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tasssaBy CHARLES HALLsss=^
“The sooner the idea is got rid
of that prisoners, like dogs, are
entitled to the first bite, the bet
ter for the public.”
—Hal Halkett
“I hop? that divorce will be
!; made easier in the sense that
there will be a uniform set of
valid reasons for divorce, intel
ligently written, in all the states
of the union.”
—Dudley Field Malone.
“Mexico is a snare and delu
sion as far as baud.ts are con
cerned. It seems a shame that ;
their best advertised product is as j
extinct as the dodo.” j
—Mary Van Rensselaer Cogswell, j
! ' _ 4
NOW that we have not had to get
on the telephone this morning
during the first hour in the of
fice to take an account of some ac
cident in the Valley, we must write
about them anyway.
While no report of a smash-up on
the highway had been received dur
ing the first hour. If the average
keeps up there will be one before
day is over. We will have one
or else it will be the first day this
Sevt-t have been reported so far
this week, four lives being reported
iinuffed out in the seven. What price
• • •
IS our Main street, which we have
constructed with such pride, and
for which the tax payers are
now digging up in cold cash not able
to care for our ever growing auto
mobile population?
Sometimes it seems so. There has
been advanced, several times, the
idea of double tracking and having
one-way highways. That would be
fine, if we can afford it. A. J. Mc
Coll. McAllen, who lies at the El
Jardln hotel with a broken leg as
the result of an accident which co6t
the life of Chas A. Hartmann of Mc
Allen declared to the engineer of
this column yesterday, that the ac
cidents themselves will pay for an- ]
other highway. Mine anil cost me
$5,000 with the loss of my car and
in the expense of mending broken j
bones, not to speak of what I will
nave to suffer while the mending
is in progress” he said.
A one-way highway will pay for
itself in the saving of human lives |
lie declared.
Mr. McColl may be right. But un
til then it seems that our next best
remedy is to place more highway
officers on the track and add a few
jail sentences to our fines for speed-!
ing or other violations of the traf
fic law. It has been found that
drivers will take a chance on having
to pay out a little money, where
they will not take a chance on
spending a few days in jail.
• • •
THIS fine weather makes one won
der why people want to live any
where else in the world besides
in the Valley. Got a letter from O
H. Archer today <»f Pharr. He says
Cartoonist Cargill Is always saying
something about Florida and Cal
ifornia and that we ought to con
vert him to the Valley. Eminently I
correct Mr. Archer. Mr. Cargill
ought to be slapped on the wrist.
He'd better get hep to himself.
• • •
MONTE Grande is being heralded
as the Valley's newest town. It
is located six miles northeast oi
Rio Hondo. That will make an even
score of towns in the Valley proper
i It is being developed by A1 and
9 Lloyd Parker.
• • •
WELL, well, here is a criticism of
our Half-Minute interviews. It
is the first knocker tune we have
heard. It is to the effect that it car
ries the names of so many persons,
who are not known in a public way,
with expressed opinions. Since when
has every private citizen not had a
right to express his opinion. "Half
Minute Interviews'* is a comer for
the man. who otherwise never has
a chance, because of his position or
lack of wealth to express his opin
ion on public question or to aovance
his ideas. This is a democratic coun
try. Let's ever keep it so.
• • •
WHICH reminds us that The
Brownsville Herald is getting
bigger and better every day. He
that tooteth not his own horn same
shall not be tooted The engineer of
this column took three papers of
this weeks issue and checked them
against three papers of the same
' date last year. There were more
Brownsville and Valley "stories” car
ried during the present year In each
issue, than of the year before. We
are growing with the Valley. We
daily get letters telling us how much
better the paper is than ever be
fore but of course we are too mo
dest to publish them. We Just feel
good today. Look outside and see
• • •
LATEST wire news today 1& that
Thomas A. Edison expects mil
lions of acres of goldenrods to
be devoted to culture for rubber
production. Mr. Edison then says he
may have to wind up by inventing
a cure for hay fever.
It might be well for Mr. Edison
to know that hay fever victims of
New York have incorporated. Forty
of them have formed the United
Hay Fever Club to build a hotel and
ilub house in the White Mountains
/o be used exclusively by sufferers of
9t ie disease. That is something to be
*.:c«aed au
Statement Clears Up
Mysterious Death
Of Baby
WOOSTER, Ohio. Feb. 20— .F)—
A signed confession by Charles
Hannah that he killed Melvin
Horst, four-year-old Orrville boy
missing since December 27. 1928. was
in the possession of authorities to
The 61-year-old driver of a bakery
wagon and banjo player in a
country orchestra, who for a full
week had held his questioners at
bay, finally declared he slew tha
child on the day of his disappear
ance ana dropped asleep for the
first time in more than 30 hours.
Hannah did not tell what he did
with the body, but his statement
resulted in the dispatching of special
deputies to Akron to arrest two
bootleggers and a hasty trip to Orr
ville by another party.
Only the terse statement that
Hannah, once numbered among
the friends of the Horst family,
had “come clean” was given out by
Wayne county prosecutor Marion
The portions of previous state
ments of Hannah and Earl Conald
that they were in the Orrville
garage of Frank Fey when Melvin
was brought to them by Hannah's
ten-year-old son. Junior, were re
iterated, Mougey said.
Cisco Bond Suit
Filed Simple Debt
PORT WORTH. Feb. 20—//?>—
The suit brought by bondholders of
the city of Cisco seeking to re- ,
cover unpaid interest on Cisco
municipal bonds today rested on
the law docket in United States
district court as a simple suit for
debt. Federal Judge James C. Wil
son yesterday dismissed the plea of
two citizens of Cisco who sought,
as taxpayers, to intervene in the
suit asking an Injunction to pre
vent Cisco city authorities from
paying any interest or principal on
the bonds or to encumber Lake
Cisco in any way to meet the ob
Laredo Dons Best
For Holiday Fete
LAREDO. Feb. 20—//?>— Laredo
was dressed in holiday attire today
for the start of the 32nd annual !
George Washingtons birthday cele
bration here.
Mexico, and especially Nuevo La
redo, across the Rio Grande from
here were co-operating in the four
day festival. A bugle crops of the
Mexican army and an official rep
resentative of the Mexican govern
ment had been promised. Bullfights
will be held in Nuevo Laredo Sat
urday and Sunday.
The ninth United States infantry
band from Fort Sam Houston, San
Antonio, was here to head the
massed flag parade today.
14 Questioned In
Run on Texas Bank
PORT WORTH. Feb. 20—//?)—
Fourteen persons were called to
testify today in the grand Jury’s
investigation of rumors responsible
for a run on the First National ,
Bank Tuesday.
District attorney Stuart said oth
ers probably would be called later.
Amo^e the witnesses were the
proprietor of a cafe, the driver of
a bakery truck, a cigar counter
clerk, a barber and a druggist.
These were traced by Stuart and
his assistant, Elbert Hooper.
Man Confesses 8 Killings
Crimes All Over World Due to Poisoning
Desire of Former Guggenheim Employe
DETROIT, Feb. 20—(JP;—James Baker, 25, former employe of the
Guggenheim Laboratory, New York, was held here today for New York
police after he was said to have confessed the killing of eight men.
Baker's eight victims were dispatched by poison, and their homes
were widely scattered about the world: Bombay, Hamburg, New York,
Houston, the Philippines, and aboard a ship en route to South America.
Baker was arrested last night on a iarm three miles west of Farming
ton. He had been working on the farm smce last summer and was
Millions Are Available For
Local Governments
CHICAGO. Feb. 20—With
millions available for a pool to
operate the debt-burdened local
governments until July 1. at which
time 1928 tax money will began
trickling into the treasury*, the
financial crisis in Chicago and
Cook county was adjudged at an
end today.
The conference arranged by Silas
H. Strawn, chairman of the cit
izens’ relief committee, and Lewis
E. Myers, millionaire school trustee
and representative of Mayor Wil
liam Hale Thompson, solved the
problem of how the relief funds
were to be obtained.
Eighty-five bankers, business men.
railroad and utility heads and
manufacturers poured out their
millions to be used in purchasing
tax anticipation warrants through
the medium of the Cook county
taxpayers’ warrant trust. Warrant*
I w ill be purchased only as needed.
• AaiCdLCU HiiUl pUIKt* It’iilllCU 11U ««
wanted in New York.
The killings. Baker stated in his
confession, gave him “a funny sort
of mental satisfaction. ’
“I was always interested in pois
ons and usually carried some
around with me,” he said. ‘‘In
1924 I was in Houston. Texas.. I
happened into a sailors’ restaurant
and sat down beside a man. He
had a cup of coffee in front of him
While he was looking away. I had
a sudden impulse to put some pois
on in his coffee. He died almost at
once. I learned afterward that his
name was Honeycut.”
Baker said that after this first
experience he had other impulses to
poison persons.
Snook Plea May Not
Reach Supreme Court
WASHINGTON. Feb. 20—(^—
Indications today were that the
case of James Howard Snook. Ohio
State University professor, under
sentence of death on February 23
for the murder of Theora Hix will
fail to reach the United States
supreme court. Counsel for Snook
so far has been unable to complete
the case for filing with the court. i
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At 20. Miss Virginia Hulen is the youngest editor and business man
ager of the entire Rocky mountain region of Colorado. She has taken
charge as publisher of an eight-page newspaper at Brighton. Colo.
While attending grade and high school she spent most of her spare
time in her father s newspaper office. She learned to operate aNiino
type machine at 13.
Terrell Probe Bares Funds
Auditor Tells of State-Wide Search to Find
Various Bank Accounts Not Shown
AUSTIN, Feb. 20.—UP>—Moore Lynn, state auditor, who has been in
office only since September as Texas’ first official of tliat kind, con
tinued his testimony today before the house of representatives, hearing
testimony on charges proposing impeachment of Comptroller S. H.
He had detailed his activities in an effort to obtain information oil
bank accounts kept by Terrell and other state officials and had told
especially of what he knew of operation of the Texas Tax Record com
Attorneys Arguing
Long Murder Case
COURTHOUSE, Kingsville, Feb
20—(A*)—Arguments of counsel in
Mrs. Maude Long's murder trial
opened today after the court had
read to the jury a charge devoid
of unusual features.
County Attorney C. H. Reese made
the first talk.
The charge containing a provi
sion that the jury might consider
the defense application for a sus
pended sentence was read after the
defense had withdrawn it's an
nouncement t iat it had rested long
enough to intixiuce Ralph R. Wal
lace of Houston, former manager
of the Sears-Roebuck retail store
at Corpus Christi.
Wallace testified he saw Mrs.
Long there some time before Sept.
7, 1929, the date her husband, Jim
Long, died of an alleged poison. He
thought it was on Sept. 3 or Sept.
4. and was under the impression
it was “around midday.”
HARLINGEN. Feb. 20—Myron F.
Ward, former chamber of commerce
secretary here, has been a visitor in
the city the ppst few days. !
.pany, wmcn me cnarges alleged
Terrell assisted In organizing. The
company was engaged in collecting
delinquent state and county taxes
on commission.
Lynn identified a check made
out by C. R. Parks, tax collector oi
San Patricio county on September
4. 1929. jiayable to A. P. Bigby, Jr.,
president of the company, lor
$612.13. It had been endorsed by
Bagby to Mrs. Gladys Terrell, wife
of the comptroller, and signed bv
Mrs. Terrell and S. H. Terreil.
Bank Accounts Bared
He said he found the chec1: had
been deposited to the credit of • s
H. Terrell, special," in the American
National Bank.
He also gave information of ac
counts in the name of Terrell.
“Special," and “Comptroller," in
Austin banks. He detailed conver
sation he had with Terrell with lef
erence to the accounts and said he
had discovered some of them only
after making personal investigation.
Terrell filed an answer denying
generally and specifically In some
instances all allegations against
him. His specific denials were di
rected at accusations that he had
“fraudulently diverted state funds"
to his personal use.
He said, however, that Inherit
ance tax Items of 14.195.86 and $1.
362,67. which It was charged were
•fraudulently misapplied” to his
own use. had recently been depos
ited in the state treasury.
Search Started
He declared the first he had ever
heard of these items was when
Lynn called hem to his attention.
He said that after an investigation
satisfied him they had been col
lected by his department he imme
diately placed the money in the
Lynn told of sending out letters
to Austin banks, about Decembe1
19, 1929. to all department heads
a few days later, and to banks in
all towns where state institutions
were located, to determine wnat
state accounts they contained. He
found in all, he said. 80 such ac
‘’The first reply I had lrom th2
comptroller.” he declared, "w’as
dated January 6. 1930. It said that
the money in the American Nation
al Bank would be placed in the
treasury to the several funds when
finally cleared. The letter made
no reference to the account in the
Texas Bank and Trust company,
nor to the two accounts In the Aus
tin National bank.”
Accounts Hard to Find
The auditor said he then began a
personal investigation of the situa
tion. first sending an employee of
his department to the comptroller's
department without obtaining any
“I then asked J. M. Edwards,
chief clerk to the comptroller, in
the latter's presence, if it wasnt
possible that there were some ac
counts of which I had not been no
tified.” said Lynn. 4 Edwards said
there were none, and Terrell agreed
with him. stating that any other
accounts were personal.
"On January 18. I took Mr. Man
ning. from my department, and
(Continued on page 12)
Monday is the day selected on
which the Hidalgo county election
of 1928 will again be probed by a
special federal grand Jury at Hous
Associated Press dispatches of
today §ay that the United States
Marshall's office is ready to serve
subpoenas on witnesses, which marks
a continuation of the hearing re
cently held in Brownsville, where
in the special grand jury adjourn
ed without making a report.
Federal Judge J. C. Hutcheson.
Jr. has ordered that a special grand
jury be impaneled for the inves
tigation. Fred Horowitz, Los An
geles, special assistant attorney
general who conducted the hearing
in Brownsville, is expected in Hous
ton the latter part of this week to
take charge.
The hearing at Houston is called
as somewhat of a continuation of
the hearing in Brownsville, which
was called after a number of Hi
dalgo county citizens had tele
graphed requests to the department
of Justice.
This with the announcement
made yesterday that the supreme
court will review the findings in
the case of Gordon Griffin, who
claims to have been elected judge
of Hidalgo county again brings the
famous election into publicity lime
No intimation was given as to
the time required by the court to
review the Griffin case.
Weary Delegates To
Conference Resting
LONDON Feb 20—T—The five
jwm <favnl conference today be
gan a week's holiday, hedged about
with uncertainty. Much of its out
look depended upon solution of the
crisis at Paris.
The conference opened more
than a month ago with the provi
sional Anglo-American parity agree
ment as a starting point and with
hope of bringing some reality into
naval reductions. Much of the
optimism has disappeared. Hope
now looks to limitation rather than
reduction; to curbing the naval
ambitions of the future rather than
to reducing the navies of the pres
Community Church
Formed in Lyford
LYFORD. Feb. 20—Member.? of
the different demoninations met in
the high school Wednesday and or
ganized a community churcn with
George Mitchell presiding chairman.
At the meeting of the churches
the following chairmen were
brought into association; Baptist
, church. Mrs. Bagley, Miss McKend;
! First M. E. church. Mrs. Nlouest,
Mr. Gustofson: Lutheran. Carl Vos
berg. Mrs. Redlund; M. E. South,
i Mr. and Mrs. Robert Ray; Mission
church. Mr. Backlund.
A minister will be called when a
! suitable salary can be raise l.
St. Louis Boosters
To Visit in City
A party of 50 members of the
St. Louis Advertising club will ar
in Brownsville Peb. 28 from
Mexico City, according to Missouri
Pacific officials. The group passed
Laredo entering Mexico Thursday.
I The advertising men will make
an auto trip up the Valley from
Brownsville and leave Harlingen
for St. Louis via New Orleans
' Mafch 1.
! Coolidges Off For
Sta. Catalina Island
HOLLYWOOD. Cali/., Feb. 20.—
(/Pt—Carrying with them happy
memories of Hollywood's movieland
Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Coolidge to
day planned to forsake the main
land for Santa Catalina Island.
They may hunt mountain goats
and catch a tuna or two. and may
be on hand to welcome the Chicago
Cubs when they arrive at the Is
land tomorrow.
CHICAGO, Feb. 20— (/Ph-'To
those who understand the meaning
of the words, this may mean some
thing. The one point that seems
absolutely clear Is that Dr. William
Parker, a chiropractor, was granted
a divorce yesterday on grounds
that his wife's backbone was faulti
ly constructed.
The chiropractor stated his case
to Judge Lynch this way:
That part of the mesoblast
near the notochord forming the
j primitive segments in Mrs. Parker's
craniata. was so ‘muscle-bound’
that she was given to frequent im
pulses to strike me with missiles of
varying proportions.
1 “On March 30. 1929, it was a rqil
Telegraphic Search
Fails to Reveal
The exact date of the coming of
General Chas. P. Summerall to
Brownsville today Is unknown.
While information was received
yesterday from the Brownsville
Chamber of Commerce to the effect
that preparations are being made
for his coming, and from certain
Fort Brown sources that his sche
duled visit pointed to next Friday,
Col. D. V. H. Van Voorhis, com
manding officer of Fort Brown, said
no official notice of the arrival of
the successor to General Pershing
had been received.
It is known that the general had
planned making a tour of inspec
tion of border posts and his plans
include a trip to Brownsville. It
was a question today, whether he
will start at the El Paso end of the
string of border posts, or at the
Brownsville end. Should he start at
El Paso his visit to Brownsville will
be at a much later date. It is
known that the trip has been plan
nea ior some ume.
Queries made by the Associated
Press today failed to reveal the
whereabouts of the general, or what
his itinerary’ is. which caused news
paper men to wonder if the hignest
officer of the army Is traveling un
der cover from publicity.
At Fort Brown it was said that
former announcements of his con
templated trip carried with it only
routine inspection as the purpose
of the visit.
Matamoros officials today were
eager to learn of his coming with
the idea of tendering him special
Potato Testing Going
On in Los Fresnos
(Special to The Herald)
SAN BENITO. Feb. 20—Potatoes
are % being planted now on the
county test plot on the M. F. Orr
farm at Los Fresnos in the three
year test program to determine best
methods of treating the soil, ac
cording to Henry Alsmeyer, county
agricultural agent.
Alsmeyer says the county loses ,
several thousands dollars annual
ly because of scab, and said that
treatment of soil with sulphur Is
being tride to prevent this. This
is the second year in the three
year test program.
Beautification Plan
Subject of Meeting
(Special to The Herald »
HARLINGEN. Feb. 20—Prepara
tions to start at once on the tree
planting and beautification pro
gram here were discussed at a
meeting this morning of the beau
tification committee with Mayor
Sam Botts.
Native Valley trees arc to be
planted along the principal streets
of the city, the work being under
auspices of the Business & Profes
sional women’s club.
Valley Shipments 10,082
Fruits and Vegetables Over 2,000 Cars Above
Total of Same Date Last Year
* According to the dally report issued Thursday by W. D. Googe of the
U. S. Market News Service, Lower Rio Grande Valley shipments of
fruits and vegetables to date this season total 10.082 cars. Shipments
, to the same day last season were 7.520 carloads.
Of the movement to date this season 3.978 cars were citrus fruits and
6,104 were vegetables, compared with 1,353 fruit and 6,167 vegetables
last season.
The number of cars moved from the Valley Thursday morning reached
Brownsville Appropriation
In Omnibus Bill
Brownsville and the Valley s port
appropriation is in status quo. ac
cording to telegraphic advices, re
ceived from Washington today.
The port project is to be includ
ed in the rivers and harbors om
nibus bill on which the committee
has not yet taken action, Harry L.
Sexton. Washington correspondent
of the Herald, wires today.
Wife’s Faulty
med for Temper
ing pin. On St. Valentine’s day it
was a hammer
“Her verebral aponeurosis failed
to respond to the touch of my fin
ger tips.”
“By which you mean to say—
what?” inquired the court
“That the facia covering the
muscles of her back in the thoracic
region were not functioning proper
ly. causing her to be irritable and
hot tempered ’
“I told her when we separated
last May." added the chiroprrctor,
; that she might keep the ncuro
calometer in lieu of alimony, to
which she agreed.”
He was given a decree.
f 2ia. oi wrncn lo* were caooage.
This is the Heaviest movement on
any day since the freezes during
tiie latter pan of January.
Since that time shipments have
been considerably* reduced on ac
count of damaged stock, but the
outlook now is that within another
week or so the normal movement
will be reached.
World Speed Record
Set at 175.997 M. P. H.
JACKSONVILLE. Fla . Feb. 20 —
1*.—Carrying a weight of 1.000 kilo
grams. equivalent to 2.204 pounus.
Leo Schoenhair. chief pilot for the
Goodrich Rubber company of Ak
ron. Ohio, today established a new
world airplane speed record over a
1,000 kilometer course.
Flying his white streamlined
monoplane, the Miss Silvertown, he
averaged 175997 miles an hour.
This exceeded by 15.71 miles an
hour the former record of 160.280
miles an hour held by Captain H.
S. Broad of Great Britain.
San Benito Passes
Zone Ordinances
(Special to The Herald !
SAN BENITO. Feb 20—Two city
I ordinances providing for zone lines
on Hunck and Third streets were
i adopted at the first reading at a
meeting of the city council last
night. The measures were decided
upon as an aid in handling traffic
on the two most crowded city
The Merchant N Insured
1 Uio Grande Valley Trust Co.—Adv.
Forgery Leads As Most Common Offense
Tn District’by Criminal Court:
Three Booze Charges
With 22 indictments returned by the grand jury, the criminal district
court is expected to get into full swing by the end of the present wr?k.
Judge A. W. Cunningham anil likely have completed his hearing of tho
Long case at Raymondviile by that time.
Forgery is the meet common offense found among the indictments,
Nme cases of this nature are mcluded in the 22 bills returned by the
grand jury.
Harry Warner of Brownsville has four cases against him alleging for
PARIS. Feb. 20—CAP)— Camille
Chautemps, president of the radical
socialist party, was called upon to
day by President Gaston Doumer
gue to form a new government, re
placing the Tardieu ministry, which
resigned Monday.
M. Chautemps left the Elysee
palace and at once began consulta
tions with his supporters and lead
ers of other groups In search of a
cabinet combination which would
give him a majority in the cham
ber of deputies.
The new premier-designate spent
nearly an hour with the president
discussing possible combinations of
men which would bring him the
support he needed. He spent most
of yesterday and last night sound
ing out various leaders as to whom
they would support and what rep
resentation they would demand in
the cabinet.
M. Chautemps. besides being
president of the radical socialists,
the most important group of the
left in the chamber, recently has
superseded former premier Ed
ourad Herrlot as leader of the en
tire left side which Monday voted
down Premier Tardieu and his
minister of finance. Henry Cheron,
on a trivial budgetary Item.
Political observers thought the
chances of M. Chautemps were slim
because of disagreement within his
own party. He was promised the
support of the socialists, second
largest group in the chamber, on
condition that his program must
be "satisfactory,” a demand which
may contain many jokers.
Guess He Found ’Em
In Some Old Vest
DALLAS, Feb 20—(jP—Two tick
ets for a rail journey between
Weatherford and Fort Worth pur
chased 38 years a?o by a West Tex
as resident have been presented to
the offices of the Texas & Pacific
Railway company here for redempt
The purchaser eq t*
bought the tickets Dec. 20. 1892. at
Weatherford and that while wait
inf? for the train he received an
urgent call from the station and
missed the train. He didn't re
member what he paid for the tickets
but thought it was about 95c each.

■ fct-iy »uu passing ox lorged instru
ments. Cerilo Contreras has two
charges of forgery and attempting
to pass forged Instruments against
him. Two uidictmenta of the same
type have been returned against
one man upon whom service has
not been had as yet. D. P. Dockerv
also is charged with having forged
and passed a forged instrument.
Three Booze Charges
Only three indictments have been
filed in alleged Dean Act violations.
I\;ofilio Sanahea, Romulo de la
Zerda and Alberto Martinez are the
defendants in these cases.
Juan Vidal is charged with as
sault with Intent to murder as the
result of a shooting on the old
Point Isabel road several month;
ago. This was the only indictment
of this nature returned.
C. O. Nix is alleged to have rob
bed a Valley visitor and an Indict
ment was returned against him.
F ix’ bond was set at $1,500.
Francisca Garza and Francisco
Mora are named defendants in two
indictments alleging assault with
intent to commit statutory offenses.
Their bonds have been set at $1,
000 each.
Service has not been obtained aa
yet in nine indictments. They al
lege Dean Act violation, burglary,
aggravated assault, forgery, seduc
tion. conspiracy to rob and robbery.
A total of 38 new divorce suits
have been filed with the court since
its last term. This does not include
the divorce actions continued from
the past session.
According to records in District
Clerk John Scanlan's office, the
grand Jury did not act on the acci
dent last Thursday which resulted
in the death of C. A. Hartman.
The grand jury adjourned subject
to recall.
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Woman Killer Wait*
Death for Crime
FLORENCE. Ariz. Feb 20—</P—
Found sane by a jury here. Mrs.
Evan Dugan. 52-year-old house
keeper. today waited In the death
cell of the state prison clinging to
only faint hope that an appeal
would spare her from mounting the
gallows tomorrow. She was convic
ted ol the slaying in 1927 of A. J
Mathis, Tucson rancher.
Lin B Orme. chairman of thr
board and attorney general K. Ber
ry Peterson, member, said last night
they could see no reason to inter
Mrs. Dugan was convicted for tho
slaying in January. 1927. of Mathis
her employer, in order to gain pos
session of his property. She testi
fied that a 19-year-oid youth known
to her only as “Jack" had commit
ted the actual slaying and that she
ran away with "Jack.’*
Valley Basketball
Tourney Is Planned
(Special to The Herald»
McALLEN, Feb. 20—Preparations
were being made here today for
the Valley basketball championship
tourney which will be held on the
local court Saturday.
Three county champions—Edin
burg from Hidalgo. Wilson Tract
from Cameron and Raymondville
from Willacy—are to participate in
the tourney. There also is a poesi
bllity that Rio Grande City may
represent Starr county.
Managers of the teams will be
expected to be on scene at 8:30 a.
m. to draw for the preliminaries.
Claud Dailey of Donna, district
athletic director, has announced
The first of the preliminaries will
be played at 9 a. m. and the sec
ond at 10:15 a m. with the cham
pionship game set for 4 p. m.
For Brownsville and the Valley:
Fair to partly cloudy tonight and
Friday; not much change in tem
perature Moderate to fresh south
easterly winds on the west coast.
For East Texas: Mostly cloudy to
night and Friday; occasional raim
in south portion; warmer in west
and'north portions tonight. Light
to fresh easterly to southerly winds
on the coast.
The river will continue to fall very
slowly from Rio Grande City down
during the next 24 to 36 hours.
Flood Present 24-Hr 24-Hr
Stag*? » Stage Chng Ram
Eagle Paes ..16 2 2 0.0 .00 i
Laredo .27 -0 5 0.0 .00
Rio Grande ..21 4 7 -0.4 .00
Mission .22 5.5 -1.1 .00
San Benito ..23 10.7 -0 6 .00
Brownssille ..18 60 -0.2 .00
High and low tide at Point Isabel
tomorrow, under normal metcorolo
j gical conditions:
| High . 2:01 p. ci.
Low . 4:25 a m.
! Sunset today . 6 2:
1 Sunrise tomorrow .. 7:01

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