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THIRTY-EIGHTH YEAR—NO. 168 BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS, MONDAY, DECEMBER 16, 1929 EIGHT PAGES TODAY 6c A COPY
HUNT VICTIM
IN EDINBURG
IS IMPROVED
School Football
Star Is Wounded
Accidentally
(Special to The Herald/*
EDINBURG, Dec. 16.—Diarmuld
Nichelson. 16-year-old Weslaco high
school football star, Is in a much
Improved condition in the Medical
Arts hospital here folowing an op
eration Saturday evening as the re
sult of wounds received in a hunt
ing acident nine miles west of Fal
furrias.
The wounds were caused by the
accidental discharge of a gun in the
youth’s stomach as he was attempt
ing to club a wounded quail with
the butt end of .22 calibre rifle.
He was taken to Falfurrias for
first aid treatment and was then
rushed to the hospital here for an
operation.
In company with Nichelson on
the hunt were I. E. Martin. Weslaco
football coach; Fred Turner and Y.
M. Pineda. They had camped Fri
day night in order to hunt deer
early Saturday morning, and meet
ing with no success, had gone to
hunt quail when the accident occur- j
red.
Controversy Looms
On Senate’s Steps
WASHINGTON, DEC. 16—WV
What to do next was today’s prob
lem tn the senate. It was a question
that tn Itself held promise of as
much controversy as some of the
legislative projects awaiting consid
eration.
Some democratic leaders and
spokesmen for the independent
republican group were insistent that
the senate return to the tariff bill.
Chairman Smoot * of the finance
committee wanted the House bill
to ratify the French war debt set
tlement taken up next. In addition,
the Dill bill to continue the admin
istrative power of the Federal
Radio commission had to be dis
posed of before the end of the week,
if it was to be effective.
v Meanwhile, leaders of the House
sought unanimous consent for con
sideration of legislation of the same
purpose as the Dill measure and of j
the $330,000,000 public buildings
bill. Under House rules, the objec
tion of a single member had the
%Vfect of postponing consideration
' of either. #
Scout Troop No. 2
Gets Recognition
Boy Scout Troop No. 2. organized
and sponsored by the Knights of
Columbus, has been formally admitt
ed and recognized by the local boy
scout committee.
The troop is comprised of ten boys
under the leadership of Edward
Goike, scout master. It will meet
each Friday evening at St. Joseph s
college. The troop has been func
tioning for some time, but had not
been formally admitted into the lo
cal scout organization.
The boys in the group are William
Edmund son, Raul Garcia, J. I. Gar
cia, Jr. William Ginn, Sabas Klahn,
Manuel Lizardi. J. A. Patten, A. R.
Rodriquez and William Ross.
The group will name it various
officers at the next regular meeting.
24 Pint* of Mescal
Carried By One Man
Imbibers who cannot keep one
hip flask concealed will probably
turn green with envy when they
read this
Customs officers pounced upon a
man in the Ramirema section Sat
urday evening who had 24 pints oi
mescal variously distributed over
his person. He had sixteen bottles
above the waist line and the remain
der below—not under—his belt.
He might have gotten by at that.
. accept for the fact that he was busy
fminting his bottles when the officer
arrived on the scene.
He hastily placed a cardboard over
the bottles and was squatting on
it hen-fashion when the seizure was
made.
Charges will probably be made
Monday, officers state.
Bill Asks Authority
For Red River Bridges
WASHINGTON. Dec. 16.—J
Bills providing authority for Texas
and Oklahoma to construct two
free highway bridges across Red
river have been introduced in the
house.
One bridge would be located Just
west of the railroad bridge between
Denison and Durant. Okla., and the
other about six miles north of
Gainesville.
^The bils were introduced Satur
by Representative Cartwright,
democrat. Oklahoma.
- Dr. McLamon Buried
Today In Harlingen
(Special to the Herald)
HARLINGEN, Dec. 16—Last rites
for Dr. A. (5. McLamore were held
here at 10 a. m. Monday, at the
Baptist church with the Rev. W. W.
Lee officiating. Services were to
have been held on Sunday after
noon, but were postponed because
of bad weather.
Dr. McLamore. who was a pro
minent Harlingen physician, died at
the Temple hospital Friday evening.
RECONCILED
I I_I
* * *
VEHEMENT POLA
IS RECONCILED
_
Motion Picture Star Goes
To Country Home With
Royal Husband
PARIS. Dec. 16—UP)—The Paris
edition of the Chicago Tribune to
day said that Pola Negri, motion
picture star, and Prince Serge
Mdivani, whom she married three
vears ago. had become reconciled
and would leave together in Janu
ary for America. They were on the
verge of divorce.
It happened, the paper said. In
the chambers qf the Judge of a
French court. The Judge summon
ed the two before him for the for
mal attempt at reconciliation which
is required under French divorce
procedure. The unusual happened
and the move intended as a formal
ity actually worked.
The two went to their country
house. They will go later to St.
Maritz, before leaving for America.
ACTION LAUDED
CHICAGO. Dec. Mary,
McCormic today expressed herself!
as not at all piqued to learn Prince
Serge Mdivani and Pola Negri, his :
wife, had affected a reconciliation
in Paris and had started on a se
cond honeymoon. Miss McCormic’s
name had been frequently mention
ed with Mdivanl’s following the
(Continued on page eight.)
POLICE HUNT
JEKYLL-HYDE
BANK ROBBER
Patrolman Shot By
Rich Chicago
Murderer
ST. JOSEPH, Mich., Dec. 16.—VR
—While police throughout the mid
dle west sought Frederick Dane to
day as a murderer and bank rob
ber. neighbors on the fashionable
Lake Shore Drive where three
months ago he purchased a luxuri
ous home were digesting a Dr.
Jekyll and Mr. Hyde story.
Dane got into a tight place Sat
urday night. After a minor traffic
accident, he shot and fatally
wounded Charles Skelly, 30. patrol
man, rather than go to police head
quarters for questioning He forc
ed three persons to aid him in es
caping after wrecking his own car.
Police found garage bills in the
car to identify the driver as Dane
and raided his mansion on Lake
Shore Drive. There they found
$319,850 in securities stolen Nov. 7
in a holdup of the Farmers and
Merchants bank at Jefferson. Wis.
Two machine guns, a sawed-off
shotgun, two high powered rifles,
bags and cans of shells and tear
bombs also were discovered.
Dane’s wife, Viola, 35. returned
horre from Chicago Saturday night
and was taken into custody. She
claimed to know nothing of unlaw
ful dealings by her husband.
Dane had posed as the owner of a
string of oil stations at Gary, Ind.
He also was known as Herbert
Church of the Columbia Commer
cial Feed company, Chicago. No
such company is listed in the Chi
cago directory.
Two Men Held After
Constable's Death
DALLAS, Dec. 16—<&)—Two Dal
las men were held In jail today
while a grand jury inquired into
the death of deputy constable J.
L. Broome, found yesterday, bat
tered and dying, near a cemetery
storehouse he was set to guard.
The two men and three women
companions were arrested twice
yesterday—once on suspicion, be
cause the men were wounded, and
again after they had been identified
as renters of a car connected with
the murder by the tire marks and
its blood-spattered interior. Late
last night one of the women was
released to be called before the
grand Jury today.
Six Cardinals Created
Foreign Red Caps In Majority For First Time
Since Fourteenth Century
VATICAN CITY, Dec. 16.—(/Pi—Six new cardinals were created by
Pope Pius XI today in a secret consistory. In his allocution read to the
College of Cardinals at the beginning of the ceremony of creation he
stressed the happy solution of the “Roman question.-’
He emphasized the latern pacts “recognized publicly the civil prince
ship of the Roman pontiff and safeguard our dignity and yours.-’
Three of the new cardinals are non-Italians and three Italians, bring
ing the sacred college to a strength of 63 out of a possible 70. After to
day’s ceremony the so-called fore-$
Ign Cardinals were in a majority,
their numbers being 33 against the
Italians’ 30. This is a disparity that
has not existed since the end of
the 14 century.
The Pope set forth the merits
and achievements of each of the
new cardinals. After each proposal
of a name, he paused and asked for
their elders' approbation. The Car
dinals answered by lifting their
red caps in sign of assent.
The six thus elected where Arch
bishop Cerejeira of Lisbon, who has
the title of Patriarch, and the fol
lowing archbishops: Laviatrano of
Palermo. Sicily; Minoretti of Gen
oa; Macrory of Armagh. St. Pat
ricks original See in Ireland; Ver
dier, newly named to the See of
Paris, recently made vacant by the
death of Cardinal Dubois, and
Monsignor Eugenio PaceUi, Papal
Nuncio to Berlin!
Funeral Rites Held
For Edinburg Woman
(Special to The Herald)
EDINBURG. Dec. 16—Funeral ser
vices for Mrs. Walter W. White,
Edinburg, were held here at 2:15 p.
m. Sunday, with the Rev. Z. V. Liles
officiating. Interment was in the
Hiilcrest memorial park.
Mrs. White, who was 25 years of
age. died at the Medical Arts hospi
tal Tuesday morning.
Chinese Missionary
Captured By Bandits
HANKOW. Dec. 16—(£V- The
Rev. S. W. K. Sandy, representative
of the British Wesleyan Mission at
Tayeh in southeastern Hupeh prov
ince, been captured by bandits,
reported to be holding him for a
large ransom.
Daughter Born
(Special to The Herald)
WESLACO. Dec. 16- Mr.
and Mrs. W. E. Waite anno
unce the arrival of a eftven and
one-half pound daughter, Saturday
noon. December 14. The baby has
been named Betsie Anne; mother
and baby are doing nicely.
BABIES WIN
Prize Youngster* Given
Awards In Weslaco
(Special to The Herald)
WESLACO, Dec. 16—ifPt— Win
ning in the better baby contest
with almost perfect scores were
Rudolph Dwight Schroeder, eleven
month old son of Mr. and Mrs. R.
F. Schroeder. and Evelyn Yynette
Stahl, fifteen and one-half month
old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ray
mond Stahl. This better baby con
test was a feature of the pure food
show put on Friday and Saturday
by members of the Presbyterian
church auxiliary in the Yarbrough
building opposite the post office.
Each of these babies received a
gift, the first a silk quilt donated
by the local J. C. Penneys store, the
second a sweater donated by the
Ladies Supply. The better baby
contest was conducted by Dr. J.
B. Mahone of Edinburg, county
health doctor, assisted by the coun
ty health nurse, local directors and
nurses.
Thirty-nine babies were register
ed. Other features of the pure
food show were exhibits of local
merchants, a package sale, grab
bag. band concert, waffle supper.
The members of the auxiliary re
port a financial success, clearing
more than $75,00: and plans are
being discussed to make this an
annual affair, replacing the usual
bazaar.
Baker Heads Music
Contest In Hidalgo
(Special to The Herald)
PHARR. Dec. 16-H. C. Baker. $u
perintendent of Edinburg schools
was appointed director-general of
the Hidalgo county music contest
at a meeting held here Saturday
morning. Other officials appointed
were George Hurt, head of the band
and orchestra division: Miss Thom
pson. Hidalgo, instrumental divi
sion; and Miss McCombs, head of
the vocal and glee club division.
%

j Thrifty Cadets
j Get Holiday
\ WEST POINT, N. Y., Dec. 16—
l (iP)—Uncle Sam teaches his fu
J ture generals thrift by making
, them save In order to go home
for Christmas. Those who have
been unable to save $7.50 for each
day of Yule tide leave out of their ;
$720 yearly allowance must stay
at the Point.
SlUHSON NOTE
DECIDES VALLS
Attorney Had Picked Men
T$ Bring Calles Into
Laredo
LAREDO, Dec. 16.—(JP—Official
intervention by the Uniter States
government has assured Plutarco
Elias Calles. former president of
Mexico, immunity from arrest on a
charge of conspiracy to murder
when he passes through Laredo to
morrow or Wednesday. •*
This was certain today after a
week of uncertainty during which
District Attorney John A. Vails was
undecided whether he should serve
the warrant for Calles* arrest with
out regard to the diplomatic status
of the visitor.
Sttmsou Wires
Uncertainty prevailed until a late
hour yesterday when last minute
preparations to arrest Calles be
tween San Antonio and Laredo
were countermanded as Vails re
ceived definite and specific infor
mation in a telegram signed by
Secretary of State Henry L. Stlm
son.
The secretary expressed his dis
belief that any officer would be
willing to take action which would
militate against the diplomatic
status of the distinguished visitor,
and asserted the government would
take whatever steps were necessary
to protect Calles.
Officer* Picked
Vails had instructed the sheriff
to send picked officers to intercept
Calles’ train at a point between
San Antonio and Laredo, and bring
him here by automobile to stand
trial for conspiracy in the murder
of General Lucio Blanco, whose
body, handcuffed to that of another
Mexican officer, was found in the
Rio Grande river July 7, 1922.
Forced to abandon his planned
arrest. Vails made it clear his re
cession was only temporary. An
other day, he said, might bring an
other result, and he warned not
only Calles. but other high officials
of Mexico who, he said, are wanted
in Webb county, to avail them
selves of diplomatic immunity when
traveling in Texas.
Others Wanted
In addition to Calles, he said,
Webb county wants J. M. Puiy
Causeranc. governor of the federal
district of Mexico, former secre
tary of education and prospective
member of the Ortiz Rubio cabinet.
Causeranc. he said, was once ar
rested in Cameron county on a ca
pias from Webb and forfeited his
$500 bond when he failed to appear
for trial.
Another "member of the present
cabinet,- whose name he refused to
disclose, is also “wanted’ in Webb
county, the district attorney as
serted.
Vails made public today his «
niy to secretary Stimson, which he
said had been telegraphed late last
night. The message follows:
“I thank you for your telegram of
today (Sunday) excepting that part
of it expressing astonishment *t my
contemplated action to arrest Calles.
A government that has deliberately
given diplomatic immunity to a f ug
itive from Justice and has thrown its
protecting arms around the greatest
exponent of bolshevism in the west
ern hemisphere should express nc
surprise at the honest effort of pa
triotic officials to fearlessly enforce
the laws of Texas. My governments
conduct in this particular only post
pones the day of reckoning when
Calles will be brought before the bar
of public Justice to face a courageous
Judge and an incorruptible jury in
i Webb county.”
Tetles Is Along
WASHINGTON, Dec. 16—<*>
When General Calles crosses th<
Rio Grande he will be accompanied
bv ambassador Tellez, whose pre
sence will assure Calle of immunitj
from arrest by Vails.
Ambassador Tellez is riding in th<
same car with Calles. No announ
cement was made at the Mexicar
1 embassy as to the purpose of th<
threats made at the Mexican am
, bassy as to the purpose of the Am
bassador's long trip to the border
but it was assumed recurren
threats of arres>, against Calles hat
occasioned his Journey. The am
bassador will return to the embassy
next Thursday.
-r
Negroes Questioned
In Beaumont Slaying
BEAUMONT, Dec. 16—UFV
THFough questioning of four negrc
suspects, police today hoped t<
solve the mystery of the killing ol
Thomas J. Hayslip, aged store keep
er. here Saturday night.
The 63-year-old man was beater
and shot by a negro in what police
assumed was a holdup. Anothez
negro, Norris Gumf witnessed pari
of the struggle—entering the store
and seeing the negro standing ovez
the grocer—and spread the alarm
An automatic pistol, missing frorr
the store, was found on one of the
four suspects. A bloody check and
a handprint on the wall. Just above
the shotgun, and disordered bed
clothes, attested the struggle that
took place,
FAMILY FOUND
DEAD WITH
THROATS CUT
Mother, 7 Child ren
Slashed With Axe
In Canada
THREE RIVERS. Que.. Dec. 18.—
(/p)—Mrs. Andrew Day and her sev
1 en children ranging in age from
1 one to 14 years, were found dead
in their home here today with their
throats cut, apparently with an axe.
Day, the father of the family, was
found wandering in the streets with
his throat cut also.
At the Day home police found
the woman and her children in beds
in three different rooms. All had
received one or more cuts about
the throat as though the perpetrat
or of the crime had wanted to de
capitate his victims.
Day made no statement at the
hospital. He is expected to recover.
Sen. Reed Summoned
On Contempt Count
KANSAS CITY, KAS., Dec. 1ft
(JP)—Former Senator James A. Reed
! of Missouri was summoned to ap
pear today with six of his legal as
sociates in the courtroom of district
judge W. H. McCamish to answer
a citation for contempt of court.
The seven barristers were cited
by Judge McCamish after they had
obtained a federal court restraining
order against receivers appointed by
Judge McCamish for the Federal
Reserve Life Insurance company
The court of Judge McCamish is a
state court, and he argued a fed
eral district court could not as
sume jurisdiction after the state
had acted in a case.
Sen. Heflin Picture*
Gloomy Christmas
WASHINGTON, DEC., 16—(vP)—
A gloomy Christmas for many chil
dren of the South was predicted
today by Senator Heflin, democrat,
Alabama, at a hearing of a Senate
Agriculture sub-committee investi
gating causes of a depressed market
for cotton.
Addressing W. L. Clayton of An
derson. Clayton and Company,
Houston, cotton merchant who was
testifying, the Alabama senator said
there were hundreds «nd thousands j
of farmers in the South who Wfere t
not only unhappy, but who were
In distress because of the low and
unproiftable price of sotton.
Mexican Army To Be
Reduced By Third
ST LOUIS, Dec. 16—</?)—The
Mexican army is to be reduced by
one third. General Athuro Bernal,
chief of staff of the Mexican War
Department and a member of a
party escorting former President
Calles of Mexico back to Mexico
City, announced here yesterday
during a brief stopover.
Former President Calles refused
to be interviewed.
Life Term Asked For
Man Sentenced To Die
DALLAS, Dec. 16—<JP>—Bearing a
petition signed by approximately
3,000 Dallas citizens. Eddie Roark,
attorney for Bennie Aldridge, con
demned to die after midnight next
Thursday, was in Austin today to
request Gov. Dan Moodv to com
mute the sentence to life imprison
ment.
Woman’s Back Broken
In Three-Story Jump
" BALTIMORE. Dec. 16.—One
woman suffered a broken back af
ter jumping from a third story
window, and it was feared others of
the fifty women employes were
trapped b;- fire at the Thomas H.
O'Connor Waste Paper company
plant today.
State Resists Delay
In Officer’s Trial
GRAHAM. Dec. 1*——Counsel
1 for the state prepared today to re
sist effort* of defense atttomeys to
obtain a delay, as the trial of Tom
Shook, former constable .of Electra,
on a charge of robbery with fire
1 arms was called here.
54 WOUNDED
SYDNEY, N. 8. W.. Dec. 16—<jP>—
> One miner was killed, and 54 were
1 wounded, nine seriously, today in
rioting and fighting with police
r guards at Rothbury mine. Six pol
icemen were injured.
Four hundred miners, idle through
closing of the shaft, attacked the
guards and attempted to rush pre
mises. Police were stoned and retal
iated with their revolvers. A Mr.
Badeley, member of Parliament,
tried to pacify the rioters, but was
struck with a stone and wounded.
Later a special train with police
and volunteers arrived on the scene
but there was no further demon
stration. The miners for the most
part withdrew to Greta.
i
: Happy Princess !
Is Magnanimous '
! | BRUSSELS, Dec. 16—Prin
cess Marie Jose, who will marry
Crown Prinoe Humbert of Italy
;! and live in Turin, will make a
farewell gift of 50.000 francs to
the poor of this city.
Plane Roaring from Seville
On.Long Hop to Uruguay
Speed of 100 Miles an Hour Will Put Fliers in
Montevideo Sometime Tuesday
Afternoon, Without Mishap
SEVILLE. Spain. Dec. 16.—(JP)—Two aviators today headed southwest
across the Atlantic on a journey of 6,000 miles from Tabled* Airdrome
here to Montevideo, capital of Urguay, South America.
Major Tadeo Larre-Borges, Urguayan. and Lieutenant ChaUes, French,
left here in their French Breguet plane at 12:40 p. m., Sunday (7:40 A.
M. E. S. T.)
They radioed shortly after midnight. Greenwich time, they expected
to strike out for the Cape Verde Islands and the open sea after passing
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Associated Press Photo
Maurice Costello, one-time idol
of films, faces a $100,000 breach of
promise suit filed in Los Angeles
by Vivienne Sengler. youthful mu
sician. author and artist.
FRANKLIN TRIAL
JURORS CALLED
Missing Son Story Likely
Important Slaying
Testimony
MOUNTAIN VIEW. Ark.. Dec.
l$_-(/p._The story of a mother
seeking a missing son today ap
peared likely to be an important
piece of testimony as more than
100 witnesses a youth who said he
was Connie Franklin and 48 pro
spective Jurors were summoned for
the trtal of five men accused of
slaying Franklin.
Mrs. Lillie Baker of Claredon,
Ark., said she believed the young
man who said he was Franklin
was Marion Franklin Rogers, her
son by a former marriage, who was
committed to the State hospital
for nervous diseases in 1926 She
said she recognised a newspaper
photograph, that her son escaped
from the hospital and that he was
married and had a wife and three
children.
State hospital records show an
“M. Franklin” to have been a pat
ient and to have escaped. The
(Continued on page eight.)
:Cape Blanco, furthermost extremity
of the African Coast, probably
about 1:30 a. m.. today, heading for
Pernambuco. Brazil.
Passing over Cape Juby. Rio De
Oro, shortly before that the fliers
radioed their trip thus far had
been without Incident and under
favorable conditions. They sent
their greetings to the officials of
Rio De Oro, Spanish province.
Good Time Made
Rate of speed established by the
plane over the first part of its
course was about 100 miles an hour.
Should it maintain that speed the
plane might be expected to reach
Montevideo sometime Tuesday af
ternoon. Montivideo time.
The fliers’ course might be given
three subdivisions: First, down the
Spanish coast to Cape Blanco,
about 1,800 miles; second, across
the Atlantic to Pernambuco. Brazil,
about 2.000 miles; third and long
est. down the coast to the La Plata
Estuary and Montevideo, of about
2,400 miles'.
Friends Are Present
Friends assembled here to witness
their take-off shortly after noon
yesterday. Many signed their names
on the wings of the plane, which
has a dual control and Is equipped
with a 450-horsepower motor. The
French flag Is painted on the rud
der and the Urguayan flag on the
fuselage. Their plane is white.
The filers took about 1,400 gal
lons of gasoline and carried a ra
dio set with two antennae. Both
of them are skilled pilots.
Five successful expeditions have
preceded the two across the Atlan
tic on the Cape Verde Islands route.
Several have failed. The last to
make the flight were Captain Ar
turo Ferrarln and Major B. Dei
Prete. In July. 1928, when they set
their new world’s flight distance
record, recently broken by Captain
Dleudonne Coste. Frenchman.
The flight represents Major
Larre-Borges’ second attempt to fly
to South America from Europe.
Holdup Man Flee*
Without Robbing
HOUSTON. Dec. 16—m—A hold
up man who shot and crttiiJP?
wounded J. H. Harris, 51. and then
fled without robbing the wounded
man was sought by police today.
Harris, who operates a refresh
ment stand, had Just put his car
into the garage at his home, he
told police, when the robber order
ed him to stand and deliver. Har
ris had 6160 in his pocket, he said,
and rather than give it up, he re
sisted the robber!^ In the scuffle
the holdup man pulled a gun and
fired several shots. Harris was hit
twice. He will recover, hospital at
taches said.__
Valley Aid Expected
Foreign Quarantine. Division Will Guard
Against Mexican Plant Diseases
By BARRY L. SEXTON
WASHINGTON. Dec. 16—Additional safeguards E^th Texas
growers of fruits, vegetables and staple crop® against possible introduction
of pests and plant diseases from Mexico are expected to be established by
the foreign quarantine division of the Plant Quarantine and Control
Administration when appropriations carried In the new budget are made
available.
The house appropriations committee recently reported lavorablv on
an item of $700,000 for the foreign quarantine division, an increase of
$150,000 over the appropriations for:
the previous year. Following the re
port on the budget a supplemental
appropriation of $30,000 was approv
ed % the committee, giving the di
vision a total increase of $180,000
for the fiscal year, the major part
of which Is expected to be expended
on the Mexican border.
The increase was approved by the
committee after Congressman John
N. Gamer filed a statement outlin
ing conditions on the Mexican bor
der and the necessity which existed
for adequate inspection to prevent
introduction of dangerous fruit and
plant pests and diseases. The Texas]
congressman pointed out that there
were six ports of entry between
Brownsville and El Paso where no
inspectors were stationed, due to
the lack of sufficient funds, and that
at practically all ports of entry the
number of inspectors is inadequate
to handle the heavy traffic and as
sure efficient inspection.
Increase Expected
No definite announcement has
been made by the Plant Quarantine
and Control Administration rela
tive to its plans, but it is understood
that in addition to increasing the
force of inspectors at practically all
points a new fumigation plant and
incinerator will be erected immedi
ately at Presidio and plants at Lare
do and other border points supplied
with necessary equipment to assure
high efficiency. Plans for these im
provements were completed by the
division several months ago, but lack
of funds prevented carrying them in
to effect.
The effort to secure adequate in
spection at an border points was
(Continued on page eight)
RETAKE MAN
Jail Breaker Caught By
Sheriff Snow
(Special to The Herald)
RAYMONDVILLE. Dec. 16—Ver
non Hurdle, who escaped Jail here
last Thursday night by knocking the
lock off the cell and Jail door with
a heavy instrument, was recaptured
early Sunday morning by Sheriff
Snow, deputy G. W. McDougald and
Constable Larry Gome*, after a
house to house search in Mexlcito
had been made by the officers.
Hurdle, who had been in Jail here
on charges of automobile theft, was
found in the home of Venturo Rod
riquez and returned to Jail along
with Rodriquez, who Is held on char
ges of assisting and harboring an es
caped prisoner.
The prisoner made his escape
while officers were out Thursday
night having their evening meal
Search for him extended as far
north as Corpus Christ! and all
through the Valley, t thorough
check being made of every car and
train leaving the Valley.
Hurdle was tint arrested for the
alleged theft of an automobile from
a Raymondville motor company, af
ter he had made his escape from the
Valley and sold the machine in
Borger Prom there he is said to
have started north o na motor cycle
and was arrested In Shreveport, La.
I I FINAL
TO BE HELD
SATURDAY
Buck-Yellow Jacket
Gate In Waco Will
Be Split 50-50
——— 9
AUSTIN. Dec. U.—(Pi—Th# play
off between Breckenrldge and Port
Arthur high schools for the state
football championships will be held
Saturday In the Cotton Palace sta
dium at Waco, after officials of the
schools and Roy B. Henderson, ath
letic director of the Interscholastic
League, had been In conference two
hours today.
Hie only <Hher point decided
was that the gate receipts should
be split 50-50.
Breckenrldge was represented by
N. S. Holland, superintendent, and
P. E. Shotwell. coach, and Port Ar
thur by O. M. 81ms, superintendent,
and Tom Dennis, coach
Ancestors of Human
Race Uncovered
PEIPING, China, Dec. 19-4JRh-A.
limestone bed at Chow Outien, 50
miles from here, was believed by
scientists today to have yielded
skeletons of ten men who probably
were among the first ancestors of
the human race.
Nine of the skeletons were head
less, leading some to believe the
limestone bed might have been the
scene of pre-Neanderthal behead
ings It was suggested the heads
might have been removed for some
strange prehistoric rite.
One skull was discovered, a Chin
ese geologist unearthing it. He
cl—i-^d it belonged to a species of
the famous "Peking man,” the "Sin
anthropus Pekinensis,” associated
with the period of the piltdown
skull and the Java ape man.
Many of the bones were broken
sharply, as if by human hands. The
scientists in reconstructing the life
of the distant day. suggested the
ancient man might have done this
In order to get the marrow, prob
ably considered a delicacy.
Chinese Halt Train
Carrying Consult
TOKYO. Dec. 16.—Raporta
that the International train earn
ing foreign consuls Into northwest
ern Manchuria to Investigate con
ditions on the Sino-Russlan front
had been halted by Chinese mili
tary when It attempted to leave
Mlentuho on the Chinese Eastern
railway were received here today
by Rengo. Janpanese news agency.
The consuls, representing Japan,
the United States, Great Britain.
Oermany and Prance, vigorously
protested against detention of the
train, but the Chinese authorities
refused to permit It to proceed
westward.
Battle Lin^s Drawn
In World Court Fight
WASHINGTON. Dec. 16.—<JF>—
Battle lines are being drawn for
the Impending senate fight over
adherence to the world court.
Although a year may elapse be
fore Hoover submits the revised
protocol, designed to meet objec
tions of the senate as expressed In
Its famouse fifth reservation, there
Is already much discussion of the
new plan, and the opposition, re
gardless of Its sise numerically,
promises to be extremely determin
ed.
I' THE WEATHER (
For Brownsville and the Valley:
Mostly cloudy and unsettled tonight
and Tuesday, probably with early
morning fogs; not much change in
temperature. Light variable winds
on the west coast.
For East Texas. Cloudy tonight
and Tuesday; occasional rains in
east portion. Light to moderate
southerly winds on the coast.
RIVER FORECAST
There will be a slight to moderate
rise in the river from Mission down
during the next 12 to 24 hours.
flood Present It-Hr 34-Hr
Stage Stage Chng. Bain
Sunday, December 15th:
Eagle Pass 16 4.4 +1.4 .61
Laredo .27 4.5 -53 .80
Rio Grande ..21 4.4 -03 32
Mission .22 4.4 0.0 .19
San Benito ..23 93 *03 43
Brownsville ..18 3.8 *03 .22
Monday. December 16th:
Eagle Pass ..16 3.1 -1.3 60
Laredo ..27 2.3 -23 .10
Rio Grande ..21 8.1 +3.7 .00
Mission .22 4.5 +0.1 .00
San Benito ..23 94 -03 13
Brownsville ..18 4.0 +03 .03
ITQE TABLE
High and low tide at Point Isabel
tomorrow, under normal meterolo
trtcal conditions:
MISCELLANEOUS DATA
Sunset today..5:43
Sunrise tomorrow.7:ii
7Shoppiry>' Days
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