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1 H ! Flat X Sheets I Also Comxfttad Shuts Conductor Pips sad Fittings Alamo Iron Works BrowMTtllf -p. Qorpu Christ! 8u Antonio *— Houston THIRTY-EIGHTH YEAR—NO, 139 BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 1930 5e A COPY IN OUR VALLEY ssssaBy CHARLES HALLs=a 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 throes 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 Oancy that the state has agreed to pave the Bar reda-Point Isabel stretch of eleven miles. Not to be outdone, two road projects are immediately announced for the Mexican side of the river. These are the highway from Mata moro6 to Mazatlan, and from Mata moros to Washington beach. Work on all of them is expected to start at early dates. 1 . . . of these roads are for play urposes, and two for business purposes. The play-purpo6e roads are to Boca Chica and Wash ington beach. Both of the beaches are herald ed mi being as good as some of the best in the state. When the good roads lead to them entertainment developments will follow. This 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 ahould be made in the years to come but bigger than the summer crop. Our next step 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 p&m> through Then will come more hotels, and guests for the ones we already liave and business galore. Every tourist held here one week is worth about SloO. Incidentally the tourist is not doing much but looking for a favor It; spot to spend that $150. m m m GOT a telegram today from C. O.J Miles of Progreso, saying that' his attorneys have wired him that license to do business in Wis consin has not been granted a num ber of realtors in the Valley. Reports were rife for a while that the ban In that state had been lifted to an extent, and it is known that some headway is being made oil the matter. The Wisconsin good Will tourists will be in the Valley lor the next few days, and it is hoped they will take back a pic ture of things as they are here. That Is 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 queeu 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 for 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. t 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. • • • Fr,KS. Arkansas will not be still. I Now comes Dr. John Futrall president of the University, to say that if Henry Ford's idea of i education, recently referred to when H was said that he will contribute $100,000,000 to the cause, is carried out. such mfen as Herbert Hoover in the future will be blacksmiths. Mr. Futrall recently told an aud ience that the plan is in the direc tum of stratification of society, such as existed in Europe, where a boy learned the trade of his father, and was 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. m m m rERE may be nothing new un der the sun, but today s press dispatches declare oil and water do mix They are mixing the two in Japan, where the railway min istry has ordered 40 per cent oil used for lubricating locomotive cy linders. It is said the compound does not carbonize when heated and is lesa harmful, not to mention $100, 000 saved per annum. If they could work it out for automobiles how many less knocks will nave—and then there will Hot be sc much water left for our £eW unscrupulous dairymen. Bribery Trial Opens WICHITA FALLS, Feb 27.—(*>— GelecUon of a jury to try Dan Ellis C. P Wilson, deputy con on % charge of accepting a not pressing A liquor '.is* ***■ 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 Muzqulze. Coahuila, 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 a 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. Peb 27 — <AV- 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 administration feared defeat. The election officials’ contention w-as 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 had 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^xl. Drastic Home Search Disapproval Made WASHINGTON. Feb. 27.—UPv— Attorney General Mitchell today voiced disapproval of an effort to make more drastic the law allowing search of private dw-ellings in liquor cases. 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—OP)—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 learing the worst—hoping an eleventh hour rush for the turnstiles would materialise, but fearing a financial flop; hoping WINNER? JACK SHARKEY I rthat Phil Scott, the London fire 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 Madison 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 show 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.) —- --- ■ . — ■■■■■■■ I Johnson Bill Approved_, House Committee Passes Quota Measure Permitting Mexican Immigration - 5f. __ I WASHINGTON, Feb. 27—<J>,— 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. 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, said 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. Utilities Ownership Urged McAllen Mayor Presents Idea to Meeting Of Clubs as Economic City Step - • (Special to The Herald.) McALLEN, Feb. 27—Urging muncipal 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 such operations being conductive to econo mical administration of city business r . ■ jtto 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 annual mcctmg here to night will name new officers, and outline its work for the year. Victor H. Merta 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 otlier city projects. The meeting Wednesday was at tended by more than .*00 members of the Lion ana Rotary dubs. Port Rumor Stirs City 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 Boys 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 hare] 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 Shooting DETROIT, Feb. 27—<AV- Under world shotguns were turned last night on Allonso Sirica. 31-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 intb 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 % motive for the \ shooting. EAGLES GRID STARDIESOF 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 1 widely among Ins school and ath •’BUSTER” letic mends &s •'Buster." was one of the most 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 by 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 South, was one of the best athlete* TVcrrufBW mjrwrrhf local school ©stem. 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 backwsuh arter getting a late start in the free-for-all. 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 I 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 naf’-il 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 FORT WORTH. Peb. 27—iJF)— Mourning in dog fashion for his master. Kelley, nine-year-old canine friend of L*e 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. Longoria then breezed on down the highway to La Feria. 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 r to Rio Hondo. Just as he arrived at headquar 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 i ed the other in the noee. Sheriff A. Y. Baker TAFT’S HEART WEAKENING Hope for Prolonging Life Of Jurist Fading, Say Physicians WASHINGTON. Feb. 27—(-FV The vitality of William Howard Taft today was slowly ebbing away :d with it the hope of those 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— — 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 icsigna tion as chief Justice of the United States. Mr. Taft has been gradually lasing ground, and his condition has been complies ed 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 da\s now he has been unable to leave his bed. While he is able to take some nourish ment, it 1s in smaller quantities than heretofore. 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. Grand Jury Finds EXTRA Hildago Case Bills t _ HOUSTON, TEX., FEB. 27— <AP.)_A. Y. Baker. Sheriff of Hidalgo County and seven others were indict ed by a federal Grand Jury tonight for “Conspiracy to injure persons in the exercise of civil rights.” The bills were returned after a four-day investigation of the charges of Republican Independents that the Baker Democratic administration had caused to be dis carded in the Box in Weslaco in the 1928 general elec tion. The others indicted besides Baker were: County, Judge A. VV. Cameron; William D. Chaddick, former County Commissioner; Marvin Evans, County Commis- * sioner; Sam M. Hargrove, County Commissioner; Cam E. Hill, County Clerk; Tom J. Buckow, Election Judge, and Edwin B. Williams, election Clerk. Bond for each was set at $1,000 and they will make it tomorrow. Hearing of testimony in the Hidalgo county election probe opened last Monday at Houston, under special United States Assistant at torney Fred Horowitz and under the jurisdiction of Judge J. C. Hutcheson Jr. Some twenty-five witnes ses were called and all dur ing the present week these have been heard. Nothing of the nature of the testimony has been heard as it has been before a federal grand jury. A1 lthis time intense inter est has been maintained throughout Hidalgo county, for every vestige of news, es pecially by members of the good government League. Prominent Figures rlne indictment brought is against some of the most prominent figures in Hidal go politics and county, many of whom for years have been connected with the develop ment and growth of the county. Protests against the me Valley Awaits Trippers Fourteen-Car Wisconsin T rain Will Arrive At Harlingen Friday Morning The trimmings have been add^d to preparations made to welcome 130 Wisconsin good will trippers to I he Valley tomorrow, and when the train pulls into the station at Harlingen the Valley will be on hand. Leading residents of all sections of the Valley will be here to welcome the visitors. Harlingen schoal/pupil*. 2.000 in number, will be on hand, and the Harlingen High School band will furnish music for the event. In other words, the Wiscipain people will know that the Valley is glad to see them, even tb ugfl they do not come to buy land. .a ...it* l. r.. . BANDIT SHOT _ M I Wounded Negro Uaed Toy Pistol in Stick-up 9 FORTH WORTH. Feb. #—/*■— Shot by his intended victup. under arrest and confined to a hospital for the next several days before he goes to trial, Lonnie K|®*< negro, daytime chauffeur and^ nishttime hi-Jacker, still had one consolation today, He couln’t be charged with rob bery by firearms. King specialized i* street cars. His last job was iU sheeted, for he chose a car piloted tff C. A. Car nett. who had been *eld up four times recently and wap tired of it. When King boarded «• car, jam med something hard fcft^ the motor man's ribs and ordered him to stand and deliver. Carnets »!>ened fire with a revolver prej^re<i especial ly for the job. * Before the wou d negro was delivered to the spiral officers searched his pock for t 'apon he used. They fn it-a toy cap pistol, tied to«f< with string The negro con to two oth er robberies. . rne visitors win oe iui.ru nut. 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 Hariingen at 7:30 a. m. half an hour aarller 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 citv by Mayor Sam Boris. They will then be started on the famous Valley tour, which has de | lighted so many visitors to this section. 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 i _ PERSIAN SHAH DIES PARIS. Feb. 27—(A*)—Ahmed. deposed Shah of Persia, died today in the American hospital alter a year * Ulrica*. — V thod in which the election was held early made their appearance and so much publicity has been given the matter that all over Texas and in many parts of the United States it has general ly become known as the Hi dalgo county election case. Political Hot Bed The election in question arouse da firey political fight in Hidalgo countyl Long before the actual bal lot, strife bet wen the admin istration and anti-administra tion forces waxed hot. At times bloodshed was feared and rangers were centered upon the Weslaco poll during the actual count. Bitter charges were ’tossed back an dforth. No one was allowed to be neutral. Both sides demanded that citizens declare their stand. For weeks before the elec tion. anti-administration forces stood as near the polls as possible, checking over the number of voters entering. Governor Dan Moo dy sent Rangers to Hidalgo county and gun pockets bulged. When the returns were not announced immediately bit ter charges flew from the ranks of the anti-adminis tration party. The ytobk their allega tions to the state govern ment and several trips wero made.to Austin but nothir came of the hearing . -ever*’ P Since aeveiui , * .. uiions have been held, i ne last was whe na federal grand jury probe dthe election at a re gular term of court in Brownsville. After hearing evidence presented by As sistant U. S. Attorney Gen eral Horowitz for two days the grand jury returned a negative conclusion bring ing no indictments. Administration forces took their victory stoically and said little. Then followed the Hous ton probe. Mercedes Announces New City Candidates (Special to The Herald.) MERCEDES. Peb. 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 o far by any announcement of the present administration. haaded by J. E. Haynee, mayor.