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[ _ I THE VALLEY FIRST—FIRST IN THE VALLEY—LEASE D WIRE SERVICE OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS—0P) |
THIRTY-EIGHTH YEAR—NO. 139 BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 1930 TWELVE PAGES TODAY 5C a COPY
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IN OUR
VALLEY|
WBI CHARLES HALL r
GLANCING over the papers for
the past few days, there can be
no mistake but what the lower
end of the Rio Grande Valley is
In the threes of a road building
campaign.
First came the request for bids
on the Boca Chica road; then on
the heels of that came an announce
ment from Judge Dancy that the
6late has agreed to pave the Bar
reda-Point Isabel stretch of eleven
miles. Not to be outoone. two road
projects are Immediately announced
lor the Mexican side of the river.
These are the highway from Mata
moros to Mazatlan. and from M a ta
rn or os to Washington beach. Work
at all of them Is expected to star:
at early dates.
• • •
TWO of these roads are for play
purposes, and two for business
purposes. The play-purpose
roads are to Boca Chica and Wash-j
iiigton beach.
Both of the beaches are herald
ed as being as good as some of the
best in the state. When the good
roads lead to them entertainment
de\% ipments will follow.
mis may have a special business
significance. - So far as the tourist
is concerned the Valley enjoys a
fair winter crop. Not so big as it
should be made in the years to come
but bigger than the summer crop.
Our next 6tep is to Increase the
summer crop. Get our beaches and
play grounds and let them know
that the Valley is a good place to
STOP, not just to pass through
Then will come more hotels, and
guests for the ones we already have
and business galore. Every tourist
held here one week is worth about
*150. Incidentally the tourist is not
doing much but looking for a favor
ite spot to spend that $150.
• • •
GOT a telegram today from C. O.
Miles of Progreso, saying that
hi* attorneys have wired him
that license to do business In Wis
consin ha* not been granted a num
ber of realtors in the Valley.
Reports were rife for a while that
the ban In that 6tate had been
lifted to an extent, and it ls knosm
that some headway Ls being made
on the matter. The Wisconsin good
will tourists will be in the Valley
for the next few days, and It ls
hoped they will take back a pic
ture of things as they are here.
That ls all the Valley asks. It stands
on Its own bottom.
• • •
A central committee is busy to
day attempting to swell the
votes cast for the Brownsville
queen candidates to the Matamoros
carnival. More votes are needed.
Some seem to have an idea in
Brownsville that this is merely vot
ing for a queen in a play affair.
But that is only the surface of the
thing. The real situation is that
Matamoros needs assistance in
building a hospital which will be
lor all who come, whether with or
without money. It has not been so
many years ago that Matamoros
came to the aid of Brownsville in
building Mercy hospital. It is now
our turn.
So far as the queens are concern
ed they are not much concerned
over which is elected as they are
over how many votes are being cast.
Brownsville should contribute some
thing like a $1,000 to such a cause.
Today and tomorrow are the last
days left. Send in your vote to A.
Wayne Wood, first National bank
building.
• • •
pOLKS. Arkansas will not be still,
p Now comes Dr. John Futrall.
* president of the University, to
say tlm if Henry Fords idea of
education, recently referred to when
it was said that he will contribute
$100,000,000 to the cause, is carried
out. such men as Herbert Hoover
in the future will be blacksmiths.
Mr. Futrall lecently told an aud
ience that the plan is in the direc
tion of stratification of society, such
ns existed in Europe, where a boy
learned the trade of his father, and
Vi* not qualified to do anything
else
We are not in a position to com
ment intelligently but if Ford puts
over the idea as he did a car of a
certain make, it will be heard of
again in the United States.
• • •
THERE may be nothing new un
der the sun. but todays press
dispatches declare oil and water
do mix. They are mixing the two
in Japan, where the railway min
isuv has ordered 40 per cent oil
used for lubricating locomotive cy
linaers. It is said the compound does
not carbonize when heated and is
less harmful, not to mention $100,
000 saved per annum.
If they could work it out for
automobiles how many less knocks
we will nave—and then there will
not be ao much water left for our
lew unscrupulous dairymen.
• • •
TALKING With General Juan An
dreu Alamazan for only a few
minutes, and listening to him
talk to others, left no doubt but
what the present administration
has in mind a progressive era for
• southern republic. Road, and
consequently agricultural develop
ment seemed to be uppermost in
the mind of that cabinet member.
And the federal government is
backing gestures with money.
Bribery Trial Opens
WICHITA FALLS. Feb. 27.—4-fV
ehlectton of a Jury to try Dan Ellis
C. P- Wilson, deputy con
flfcbles. on a charge of accepting a
bribe for not pressing a liquor
cOrO was started ten today.
LONG SEARCH
FOR MEXICAN
BANDITS ENDS
Two Allege 1 Robbers
Held in Prison At
Matamoros
After a lengthy search that car
ried him over practically the en
tire republic of Mexico. Detective
Ayala of Mexico City finally suc
ceeded in "getting his men" Wed
nesday In Matamoros.
Two men. Jose Angel Castro, and
Juan Hernandez Morales, both of
Muzquize. Coahulla, were appre
hended and placed in the city jail.
They were later turned over to the
military authorities under Gen.
Julio H. Serrano who will arrange
for their return trip to the capital.
The men were wanted for train
robbery, murder, and other statutory
offenses, and have been trailed
from the scene of the crimes to
Matamoros by Detective Ayala,
aided by two assistants.
It was said Thursday morning
that Juan Morales was supposed
to be the leader of s large band
of criminals. His capture will
doubtless mean an end to their ac
tivities. according to local authori
ties.
The capture of the two men is
another instance of Mexico's sweep
ing war against crime.
HIDALGO QUIZ
ENDS AT NOON
HOUSTON. Feb. 27 —UP)— The
federal grand Jury inquiring into
alleged irregularities in the Hidalgo
county 1928 general election heard
its last witness during the noon
hour today and arranged to begin
deliberations at 2 p. m.
R. L. Bass. San Antonio station
ery' company employe, was the last
man to appear before the body.
His firm furnished the county
with election envelopes, including,
presumably, that used at Weslaco,
whose returns were not counted,
Republican independents claimed,
because the A. Y. Baker Democratic
edministration feared defeat.
The election officials’ contention
teas that the box was discarded be
cause the returns were not sealed
as required by law.
More than 25 witnesses appear
ed before the grand Jury in this,
the second investigation.
Baker, millionaire sheriff, testi
fied yesterday and went to his
hotel room, remaining there this
morning.
Special assistant United States
attorney general Fred Horowitz
bad expected to conclude with coun
ty Judge A. W. Cameron, but
changed his mind and called Mr.
Bass.
Federal Judge J. C. Hutcheson,
Jr., in Galveston, sent word this
morning he would not arrive here
until around 6:30 p. m, and should
the grand jury arrive at a report
this afternoon, It could not be made ,
until he arr«vd.
Harlingen Suffers
Heavy Fire Loss
(Special to The Herald.)
HARLINGEN, Feb. 27—Damage ol
approximately $50,000 was sustained ,
when the Temple Manufacturing Co
burned to the ground here late Wed
nesday afternoon
The fire started from a lighted ,
cigarette or a match, in the opinion
of E. C. Bennett, fire chief. It was
one of the largest fires ever seen in
Harlingen. Insurance covers about;
three-fourths of the loss. Business
will be conducted temporarily in one
of the company warehouses, paid
Manager Crockett Campbell.
A frame construction and contain
ing thousands of fruit crates, the
blazes were beyond control when the
fire department arrived. Many
houses in the neighborhood were
saved, however, by .the firemen.
Sharkey Is Big Favorite
Over Brit Champ Tonight
Miami Elimination Bout to Decide Fighter
To Meet Schmeling for Title Of
World Heavyweight*
BY ALAN GOULD
Associated Press Sports Editor
MIAMI, Fla., Feb 27—{*)—Today was fight day along the palm-fring
ed boulevards, with the crowds and chatter, the balmy breezes and the
twittering of the ballyhoo birds that flock to the midwinter carnivals of
fistiana.
Behind all the gayety and the glamor of tropical scenes, the boys as
sociated with the second annual battle of the cocoanut palms were hop
ing for the best, but fearing the worst—hoping an eleventh hour rush
for the turnstiles would materialize, but fearing a financial flop; hoping j
WINNER?
*.=®=.
JACK SHARKEY
.that Phil Scott, the London lire
laddie, would make a gallant fight
of it all. but fearing that the rough
and rugged American. Jack Shar
key. would turn the main event to
night into a one-sided punching
bee.
Thirty-six years ago in Jackson
ville, gentleman Jim Corbett, Amer
ican holder of the world's heavy
weight championship, knocked out
the pride of England, fiery little
Charley Mitchell, in three rounds,
in a fugitive prize fight that re
sulted in the arrest of all concerned
as law violators.
Sharkey Favorite
Tonight, in the Miami arena
built by the Mhdison Square Gar
den corporation of New York, Jack
Sharkey enters the ring an over
whelming favorite to repeat Anglo
American history by knocking out
Phil Scott in the 15-round feature
of an all-star heavyweight card of
five bouts. Although there is no
chance whatever of a sellout, the
sljow appeared certain to attract
a notable gathering of wealth and
fashion, of talent and celebrities to
the ringside.
No title was at stake, but the
(Continued on page 3.) j
Johnson Bill Approved
House Committee Passes Quota Measure
Permitting Mexican Immigration
— *
WASHINGTON, Feb. 27—</P>—
The revised Johnson bill to restrict
western hemisphere immigration to
an annual total of about 76.000 was
approved today by the house immi
gration committee.
Drafted after lengthy hearings,
the measure would set a limit of
67,556 on the number of native born
Canadians entering this country
each year and a limit of 2.900 on
Mexicans.
The latter quota, however would
not go into effect until the fiscal
year 1932. In the interim, the quota
for Mexico would be set at 11.021
for the fiscal year 1930 and 6.961
for 1931.
Quotas for other nations of the
new world range down to a mini
mum of 100.
Mercedes Announces
New City Candidates
(Special to The Herald.)
MERCEDES, Feb. 27—A new city
administration ticket, to be voted
on in the city election of April 1.
is headed by Dr. E. H. Kasey for
mayor, owner of Kasey Drug com
pany. with the following names
listed for aldermen: W. W. Ander
son. H. T. Tidmore, and C. E. Blan
kenship. James Bazar has announc
ed for city marshal. All candidates
of the new ticket are unopposed so
far by any announcement of the
present administration, headed by
J. E. Haynes, mayor.
Aldermen under the Haynes ad
ministration are Harry Lawson,
Herman Hartman. Ben Brooks, Sr.
and C. E. Blankenship. Walton How
ell is now sheriff. Blankenship's
name is on the new administration
ticket, since one member of the
present regime is to have a place
on the new board of aldermen.
Other announcements will be
forthcoming from the Hayes ad
ministration for the election within
a few days, its members have in
dicated.
Utilities Ownership Urged
McAllen Mayor Presents Idea to Meeting
Of Clubs as Economic City Step
(6pecial to The Herald.)
McALLEN, Feb. 27—Urging munclpal ownership of public utilities as
a civic need, Mayor F. E. Osborn announced himself in favor of the city
of McAllen acquiring water and light plants now operated by Central
Power and Light Company under a fifty-year lease, at a joint meeting
here yesterday of McAllen Lions and Rotary clubs.
Mayor Osborn s announcement Is believed here to have opened a fight
of the city to get control of its public utilities on the grounds of 3uch
operations being conductive to econo mical administration of city business
--..to the ultimate benefit of taxpay
Retail Merchants
To Name Officers
(Special to The Herald.)
SAN BENITO. Feb. 27.—The San
Benito Retail Merchants Associa
tion at its annua! meeting here to
night will name new officers, and
outline its work for the year.
Victor H. MerU Is president.
ers.
Reading statistics from a number
of Texas towns, and those of other
states, purporting to show that
muncipally owned plants afford a
high income, which made avail
able funds for the general develop
ment of other city projects.
The meeting Wednesday was at
tended by more than 100 members
of the Lion and Rotary clubs.
-,
Port Rumor
! !;
Dame rumor set Brownsville
streets afire this afternoon
when a snowball was started
rolling to the effect that the
rivers and harbors bill had
passed at Washington.
The rumors went so far as to
say that John Gregg of Mer- ]
chants National bank had re
ceived such a telegram, but this
was emphatically denied by Mr
; Gregg. Zade Rosenthal, city
manager and chairman of the
navigation district committee
also denied the rumor.
Telephone wires to The Her
ald office were beginning tc
warm up late in the day, hence
this.
YOUTHS HELD
Bovs Face Long Sentence
For Door Knocking
Because they could not explain
why they made a practice of
knocking at people’s doors in the
early morning hours, two Browns
ville youths face a 20-day term of
hard work.
They were tried in the city corp
oration court Thursday morning by
Judge A. A. Browne.
The man who filed charges, told
of the youths coming to his house
at 1:30 a. m and arousing him
by knocking at the door. He said
he did not know them, and they
gave no reason for their unexpect
ed call. The boys also failed to ex
plain to Judge Browne's satisfac
tion.
The police department has had
numerous complaints of similar
cases in the past. The boys are
believed to be the perpetrators of
several small thefts, officers stated.
Chicago Attorney
Victim of Shooting
DETROIT, Feb. Under
world shotguns were turned last
night on Alfonso Sirica, 3l-year-old
attorney, who defended James
Fernando in the Jackie Thompson
kidnaping case and who appeared
a few days ago as counsel for the
estate of an Italian cafe owner shot
to death on February 19.
Forty slugs were poured into Sir
ica’s automobile, and a dozen or
more tore away the lower part of
his face. He was taken to Receiving
hospital in a dying condition while
detectives sought a motive for the
shooting.
EAGLES GRID
STAR DIES OF
PNEUMONIA

Roswell S. Monsees
Is Claimed After
Valiant Fight
Roswell Stanley Monsees, junior
college football star of the past
season, died Thursday morning at
7:30 at the home
of his parents,
Mr. and Mrs. E.
A. Monsees. after
fighting an at
tack of pneu
monia over a pe
riod of three or
four weeks.
Monsees, known
widely among his
school and ath
■ "HTTgrcp'1 letic friends as
BUSTER • Buster,’* was one
of the mo6t prominent athletic
and school figures in junior college
circles and his illness was watched
with much anxiety by a large num
ber of friends among students and ;
teachers of the college.
Funeral arrangements have not
yet been announced, but services
will probably be held Saturday or
Sunday with the Rev. J. E. Lovett,
Methodist pastor, officiating. Mor
ris mortuary is conducting arrange
ments. ^
The young man is survived in
Brownsville bfy his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. E. A. Monsees, a brother, Cu
ban Monsees, and a sister, Miss
Ruth Monsees. who came home
several days ago from Tulsa. Okla..
high school where she has been
teaching.
Football Star
Buster, a quiet, mild mannered
youth, was one of the best athletes
ever turned out by the local school
system. Football was his specialty,
although he was interested in all
other forms of sport. Buster was
known as an adept handler of out
board speedsters. He competed in
the last Port Isabel Yacht club
regatta, but spilled on the backwash
after getting a late start in the
frce-for-ail,
Monsees was a powerful lineman
in football. Two years ago when
the Screaming Eagles ran through
an undefeated season. Buster play
ed his last year with the high
school. With Clarence Bennett as
his running mate, men who should
know declared Brownsville had the
best pair of tackles in the state.
Natural Leader
Last season he played with the
Brownsville Junior college Scor
pions. Buster was planning to re
turn next season.
He was a natural leader and
captained several athletic teams.
Because of his natural ability,
good natured lack of temperament
and willingness, Buster was a prime
favorite with coaches and fellow
players alike.
The chief topic of conversation
in athletic circles for the past week
has been Buster's condition Close
friends of the family have remain
ed at the youth’s bedside practical
ly throughout his fatal illness.
Dog Dies Attempting
To Save His Master
PORT WORTH, Peb. 27—<JP>—
Mourning in dog fashion for his
master, Kelley, nine-year-old canine
friend of Lee Taylor, 69, also
mourned today for his own senility.
Taylor died yesterday, trampled
and fatally Injured by an Infuriated
bull. Kelley, when he saw his mas
ter’s predicament, attempted to aid
him. But the aged, almost tooth
less dog could not stop the bull’s
charge, although he tried valiant
ly to sink his few remaining teeth
into the animal's tough hide.
Maybe So!
Electricity travels fast, but
Deputy Sheriff Ramon Lon
goria of Harlingen travels fast
er.
In Edinburg recently, he got a
call to rush to Rio Hondo on a case.
Longoria hopped in his car and be
gan the dash.
He stopped long enough at Mc
Allen to file a telegram to Ernesto
Yznaga, deputy sheriff at La Feria,
telling him to rush to Rio Hondo. j
Longoria then breezed on down the
highway to La Perla. He beat the
telegram to Yznaga.
At Harlingen. Longoria put in a
telephone call for D. P. McClung,
city marshal at Rio Hondo. The
telephone was not answered im
mediately. so Longoria dashed on
to Rio Hondo.
Just as he arrived at headquar-i
ters in Rio Hondo, the telephone
rang. The operator informed him
“Mr. Longoria at Harlingen wishes
to speak to Mr. McClung.’'
The cause of the spirited dash
was a row between two cousins over
a quart of gasoline. One had punch
ed the other in the nose.
GOOD HUMOR CARNIVAL
Miss...
T " * «
Write in the name of one of the queens, or say for hospital and the
amount will be prorated to the queen candidates.
Twenty votes for $1.00 Mall to A. Wayne Wood, First National ;
bank building.
CANDIDATE
Mrs. Clara Shortridge Foltz, sis
ter of United States Senator Sam
uel Shortridge of California, is a
candidate for the republican nom
ination for governor of California.
KIWANIS CLUB
BACKS QUEEN
Neat Sum Is Subscribed
To Miss Cobolini
At Meeting
Kiwanis club members raised the
sum of $133.50 at Thursday's lunch
eon which will be cast as votes
for Miss Ayeliffe Cobolini. Kiwanis
candidate for queen of the Mata
moros Good Humor festival. Miss
Cobolini in the first official count
is leading the field for the queen's
honors.
Manuel Cisneros was in charge of
the musical program for the meet- i
mg. and an enjoyable feature was
the young piano player, Enrique de
La Garza, nine years old, and son
of Mr. and Mrs. E. de La Garza of
Brownsville. Mr. Cisneros sang sev
eral songs in Spanish, with Prof.
Bolado at the piano.
Dr. Howard Peak was speaker,
discussing mental attitudes and
proper use of mind power as neces
sities of a correct method of living.
Robert Schwarz and Sam Perl
spoke on the queen's contest, urg
ing members to donate liberally to
the fund which will be used for
the Matamoros hospital.
Visitors at the luncheon were
Howard Cummins of Brownsville.
J. O. Harris of Harlingen, Fred
Hodge, Kalamazoo. Mich., E. C.
Breedlove, San Benito, Dr. and Mrs.
J. B. Bass of Abilene. New mem
bers were Sheriff W. B. Brown, W.
L. Norton and O. W. Singer.
E. J. Tucker was appointee as
chairman of arrangements for
Brownsville's attendance at the
Valley-wide Kiwanis meet to honor
O. Sam Cummins of Dallas, past
president of Kiwanis International.
Drastic Home Search
Disapproval Made
WASHINGTON. Feb. 27.——
Attorney General Mitchell today
voiced disapproval of an effort to
make more drastic the law allowing
search of private dwellings In liquor
cases.
Matamoros Gets
Highway to each
Gen. Almazan Advises Many Improvements
For Twin City With Federal Aid To
Be Given for Work
Another roadway for the benefit of the Lower Rio Grande Talley!
This is the result seen in the brief and hurried visit of General Juan
Andreu Almazan to Matamoros Wednesday. This time, for the 'second
time In as many days it is a roadway on the Mexican side of the river,
but again one of benefit to Brownsville and the Valley in general.
Shortly after his arrival General Almazan, now a cabinet member, but
one of the outstanding defenders of the government during the last
revolution, and once an officer stationed at Matamoros, advised Mata
TAFT’S HEART
WEAKENING
Hope for Prolonging Life
Of Jurist Fading, Say
Physicians
WASHINGTON, Feb. 27.——
The vitality of William Howard
Taft today was slowly ebbing away
id with it the hope of thoee close
to him that his life might be pro
longed.
His physicians were frankly pessi
mistic. even to the extent of point
HOPE ABANDONED
WASHINGTON. Feb. 27—i/P)
— Physicians attending Wm.
Howard Taft today said there
was no hope of his recovery.
ing out that his temperature, pulse
and respiration, while abnormal,
were not adequate indications of
the seriousness of his condition.
Since his return from Asheville,
North Carolina, and his resigna
tion as chief Justice of the United
States. Mr. Taft has been gradually
losing ground, and his condition has
been complicated by untoward de
velopments.
Added to a bladder ailment, the
nervous trouble and heart weak
ness from which he was suffering,
arterial troubles have set in.
Thickening of the walls of the ar
teries has placed an added burden
upon his already overtaxed heart.
While he was permitted to sit up
for a short period each day imme
diately after his return from Ashe
ville, for several days now he has
been unable to leave his bed. While
he is able to take some nourish
ment, it is in smaller quantities
than heretofore.
His physicians, Drs. Thomas A.
Claytor and Francis R. Hagner,
were in almost constant attendance.
Last night they returned to the Taft
home on Wisconsin avenue shortly
before midnight for a visit with
their patient that had no place on
the schedules of previous days.
The apprehension of the doctors
is believed to be caused particularly
by their patient’s circulatory
troubles and the fear that his heart
must soon give way.
Valley Awaits Trippers
Fourteen-Car Wisconsin Train Will Arrive
At Harlingejn Friday Morning
The trimmings have been acyicd. to preparations made to welcome 120
Wisconsin good will trippers td the Valley tomorrow, and when the train
pulls into the station at Harlmgen the Valley will be on hand.
Leading residents of all sections of the Valley will be here to welcome
the visitors. Harlingen school pupils, 2,000 in number, will be on hand,
and the Harlingen High School band will furnish music for the event.
In other words, the Wisconsin people will know that the Valley is
glad to see them, even thoi.arfa they do not come to buy land.
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Ki street cars.
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med to the motor
man him to stand
and opened fire
with especial
ly *f£
Be negro was
deliv , officers
•''Care for the weapon
he u it—a toy cap
Pisto with string.
Tii to two oth
er rc
The visitors win ue laxen irum
the train and given breakfast here,
with a number of Harlingen and
other Valley people present to eat
with them.
The train is to arrive at Harlingen
at 7:30 a. m.. half an hour earlier
than expected heretofore. R. B
Creager of Brownsville is to be prin
cipal speaker on the breakfast pro
gram.
They will hear a few remarks
about the Valley by some well
known man. and will be welcomed
to the city by Mayor Sam Botts.
They will then be started on the
famous Valley tour, which has de
lighted so many visitors to this
sect ion
From here they will be taken to
Mercedes .and then will go due
north through the Edcouch and
Elsa sections, to Edinburg. Turning
back at Edinburg they will go to
McAllen, and then on down through
Pharr. San Juan, and other towns
to Progreso, where a barbecue lun
cheon will be served.
They will then go on to Browns
ville. where they will be given din
ner, leaving the next day.
A Wisconsin exhibit of manufac
tured products of that state is in
cluded on the train, which is made
up of 14 cars
PERSIAN SHAH DIES
1 PARIS. Feb. 27.—(AV- Ahmed,
deposed Shah of Persia, died today
in the American hospital after a
j year's Illness.
moros officials to go ahead and
build a highway to Washington
beach, provided the right-of-way is
restricted and no unsightly build
ings are permitted to be construc
ted along It. He said federal aid
would be forthcoming. This with the
Boca Chica road on the American
side will give two beach play
grounds.
General Aimazan is one of the
outstanding figures In the develop
ment of present day Mexico. Fcr
the past few years he has been
active In the building of highways
in the northern part.
Visit Is Brief
He arrived in Matamoros yester
day after a drive down the Amer
ican side of the Rio Grande Valley',
and after greeting army, city, and
chamber of commerce officials, who
met him with a brass band, he pro
ceeded at once to inspect the levee
being erected to direct the over-'
flow waters of the river away from
Matamoros and into an arroyo.
After that he crossed back to the
American side and visited the
fcrownsville airport.
While in Matamoros he advocat
ed a development program there,
which he said would be for the’
purpose of bringing the other side
to a stage to cotipare favorably
with the more highly developed
sections on the American side of
the ri\ er. <
Foreign Capital Invited
It was at the Brownsville air
port that a reporter for The
Brownsville Herald was granted an
Interview’, so busy was he during
his brief stay.
He was asked concerning the
change of policy toward foreign
capital, which certain announce
ments have made evident under
the Rubio administration.
He replied that the Rubio ad
ministration had a definite pro
gram of policy toward foreign cap
ital with certain guarantees, but
that until he talked more to Pres.
dent Rubio about it, he did not
wish to cause any embarrassment
by discussing it.
To Return Soon
“Mexico more than ever is main
taining the idea of more airports)
for the republic.”
"One of my first steps as secre
tary of communications and public)
works was to make appointments
of some of the best minds of the
country with the idea of letting no
obstacle interfere with the present
air program of Mexico.”
About a year ago General Alma
zan gave this same reporter an In
terview in Monterrey in which he
said an airport program had been
decided upon, which would esta
blish air bases "all over the re
public.” That being just at the
close of the revolution, he added
that to his mind It would be one of
the greatest agencies toward peace
in the southern nation. It would
permit quick action by the govern
ment in other words
Roadway 25 Miles
General Almazan considers Wash
ington beach one of the best along
the Mexican coast and from his
statements here is desirous of see
ing it improved and made a resort. \
It is a distance of 25 miles. He in
dicated to Matamoros officials that
the branches of the federal govern
ment of which he has charge stands
ready to aid that city in many im
provements. and that his return
(Continued on page 3.)
j THE WEATHER jj
For Brownsville and the Valley:
Cloudy and unsettled tonight and
Friday, probably with occasional
rains; not much change in temper
ature.
For East Texas. Cloudy tonight
and Friday with local rains; nor
much change in temperature.
Light to fresh easterly to south
erly winds on the coast.
RIVER FORECAST
There will be no material change
in the river during the next few day i
Flood Present 24-Hr. 24-Hr.
Stage Stage Ctmg. Rain
Eagle Pass .J6 2.1 00 00
Laredo .27 -0.6 Oh .09
Bio Grande ..21 3.6 0.0 .05
Mission .22 3.8 tO.l .00
San Benito ..23 5 2 -0.9 .00
Brownsville ..18 1.0 -0.6 .0*1
TIDE TABLE
High and low tide at Point Isabel
tomorrow, under normal meteorolo
gical conditions:
High . 2 39 a. m: 4:50 p. m.
Low.9:43 a. m; 10:05 p. m.
MISCELLANEOUS DATA
Sunset today . 6 3'
Sunrise tomorrow . 6.5£
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