouts during the Spanish
American war. is the second man to
be indicted by the inquisitorial
body in connection with the death
of General Blanco. Duke Carver.
Bexar county constable, was re
leased yesterday under 110.000 bond
after he was charged Tuesday win
slaying General Blanco
KWWG to Give Friday
Game Play By Play
Station KWWG will five a play
by play running account of the
Brownsville - Harlandale football
game here Friday afternoon, cta
i tion operators have announced. J.
! W. (Red* Irvine will probably be
at the microphone
Saturday an account will be giv
en of the Army-Illinols game. The
station broadcasts one of the im
j portant games each Saturday.
- - ■—.-.-.— —.
i THE WEATHER
For Brownsville and the Valley:
Mostly cloudy and unsettled tonight
and Friday, probably with local
showers; not much change in tem
perature. •
For East Texas: Partly cloudy to
night and Friday; probably occa
sional rains in east and north por
tions; colder in interior Friday.
Light to fresh easterly winds on
the coast.
RIVER FORECAST
There will be no material change
m the river during the next 24 to
48 hours.
Eagle Pass.18 2J 0.0 .00
Laredo .....*37 -03 -0.1 JO
Riogrande .21 5.4 -03 JO
Mission .....22 83 +03 JO
San Benito .23 10J +0.4 JO
Brownsville ..18 53 +03 JO
TIDE TABLE
High and low tide at Point Isabel
tomorrow, under normal meterolo
deal conditions:
High . Mon#
Low .2:17 p. m.
MISCELLANEOUS DATA
Sunset today .5:45
t Sunrise tomorrow.0:44
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