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DEATH CAUSE Murder and Suicide of Two Women Startle Art Colony LAGUNA BEACH. Cal.. April 25— (JP)—Jealousy over aortal position was blamed by authorities here to day for the murder of Mrs. Doris Murray Palmer, an Artist formerly of Chicago, and the suicide of Mrs. Guy Bates Post, erstwhile musical comedy star and divorced wife of the noted actor. The bodies of the two women, reputed to have been “very close friends.” were found in Mrs. Palm er’s bungalow here yesterday. Mrs. Palmer, known as an artist and designer of scenery for the Laguna Beach playhouse, had been shot In the back. Mrs. Post’s body, with a bullet through the mouth and brain, was found lying on a revolver. In which two exploded j shells were discovered. Mrs. Post, known on the stage aa Adele Ritchie, was seen moving about the Palmer house an hour j before the bodies were found. Mrs. • Palmer was believed to have been slain early In the afternoon, within j 15 minutes of the time Mrs. Frsn- j els Berie. socially prominent here, had delivered an Invitation to a . luncheon that excluded Mrs. Post. | Jealousy Sheriff San Jemlgan said ne Be lieved the Invitation fanned the Jealousy between the two women into a frenzy that caused Mrs. Post to shoot Mrs. Palmer and then turn the pistol on herself. Mrs. Post last year was director of the annual Boy Scout benefit play at the playhouse here, spon sored by Harold McCormick, multi millionaire son of the late harvest er magnate of Chicago. Cyrus H. McCormick. This year Mrs. Palmer, because she designed the sets, was given the honor. The change in directors, their friends said, caused them to quar rel. Authorities said that when Mrs. Palmer was supervising a dress rehearsal of the play, Mrs. Post was heard to cay, "I'd like to shoot her” The play was to have opened last night, but the tragedy caused the theater to remain dark. Shot Through Back Mrs. Palmer was shot through the back, and ft was not known whether she was taken unawares. The bodies were found by Vemer Rush and Mrs. Kenneth Browne, who had gone to the Palmer home to return Mrs. Palmer’s pet dog that had been missing for several days. Mrs. Post, was 56 years old. She , married the actor In 1916 after a brilliant career on the stage Four months ago she obtained a divorce In Los Angeles. Mrs. Palmer, the former Doris Murray of Waukegan. II!.. was 32 years old and formerly was the wife of Dr. Clinton Foster Palmer of Cliicago. Both women were pro minent In the fashionable artist*’ colony here. Mrs. Palmer had lived here more than two years, and Mrs. Poet came to Laguna Beach shortly after the divorce to live with her mother in % luxurious home on Sunset Hill. Wrong Dog Tags Warning against the use of 1929 dog tags was issued by the police department Thursday. Officers state they have found Instances where dogs were vaccinat ed this year but have been given 1929 tags. They urge dog-owners to be cer tain that thev get 1930 tags from the phvsieian who does the vaccinating. Harlingen Chamber Plans for Luncheons (8pecial to The Herald.) HARLINGEN, April 25— Short and snappy luncheons once each i month to which the public will be invited are planned by the Har lingen Chamber oi Commerce. The first one will be held on May 1. The object of the gatherings is to acquaint the people of the city with the plans and accomplishments of the chamber of commerce and to allow them to get anything off their chests they want to. One limitation, however, it was announced, will be the strictly en forced—that Is against long-winded speeches. Any one who speaks more than three minutes will be ruled out of order. The organization hopes and be lieves the meeting, not only will be well attended, but that much good for the progress of Harlingen will result from this added oppor tunity to citizens to know more and talk more about their city. Meetings of the chamber of :om merce directors always have jeen open to the public. But the reg ular meeting time, at 7:15 o’clock each Wednesday night, it is be lieved more inconvfnlent than the noon hour. — Vet Compensation Bill Goes to Senate WASHINGTON. April 25.—(AV Much amended and attended by predictions of a presidential veto, the Johnson, or "Rannkin ’, bill to extend and Increase veterans’ com pensation was turned over to the Senate today by the house. The measure was approved by the latter branch of congress last night after Its author. Chairman Johnson of the Veterans Committee, had sought unsuccessfully to have it recommitted because of the many amendments that had been writ ten into the measure. The principal change in the vet erans compensation laws that would be effected by the measure is an extension until January 1. 1930, of the time limit on disabilities en titled to compensation. As passed by the house, veterans would receive financial aid from the government for all disabilities incurred up until that time. Mission Schools In Excellent Condition (Special to The Herald) MISSION. April 25—Schools here are in good condition. A report shows there are 1186 students en rolled. distributed as follows: Sen ior high school. 140; Junior high school 256: Wilson school 208: Roosevelt school. 582. During the past six weeks there was but one tardy with attendance at 96.16 per cent. In the senior high school 22 8 per cent of the seniors were on the honor roll; as were 13.5 per cent of the Juniors and 17.7 per cent of the sophomores. I heumatism? Quick relief from rheumatic pains without harm: n To relieve the worst rhenmaHe pain is a very easy matter. Bayer Aspirin will do it every time! It’s something you can always take. Genuine Aspirin tablets are harmless. Look for the Bayer Cross on each tablet BAYER ASPIRIN Tj CaU/By'cJ'Cumher Service, V* * ,*m» *•!#» */ Instantly Puts Every Valley0, Town as Close; as Your Telephone ^.-no matter what line of business you are in.'you can use this new service profitably. Just pick up the receiver. givet your number in any town and you are there, instantly \ ’More and more Valley business men are using this service to speed business and lower traveling costs. Are you too busy to leave your office? Do you dread a long ride? Is there an emergency? Is time import ant?, Is it desirable to save expense? Call-by Num ber Long Distance is the answer,v ^nearly any busi-^ ness transaction'can be made in person by telephone. Call-by-Number r*trj are 25^perjfeeirtMower than^aerson-to-persw * aerviee. VALLEY LABOR IS ABUNDANT Rio Grande Valley, Inc. In Meet Lays Plans For Future (Special to The Herald) SAN BENITO. April 25—The abundance of labor for harvesting of Valley vegetable crops and the virtual assurance that it will con tinue throughout the esason gen erally Is contributed to a large ex tent by growers here and elsewhere in the Valley to the efforts of the Rio Grand Valley, Inc. Meeting here Thursday for the first time since their charter for mally was granted, officials of the body made plans for carrying ahead this work and for doing everything possible to prevent the enactment of legislation which would further restrict Mexican immigration. The organization also perfected plans for an active membership drive between now and the next meeting which is set for May 29. John T. Lomax, president, San Be nito, presided at the meeting. Judge Lamar Gill, Raymondville. the or ganization's active manager, made an exhaustive report on activities. City Government To Be Installed May 5 (Special to The Herald.) SAN BENITO. April 25—Plans were begun Friday for the regular monthly meeting of the chamber of commerce on May 5 at which the new board of city government will be installed. Asa A. Agar to the only old member of the board who was re-elected. Those who will serve with him are: B. A. Epstein. J. A. Welch, J. Lee Hanchey, J. Scott Brown, M. J. Dodson and A. P. Powell. The directors who are re tiring are John T. Lomax, president, F. 8. Robertson and L. L. Zenor, vice presidents; E. H. Doans. J. B. Symonds, A. L. Harris. Ice Plant (Special to The Herald.) RIO HONDO. April 25—Founda tion _ for the large Ice factory and cofd’storage plant, to be known as the Rio Hando Ice Factory, has been laid. The structure is to be of white brick and tile. Chas. L. McClaskey is the contractor in charge. SION ERECTED.—The electric sign of the Postal Telegraph com pany on Levee street immediately in front of the El Jardin hotel was being installed Thursday morning preparatory to the official opening of the company's office here, which will occur soon, according to A. W. Reed, local manager. The sign Is several feet in size, with white let tering on a blue background. i STATIONS AND DEALERS .THROUGHOUT TOE SOUTHWEST J APRIL BANNER RAIL MONTH M. P. Official Finds Valley Business in Good Condition That business conditions general ly In the Rio Grande Valley are good was the opinion voiced here today by H. R. Safford. executive vice president of the Missouri Pacific Lines, who. with other of ficials, is In the Valley on a period ical Inspection tour. This opinion, Mr. Safford declared, is baaed on the volume of business moving by rail at this season. He predicted that business for this month would ex ceed that of any April In the his tory of the Valley. Arriving late Thursday Mr. Saf ford will spend much of Friday in Brownsville and the remainder of the day and Saturday in other sections calling up shippers md business men. With him on this trip are W. O. Choate, general manager; Horace Booth, general traffic manager, and Malory McDonald, special repre sentative of the executive depart ment. all of Houston, and O C. Kennedy, division superintendent, Kingsville. —. ' ... i i —i .. Starr County Meet Saturday Announced (Special to The Herald.) RIO GRANDE CITY. April 25— Four hundred Starr county children will meet here Saturday for the annual county meet, according to Mr*. E. Owen Scott, county super intendent. Students from It schools will pre sent a historical pageant, “The Gifts They Brought.” Mrs. Walter Weaver. Donna. Re gent of the Thomas Barlowe Chap ter D. A. R., win talk on "The His tory of Our Flag.” Mrs. F. Newell Water*, Weslaco, will sing a group of songs and Sup erintendent Scott will present the educational loan plan now under way for Starr county rural school graduates. CARD OF THANKS We wish to express our sincere appreciation to all persons who helped In finding the body of our dear son. Daniel Garda, and to the school children and other per sons who attended the funeral. Maria Silva de Garcia and family1 PRINCESS IN CONVENT LONDON. April 25.—UP)—The Dally Express today said that Prin cess Marie Louise, cousin of King George who recently returned from a trip to South America, was living an austere life in an Anglican con vent called "The House of Mercy” near Horbury. Yorkshire. -. 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