Arkansas Girl Tells Story of Attack and Killing
FIVE HELD FOR
Arkansas Quintet Accused
Of Killing Youth and
MOUNTAIN VIEW. Ark.. Nov. 25
—(£*)—Accused of torturing and
burning alive a youth and attacking
his 16-year-old fiancee as they were'
on their way to be married, five men
were held in widely scattered jails
today for crimes which authorities
said were committed eight months!
ago. ? |
Charges arising from the killing
of Connie Franklin. 20, a farm hand.:
in the St. James community, 14
miles east of here last March 10, I
came to light yesterday with the ar
rest of the men, who previously had
Those taken into custody were:
Herman Greenway, 28, Alex Fuiks,
26. Dill C. Younger. 24. Hubert Hcs- \
ter. 23. and Joe White. 20.
Oreenway, who is married, and
Hester are charged with attacking
Prosecuting Attorney Hugh Wil
liamson said threats against the life i
of the girl and a deaf boy said to!
have witnessed the slaying to pre
vent them from testifying caused the
grand Jury much difficulty in its
The girl told Williamson she and
Franklin were on their way to a
j .stice of the peace to be married
when they were seized by five men.
who beat and tortured Franklin un-!
til he fainted. The men, evidently i
thinking the youth dead, built a fire
of logs and placed the body on it.
Falling to destroy the body entirely.'
they picked up the remains in a
sack and started toward the nearby1
Williamson said some of the men.
who had been drinking, had tried to
“kid” Franklin into marrying the
girl for several days prior to the
slaying: the man were to hold a
“mock” marriage with a fake license
and later “have some fun."
Herald Carriers To
Be Carnival Guests
Brownsville Herald carriers of
Brownsville will be guests of the
John Francis carnival shows at th?
Valley Mid-Winter fair Saturday.
Nov. 30. The boys will enjoy all
rides and attractions offered by the
shows, and will be entertained by
Billy Streetet. special agent, who has
entertained a million children in
his show career.
..... "■..1 —■ ..
Take Care of
One should not neglect \
kidney and bladder
TOO many people sacrifice health
by failing to heed the early
danger signals of kidney disorders.
Even minor irregularities should be
dealt with promptly.
A drowsy, listless feeling: lame
ness and stiffness: constant back
ache and bladder irregularities are ,
often timely warnings. Don't
To promote normal kidney action
and assist your kidneys in cleansing
your blood of poisonous wastes, use
Doans Pills. Recommended the
50,000 Users Endorse Doan’s:
Benjamin Favchar, 2C Silver St..
Manchester, N. H.» nays: *'Fcr a tins* I
couldn't do any work, for when I cent over
any back would ache. My kidneya acted
vary irregularly and i felt all out of aorta
After uauag Doaa * Pills, 1 felt fuse again.
City Briefs j
Everything in hardware at bargain
prices. 3rd & Fronton. Adv. 26.
Preparing for Court.—Harold Jef
ferds, deputy D. S. marshall, is
busy making preparations for open
ing of federal district court here
Dec. 2. In addition xo the Creager
Colliers libel suit, there will be a
number of liquor and immigration
cases to come before the judge.
Do you have an old hat that you
would like to use again?. I can re
make it for you. See Mrs. Ethel
Bates, Amaya's Millinery, 1235
Adams. Adv. 25.
Bags Prize Goose.—Hurt Batsell,
veteran Valley sportsman, killed a
prize blue goose taiurday on the
••flats.” This type of goose Is rarely
found in the Valley and Batsell is
having the speciman mounted.
Tower Park Cottages on Harlingen
highway, completely furnished, lin
en, dishea, etc. $2.00 per day. Adv.
Expected Back.— Judge O. C.
Dancy, who is in Austin in con
nection with county road work, is
expected to return to Brownsville
The Bridge Cafe and Coffee Shop
now open Elizabeth Street opposite
Miller Hotel, under the management
of H. A. Bullock and F. M. Samms,
specializing in chili, toasted sand
wiches, and plate lunches. Adv. 25.
At Home.—Archie Ruff, connect
ed with the county englheering de
partment. has been removed from
the hospital to ' is home. He is re
ported as much improved and is
expected to go to Marlin in the
near future. Ruff has been in the
Mercy hospital for several months.
To Miami.—J. H. Digby. chief
engineer for the Pan American air
ways, arrived from Mexico City
Sunday afternoon. He vrent on to
Miami by the Southern Pacific
Official Here.—E. H. McRevnolds,
publicity director for the Missouri
Pacific lines, is acre from St. Louis.
He made the trip especially fer the
Valley Mid-Win ter Fair, at
which the lines have a large ex
hibit. He is also attending to rou
Return Here—Mr. and Mrs. J.
W. Clendening of Kaw. Okla.. have
returned to Brownsville for the
winter anti are residing in an
apartment in the home of Mrs.
Jennie Snyder on St. Charles street. (
Recovering.— Mrs. Roy Weller,
who has been In the hospital at
Harlingen for the past three weeks,
is expected to return home some
time this week. She Is much im
proved after an operation.
22,000 Members Aim
Of Teachers’ Body
DALLAS. Tex. Nov. 26—f/P)—Rush
M. Caldwell, president of the Texas
State Teachers Association, hopes
to report a membership of 22,000
to the state body at its annual con
vention here during the Thanks
Some 800 members have been
added during his term in office,
he said, and an intensive campaign
is planned to gain more m nbers.
Memberships now exceeds 17.0*).
Negotiations for the headquarters
building of the association are com
plete. Caldwell reported, and an
announcement Is expected next
week. The headquarters are to be
in Fort Worth.
LAST TIMES TODAY |,
imiim i mm——~
The great outdoor talking classic!
Georgeous background! Spec
—AN ALL TALKING—
[•ARY COOPER ~ MARY BRIAN
It ALTER lit TON — RI1 H ARD ARLEN
CHINESE FLEE !
Manchuria Battle Losses
Reported 12,000 Among
TOKYO. Nov. 25-C/PV— Russian
troops invading Manchuria have
met with exceptional successes, and
today apparently were in complete
control of the entire section of the
province west of the Khlngan moun
Khallar. most important westerly
city, fell late yest.rday to a force
of Societ cavalry and tanks. Harbin
dispatches to Rengo, Japanese News
Agency, said. Chinese losses were
estimated to have been as high as
Earlier Harbin messages said the
population of Khallar was panic
stricken and fleeing by every
available means. Conductors of
trains on the controverted Chinese
Eastern railway were said not to
be bothering even to punch tickets
and collect fares.
One Harbin message said Soviet
cavalry and tanks had penetrated
back of Khallar r -d had cut off
the Chinese retreatment. The mes
sage added ‘severe fighting” was
Soviet troops advanced into East
ern Manchuria also, Russian cav
alry occupy!* i or' small village,
surrounding Muling and a p. taring
south of Ninguta. Military c‘serv
ers foresaw possibility of a nut
cracker movement against Harbin,
railway capital of the province, with
Chinese everywhere were report
ed as retreating without resistance.
Ilefugees pou .d into Buchatu. 150
miles southeast of Khtalar, where
the militarr attempted to set up
new headquarters. A majority of
troops however w’ere said to have
failed to halt at Buchatu and to
have kept headed on toward Tsist
New Attorney Is
Pleased With City
J. D. Snell, formerly of Shreve
port, is Brownsville's newest bar
rister. He came here recently from
the Louisiana city and has begun
a general practice. His offices are
located in the Cromack building.
Snell was formerly a law partner
of Lewell C. Butler at Shreveport, j
His father. T. A. Snell, maintains
a law practice in the same city.
The newcomer is much impressed
with the Valley. “It looks like the
coming section of Texas." Snell
M.-K.-T. Right To
Oklaohma Line Won
WASHINGTON, Nov. 25—— J
Right to acquire control of the
Beaver Meade and Englewood rail- 1
road, a short line operating from
Beaver to Hough, in Oklahoma, to
day was awarded to the Missouri
Kansas-Texas railroad by the In
terstate Commerce Commission.
Application of the Rock Island
system for authority to make the
same acquisition was denied. Under
evidence presented the commis
sion said, the Rock Island proposed
to buy the line for $1,301,966. and
the Missouri-Kansas-Texas offered
the same sum.
Oklahoma Grain Men
Given $40,000 Loan
WASHINGTON. Nov. 25—</P)—
A commodity loan of $500,000 to
the Enid wheat and grain growers
association of Enid, Okla., was ap
proved today by the Federal Farm
Board and at the same time an
nouncement of a $40,000 loan to
the Colorado bean growers* asso
ciation of Denver was made.
District attorney Clem Calhoun
said he would not be here for the
preliminary hearing, having gone
to Canadian for a murder trial.
Brothers Sign Bond
For Theft Suspect
STINNETT. Tex., Nov. 25 —(/Pi—
Protesting his Innocence and waiv
ing preliminary trial. Bert Smith, j
prominent Leila Lake gin operator,
was at libc-ty today on $6,600 bond
signed by his brothers after his ar
rest Saturday in connection with
the robbing of the First State Bank
of Stinnett of more than $6,000
Friday. ^ t
Reuben A. Frank, assistant cash
ier of the bank, and Bill Adams,
*lso arrested in connection with
the hold-up, were promised pre
liminary hearings later today.
t ^ 99 Set For
Rum Law Violator
A perlimlnarv hearing for Leo
ordo Garcia, charged with liquor
,r violation was scheduled to be
held before U. S. Commis oner E.
K. Goodrich Monday afternoon.
Garcia and a car were taken in
to custody Saturday evening by
City Officer Abelardo Oliveda and
turned over to mounted customs
Garcia is alleged to have had 12
oints and two bladders of mescal
in hts possession at the time of
the arrest. The bladder contained f
about two gallons of liquor, it was
1 Intentions Filed
Oeorfe Brown. San Benito, and 1
Lusciile Hough. Rio Hondo: James
Harris Ravboum and Isobelle A.
raPond. Harlingen: Julian Rodri
guez, Rio Hondo, and Rc San
chez. San Vicente: Maurice P.
Stephens and Harriet Harrison.
Brownsville: Francisco Sandoval
end Arcadia Gonzales, San Benito;
Roberto Cisneros and Ttburcia Ji
minez. Rio Hondo: and Victor Gar
za and Amelia C: tillo. La Feria.
Marriage licenses issued: Crisof
oro dc Ochoa and Guadalupe Vas
ouez, Roy Yancv and Opal Gregory.
Jose Mendez and Concepcion Gar
cia. Prycr Dillard and Hortense
Mauney and Benito Ramos and
1 1 — 1 .. — ■ — ■ ■ ■■ »■■■ — i ■■ i wm\ hum ■
NEW YORK, Nov. 25~VP)-6tock1
prices moved Irregularly lower at;
the opening of today's market.'
American Can dropped 2 % points
on the first sale, Union Carbide 2
and Atchison, Radio and Inter
national Nickel lost a point or so.
General Motors opened with a block
of 10,000 share at 40, off %, and U.i
8. Steel common dropped 1 ^.Read
ing opened a point higher.
General Electric quickly feU back
8*4 points, U. 8. Industrial Alco
hol 6*4 and Auburn Auto, American
Can, and Otis Elevator 4 each. I
Early declines of 2 to 3*4 points
were registered by U. S. Steel com
mon. North American Co.. Air Re
duction and International Tele-'
phone. Losses of a point or so
were quite common.
There were a few exceptions. J.
I. Case ran up 7*4 points. American
Tobacco B 1% and Norfolk <fc West
Foreign exchanges opened steady,
with cables unchanged at $4.87.
NEW YORK COTTON
NEW YORK. Nov. 25.—t/P)— '
Cotton opened steady at an advance
of 11 to 13 points today in response
to relatively steady cables and cov
ering by shorts. First December
notices amounted to about 85,000
bales, but there appeared to be good
demand for December which natur
ally helped the tone of the general
Prices sagged off a few points
when New Orleans was relatively
easy and sent some selling orders
here but the offerings were well
enough taken to maintain a steady
undertone. Active months were 8
to 10 points net higher at the end
of the first half hour.
N. O. COTTON
NEW ORLEANS, Nov. 25—W—
The cotton market opened rather
irregular although cables were bet
ter than due. December notices is
sued here totalled nearly 18.000
bales, while New York advices
claimed 85.000 on notices. Decem
ber here opened 2 points down, but
as New York advanced on the re
port of prompt stoppage of notices
months later opened 5 to 10 points
up. Prices rallied on belief the not
ices would be stopped and Dec
ember advanced to 17.42.
Reports that the notices Issued
were still circulating in the local
markets although the tenders at
New York had been absorbed in
fluenced the market downward.
December eased off to 17.25, or
7 points down from early highs and i
12 points under Saturday's close
January dropped to 17.45 and March
to 17.69, or 15 to 21 points under
the highs and 8 points under the
close of Saturday. Around noon the
market was quin with prices a few
points up from the lows.
CHICAGO. Nov. 25—<7P—Influ
enced by Argentine reports that cold
weather was holding black rust in
check, wheat underwent decided
setbacks in price here today.
Opening !ic off to Sc up, wheat
later showed material breaks all
around. Corn, oats and provisions
were likewise weaker, with corn
starting at H to %c lower and sub
sequently continuing downward.
BUTTER AND EGGS
CHICAGO. Nov. 25—[IP)— (U. S.
D. A.)— Butter steady: creamery
extras 42; standards 40: extra firsts
40 to 41; firsts 37 to 38 1-2; seconds
36 to 36.
Eggs steady: extra firs’.. 51 to
53; graded firsts 48 to 49; current
firsts 42 to 45; ordinary firsts 38
to 40; refrigerator extras. 37 to
371-2; refrigerator firsts 261-2.
C.-C. Chiefs Meeting
Date Is Announced
Date of the twenty-fourth an
nual conference school for Texas
commercial executives has been set
for May 8, 9, 10, 1930. An invitation
to attend has Jui. been received
by G, C. Richardson, secretary of
the Brownsville chamber of com
merce. The conference meets in
Antiseptic Remedy Corrects
If you cannot eat what you like,
if you have to avoid certain foods
because they disagree with you,
your trouble is no doubt due to fer
mentation (souring of food)—a con
dition that can be quickly corrected
if proper methods are used.
The use of soda, magnesia, dys
pepsia tablets, laxatives and com
mon patent medicines, require con
tinual dosing and, at best, can fur
nish wily temporary relief.
GORDON'S, a stomach and bow
el antiseptic, gives lasting benefit.
It stops fermentation promptly,
sweetens the stomach, drives out the
acids and poisons, soothes and heals
the membrane lining. The very
first dose will relieve sour stomach,
indigestion, gas, bloating, heart
bum, dissolve the excess acid.
If you have stomach trouble now.
or when food disagrees, don’t take
chances with temporary measures.
Get GORDON’S from druggist at
mice. It costs no more than ordi
nary remedies—a large 8-ounce bot
tle for $1.50—less than three cents
HOO R CALLS
Increase of Exports Is
Leading Subject To
WASHINGTON, Nov. 25 —(JP) —
With a meeting of agricultural lead
ers, President Hoover today reached
the end of the series of conferences
through which he has undertaken to
stimulate industrial activity and sta
bilize business conditions in general.
To supplement recent discussions
with spokesmen for the manufactur
ing. railroad, banking* building and
labor fields, the chief executive sum
moned to the White House officials
of leading farm organizations for
consideration of what the agricul
tural industry can contribute to the
broad program that he has mapped
As with previous conferences. Mr.
Hoover called in the secretary of the
department most Interested, in this
case Secretary Hyde, and in addi
tion invited Chairnan Alexander H.
Legge of the federal farm board to
Of particular significance to to
day's gathering was a discussion of
plans for increasing agricultural
exports, a project that Mr. Hoover
has given much attention in the
course of his general consideration
of the farm problem and which he
accorded an important place in his
In making the first announcement
of his plans, the president placed
the desire.bliity of expanded for
eign trade in farm products beside
that of increased construction activ
ities of both a private and govern
mental nature, which he has already
taken steps to assure.
(Continue Prom Page One.)
change of program will be made for
the two Sunday performances.
The rodeo, which will include
outstanding talent, will be staged
before the grand stand on Wednes
day, Thursday. Friday and Sunday.
Races Open Wednesday
The races will be presented the
first time on Wednesday and at
tractive cards have been arranged
for Thursday, Friday and Sunday.
Liberal prize purses have r.tt acted
some of the best horses ever enter
ed in a meet in the south, accord
ing to fair officials.
A Boy Scout circus, which will
present more then 1000 Valley boys,
will be the attraction in front of
the grand stand on Saturday after
Prom the opening to the close of
the last day there will be a wide
variety of entertainment and the
exhibits will be the most elaborate
ever assembled at a Valley exposi
tion. The Citrus show is expected
to prove a valuable advertisement
of the possibilities of the Valley.
tgF" j---—7- .
Nancy Carroll In '‘Sweetie,"
Paramount singing, talking and
dancing picture, current attrac
tion at the Capitol theatre.
Elks To Sponsor
Rodeo In January
A real rodeo with a number of
participants from the Cheyenne and
Fort Worth stock show entertain
ments is promised for Brownsville
the second week in January, under
the auspices of the local Elks lodge.
Milt Hinkle, manager, who for
merly worked as double for promi
nent movie stars in western pictures,
was in the city the latter part of
the week making arrangements. He
was accompanied by R. B. Yancey.
Among the performers who are to
be here for the show are Oklahoma
Curley, Mike and Fox Hastings, Dick
Shelton, Rene Shelton. Bob Askins,
Bob Crosby, Tony Zanz, Lynn Hus
key, and others.
Postoffice To Make
Room For Workers
Preparations for enlarging the
workroom of the Brownsville post
office for the coming Christmas
rush were being made Monday by
Irving D. Porter, district engineer
of the treasury department with
headquarters at Dallas.
Porter is taking measurements
for the extensions and it is prob
able that work will get under way
in the near future. It is planned
to extend the workroom through the
partition into space now occupied
by the U. S. customs officers.
The work is being done at the
solicitation of G. W. Dennett, post
master. He anticipates an unusual
ly large Christmas rush.
IN DANCY FAMILY
Judge and Mrs. O. C. Dancy re
ceived word Monday morning of the
birth of their second grandchild.
The baby, who is the son of Mr. and
Mrs. Everton Kennerley, has been
named Oscar Dancy Kennerly. The
Kennerleys reside in Houston. Mrs.
Kennerley was before her marriage
Miss Georgia Dancy.
ONLY TWO DAYS
NOW SHOWING «™»
Stupendous Qhtfirtt /
ALL TALKING /1
I ^ - 1
ii LILA LEI
A iomantic lore story Jill MICTA/TI
set acainit darlnf air MlHlUWlI
Screen Song “Dixie” and Para sound News
The Valley’s Perfect
Talking Picture Theatre
Hurry! Only two more
daVs left to aee the
Vitaphone Vaud. Act
Aesop’s Sound Fables
for the first time on the talking
screen! A!1 the living, breathing
drama, comedy, romance—all the
blood-tingling thrills of the fa
mous novel and play.
Here these beloved characters
come to life. With handsome
Gary Cooper as “The Virginian'*
....Huston as Trampas....Arlen
as Steve....Mary Brian as the
School M am. It is a masterpiece
of the NEW SHOW WORLD.
Texas Ball Magnate
Is Critically 111
DALLAS, Tex., NOV. 25.—(<?*>—J
Doak Roberts, president of the Tex
as Baseball League for nine con
secutive years and intimately asso
ciated with the league since its in
ception, was critically ill at his
home here today.
Roberts became ill several months
ago, his illness rendering him in
active as president, but his five year
Roberts organized the Corsicana
club in 1902. and was later associ
ated with the clubs at Cleburne
and Houston. He set a record in
the Texas League with eight pe“*
nants for his three terms.
Rock Island Road
CHICAGO, Nov. 25.—WP)—Presi
dent Hoover's business program
found support today in the an
nouncement that the 1930 improve
ment budget of the Rock Island
lines will total about $50,000,000,
the largest in the history of the
This amount, J. E. Gorman,
preside:, of the road, announced,
will exceed by alightly more than
$10,000,000 the improvement budget
for 1929 and will be expended for
new equipment, new lines, gener
al improvements and miscellaneous
For Leonard Lay Ion
Funeral Services for Leonard Lay
ton. formerly of Brownsville, were
held at 3 p. m. Sunday, from the
Hlnkley chapel, with the Rev. R.
O. Mackintosh, rector of the Epis
cola church, officiating. Interment
was in the old city cemetery.
Layton, who had lived most of
his life in Brownsville, died of in
juries received in an automobile
wreck in San Antonio Thursday
evenhur. He was the brother of
Mrs. Pat Healy arid Mrs. Frank
Sunday Returns On
Grand Theft Charge
SAN FRANCISCO. Nov. 25.-<*i
—George M. Sunday, son of the
evangelist, Billy Sunday, wa* sup
posed today to be en route from
Santa Crui to Oakland to «urren
der to police there on a grana theft
charge, while Los Angeles police
sought him and Mrs. Matirytiu La
Salle. Hollywood cloak model, on
warrants charging adultery.
The thelt charge against Sunday
is said to have resulted from fail
ure to return a rented automobile
within the specified time. He was
arrested in Santa Crux on request
of Oakland authorities and re
leased on $500 bond after promts- ,
lng he would sur .nder todav to
A woman with him at Santa Crux
was supposed to be Mrs. La Salle.
The Los Angeles charges against
the two were sworn to by Mrs, Sun
day, who said she Intends to s’ie
Federal Road Aid
WASHINGTON, Nov. 25-0l»u~
Chairman Dowell of the hou.<»
roads committee announced todav
he would seek an increase from
$75,000,000 to $125,000,000 in the an
nual organization for federal high
way aid for the fiscal years 193i
and 1932 in response to a general
movement over the countrv for ex
pansion of road building programs.
ACIDrVE never fells to relieve safc
iy. surely end swiftly—INDIGES
TION, ACIDOSIS, G A SSI NESS.
SOUR STOMACH. SICK HEAD
IC CONSTIPATION. HEAD
COLDS AND ACID RHEUMA
TISM. It alkalizes, balances exec?*
add, keeps the whola digestive sys
tem sweet and clean.
ACIDISE Is the only perfect, mod
ern anti-acid which D combined with
Japtase. a powerful starch dices tan!.
Soothing to the stomach and intes
tinal membranes. Money back guar
antee. At all druggist*, or write
Health Laboratories, Inc., Pitts
1 . U
Girls and Music!
The New Show World’s
—ITS A WOW—
Hear the song hits
Love with Nancy Carrol
It’s a Whoopie Special
Para sound News
HAROLD LLOYD *
The King of Comedy Speaks! |j
Harold Lloyd, first of fun
makers, sultan of screen and
scream, speaks at last in his
first all-talking, all-laugh
ing, all-thrilling production.
xml | txt