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Try Washing by Telephone Call j ^33® STOVER ‘OIL-RITE’ I ®he Bnttunstnlle Herald is? ANO DRvCLtAN(NGC6,lNC j THE VALLEY FIRST—FIRST IN THE VALLEY—LEASED WIRE SERVICE OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS—(fl>) I_ THIRTY-EIGHTH YEAR-NO. 135 BROWNSVILLE. TEXAS. SUNDAY. FEBRUARY 23. 1930 TWENTY-FOUR PAGES TODAY_8c A COPY fl.il!S!L„l." -.--S.”! , a IN OUR VALLEY »ss=B]t CHARLES HALL==^ 1 I TREND OF VALLEY NEWS OF WEEK Monday—Application made for permit to build causeway from Point Isabel to Padre Island. Tuesday—Good Humor Fiesta plans announced. Wednesday—A n n o u n c ement !; made that Valley ball games will open March 18. Thursday— Valley shipments reach 10,082 cars compared with 7,520 on the same date of the preceding year. Friday—Potato inspection made ! compulsory and Mexico issues in vitation to Valley capital. Saturday—Ft. Worth aerocade visits city and State plant Path ologist pronounces Valley or chards being nicely cleaned. GLANCING through the above list ed subject*, which were selected at a glance with reference to developments rather for exciting or sensational news Valley residents can ace that the Lower Rio Grande area is clicking right along. What this territory will do within the next five years none can say. The more we achieve the more bus iness will pick up on its own mo meutum and it now looks like our prosperity machine will scale the heights in high • • • 117HICH reminds us that while all V* are eagerly watching for de velopments with reference to the port, we must not forget that a great Impetus may come out of the upper end of the Valley. We mean from oil. Nothing new to get excited about But wo talked to Virgil Lott Friday night and he whispered that the Texas company's discovery well near Roma may be a much larger pro ducer than the fifty barrels now shown. He said rumors there had it that the pipe had been shoved past the pay in an attempt to shut it off, and it is still making fifty per day. Foiks if that is true things will break loose up there some day. • • • THE further story is that the sec ond test now being sunk by the Texas will tell a great tale for that vicinity. This is now down around 700 feet. It was added that developments are being waited to let a contract for a pipe line to the Mirando field, if production shall warrant it. or a tank farm will be erected on the ground If production is not so large. We hope the best is true. Fifty barrels per day w-arrants further exploration, and if a hole should be opened there which would spout as much as 3.000 barrels per day, small towns would take on city aspects overnight. Oil does things more quickly than any other whim of fortune, even if it does not last as long sometimes. It is one of the lew business where a man owning a lease, or good royalties, can go to sleep one night a pauper and wake up the next morning rolling in wealth. It is also true that one can go broke playing It. » * * Brownsville and *he valley spent a comparat.cely quiet celebration of the holiday yes terday. So far as reports Jiad been received late yesterday afternoon, not a single fatal accident had mar red the pleasure of the day. Many spent it in plcmcing out in the bright sunshine. Which reminds us that it is good to get away from things once m a while. To get »way from the toil and turmoil of petty worries of bus iness and hike it out in the open. That is one of the 'greatest benefits of fishing. Another good way to accomplish the same result is to go to church. Today is Sunday, you know. • • • BESIDES oil Mr Lott is all for a real history of the Valley which he says properly wTitten will be gin at Mier. Tlie latest idea advanced is that of a write-up of the entire Valley, trhich will advocate it as a winter fort, which H. E. Dowell says he will compile and distribute in colder areas. Not so bad at all. if properly handled They told newspaper men of the Valley about it Friday night at a dinner tendered by Joe Pate. • • • SOME of the striking i ews off the wires today tells of two bell boys of the Prince George Hotel in New York being rewarded because they refused to procure liquor tor a guest. They were given gold medals and $10 each by the man agement at a public reception. Has the time come under the eighteenth amendment when we should give gold medals for obser ving the law? rail those who spent their ear lier days somewhat away from the bright lights where Satur day afternoon was a time for a community baseball game, and coun try kitchens gave forth certain gnawing odors of cookies or what not, there was a little tragedy flash ed to the world. A Jacksonville housewife received a pacing** through the mail. She had Just read of a bomb being thus received She telephoned the police. They advised her to soak it in water before she opened it. She did and when she clipped the string she found a watery mass of cookies from a sister, whose address she had temporarily forgotten. Fr the past few weeks It seems that the Rio Grande Valley has more of those kind of days that J0u read about and seldom ever see fcwmi gag gpot w§ know of. QUEEN’S RACE WAXES WARM AS DAYS PASS Rotarian Candidate Declared Leading City Field CAMPAIGNS for the two queens of the Good Humor Carnival are waving warm on both sides j of the Rio Grande. Reports from Matamoros where the four-day fete will be held be ginning March I. indicate that votes are being unblush ingly bought at a rapid rate of five cents each. Over on the Brownsville side of the river, claims to a lead laid Fri day by backers of Miss Eleanor Richardson, were declared out of or- ■ der Saturday af-| ternoon by oacK- — — ers of Miss Gall Rotary Quern McDavitt. This declaration is made in the face of an announcement made by members of the Lion's club, that their candidate was leading after a day of purchasing votes in the court house. Miss McDavitt is backed by the Brownsville Rotary club and her constituents are now claiming the election, i Meanwhile backers of Miss Aye liffe Cobolini are saying little, and . | whether they are sawing wood to j spring a surprise could not be as- I certained Saturday afternoon. Miss Cobolini is supported by the Kiwanis club, many members of which are going about with a knowing smile. ■When the smoke is all dared away there will be two queens elect ed, one lrom Brownsville and one from Matamoros, to lead the re- I vellers on the four nights. Further details of the scramble on the other 6ide of the river are car ried in both issues. An invitation has been extended to the entire Val ley to Join the two cities in the fes tivities. The international bridge will be open all night every night. — « House Questions Hidalgo Resident AUSTIN, Fez. 22—(Pj—A rcsolu-1 lion was introduced in the House ' today questioning the right of M. E. O’Neil of Frisco to represent 1 I the counties of Grayson and Collin , in that body. The resolution said “it was com monly reported'' that he had re moved his residence from the dis- ' trict and was now living in San Juan, in Hidalgo county. The resolution was referred to 1 the committee on privileges, suf lrage and elections. Paving Discussion To Be Held in Austin (Special to The Herald.) SAN BENITO. Feb. 22—County Commissioner A. V. Logan of the San Benito precinct left today in conpany with County Judge Oscar : C. Dancy for Austin, to confer with the state highway commission in reference to completing the paving to Point Isabel. The trip was scheduled for last week, but was called off at the last minute. Several miles of the road remains to be paved, and aid of the state in paving it has been pledged. Laredo’s Gala Fiesta Ends With Parade LAREDO. Feb. 22.—<P>—Partici pated in by American and Mexican officials and hundreds of others. Laredo's Ihirty-sccond annual Washington’s birthday celebration reached its zenith here today in a grand street parade. It was the last play of the celebration. Thousands of Americans and Mexicans thronged the route of the : procession in which gorgeously decorated floats depicting incidents of Americas first president's life were Included. San Antonio Gets Humane Club Meet DALLAS. Feb. 22—•.^—Announce ment that the annual meeting of i the Texas humane society would be ' held in San Antonio. April 25 and 26, was made here today by George A. Lake, president. Oppose Gas Tax DALLAS. Feb. 22.—yJPt—Karl Griffith, general counsel for the Lone Star Gas company, today said gas companies of Texas oppose the proposed tax on natural gas. pending before the state legislature, "because it is a tax on a necessity and because the companies already are paying two similar taxes.” Terrell Hearing Trails To Delinquent Tax Commissions Corralled Solons Hear of Routes Checks Took ^ In Collection Payments To Bank Book AUSTIN, Feb. 22.—<>P>—Testimony today before the house of represen tatives, hearing proposed Impeachment charges against Comptroller S H. Terrell, was designed to connect the comptroller with the Texas Tax Record company, which was alleged to have been organized for the purpose of collecting state and county delinquent taxes on a commission basis. The hearing was resumed after nearly two days idleness while pres ence of a quorum was awaited. The quorum was obtained after ab BOILER BLAST PLAYS HAVOC OKLAHOMA CITY. Okla . Feb. 22—uP>—'Two oil field workers were killed, two towns were plunged in to darkness, interurban cars were halted and a part of the Oklahoma City oil fields were left without lights or power when two boilers exploded late tonight. W. B. Howell and J. T. Casey, oil field workers were hurled from the boilers, where they had been work ing. by the blast. Casey was dead when his body was found and Howell died before he could be placed in an ambulance. The blast occurred at the Crom well-Franklin No. 19 well just as a large party of eastern capitalists, who had been on a tour of the oil fields in various parts of the state, arrived. They were showered with rocks and stones, but all escaped other than minor injuries. r sentees had been appealed 10 reiuru or be subject to arest. Representatives Harold Kayton of San Antonio, A. H. King of Throckmorton and W. R. Montgom ery of Edinburg, for whom war rants had been issued, came in voluntarily. Documentary evidence was of fered to show that the Texas Tax Record company had been charter ed with A. P. Bagby. Mrs. Gladys M. Terrell and E. J. Martin incor porators. The capital stock of $4 000 had been subscribed to as fol lows: Bagby. $1,400; Mrs. Terrell, f 1.300 and Martin. $1,300. Mrs. Terrell was the wife of the comp troller. Warrant Copies Exhibited Photostatic copies of comptrol 1 ler's warrants issued to Martin on Dec. 18, 1928. and April 30. 1929. and to Bagby on Dec. 31. 1928, for sendees as employes of the comp troller's department were exhibit ed. Checks drawn by C. R. Park, tax collector of San Patricio county. ' to the Tax Record company, in pay ment of commission due the com- j pany on its contract to collect de (Continued on page 2> I — ■ --———— : Valley Building Grows Fast Pace Set in Short Month: Many Fine Homes Listed in Construction List (.Special to The Herald.) SAN BENITO, Feb. 22 —Valley construction work during the past few weeks is keeping up the fast pace which was set the first month of the year, and a good record for 1930 appears certain. A number of fairly large projects have been announced the past few days in various 6tages. Plans are being drawn for a $20,000 residence for Dean Porter at Brownsville. The same architect. R. Newell Waters of Weslaco, is draw ing plans for Mr. Porters father, R. A. Porter, at Edinburg, to cost ABANDONED! ’ MARTINAS, Cuba.. Feb. 22—tVPj— Ten Chinese who said they were deserted eight days ago at an isol ated point on the southeast coast ol Cuba by a band of immigrant smugglers were brought here this morning aboard the Cuban gun boat Havana. Near death from starvation, the men were placed in a local hos pital. They had nothing to eat for days other than roots and an oc casional cocoanut. Officials were told the party boarded a boat near Havana after paying $2,000 for safe transportation to the United States. They were taken to the place where they were abandoned and told it was the coast of the United States. New French Naval Body to London Wed. PARIS, Feb. 22—«k—The newly constituted French naval delegation intends to leave for London Wed nesday with Camille Chautemps. the new premier, a member. Chautemps announced today that while he was going to accompany ' the delegation, foreign minister Briand would be in charge. Other members will be Albert Garraut. minister of marine: M. Lamoureaux. minister of finances, and M. Dan ielou, minister of merchant marine. Argentine Is Goal Of Mexican Rebel MEXICO CITY. Feb. 21-H/P)— Friends of General Roberto Cruz, one of the leaders In the Escobar revolution last spring, say that he is preparing to go to Argentine and enter the cattle business there. The general, who led the rebel at tack on Mazatlan and succeeded in hiding in the mountains after the defeat of the rebel armies, is now in Nogales. Ariz. Greenville Elects Mayor by One Vote GREENVILLE. Feb. 22-^ T>— Joseph F. Nichols was re-elected mayor of Greenville today and had a vote to spare. He polled 1.103 votes. His nearest opponent. C. P j Nevlll, polled 1,102. GIRL UNCONSCIOUS DENTON. Feb 22—Struck by an automobile Wednesday. Helen Hare. 7. was still unconscious today. about tne same. Construction work has been started on a $10,000 store and apart ment building at Los Fresnos for Gabbert and Dawson, contract hav ing been let to A. W. Neck of Brownsville. L. T. Hoyt is to build a business structure at Mercedes, part of which will be occupied by a grocery store. Waters is drawing plans for the building. Misaion C.-C. Building The Meuse-Argonne Post of the American Legion at Raymondville has plans being prepared tor a new club building. Plans for a $35,000 chamber of commerce building at Mission are being drawn by Harvey P. Smith, San Antonio architect. Contract was let during the week to R. W. Briggs of Pharr for construction of an $11,000 ward school building at Mission, on which Stanley W. Bliss of Harlingen was architect. A new hotel Is in prospect for Pharr, as the city will vote on March 10 on the question of giv ing the city park to anyone who will build a large hotel there. A large tourist hotel is also in prospect for McAllen, and rumors are rife In other Valley cities ol prospects for tourists hotels. 50,000 Garage Contract was awarded at Harlin gen to J. N. Meeks for construction of a $50,000 garage building for the Hollingsworth Motor company, plans for which were drawn by Waters. Construction work on a garage building for Leopold Ranch, of St. Louis, lias been started at Harlingen, R. E. Ewing having the contract. Cost is about $15,000. Mercedes and San Benito are preparing plans for high school buildings to cost around $300,000 each, with some other structures to be built. Phelps A: Dewees of San Antonio are architects of the San Benito building, which may include a large gymnasium, and Waters is architect on the Mercedes building. Contract has been let and con struction is to be started at once on a $30 000 building at San Ben ito for the Mittanck Furniture com pany. contract hating been let to W. N. Morrow. Clnb at Monte Grande Construction work on a $22,000 club house house for A1 and Lloyd Parker, Inc., at the new town of Monte Grande near Rio Hondo has been started, E. G. Holliday of Brownsville being architect and contractor. A number of buildings started in January are nearing completion throughout the Valley, and more new projects are in the ofting. These projects do not include municipal work, such as paving, sewers, etc., much of which is go ing on throughout the Valley, as well as extensive irrigation work and other general development. Curse of Ph araohs Holds No Fear to Suicides Family LONDON. Feb. 22—.*»>— Despite I the superstition of the curse of the Pharaohs which is supposed to visit all who have had any share in the Tut-Ankh-Amen excavations, j the family of Lord Westbury who I committed suicide yesterday, in tend to keep their collection of mementoes from the tomb includ i ing richiy jeweled ornaments and I craved Egyptian Xigure*. A cousin of Lord West bury, whose suicide was the latest death in a series of tragedies which followed explorations of Tut-Aankh-Amen s tomb, said today that Lord West bury had no belief in the ' curse. of the Ph#raohs." He also added that Lady Westbury Intended to keep all the relics from the tomb which had been gifts from her l&U son, Richjurd. Betheli* j TEXAS SOLONS MAY SWITCH TO TAX BILLS penitentiary Medley May Have New Tune Added AUSTIN. Feb. 22—WPi—'Tax meas ures seemed to be In a fair way of taking the play away from peni tentiary reformation in .'-.e fifth special session of the legislature. Hearings on proposals to levy on industries pro:... :d to be more in teresting than consideration of the respective bills to centralize the penitentiary near Austin and not to concentrate it here. The legislature had been working on penitentiary reorganization leg islation so long that members re garded it as a sort of old. worn-cut shoe insofar as new interest was concerned. Six Tax Bills In the form of bills to levy a tax on sulphur, a tax on natural gas. a tax on chain stores, a tax on the aters. a tax on tobacco and a tax on other things, the legislators had a batch of revenue producing bills. Governor Moody’s radio appeals to the • people at home” could re vive .penitentiary .legislation and make it live once more, some ob servers said. The opponents of the governor's plan to build a new industrial plant near Austin as the hub of the sys tem were to get busy on the air themselves. Three Selected Arrangements were being made for Representatives Harry N Graves of Georgetown and W. E. Pope of Corpus Christi and possibly Sena tor A. J. Wirtz of Seguin to get before the microphone soon in re buttal. However, the governor has touched some of the constitutents as witness telegrams that fall occasionally on the members desk from constitu tents. reading something like this: • Heard Governor Moody on peni [ tentiaries last night. Believe we owe I ie to our state to try to reform the , system like he suggested. Hope you i 'll cooperate." - -— Chicago Gangster Killed at Miami MIAMI. Fla.. Feb. 22—'4s)—M. H. I DOC" Beddell. 32. Chicago gambler and gangster, was shot and killed tonight by Joe Cook. 29, who said Beddell had alienated his wife’s af fections and made derogatory re marks about her. Five minutes af ter the shooting. Cook, also an al leged racketeer, walked into the county Jail, turned his pistol and made a formal statement of his side of the case. Beddell came here from Chicago in November. Warren L. Newcomb, justice of the peace, said Cook, a Miami resi dent for three years, had been be fore him twice on charges of mis treating his wife, that on both oc I casions Beddell had intervened. Cook was held without bond. Justice Newcomb said he was want ed on a warrant charging wife beat ing at the time of the shooting. Ft. Worth Shooting Claims One Victim FORT WORTH, Feb 22—<4>>— One man was reported dying In a I hospital here and a second was in ' the city Jail late Saturday night as the result of a shooting earlier in the night. James Hamey. 32. alias Maurice Francis Harney, taxicab driver, was shot in the abdomen and left wrist by a man who told As sistant District Attorney Elbert Hooper that "he shot in self de fense ' $400,000 Exaggerated Larceny Statement LITTLE ROCK. Ark.. Feb. 22—iJP) —Refusing to make a statement other than to term reports of his alleged embezzlement of $400,000 "exaggerated.” W. S. J. Ranney of Stockton, Cal., charged with grand larceny on 23 counts, implied trouble i existed among stockholders of the company by which he was employed at the time of the alleged crime. Ranney, seemingly little worried, declined to go into details other than to say his return to California might result in an exposure. - - Many Found Buried In Italian Snows GOLOGNA. Italy, Feb. 22—(/Pi Rescue squads tunneling through the snow tonight had brought out the bodies of 13 dead persons from the ruins of the village of Villa di Mezzo, which was overwhelmed by an avalanche of snow that demol ished more than forty houses. They rescued five injured. Seven persons arc still missing. .. ■ 1 ... Condition of Taft Remains Unchanged WASHINGTON. Feb. 22—'^P,—The condition of former chief Justice Tait tonight remained unchanged, it was reported by his physician. Dr. Francis R. Hagner, through the White House. NEWSPAPERMAN DIES WASHINGTON. Feb. 22—(JP>— ; Edward Cutler Easton. 61. chief of the Washington bureau of the Phil adelphia Inquirer, died here today following a relapse from a recent operation. Compensation Insurance J Rio Grande Valley I rust Co.—Adv. VISITOR HERE -i Woma Mangled By Fiendish Driver Mystery Shrouds Motive for Brutal Murder By Repeatedly Driving Auto Over Stunned Victim 8ALT LAKE CITY, Feb. 22.— F—Crushed woeattdly bene*": .t the wheels of her own automobile after she had been brutally attacked la* the machine on a lonely country road near here, the body of Mrs Doro thy Moormelster, wife of a Salt Lake physician, was found early today b a smelter worker returning home from hi* night ahift. Several thousand dollars worth of Jewelry, including diamond ring*, brecelets. and a wri.st watch, mere mining from her body, which hau been almost denuded by the battering of the automobile wheels The car. splattered with blood, was found by police, parked or a downtown -—.-.— * ' ’ cet of this citv. ■ 1 1 HON. THOMAS L. BLANTON FAMOUS SOLON | CRAVES CITRUS Sees Port Here When Told Garner Stands Behind Move at Capital “I’ll be back In congress next year, and I might be called a walk ing advertisement for Valley grape fruit.” These were the exact words in the first instance, and the senti ment in the second, of Judge Thomas L. Blanton. Abilene, now in Brownsville for a 10-day stay. "I’d be in congress now, but for A1 Smith. My men were not A1 Smith men. so I lost. But I'll be there next year, and you can bet your hat on that.” “If I could ask votes from this section I might stand an even bet ter chance." the former stormy pet rel of the house declared. Has Standing Order “I have a standing order with a Valiev man to keep me supplied with the fruit. I eat it every morn ing for breakfast and it is not po litical soft-talk when I say that it is the best grown anywhere,” he continued. Asked about the local port, he answered that it was the best thing that had ever happened to this sec tion. “Regardless of how much a port will cost you, it is worth it." he laid emphatically, brandishing a cigar. "Any part of the coast that can get a port is that much better off. Shipping rates are lower, you can market your merchandise and produce so much eheai*»r that you can sell your stuff in more places ! in competition with others. You ! are extremely lucky in getting one. j but you deserve it. I don’t doubt : in the least that you will get one 1 soon.” Favor Port When it was pointed oujt that Colvin Brown, a representative of the National Chamber of Commerce of WTashington, stated here recent (Contlnued on page Two) CUPIDS DART HITS CALLES FATAL BLOW Former President Will Honeymoon In Europe MEXICO CITY. Feb 22—T— General Plutarco Ellas Calles. for mer president of Mexico, plans to ow is the time for all good men to ’marry Senorita Leonor Llorente within the next month. It was re ported here this I evening in circles close to the Calles famllv. The couple expect t to spend their honeymoon in Europe. Senorita Llorente Is 28 years old. She ■ resides here with her mother and Fiancee studies singing. General Cades' first wife died in Los Angeles. Calif., three years ago. The former president is 52 years old He married his first wife. Sen orita Natalia Chacon, at Nogales. Sonaro. while she was still in her teens. She was born a Roman Cath olic. but after her marriage adopted her husband’s Protestant faith She died in June. 1927, at a hos pital in Los Angeles, where she had gone for a gall bladder opera tion. President Cades then was un able to go to his wife’s bedside of a law forbidding Mexican Presi dents to leave the country. Early Spring WINONA. Minn.. Feb. 22— V— Breaking up the earliest in eleven years, the ice went out of the Mis* sisippi river here today. Only once since 1909 had the ice gone out here earlier. That was in 1919 when the breakup came Feb. 17. HEADS AGENTS EL PASO. Feb. 22.—<AV-W. R Martin of Dallas was elected presi dent of the Passenger. Ticket and Freight Agents association here to * day. Valley League in Offing Brownsville Included in Prospects For Four Town Diamond Loop “I am certain that a four-team class MD’’ league, composed of Corpus Christt, McAllen, Harlingen and Brownsville, will operate this season.’’ Harry Wanderling, Fort Worth baseball organizer, asserted here Sat urday afternoon. He declared he had obtained definite assurances from the first three named cities to the effect that they would Join the proposed Gulf Coast loop and that he felt that Brownsville would enter. Wanderling. an ex perienced organizer, was accompanied here by A. Magness, veteran player ___—a* manager. HAT IN RING I DALLAS. Feb. 22—uP>— Walter ; J. Reid of Dallas today announced his candidacy against Hatton W. Sumners, incumbent, for the of fice of congressman from the Dal- i las district. His platform advocated modification of the Volstead act his belief in the right of the people to amend any law which was op- ; pressive or ineffective, and his op position to chain stores controlled from out of the state. Peculiar Trees May Be New Insulator FORT MYERS, Fla , Feb. 22—/P) —The interest of Thomas A. Edison has been aroused recently in the possibility of producing paper and insulating materials through devel opment of a species of wood found near his south Florida winter home. The trees that drew the atten tion of the aged inventor are of a species generally known as "Punk' trees. A grove of the variety is located about 20 miles south of Fort Myers, where it has grown ! wild for several years on the shores of the Gulf of Mexico. ._ - __ Advertising Pays CHICAGO, Feb. 22-4/P—Kraft Phenix Cheese corporation an nounced today that $2,825,000 would be spent this year in an advertising and promotional campaign. $2,000. 000 of this in the United States and the remainder in Europe, Australia, Canada and Cuba. . I Wanderling was sounding out. Brownsville fans on the proposed league Saturday and will stay tor several weeks. The Fort W’orth man organized the West Texas league two years ago. He Is enthu-, siastic over the prospects here. -This country is ready for or ' *nized baseball. I never saw' fans more enthusiastic and this section is without doubt one of the mixt ' prosperous in the state.” Parks Necessary Wanderling is conferring with lo cal baseball men. He favors the < formation of a league with a $1800 a month per club payroll and a nine rockie dule. The league would be operated on a strictly business-, like bar’? and would not be used as a farm, although -agreements” with Texas league clubs would be probable. For Brownsville to enter it would be necessary' to construct a ball park and raise some S4.000, Wan derling says. The organized plans to call a meeting of interested Valley teams in the near future. Extortionist Gang Reported Smashed ST. LOUIS. Feb. 22—P—A gang of extortionists which has special ized in kidnaping gamblers for ransom in the St. Louis district for the last three months has been smashed, police chief Joseph Gerk said today. Gerks announcement followed arrest yesterday of seven men and one woman and rescue by police of the gang's latest victim. Jacob Huffman, downtown bookmaker who said his abductors demanded $25, ooo ransom. M#U?r a Except lor evidence* ol a »m*gg« preceding the slaving indicated bv tlie erratic counr ol the wheel marks m the dirt road, and the prints of a man s shoe* about the scene, officers declared themselves without clues as to what happen**-1 between the time the young matron left her home here at 4 o'clock yes terday afternoon tn her large sedan and the discovery of her body She told a maid tn the home that she had an engagement with a wo man friend, but would be back tn time to keep an a point men! with * , masseur. Her husband. Dr Frank Moormeixter. said he talked with her at six orlock. but he waa able to five the officers little on which to work. Car I sed lo Grind Body ~~ The Slav inf was on a side road off the Bmgham-8alt Lake high way. and the officer* were inclined to believe she had been to the min ing town perched along the aide* of a canyon, and was rBurning to the city with a companion Aa the' reconstructed the crime her asaaD-x ant struck her over the head with a heavy fragment of copper ore and then threw her body, face down upon the highway. Then alter stripping it ol the valuable jewelry the woman cus tomarily wore, he la believed to have driven her car back and forth oter it. beating It into an almost uniden tified condition Shreds of clothtn* scattered along the road, a* well as the wheel tracks themselves, told the story of considered brutally. Dr. and Mrs Muormetstri were married here two years ago. Trade Commission Attacked by Patman WASHINGTON, Feb ZS-oP*- - Charging the federal trade census sion has erased to be a fact finding body'* and had become a "loophole finding body ‘ representative Wrtfhl Putman, democrat. Texas, to a . statement today, denied making un warranted charges against the cot | tcmsetd industry. His statement was m reply to an article whtdh appeared in Texas papers recently, written by Ihovotl , S Owens, preside!!* of Um OaUa clearing house associaouon m which Owens upheld cottonseed manutai • ! turerx ol Texas against the trust * charges made by Pa*man Gas Tax Fought By Texas Communities AMARILLO. Feb. 22-.P-Muni cipalities of Texas united today in protest against a bill pending be fore the Texas legislature proposing a two cent tax on each 1000 cubic feet of natural gas. Civic organisations and land oom era in all West Texas were mvitod to attend a meeting called lure lor Monday at which mean of fighting the bill woukl be proposed Land owners proposed to charter a speciol tram from Amarillo to carry a delegation of ettuens from Panhai.wie cities to Austin to com bat the proposed legislation German Observatory Finds Newest Comet HAMBURG Feb. 23—-4*—’The Bergedorf observatory haul aanosn ced the discovery of a new comet of the tenth to eleventh magnitude and apparently relative y close to the earth because' it moves with great rapidity. The comet will be visible tonight, i but not with the naked eye, gb degrees south m Omicron m Ursus Mayor. It appears on photo graphic plates as a nebula with a * Sandino Leaving j MEXICO CITY. Feb 22—UP Members of the staff of General AtigusUno Sandino, exiled Blear* ; aguan Insurgent leader today sai l he and his enure staff, except on* who was in jail here, would leatu Mexico City shortly far Mend* Yucatan, by way of Vera Cmt. Sandino was said to be planning to visit various Central American countries where he has friends. i THE WEATHER 1 1» — ■ — i J For Brownsville and the VaOty Cloudy to partly cloudy, not much ' change in tempera lure. Light to fresh southerly winds on the west coast. For East Texas1 Part:-, cloudy. Light to fre*h southerly so wester, winds o nthe coast TIDE TABLE High and low tide at Point Dat*' today under normal nieteoroiggBa conditions: High ... I Low ... MISCELLANEOUS DATA ‘ounnac today .. f.Jri Woman Celebrates Her 107th Birthday WILLIAMSPORT, Pa., Feb. 22— Wl—Mrs. Catherine English, who was born on Washington's birthday, today celebrated her own 107th birthday anniversary. Mrs. English, who recently re covered from a .serious illness. Is active despite her age. She took pari m a quiet celebration at her home among relatives and Xrnendi.