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—[ By CHARLES HALI ■=*=>
"The natural man will find
his way more readily to the
truth than the one who lives in
constant terror of the lash of
—Heywood Broun, author.
“Such benefits as come to our
country from war experiences
were not represented by material
values but by spiritual values.”
—Former President Coolidge
‘Bewara of the phrase, ‘self
defense.’ It is an old witch wear
ing a fair disguise."
—Ramsay MacDonald. British
"Politicians take no interest
in eugenics because the unborn
have no votes.”
—Dean William Ralph Inge.
^ I-U-U-^jnLf%ro-i-rv^»-unr^
COMETH now the Better Business
Bureau of Detroit which "dis
poseth and sayeth,” then writes
the Brownsville Chamber of Com
tatterce about what it disposeth and
Hpyeth - - until the correspondence
Stows too warm for the bureau - -
Kati tne bureau quits.
/Now the local chamber will seek
information through its repre
sentatives at Washington. This is
sought qn letters from the bureau
itself that it obtained its information
from a government representative.
Secretary Richardson takes tne po
sition that if the information came
from the government representative,
the remuneration for the work of
that individual comes from the peo
ple as a whole, and that it should
not be so private and confidential.
Chances are that the government
representative is at fault only on
misinformation. If enough light
is thrown out on the matter he may
voluntarily come out in the open.
All in all it seems the Detroit Bet
ter Business Bureau has now started
something it want* to stop.
IS THE VALLEY growing?
We’ll say it is- A representa
tive of the Eagle Pass Lumber
company today informed the en
gineer of this column that $100,000
worth of construction will be under
way by that concern during the
month of April. This will be in
Brownsville and its immediate vi
cinity. And this is work on many
projects, not one.
With this item, and what the many
other lumber companies have under
contract, It seems that the sound
of the hammer and saw is going
to be heard throughout the land
lor the next thirty days.
DAME Rumor got on her black
cap and gown and started
marching up and down Browns
ville streets, yesterday, in a man
ner which caused newspaper report
ers to get in high and finally chase
her up the darkest alley, where she
First to come was that Lindbergh
was in town. That sounded mighty
good, but proved mighty untrue.
Next came whispers of informa
tion having been received not so
favorable to the deep-water port
project. Untrue, and worse. It is
the other way. It was said that
Judge Yates has received informa
tion from Washington, which gives
^he brightest hopes for early action,
Sut being only a matter of opinion
f of those close to the project, it is
not made public except to say that
everybody is happy.
• • •
|p HARLINGEN way talk is being
|| scattered of going ahead with
v the Arroyo project.
If that Is done, whether It be with
federal aid. or by the citizenship as
a whole, it will be welcome news
to Brownsville. When ships come
sailing through the deep-water port
at Brazos Island, Harlingen is going
to find an outlet to the sea. There
is little doubt of that. Her propos
ed channel will make a play place
of which the entire Valley will be
proud, to say nothing of the added
business it will give.
• • •
THESE fine spring days increase
the visions of young men and j
make old men dream more
• • •
THERE is one tiling about the com- j
ing of special highway officers ,
to the lower Rio Grande Valley.
If they can bring down the total of j
owr accidents, and resultant deaths,
it is going to be one of the greatest ,
' steps ever taken by the state for |
the Valley. The death list was really
beginning to appall.
• • •
NEW YORK—Woman has a great
er chance for old age than man
Study of federal census date by
t 'rarch workers of the Milbank
Memorial fund, a foundation for
promoting health, shows that in
recent years’ the death rate for fe
males past the age of 35 has been
increasing less than the male rate.
GLASGOW — John Longden. iron
jnoulder. has won honors at the
socialist art exhibition with a plas
ter cast of a runner made during
jKare time in his back yard with a
Ewgftaper clipping as a model. The
fcrit A thought it rr’ist be the work
of a foreign artist.
NEW YORK — Maybe corned
fbeef and cabbage and lemon merin
gue pie will be as popular in their
way as the Maine stein song. Rudy
lallee likes them very much, judg
ing from the pleasure he showed
when they were served at a dinner
given him by Gilda Gray.
4 BEAUMONT. April 4. —UP)—
peorge Harrott. 74. today faced an
indictment for murder in the slay
ing of John La Coste. 58. his for
mer emolwa. on the night of
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$65,000 FOR
Democratic Chairman
Noncommittal On •
Party Stand
called for questioning in regard to
his stand against prohibition. John
J. Raskob. chairman of the Demo
cratic National committee, today
testified before the Senate Lobby
committee that he had “no right to
commit the democratic party on
either side cf the question.”
After testifying he had contrib
uted between $65,000 and $66,000 to
the association against the pro
hibition amendment, of which he
is a director Raskob asserted he
was careful not to mix his person
al beliefs on prohibition with the
affairs of the democratic national
Not Influencing Party
“My opinion," he said, “is that
no one can commit the democratic
party on this question except the
national convention. I shall not try
to Influence any democratic mem
ber on this Question.”
The committee room was crowded
with spectators as Raskob appear
ed. Three members of the Lobby
committee were present. They were
Senator Robinson. Republican. In
diana. who asked that Raskob be
called and Senators Caraway of
Arkansas ancl Walsh of Montana,
both democrats.
Caraway, chairman of the com
mittee. questioned Raskob at first.
The democratic chairman said he
contributed $12,500 to the associa
tion against the prohibition amend
ment in 1928. $30,000 in 1929 and
had pledged $30,000 for 1930, some
of which had been paid.
Progress Made
Raskob laid he thought some
progress had been made toward
modification or repeal of the
eighteenth amendment, but testi
fied he took little part in the active
work of the association. he added
the wet organization was interest
ed in the election of wets to con
gress “rather than in the persua
tion of those in congress.”
Under sharp questioning by Sen
ator Robinson, the democratic lead
er said the association was not a
lobbying organization, but added he
was not sure of the correct defini
tion of the term.
F. Scott McBride, superintendent
of the Anti-Saloon league, was one
of the spectators in the crowded
room. He stood in the rear and
i listened intently.
Frequent clashes between com
mittee members developed as Rob
inson continued his questioning. At
one point. Senator Walsh urged
the Indiana senator let Raskob an
swer the questions put to him An
even more heated tilt came after
Robinson asked Raskob If he in
tended to resign his post as demo
cratic chairman.
Both Caraway and Walsh object
ed and refused to let Raskob an
swer the question.
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Husband Questioned
After Ax Slaying
SEBRING. Fla., April 4.—
William R. Carver, former Philadel
phia real estate man. was held In
jail here for questioning today in
the ax killings of his wife and two
year-old son. which a coroner’s Jury
had blamed on a Negro boy, whom
Carver shot to death.
Mrs. Carver and her boy were
killed in the Carver home here
Wednesday*. The coroner’s jury said
the Negro. Ben Whitehead, had
killed them and that Whitehead's
death at Carver's hands was justt
flcable homicide.
Carver was arrested yesterday
after officers learned he Was bene
ficiary in a $10,000 insurance paiicy
of Mrs. Carver.
Thirteen Men Killed
In Fire-Damp Blast
BRUSSELS. Belgium. April 4—
—Thirteen men were killed and
eight injured in a fire-damn ex
plosion in a coal mine at Elouges.
near Mons, last night.
Two of the injured men were
seriously hurt and were taken out
by rescue crews who worked des
perately throughout the night,
The explosion occurred as an
electrically controlled dynamite
charge was detonated. The miner
in charge of the operation declared
all precautions had been taken and
there was no trace of fire-damp
before the accident.
Hawks in Terre Haute
TERRE HAUTE. Ind., April 4—
(VP)—Prank Hawks, progressing east
ward on his transcontinental glider
flight, landed at the airport here
shortly before 10 a. m. He left East
St. Louis, III., this morning.
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How the beaches around Brownsville are looked upon by visitors
! can be found in the words of Dr. W. H. Tupper, physician of Chicago
who lias been a Valley visitor this winter. Shown here on the beach at
Boca Chica he declared the water fronts to be worth millions to
Browasville. if they are capitalized like Florida has done.
“Your climate, your beaches, your neighboring Mexico are sufficient
to fill the Valley with tourists, if you let the w’orld know about them.
It costs much less for tourists to visit here than Florida,” he said.
! .
Sterling Backs Valley Road
Hug-the-Coast Highway From Brownsville
To Houston Boosted
(Special to The Herald.)
SAN BENITO, April 4.—The problem of getting a paved road through
Kenedy county, giving the Valley a new outlet to the north will be
solved In due time, R. S. Sterling, chairman of the state highway com
mission, told Valley people in discussing the matter here.
Sterling was asked about the proposed five-county road district which
has been suggested by County Judge Oscar C. Dancy of Cameron county.
He said he knows nothing about it.
“We are working now on & number of projects which will give the
Descendant of Sheba Is
Honored by Realm
ADDIS ABABA, Abyssinia. April
4.—<&)—This ancient empire today
planned its most impressive honors
for Zauditu, its empress and co
ruler, who died here Wednesday at
the age of 54, Zauditu, whose name
means Judith, was a descendant of
a line which traced its ancestors to
King Solomon and the Queen of j
Her death leaves Ras Taffari. her j
nephew, and Negus (king) since
1928 In supreme control of the
country. The Ras has transferred
his following to the imperial guebbi
or palace, which he has occupied
with troops. Both the capital and
the country are tranquil.
Zauditu was the daughter of the '
Emperor Manelik II. who died in
1913. She succeeded her nephew
LiJ Yasu. dethroned in 1916. On
October 7. 1928 the Ras Taffari. one
of the world's most picturesque
rulers, was made her co-sovereign
and crowned "King of Kings of
Ethiopia, the Conquering Line of
Judah and the Elect of God."
Brady Witnesses Are
Called for April 14
AUSTIN. April 4—<'/P>—’The 78 :
witnesses who were called by the j
defense in the case of John W. j
Brady, charged with the murder of
Miss Lehlia Highsmith, at his for- l
mer trial, have been subpoenaed
again to appear April 14. when a
second hearing is to begin.
These were added to approx
imately 100 others, whom. It is
believed, will be used by the de
fense In an effort to show another
Jury cannot be obtained In Travis
count, as a basis for a motion to
send the case elsewhere on a change
of venue.
Blast Site Appears
As Front of War
The site of the Pennsylvania Fire
works Display Company. Inc., at
Devon. Pa., where a series of explo
sions yesterday killed ten persons
and injured more than 30 others,
today presented a scene reminiscent
of the western battlefront after a
Police estimated at least 200
homes had been damaged.
War Measure* Taken
Against Alliance
SHANGHAI. April 4—<*V- The
Nationalist government at Nanking
took war measures tonight against
the northern militarist alliance
which has declared for its over
throw. Nanking’s state council ap
proved a mandate for “the arrest
and subjugation” of General Yen
Hsi Shan, governor of Shansi prov
ince and leader of the alliance.
Gamer to Speak ‘Every Day
Or So’ on Rate Publicity
WASHINGTON. April 4.—(JP>—In
spite of Senator Smoot's decision
to make immediate announcement
of rates agreed upon by the Senate
House Tariff conference, Represent
ative Gamer, Democratic leader, be
lieves the battle for ptblicity is
not completely won, and be intends
to carry It further. „
He intends to speak in the house
every day or so. and describe the
circumstances leading fy the agree
ment* Smoot announfU, but that,
he said, is a question of obtaining
recognition from the presiding of
“This story of publicity isn't
over,” he said today. ‘‘It is not al
ways possible to get recognition on
the floor of the house-whenever it
is wanted. If I can, however, every
day or so. I intend to speak for a
few minutes after the morning ses
sion of the conference so the public
can have a picture of what is going
on.*’ . I
I V'alley improved road connections,”
Mr. Sterling said. "When ail the
paving which has actually been
started now is completed, the Valley
will have an all-weather paved road
from Brownsville to Houston, go
ing by way of Corpus Christ!.
Road To San Antonio
"There is already a paved road
all the way to San Antonio, in
cluding some road on which work
is being done now.”
In discussing the Kenedy county
situation, Mr. Sterling said that
this matter is being considered
from ever}' angle, and that it will
be worked out satisfactorily to all
concerned in the end. he believes.
"You have only 700 cars daily
moving over the present highway
to the Valley,” Mr. Sterling said.
"There are ether points in the state
with more traffic, and more need
for connecting roads.
Another highway
"As your traffic increases, which
it seems to be rapidly doing, we
will have the situation worked out.
I feel sure, and will pave through
Kenedy county and give the Val
ley another connecting highway”
Mr Sterling was then asked about
the Military highway, leading from
Brownsville on up the Rio Grande.
"How about state aid on this
road?” he aws asked.
"Well, we are Just going over it,
so that we will know something
about the project, when you people
come up and ask for state aid on
it.” he replied. "We expect you
will be asking for it.”
Bond Victory Seen
For San Benito Vote
(Special to The Herald)
SAN BENITO, April 4.-Victory
for the $320,000 bond issue election
which will be voted on here tomor
row Is predicted after a careful
check of sentiment both ways on
the issue.
A campaign which was launched
against the issue has been almost
smothered by a counter campaign
for it, with the school board, the
chamber of commerce, and other
organizations endorsing the issue
and working for it.
San Benito will use proceeds from
this Issue to construct buildings
which will rank the city along with
others in the state in fine school
One of the most important struc
tures will be the combination gym
nasium—cafeteria—vocational build
ing. which will be available for rise
of citizens in general, as well as for
school children.
The bond issue will also be used
to finance a new high school
building. _
Fire Zone Doubled
For Oklahoma Well
OKLAHOMA CITY, April 4—<£*—
The fire-zone was doubled in ex
tent todav about the outlaw No. 1
Mary Sudik oil well in the south
Oklahoma City field, as prepara
tions for a n?w effort to bring it
under control neared completion.
The zone, from which all but ac
tual workers on the well were ex
cluded, was extended to a radius
of 31-2 miles by authority of C.
R. O’Neal, state fire marshal.
Theater Passes Go
To Sunday Born
Is next Sunday your birthday?
If it is drop by The Herald
office and get. through courtesy
of Manager John Panning of
the Capitol theater and this pa
per. a pas> to the show.
No birthday tricks will be
played on those bom on April 6.
Sunday. When they get their
tickets from this office and
present them at the Capitol it
la just a courtesy of The Her
| aid and the Capitol.
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Information Here
Adds Harlingen
Information received in Browns
ville today from Washington was
said to point toward the introduc
tion of the deep-water port bill early
next week.
The letter coming from those in
terested there tended to show that
everything pointed to its favorable
consideration from various political
At the same time it was said that
recommendation would be made for
a government survey of Harlingen's
arroyo proposition.
It was said that this is indicated
from the rivers and harbors com
mittee. Prom other sources it was
learned that the bill will carry $4,
783,000 for the project, half of which
is to be furnished by local interests.
To this end the Brownsville navi
gation ccr ’ sion has been labor
ing to obtain sites wanted, and ex
pects soon to ask an election on
$1,500,000 bonds to add to the $2,000,
000 already voted.
The first condemnation proceed
ings on sites wanted is expected to
be heard on April 7.
Rate Experts Seek
Key Justification
GALVESTON, April 4—<A*H-At
torneys and rate experts represent
ing Texas cities and ports planned
to continue today their tight to
justify rates set up by them In the
consolidated southwestern cases be
fore the Interstate Commerce Com
The carriers claim export, import
and coastwise rates should be made
on a democratic basis ancf that
wharfage and other port charges
be borne by commerce and not ab
sorbed by them.
Leading in the attack on the rail
lines were Albert Reed of Dallas.
H. H. Haines of Port Arthur. J. H.
Crooker of Houston. E. H. Thorn
ton of Galveston and others.
Red River Bridges
Are Authorized
WASHINGTON. April 4..—Iff*—
The senate today passed the house
bill authorizing construction of three
highway bridges across the Red riv
er connecting Oklahoma and Texas
and paralleling three existing toll
j bridges._
Warden Leslie Rudolph of the
Missouri state penitentiary whose
strict rules broke the revolt In the
Institution when convicts mutinied
because of dissatisfaction with the
Movement On Foot For
Work on Arroyo
(Special to The Herald >
HARLINGEN, April 4—A move is
on foot here to force an Issue with
in the next few weeks on the Ar
royo Colorado waterway project, a
large number of local people being
in favor of starting the derdging
of the Arroyo Colorado at once.
According to J. B. Chambers Sr.,
chairman of the district, applica
tion for permit to dredge has been
made, but has not been granted
1 yet.
Those favoring immediate dredg
ing claim that the waterway would
be worth considerable money to the
city of Harlingen as a pleasure
channel for small boats, and that
there would be a large amount of
development along it If dredging
should be started.
They advocate spending the money
which has been voted, $500,000
originally, to dredge the channel
down to the Laguna Madre re
gardless of whether permit is se
cured to cut through the Island.
Armed Yeggs Loot Bank
Masked Machine Gunners Sack $40,000 From
Ohio Firm and Escape in Auto
DAYTON, Ohio, April 4.—(fP)—Five robbers, masked and armed w:,:i
a machine gun. held up five bank employes of the Xenia Avenue branch
of the Union Trust Company and several customers, looted the bank
i vault of practically all of its cash and escaped with a sum estimated
at between $30,000 and $40,000 shortly after the bank opened for busi
( ness this morning.
Two of the men remained in an automobile in front of the bank while
! the other three entered and forced the bank employes and customers to
LONDON. April 4.—(£V-Italian
(demands for naval parity with
' France loomed again today as the
rock on which naval conference
hopes for a five-power limitation
treaty might be wrecked.
In the Italian camp the view was
reiterated that no recession from
the paritv-with-France principle
was possible. Simultaneously In
creasing Impatience was manifested
with Anglo-French negotiations for .
a new interpretation of the League
of Nations’ covenant and the Locar
no agreements.
The American delegation this af
ternoon tentatively engaged reser
vations to return home cm the Le
viathan April 22.

Salvation Army Man
Sought by Harlingen
(Special to The Herald.)
HARLINGEN. April 4—Efforts tc
bring Capt. Lawrence Monk bacx
to this city have been launched by
the chamber of commerce, which has
sent a communication to the Sal
vation Army district headquarters
asking for his return.
Capt. Monk has headed the Salva
tion army work for several years.
Another Producer
TYLER, April 4.—(VP>—The Van
oil field today had its eighteenth
producer. The Pure Oil company's
J. T. Thompson No. 2 came In yes
terday at a depth of 2.874 feet, mak
ing an estimated 10,000 to 12.000
barrels daily. It is two locations
southwest of the discovery well.
Gangster Falsified?
CHICAGO. April 4.—UP*—'The
government today claimed addition
al evidence in support of its conten
tion that "Scarface Al” Capone’s
income is "enormous” and that the
gang leader is guilty of falsifying
his income tax returns.
DALLAS. April 4.—MV-Acreage
reduction and production of better
grade cotton were two objectives for
the industry held up today before
members of the Texas Cotton Gin
iners Association in convention here. J
lie on the floor.
One of the robbers brought the
machine gun into the bank, while
his two companions held the em
ployes at bay.
After scooping up every bit of
available cash in the vault and what
was ly ing on the counters, the rob
bers escaped In the waiting ma
chine. .
Only $500, which was in one of
the drawers in a teller's cage, was
The banks has been robbed four
times with the past several years.
The loot ranged from $5,000 to $15,
000 in the other holdups.
CINCINNATI. April 4—<A*>—The
Reading bank was robbed of $9,000
today by four men armed with a
machine gun.
A grocer acroas the street saw the
robbers and opened fire on them.
The robbers immediately gave up
attempts to secure additional cur
rency. ran from the bank, returned
the grocer's fire with the machine
gur. and escaped in an automobile.
None of the shots took effect.
Two Men Shot
TAYLOR. April 4.—UPV-H. B
Joyce. 43, of Temple, and Otis E.
Woodnif. 22. of Oranger, were not
expected to live today as the result
of a shooting In the oil field near
Chapman City. The shooting oc
curred last night. Woodruff was
shot; then Joyce was said to have
turned the gun on himself. Joyce
was a cook In a restaurant, and
Woodruff was employed In the oil
field. __
Boy Missing in Fire
A boy was missing today and four
race horses were dead as a result
of a fire that destroyed bam num
ber eight of the Jefferson Park race
track here last night.
Jimmv ■Red” Mulligan, exercise
boy for the Jack Bishop stable, was
asleep in the bam when the fire
started. No one saw him escape.
Road Program
President Hcover today signed a
bill authorizing $125,000,000 annual
ly for a road building program of
thrAe years. ..
usiness Bureau
Pr be Is Sought
Chamber of Commerce Takes Up With Garner
Matter of Valley Information Found
In Detroit Pamphlet
Publicity guns of the Brownsville Chamber of Commerce today ara
trained on the Better Business Bureau of Detroit.
Statements of a pamphlet of that bureau, detrimental to the Valley,
la the basis of action, started some few days ago. by Secretary O. C.
Richardson, but Immediate action is precipitated today by the receipt
of a letter from the bureau saying it does not care to go into further
details of the matter. J
It was the purpose of the local chamber to correct what It considered
injurious and erroneous statements about the Valley, especially when
16,000 NAMES
Approximately 16.000 names have
been listed by census enumerators
in Cameron county, with 4,800 in
Brownsville alone, it la estimated.
This is from April 1st tip until the
present day.
Enumerators are expected to
average 100 names per day. and
12 men are working in Brownsville,
with 40 in Cameron county.
"The excellence of the Valley
climate is making oensus taking
difficult,” L. E. Bennett, census
chief, said Friday. “The weather is
so good that everyone is on wheels,
driving around and never at home."
Mr. Bennett asked that if pos
sible. to make dates with the en
umerators to facilitate taking a
swift and complete census.
The 203 enumerators in district
29 are working smoothly now, Mr.
Bennett disclosed Friday. The work
has geen checked, mistakes point
ed out, and with the initial prac
tice the men and women have had,
work is being done well.
“We have been troubled with re
signations, but after Monday this
will be eliminated." he explained.
"When the enumerators first signed
up. many didn't know what was
expected from them, and when they
had a little trouble at first, they
began to complain of all kinds of
physical ailments so they could
quit their Job6.
"Although it is specified that they
may not resign, there is nothing
we can do but substitute. We have
a large number on the waiting list,
and can fill In rapidly.”
Texas Society Meets
In Lubbock Saturday
LUBBOCK. April 4.—(JPh~ Five
hundred delegates from colleges of
the southwest are expected in Lub
bock tomorrow at the opening of a
two-day Joint meeting of the Inter
national Relations conference of the
West Texas Historical Association.
Hemingway Jones, executive sec
retary of the Carnegie endowment
for International peace and Dr.
Clyde E&gleton. assistant professor
of government of New York Univers
ity. will be principal speakers.
Others Include Bishop E. C. Sea
man of Amarillo. Mrs. Rachel Garza
Mav of Dallas. Co!. R. C. Smvthe
and Judge L. D. Kinder of Plain
Problems of international concern
to this country will be discussed.
Motorcycle Officer
Is Added to Force
Due to numerous traffic accidents
and the fact that 14th and 13th
streets are to be boulevarded In the
near future, a motorcycle traffic
officer has been added to the
Brownsville police department* P.
(Phln> Houghtaling was sworn In
the position Friday
The new officer is to work in the
outlying dlstriats. enforcing traffic
regulations. Particular attention is
to be paid to speeding failure to
observe stop sings and bad brakes
The new post was authorized by
the city manager.
Houghtaltng’s motorcycle has ar
rived and he is now on duty.
Final Cabbage Sale
May Total $100,000
(Special to The Herald.)
SAN BENITO. April 4—The last
hundred or more carloads of cab
bage out of the Valley will bring
the section a net return of around
$100,000. judging from the price )f
$75 to $80 a ton which was being
paid here today.
Cabbage has been going up
steadily since It took the drop some
time ago from $100 to $50 a ton
over a week-end.
There Is only a little over 100
carloads of cabbage left, shippers
Pickford, Baxter
Praised for Work
HOLLYWOOD. Calif, April 4.—
(/T*>—Mary Pickofrd and Warner
Baxter. In the estimation of their
co-workers, gave the best motion
picture performances in the year
ending July 31, 1929.
Miss Pickford was selected for
th# award because of her work in
the picture ‘'Coquette" and Baxter
for bis characterization in the plc
I turn "In Old Arizona."
.letters from the bureau said that
information was confidential mat
ter from a government expert.
Since the name of the person
giving the information has been re
fused in a letter from the bureau,
the Brownsville Chamber of Com
merce today is writing Representa
tive John N. Gamer asking If the
name of a government-paid man
giving presumably authentic inform
ation cannot be divulged.
Raaacas Under Fire
The entire correspondence of the
Detroit Better Business Bureau with
the local chamber is being forwarded
Mr. Gamer.
The pamDhlet of the bureau 1*
headed: "Texas Citrus Promotion*
—What ebout them?” "Facts, fig
ures and safeguards for the unini
tiated investor". It goes into details
of Valley lands offered for sale, a
number of which are held not true,
but one. listed under "hazards",
the Brownsville chamber takes spe
cial exceptions to.
This one, No. 5, reads: "It should
be borne In mind that land border
ing on resacas, that is. on natural
small rivulets filled with water,
possesses an increased hazard be
cause of possible poor drainage and
high water tables.” This. Mr. Rich
ardson save, needs no further ex
planation to Valley people.
In letter correspondence, the bu
reau takes The Brownsville Herald
to task for the publicity given the
matter, saying that newspapers are
notorious for misquoting people,
but adds that because Mr. Richard
son has permitted the statements
accredited to him, all dealing* in
the matter are closed.
Herald Right Again
Mr. Richardson said that the
publicity carried by The Here’d was
fundamentally correct, and that the
bureau representatives are now In
tending to draw into a shell In an
attempt to stop the whole matter.
He adds that Investigation before
making purchases should be made
by any purchaaer, wheher he buy
in Brownsville. Kalamazoo, Wiscon
sin or Detroit, but that erroneous
matter about any community should
not be printed and distributed con
cerning any community.
The name of the "government”
data gatherer was sought as the
first step to obtain a correction.
Now, with the Detroit Better Busi
ness Bureau refusing to correspond
further on the piatter, a new light
will be sought through congression
al representatives.
Exoneration Seen In
Charge of Drowning
HOUSTON. April 4—0ty— Three
men were at liberty under bonds of
$1,000 each today, apparently ex
onerated of responsibility for the
death of Albert Miller, 25; Joe
Scott. 32. and Peter McOee. 49.
negTO. drowned Monday night when
a motor boat sank In the San
Jacinto river here.
Eight hours after the filing of
complaints against R. H. Mahley,
Nick Oress. and W. D. Cunningham,
officers fcpvestlgattng apparently
abandoned the theory of foul play.
Officers yesterday indicated they
saw’ a possible jealousy motive In
the statements of two women which
had caused the men to be arrested.
Robbery Charged
SAN ANTONIO. April 4.—(A»>—
Hunt Watson, alias Ward Hunt,
faced a hearing today before Judge
R. B Minor of district court on
charges of robbing S. J. Woof ter.
cashier of the 8t. Anthony Hotel,
of more than $3,000. Woof ter was
held up and robbed 8unday morn
ing. Watson yesterday was return
ed' from Floresville where he had
been sent for safe keeping.
For Brownsville and the Valley:
Fair and warmer tonight; Saturday
fair or partly cloudy. Light to mod
erate southerly winds on the west
For East Texas: Fair tonight and
Saturday; warmer tonight- Light
to moderate easterly winds on the
coast becoming southerly.
daily river bulletin
There will be no material change
in the river during the next few
days. _ _
Flood Present 24-Br. 24-Hi
Stage Stage Chug Ram
Eagle Pass 18 1.9 0.0 .0t»
Laredo 27 —1.0 +0.1 -00
Rio Grande 21 2J 0.0 .00
Mission 22 3.9 *0 9 .12
San Benito 23 4.7 -0.7 .0C
Brownsville 18 0.4 -0.4 .00
High and low tide at Point Isa be
tomorrow, under normal meteorol
■ ogical conditions:
High . 11^8 P* m
Low .. 1 39 a. m
. Sunset today .
Sunrise tomorrow .. P*~)

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