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| mf An of our work is roarantrrd. SYSTEMS FOB COVMTBY HOMES Enjoy City Comfort On Tks Farm Alamo Iron Works BrownsrlUo — Corona Chrtatl San Antonio — Houston THE VALLEY FIRST—FIRST IN THE VALLEY—LEASE D WIRE SERVICE OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS—(JP) I-J BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS, THURSDAY, APRIL 24, 1930 TWELVE PAGES TODAY 6e A COPY ... .... .. .........—. 1111 1 '--„ IN OUR 1 VALUEY *«■■■■ By CHARLES HALL HOW ABOtry IT? r “The whole purport of litera ture ... is the notation of the heart,’’ —Thornton Wilder, author. it "Love is an art that has to do with a certain kind of ability, a self-understood swinging together of body, soul and mind." —Count Hermann Keyserling "The ‘governing class' is now ahaorbed in the mass of the peo ple." —Premier Ramiay Mac Donald of England. "Restlessness and discontent are the first necessities of pro gress.” ( —Thomas A. Edison. ‘‘Prohibition is the lone .acvhievement of evangel ,’ical Christianity.” ^ —Heywood Broun, author. "Biography teaches us that character and will can transform the most ordinary material Into * great destiny* WwH the little business weather W cat come to town today to look over the situation in the Valley, he gets out his glasses and finds conditions generally clear in the Valley business. We is calm and collected but at the same time a sprightly little cuss and gives things as he finds them. So a good report Irom him is well worth while . The Inst thing he said ttn his interview [today was to be [sure and locate a meat packin g F—^^* tn\ plant in the Val--—-1 ley. “Bring more Clear |>ay rolls into the Valley, make of it a play place, make of it a deep wat fcr shipping place, then make it as beautiful as possible — and who can mention California or Florida except in a whisper. ’ f • • • mE went around and took a peek into the jail situation and here is the dope he brought back. ' -There are 182 prisoners in the Cameron county jail at present, with one insane person held at Har lingen. Of this 182 listed. 123 are federal prisoners. Prisoners await Eing being removed to the state [prison number 16, but the over crowded condition of the peniten ), try is keeping them here until they can be received ! Of the total incarcerated 8 are Insane. The federal government pays 60 cents a day for boarding its prison ers. Cameron county last year net ted about $8,000 profit from this source. I If a larger, or new jail. Is built |more federal prisoners will be board. - led. and the profits will help on the Ar inking fund. f . • • • PirHE little business indicator said AI that when he started on his M1 rounds of the jail situation he fcxpected to be met here and there ■ witn a storm oi ■ protest, because J additional taxes might be involv . ed But he says to be trying to 'help him furnish statistics, or ways \and means to help [OUt. _| When called on for a humane pur ,pose. he says the .people and the of 1-Stormy Ilcial" ? camer! 1 ^ on county respond ^nobly. and that he is sure the county commissioners will do some thing when they meet next Tues day. • • • HE added that he noticed Col. Sam Robertson gave the prisoners their exercise on the county roads, which was both good for them and good for the county. Many of the Cameron county prisoners are being-given their ex frcise that way these days and time Col. Robertson inaugurated a more, which has become sort of 4 habit. The only suggestion he Bias to make there is that they be be used some on the court house lagn. Work them on the grass and let them set out some palms to make it *, beautiful place I1" " • * • «E then turned his eyes down to ward the salt waters around Point Isabel and Boca Chlca feaid he wished dame nature would W along and , take back that ^aweed it wash ed up °n [shores Otherwise the bathing ts fin<? — unless one wSits until too Se these cool davs. « is in the /ter noons tha bathu« ^ “°®UJ ej£m has start Sr&s £ coo. comes and many people follow u hare those beaches are going to lined from the first of March £bm£c l»st September. At present It seems the port bill 1wdl be voted on in the house •bout Friday. But congress. JLincr a big body, and moving .inwLv. as all big bodies do. that should be surprised if it is ^ until the first of the week. 11 The engineer of this column the little cat for his visit ^ the information he brings. FATAL WRECK TRIAL OPENS HERE TODAY N e g 1 i gent Homicide Charged Henry Tompkins The trial of Henry Tompkins, charged with negligent homicide in connection with a wreck near Har lingen which resulted in the death of two Valley visitors, got under way in the Cameron county court at law before Judge John I. Kleiber. Tompkins was the driver of the truck which crashed with the car driven by Frank Reardon. Dallas security salesman. R. B. Hill and W. W. Martin, who were in the car with Reardon, died later as a result of the crash. According to the testimony, a light rain was falling at the time of the wreck. A car driven by John Chesh ire. njwspaper man. wras parked on the right hand side of the road traveling east. Tompkins was com ing east and the Reardon car west. Tompkins told of putting on his brakes to go around Cheshire's car when his wheels skidded, sliding him to the center of the road. The truck driver asserted at a preliminary hearing that his car was traveling about 12 miles an hour at the time of the crash. The trial was to be resumed at 1:30 p. m. Cheshire, also charged with negli gent homicide, was scheduled to be j tried at 2 p. m. I Patrol Testimony Opened at Capital WASHINGTON, April 24—</P>— Ogden Mills, under secretary of the treasury, stated before a house interstate commerce committee to day that the unified border patrol proposed by the law enforcement commission should be charged with enforcement of prohibition along the borders and preventing entry of all persons and merchandise over land and water borders except at ports of entry. Mills was the first witness at the hearings on the Wickers ham pro posal recommended to congress Jan uary 13 by President Hoover. Auto Dealers Plan Aid for Retailers FORT WORTH. April 24.—— Election of officers was on the pro gram today of the Texas Automo tive Association convention here, before adjournment. The association heard yesterday recommendations of B. B. Owen of Dallas, president, that automobile dealers should take concentrated ac tion to prevent overproduction -nd glutting of the automobile market j at the expense of retailers, and that dealers should work for higher gross profit on sale of new cars by in- ; sisting on a closer margin of trade- 1 in value on uaed cars. Immigration Study <Special to The Herald.? SAN BANITO. April 24—Rio Gran de 'Valley Inc., is in session here to day for the purpose of considering several phases of the immigration situation, the speeiar study of the organization. The labor status in the Valley will also be discussed, along with other business matters of the association. Valley Shipping Leads Last Year Total shipments of fruits and vegetables from the Lower Rio Grande Valley to date this sea son are 20,227 carloads, accord ing to today's vegetable bulletin issued by W. D. Googe of the U. 8. Market News Service. Of this movement 3979 cars were ; fruits and 16,248 cars vegetables. | On the same day last season, the Valley movement of these commodities consisted of 1729 fruit and 16462 vegetables, or a total 18,191 carloads. Cabbage leads all other commodities with a total of 4726 cars, while the total of mixed vegetables is re ported as 5039 carloads. MATAMOROS TO HAVE COLLEGE Modern Building Will House Agricultural School To Be Erected Governor F»ncisco Castellanos, Jr., of the State of Tamaulipas an nounced that within a short time Matamoros will have an agricultur al and trade school In his announcement. Governor Castellanos states that a modern building, provided with every neces sary facility and conveniences will be erected on the site of the old and historic "Colegio de San Juan" <St. John’s College.) According to information received in Matamoros. a faculty comprising the best professors in the state of Tamaulplas will be employed in the new Institution. Agriculture in all its branches will be taught in the new school. There will also be a department for busi ness administraton, mechanics, and an Industrial department. The school will follow in general the plans of a like institution now in operation at Ciudad Victoria, the state capital. The school will have experimental farming grounds, a complete equipment of farm ma chinery, models of industrial ma chines and tractors. The construction of the building that will house the new' Institution will get underway In a short time, according to Governor Castellanos. This school will be the only one of its kind on the border. Operation Fatal To San Benito Child SAN BENITO, April 24 —Marldee Woods, five-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Woods, residing near San Benito, is to be burled this afternoon in Mont Meta ceme tery, funeral services being held from Thompson’s mortuary chapel at 4 o'clock. The Rev. C. E. Marsh all. pastor of the Methodist church, will conduct rites. The child died at the home of her parents late yesterday after noon following an operation. £. H. Lovelace Dies In Mena, Arkansas L. H. Lovelace, son of Mrs. Harry Lovelace and brother of Mrs A. A. Hargrove of Brownsville, died Wed nesday night at 9:15 in Mena. Ark., according to advice received by rel atives here. F*s body is being sent to San Ange'io for burial. Mrs. Hargrove and Mrs. Lovelace are to leave tonight for San Angelo to attend the funeral services. Mrs. Lovelace resides here with her daughter. _ j Wisconsin Eyes on Valley — ■ Packing Company Coming When Plant Is Completed: Salesman Defends Area * "" (Special to The Herald.) HARLINGEN. April 24.—Heartened by the apparent decision o! Gov ernor Kohler of Wisconsin and Governor Moody of Texas to bury the hatchet of the Valley land controversy, one of the largest packing con- j cems of Wisconsin, the Hormal Packing company, has announced i^s plans to move to Harlingen as soon as its cold storage plant is completed. Central Power and Light company is now engaged in construction of the plant, winch is to have 100-car capacity. Further encouragement in the smoothing out of difficulties with Wis FOUR BURN Flames Trap Family When Home Is Destroyed BOONVILLE. N. Y.. April 24.—<*) —Four persons were burned to death and a fifth was missing in a fire which destroyed the large colonial home of Bert Cronk. coal dealer, here today. Mr. and Mrs. Cronk and Mrs. Paul Anni and her young daughter died in the flames. Anni was missing. * Clifford, young son of the Cronks. leaped from a window to safety. He was suffering from effects of the smoke. Cronk was found in the dining room and his wife in a doorway leading from that room. Mrs. Anni and her grandchild were burned to death In their bed. The house was enveloped in flames when the firemen arrived. Secretaries Meet (Special to The Herald.) WESLACO. April 24— Valley chamber of commerce secretaries are to gather here Friday night for their regular meeting. Several important business mat ters are to come before the body for discussion and consideration. It consin is seen m the report here that George P. Utley, vice-president and general manager of the Harsh and Chapline Shoe company of Wisconsin, wrote a letter to Gov ern Kohler following a visit to the Valley, defending this section. "I spent some *lme in the Valley," Mr. Utley wrote the Badger govern or. “and my observation is that splendid opportunities exist in the Valley with no greater hazards from an investment standpoint than are found in any other section. There is no disputing the fact that hand some profits are being realized by citrus growers, as well as vegetable and truck raisers in the section. From my understanding, there is a good supply of water, and by irri gation projects, and concrete lining of all major feed ditches, the sup ply is to be conserved and a big saving of water now lost through seepage will be effected. "My trip to Texas was in the in terest of our company." Mr Utley further advised the governor, "and not for the purpose of meddling In any controversy. However, in jus tice to the manufacturers of Wis consin, I felt that an uninterested party's opinion, such as I have giv en you. might be of interest." Mr. Utley wrote tliat he found Texas merchants slow to buy Wis consin goods, but that they did not absolutely refuse to do so. He was in Texas three weeks with his sales men. and spent most of his time <n i the Valley interviewing merchants. COUNTING THE DEAD IN MORGUE Row upon row of bodies of convicts who were bur ned to death or suffocated in their cells are shown here in a temporary morgue at Ohio State Peniten tiary. Convicts who escaped with their lives are shown in the background. V V as V V V V V U ■ ■■ ■ - - . - • • T* * • • • • 1 Order Fire Extinguishers After 318 Perish in Blaze COLUMBUS, O, April 24.—(£•)—While additional bodies were being re leased to sorrowing relatives of prisoners who died in the Ohio Peniten tiary fire, state officials joined today in a determination to leave nothing undone to prevent recurrence of the catastrophe which claimed 318 lives. Without waiting to find the cause of the fire, officials, led by Gov ernor Myers Y. Cooper, started consideration of plans to relieve crowded conditions at the old prison. One step toward this, the governor In dicated after a conference with his cabinet and Warden Preston E. KOHLER SKIRTS j VALLEY TRIP Valley Visit Is Countered With Suggestion Of St. Louis Meet — AUSTIN. April 24——Texas and i Wisconsin have new differences. Oovernor Walter Kohler of Wis consin has suggested to Governor Moody that their respective com mittees to adjust differences exist ing over Wisconsin's Texas realty ban meet in St. Louis, "an interme diate and neutral point.’’ Governor Moody wants the Wisconsin repre-1 sentatives to come to Texas and the ; Rio Grande Valley for a lirst hand inspection of the lands, some oi which the Wisconsin state realty board would bar from the market in that state. "St. Louis is a long way from the Valley.” Governor Moody said. "I cannot see that anything would be accomplished in a meeting there. We were under the impression the committees were to travel in the Rio Grande Valley to appraise the productivity of lands there.” PORT BUI WASHINGTON. April 24—<yP»— Representatives of six middle and northwestern states agreed today to support a move to strike out the Erie Oswego canal project when the Omnibus rivers and harbors bill is take;i up in the house tomorrow. If this motion fails.the group will seek to have the entire measure carrying about $110,000,000 for rivet and harbor development, referred back to the committee for ehmina- j lion of the Erie canal provision. ' which would authorize the federal government to take over that pro- j ject from New York State. Search Opens For Woman’s Attackers HOUSTON. April 24.—Police searched today for two young men after a 28-year-old waitress report ed to police she had been kidnaped at the point of a pistol and attack ed. The woman said she was mar ried and the mother of three child ren. She said she had quit work about 8 p. m., yesterday and was waiting for a bus. “A car drove up with two men m it,” she said ‘‘One jumped out with a pistol in his hand and said: ‘‘Don't make a move or I’ll blow your brains out.” “The other man called out to grab me and put me in the car.” She said the men drove to a wooded section where they assault ed her. They then drove to a bus line and threw her out. I Summer School Here Announced by Gotke The Brownsville public schools * will conduct a summer school dur-1 ing the corning summer, according to G. W. Gotke, superintendent. Work will be given in college, high school, and junior high school sub jects. Mr. Gotke explained. “Anyone interested in the sum mer school should direct their com munications to Mrs. Del Perkins, registrar of the junior college and high school.” he said. Before the Crash. Insure Rio Grande Valley Trust Co.—Adv. i Thomas, will be the transfer of short term convicts to the London prison farm. The program also calls for speedy completion of two new cell blocks at the penitentiary as well as re building of the fire-swept G and H houses in which last Monday's fire had its origin. Rescue Delayed Despite several manifestations of unrest, it was believed extra guards would be withdrawn within a few days. A group of prisoners work Ohio Prisoners Mutiny COLUMBUS, Ohio, April 24.— : Ph—Two thousand Ohio Peni tentiary convicts in the "White City” idle house caused great disturbance in the prison today when they sent up a mighty shout to be released from the t cages. They threatened to kill all the guards unless the cage doors were opened at once. ing on a coal house caused a stir early today when they deserted their post and roamed about the prison court. They were returned to their jobs While the states investigation has brought forth various individu al opinions, it has failed thus far to reveal how the fire started. Most of the witnesses before the board of Inquiry devoted their testimony ' to suggestions as to how more of the prisoners might have been res cued from their locked cells. These included a statement by A. E. Nice, chief of the Columbus fire depart ment, that none would have perish ed had the prisoners been released as soon as the fire was discovered. He charged that rescue efforts were delayed by guards inside the walls. Extinguishers Ordered Following testimony by Warden Thomas that no fire protection was provided at the cell blocks, state Welfare Director H H. Griswold announced extinguishers had been ordered placed in the cell houses. As an extra precaution, he said, guards would be placed in the top tiers. ! Opinions as to the fire's cause continued to be contradictory, some witnesses laying it to defective wir ing and others saying the blaze started in a room bare of wires. Governor Cooper let it be known he was satisfied with Warden Thomas' handling of the situation during and after the fire and in dicated no change in the prison's administrative personnel was plan ned. Two Escape Injury In Harlingen Crash HARLINGEN. April 24.—Two men escaped with only slight injuries this; morning when their cars col lided on the highway four miles west of Harlingen, between Harlin gen and La ferta. J. O. Stocks, crossing the high way. and T. J. Wallace, driving west on the road, met In a broad side crash which destroyed Stocks' automobile, but he was only bruis ed and shaken up. Hospital treat ment was not necessary. Wallace was also uninjured, and his car escaped serious damage Stocks lives near the scene of thf accident, and Mr. Wallace re sides four miles west of Harlingen. Valley Contractor Gets McLennan Road AUSTIN. April 24—fflPV-The state highway commission today had fin ished one of the most extensive meetings in recent months in which contracts totaling $3,089,942 were awarded and delegations from 36 counties were heard. In the lot was: McLennan county, highway 31. 13.5 miles grading, drainage, small structures. W. W. Vann, Mercedes. $97,307.13. JAIL QUESTION MEET SUBJECT County Commissioners To Go Into Matter At Tuesday Session The matter of a new jail for Cameron county, or enlarging the present prison, because of the over crowded conditions, will be present ed to the next meeting of the county commissioners court, Judge Oscar C. Dancy said this afternoon. “The county commissioners are nearly all agreed that something should be done about tfye present state of affairs, he said, the big question with that body, being how to get about it. Action on such a move should be unanimous before we proceed. “It seems that no money will be available for such a purpose until next fall, but when the commission ers meet and study the situation, if a quicker way presents itself, it Is my idea that the commissioners will adopt It. “Personally, I favor a new Jail," said Judge Dancy. "At present the attempt to separate young prison ers from hardened criminals mostly results in permitting the younger persons to roam about downstairs. “The fact that asylums are so full that they cannot immediately take those adjudged Insane causes us to have to house those unfortun ates with our prisoners. This some times forces us to put them in overcrowded quarters. “I have a plan, which after the fifth million dollar bond issue Is sold, may work out to solve our Jail problem.” British Dirigible Slightly Damaged LONDON, April 24—</P)—It was reported from Cardington that the huge British dirigible R-100 was damaged while being brought out of her shed today, one of her star board fins catching against the side of the shed and buckling slightly. It was stated that authorities were considering whether she should be taken back to her shed. The R-100, scheduled to make a flight to Canada next month, was tr’:en from her shed this morning in order to make a test flight pre liminary to her Canadian voyage. Plans for the flight today were abandoned. Quicksand Claims Screaming Farmer CONROE. April 24.—(JP)—James Brown. 23. farmer, was dead to day, having been smothered to death when he was buried beneath a cave-in of quicksand while dig ging at the bottom df a well on his fathers farm near here. The ac cident occurred yesterday and though his father and other persons working at the top of the well cast him a rope, it slipped from the youth's hands. He disappeared, screaming, under the murky waters and sand. BORDER TOWNS ASK FREE ZONE Mexican Government Asked by Chambers Of Commerce to Pass American Goods Free of Duty to River Cities By OSCAR J. DE CASTILLO In a letter addresed to the Matamoroa Chamber of Commerce and received today, the Ciudad Juarez chamber asks the local chamber to Join in lte movement in securing a ‘free zone' for the border cities. In the letter it is stated that all of the towns on the Mexican side of the Rio Grande are sponsoring the movement, as well as chambers of com and the towns along the bortrrr in their development. By a ‘free zone’ is meant that all articles to be imported from the United States Into Mexico KIWANIS TOLD TEXAS HISTORY Davenport Addresses Club On Battles of Alamo And San Jacinto Harbert Davenport, local attorney, was the principal speaker at the Kiwanis club luncheon Thursday at El Jardin hotel. Mr. Davenport has made a com prehensive study of early Texas history, and spoke at length of the battles of the Alamo and San Jacin to. He spoke of the events leading to the war of Texas independence. Several visitors were present at the Thursday meeting, these Includ ing Chas. R. Price. Kenton, O.; Homer R. Maxwell, Harlingen; T. F. Horan, Onionta, N. Y.; and C. G. Thornton. Harlingen. Travis Jennings made a report on the street lightning work, and stat ed that two companies had submit ted bids. One company offered a bid for $35,000, and the second firm gave four bids, ranging In price from $40,000 to $49,000. It was decid ed to present the figures to the city commission immediately. Fire Chief Inspects City Fire Hazards An inspection of all business houses is being made today by Fire Chief T. P. Serran, and all fire hazards are being pointed out to the owners. Inflamable materials such as trash, papers, and oil soaked ma terials are being warned against. Owners and occupants are asked to destroy or move such materials that form dangerous fire hazards • Fewer fires in Brownsville'* is the assumed slogan. Eddie Valente and Johnny Walk er, with the Central fire station, are assisting Fire Chief Serran in his investigation. Business houses along Elizabeth street were inspected Thursday morning, and the work will con tinue until all stores and structures are completely listed and investi gated. It was said. Vacant lots will also be cleaned. Tariff Report Will Go to House First WASHINGTON, April 24-<iP,— Congressional republican leaders de cided at a breakfast conference with President Hoover today to have the house first consider the conference report on the tariff bill. The report will be ready next Tuesday, but will not be taken up m the house until a week from today. The White House conference was | called at the request of the house and senate leaders. The only purpose was to discuss procedure on the tariff bill. It was said later at the White House and there was no discussion of rates or administrative provisions of the complex and voluminous bill. Libel Suit to Jury DALLAS April 24.—(JP\—The libel suit of Hiram Wesley Evans, Im perial Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan. against The Austin American went to the jury today. Damages of $150,000 were ‘sought by Dr. Evans, who charged The American libeled him through publication of parts of the speech delivered by Gen. M. M. Crane be fore the Democratic State conven tion In Austin in 1924. Published List of Gangland Shows All for Al, Al for All CHICAGO, April 24.—(AV-Who's hoodlum in Chicago was published today. With Alfonse Capone, Scarfaced overlord of gangland, named first, the Chicago Crime commission pre pared a list of 28 notorious gang sters, gunmen and racketeers who “are constantly in conflict with the law." Edited by Frank F. Loesch, pres ident of the crime body and a mem ber of President Hoover's Law En forcement commission, the list was sent to city, county and federal law enforcement agencies with a reminder that "these men are public enemies and should be treat ed accordingly." Leaders of every gangland faction were named. There was George (Bugs) Moran, heir to thl North Side mob hustled together by Dion O'Banion; "Polack Joe" Saltis. stockyards district chieftain; Frank ie Lake and Terry Druggan, origin al beer barons of Chicago and Joe Aiello, last of the once-powerful: Aiello West Side clan. The Crime Commission's action, : it was said, was resultant of the ; recent report that all of Chicago's gangs had merged under the wing , of Capone and that the slogan of , the underworld would be "all for A1 and A1 for all." To this, Loesch. the veteran crime crusader, answer ed: "All for Law, and Law for All.” In a footnote to the list. Loesch explained "treated accordingly" as meaning “vigilant watchfulness and arrests: court action: deportation of criminal aliens: investigation of personal property tax payments and of the status of their realty hold ings and taxes: Inquiries as to in come taxes: raids on their dlsorder derly houses, gambling halls, night clubs and dog tracks: Inquiry as to their political affiliations and publi cation of the facts; publication of business and residence addresses, business affiliations, banking con nections and other interests.” will enter the country free of duty, but they are not to be taken Into the Interior of the Republic. Articles that are taken to the in terior of the Republic must pay the regular duties. Many border cities are undeveloped because of the high price occasioned by the heavy du ties placed on articles. People of means are able to enjoy the com forts of life, but those unable to pay the high prices asked for com modities must go without them By having a ‘free zone’ Matamoros, Reynoea. Rio Rico, Ciudad Mler, Nuevo Laredo, Piedras Negras and all the other border towns would greatly develop. To the American cities, those located on the north ern banks of the Rio Grande, the free zone’ means more trade with their sister towns, more stock turn over, greater faculties for trade and consequent prosperity. How The Zone Works In the days when Poflrio Diaz first became president and dictator of Mexico, ‘‘El CaudUlo,” (Hie Leader) as he was known, estab lished a ‘free zone’ from Bagdad, the extinct border city on the mouth of the historic Rio Grande, to TiaJuana and Ensenada in Low er California. During Diaz’s regime, goods were admitted duty free to the Mexican border cities, armed patrols being always on duty outside of the ‘free zone’ limits to see that no smug gling took place. A cordon of sol diers from the Gulf of Mexico to the Pacific ocean was always on duty. The free zone was abolish ed. however, due to the large smug gling activities that developed, mainly due to the lack of commu nication facilities, making it easy for smuggling bands to operate New System Adopted A system has already been work ed out, and in case the free zone system is implanted by the Mexi can government, the system wUl be put into effect. Motorcycle patrols along the principal highways, mounted armed patrols, flying’ squadrons of sol diers and a vast flotilla of airplanes will be used to curb smugglers. Radio stations wU be installed in all of the border cities, air planes will be equipped with radios, as will the motorcycle and mounted pa trols. A strict vigilance wUl be ob served and with all the modern means of communication at its dis posal. and with an efficient admin istration the Mexican government expects no trouble in establishing and maintaining the ‘free zone’ £hat ‘El CaudUlo” tried unsuccess fully to perfect. A petition for the establishment of the ‘free zone’ wUl be sent to President Pascual Ortiz Rubio next week and an early reply is expected. Negro Is Lynched By South Carolina Mob WALHALLA. S. C., April 24—0P> -Allen Green, 50-year-old negro, way lynched today by a masked mob that dragged him from the Oconee county jail, tied him to a tree and riddled his body with bullets. Sheriff John Thomas was struck a heavy blow on the head when he resisted the mob. He was taken to Anderson to determine if his skull was fractured. Green was charged with attack ing an 18-year-old white girl. He was arrested Sunday. The next day he was given a preliminary hearing and ordered held in Jail without bond for trial in court of general sessions. Eus$ne Thomas. 21-year-old son of the sheriff, said the mob gather ed outside the Jail about midnight last night. Leaders aroused the of ficer and his son and demanded the negro. ! WEATHER j For Brownsville and the Valley: Mostly cloudy and somewhat un settled tonight and Friday, possibly with local showers; not much change in temperature. For East Texas; Cloudy tonight and Friday; probably showers In west portion Friday. Light to moderate easterly to southerly winds on the coast. DAILY RIVER BULLETIN The river will continue to fall slowly from Mission down during the next few days. Flood Present 34-Hr. 34-Hr. Stage Stage Cbng. Bain Eagle Pass 16 1,5 0.0 .00 Laredo 27 -1.3 -0.1 35 Rio Grande 21 3.1 -0.4 .00 Mission 22 3.7 -04 .00 San Benito 23 7 8 -1 2 .00 Brownsville 18 3.0 -08 .00 TIDE TABLE High and low tide at Point Isabel tomorrow’, under normal meteoro logical conditions: High . 1:29 a. m.; 1:44 p. m. Low. 7:50 a. m.; 8:14 p. m. MISCELLANEOUS DATA Sunset today . 6:58 Sunrise tomorrow . 5 $®